WS PTO Update

Hello, Woodland School Families!

Happy almost-first day of school! It has been so wonderful seeing so many smiling faces around the school building during visiting day last week and at the PTO ice cream social. We look forward to getting to know you all at an upcoming event like a Kindergarten Picnic (9/5), Parent Coffee (9/12 and 9/15), School Picnic (9/26), WEEFC Fundraiser (9/30), or Parents’ Night Out (10/11).

Our weekly announcements are below. As a reminder, Room Parents will be creating and distributing class lists over the next few weeks. To help streamline this process, please fill out the appropriate form below (one for each child) if you haven’t yet already done so.

As always, we love to hear from you. Let us know if you have any questions or if we can be helpful. We hope your children have a wonderful first day of school!

Best, Emily & Alexi  Woodland School PTO Co-Chairs



  • Tuesday, 9/5 – First Day of School for Grades 1-3!
  • Tuesday, 9/5 – Kindergarten Visit Day | 10 – 10:30 am
  • Tuesday, 9/5 – WCCA Kindergarten BYO Picnic | 11:00 am (Alphabet Field is located on your right as you drive down Alphabet Lane, just before Country School and Woodland School)
  • Wednesday, 9/6 – First Day of School for Kindergarten!
  • Monday, 9/11 – First Full Day of School for Kindergarten
  • Tuesday, 9/12 – Kindergarten Families Coffee with Mrs. Dickerson (In-Person in WS Library & Zoom option available) | 8:30 – 9:30 am
  • Friday, 9/15 – Coffee with Mrs. Dickerson (In-Person in WS Library & Zoom option available) | 8:30 – 9:30 am
  • Monday, 9/25 – No School | Yom Kippur
  • Tuesday, 9/26 – Woodland Picnic | 4:30 – 6pm
  • Saturday, 9/30 –  WEEFC Fall Fundraiser | 7pm on the FS Field
  • Tuesday, 10/3 | Woodland Back to School Night (PreK – Gr 3) (Additional details to be sent by the school)


Welcome new Kindergarteners! Families are encouraged to visit Alphabet Field after their kindergarten classroom visits on Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 11:00am to mingle with new classmates, and to celebrate with some snacks and activities! BYO nut free picnic lunch and blanket. Siblings welcome!


Families are invited to join Mrs. Dickerson at Woodland School to learn more about the start of the school year, get to know our new principal, and to answer any questions you may have.

  • Tuesday, 9/12 – Kindergarten Families Coffee with Mrs. Dickerson (In-Person in WS Library & Zoom option available) | 8:30 – 9:30 am
  • Friday, 9/15 – Coffee with Mrs. Dickerson (In-Person in WS Library & Zoom option available) | 8:30 – 9:30 am

A Zoom link will be emailed closer to the date by Mrs. Dickerson for families that are unable to attend in person. In an effort to be more environmentally friendly and reduce waste, parent coffees this year will be BYO, unless otherwise noted. We encourage you to bring your own coffee or tea in a reusable container!


On Saturday, September 30, the Weston Education Enrichment Foundation Committee (WEEFC) will be hosting a fall celebration to raise funds for enrichment programming at all five Weston Public Schools. This outdoor, tented event will take place on the Field School field and feature food trucks, live music, and an auction. If you didn’t get a ticket to the now sold-out event, you can add your name to the waitlist by filling out this Google form, and you will be contacted if tickets become available. Visit the event website for more details, and be sure to follow along on Instagram for event updates and info on what WEEFC is doing in our schools.


New to the Weston Public Schools?

If you are new to the Weston Public Schools and would like to be connected with a current Woodland School family with similarly aged children who can help you with your big and small questions about school, after school activities, and anything in-between, please sign-up here and we will pair you with a Weston Welcome Ambassador. For those in the METCO program who are new to the Weston Public Schools, this program is in addition to the Family Friends program, so please reach out to Kirstin, Binbin and Lisa who will connect you with both a Weston-based family and a Boston-based family.

Weston Welcome Ambassadors – SIGN-UP

When your family first started in the Weston Public Schools, did you wish you could reach out to a current parent to ask your big and small school-related questions, get advice on where to find certain activities for your kids or how to get involved in the schools and/or town? If you would like to help welcome a new family to Woodland School, please consider becoming a Weston Welcome Ambassador. It is fun, impactful and strengthens our wonderful community! If interested, please sign-up here.


PTO membership provides parents and guardians the opportunity to express interest in helping out with a variety of events which happen throughout the school year. PTO membership does not require volunteer time, but the hope is that all families in the District will choose to join or renew their membership to support the work the PTO does in our schools on behalf of our children, faculty, staff, administration, and you, our parents and guardians! Your PTO membership also offers access to an online directory so you can connect with other families in your child(ren)’s school(s). PTO membership also keeps you more informed about special events, volunteer opportunities, or other important information to keep you up-to-speed on what’s happening!

If you have any questions about membership, or your current membership status, please contact the PTO’s Membership Co-Chairs Theresa Nibi and Jaclyn McDonald.