Dear Woodland Families,
We hope you had a wonderful weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Please see below for important dates and announcements.
- Tuesday, March 7: String Fling (Grades 3-12 Orchestra) | Weston High School Gym | 7:00 pm
- Friday, March 10 | No School | Teacher In-Service Day
- Sunday, March 12 | Daylight Savings Time Begins (Spring Forward 1 Hour)
- Tuesday, March 14 | Fractal Fair | Weston High School Library | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
- Wednesday, March 15 | Spring Sing (Grades 3-12 Chorus) | Weston High School Gym | 7:00 pm
- Thursday, Marcy 16 | K-12 Science & Technology/Engineering Community Forum | Field School | 8:30 am
- Thursday, March 23 | Woodland Parent Night Out | Heirloom | 6:30 pm | Link to Tickets
Parents Night Out!
Book your babysitters! Spaces are filling up fast! Come and gather with fellow Woodland parents at our upcoming Woodland Parent Night Out – Thursday, March 23rd at Heirloom in Weston. $45pp covers heavy appetizers. BYOB. The event will be capped at 70 tickets due to space limitations so get your tickets soon! Please RSVP here and venmo $45pp @emily-malenfant by March 16th. We cannot hold tickets without payment. Funding is available to cover ticket prices if needed – please reach out to Emily Malenfant. We look forward to a fun evening at Heirloom on March 23rd!
Elementary Parent Forum – Monday
Mondays forum will be held from 9:30-10:30 am in the Large Conference Room at Case House. This is an important opportunity for elementary parents to voice concerns and share priorities regarding the School Committee’s search for an interim superintendent for the district. We hope to see you there. Additional opportunities for families to participate include:
- Online survey
- Maija Gooch’s office hour – Thursday, March 2nd at 10am via zoom
- Community Meeting – Thursday, March 9th at 7pm via Zoom
- Feedback via email to the School Committee
The School Committee will share the community’s collective feedback at their meeting on Monday, March 13.
What is a “fractal?” What does chaos theory have to do with the stock market or predicting the weather? How does fractal geometry influence cancer research? How do you measure the coastline of France or Florida? And what does fractal music sound like? How can fractals and chaos theory help us understand forest fires? You can find out answers to all these questions and more at the Fractal Fair on Tuesday, March 14 from 6:30-8:00 pm in the Weston High School Library! This is the first time since the pandemic that we are able to bring back the Fractal Fair in person–and it will not disappoint! There will be live demos, activities, music, and more.
This year, It happens to coincide with Pi day (3.14)….what?! What could be better and more appropriate?! The fractal fair is hosted by the math department but run by all the Honors Precalculus students at Weston. There will be 28 groups in total presenting their projects on a wide range of topics related to fractals. The fair will be appropriate for EVERYONE, from elementary-age kids to grandparents! We look forward to seeing you for a night of exploration, learning, and innovation.
K-12 Science & Technology/Engineering Community Forum
Save the Date!
Please mark your calendars for the K-12 Science & Technology/Engineering Community Forum. This forum is being held on Thursday, March 16th at 8:30am in the Field School Dining Hall and on Zoom. This is a part of the Science External Review Process, where the external team will be seeking feedback from community members. If you would like to submit questions or have comments about the review please contact K-5 Curriculum Specialist Susan Erickson, Ericksons@weston.org. The Zoom link that will be provided closer to the forum.
METCO – Seeking Community Coordinator
METCO is looking for a Community Coordinator for the Weston METCO program to support and strengthen relationships between Boston resident and Weston resident students and families. This position reports directly to the METCO Director and is eligible for an $8,000 stipend (over a full school year). We are looking for a diverse pool of applicants who are inspired by our mission to educate, equip, and inspire all students to achieve their full potential and enrich their community. Please click here for the complete job posting.
Does your Woodland Schooler have a younger sibling? Kindergarten registration is currently underway for those eligible to enter kindergarten in September 2023! Early registration ensures that families will receive all relevant kindergarten announcements in the coming months, including next month’s kindergarten screening details Click here for registration information, and please don’t hesitate to share this information with any new members of the Weston community who may not have access to this information already.
Woodland School Challenge
On March 15, WS will begin an All School Engineering Challenge, a Project-Based Learning (PBL) initiative for all classrooms. This year’s theme is making musical instruments out of reusable and recyclable materials, culminating in a concert with students playing their engineered instruments. Throughout the process, students will:
- ask questions.
- define a problem.
- design, build, and test a solution.
- practice teamwork skills: communication, collaboration, negotiation.
We’re asking for your help in gathering materials. Please bring your recyclable materials to Woodland between 7:30am-4:00pm for the next couple of weeks. We specifically are looking for the following:
- (no glass)
- plastic bottles – all sizes
- cardboard boxes
- cans (no jagged edges) – soup cans, coffee containers
- paper towel tubes
- toilet paper tubes
- Pringles potato chip tubes
- pieces of cloth, leather, vinyl
- clean takeout containers (all sizes)
- aluminum pans
- bottle caps
- plastic lids
- shoe boxes
- wrapping paper tubes
- PVC pipes
- copper pipes
Weston/Lincoln Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
Two days left! Monday and Tuesday this week please 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
Have a great week!
Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant
Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs