Celebrate Volunteerism!

 

 PARENT PROGRAMS ON VIDEO

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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!

  


    
 PTO NOMINATING COMMITTEE

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The PTO needs you!  We’re currently accepting nominations for next year’s PTO board. Please contact the Nominating Committee Chair Ellen Livingston at LivingstonE@weston.org if you or someone you know is interested in serving on the board.

 

 

NEW SUPERINTENDENT ANNOUNCED

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The School Committee has announced a new Superintendent of our schools. Dr. Thomas Campbell will succeed Cheryl Maloney, our current & esteemed Superintendent, who retires this year.

On January 22, the Weston School Committee voted to appoint Dr. Campbell effective July 1, 2015. Throughout his career Dr. Campbell has served as a special needs educator, Principal, and Director of Human Resources.  He will be in the district over the next few months to begin the transition. Please take advantage of opportunities to meet Dr. Campbell and welcome him to the community!
 

 


NEXT PTO MEETING

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Join us for the next PTO Board meeting in March. Click here for full meeting schedule and past meeting minutes. The public is 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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  Weston, Massachusetts 02493

 

 

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