Weekly PTO Update

Dear Woodland School families,

The Woodland School Spirit Store is Now Open! The 2022 Fall Spirit Store is ready for business. The school store will remain open through the first week of November. Get your gear for spirit days or purchase some fun gifts for the holidays!

Woodland School Fall Picnic: Don’t forget the Woodland School Picnic is this Thursday at 4:30pm! BYO Picnic and join us on the Woodland School field (near the playground) from 4:30-6:30pm. This is an informal family event so kids and grownups are all welcome.

BWMPO/PTO “Meet Me Halfway” Parents’ Night Out: Enjoy a night out at Trillium in Canton on Saturday, October 15th from 6:00-8:00pm.  Tickets are $20 per person to cover food costs, but beverages should be purchased independently.  Please RSVP here by Wednesday, October 12th.

Woodland Parents Night Out! Come gather with fellow Woodland parents at our upcoming adult only Parent Community Night Out – Wednesday, October 19th from 6-9pm at Lookout Farm in Natick. $25pp will go towards appetizers and drink tickets. RSVP via this link by October 14th and Venmo @Emily-Malenfant with Parents Night Out in the notes. Please note that your RSVP will not be valid until payment is received. Thank you to the Mofenson Family for hosting! Funding available to cover ticket prices if needed – please reach out to Emily Malenfant.

Woodland School Council: We have our candidates, thank you! The district will be sending out election forms so please be on the lookout and vote. School Council elections will run from October 11th to October 14th.

Trunk of Treat! You should have received an email from your child’s Room Parents last week, regarding the much-anticipated return of Trunk or Treat! This community event was beloved in pre-pandemic days so we are thrilled to welcome it back. Join us on Friday, October 28 from 4:30-6pm in the Field School parking lot. Trunk or Treat is open to PreK-5 students from all three elementary schools and their families. Parents, please note that this is not a drop-off event and that all children need to be accompanied by an adult. It is our goal to make this event safe, inclusive, and fun for all of our families. Only NUT FREE food items will be allowed.  Trunk or Treat relies on the help of volunteers so we encourage you to sign up if you are able to do so!  This is a really fun way to get your whole family involved, or you might consider partnering with a friend. Please see the email sent out by your Room Parents last week for more information, or you can click to access the Event Flyers and Trunk or Treat Reference Sheet. You can also access the event sign-up here.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF: One of our school district’s projects each year has been to collect money on Halloween for UNICEF. Like last year, UNICEF is not providing the orange collection boxes for children to take door-to-door. However, Weston students can still Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF!  Donations can be made quickly and easily by clicking here between now and November 2 to contribute to our Weston Elementary Schools fundraising page.  Your donation will help UNICEF deliver health care and immunizations, safe water and sanitation, nutrition, education and emergency relief to millions of children around the world. Please reach out to Stacy Gilman at stacysimon21@gmail.com with any questions.

Elementary Curriculum Forum Series: Curriculum forums will run from mid-October through mid-December. Each forum will present one or more curricular areas across K-5 with opportunities for parents/caregivers to ask questions and give feedback. You can click here for more information.

Responsive Home: Amy Kelly, Director of Equity and Professional Learning, will now be leading a workshop called the Responsive Home. You will learn more about the philosophy behind Responsive Classrooms and learn useful tips for creating a “Responsive Home” including – positive language, family meeting, house rules, logical consequences, and interactive modeling. Please click here to sign up

METCO Dismissal Pad Fundraiser: The Dismissal Notepad Fundraiser is back! click the link to order the Dismissal Pads. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Weston METCO Family Friends. The deadline for ordering is October 21, 2022.

One order includes 4 (50 sheets per pad) notepads. Click here to see a mockup of the pads. For questions, please contact Nancy Fournier, fourniern@weston.org

Have a great week!

Best,

Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant

Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs

____________________

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 12: Early Dismissal | 11:30am

  • Thursday, October 13: Math Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Country School

  • Thursday, October 13: Woodland School Fall Picnic | 4:30-6:30pm | Woodland School

  • Thursday, October 13: Responsive Home Workshop | 6:00-7:30pm | Case House Large Conference Room

  • Saturday, October 15: BWMPO Parents Night Out | 6-8pm | Trillium, Canton | RVSP

  • Wednesday, October 19: Parents Night Out | 6-9pm | Lookout Farm, Natick | RSVP

  • Wednesday, October 26: Early Dismissal | 11:30am

  • Thursday, October 27: Science/Social Studies Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Field School

  • Friday, October 28: Trunk or Treat | 4:30-6pm | Field School Parking Lot

  • Wednesday, November 2nd: Responsive Home Workshop | 9:00-10:30am | Case House Large Conference Room

  • Wednesday, November 2: Early Dismissal | 11:30am

  • Thursday, November 10: Intervention/Title I Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Country School

  • Monday, November 14: Picture Retake Day | Woodland School

  • Thursday, December 1: Reading, Fundations, & Heggerty Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Field School

  • Thursday, December 8: Tech & Libraries Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Field School

  • Thursday, December 15: Writing Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Country School