WS PTO Update

Dear Woodland Families,

Thank you to all of you that attended or volunteered at the Global Diversity Fair last week. It was so wonderful to see such a great turnout from our Weston Community. If you have not already done so, please visit our instagram page to see photos from the evening!

As Valentine’s Day approaches, we wanted to say a special Happy Valentine’s Day to our teachers and staff by stocking the lounge with lots of yummy treats. If you would like to participate, either by donating goodies or volunteering to set up the space, please check out the signup genius.

We have an exciting volunteer opportunity for next year! If you have any interest in the Woodland School co-chair position for next school year, please reach out to Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant. We are happy to meet and chat with anyone who is interested in learning about what this position entails. There are so many great aspects to being a school chair! It is a great way to get more involved with the faculty, staff and other parent volunteers. As school chair, you have a unique opportunity to work closely with Mr. Dimen and plan amazing community events. We also work very closely with the other elementary school chairs to plan these events and appreciations, making it much more fun and easy!

Important Dates: 

  • Wednesday, February 1: Early Release Day | 11:30 am
  • Thursday, February 9: Elementary Coding Night | 5:30-7:30 pm | Woodland School Cafeteria & Gym
  • Wednesday, February 15: Incoming Kindergarten Information Night | 6:30 – 7:30pm | Country School
  • Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24: February Break


Elementary Coding Night: The Weston PTO STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Council will be hosting a Coding Night for elementary school families in the Woodland Cafeteria and Gym on Thursday, February 9 from 5:30-7:30 pm. Earn prizes by completing various coding games and challenges!  No coding experience necessary.  Children are required to be accompanied by an adult.  More details to come as the date approaches.

The PTO STEM Council is looking for volunteers to help set-up/break-down the event and facilitate moving children through the various activity tables.  Volunteer roles will vary from “no coding experience” to “some coding experience” required.  Please sign up at here if interested or email Alison King,  Mark McKnight, BJ Grattan, or Stephanie Mazitschek

Incoming Kindergarten Information Night: If you have an incoming Kindergartener for the Fall of 2023, Save the Date! Administrators, teachers and parents will present information about the Weston Kindergarten program. During this event, they will also share the registration and screening process and give detailed information about online sign-ups. The forum will be from 6:30-7:30pm in the Country School Cafetorium. If you know any incoming Kindergarteners, please help us spread the word!

Other Nominations for 2023-2024 Weston PTO Board: Are you looking to get more involved in the schools and the community in other ways as well? The Nominating Committee for the Weston PTO Board is accepting nominations for open positions for the 2023-2024 PTO Board. Open positions include:

  • Vice President
  • Co-Chairs at Woodland, Country, Field, Middle School and High School
  • Communications
  • Directory
  • Community Outreach
  • Performing Artists & Authors Committee
  • STEM Committee
  • Family Engagement
  • Membership
  • Parent Education
  • Westword
  • Green Team
  • For a list of positions and descriptions, please click here. If you are interested in serving on the Board or know someone who might be and would like to nominate him/her, please email Nancy Trodden,, Nominating Committee Chair. Please feel free to reach out to anyone on the board to learn more about all the fun we have and the many ways the PTO supports our kids, our schools, and our community.  All nominations are due to the Nominating Committee by February 17, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Donations Needed: Please consider donating to the Weston/Lincoln Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This organization provides food and emergency financial assistance to residents of Weston and Lincoln. We are helping them with a food and goods drive. Students can bring in donations to put in a box in the lobby starting this week. They are in need of:

  • Non-dairy shelf stable milks: almond, oat, rice
  • Alternative nut butters: almond, cashew, soy
  • Vegetable and olive oils
  • Condiments, spices, mayonnaise
  • Ethnic foods: soy sauce, ramen, taco kits
  • Near East rice pilaf, couscous
  • Knorr quick meals
  • Paper goods: paper towels, toilet paper

Have a great week!

Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant

Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs