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Weston High School PTO Newsletter

April 3, 2017

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April 5 - WHS Early Dismissal, 12n, Testing for 11th & 12th Graders (see Below for details)
April 10 - April 14th - No School, Spring Break
May 29th - No School, Memorial Day
June 19th - 1/2 Day, WHS 11:45am Dismissal
June 20th - Last Day of School, WHS 10am Dismissal

April 4th- Board of Ed Workshop, 7:30m, WMS Library
April 6th - Heroin & Opioid Awareness Program for Parents, 7-9pm, WHS Auditorium

April 5th- In School SAT exam for Juniors, Sophomores CAPT science assssement and Career Day
April 18th - AP Regsitration for Juniors and Seniors
April 19th - All Town Budget Meeting (ATBM), 8pm, WHS Auditorium​
April 24th - Board of Ed Meeting, 7:30, WMS Library
April 25th - Tri-M Music Honor Society Ceremony, 
7:00pm, WHS Auditorium 
April 27th - Adjourned Budget Referendum Voting, Town Hall Meeting Room, 12n-8pm
April 29th - Boosters Fundraiser, LRC dice tournament
May 1st -May 12th - AP Exams
May 1st - June 9th - Senior Internships

May 2nd - WHS Ochestra Spring Concert, 7:00pm, WHS Auditorium
May 5th - WHS PTO Meeting, 9:45am
May 6th - SAT exam, 7am, WHS
May 10th - WHS Choir Concert 7:00pm, WHS Auditorium
May 11th - WHS Band Spring Concert, 7:00pm, WHS Auditorium
May 15th - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30pm

May 19th - Junior and Senior Prom
May 21st - WHS Company Dialogue, 5pm, WHS Auditoirum
May 24th - Art Jam, 6:45 - 8pm, WHS
May 29th - Memorial Day Parade, WHS Band Marching
June 3rd - SAT exam, 7am, WHS
June 10th - ACT exam, 7am, WHS

June 11th - WHS Athletics Awards Night, 5pm, WHS Auditorium
June 20th -

  • NEW! Next PTO Meeting - May 5th, 9:45am. Vote for the 2017-2018 PTO Board and enjoy a WHS Cafeteria Tour & Tasting! 
  • Reminder: Join the WHS PTO Facebook Page and stay up to date every day.
  • Updated! Superintendent State Budget Update.
  • NEW! Principal's March Report.
  • Reminder: WHS School Counseling March Newsletter.
  • Reminder: Heroin & Opioid Awareness Program, Thursday, April 6th, 7-9pm.
  • Reminder: Seeking Infectious Disease and Marketing Experts for a Panel.
  • Reminder: Yarn Needed for Hats for the Homeless.
  • NEW! Brick by Brick...purchase yours now! Deadline on Friday
  • NEW! Weston 5K Road Race, Walk and Kid's Fun Run Opportunities.
  • NEW! Presentation of the 2017-2018 WHS PTO BOARD
  • Reminder: Parents of Current Juniors, Join the Class of 2018 Facebook Page.
  • Reminder:Parents of Current Sophomores, Join the Class of 2019 Facebook Page.
  • Reminder: Purchase a Weston Water Bottle and Support the WHS Class of 2017.
  • Reminder: Purchase a Weston Bleacher Seat and Support the WHS Class of 2018.
  • Join Us: PTO Meeting Schedule - All Welcome.
  • Reminder: Word and Newsflash Archive now available!
  • NEW! Weston Youth Services Programs: Sign Up for Summer Programs Now!
  • NEW! WHS Boosters Club LCR Dice Tournament, April 29th, 7pm
  • NEW! Weston Women's League hosting Havana Nights Spring Fundraiser on May 13th.
  • NEW! Weston Middle School Pool Permits available
  • Reminder: The Word Submission Information.
  • Useful Links

NEXT PTO MEETING...All Are Welcome
Friday, May 5th, 9:45am,

Vote for the 2017-2018 PTO Board and enjoy a WHS cafeteria tour & tasting-  don't miss the chance to get a behind the scenes tour with the Director of culinary services at WHS. Andre Santelli will prepare his most popular offerings for parents to taste and answer any questions.


