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Originally delivered on 12/16/2019 10:36 am



Monday, December 16, 2019

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President's Message

Brick by Brick Fundraiser

Treasurer's Report

Upcoming Programs

Spirit Committee

Class Notes

Coming Up (WHS Calendar)


Monday, Dec. 16
BOE Meeting, 7:30 pm, WMS
Dec. 23- Jan. 1
NO SCHOOL Winter Recess
Friday, Jan. 10
WHS PTO Meeting, 8:30 am (with Guest Speaker, College Center Head Randi Green)
Wednesday, Jan. 15
Weston PTOs Budget Q & A, 7 pm
Monday, Jan. 20
NO SCHOOL Martin Luther King Jr Day
Monday, Jan. 27
BOE Meeting, 7:30 pm, WMS

Events occur at WHS, unless otherwise noted. 


A Letter from the President's Desk

Dear WHS PTO Members,

First let me say, GO TROJANS!  WHS spirit is stronger than ever and the PTO is proud to share the news of our football team’s victory on Saturday against Killingly, for which they claimed the title of State Champions!  2019 will be a year to remember!  if this news inspires you to be part of the PTO Spirit Committee, send me an email and I will connect you with the team.

As we wind down the calendar year and approach the December school break, I would like to take this opportunity to wish each and every one of you and your family a season of joy, peace and love. 


Anne Troxell

PTO President


Our personalized legacy bricks allow you to double your gifting power! 

For $100, you can give that someone special a personalized and long lasting gift - a legacy - and, at the same time,  help strengthen the educational foundation of your son or daughter through your donation.  Over 85% of every donation goes directly to the PTO. 

Don’t delay!  Sales for 2019 close on December 31!



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

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


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 (, Maggie Kins (, Jennifer Meir ( & Jenny Walsh (


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

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 "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 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.