We would like to take this opportunity to let you know of an exciting new initiative in the Weston Public Schools. As part of our Title III grant, we have been able to hire four Bilingual Family Outreach Liaisons for our largest language groups here in Weston: Mandarin, Korean, and Spanish. These liaisons provide families with district-wide and school-specific information while simultaneously facilitating the exchange of information to better meet the needs of all families and students. Below is a list of the liaisons, their contact information, their role in the district, their respective language, and the school/s they will oversee:
|Language||School(s) of Responsibility|
|Enid De Castro||Decastroe@weston.org||High School Guidance Administrative Assistant||Spanish||Entire district|
|Jiyoung Park||Parkj@weston.org||Speech Language Pathologist at Country and Woodland||Korean||Entire district|
|Ma Ya Tao||Taom@weston.org||High School Mandarin teacher||Mandarin||Woodland, Country, and Field Schools|
|Te Lai (Light)||Lait@weston.org||Middle School Mandarin teacher||Mandarin||Middle and High Schools|
In the next week, the liaisons will be inviting language groups to a short meeting in early March as an opportunity for families to get to know each other and for the liaison to learn more about community needs.
If you have any questions or if we can help support this process in any way, please let us know.
Tamar Jeniski, MS/HS ELE Teacher
Martha Bakken, Student Services Director
Dr. Kimo Carter, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning