CS PTO Updates October 4, 2021

Dear Country School Families,

Below are the PTO announcements and reminders for the upcoming week.

This week, you will find information on:

  1. HALLOWEEKEND DRIVE-IN MOVIE! Tickets go on sale 10/6! Flyer Attached🧛 🎃 👻

  2. NEW CS Spirit Gear Online Shop!

  3. Upcoming Dates

  4. Country School Council – final week to submit a candidate statement!

  5. Weston Welcome Ambassadors

  6. WEEFC’s Principal for a Day

  7. Weston METCO Fruit Fundraiser

  8. Covid-19 Testing Program Enrollment & information

  9. Seeking PTO Creative Arts Committee Volunteers

  10. Please Join the PTO

Best,

Taylor & Jessie

taylor.mcintire@me.com

jessiegrasshoff@gmail.com

**********************************

Country School PTO Announcements for the week of October 4 – October 8, 2021

1. Halloweekend Drive-In Movie 🧛 🎃 👻

Join your fellow Country, Woodland, and Field School families for a Halloweekend Drive-In movie showing of Hotel Transylvania on Saturday, October 23 at in the Weston High School student parking lot (closest to Rt. 30/Wellesley St. intersection). Gates will open at 5:45pm via the HS Main Entrance, and the movie will begin at 6:30pm.  Come in your best Halloween pajamas or a cozy costume if you like!  Cost is $40 per vehicle, and tickets are available through Eventbright beginning Wednesday, October 6 at 10:00am using the following link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-halloweekend-drive-in-movie-tickets-183905565497

Space is limited so get your tickets early!  BYO (nut-free) treats, as no refreshments will be served at this event.  In the event of rain, tickets will be exchanged for a rain date TBA.  All elementary families are welcome to participate regardless of ability to pay, please contact your school principal for financial assistance.

We hope to see you at this spook-tacular, school-spirited event! Flyer Attached.

2. NEW COUNTRY SCHOOL GEAR!

Click here to see our new gear! Stock up, show your Country Pride, and get ready for Spirit Days!

You will be able to order gear from now until October 15th. After that, the store will be closed, and all items will be shipped directly to you or delivered to CS. We will not be able to accept orders after October 15th, so be sure to order today! We would love to have all of our students participate and have Country School gear for Spirit Days! If anyone needs financial assistance, please reach out to Erin Maguire.

We also have our *NEW* car magnets, stickers, frisbees, hats, and reusable bags! Click here to see our back-to-school inventory with pics, prices, and email us to order.

3. Upcoming Dates:

  • NO SCHOOL Monday, October 11th.

  • HALLOWEEKEND DRIVE-IN MOVIE – Saturday, October 23rd

4. Country School Council

Last week for submissions! We have ONE open seat for a two-year term. If interested in running for School Council, please send a candidate statement by OCTOBER 8th to Taylor McIntire & Jessie Grasshoff. Elections will run from October 12-15, and we will send candidate statements with a link to vote in early October.

5. Weston Welcome Ambassadors – SIGN-UP

The PTO has a new program. When your family first started in the Weston Public Schools, did you wish you could reach out to a current parent to ask your big and small school-related questions, get advice on where to find specific activities for your kids, or how to get involved in the schools and/or town? If you would like to help welcome a new family to WPS, please consider becoming a Weston Welcome Ambassador. It is fun, impactful, and strengthens our wonderful community! If interested, please email Kirstin Schena (kirstin_gollop@hotmail.com) and Erika McAuliffe (erikam.mcauliffe@gmail.com).

Similarly, if you are new to the Weston Public Schools and would like to be connected with a current WPS family with similarly aged children who can help you with your big and small questions about school, after school activities, and anything in-between, please email Kirstin Schena (kirstin_gollop@hotmail.com) and Erika McAuliffe (erikam.mcauliffe@gmail.com). They will pair you with a Weston Welcome Ambassador. For those in the METCO program who are new to the Weston Public Schools, this program is in addition to the Family Friends program, so please reach out to Kirstin and Erika. They will connect you with both a Weston-based family and a Boston-based family.

6. WEEFC’s Principal for a Day

Enter your Country student for a chance to be PRINCIPAL FOR A DAY! Click here through 10/15 to buy 2 chances for $10, 5 for $20, or 15 for $50. One winner per elementary school will be drawn in mid-October, and all funds collected will be used to support enrichment programs in our schools. All elementary students are welcome to participate, regardless of their ability to donate. Please email weefc02493@gmail.com for financial assistance.

7. Weston METCO Fruit Fundraiser

The Weston METCO Fruit Sale Fundraiser is back! 100% of the proceeds raised go to help support Weston High School METCO Student Activities. Just click here or the link below to log on to our group fruit sale website. We will begin accepting orders on October 4th, 2021. If you would like to pay by cash or check, please contact Maureen Cabral at 781-786-5850 or CabralM@weston.org.

https://freshfruitorder.org/WestonMetcoFruit/Organizations/LandingPage.aspx

8. Covid-19 Testing Program Information & Registration

Let’s help keep Country School safe! Please take a moment to complete BOTH one-time registrations.

If you have not already registered your student(s) for testing through Project Beacon, please click here to do so now. You will need to create an account, and if you already have an account, you will still need to set up a profile for each student. After you sign up and log in for Country School, please use the code CASPCR.

Pooled Testing through CIC will begin in the coming weeks and continue throughout the year, so please also be sure to follow these directions to register your student(s) with CIC.

Registration is quick and easy, as is the testing itself. The weekly test only takes less than a minute out of your child’s day, and kids who participated last year enjoyed it! Questions? Contact gaynorj@weston.org.

9. Seeking PTO Creative Arts Committee Volunteers!

Weston PTO is looking for new members to join the Creative Arts Committee. We bring professional performing artists and authors to the students of Weston.  Programs are funded through the generosity of WEEFC and the Weston PTO.  Members collaborate with teachers and administrators to select performing artists and authors that support and enhance curriculum, as well as provide enriching art experiences.

There are different levels of engagement, and volunteers should expect to commit between 2-5 hours per month as a committee member. Responsibilities include attending monthly meetings to share ideas and resources, attending previews of performers at local schools and showcases, and acting as liaison to Weston schools to book artists.

Please contact Heidi Estrada (heidifestrada@gmail.com) for more information.

10. Please Join the Weston PTO

Please consider joining the Weston PTO or renewing your membership for the 2021-2022 school year if you haven’t already!

PTO members receive exclusive access to a mobile directory app and a weekly email newsletter with school updates and community events. PTO enriches our students, connects parents, and creates a community. Volunteering is not required, but much needed and appreciated!

To join or renew, visit: https://westonpto.membershiptoolkit.com/

Please contact Michelle Raymond and Allison King, PTO 2021-22 Membership Chairs, if you have any questions, at ptowestonmembership@gmail.com.

Follow us on Instagram! @CountrySchool

Halloween Drive in