Dear Woodland Families,
Happy Week 24. Thank you to our PTO Stem Council Alli King, Mark McKnight, BJ Grattan, Stephanie Mazitschek and teacher leads Kate Benson, Susan Erickson, and Tracy Manousaridis for planning an incredible Coding Night for our students last Thursday. The event had record turnout with over 230 students participating and 40 volunteers including many middle and high school students. If you haven’t already seen the photos, please visit our Instagram page – Westonwoodlandwolves – to see the fun being had by all.
We are only a few days away from winter break! Please see below for important dates and events. Have a safe and wonderful week.
- Wednesday, February 15: Incoming Kindergarten Information Night | 6:30 – 7:30pm | Country School
- Friday, February 17: Report Cards Available on Infinite Campus
- Monday, February 20 – Friday, February 24: February Break
- Thursday, March 23: Parent’s Night Out | 6:30pm | Heirloom – Invitation to Follow
Parents Night Out! Book your babysitters! Save the date to come gather with fellow Woodland parents at our upcoming Woodland Parent Night Out – Thursday, March 23rd at Heirloom in Weston. $45pp. We will be sending out a separate email with a registration email later this week. Because of space limitations, tickets will be limited so be on the lookout for the invitation!
BWMPO Fundraiser METCO Matters Apparel: Support the Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization by showing your pride for METCO and its importance to the Weston community. The BWMPO has partnered with a black-owned business with Boston roots to design exclusive apparel for our cause. Click here to shop! For every METCO Matters item purchased, $5 will be donated to the John Hudson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
WEEFC: Double Your Love for WPS With a Matching Opportunity! WEEFC funds make it possible for our schools to access innovative resources that elevate our children’s learning experience, including an exciting grant for a new robotics and engineering lab for middle and high school students. Our year-long goal is to engage 100% of WPS families, and a generous donor has offered to match all donations up to $50,000 between now and February 28th. Donations can be made by clicking here via Venmo, MySchoolBucks, and check. We are tracking participation by school, and the school with the largest percentage of participation will win a visit from the Kona Ice Truck! Here are the current standings, with Woodland in the lead:
- Country – 9%
- Woodland – 20%- GO WOODLAND!!! KEEP IT UP!!
- Field – 12%
- WMS – 6%
- WHS – 3%
WHS Class of 2024 Krispy Kreme Fundraiser The Weston High School Class of 2024 Krispy Kreme fundraiser is back! Help support the Class of 2024 by buying a box of Krispy Kreme donuts! All donuts will be the original glazed flavor, and each box of a dozen donuts is $12. There is no limit to how many each person can order. Pick-up will be at Weston High School’s main entrance on Monday, March 6 from 3:15-5:00 pm. The order form will close on Monday, February 27, so get your orders in soon by clicking here! Thank you for your support.
Winter Snow Gear Needed at Woodland School: Woodland school is asking for donations of snow gear to keep in the health office for kids that may have forgotten their warm clothes or are in need of clothing. If you have snow pants size 6,7,8,10, snow boots sizes 12-3, extra gloves and/or hats, please send them in to Nurse Sudmeyer. Thank you!
Weston/Lincoln Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Please consider donating to the Weston/Lincoln Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This organization provides food and emergency financial assistance to residents of Weston and Lincoln. We are helping them with a food and goods drive. Students can bring in donations to put in a box in the lobby. They are in need of:
- *non-dairy shelf stable milks: almond, oat, rice
- *alternative nut butters: almond, cashew, soy
- *vegetable and olive oils
- *condiments, spices, mayonnaise
- *ethnic foods: soy sauce, ramen, taco kits
- *Near East rice pilaf, couscous
- *Knorr quick meals
- *paper goods: paper towels, toilet paper
Incoming Kindergarten Information Night
If you have an incoming Kindergartener for the Fall of 2023, Save the Date! Wednesday, February 15th administrators, teachers and parents will present information about the Weston Kindergarten program. During this event, they will also share the registration and screening process and give detailed information about online sign-ups. The forum will be from 6:30-7:30pm in the Country School Cafetorium. If you know any incoming Kindergarteners, please help us spread the word!
Other Nominations for 2023-2024 Weston PTO Board Are you looking to get more involved in the schools and the community in other ways as well? The Nominating Committee for the Weston PTO Board is accepting nominations for open positions for the 2023-2024 PTO Board. Open positions include:
- Vice President
- Co-Chairs at Woodland, Country, Field, Middle School and High School
- Community Outreach
- Performing Artists & Authors Committee
- STEM Committee
- Family Engagement
- Parent Education
- Green Team
For a list of positions and descriptions, please click here. If you are interested in serving on the Board or know someone who might be and would like to nominate him/her, please email Nancy Trodden, firstname.lastname@example.org, Nominating Committee Chair. Please feel free to reach out to anyone on the board to learn more about all the fun we have and the many ways the PTO supports our kids, our schools, and our community. All nominations are due to the Nominating Committee by this Friday, February 17, 2023. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Report Cards Report cards will be available for viewing on Infinite Campus this Friday, 2/17/2023. You’ll receive instructions from the Technology Department that morning on how to access the report card on Infinite Campus. To make sure you are able to access your account ahead of time, please log into the Infinite Campus Parent Portal with your username and password. If you are unsure of your account information or have trouble logging in, please contact Scott LeLievre, email@example.com this week.
Have a great week!
Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant
Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs