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DISTRICT CALENDAR - 2019-2020
MEETINGS & EVENT
 
OCTOBER 25
6TH GRADE SOCIAL
 
OCTOBER 27
TRUNK OR TREAT
 
NOVEMBER 19
WMS GENERAL PTO MEETING
 
SCHOOL CLOSINGS
OCTOBER 14
No School - Columbus Day
NOVEMBER 5
No School - Election Day
NOVEMBER 27-29
No School - Thanksgiving Recess
CLICK HERE FOR THE DISTRICT CALENDAR

 

WMS PTO PRESIDENT'S NOTE

For those parents who have 6th graders, the 6th Grade social is on Friday, October 25th; it is Halloween themed.  Information went home last week.  If you didn't get it, reach out to your child's 1st period teacher.

 

I'm going to be looking for parent assistance with the Veteran's Day festivities on Monday, November 11th.  Keep an eye out for the sign up genius email this weekend.  

Enjoy the long weekend!

Tammy Roberts

SCHOOL HAPPENINGS

*WESTON PTO REGISTRATION - The 2019 - 2020 Membership drive is now open.  Click HERE to sign up.

*6TH GRADE HALLOWEEN SOCIAL - Friday, October 25th! Music, Costume Contests, Prizes & More  Details to follow soon.  If you have any questions, please reach out to 6th Grade Coordinator Jennifer Bernheim at 

 

*WMS SCIENCE OLYMPIAD - Is your student interested in STEM? Do they want to expand their horizons in science and engineering? Have them join the Middle School Science Olympiad team! They will explore fascinating areas of science, build incredible structures, and compete against other schools to win awards!  Click HERE for more information and to sign up.


TOWN OFFERINGS & EVENTS

 

*SUSTAINABLE WESTON - 24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action, a Climate Reality event on November 20th from 7:00-8:30 p.m., WIS Cafetorium.  Climate Reality Leaders and Weston residents, Tom and Collin Socha, will present and engage us in conversation on the truth of the climate crisis, what it means for this community, as well as the solutions and actions we can take to make a difference. We hope you’ll join us! https://www.24hoursofreality.org/ Click HERE for flyer

 

*WESTON YOUTH SERVICES - AFTERSCHOOL GIRLS PROGRAMS: Go Live Girl is a non-profit organization in New Canaan with many groups in the area and the ones in Trackside (Wilton) and Toquet (Westport) are open to any girl from any town (Weston girls welcome!)  Positive Directions is also a group for girls (located in Westport) and they have moved their start dates back to to allow for more girls to sign up.  Click HERE for more information. 

 

*WESTON YOUTH SERVICES - FALL PARENT PROGRAMS: Parent Talk, a free monthly parent workshop 11:30a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Weston Public Library, coming up:  October 16th: “Helping Your Child Navigate the Social World” with Lauren Wolfe, M.S. LPC and Diane Carlson, LCSW. November 20th: “What is Self Esteem and How Do I Make sure my child has it”? with Michele Albright, Ph.D.  For these programs, please register at Westonpubliclibrary.org 

 

*WESTON PARKS & REC - Winter registration begins October 21. Click HERE for flyer.

 

*THE WESTON WOMEN’S LEAGUE OPEN HOUSE - October 15th at 7pm.  It's a fun night of games to meet current members of the Weston Women's League and learn more about what the league does. The event is open to all current, new and prospective members, all are welcome!  Click HERE to RSVP.

 

*WESTON WOMEN'S LEAGUE - TRUNK or TREAT - Sunday, October 27th (rain date Monday, October 28th) 4:00-4:30 Sensory Friendly 4:30-6:00, WIS parking lot  What can you expect?  Lots of little goblins, some extremely creative “trunksters,” multiple food trucks AND an expanded cocoa bar for your trick or treating enjoyment!  If you would like to volunteer to have a trunk please go to the sign-up genius CLICK HERE here, space is limited to sign up soon.  Candy donations are welcome!  To help make this a great afternoon for all the kids, families are encouraged to donate 1 bag of candy to the collection bin at the event so that we can avoid running out candy.  To donate candy, there will be collection bins at Lang’s Pharmacy, the Library and the Senior Center.

 

 *WESTON WOMEN'S LEAGUE - UNICEF - This month, the Weston Women’s League will be organizing the UNICEF’s Trick or Treat fundraiser at Hurlbutt and Weston Intermediate Schools. UNICEF works to help the most vulnerable children live healthier and brighter futures. Your child can make a difference this Halloween by collecting donations with the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF box that will be handed out mid- October and collected November 8th.  UNICEF will use the donations to deliver lifesaving supplies to children in need.

 

* NAMI - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Child and Adolescent Network (CAN) is a Support Group for parents of children with behavioral, emotional and mental health issues. The meetings are free, confidential, safe and led by trained volunteer facilitators who themselves have had personal experiences raising children with these concerns.  Next meeting October 28th, from 10-11:30, G&B Cultural Center, 49 New Street, Wilton.  Information: Beth at 203-9840123 or   OR Vanessa at  203 970-4130 or   

 


FUNDRAISERS

*WHS PTO PIE FUNDRAISER - Home-made pies and cakes from Grandma Miller’s Bakery in Londonderry, Vermont.  Order online HERE.  Order deadline, November 1st. Click HERE for more information.

 

* WEF - Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Harlem Wizards v. Weston’s Brainy Bunch fundraising basketball game a huge success! WEF is thankful for all of the volunteers who gave their time, with special thanks to Weston Cheer, WHS rock band Caravan, WHS senior Momo Burns-Min, and the rest of our student volunteers led by student event co-chair Lindsey Greenberg. Thank you to all of the community members who came to watch the show, the WHS Boosters Club for handling concessions, all of the facilities staff, Weston PD and Volunteer Fire Department who kept the event running smoothly and safely, and of course, thank you to the Brainy Bunch - our wonderful teachers and staff!

*STOP & SHOP - Register your Stop & Shop card to earn points towards cash for our schools.  Click HERE for flyer