WS PTO Update

Dear Woodland School families,

Welcome to Week 13! It is a short week at Woodland School. Please take note of the early dismissal time on Wednesday. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday, November 23: Early Dismissal | 11:00am

  • Thursday, November 24 – Sunday November 27 | No School
  • 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 – Sign Up Here
  • 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

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Community Events …

Elementary School Improvement Plan: Our Elementary School Principals presented the School Improvement Plan to the School Committee last week. If you were not able to be there in person, we encourage you to watch the presentation to learn about all the amazing things the Elementary Schools have planned for this year.

PTO Parent Education Talk on Child and Teen Mental Health Issues in Weston: A Conversation About Child and Teen Mental Health Issues in Weston (December 1): The United States is facing a national emergency when it comes to teen mental health. The Weston PTO has organized a conversation with Lindsay Steinsieck, Psy.D and Kristen Aberle, Psy.D of Human Relations Services in Wellesley. They will discuss the main issues they are treating and trends they are seeing in Weston and neighboring towns. The event occurs Thursday, December 1, at 7pm. For location details, RSVP Kat Wilberton (kwilberton@yahoo.co.uk) or Marian Johnson (marian.b.johnson@gmail.com). More information here.

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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Ongoing Community Fundraisers ….

Bristol Lodge Annual Food Drive This is the last week for our Bristol Lodge 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 Wednesday. 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.

To donate a grocery store gift card (suggested stores are Stop & Shop, Star Market and Market Basket), please send 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 #).

Have a wonderful week,

Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant

Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs