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Weston High School PTO Newsletter

May 1, 2017


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SCHOOL CLOSINGS & DELAYS

May 29th - No School, Memorial Day
June 19th - 1/2 Day, WHS 11:45am Dismissal
June 20th - Last Day of School, WHS 10am Dismissal


MEETINGS & EVENTS


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, WMS Library

May 19th - Junior and Senior Prom
May 21st - WHS Company Dialogue a student-run night of the arts, 5pm, WHS Auditoirum
May 24th - Art Jam, 6:45 - 8pm, WHS
May 26th - May 29th - Memorial Day Fair
May 29th - Memorial Day Parade, WHS & WMS Bands are Marching
May 31st - Halo Awards (Company), 6pm, Palace Theater, Waterbury
June 2nd - WHS PTO Luncheon
June 3rd - SAT exam, 7am, WHS
June 4th - Company Banquet, 7pm, Rolling Hills Country Club
June 10th - ACT exam, 7am, WHS

June 11th - WHS Athletics Awards Night, 5pm, WHS Auditorium
June 14th - June 20th - Final Exams
June 19th - Board of Education Meeting, 7:30pm, WMS Library
June 20th -
GRADUATION!!! 6pm


 
INSIDE THIS WEEKS ISSUE
  • Join Us: 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 April WHS Newsletter
  • Reminder/Updated! Weston 5K Road Race, Walk and Kid's Fun Run Opportunities.
  • NEW! Prom Transportation Available through ADAP
  • Updated! Presentation of the 2017-2018 WHS PTO BOARD
  • NEW! Weston Calendar Art Contest Has Begun!
  • NEW! WHS Company Bookfair Fundraiser and Dialogue teaser event
  • 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! TRICAFALON at the Wilton YMCA, May 21st, 2-5pm
  • Reminder: Weston Youth Services Programs: Sign Up for Summer Programs Now!
  • Reminder: Weston Women's League hosting Havana Nights Spring Fundraiser on May 13th.
  • Reminder: Weston Middle School Pool Permits available
  • Reminder: The Word Submission Information.
  • Useful Links: New Links Added

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.
 
HAVE YOU JOINED US ON FACEBOOK! CLICK HERE


State Budget, Board of Education Update and Letters from Dr. McKersie
The Weston Annual Town Budget Meeting and Referendum approved the FY 2018 BOE Operating and Capital Budgets as requested by the Board of Education.

Click Here to read the Dr. McKersie's Budget Updates. Updated 4/27/2017.
 


Principal's Report
Click Here
 to read the Principal's April Report on the WHS.

 




 


Weston 5K Race...So Many Ways to Enjoy the Fun...

 
 For All Ages. Find it all on
WESTON5K.COM....
RUN or WALK,    save with early registration; and don’t forget our 

 KIDS FUN RUN for your kindergartner thru 5th grader’s.
 All can be registered at:
 http://weston5k.com/homepage.html

 
While registering for the event add-on a Family Sponsorship or if you can’t participate that day; help our PTO and be a FAMILY SPONSOR to get your name on our T-SHIRT.
*only available until May 1st*  
http://weston5k.com/sponsorshipdonations.html

Or are you a local business? Be a Corporate Sponsorhttp://weston5k.com/sponsorshipdonations.html

Volunteer and help your neighbors and make this event a success: 
http://weston5k.com/volunteer.html

 


NEW! Prom Transportation

ADAP is once again offering buses to Prom.  We know arranging transportation can get very expensive and complicated, so we are pleased to share with you Rides for Lives!

First Student will provide transportation from Weston High School to Greenwich Hyatt and back to Weston High School for $35 per person (groups of less than 20 will be combined).  


Get organized early this year. FIRM DEADLINE is May 16.
Click Here to sign up.


Any questions? Email: sharris@coleharris.com



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 PTO meeting on May 5th. 


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

Janet Hoffman

Proposed PTO Board

2017-2018 WHS PTO BOARD
   
EXECUTIVE BOARD   
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  
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 Debbie Sollinger
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
 

 
NEW! The 2017-2018 Weston Calendar Art Contest Has Begun!!
DEADLINE:  MAY 26, 2017
 
All Weston students, from Pre-K to 12th grade, are invited to enter the art contest.  Fourteen (14) winners will be selected to appear in the 2017-2018 Weston Schools Wall Calendar. 
 
