WS PTO Update

Dear Woodland School families,

 Thank you to all of you that participated in the Bristol Lodge donation drive throughout November. Woodland School surpassed their goal of over 2000 items and the students participated in an all school assembly on Wednesday to celebrate their efforts! In addition, the Woodland PTO (a.k.a you all – the amazing families of Woodland School) sugared up our teachers and staff as they left on Wednesday afternoon with pies and sweet thank yous with a portion of the monetary donations that were gifted earlier this year – thank you! Make sure to follow us on instagram for photos of these fun events!

There are lots of exciting things coming up in December so don’t miss the updates below.

Important Dates:

  • 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
  • Thursday, January 26: Global Diversity Fair | 5:00-7:00pm | Field School


Community Events …

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 ( or Marian Johnson ( More information here.

WCL Weston Center Community Gingerbread Treasure Hunt: Looking for a fun and festive community event to kick off the season? The Weston Community League (WCL) invites you to participate in a Gingerbread Treasure Hunt throughout Weston Center from now until Friday, December 2. The grand prize is a LEGO gingerbread house kit! See the flyers below for details.

Weston Police & Weston Fire Departments’ Toys for Tots Event: Interested in attending a community event for a great cause? Join the Weston Police and Weston Fire Departments to “Skate with Santa,” a fundraiser benefiting Toys for Tots. This event will be held on Saturday, December 10 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Rivers School Ice Arena in Weston. Please bring one unwrapped toy per person to skate with Santa. Please see the flyer below.

Cookie Extravaganza: Wow, thank you so much to all of you that have signed up to bake cookies for our teachers and staff! Such a great turnout. We are looking for a handful more so if you would like to put your baking skills to work, please Sign up here! 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. The Cookie Exchange will take place this year on Tuesday, December 13th.

Save the Date for the Global Diversity Fair! Save the date and consider getting involved in the much-anticipated return of the Elementary Global Diversity Fair on Thursday, January 26, 2023, from 5:00-7:00pm. Sign-Ups to host a booth or volunteer in different capacities will come from your Room Parents this week.

Have a wonderful week,

Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant

Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs