The Spring Fling will be held on April 30 from 10am-2pm on the Town Green
A FOLLOW-UP TO “RACE TO NOWHERE”, SCREENING AT WESTON HIGH SCHOOL
Please join us at Weston High School on Tuesday, April 26th from 7–9pm for a screening of Reel Link Films' second documentary, BEYOND MEASURE. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, including Weston faculty and an Olin College professor, of the issues raised in the film. BEYOND MEASURE shines a light on tenacious and cutting-edge alternatives to the stifling, high-pressure education system portrayed in its first award-winning film, RACE TO NOWHERE.
Where many past documentaries have dwelled on the education crisis and the policies to blame for it, BEYOND MEASURE follows public schools across the country as they take matters into their own hands, innovating from the inside. Subverting our high-stakes education culture, even when it means putting their jobs at risk, the film’s featured educators are the advance guard in a burgeoning national movement to reinvent school. By spotlighting success stories, BEYOND MEASURE shows that it is possible to rise above America’s toxic achievement fixation and build a richer, deeper, more empowering, and student-centered education culture from the ground up.
The screening is free, open to the public and for all ages. Parents, caregivers, students, educators, and community leaders are strongly encouraged to attend. For more information on the film, and to reserve your ticket, please click here: http://beyondmeasurefilm.com/weston-public-schools/
This event is co-sponsored by the Weston PTO and Weston Public Schools.
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We are looking forward to another year of supporting the dynamic Weston Public Schools community.
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When you join the PTO you contribute to the educational enrichment of your children and the continued excellence of all of our schools. Being involved in the PTO is a direct link between you and your child's experience in the Weston Public Schools. All membership dollars go to our robust program offerings.
There are many ways to get involved and support the incredible work that is going on in the schools. Please consider volunteering your time and talents in the following areas:
· Developing programs to enhance curriculum with the Creative Arts Committee and Math and Science Council
· Creating opportunities for our children and our families to participate in Community Outreach efforts
· Identifying important topics and speakers in child development and education for our Parent Education events
· Fostering community within our schools through volunteering in the classroom and district wide events
· Supporting faculty and staff through recognition events and celebrations
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The Weston PTO needs your involvement, in ways both big and small, to continue to provide the same exceptional level of support to our schools.
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