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WHS THE WORD

WHS THE WORD

Monday, October 7, 2019

ISSUE #4
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 IN THIS ISSUE

President's Message

PTO Member Spotlight

Fall Pie Fundraiser

PTO Volunteer Corner

Upcoming Programs

Treasurer's Report

BOE Report

Spirit Week Food & Funk Event

Class Notes


Coming Up (WHS Calendar)

Wednesday, Oct. 9NO SCHOOL Yom Kippur
Monday, Oct. 14 NO SCHOOL Columbus Day/Professional Development
Wednesday, Oct. 16PSAT, Sophomores/Juniors
Sunday, Oct. 20Food & Funk PTO Event, 3-6 pm
Monday, Oct. 21BOE Meeting, 7:30 pm, WMS
Friday, Oct. 25 Homecoming Varsity Football Game, 7 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 29HS Music Department Halloween Haunt, 7 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 29
WHS Q1 Ends
Wednesday, Oct. 30WHS Q2 Begins
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 1-3Company's Production of Rumors by Neill Simon, Fri-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 3 pm
Tuesday, Nov. 5NO SCHOOL Election Day/Professional Dev

Events occur at WHS, unless other noted. 


 

A Letter from the President's Desk

Dear WHS PTO members,

October is here and with it, signs of Fall - changing foliage, pumpkins, a crispness to the air, Homecoming and Halloween! The PTO is taking clues from the season and is enthusiastically working alongside the school and the students to liven up this year’s School Spirit Week that culminates with the Homecoming game on Friday night, October 25th. To kick off this fun week,
the PTO has put together a Food & Funk event on the 20th from 3-6 p.m. at the school. Students and parents alike are invited to show their Trojan spirit by coming out to enjoy a variety of food trucks, support the individual classes through the purchase of WHS swag and mingle with friends while listening to the sounds of local band Caravan. At this event, students will join their classmates to decorate their Class Homecoming Floats - the second PTO supported enhancement to this year’s Spirit week. You can come see the finished products at the parade of floats during this year’s Homecoming game. Don’t miss out on the chance to be part of these fun WHS traditions!

Inside this newsletter, you will find an update from our Treasurer, Jen Meir on the PTO’s current financial status. Our next General Meeting is Friday, November 1 at 8:30 a.m. Our philanthropy chair, Kristana Esslinger will be presenting several requests for funding from teachers in various departments of the high school including videography/broadcasting, social studies and music. Please be sure to join us to learn more and be part of the decision making body of our organization. In order to ensure that we have the ability to best serve the school and our students, you can also help out by supporting our ongoing fundraising efforts. Our Pie/Baked Goods Fall Fundraiser is a simple way to show your support through our “buy one, sell one” campaign. More information about the product offerings are included below.


Enjoy the weeks ahead. I hope to see you on the 20th!

Warm regards,
Anne Troxell
WHS PTO President

 

PTO Member Spotlight on...Deb Sollinger

What is your current WHS PTO role? Chair, Pie Fundraiser

Where are you from? Originally from Baltimore, Maryland

Where did you go to school? MSW from Yeshiva University, worked in not for profit for many years

What do you do now? What is your profession or job? Currently owner/director of Camp Laurel - children's residential summer camp in Maine 

How many children do you have and what are their ages? 3 girls - junior, freshman and fourth grader

Why did you become involved in the PTO? One of the wonderful things about living in a small town is the ability to understand, and then hopefully influence, what is happening around you. I joined the PTO to gain a better understanding of our schools, the systems governing it, and the individuals with whom I was partnering to educate my children. Having an impact on your community is a process, and for me that process began with what has the greatest impact on my family right now - the school system.

What are your PTO goals for this year? We are so fortunate to live in such a generous community. The PTO does a wonderful job providing supplemental funding for the schools. I hope to raise as much as we can this fall to support the PTO, the administration, and ultimately, our children.


 

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.

Menu:

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

Order deadline, November 1st. Order online HERE.

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


 

PTO Volunteer Corner  

HELP WANTED: CALLING ALL BAKERS - Let's raise some DOUGH!!

Donations and Volunteers needed for the WHS PTO Election Day Bake Sale. We'll need as many quick breads, whole pies, cookies, cakes, brownies, muffins, etc. as possible! (Last year we sold out before the evening rush!) 

This is a town-wide fave and an IMPORTANT fundraiser for the PTO! Net proceeds benefit the WHS PTO Philanthropy efforts and have a direct impact on our school and students.  

Drop off baked goods between 3-5pm on Monday, November 4th in the back of the Middle School by the voting entrance. Please note: All items should be individually wrapped and labeled with the list of ingredients, and please - No nuts!

Not a baker? Pick up a pack of muffins or cookies to donate, or sign up to volunteer for a shift. Please click HERE to sign up. Questions? Contact Kerri Steele Rubin, kesr415@me.com.


 

Upcoming Programs

Please join us on Friday, November 1, 8:30 am, for the General WHS PTO Board meeting as we learn how Weston High School is handling the vaping situation. More to come on speakers.

-Angela Zielinski, WHS PTO Vice President


 

Treasurer's Report

Opening Balance August 1:  $43,597,  Closing Balance September 30, $56,101.  Net income September YTD date $12,504.

August and September financials were preliminarily approved at the Executive Board Meeting and will be presented for final approval at the next General Board Meeting in November.

-Jen Fish-Meir, WHS PTO Treasurer


 

BOE Report

Click HERE to read the WHS PTO BOE Representative, Laura Schlossberg's report from the September 23 BOE meeting. This report includes detailed notes and links to the recorded meetings.


 

Save the Date! Food and Funk, October 20, 3-6 pm

To kick off spirit week at the high school, the WHS PTO will be hosting an event for both students and families. We will have live music from our own high school band Caravan, food trucks, and tables of Weston Trojan swag and merchandise for sale! School location will be listed in next week's newsletter. All should note that this event was requested by the SGA!

Class Notes 

Senior Class:

Senior Specials!! This is a special year for our children as they will be graduating from the high school in June. (Pass us some tissues please!). One of the things the Senior Class Reps do is give our seniors some little things throughout the year (aka "Specials"). The first one will be next Tuesday before school and another one after the Powder Puff game before Homecoming. More to come!

Junior Class:

Sophomore Class:

Freshman Class:

 
Click HERE for a full list of PTO Grade Parent Reps.

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, the 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.