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CONGRESSWOMAN VISITS WESTON

_________  March 30, 2015  _________

We are very excited about the visit of Congresswoman Clark to Weston High School. Congresswoman Katherine Clark  who represents the 5th District of MA in Washington DC (katherineclark.house.gov ) will visit on Monday, March 30, 2015 The High School and the Weston PTO will coordinate a reception. Parents and students are welcome.  The proposed schedule is: 2:00-2:50 Meet with Government Classes; 3:00-4:00 Meet & Greet in Weston High School Library with students, parents and faculty; 4:00-5:00 Meet with the Superintendent and District Administrators.  This will be exciting for our students and an opportunity for parents to express their views on education or other topics to their representative.  

 


BRENDA DATER:
PARENTING WITHOUT PANIC

_________  April 7, 2015  _________


Brenda Dater, author of Parenting without Panic: A Pocket Support Group for Parents of Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum (Asperger's Syndrome), will be speaking at the Field School Dining Hall on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

Join us in welcoming Brenda as she shares stories and practical tips to help all parents of children with special needs feel more confident and hopeful in parenting with less panic. Brenda's talk is free and open to all members of the community. Please visit www.westonpac.org for more information. All are welcome
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PARENT ED PROGRAMS ON VIDEO

_________  Winter 2014-15  _________

This year's Parent Education theme is Raising Resilient Children. We welcomed two informative and entertaining speakers so far this year—educator Amy Lyon, who spoke about the importance of Encouraging Grit, and author and educator David McCullough, Jr., author of the best-selling book You Are (Not) Special and Other Encouragements.

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

We are looking forward to the third program in this series - Our Spring speaker Fiona Jensen of Calmer Choice, who will address resiliency through the practice of mindfulness.  Save the date for March 17th!

 


NEXT PTO MEETING

 _______ April 8, 2015 ________

Join us for the next PTO Board meeting in April. Click here for full meeting schedule and past meeting minutes. All are welcome.               

 

 

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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 westword@weston.org no later than 2:00 pm on the Thursday before to be included. 

 

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 PRESIDENT'S LETTER

_________  Winter 2014-15  _________

Dear Families and Friends,

If you are not already a member, we hope you will consider joining the Weston PTO.


Li Liu

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.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Parkhill
Weston PTO President 2014-2015
Rebeccap1@comcast.net

Barbie Cobb
Weston PTO Vice President 2014-2015
barbiecobb@yahoo.com

___________  ABOUT US _________

Weston PTO is a 900-member association in Weston, Massachusetts that works to promote educational excellence and opportunities for children and encourage a strong community of students, parents, and faculty members from all Weston schools.

Benefits of Membership

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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