State Budget, Board of Education Update and Letters from Dr. McKersie
Click Here to read the Dr. McKersie's Budget Updates. Updated 3/27/17.

Please note: this documents will continuously be updated as more information is available. Please check continue to click the new link each week.

Remaining Budget Meetings:
April 19, 2017: All Town Budget Meeting (ATBM)  - 8:00 pm WHS Auditorium
April 27, 2017:  Adjourned Budget Referendum Voting, Town Hall Meeting Room, 12n - 8pm

Principal's Report
Click Here
 to read the Principal's March Report on all schools.

School Counseling Newsletter
Click Here to read the WHS Counseling Department March Newsletter


Heroin & Opioid Awareness Program presented by Weston High School in partnership with the U.S. Attorney's Office for Connecticut
For Parents & Educators
Thursday, April 6th 7-9pm, WHS Auditorium

Please join us for a showing of “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a powerful documentary created by the FBI and DEA to educate students and parents about the dangers of addiction. The movie will be followed by a discussion with a Fairfield County parent who recently lost her son to an opioid overdose.

Click Here for additional information.

Seeking Infectious Disease and Marketing Experts to Join Panel. Panel on April 5th at 8am to evaluate PSA's developed by 9th graders regarding what infectious disease is the greatest threat to us.  Contact Christina Conetta with any questions. 

YARN & KNITTERS NEEDED for Hats for the Homeless. 
Weston high school is looking for donations of yarn and needles for a knitting club that will be making hats for the homeless. Kindly drop donations off at the security desk of the school.  Thank you, Lisa Deorio, Principal


Weston 5K Road Race, Walk and Kid's Fun Run Opportunities
If your business would like to donate, we have corporate sponsorships available: 
Click Here for Corporate Sponsorships. If you or your family would like to support us and have your name on THE official shirt, you can Click Here for Individual/Family Sponsorships.
If you'd like to 
RUN/WALK: Click Here or join our Facebook Page to stay abreast of new developments by Clicking Here.
Sponsorships Available until May 1st.


2017-2018 WHS PTO Board
Isabelle Alvarado would like to thank the  nominating committee for their hard work in putting together the slate for next year's PTO Board. This Board will be voted on at the May PTO meeting. 

Nominating Committee
Michelle Bradley
Karen Kallins
Sheila Crowe
Laurie Dillon
Megan Couch
Leigh Meccay
Dawn Egan

Janet Hoffman

Proposed PTO Board

EXECUTIVE BOARD  First Name Last Name
President Dawn Egan
Vice President Janet Hoffman
Treasurer Angela Zielinski
BOE Representative Katia Colaprico
Secretary Anne Troxell
Philanthopy Megan Couch
Communications Karen Kallins
9th Grade Rep Sandra Hart
10th Grade Rep Rachel Golan
11th Grade Rep Julie Baisley
12th Grade Rep Alison Melito
Past President Megan Couch
GENERAL BOARD First Name Last Name
9th Grade Rep Angela Zielinski
9th Grade Rep Jodi Sacchetta
9th Grade Rep Amy Cohen
9th Grade Rep Sandra Hart
10th Grade Rep Lisa Cohen Vacca
10th Grade Rep Jennifer Goetz
10th Grade Rep Rachel Golan
10th Grade Rep Susy Jones
11th Grade Rep Julie Baisley
11th Grade Rep Lisa Bigelow
11th Grade Rep Cathy Greene
11th Grade Rep Jean Zech
12th Grade Rep Julie Baisley
12th Grade Rep Megan Couch
12th Grade Rep Alison Melito
12th Grade Rep Anne Troxell
Bake Sale Irsannia Gallardo
Bake Sale Kerrie Steele Rubin
Bake Sale, Online Susan McGlone
Bylaws Tammy Roberts
Directory Stacey Simon
Hospitality Gail Newell
Hospitality Laurie Strouch
Hospitality Shannon Nordlinger
Hospitality Robin Ronai
Membership Marisela Esposito
PSAT/SAT Stephanie Young
Publicity Patricia Manea
Road Race Allison Wilson
Webmaster Jodi Sachetta


