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Originally delivered on 12/2/2019 12:18 pm

WHS THE WORD

WHS THE WORD

Monday, December 2, 2019

ISSUE #8
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 IN THIS ISSUE

President's Message

Student Government Happenings

Upcoming Programs

BOE Report

Spirit Committee

Class Notes


Coming Up (WHS Calendar)

 

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
Thursday, Dec. 12Winter Meet the Coaches Night, 6-9 pm (see calendar link above for details)
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
Friday, Jan. 10WHS PTO Meeting, 8:30 am (with Guest Speaker, College Center Head Randi Green)
Wednesday, Jan. 15Weston PTOs Budget Q & A, 7 pm

Events occur at WHS, unless otherwise noted. 


 

A Letter from the President's Desk

Dear WHS PTO Members,

"Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful, and since there’s no place to go, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW, LET IT SNOW…"

Welcome to December and all the joys  - and frustrations - that come with it! While you are sitting by the fire, take a moment to read Board Of Education Chair Laura Schlossberg’s report below on the recent BOE meetings. She does a fantastic job of boiling down hours of meetings into one succinct document and for that, I am grateful and you should be too. The District will be presenting the highlights of the 2020-21 budget and answering related questions at an evening presentation for the PTO members of all four schools on Wednesday, January 15th. More details including location and time to come.

Senior parents, stay tuned! The State of Connecticut is now allowing its high schools to set their graduation dates now. The District will send out the official date in the next few weeks.

Finally, please note that our next General Board meeting date has been changed from Friday, January 3rd to Friday, January 10th in order to accommodate the schedule of our Guest Speaker, College Center Head Randi Green. A not to be missed program!

As always, if you have a compliment, concern or question about the PTO or something school related that we can help you with, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of our Board members.

Warmly,

Anne Troxell
troxellanne@icloud.com


 

Student Government Happenings


 

Upcoming Programs

Our Friday, January 3, 2020 PTO meeting has 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. 

SAVE THE DATE: The PTOs are jointly holding a Budget Q&A with Dr. McKersie on January 15th at 7 pm in the WHS Auditorium. 

-Angela Zielinski, Vice President


 

BOE Report

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

Click HERE to review Weston Public Schools' Comprehensive Enrollment Study.

Click HERE to review WHS Class of 2019 Report on the Analysis of College Applications.


 

Spirit Committee

 

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 (kristana.esslinger@gmail.com), Maggie Kins (maggiebkins@gmail.com), Jennifer Meir (jammi2006@gmail.com) & Jenny Walsh (JennyWalsh_2002@yahoo.com)


 

Class Notes

Senior Class:

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 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 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 "Around 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. Note that the December Around Town issue will go out on Friday, December 6 in order to accommodate holiday events.

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.