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Weston High School PTO Newsletter

September 6, 2016

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September 5 - 
School Closed: Labor Day
October 3 - School Closed: Rosh Hashanah
October 12  - School Closed: Yom Kippur

September 6 - 
Meeting for those interested in Mock Trial, 7:20pm, room C7
September 9 - 1st PTO Meeting 9:45am
September 12 - Mock Trial try outs 2:45-6 pm
September 13 -Mock Trial try outs 7-9 pm

September 19 & 20 - Company Fall Play Auditions, 3-6pm, WHS Auditorium
September 21 - Activities Fair
September 27 - Photo day for underclassmen
September 29 - Freshman 101, 6-7p, WHS Cafeteria
September 29 - Back to School Night, 7pm, WHS Auditorium
October 1 -  SAT Exams 7am WHS
October 19 - PSAT WHS, Sophomores & Juniors,7:45am
October 20 - College Admissions Panel, 7pm WHS
October 22 - ACT Exam 7am WHS
October 25 - College Financial Aid Presentation, 7pm WHS
October 29 - Company Fall Play Dry Tech Rehearsal, 10am-7pm, WHS Auditorium
October 30 - Company Fall Play Tech Rehearsal, 12pm-6pm, WHS Auditorium
  • NEW! Welcome from the PTO President
  • NEW! Join the PTO
  • NEW! PTO General Board Meeting Dates
  • NEW! Order your Yearbook, price increase after 9/16.
  • NEW! Senior News and Deadlines
  • NEW! ADAP: Chair needed for Evergreen Dance
  • NEW! Mock Trial meeting for interested students. Also seeking Coaches & Consultants
  • NEW! PSAT prep course
  • NEW! Philanthropy: Request for 2 microwaves & 1 small fridge


From the PTO President, Megan Couch
On behalf of the WHS PTO, I would like to take this opportunity to say hi and welcome back to school! The WHS PTO is a fantastic organization that I encourage all of you to be a part of.  It not only helps you as parents stay well informed and connected but it’s filled with incredibly interesting, smart and thoughtful individuals that you may not meet otherwise.
The PTO is strong at the high school with support from all levels.  It’s an important piece of the spirit of the school as our organization provides our students with enhancements to their everyday lives that enrich the curriculum as well as strengthen the community as a whole. We organize the best fundraisers in Weston, starting with the PSAT/SAT prep course, the Election Day Bake Sale, and finally the Memorial Day 5K Road Race.  It’s very exciting here at the high school, so please take advantage of the volunteer opportunities open to you.
As many of you know, it is important at the high school level to stay connected; with your PTO membership, you’ll receive a directory so that you have access to all the high school contacts you and your student will need for the upcoming school year. You will also be signed up to receive the online newsletter called The WORD.  The WORD is filled with timely announcements about school activities and events.
Please register today!  Simply click here:
Please remember this is a PARENT ONLY registration and ONLY ONE PARENT needs to register all your students in the 4 schools. Payment is expected at time of registration.
Another great way the PTO helps you stay connected and well informed is to provide monthly meetings. Our PTO will meet in a General Forum once a month.  Our first meeting is Friday, September 9th, at 9:45 a.m. in the Main Office Conference Room (coffee at 9:30).  All are invited to attend.  If you have not had the chance to meet our WHS Principal, Lisa Deorio, or WPS Superintendent, Dr. Bill McKersie, please be sure to come listen to them speak to us about the upcoming year.  
A special thank you to a few of our hard working PTO members that took care of business over the summer.  Thank you, Tiffany Donovan Green, Roberta ReCouper, Gail Newell, and Rook McGuire and your volunteers, for treating our own WHS staff with a delicious back to school luncheon. It was a special day for the PTO to let staff know how much we appreciate all that they do for our kids.   And thank you to our PSAT/SAT Prep Course Chair, Sheila Crowe, for organizing the courses that will be available to students in October. Please see below in this newsletter for registration information.
Please join our Facebook page! Weston High School PTO (Connecticut) 
I look forward to seeing you all next Friday, September 9th, at the General Meeting!  If you need to contact me, please do not hesitate to email me at
All the best,
Megan Couch
WHS PTO President

JOIN THE PTO        

The 2016-2017 PTO Membership Drive is open thru September 15, 2016! Firm deadline to be in the directory and get a directory! One Parent Registers all students in any school. Click to Register Today


We are delighted to offer sponsorship opportunities again in this year's PTO Family Directory. This year's sponsor names will be flashed in a banner on the PTO website! Membership directories travel with parents, so your ad will be with them all the time!

