Hello, Woodland Wolves!
Parents’ Night Out is coming up THIS WEDNESDAY, October 18th, and it is not too late to attend. This year’s event will be indoors in the Taproom at Lookout Farm, and will be a great chance to socialize with friends old and new! Last year was a really special opportunity to come together as a parent community, and we’d love for YOU to join us this year – this time, indoors and warmer! RSVP here so you don’t miss out.
Thank you to our wonderful parent volunteers who helped at Friday’s Picture Day, and we hope to see many of you this Wednesday evening and next week at Trunk or Treat!
A full set of announcements are below.
Emily & Alexi
- Wednesday, 10/18 – No School for PreK and Kindergarten
- Wednesday, 10/18 – Parents’ Night Out at Lookout Farm in Natick | 6-9PM
- Wednesday, 10/25 – Early Release, K-5 Conferences
- Friday, 10/27 – All Elementary Trunk or Treat | 4:30-6PM at Field School
- Wednesday, 11/1 – Early Release, K-5 Conferences
- Friday, 11/10 – No School – Veterans’ Day
- Wednesday, 11/22 – Early Dismissal | 11am
- Thursday 11/23 – Friday 11/24 – No School – Thanksgiving Recess
- Monday 11/27 – No School – Professional Development Day
Parents’ Night Out (THIS Wednesday!)
Please join us to gather with fellow Woodland parents at our upcoming adult-only Parents’ Night Out – Wednesday, October 18th from 6-9pm at Lookout Farm in Natick, in the Taproom. Please RSVP here.
Trunk or Treat (October 27)
This year’s Trunk-or-Treat will take place on Friday, October 27th from 4:30-6pm in the Field School Parking Lot. Pizza will be provided by the PTO, so come find our table. This event relies on the help of volunteers so we encourage you to sign-up! We are in need of NUT-FREE candy donations, safe NON-FOOD items for teal pumpkins and trunk decorators. You can access these volunteer opportunities here.
For those who want to decorate a trunk, THANK YOU! This is a really fun way to get your whole family involved in the event, or you might even consider partnering with a friend! Whatever makes the experience the most fun and doable for you. The event flyer and trunk examples can be found at the bottom of this email. This event is open to PK-5 students from all three elementary schools and their families. Parents, please note that this is not a drop-off event and that all children need to be accompanied by an adult. It is our goal to make this event safe, inclusive, and fun for all of our families. Only NUT-FREE food items will be allowed at this event. Thank you in advance for your willingness to volunteer for what is sure to be a SPOOKtacular Trunk-or-Treat event.
Boston Weston METCO Parent Organization (BWMPO) and PTO Meeting (October 19)
Please join the BWMPO and PTO on Thursday, October 19 from 6:30-8pm via Zoom as we host a meeting for all parents and guardians with students in the Weston Public Schools. Meet Weston’s new DEI Coordinator, Shannon Sheldon. Hear updates from Interim Superintendent Karen Zaleski, School Committee Chair Ken Newberg, and leaders from METCO, BWMPO, and PTO. Access the meeting using this Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 874 0412 1106
Dial by phone: +1 309 205 3325 US
Meet Me Halfway (October 21)
The third annual “Meet Me Halfway” BWMPO/PTO Parent Social is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, from 7-9pm at Jake N JOEs in Norwood. We hope you will join us, and please RSVP here.
WHS Haunted Dollhouse (October 28)
Walk through the hallways of Weston High School’s Haunted Dollhouse if you dare! Saturday 10/28, 6-8pm at WHS. All proceeds to benefit the sophomore class of 2026. The price of admission is $13 per person/$40 per family. You can pay in advance with MySchoolBucks. Or pay at the door with cash or credit card. If you or family members cannot attend or would just like to donate to this fundraiser for the Class of 2026, please go to MySchoolBucks to donate. There will also be a baby and child-friendly fun area and games for all ages. Bring cash to buy spooky treats, Chick Fil-A, tacos, burritos and more. Visit @whshaunted for more details. Come join us for a spooktacular evening!
Weston METCO Meadow Farms Fundraiser (November 17)
The annual Weston METCO Fundraiser that supports the Weston High School METCO Student Activities Group is beginning. This year the Black Student Union (BSU) has decided to try a different vendor – Meadow Farms. It offers a variety of items from candles to candy to Stonewall Kitchen items. 100% of the proceeds will help support and assist the High School METCO students. Previous fundraisers have allowed us to assist with field trips and AP exam fees as well as host METCO student celebrations and community building events. We would love to expand our efforts to include supporting our Global Student Travel Funds, which offers scholarships to assist METCO Student participation in educational travel opportunities. Your orders will help make this possible.
For your convenience we are accepting online orders that will be shipped directly to your home. Place your order now through November 17. Please contact Nancy Fournier via email or at 781-786-5851 with questions.
PTO Welcome Breakfast for New Families from 1st-12th Grade (October 20)
Please join the PTO President, the Family Engagement team, other new-to-WPS families, and current parents for breakfast in the Field School Cafeteria on Friday, October 20, from 9-10am. After a brief welcome from Stephanie, the PTO President, we will break into school groups (HS, MS, Field, Woodland, Country) so we can answer any questions you might have about the schools, community, local activities, or anything else! Please RSVP. Upon arrival, enter through the main door at Field and check-in at the front desk. We hope you can join us!
Parent Education Workshop: Keeping Our Kids Healthy (October 17)
Please join Wellness Director Mitch Finnegan for a special workshop “Keeping Our Kids Healthy: Health Screenings and Curriculum Preview.” Tuesday, October 17 at 7:00pm in the Amy Potter Center at Weston Middle School. The workshop will cover DPH/DESE mandated screenings, results of the MetroWest adolescent youth health survey, health education curricula, and more. Although aimed at WMS and WHS families, elementary age parents are welcome to attend. More information is here.
The PTO’s Parent Education team looks forward to offering forums for meaningful discussion on topics that are important to parents and caregivers; please contact Kat Wilberton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Marian Johnson (email@example.com) with feedback or ideas for topics.
The Dismissal Notepad Fundraiser ends this week! Please click the link to order METCO Dismissal notepads. Proceeds from this fundraiser benefit Weston METCO Family Friends. The deadline for ordering is October 20, 2023. One order includes 4 (50 sheets per pad) notepads. For questions, please contact Nancy Fournier, firstname.lastname@example.org
WEEFC Croc Charms Are Back!
WEEFC Wildcat Croc charms are back in stock! Pop them in your favorite pair of Crocs or add to a charm bracelet to show your Weston pride. Please click here to place your order. The cost is $10 per charm, and payment is accepted via Venmo or check (made payable to The Town of Weston – WEEFC) with “Croc charms” in the memo. Proceeds support enrichment programming at all five Weston schools.