_________ Begins Today! _________
Welcome to the 2015-16 membership season. Click here to join or renew for the next school year.
Accessibility to our schools through volunteer work is a valued benefit of membership. This year we are rolling out a new
dynamic, year-round volunteer sign-up process using a
program called Sign Up Genius.
Once your membership is activated you will receive an email from PTO with a link to Sign Up Genius where you can indicate your volunteer
preference(s) for the 2015-16 school year. Thank you for your continued support
of the PTO!
LOOKING AT ART
__________ March 2015 __________
The goal of Looking at Art is to enhance our children’s’ ability to express what they see and experience through the Visual Arts.
Looking at Art is a program run by parent volunteers that dates back for over 40 years in Weston. It is the only program in the school district that gives parents the ability to go in and lead their child’s classroom in guided inquiry, discussion and activities. Our volunteers get a unique opportunity to see their child in the context of their peers, while exposing our kids to various types of art that integrate with their current curriculum.
Highlights of the K-5th grade curriculum include:
We welcome you to join us! Please contact Liz Darling (email@example.com or 617-694-7693) with any questions or to volunteer.
__________ Year in Review __________
This year's Parent Education theme is Raising Resilient Children. We welcomed three informative and entertaining speakers this year—educator Amy Lyon, who spoke about the importance of Encouraging Grit, author and educator David McCullough, Jr., author of the best-selling book You Are (Not) Special and Other Encouragements, and Fiona Jensen of Calmer Choice.
To view Amy Lyons' talk on Encouraging Grit Click here
To view David McCullough's talk on You Are (Not) Special and Other Encouragements Click here
To view our third program in this series -Our Spring speaker Fiona Jensen of Calmer Choice Click here
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Want more information or regular updates? PTO offers one complimentary issue of the weekly newsletter Westword below. PTO's Westword Newsletter is published each Wednesday at 7 am during the school year and sent via email. Announcements must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 2:00 pm on the Thursday before to be included.
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_________ 2014-15 _________
Dear Families and Friends,
We support teachers in and outside of the classroom through extensive volunteering that includes organizing back to school nights, planning teacher appreciation events, chaperoning field trips and much more.
We find PhD scientists and mathematicians to work on fractals and biology experiments with our high school students and organize day-long science fairs and evening science workshops for our elementary students.
We bring in professional performing artists and artists-in-residence who work hand-in-hand with students on school-wide projects such as weavings and murals.
We help teach our children about giving back to their communities through outreach to local groups such as Bristol Lodge and the Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club.
We bring in nationally recognized speakers on important issues such as grit and resilience in children through our Parent Education series.
We keep you informed through Westword about the important information you need to know about our schools.
We support our teachers so they can do what they do best – educate our children to the highest possible standards while encouraging individual growth, creativity and a passion for learning.
The PTO is you, and we need your energy and ideas to continue to support and sustain excellence in our schools.
If you are not yet a PTO member, please email us today and join the hundreds of Weston parents who already are. Please join – and volunteer – today.
___________ ABOUT US _________
This is the organization to join if you want to connect with the Weston Public Schools and community and take part as a family in all the activities the schools have to offer.
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