Attention Parents of Current WHS Juniors (Class of 2018)!
Please take a moment to join the PTO sponsored Facebook page: WHS Class of 2018 Parent Group, PTO Sponsored by clicking this link: 

Class of 2018 Parent Facebook Group

This page is administered by the Class of 2018 Parent PTO Board Reps Anne Troxell, Ali Melito, Megan Couch and Julie Baisley.  Our current goal is to get 100% participation from the parents of this class.  The purpose of the page is to provide parents with up to date information regarding PTO sponsored events for the Class of 2018 students during the last quarter of their Junior year and the 
all - important Senior year in high school

Attention Parents of Current WHS Sophomores (Class of 2019)!
Please take a moment to join the PTO sponsored Facebook page: WHS Class of 2019 Parent Group, PTO Sponsored by clicking this link: 

Class of 2019 Parent Facebook Group

Are you the parent of a sophomore? Do you want timely information on important upcoming events such as Counties, junior/senior prom, SAT/ACT prep classes, or the Memorial Day 5k and Fair? Click Here to Join the Parents of Weston High School Class of 2019 Facebook group and stay up to date on the details you need.
This Facebook group is the official, PTO-sponsored information source for all things Class of 2019. For example, if you were already a member of our Facebook group, then you’d already know all about the Counties Assemblies Board, and why your rising junior wants you to be involved. 
Just in case you haven’t joined our Facebook group yet, here’s what you need to know about Counties:
  • The Counties Assemblies Board requires each town to send 2-3 representatives to plan the Red and White balls – without Board member representatives, Weston students CANNOT participate in this popular student event
  • Responsibilities include attending one meeting per month between September and May, easy administrative duties (hello, envelope stuffing!) and chaperoning one dance with friends
  • Board members must find replacements at the end of the 2-year term
If you have an awesome posse of friends who would make amazing partners in the creation of an event our students love, now is the time to get involved. Ready to learn more? Get in touch with current Counties board member Karen Toner a
Have a question for the Class of 2019 parent reps? We’re happy to help. Just let us know – and stay 
tuned because life is about to get exciting!
Julie Baisley –
Lisa Bigelow –
Cathy Greene –
Jean Zech –


Please support the WHS Class of 2017 
Purchase a Weston Water Bottle! 

100% of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be spent on the Class of 2017.
$25 per water bottle*

Orders will be available for pick up from the main office in mid-March
Credit card payment only
Limited supply...Don't be left out.....Order your water bottle today!

Click Here to order! 

Please contact Carla Welsh at with any questions.

*17 ounce H2GO "Force" Stainless Steel Water Bottle (double wall stainless steel thermal bottle with copper vacuum insulation and threaded stainless steel lid)


 The Jr. Class Fundraiser

Please support the WHS CLASS OF 2018 (current Juniors) by purchasing a Weston spirit Bleacher Seat for $15 (navy blue with yellow W).

This navy blue folding seat cushion is made to make sitting on the bleachers more comfortable (it is great for when the bleachers are cold or wet) and its soft material acts as a good cushion to put over a stiff chair.  In addition, the back has the yellow Weston logo printed on it and also acts as a pocket.

The profits from this fundraiser go to the Student Government Class of 2018 in the High School and will be used to fund its annual student government spirit events including holiday decorations, spirit weeks, events such as Prom and so much more!

Click Here to order!
May 5th - 9:45am
June 2nd - WHS PTO Luncheon
Click Here 
for the entire meeting schedule.
Word and Newsflash Archive!
You can now access all 2016-2017 Word and Newsflash publications from the WHS PTO website under the Newsletter tab or 
Click Here.


A Message from Weston Youth Services

Theater? Technology? Music? Cooking? Baking? Robotics? Science? Film? Art? Knit & Crochet? Or maybe Sitter Safety? If any of these sound interesting, check out our fabulous camp offerings at 

Registration is currently underway!

