Dear Field School families,
We hope you had a great summer and are looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year! As the PTO Co-Chairs for Field School, we wanted to welcome and update you on some helpful back-to-school information.
We hope you are as excited as we are for the year ahead! We plan to be in touch weekly during the year (via direct email or room parent emails) to update families on the latest Field School announcements. New this year – all WPS families will receive the PTO newsletter, Westword, which will include individual school and district-wide information.
Please reach out if you have any questions or anything else that may cross your mind. We love hearing from you! PTO is in the process of updating our distribution lists, so please let us know of any issues, such as a spouse who still needs to receive our communications. Thanks for your patience as we get up and running for this school year.
Below are the FS PTO announcements and reminders for the upcoming week.
- Volunteer Opportunities at Field School
- Class Lists
- Important Field School Dates
- Helpful Field School Links
- A little about us
- WPS Health Form
- PTO Welcome Back Ice Cream Social
- WEEFC Fall Fundraiser
- Weston PTO, join or renew today!
- PTO Weston Welcome Ambassador Program
Enjoy the rest of your summer!
Field School PTO Co-Chairs
1. Volunteering at Field School:
If you are interested in serving as a Room Parent for your child’s class this year, please let us know by completing this Google Form, and we will follow up. Families can also use the form to indicate interest in the Field School Green Team, PTO New Family Engagement Program, and Field School Council. More information about each job is available on the form.
2. Class Lists:
You should have received your child’s classroom assignment via email on Wednesday, and it is also available in the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. Teachers will reach out with specific classroom information. Click HERE to access Dr. Green’s 8/23 welcome email.
In the coming weeks, room parents will create and distribute class lists to each class. To assist this process, we urge families to fill out the following form, and we will share it with room parents:
Please complete one per student and fill out as much or as little information as you prefer; room parents will reach out for the remaining information once school starts.
3. Important Field School Dates:
- Thursday, August 31: Student classroom visits 9-10am, parents welcome
- Thursday, August 31: Back to School Ice Cream Social with Kona Ice, 3-5pm at Field School (more below)
- Tuesday, September 5th: First day of school for 4th and 5th graders
- Thursday, September 14: Welcome Coffee for 4th and 5th families, 9am
- Thursday, September 21: 4th Grade & New Family Coffee, 9am
- Monday, September 25: No school (Yom Kippur)
- Wednesday, September 27: FS Back to School Night, 5:30-7:30pm
- Saturday, September 30: WEEFC Fall Fundraiser, 7pm on the FS Field.
4. Helpful Field School Links:
-Follow us on Instagram @WestonFieldSchool for fun Field School-related photos and information!
-Field School Calendar. Remember to click “subscribe” if you want to add it to the calendar on your device.
-Field School Lunch Menu.
–Field School News and updates on the WPS website. All FS PTO announcement emails are posted here as well.
–PTO Directory. A helpful tool for all families and a perk of PTO membership! There is a great app too 🙂
5. A little about us
My family has lived in Weston for eight years. My husband, Pete, and I have four children: three boys at WPS and one future Wildcat. Will and Cutler will both be at Field this year in fifth and fourth grades, and Witt will be in first grade this year at Country. Our daughter, Tilly, just turned two and can’t wait to resume her role as FS PTO mascot, terrorizing FS events, roaming the hallways, and high-fiving all her Field buddies. I served as a PTO Co-Chair at Country for two years, and this will be my second year as a PTO Co-Chair at Field. I loved getting to know so many of you last year through Field PTO, and I’m looking forward to a great year ahead at FS!
I have lived in Weston for 6 years with my husband Peter and our 9 year old daughter, Lyla who is entering 4th grade. I could not be more excited about the next two years! I look forward to connecting with all of you, and being a part of the amazing community that is Field School!
6. Health Form:
7. PTO Welcome Back Ice Cream Social
The Weston PTO invites all Elementary School families to join us on Thursday, August 31st, from 3-5pm for our Back-to-School Kona Ice Truck Social on the Field School playground. Come enjoy Kona Ice with new and old friends as we celebrate the start of the school year! This is a wonderful opportunity for new families in Weston to meet friends and for existing families to reconnect with old friends. Please contact Stacy Gilman, Michelle Raymond, or Anisha Palmer with any questions.
8. WEEFC Fall Fundraiser!
On Saturday, September 30, the Weston Education Enrichment Foundation Committee (WEEFC) will be hosting a fall celebration to raise funds for enrichment programming at all five Weston Public Schools. This outdoor, tented event will take place on the Field School field and feature food trucks, live music, and an auction. Visit the event website for more details, and be sure to follow along on Instagram for event updates and info on what WEEFC is doing in our schools.
9. Weston PTO – Join or Renew!
PTO membership provides parents and guardians the opportunity to express interest in helping out with a variety of events that happen throughout the school year. PTO membership does not require volunteer time, but the hope is that all families in the District will choose to join or renew their membership to support the work the PTO does in our schools on behalf of our children, faculty, staff, administration, and you, our parents and guardians! Your PTO membership also offers access to an online directory so you can connect with other families in your child(ren)’s school(s). PTO membership also keeps you informed about special events, volunteer opportunities, or other important information to keep you up-to-speed on what’s happening! JOIN HERE!
10. PTO Weston Welcome Ambassador Program
New to the Weston Public Schools?
If you are new to the Weston Public Schools and would like to be connected with a current Field School 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 sign-up here: New to WPS – Ambassador Request and we 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, Binbin and Lisa who will connect you with both a Weston-based family and a Boston-based family.
Weston Welcome Ambassadors – SIGN-UP
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 certain 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 Field School, please consider becoming a Weston Welcome Ambassador. It is fun, impactful and strengthens our wonderful community! If interested, please sign-up here: Weston Welcome Ambassador Sign-up.