Hello, Woodland School Families,
We hope you and your children are getting into the swing of this new school year.
It was great to have a chance to meet so many of you at the parent coffees with Mrs. Dickerson this past week, and for everyone to have a chance to get to know our new principal. We hope to have more of these over the course of the year.
There are several upcoming opportunities to get to know members of the Woodland community better, including our Woodland School Picnic (9/26), Back to School Night (10/3), and a Parents’ Night Out (new date: 10/18).
Two other updates:
Have a great week!
Emily & Alexi
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)
Wednesday, October 4 – Early Release Day | 11:30am (Grades PreK- Gr 3)
Friday, 10/13 – School Picture Day
Wednesday, 10/18 – Parents’ Night Out at Lookout Farm in Natick | 6-9PM **Note Date Change**
Wednesday, 10/25 – Early Release, K-5 Conferences
Friday, 10/27 – All Elementary Trunk or Treat | 4:30-6PM at Field School
We hope that you can join us on Thursday, 9/26 at 4:30 – 6pm for a picnic with your Woodland friends and families. Grab a picnic blanket, pack a picnic, and meet us on the Woodland School field. This will be a time for students to play outside of school and families to socialize with one another as we kick off the start of the school year together. Don’t forget any balls or outdoor activities your students may want to play. Kona Shaved Ice will be available for purchase.
SCHOOL COUNCIL OPENING
Woodland has 1 open seat for parent / guardian representatives for School Council. Each seat has a 2-year term.
This is an important and exciting opportunity for parents/guardians to get involved. Every public school in the state is required by law to have a School Council made up of various representatives, including elected parents / guardians. According to the Massachusetts Department of Education, school councils are to assist principals in adopting educational goals for the school that are consistent with local educational policies and statewide student performance standards, identifying the educational needs of students attending the school, reviewing the annual school building budget, and formulating a school improvement plan.
School Council meetings are held on the first Monday of every month at 2:45pm.
If you are interested in running for School Council, please send a candidate statement to Emily Malenfant by 4 PM ET on September 29, 2023. School Council Elections will run from October 2nd to October 6th. There is no set format for a candidate statements, but please consider including the following information:
· Your name
· Where your children are in school
· Other volunteer commitments
· Other work experience
· Other community involvements
· Why you are interested in School Council and what contribution you can make
The Woodland School Spirit Store is Now Open! The 2023 Fall Spirit Store is ready for business. The school store will remain open through early October. Get your gear in time for upcoming fall spirit days!
ATTENTION THIRD GRADE PARENTS
We are still looking for a couple of additional volunteers for the 3rd Grade Yearbook Committee and the 3rd Grade Fun Day Organizing Committee (help plan and organize 3rd grade Fun Day events and activities). Please email us or volunteer on Membership Toolkit if you are interested in joining either of these committees and helping to continue these third grade traditions!
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT
Book your babysitters! Save the date to come gather with fellow Woodland parents at our upcoming adult only Parent Community Night Out – Wednesday, October 18th from 6-9pm at Lookout Farm in Natick. More details to come soon. Thank you to the Mofenson Family for hosting! **Note date change**
WEEFC FALL FUNDRAISER
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.
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