The artist whose work is selected to appear on the cover will be awarded a $50 VISA gift card!  Two artists selected randomly from the interior monthly pages will receive a $25 VISA gift card each.
 

Art Contest Guidelines: 
 

  • Art should be family-calendar appropriate including but not limited to that depicting seasons, specific months and holidays – be creative!
  • Artwork should be produced in a landscape format only on 8.5” X 11” white paper.
  • Colorful designs, with less “white space” work best and all mediums including crayons, markers, digital images, photographs, etc. will be considered.
  • Cover art work CAN but does not need to represent Weston & Weston schools as a whole.
  • Art must be submitted with the student’s name, school, and grade clearly marked on the BACK in light pencil.
  • Art may be dropped off in the HES, WIS, WMS, or WHS Main offices in the ‘Calendar Art’ basket.
  • Photographs & digital images of oil paintings, murals, etchings, etc. will be considered.  Files should be emailed to Stacy Kipperman at stacykip@gmail.com
Selection Process
 
  • Students may submit up to three (3) pieces of artwork, although only one submission per student might be selected to appear in the calendar.
  • Winners will be notified on June 2, 2017 and may be asked to participate in a group photo with their work. 
  • Due to the volume of submissions received, artwork will NOT be returned.

WHS Company Bookfair Fundraiser & Dialogue Teaser Event




 

Click Here to join the Class of 2018 Parent Facebook Group
Click Here to join the Class of 2019 Parent Facebook Group


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 carla.welsh@sir-galahad.com 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!
 
UPCOMING 2017 PTO MEETING SCHEDULEAll Are Welcome
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.

 


NEW!  TRICAFALON
Come to the Wilton YMCA to play Basketball, Gaga, or to swim for your chance to win dozens of prizes!!

Enjoy music and food while raising money and awareness for a great cause.     

By participating in this one-of-a-kind event, you help fund challenged athletes’ adaptive equipment, coaching, training, competition expenses and mentoring.  If an athlete has the drive to compete and pursue an active lifestyle, CAF is there to support them.

Also, support the great fitness and sport programs at the Wilton YMCA.

REGISTER FOR THE EVENT AT:
tricafalon@eventbrite.com 

Wilton YMCA, 404 Danbury Road, Wilton, CT
May 21st, 2017 – 2-5 PM  

Swimming  ·  Basketball  ·  Gaga  ·  Music  ·  Food

Questions? Email triCAFalon@gmail.com
Weston High School Committee Members:
David Gelfand, Rachel Gelfand, Lake Jacobs-Skolik, and Jesse Kallins

 



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 www.westonyouthservices.org. 

Registration is currently underway!


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.

WESTON MIDDLE SCHOOL POOL PERMITS
The Weston Middle School pool is open for public and lap swimming.  Please view the flyer on 
www.westonct.gov 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. 



  SUBMISSION INFORMATION

If you have something for The Word please email your submission, in Word format, to kallins@icloud.com. 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 full 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



WESTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT CALENDAR
Click Here for the 2016-2017 Weston Public School District Calendar.


WESTON HIGH SCHOOL PTO WEBPAGE
Click Here to access the PTO webpage and/or to join the PTO.

WHS COMPANY WEBPAGE
Click Here to access the WHS Company webpage

WHS ATHLETICS
Click Here to access the WHS Athletics homepage

WHS ACTIVITIES
Click Here to access the WHS Club Directory

TROJAN TV
Click Here to access the Trojan TV homepage with links to watch live and archived broadcasts.

WESTON YOUTH SERVICES
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.

  AMAZON PARTNERSHIP
  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 www.westonpspto.org.


TOWN OF WESTON
Click Here for the Town of Weston official site.

WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
Click Here for the Weston Public Library calendar of events

WESTON KIWANIS CLUB
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 kallins@icloud.com 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 www.westonpspto.org 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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