WS PTO Update
Dear Woodland Families,
Please see below for this week’s announcements.
- Monday, March 13: School Committee Meeting | 6:30 pm | Via Zoom
- Tuesday, March 14: Weston Education Association (WEA) Office Hours | 6 – 7:00 pm | Via Zoom
- Tuesday, March 14 | Fractal Fair | Weston High School Library | 6:30 – 8:00 pm
- Wednesday, March 15 | Spring Sing (Grades 3-12 Chorus) | Field School* | 7:00 pm
- Thursday, Marcy 16 | K-12 Science & Technology/Engineering Community Forum | Field School | 8:30 am
- Monday, March 20: Weston Education Association (WEA) Community Forum with Educators | 7 – 8:30 pm | Location TBD (Zoom option available)
- Thursday, March 23 | Woodland Parent Night Out | Heirloom | 6:30 pm | Link to Tickets
- Monday, March 27: School Committee Meeting | 7:00 pm
- Monday, May 8: Annual Town Meeting | Weston High School Auditorium | 7:00 pm
- * Note: There was a correction on the location for Spring Sing on Wednesday, this will be at Field School at 7pm
Parents Night Out!
This week is the last chance to sign up for Parents Night out at Heirloom. It will be a great evening with your fellow Woodland parents – 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!
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.
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.
Donation Requests! 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
Have a great week!
Meghan Covington & Emily Malenfant
Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs