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Originally delivered on 11/18/2019 1:41 pm



Monday, November 18, 2019

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President's Message

Volunteers Needed - News on Pies

Upcoming Programs

PTO Member Spotlight

Spirit Committee

Class Notes

Coming Up (WHS Calendar)


Monday, Nov. 18BOE Meeting, 7:30 pm, WMS
Thursday, Nov. 21Skills Training for Emotional Problem-Solving, 9:30 am, WHS Main Office Conf Rm
Wed-Fri, Nov. 27-29NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Recess
Thursday, Dec. 5HS Winter Band Concert, 7 pm
Wednesday, Dec. 11K-12 Early Dismissal/Professional Development
Wednesday, Dec. 11HS Orchestra and Choir Winter Concert, 7 pm
Monday, Dec. 16BOE Meeting, 7:30 pm, WMS
Thursday, Dec. 19WHS Ensembles Community Holiday Carol and Sing Along, 7 pm
Dec. 23- Jan. 1NO SCHOOL Winter Recess

Events occur at WHS, unless other noted. 


A Letter from the President's Desk



Dear WHS PTO members,

With Thanksgiving just around the corner and JFK’s wise words on my mind, I want to take this opportunity to extend a heartfelt thanks to each of you for your being part of our organization.  Whether you are a veteran volunteer or a new to Weston parent, your participation in our PTO is important and appreciated.  I hope that you have found our newsletter and other correspondences, as well as our meetings and programs, educational and helpful so far this year.  If you are interested in becoming more involved, have a suggestion as to how we can be a more effective organization or just want to share a word of encouragement, please do not hesitate to send me an email.  Perhaps there is someone at the Weston High School or in the District that is making a positive difference in your family’s life.  Take this time to send him or her an email of thanks.

I want to give a special shout out to Board members Kerri Steele Rubin and Patricia Manea for their work on our Election Day Bake Sale! Located just inside the entrance to the Middle School polls, Kerri and Patricia were there all day, selling delicious baked goods made for you by some very generous PTO parent volunteers. Please join me in thanking these ladies!

Wishing you a relaxing and well deserved Thanksgiving school break.  I hope you are surrounded by family and friends next Thursday and get your fill of turkey and pie - preferably Grandma Miller’s:) !

With warm regards,

Anne Troxell 


Volunteers Needed/News on Pies

Thanks to everyone's amazing support, we sold 280 pies this year!!! The pies will be ready for pick up on Saturday, November 23rd -  I will send out an email early next week with all the details.

I need 2 or 3 people with a large SUV or truck to help me transport the pies from Grandma Miller's drop off location in Westport at 8:00 am on the 23rd to my house on Joanne Lane. 

It won't take long and I will bring coffee!!! Please let me know if you can help.

Thanks so much!

-Debbie Sollinger,

Upcoming Programs

Our Friday, January 3, 2020 meetinghas been moved to Friday, January 10, 2020, to accommodate a schedule conflict for Randi Green, WHS College & Career Counselor, who will be the featured speaker of the meeting. 

If you were unable to attend the presentation on 11/6/2019 - Vaping: The Real Risks with Tricia Dahl, the link is below. 

Vaping Presentation - 11/06/2019

-Angela Zielinski, Vice President


PTO Member Spotlight on...Ali Melito

Where are you from? I am from Oceanside, NY (the south shore of Long Island).

How many children do you have and what are their ages? My twins, Tyler & Halley are 19, Sophomores at Syracuse & Univ. of Texas, Austin and my youngest, Emily is 15, a Sophomore at WHS.

When did you come to Weston and why? We moved to Weston in June of 1998 (21 years ago) before we had children. The thing that attracted us to Weston was the great school system.

Can you tell us a little known fact about you? A little known fact about me is that my family and I have traveled to and went to a baseball game in all 30 MLB stadiums

What is your current PTO position? I am currently a grade chair for the Class of 2022.  After holding the same position for my older children, I circled back around for my younger daughter's class.

Why did you volunteer with the PTO? I choose to volunteer with the PTO for several reasons. I feel this organization is filled with dedicated people who want to improve the quality of our children's HS experience, just as I do. It is also a great way to know what is going on at school, especially in the HS where there is little parent involvement. The grade chair position also allows me to interact with the students in the grade, especially in their Senior year. It is amazing to see these smart, confident young adults as they are finishing HS, many of whom I met 18 years earlier when they started kindergarten....Time flies!


Spirit Committee

What's Next?

Spirit does not end with Homecoming!!

- We need to start thinking about winter and spring.  PLEASE THINK ABOUT 'SPIRIT' IDEAS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR AND SEND THEM TO US!!!

- Consider joining our committee!  It's fun!

-Kristana Esslinger (, Maggie Kins (, Jennifer Meir ( & Jenny Walsh (


Class Notes

Senior Class:

Senior Specials!

Your Class of 2020 Parent Reps are working on the December Senior Special!


We will have so much to share this year - how can you ensure you get this information?

1. Sign up for the PTO (membership).
2. Follow our 2020 FB page: Class of 2020, Parents of Weston High School Class of 2020

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

Newsletter Submissions:

The WHS PTO newsletter is distributed biweekly on Mondays (except holidays & vacations). Please send your WHS-related submissions by the preceding end of day Thursday to Amy Jansen, the Communications Chair, at 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

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.