Coming Up (WHS Calendar)
Events occur at WHS, unless otherwise noted.
A Letter from the President's Desk
Dear WHS PTO Member,
Third quarter is flying by! I hope you have plans to get away or enjoy a brief stay-cation during the school’s mid-winter break this week. In honor of Valentine’s day, our Staff Appreciation chairs Heather McNulty and Amy Cohen will be showing the school’s teachers and administrators some love on Tuesday with an offering of delicious sweet treats baked by parent volunteers. I am proud of the PTO’s efforts to enhance the experience of our teachers and administrators in small, but meaningful, ways such as this.
This issue of our newsletter includes important submissions by our Philanthropy Chair Kristana Esslinger and BOE representative Laura Schlossberg. Please take the time to get informed about the 2020-21 proposed school budget, as it relates to the high school, and to learn more about the PTO’s philanthropy history and how we have served to improve our school’s educational environment and course offerings.
Check this out: Thanks to Debbie Morvillo, our test prep chairperson, the PTO is offering, for the first time ever, a four week SAT prep course on a Saturday! Space is limited, so don’t delay in signing up your student for this competitively priced course. Details below.
WHS PTO President
Valentine's Day Treats for WHS Teachers & Staff
On February 12th, we would like to honor the hard working staff at WHS with a Valentine’s Day treat buffet. We need your help baking fun treats and someone to arrange the food in the teacher’s lounge. It’s the first year we’ve done this and thought a mid-year surprise would be a nice reminder to them of how much they mean to us and our kids! Thanks for your help!
WHS 2020 SAT Prep Course
Now Offered Saturday Mornings! All Juniors take the SAT in March!
The WHS PTO will be offering a 5-week SAT Test Prep Class to help students prepare for upcoming test dates at WHS.
The SAT is administered to all Juniors in-class on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. The SAT will also be offered at WHS on Saturday, May 2 and Saturday, June 6.
In addition to 12 hours of instruction from WHS teachers Kevin Joyce (Math) and Jessica DiBuono (formerly Gleason) (English), students will receive the Official College Board Official SAT Test Prep Book at the start of class.
Registration is online now through February 20th and space is limited. No refunds will be given after February 18. Questions: contact Debbie Morvillo at email@example.com
Click HERE to read the WHS PTO BOE Representative, Laura Schlossberg's report from the January BOE meeting.
This report includes a detailed summary, notes, and links to recorded meetings, including a summary of the public Q & A discussion held before the regular meeting.
BOE: Understanding the School Budget Process
January of each year marks the time when the Weston Public School administration presents the Recommended Operating and Capital Budget for the next school year to the Board of Education (BOE) for review, modification as necessary and ultimate approval. The District’s annual budget is approved by timetables specified in statutes and the Town Charter.
Key upcoming dates:
Memorial Day 5K Race, Walk, and Kids Fun Run
Mark your calendars!! The the 27th Annual Weston Memorial Day 5K Race, Walk and Kids Fun Run is scheduled for the morning of Saturday, May 23rd, 2020!!
At the next General PTO Board meeting, we will be presenting 2 new requests. Come on March 6th to hear about them and cast your vote.
In addition, we will be holding a special PTO meeting to discuss Philanthropy in more detail. We will review how we have spent our funds over the last 7+ years and brainstorm ideas for the future. Principal Wolak will join us as well. Date will be the last week of February and announced soon!
Any questions, please contact the Philanthropy Chair at kristana.esslinger@gmail.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. The Winter 2020 schedule for THE WORD newsletter publications will be Jan 13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24, March 9 & 23.
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 submissions or questions to firstname.lastname@example.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.