Sponsorship pages will be printed on heavy stock paper in the middle of the directory and we will print only business-card size (approx. 2.125" x 3.5"). Your card will appear in gray-scale on colored paper. It will not be printed in color. 

The price for the cards will remain at $100 each. Unlike other venues which are typically disposed of after an event, the Directory pages are viewed over and over throughout the entire year.  

If you would like to participate this year, please complete our online form. The deadline for directory sponsorship is September 15, 2016.

SPACE IS LIMITED! Reserve today.

Your confirmation email will provide instructions for sending in your artwork.

Please use the link below to become a sponsor:…





Friday, September 9th
9:30 Coffee/9:45 meeting time, WHS Main Office conference room

Friday, October 7th
9:30 Coffee/9:45 meeting time, WHS Main Office conference room

Friday, November 4th
9:30 Coffee/9:45 meeting time, WHS Main Office conference room

December - no meeting

Click here for the entire meeting schedule.


Friday, September 9th, WHS Main Office Conference room

Principal Lisa DeOrio & Department heads will speak at 9:45 about current and future WHS events and plans. 

Superintendent Dr. William McKersie will speak at 10:30 about his exciting plans and hopes for the District

Don't miss this chance to meet and speak with WHS leadership!



Early Bird Special $50, Expires September 16, 2016

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ADAP News -Seeking Chair for Evergreen Dance for Freshmen and Sophomores

Chair needed for Evergreen Dance.  We are hoping to continue this great tradition!  The Evergreen Dance is just one of many events provided throughout the year that promote an alcohol and drug free environment for our children.  It is traditionally held the first weekend in December.  
Please contact Eilene Brostoff ( if you can help out with this event.


MOCK TRIAL - Meeting for those interested in Mock Trial on 9/6 at 7:20pm, room C7
                       - Seeking Coaches and Consultants

For all students interested in participating in Mock Trial, there will be a meeting at 7:20 on September 6 in C7.  Auditions will be help September 12 from 2:45-6 pm, and September 13 from 7-9 pm.  Previous experience is not required.  Students may try out as either witness or lawyer.  Audition requirements will be reviewed at the meeting on September 6.  Anyone unable to attend the meeting, but interested in joining, should send an email to

Weston High School’s State Champion Mock Trial team is gearing up for an exciting year.  The team will once again have three squads supported by our dedicated parent coaches.  We are looking for community members, preferably with experience in litigation, to help coach the team.  Current coaches serve in several capacities.  Some are hands on coaches who attend all meetings, 2-4 hours per week, and are consistently involved in the preparation for competition with the students on their team.  Other community members serve as consultants, either coaching specific skills related to the case, or serving as judges for scrimmages and providing feedback.  

If anyone is interested in becoming involved with the team, please email faculty advisor Laura Del Savio at  



PSAT will be administered to all Sophomores and Juniors At WHS on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 at 7:45am.

The PTO is offering a Prep Course  that will consist of 2 sessions, 1 hour of English with Mr. Mezzo, and 1 hour of Math with Mr. Joyce each session.

The following are the three sessions to choose from: Tuesdays:  10/4th and 10/18th  3-5pm, Wednesdays: 9/28th and 10/5th  5-7pm and 
Thursdays:  9/29 and 10/6th  3-5pm

Please register online through the Weston PTO website: The fee for the course is $150.00, payable online during registration. Sign up deadline is Friday 9/23/16.  Please consider your session selection carefully as we will not be able to accommodate any post registration changes. Notice of cancellation must be given at least 24 hours before the start of the first class in order to obtain a refund.

A confirmation email will be sent with class assignments and specifics before the start of the first class. Please contact Lisa Deorio to discuss financial assistance if needed. Any questions? Please contact Sheila Crowe


PHILANTHROPY - Request for Microwave and Small Fridge

Dear PTO families!
I have the privilege this year of being our Philanthropy Chair for WHS PTO.  A job I love!  First, I welcome any new and innovative ideas you may have, and second, I have a request already.  I am looking for two microwaves and one small fridge (even a dorm size one!).  We have a number of needs for both in our school and before spending any hard-earned cash on them, I wanted to see if anyone out there has either to donate.  I will even come pickup!  Thank you and please let me know.

Dawn Egan, Philanthropy Chair


Weston Public School District Calendar

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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 whsptonewsletter@westonpspto.orgThe 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.  
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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