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Originally delivered on 2/24/2020 9:26 pm



Monday, February 24, 2019

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President's Message

Upcoming Programs


WHS PTO Board Nominations for 2020-2021 School Year

BOE: Understanding the School Budget Process

Memorial Day 5K Run, Walk & Fun Run

Class Notes

Coming Up (WHS Calendar)

February 25Special PTO Philanthropy Meeting, 9 am, WHS Room B1
March 6WHS PTO General Meeting, 8:30 am
March 16BOE Monthly Meeting, 7 pm, WMS
March 18Spectrum Concert, 7 pm
March 25SAT (Testing) - Junior Class
March 26WHS Q3 Ends
March 26K-12 Early Dismissal (WHS 11:45)/Professional Dev
March 26-29 Company Spring Musical, Thurs-Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 3 pm
March 27WHS Q4 Begins
April 10NO SCHOOL Good Friday
April 13-17NO SCHOOL Spring Recess
April 28NO SCHOOL Professional Development

Events occur at WHS, unless otherwise noted. 


A Letter from the President's Desk

Dear WHS PTO Member,

This issue of The WORD is a great snapshot of the work that is being done by your PTO Board members to both raise funds for, and allocate funds to, the high school this month:

  • Allison Nevitt, Bradie Paul and Maggie Kins have kicked off their marketing campaign for our major annual fundraiser, the Memorial Day Road Race; 
  • Debbie Morvillo has pulled off another college prep course fundraiser on our behalf, this time, for the Pre-ACT.
  • Kristana Esslinger is hosting a philanthropy meeting ( 9 a.m tomorrow at the high school), open to all members, to showcase the allocation of PTO funds over the past 8 years and to discuss the long term needs of the high school and goals of the PTO.

Also included in this newsletter is a quick note of introduction from this year’s appointed nominating committee chair, Casey Saussy. Casey will announce the names of her committee at our March General Meeting and will then begin the process of assembling the WHS PTO Boards for the 2020-21 school year. Can you believe it is already time to look ahead to next year?!

Our next General Meeting will be held on Friday, March 6 at the high school, beginning, as always, at 8:30 a.m. Check out Angela Zielinski’s note below for the details. I hope to see you there!

With warm regards,

Anne Troxell



Upcoming Programs

On Friday, March 6, 2020, we will have the pleasure of hearing from two speakers at our PTO Meeting. Our principal Lisa Wolak will provide color on the recent Climate Survey report followed by English teacher Venessa Eisenman to discuss the Writing Center. Please join us to learn more about both important topics at Weston High School. 

-Angela Zielinski, WHS PTO Vice President



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 TOMORROW, FEB. 25th at 9 am in Room B1 (behind Counseling) to discuss Philanthropy in more detail. Please join us! 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. 

Any questions, please contact the Philanthropy Chair at

WHS PTO Board Nominations for 2020-2021 School Year

Looking for a way to get involved in the WHS PTO? Do you know someone that would like to be involved? The WHS PTO will be sending out a nominating form so you can nominate a friend or yourself for positions on the WHS PTO Executive and General Board. Be on the lookout so you don’t miss it! Any questions, please contact me at

-Casey Saussy

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:

  • March 4, 2020, 7.30pm (Wed.): Board of Finance reviews Board of Education budget request.
  • March 24, 2020, 8pm (Tues.): Board of Finance holds Public Hearing on budget request - WMS Library.
  • April 7, 2020, 7.30pm (Tues.): Board of Finance Budget Deliberation Meeting.
  • April 22, 2020, 8pm (Wed.): Annual Town Budget Meeting - WHS Auditorium.
  • May 2, 2020, 12-8pm (Sat.): Proposed Referendum.

Past budget meetings can be viewed here:


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!!

Calling the entire Weston community to come out for this family friendly event.   We are planning food trucks, prizes, kids’ bouncy house and more.

This is the largest fundraiser of the year for Weston High School. The WHS PTO allocates proceeds from the event to fund a variety of enhancements to the Weston High School Curriculum.

Help us run the race! Volunteers are needed and there are a number of ways to help! Please contact us at for more information.

Join in the excitement as we begin to unveil clues to this year’s theme.  

It's a bird, it's a plane.....

5K2020 Co-chairs

Maggie Kins
Alison Nevitt
Bradie Paul


Class Notes

Senior Class:

Junior Class: 

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed with parenting these days?  Need a night out to relax and unwind? Join us for a Ladies Night!

Wednesday, February 26,  7:00 pm
$25 Pizza and salad (pay at Milestone)

And…’s Wednesday, ½ price wine night. 10% of the proceeds will go to the Class of 2021 PTO fund. Please RSVP by 2/25 so we can give Milestone a headcount and they can properly prepare for us. RSVP here

--Your Class of 2021 Parent Representatives: Jodi, Sandy, Angela, Amy


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 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

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.