WS PTO Update

Dear Woodland School families,

Happy Halloween! Thank you to the incredible volunteers that decorated trunks for Trunk or Treat on Friday and to those that volunteered with non-food items for our teal pumpkins! And thank you to the ghosts, goblins and witches that showed up in record numbers. The Weston Elementary School PTO was so excited to bring back the Trunk or Treat tradition after three years and it surely did not disappoint! We hope everyone has a safe and happy first week of November.

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 2nd: Responsive Home Workshop | 9:00-10:30am | Case House Large Conference Room
  • Wednesday, November 2: Early Dismissal | 11:30am
  • Wednesday, November 2: Responsive Home Workshop | 9-10am| Sign Up Here
  • Thursday, November 10: Intervention/Title I Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Country School
  • Friday, November 11: No School | Veterans Day
  • Monday, November 14: Picture Retake Day | Woodland School
  • Wednesday, November 23: Early Dismissal | 11:00am
  • Thursday, December 1: Reading, Fundations, & Heggerty Curriculum Forum | 8:30-9:30am | Field School
  • Wednesday, December 7: Early Dismissal | 11:30am
  • 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
  • Friday, December 16: Woodland School Winter Concert | 8:45am | Woodland School
  • Friday, December 23: Early Dismissal | 11:30am | Winter Break

The Woodland School Spirit Store is Open! This is the LAST week to get your Woodland School Fall Spirit Gear! The 2022 Fall Spirit Store is open now through the Friday. Get your gear for spirit days or purchase some fun gifts for the holidays!

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Community Events …

Get To Know the Weston PTO at Heirloom Restaurant in Weston this Thursday, November 3 from 9:00-10:00am. Come learn what the Weston PTO is all about and the various ways that you can get involved.

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Community Fundraisers ….

Bristol Lodge Annual Food Drive

Please support the Weston PTO and elementary schools’ annual drive for Waltham’s Bristol Lodge Food Pantry and Homeless Shelters. The drive will run from November 1 to November 23.  Children can bring non-perishable donations to the designated collection bins at Woodland School. The goal is to collect at least 2,000 items from each elementary school!  Suggested items to donate include canned goods, pasta, boxed juices, cereals, kids’ snacks, condiments, baby food, dried beans and rice.  Pull top-lids are preferred, and all items must be non-expired.

In addition, we are offering the option to donate a grocery store gift card (suggested stores are Stop & Shop, Star Market and Market Basket).  Please send grocery gift cards to Stacy Gilman, 26 Candleberry Lane, Weston, MA or email to stacysimon21@gmail.com.  Venmo donations are also accepted at @Michelle-Raymond-58  (7316 last four digits of phone #).  The Bristol Lodge Annual Food Drive will run from November 1 – November 23.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF: Donate through Wednesday! Don’t forget to 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.

The Weston METCO Fruit Sale is Back! 100% of the proceeds raised go to help support Weston High School METCO Student Activities. In the past we have been able to assist with field trip and AP exam fees as well as host special METCO student celebrations and community building events! We would love to expand our effort and include supporting our Global Student Travel Fund, which offers scholarships to assist METCO Students participation in educational travel opportunities. Your orders will help to make this possible! For your convenience, we are accepting orders online!  Just click the following link to log on to our group fruit sale website: http://freshfruitorderorg/WestonMetcoFruit

The deadline for ordering fruit with a credit card online is November 20. If you would like to pay by cash or check, please contact Nancy Fournier at 781-786-5851 or fourniern@weston.org. Thank you for your support!

BWMPO Fall 2022 John Hudson Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser: The BWMPO’s fall fundraiser for the John Hudson Memorial Scholarship fund with Boston-based My Grandma’s Coffee Cakes is underway. There are four flavors available to order and we’ll have a pickup location in Weston and another in Boston for your convenience on November 19th, just in time for the holidays.  Don’t delay; order your cakes today!  Please contact Keitrice Johnson with any questions, and submit your order here.

Have a wonderful week,

Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant

Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs