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posted 6/5/2020

Class of 2023 COVID-19 Book Fundraiser for GBFB

Dear Class of 2023 Parents and Guardians,

We hope this email finds you and your loved ones remain healthy and safe. Below, please find the message that the Class 2023 Student Government would like to share with you. 

As always, please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns. We always welcome your feedback. 

Warm Regards,

Cindy Murtha Tanny & Mai Luo

Class of 2023 Parent Advisors

2023Weston@gmail.com

Hi Parents, Guardians-

School From Home, social distancing, inability to see friends in person and participate in after school activities- and racial tensions- are changing students’ lives. In these times, we thought it would be good to create something meaningful together.

Class of 2023: Life During the Pandemic is a collaborative book by WHS 9th graders with original writing, artwork and photographs that give a snapshot of students’ lives during this time. 100% of net proceeds from the book goes to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Please support our efforts by encouraging your student to contribute writing, art or photo with caption by Monday, 6/8, and by donating now through Weston WebTrac.

$10 donation or more: thank you for making this book possible in the credits

$25 donation or more: thank you for making this book possible in the credits and a PDF of the Class of 2023: Life During the Pandemic  

$50 donation or more: thank you for making this book possible in the credits, a PDF and a printed book of the Class of 2023: Life During the Pandemic

FYI- Every dollar to the GBFB supplies three meals, including fresh produce, to people in need. A 100-page softcover trade book (8″x10″) with economy color printing, 30 books minimum = $8.89 (7.64/book plus 1.25 shipping); greater discount when ordering more books.

Tentative timeline:

Monday, 6/8 – Extended deadline for writing, art or photo submission

Week of 6/8 – Proofread submissions

Week of 6/15 – Create PDF for book publication

Week of 6/22 – Book production takes 4-5 business days, 7-11 days for shipping

Here is a video that we made about the book fundraiser.

Thanks,

Class of 2023 Officers

Theo Luu, President

Grace Kirk, Vice-President

Matthew Korbin, Treasurer

Haven Trodden, Secretary

Student Council Representatives

Caroline Curley

Sofia Desio

Coco Kouyoumjian

Shreya Mehta

Henrik Stjernfeldt

Elle Sumsion

posted 5/7/2020

Building Stronger Connections

Dear Class of 2023 Parents and Guardians,

We hope this email finds you and your loved ones healthy and safe. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Life as we knew has changed dramatically. Connection to community has never been more important, as we practice social distancing by staying home. The Class of 2023 Student Government/Student Council has been working hard to foster creativity and connection to help us all grow stronger together. Below are highlights of the projects they have initiated.

  1.   Class Officers/Student Council meetings

Class Officers and Parent Advisors usually meet once a week at WHS to plan and carry out social events, community service, and fundraising activities. Since late March, we have been doing Zoom virtual meetings with Class Offices and Student Council to continue the discussions almost every week.

  1.   Book Publishing

The Class of 2023 is planning to create a book with writings and art work titled Class of 2023: Life During the Pandemic. Students may choose to have their first and last name or initials listed as author/artist. The book will be available for the WHS community to purchase as an ebook or printed book with 100% of the profits going to their chosen charity, the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB). This creative idea has been supported by their English teachers and the announcement will be made soon. Please encourage your students to participate in this great project.

  1. Virtual discussions of class assignments

This project started since the first week of school at home and the schedule is posted on “2023whatif Instagram” as below:

Math – Tuesdays; contact Theo/Nick

Programing – Wednesdays; contact Theo 

English – Thursdays; contact Julia Cheston

  1. Project Zoom/ Musical Conversations

Students play/talk music with senior residents in Weston. First concert was held on March 8th and the next one is scheduled for Friday, May 8th at 6pm (tomorrow!). This is an informal, intergenerational gathering. If your 9th grader is interested in participating in future Project Zooms, they can contact the Class president/project organizer Theo Luu.

  1. Volunteers to shop/deliver groceries to senior residents in our community

Thanks to Shreya Mehta and her family’s generous help for two senior residents at Brook School Apartments. If you would like to lend a hand, please reach out to the Class Officers.

  1. Climate Art Shoes

Class 2023 has received a WEEFC grant and donations of Vans white slip-on for the project. Students interested in creating climate art on Vans should contact the Class Officers.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your support of the students, their resiliency and initiatives for staying connected during this challenging time. Together, we will get through this and come out stronger!  As always, please let us know if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns. We always welcome your feedback.

Warm Regards,

Cindy Murtha Tanny & Mai Luo

Class of 2023 Parent Advisors

2023Weston@gmail.com

Leadership

freshman class officers

Class Officers

President
Theo Luu
Vice President Grace Kirk
Secretary Haven Trodden
Treasurer Matthew Korbin
Student Advisory Council Rep Coco Kouyoumjian

Faculty Advisors Thea Ruggiano and Jeff Diaz
Parent Advisors Cindy Tanny, Mao Lao
High School PTO Lisa Green, Chair

Gail Palmer, Co-Chair