WHS Booster's Club LCR Dice Tournament Fundraiser!
Saturday April 29th at 7pm
Dinner, drinks, simple dice game and some fun!
Music, friends and helping fund some necessary sports equipment!
NO experience necessary - and you can also just sit at the bar and watch!

Click Here for more information. 


Weston Women's League Spring Fundraiser

 The Weston Women’s League is hosting its Spring Fundraiser on MAY  13th at Stepping Stones Museum. This year’s beneficiary is the Cesar  Batalla Elementary School in Bridgeport, CT.
The league is looking to raise $130,000 to build the FIRST ever PLAYGROUND for the Pre-K to 2nd graders at the Cesar Batalla School in Bridgeport. The Cesar Batalla school is the largest, and 2nd poorest, elementary school in the State. While the school building was completed 6 years ago, after an asbestos lawsuit, the children still have no suitable outdoor play space.
The WWL would like give these kids a chance to be kids while at school. Even if it's for 30 minutes a day. We want them to be able to run, climb, slide, laugh, chase, ride bikes and most importantly – enjoy being a kid. But it takes a village to make something like this happen, and we need your support!
Please JOIN US for a night of live music, after hours DJ, great Cuban cuisine, classic cars, gambling, silent and live auctions, and MORE. Please help us turn the Cesar Batalla plot of grass into a magical playground for these children.

Click Here to purchase tickets OR to make a donation.
Some important facts for you to know:

  • 100% of the students receive breakfast and lunch subsides, as well as weekend backpacks when available. Without these meals 100% of these children would not have enough food to eat. 
  • 100% of these children come from single parents homes, multi-family homes, shelters, or government housing and several are homeless. 
  • 100% of these children are lacking in basic necessities like: winter coats, uniforms, shoes and backpacks; they depend on donations and charitable giving for these items. 
  • 100% of the teachers at Cesar Batalla struggle every day to find supplies for their students, including: notebooks, crayons, scissors and other items that we take for granted.

The Weston Middle School pool is open for public and lap swimming.  Please view the flyer on for detailed information.  A pool permit is required or you may come and pay a drop in fee of $5.00 per person each visit. 


If you have something for The Word please email your submission, in Word format, to Your article will be printed as is, the content should be print ready; if not it will not be included. 

Submissions must be relevant to WHS parents and/or students.  If there is any question regarding the relevance of a submission, final approval will be determined by The Word Editor and/or the WHS PTO President. 

The Word publishes the first week of each month.

Newsflash will go out each week to report on deadlines and/or events for that week.

Submissions for the Newsflash must be in by Monday night by 7pm

Click Here for the 2016-2017 Weston Public School District Calendar.

Click Here to access the PTO webpage and/or to join the PTO.

Weston Youth Services provides a  range of programs and services to promote the health and well-being of our children and families. 
Click Here  to access the Weston Youth Services website.

  Since we began this program in 2013, we've earned almost $30,000! Up to  8.5% of all      purchases made using this link goes directly to the PTOs. Please Click Here to make all of your Amazon purchases or link through our webpage at

Click Here for the Town of Weston official site.

Click Here for the Weston Public Library calendar of events

Click Here for the Weston Kiwanis Club schedule of meetings and events


Submissions will be printed as is; please proof read content.  The Word publishes the 1st Monday or Tuesday of each month. Submissions deadline is Wednesday prior for Monday publications and Thursday prior for Tuesday publications. Click Here for publication schedule and submission deadlines. Information submitted after the deadline will be held and printed in the next available publication. Send submissions to The WHS PTO Word editor, Karen Kallins, at The Word contains information on the most recent WHS and PTO news.  It will be emailed to all registered WHS PTO members each month throughout the school year.  Back issues for the current school year can be found on the Weston PTO website under the WHS PTO tab, click on Newsletter 
Please note, submissions should be relevant to WHS Students and their families (town sports programs, community events or outside sports programs taking place in the Town of Weston).  If there is any question regarding the relevance of a submission, final approval will be determined by The WHS PTO Word editor and the WHS PTO President. 

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