CS PTO Update

Hello, Country School Families,

Last week was a short, but busy week at school. We want to say thank you to everyone who donated to the Bristol Lodge food drive. Our 2nd graders did an amazing job sorting and counting the donations and we surpassed our goal with over 1,500 items donated!

Our CS community also sent Mr. Kelly off to retirement in style. The students and teachers celebrated him at their all school meeting.

We also treated our teachers to some pie to show our gratitude for all they do!

Please see below for this week’s updates.

For more school updates, please subscribe to the Country School calendar and check out our school website. And don’t forget to follow CS on Instagram for general updates and photos!

Have a great week!

Best regards, Jessie & Jess CS PTO Co-Chairs

jessiegrasshoff@gmail.com

jesstessa@gmail.com

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IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Thursday, 12/1 – Reading, Fundations & Heggerty Curriculum Forum (Field School)
  • Thursday, 12/1 – Conversations with HRS
  • Wednesday, 12/7 – Early Release Day
  • Thursday, 12/8 – Tech and Libraries Curriculum Forum (Field School)
  • Thursday, 12/15 – Writing Curriculum Forum (Country)
  • Thursday, 12/22 – CS Winter Concert
  • Friday, 12/23 – Country CARES Cookie Collaboration
  • Thursday, 1/26 – Elementary Global Diversity Fair

AUTHOR VISIT

On Tuesday, November 29, award-winning scientist and non-fiction author Loree Griffin Burns will visit Country and Woodland Schools. Loree will engage all kindergarten classes in the school libraries through her Tools of A Science Writer program. Loree’s books are available for purchase and signing through Wellesley Books. The deadline for ordering is Wednesday, November 30. Please reach out to Dr. Erickson or Emma Kwon with any questions. Many thanks to WEEFC and the PTO Performing Artists and Authors Committee for sponsoring this program!

CONVERSATIONS WITH HRS (HUMAN RELATIONS SERVICE)

Thursday, December 1st at 7pm. The Weston PTO presents: Conversations with HRS about child and teen mental health issues in Weston. The United States is facing a national emergency when it comes to teen mental health. Curious about the main issues therapists are treating and trends they are seeing in Weston and neighboring towns? Join us Thursday, December 1st at 7pm for a conversation with Lindsay Steinsieck, Psy.D and Kristen Aberle, Psy.D about what issues HRS are seeing. RSVP Kat Wilberton: kwilberton@yahoo.com or Marian Johnson: marian.b.johnson@gmail.com for location details.

GLOBAL DIVERSITY FAIR – SIGN UP THIS WEEK! 

Thursday, January 26th – 5:30-7:00 PM. We hope you will save the date and consider getting involved in the much-anticipated return of the Elementary Global Diversity Fair. We are looking for volunteers to (1) host a booth representing a culture, country, or region; this is the heart of our multicultural fair. Feel free to partner with other members of the elementary community with whom you share a culture, country, or region to co-host a booth! We are also looking for volunteers to (2) coordinate and/or perform music, dance or performances. This event relies on the help of volunteers, so please consider participating. An email and Sign-Up will be sent out via Room Parents early this week so please keep an eye on your inbox!

COUNTRY CARES ANNUAL COOKIE COLLABORATION 

Save the date – December 23rd. Our annual cookie collaboration is back! We plan to send our teachers off on winter break with lots of sweet treats. We will be sending out a sign-up genius soon for volunteers to help make/purchase cookies.

REMINDER – WINTER GEAR FOR SCHOOL 

As the weather changes, it is important that your child brings the appropriate winter gear to school. Students should bring a hat, pair of gloves and a heavy winter coat. If there is snow, students should wear winter boots with a change of shoes and snow pants. We will be going outside unless it is pouring or freezing (real feel below 20 degrees.) It is also a good idea for students to leave an extra pair of socks in school because often the grass we play on is wet.

CS LUNCH MONITOR SIGN-UP

Country School needs lunch monitors!! We are now looking for parent volunteers. We have added more slots for November and December. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this sign up. Monitors are needed daily from 11:15-1. Please take as many slots as possible. How fun to get to see your kids in action at school!!

DISTRICT CURRICULUM FORUMS

You are invited to upcoming forums for families about each curriculum used in grades K-5. Goals of these forums include 1) sharing more details with you about each curriculum, and 2) hearing from you in person about each curriculum. These events are scheduled around the subject area rather than grade level or school. While forums will take place at each school, each elementary grade subject curriculum will be discussed grouped by topic, and families are welcome to attend multiple forums over the coming months.  You don’t need to sign up ahead of time to attend a curriculum forum. If you cannot attend the forums, please email questions for the forums in advance to Superintendent@weston.org. All forums will be live streamed via Zoom webinar and Zoom links will be shared closer to each event.

Click here for more information or see information below.

  • December 1 – Reading, Fundations & Heggerty (at Field School Cafe)
  • December 8 – Tech and Libraries (at Field School, Innovation lab)
  • December 15 – Writing (at Country School)