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Final PTO Meeting of the Year
Today I was reminded that this coming Saturday marks the start of the Memorial Day weekend, one of the favorite times of the year for many Westonites. From the crowds of runners, walkers and cheering fans at our PTO’s annual 5k Race Race, the smiling faces of kids and screams of delight you hear at the Fair and the involvement of spectators and participants alike in our small town America parade emanate a sense of community, patriotism and town spirit. I know that many of you are feeling wistful about what normally would be, at this time of the year. While it may be difficult, we each must make an effort to look for the silver linings of the stay at home mandate and do our best to mark the days with what may be different, but still memorable, methods of making these milestones and special days stand out.
To that end, the district administrators have been working hard to ensure that the year does not end without proper celebration of all the students who are moving up and on. Keep a lookout for Principal Wolak’s email which will be released very soon and will outline the festivities at the high school.
As a result of the PTO’s cancellation of our annual Memorial Day Road Race fundraiser and the corresponding loss of budgeted philanthropy funds of $17,000, the PTO’s semi-annual Bricks Fundraiser takes on new meaning this year. For those of you who are not familiar with this fundraiser, here is some background:
The first Brick by Brick Fundraiser was launched in 2017, at a time when the economy was suffering and our school budget was threatened. We asked not only WHS parents, but the community at large, to consider buying a brick, personalized to commemorate an achievement, graduation, championship or award or to simply honor a teacher, administrator or alum as a way to leave their mark on our school, not only physically through the placement of the brick in a legacy courtyard, but monetarily through the support of future educational enhancements to WHS. Bricks were sold and a lovely Legacy Courtyard created just inside the main interior courtyard at the high school, visible as you walk down the long center glass hallway.
The story our school/district is facing economically is arguably worse today than in 2017 because of the current pandemic. At the same time and for the same reason, the PTO’s ability to help support our school is diminished due to our inability to replenish our philanthropy coffers through the Memorial Day Road Race event.
Please help us make up the loss of our biggest fundraiser by purchasing a personalized brick today! One brick will get us one step closer to rebuilding our philanthropy fund. Commemorate your graduate’s time at WHS, honor the hard work of a teacher or administrator - buy a brick and leave a legacy!
Each 4" x 8" brick is $100 and allows three lines of personalization, 18 characters per line. All proceeds benefit Weston High School PTO.
Order by clicking HERE. Can’t remember if you purchased one before? Please send me an email to the address below, Subject Line: Did I Buy A Brick?
The PTO appreciates your support!
Stay safe, stay well. #WestonStrong
With warm regards,
Final PTO Meeting of the Year
You are Invited...
The last PTO meeting of the year will be held on Friday, June 5th at 9 a.m. via Zoom. At this meeting, we will cover a few business items. The real purpose of the meeting, though, is to honor the current Board members for their year of service and welcome the new Board for the 2020-21 school year. In addition, we will honor any retiring teachers and administrators and announce the recipient of the PTO Award given to the parent whose last child is graduating from WHS who has made the greatest contribution to our organization during the time in which he or she has been a member.
We hope you will join us! Zoom Invite to follow in the Monday, June 1st newsletter.