CS PTO Update
Hello, Country School Families,
Do you ever wish it was you sending out these weekly emails? Want to work with a small group of fun and dedicated parents to celebrate Country School? You’re in luck! We are looking for a Country School Co-Chair for next year! Please see below for more information about joining the PTO Board for next school year.
We also look forward to seeing all of you at the Global Diversity Fair on Thursday. This is going to be an amazing community event with over 30 different countries and cultures represented. You don’t want to miss it.
Please see below for the latest updates.
Have a great week! Best regards, Jessie & Jess CS PTO Co-Chairs
Thursday, 1/26 – Elementary Global Diversity Fair
Wednesday, 2/1 – Early Release Day
Thursday, 2/9 – Elementary Coding Night
Wednesday, 2/15 – Incoming Kindergarten Information Night
Monday, 2/20 – Friday, 2/24 – No School | February Break
PTO BOARD POSITIONS
The PTO is looking for volunteers to be on the board for next school year. There are a variety of open positions available, see below for the complete list. You can see the position descriptions here.
One available position is the Country School Co-Chair. If you have any interest in this, please reach out to Jessie & Jess. 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 besides sending out these weekly emails! It is a great way to get more involved with the school and get to know all the faculty, staff and other parent volunteers. As School Chair, you have a unique opportunity to work closely with Mrs. Maguire 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.
If you have any interest in this position, or any other on the board, please reach out to us our Nancy Trodden, the nominating Committee Chair. We would love to have you be a part of the PTO! All nominations are due by February 17,2023.
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, SEPAC
ELEMENTARY GLOBAL DIVERSITY FAIR
Thursday, January 26th – 5:30-7:00 PM
Join the Weston Elementary community on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Field School Gym and Cafeteria for the long-awaited return of the Global Diversity Fair! We look forward to welcoming our elementary families to this open house style event (siblings welcome), which will feature booths and performances representing a culture, country, or region. Come learn more and celebrate the global diversity represented within the Field, Country, and Woodland School communities; sample delicious foods, participate in engaging activities and demonstrations, and even bring home a souvenir of your world journey! Please reach out to your school PTO Chairs and Event Chair, Catalina Salebe, at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. We hope to see you there!
ELEMENTARY CODING NIGHT
Thursday, February 9th – 5:30-7:30
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 must 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 here if interested or email Alison King email@example.com, Mark McKnight firstname.lastname@example.org, BJ Grattan email@example.com, or Stephanie Mazitschek firstname.lastname@example.org.
INCOMING KINDERGARTEN INFORMATION NIGHT
Wednesday, February 15th – 6:30-7:30
Administrators, teachers, and parents will present information about our Kindergarten
program. During this event, we will also share with you the registration and screening
process and give detailed information about our online sign-ups. The forum will be held
from 6:30-7:30 pm in the Country School Cafetorium.
All children who reside in Weston and who are five years old on or before September 1, 2023 are eligible for registration. Please help us get the word out to families with Incoming Kindergarteners!
CS LUNCH MONITOR SIGN-UP
Country School needs lunch monitors!! We are now looking for parent volunteers. We have added more slots for January, February and March. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out this 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!!