WS PTO Update

Dear Woodland School families,

Welcome to week 11!  Just a reminder that Friday is Veterans Day and there will be no school. Enjoy the long weekend!

Important Dates:

  • 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, November 24 & 25: No School | Thanksgiving Break
  • 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
  • Tuesday, December 13: Woodland School Teacher and Staff Cookie Extravaganza | 9:30am | Woodland 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

Picture Retake Day – If your student was absent or if you didn’t love the first round of school pictures, the photographers will be back for a retake on Monday, November 14th.

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Community Events …

Cookie Extravaganza Mark your calendars for the Teacher and Staff Cookie Extravaganza. If you’re new to Woodland School, this tradition gifts the Woodland School team with a generous spread of homemade treats that are enjoyed throughout the holiday season.  It’s a favorite day that everyone in the school looks forward to and is one of the most festive appreciation events of our year. We hope you’ll consider making your family’s favorite treat (or more!) to share! The Cookie Exchange will take place this year on Tuesday, December 13th. Sign up sheets will be included in next week’s communications.

Save the Date for the Multicultural Fair! Save the date and consider getting involved in the much-anticipated return of the Elementary Multicultural Fair on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 5:00-7:00pm. We are looking for volunteers to (1) host a booth representing a culture, country, or region; this is the heart of our multicultural fair. Feel free to partner with other members of the elementary community with whom you share a culture, country, or region to co-host a booth! We will also need volunteers to (2) assist with: a) set-up before the event; b) clean-up at the end; c) work a shift during the event; and/or d) help prepare materials leading up to the fair. This event relies on the help of volunteers, so please reach out to us if you are interested in participating. You can contact us directly to volunteer, or be on the lookout for communications and a Sign-Up from your Room Parents in the coming weeks.

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Community Fundraisers ….

Bristol Lodge Annual Food Drive Don’t forget to send in your non-perishable items to support the Waltham’s Bristol Lodge Food Pantry and Homeless Shelters now through November 23rd. 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 Weston METCO Fruit Sale – 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