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Weston PTO and WEEFC In-School Field Trip
Thanks to Weston PTO Creative Arts, WEEFC, and the Weston Middle School, Weston sixth graders kicked off their first year of Middle School with their very own Artist in Residence, Raul Gonzalez (Raul the 3rd), an award-winning illustrator of graphic novels, artist, and educator.  The students worked with Raul the 3rd in small workshops to explore themes of finding their own voice and character through the medium of comic books.  Raul emphasized finding inspiration through observation of their personal environment while using the simple tools of pencil, pen and paper.
Raul won a prestigious ALA Pura Belpré Award this past June for his second book in his “Lowriders in Space” series.  This recognition is presented to a Latino or Latina writer and illustrator whose work best portrays the Latino cultural experience in a work of literature for children or youth.  He is currently working on the third book in the series and showed the students examples of how the work progresses from rough drawings to finished pages. 
This is Raul’s third year working with Weston sixth graders.  This year the Middle School’s Sixth Grade Team created an in-school field trip around his September 8th visit.  It was a wonderful opportunity for students to learn new arttechniques and strategies from a respected artist, and for teachers to connect with the students while the students are familiarizing themselves with navigating their new school.  Thank you to PTO Creative Arts, the WEEFC Board and donors, and the Middle School team for this amazing day! 

In case you missed the September 14, 2017  WHS PTO “411 Forum” here is the video link to the presentation

   

Weston PTO President’s Message

Welcome to the new Weston PTO website! We are excited about the upcoming school year and look forward to continuing the important work we do for our school community, which includes keeping parents informed and connected. Our site becoming part of the WPS site not only reflects our collaborative partnership with the schools, but will allow our members to more easily access information from the new site and tools, such as the electronic school calendar. The PTO is an all-volunteer, parent-run organization serving our WPS pre k-12 school community. We encourage all WPS families to join/renew now for the 2017-18 school year by clicking the Join/Renew Now button below. It is never too late to get involved so please when renewing/joining, don’t forget to sign up for the many volunteer opportunities available in each of the schools! To stay informed, please check back here often and follow the Weston PTO on Facebook. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Attia LinnardPTO President


It isn’t too late to join the PTO for the 2017-18 school year. 

Please join or renew today!  

We encourage all parents to join as members to support the important work the PTO does for our children, parents and schools. If you would like to volunteer in the schools, you can indicate your interests during registration.

For any membership questions, please contact Jen Betty or Linda O’Connor, our 2017-18 PTO Membership Chairs.

Join us for the next PTO meeting on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 9am in the large conference room at Case House.  All are welcome!

All meetings listed below are at Case House at 9am unless noted.

October 11, * November 8, January 10, February 14, March 14,  April 11, May 9

*Our November 8th meeting is our joint meeting with the Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization and will be held in the Weston Middle School Library from 7pm-9pm.

           

Contact Us
Weston Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Case House
89 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Attia Linnard, PTO President
For any membership questions, please contact Jen Betty or Linda O’Connor, our 2017-18 PTO Membership Chairs.
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About the Weston PTO

The Weston Public Schools Parent Teacher Organization (Weston PTO) is an all-volunteer, parent-run, non-profit organization committed to enhancing and enriching the education of our children and fostering a sense of community within our schools. We seek to keep parents connected and informed by facilitating a closer relationship between school and home and serving as the communication link between the two. At the heart of our mission is a commitment to strengthen the Weston Public Schools’ capacity to provide the highest quality education possible for all students.

Our annual budget is raised solely through membership dues. We urge all families with children attending the Weston Public Schools to join as PTO members each school year. Each membership helps augment our children’s school experience and supports our educators in fulfilling their vision.

Parent involvement is a fundamental part of what makes a school community rich and robust. We take great pride in the strength of our PTO and encourage you to learn more about our programs and get involved in any of the many volunteer opportunities that work with your interests and schedule. Please read our full Mission Statement.

PTO Newsletter

Want more information or regular updates about what’s happening in the Weston schools and community?  PTO provides members with a subscription to our weekly newsletter Westword.

Westword is published each Wednesday during the school year and sent via email. Announcements must be submitted to westword@weston.org no later than 3pm on the Thursday before to be included.

Creative Arts Committee Meeting Dates

All meetings are on the first Thursday of the month, 9am, small conference room, Case House:
October 5th
November 2nd
December 7th
January 4th
February 1st
March 1st
April 5th
May 3rd

Please contact

Michelle Callanan if you have any questions:

mikkicalla@gmail.com