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Originally delivered on 9/23/2019 4:02 pm

WHS THE WORD

WHS THE WORD

Monday, September 23, 2019

ISSUE #3

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 IN THIS ISSUE

Coming Up - Calendar

President's Message

PTO Volunteer Corner

Philanthropy Update

Pie Fundraiser - check out the menu of pies!

Brick by Brick Fundraiser

Class Notes

News from Student Government


Coming Up (WHS Calendar)

Monday, Sept. 23BOE Monthly Meeting, 7:30 PM, WMS Library
Thursday, Sept. 26  Back to School Night, 7 pm (Freshman Parent Meet & Greet, 6:15 pm)
Monday, Sept. 30NO SCHOOL Rosh Hashanah
Wednesday, Oct. 9NO SCHOOL Yom Kippur
Monday, Oct. 14 NO SCHOOL Columbus Day/Professional Development
Wednesday, Oct. 16PSAT, Sophomores/Juniors
Tuesday, Oct. 29HS Music Department Halloween Haunt, 7 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 29
WHS Q1 Ends
Wednesday, Oct. 30WHS Q2 Begins

Events occur at WHS, unless other noted. 


 

A Letter from the President's Desk

Dear WHS PTO members,

I hope you all are enjoying this spectacular early fall weather! September is always a busy month for the PTO, as the chairs of the various committees lay the groundwork for the year. Here are some highlights of the work that’s being done by your board:

Our membership is growing! Membership chair Catherine Revzon has been putting her energy into reaching the PTOs goal of 100% family membership. We are currently at 70% plus and are now making a push to close the gap. If you know of someone who is not yet a member, please encourage them to sign up for their complimentary membership so that they don’t miss out on important communication from the PTO. We will have a sign up table at Back to School Night.

Get togethers abounded this month! New Parent Liaison Casey Saussy put on a fun get together last Friday night for WHS parents who are new to town. It was a great opportunity for them to meet Principal Wolak and some of our Board members and to make connections with each other. Both the Senior and Junior Class Parent Reps arranged parent gatherings at local PTO parent owned eateries (The Whelk and Milestone) to build community among parents in their respective grades and help line the coffers of the class for funding of student specials.

Online Bake Sale Fundraiser Chair Debbie Sollinger (our Pie lady) has launched one of our key fall fundraisers. We are proud to announce that we are partnering with the WHS Student Government (“SGA”) on this sale. Please support this event by buying a pie or other baked good for yourself and selling one to a neighbor or friend. You won’t regret it! Not only will you be helping the SGA and the PTO, but you will get to enjoy something delicious from Grandma Miller’s Vermont bakery! Ordering information can be found below.

Test Prep Chair Debbie Morvillo sold out our PSAT prep course fundraiser that she organized for us. Keep a look out for information regarding future PTO organized test prep courses for the SAT and ACT. These courses are held at WHS and are an excellent value.

Our PTO Spirit Committee has been busy working with the school and the SGA to step up Homecoming week. This year, Homecoming Floats will be making a comeback at WHS! In addition, the PTO is putting together a Food and Funk spirit week kick off event. Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 20th and stay tuned for more details.

Communications Chair Amy Jansen has created a new monthly supplement to our newsletter called Around Town. This supplement is the WHS PTO’s chance to support our fellow community not for profits by sharing their upcoming town events and fundraisers (at their request). If you missed it last Friday, click HERE to view.

Our next General meeting is Friday, November 1st and our program will be on the topic of vaping. I hope to see you there!

As always, if you would like to get more involved in the PTO, have questions, comments, concerns or compliments about what the PTO board is doing on behalf of the membership, feel free to contact me.

Warm regards,

Anne Troxell
WHS PTO President


 

PTO Volunteer Corner:  WE NEED YOU!

The PTO is looking for a creative parent who has a background in marketing and promotion to assist with the promotion of our fall fundraisers. This job does not require meetings and can be done on your own time frame. If interested in more information, please contact Anne Troxell, president, at TroxelAnne@me.com.


 

Philanthropy

Over the last 7 years, the WHS PTO has donated almost $290,000 to our school!  We have made our greatest contributions to the following:  the recent renovation of the College Counseling Center, the enhancement of the Library/LLC and related work/study area, the Stadium Lights and Pixelot Camera (NHSN), CASE Study Room for Academics, Science Lab, Art Tables and Engraver, Technology, Band Instruments, and Auditorium Lighting.

