Dear Woodland Families,
Welcome to week 23. Lots of good stuff is happening at Woodland and around our community. See below.
- Thursday, February 9: Elementary Coding Night | 5:30-7:30 pm | Woodland School Cafeteria & Gym
- Saturday, February 11: BWMPO John Hudson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser | 2:00pm | Register In Advance
- Wednesday, February 15: Incoming Kindergarten Information Night | 6:30 – 7:30pm | Country School
- Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24: February Break
Community Events & Fundraisers
Elementary Coding Night
The Weston PTO STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) Council is hosting a Coding Night for elementary school families in the Woodland Cafeteria and Gym this 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. Most activities require a personal or school issued device. Students in Grades 2-5 have the option to bring home their classroom Chromebook if they have submitted the WPS User Agreement. Students in Grades K-1 can bring a personal laptop, Chromebook, or iPad or just participate in the analog stations. Please reach out with questions to BJ Grattan – firstname.lastname@example.org.
BWMPO John Hudson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser
The BWMPO (Boston Weston METCO Parents Organization), in collaboration with HS Academic Liaison, Tanaja Jordan, cordially invites you to our virtual John Hudson Memorial Scholarship fundraiser. Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 11 at 2:00 pm, submit your payment via Venmo @BWMPO1, and register via the flier.
This year’s presentation will feature METCO high school students and is entitled “Reflections of METCO Students: High School Student Perspectives.” The conversation promises to be informative and engaging. We urge you to be a part of the discussion and to continue it well beyond this event. Tickets are $30 per household. Payment via Venmo @BWMPO1. Reserve your “seat” today by clicking “register” on the flyer! Advance registration is required. You don’t want to miss this event! For questions, please contact Keitrice Johnson at email@example.com or our treasurer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to seeing your face and hearing your voice!
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!
Show Your Love for Weston Public Schools!
WEEFC funds make it possible for our schools to access innovative resources that elevate our children’s learning experience at an average historical rate of $100 per student. Our Show Your Love fundraising campaign is underway, and every gift counts—regardless of size. Our year-long goal is to engage 100% of WPS families, and to sweeten the deal, we’ll be tracking donors by school through February 28. The school with the largest percentage of participation will win a visit from the Kona Ice Truck. So share the love, and get giving by clicking here!
WHS Class of 2024 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser
The Weston High School Class of 2024 Krispy Kreme fundraiser is back! Help support the Class of 2024 by buying a box of Krispy Kreme donuts! All donuts will be the original glazed flavor, and each box of a dozen donuts is $12. There is no limit to how many each person can order. Pick-up will be at Weston High School’s main entrance on Monday, March 6 from 3:15-5:00 pm. The order form will close on Monday, February 27, so get your orders in soon by clicking here! Thank you for your support.
Stock the Teacher’s Lounge! On Valentine’s Day we are going to stock and decorate the teacher’s lounge! Thank you so much to all of you that have already done such an amazing job with the Amazon wishlist! We have a few more decorative things If you would like to participate – please check out our Amazon wishlist and signup genius.
Winter Snow Gear Needed at Woodland School:
Woodland school is asking for donations of snow gear to keep in the health office for kids that may have forgotten their warm clothes or are in need of clothing. If you have snow pants size 6,7,8,10, snow boots sizes 12-3, extra gloves and/or hats, please send them in to Nurse Sudmeyer.
Weston/Lincoln Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
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. 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
Join the PTO Board!
Woodland Co-Chair Needed for 2023-2024 Year!
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! Nominations are due 2/17.
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
- Community Outreach
- Performing Artists & Authors Committee
- STEM Committee
- Family Engagement
- Parent Education
- 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, email@example.com, 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.
Have a great week!
Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant
Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs