WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 26, 2022
Hello, Country School Families,
Lots going on around school this week! There is a Safety Forum on Tuesday evening (details below). Back-to-School Night is this Thursday, September 29; you’ll find details below on the schedule for the evening. Picture Day is this Friday, September 30. And the WEEFC Fall Fundraiser is this Saturday, October 1; bidding on the online auction starts tomorrow!
We are often asked about the difference between PTO and WEEFC; please see the info below that explains the differences between the two critical organizations. WEEFC and your donations bolster the curriculum by providing resources that fall outside the school budget. We hope you will consider bidding on some amazing auction items. Instructions below!
We also include the latest back-to-school announcements. For more school updates, please subscribe to the Country School calendar. And don’t forget to follow CS on Instagram for general updates and photos!
See you at Back-to-School Night!
Tuesday, 9/27 – Safety Forum on ALICE Drills
Thursday, 9/29 – Back-to-School Night
Friday, 9/30 – Picture Day
Saturday, 10/1 – WEEFC Fall Fundraiser
Wednesday, 10/5 – No School | Yom Kippur
Monday, 10/10 – No School | Columbus Day/Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Wednesday, 10/12 – Early Release Day
Wednesday, 10/19 – No Kindergarten
Wednesday, 10/26 – Early Release Day – Conferences
Friday, 10/28 – Trunk-or-Treat
WEEFC FALL FUNDRAISER AUCTION
WEEFC Fall Fundraiser Auction bidding starts tomorrow!
We’re excited to share the complete program of live and silent auction items for your viewing pleasure. Bidding opens for the silent auction on the event website on Monday, September 26, at 10am. Not attending the event? Click “sign-in” in the upper right-hand corner to register as a non-attendee, which allows you to bid remotely on silent auction items. If you’d like to be assigned a proxy bidder for live items, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAFETY FORUM ON ALICE DRILLS
Families from all WPS schools are invited to a safety forum this Tuesday to learn more about ALICE active shooter drills, which will be run in each Weston school during the year. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. The forum will be facilitated by Erin Maguire, Principal of Country School; Phil Oates, Assistant Principal of Weston Middle School; and Drew Gribbons, School Resource Officer, Weston Police.
September 27th at 7pm in the APC at Weston Middle School
CS Back-to-School Night: Thursday, September 29
5:45 – 6:00 or 7:05 – 7:20 – Meet the Student Service Team (Special Ed, Intervention, Etc.)
6:00 – 6:40 – Grade 2 – Grade 3 (Classrooms)
6:45 – 7:00 – Principal Welcome (Cafeteria)
7:05 – 7:45 – Preschool – Grade 1 (Classrooms)
6:15 – 7:15 – Art, Library, Music, PE and Spanish Teachers will be in their spaces
RESPONSIVE HOME WORKSHOP
Amy Kelly will be offering the Responsive Home Workshop several times over the course of the fall, and we hope that one of these dates and times will work for you. It will be the same content at each of the sessions. Feel free to attend any of the sessions, regardless of your school. Please consider inviting your friends, too!
Workshops will take place in the Case House Large Conference Room, 89 Wellesley St.
Friday, September 30th 9:00am-10:30am
Thursday, October 13th 6:00pm-7:30pm
Wednesday, November 2nd 9:00am-10:30am
COUNTRY SCHOOL COUNCIL
Country School has two open positions for the School Council. This is a two-year term and we are looking for parents interested in joining. Meetings are held once a month, typically the third Wednesday, from 2:45-3:45.
School Council Elections will run from October 11 to October 14.
SCHOOL LUNCH MONITORS NEEDED
Country School needs lunch monitors!! We are now looking for parent volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please sign up. Monitors are needed daily from 11:15-1:00. Please take as many slots as possible. How fun to get to see your kids in action at school! All volunteers need to go to the school office to fill out a CORI form a few days before their volunteer day. Mrs. Maguire has put together some Lunch Monitor Guidelines for our volunteers. Please take a look before your first volunteer shift. Thank you!
Friday, October 28 – 4:30-6:00 – Field School Parking Lot
We are thrilled to welcome back the elementary school Trunk-or-Treat this year! Stay tuned for more information on the return of this spooktacular K-5 tradition, including volunteer opportunities!
WESTON ELEMENTARY T-SHIRTS
This year, the PTO is selling Weston Elementary t-shirts for all three elementary schools. It includes a map of Case Campus on the back. You can order them here. The cost is $25 per shirt. They are heather gray and sizes are unisex (they do run slightly small). Money from sales will go towards teacher appreciation events.