The PTO continues to focus on areas which will benefit as many students as possible.  We are proud of the work we have done to raise funds to donate to the school  to enhance the educational experience for our children.

-Kristana Esslinger

WHS PTO Pie Fundraiser

Fall is here and the holidays are coming! Save yourself time and support the WHS PTO with delicious home-made pies and cakes from Grandma Miller’s Bakery in Londonderry, Vermont.

Order deadline, November 1st. Order online HERE.

For questions or to pay by check, email dkg26@aol.com.

Fruit pies - $19
Apple
Apple Crumb
Cherry
Blueberry
Strawberry Rhubarb
Summerberry
Pumpkin

Specialty pies - $23
Pecan
Black Bottom Bourbon Pecan
Chicken Pot Pie

Breads/Coffee Cakes – $9.50
Banana Bread (nut free)
Cranberry Orange Pecan Bread
Lemon Blueberry Coffee Cake (nut free)
Sour Cream Coffee Cake (nut free)

Cakes - $13
Lemon Pound Cake



 

Brick by Brick Fundraiser

Build a strong future for our schools! Purchase a personalized brick for the high school courtyard to honor a student, teacher or alum. The fee for a 4" x 8" brick is $100.  All proceeds benefit Weston High School PTO. Visit www.bricksrus.com/order/whspto. If you have questions, please contact Anne Troxell, Troxellanne@me.com

 



 

Class Notes 

Senior Class:

Facebook page: Class of 2020, Parents of Weston High School Class of 2020

Junior Class:

Facebook page: Parents of Weston High School (CT) Class of 2021

Sophomore Class:


There are a couple of events coming up that we wanted you to be aware of.  Back to School Night is on September 26th.  We will be selling our "Class of 2022" car magnets there so be sure to pick one up. Please join us at the Sophomore Parent Meet Up on Wednesday, October 2nd at 7pm, hosted at Milestone restaurant. It's a great way to reconnect with fellow parents while supporting our class. We look forward to seeing you there!
 
-Your 10th Grade Parent Reps: Ali Melito, alimelito818@gmail.com; Jen Atsumi, jlatsumi@yahoo.com; Kristin Brooks, mkbrooks@optonline.net; and Sam Leuzzi, samhleuzzi@gmail.com

Freshman Class:

Facebook page: Parent of Weston High School (CT) Class of 2023


News from Student Government

 The WHS STUDENT GOVERNMENT needs your help!  

Please register your Stop & Shop card so the school can earn cash for school-wide activities, including social events and community projects through the Stop & Shop A+ school rewards program.
 
* Log on to www.stopandshop.com/aplus, select customer registration to register online using your stop & shop card.  Our school's A+ School rewards ID code is:  08362

Reminders & Other Notes

Join the PTO

If you are reading this and haven’t already, please join the PTO. You will not receive important mailings and information if you are not a member. It's free for WHS families! CLICK HERE to join. 

Comments, Questions, Suggestions?

We love to hear from our members, so don't hesitate to contact any of your Board members or email us at whsptocommunications@westonpspto.org

Newsletter Submissions

The WHS PTO newsletter is distributed biweeklyon Mondays (except holidays & vacations). Please send your WHS-related submissions by the preceding end of day Thursday to Amy Jansen, Communications Chair, at whsptocommunications@westonpspto.org. The Fall 2019 schedule for newsletter publications is 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, and 12/16 (subject to change). Any submissions received after that time may be delayed until the next newsletter.

Community or "About Town" news (and any information not directly related to WHS) will not be included in regular weekly newsletters. This type of information and news will be sent out monthly in a supplemental edition of the newsletter on the THIRD Friday of each month. Please send submissions by the preceding Wednesday (late submissions may not be included until the next month). Please send questions or submissions to whsptocommunications@westonpspto.org.

Parking & Security at WHS

When visiting WHS please remember to bring your driver's license for identification. Security will scan your license and issue you a visitor badge. The badge must be worn at all times while in the building and returned to security when you leave. 

Visitor parking is on the street opposite the Main Entrance and on the access road between WIS and WHS (stadium field side only). Please refrain from parking in any parking lot or numbered space. These spaces are reserved and have been assigned to students and staff members. An empty space in a parking lot does not mean it’s an available space.

We thank you in advance for your cooperation.