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The Weston Middle School PTO Newsletter

PRESIDENTS LETTER

WMS - PTO END OF YEAR LUNCHEON

WMS - BALLOONS FOR GRADS

WMS - 8TH GRADE MONTAGE PICTURES

WMS - 8TH GRADE CELEBRATION/ VOLUNTEERS

WMS - BOOK FAIR

MEMORIAL DAY - 5K REGISTRATION/ VOLUNTEERS

WESTON CALENDAR - ART CONTEST

WESTON ARTS - RED, WHITE & BLUES

WESTON YOUTH SERVICES - LIKE, SUMMER PROGRAMS

WESTON PARKS & REC - REGISTRATION

WESTON LITTLE LEAGUE- GOLF FUNDRAISER

LACHAT - MARKET DAY VOLUNTEERS

NAMI - MENTAL HEALTH MONTH


PRESIDENTS LETTER:

The Middle School PTO Book Fair is this week.  Don't forget to stop by and pick up some books for your student, for some great summer reading.

On Monday, 5/20 the students will see a film called LIKE.  Parents will have the opportunity to see the same film (free showing) on Wednesday, 5/22 (10 am or 7 pm).  See article for Weston Youth Services on how to RSVP for either showing.

The Memorial Day Fair is next weekend; we'll have a booth set up, drop by to say hi.

Our end of the year PTO Luncheon is Tuesday, June 4th at Milestone.

To 8th Grade parents.  There is a lot at the end of the year, make sure to read all the articles below to make sure you don't miss out.

We are currently looking for a Communications/Webmaster Chair for the Middle School PTO.  This is an executive board position.  Please email me at troberts@emailcorner.net, if you are interested.

Our last fundraiser, is our Balloons for Grads; this is another large fundraiser for the Middle School PTO.  Deadline to order is June 5th.  See below for article.

Have a great week,

Tammy Roberts


WMS PTO END OF YEAR LUNCHEON:

WMS PTO invites our PTO membership to join us for our Annual Luncheon and year end meeting.

Tuesday, June 4th, 11:30 AM  Milestone Restaurant 2 Main Street, Redding CT 

$32 per person – Click HERE to RSVP

For questions please email Sharon Ferrara    or Christine Harris


BALLOONS FOR GRADS:

Congratulate a Weston High School Senior buying them a bunch of three festive balloons delivered to their mailbox!

Perfect for: Son or Daughter, Neighbor's Children, Friend's Children, Children's Friends, Babysitters, Grandchild, Nephew, Niece…

Balloons are $22 per bunch (3 balloons per bunch).

BALLOONS WILL BE DELIVERED TO THE MAILBOX OF YOUR CHOICE on Monday June 10, 2019. We will attach your PERSONALIZED MESSAGE congratulating the graduate.

Order deadline: June 5th, 2019 @ 5pm. No orders will be taken after this date/time.

Order now before you forget:  Click HERE

(You can also send this link to grandparents, family and friends: right click and copy)

And, if you have a big car/SUV/van, please help deliver the balloons on Monday June 10th, 9am:  Click HERE to sign up


8TH GRADE MONTAGE PICTURES:

The 8th grade teachers will be creating a video montage highlighting the elementary through middle school years of our 8th graders. This will be shown at the 8th grade year end breakfast on June 14th. 

We are asking parents to submit 4-6 photos of their child for the montage. The photos will ideally include your child with some of his/her friends and can be from any year – kindergarten through 8th grade.

A link to this video will be sent out to families after the children have seen the video together. Guidelines for photos:

Please send your photos to:

Put “you child's name; 8th GRADE MONTAGE 2019” in subject line

Let us know if the photo is HES /WIS/ WMS time frame

DEADLINE for photos to be included is Friday, May 24th

Questions?? Please contact 


8TH GRADE CELEBRATION:

An 8th grade celebration will be held on Monday, June 10th at the Weston Field Club (rain date of June 11th ).  Students will depart from Weston Middle School by bus at approximately 9:45 AM and return by 1:30 PM. There will be a variety of recreational activities, music and swimming as part of this event. Lifeguards will be on duty to monitor pool and pond swimming. Lunch will be provided.

The cost for this trip is $40.00 and includes the use of the facility, transportation and lunch.

(NOTE: the fee also includes the 8th grade breakfast on June 14th  and Weston High Class of 2023 T-shirt.

Permission slips were sent home on April 30th.  Click HERE for another copy.

 

7TH GRADE PARENT VOLUNTEERS:

Every year, 7th grade parents volunteer to help out with this event. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 9:15AM and stay until the kids depart around 1:30PM.  Please make sure you are available for June 10th and the raindate of June 11th. 

Your main responsibility is to make sure kids are not doing anything dangerous and that they pack up all of their belongings before they board the bus to go back to school.

Please consider signing up.  Click HERE

 


WMS BOOK FAIR:

WMS Library Think Tank 

Theme: Summer Reading

Fair Schedule

Tuesday May 21: 7:45 AM – 2:45 PM

Wednesday May 22: 7:45 AM – 2:45 PM

Thursday May 23: 7:45 AM – 2:45 PM, 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Art Jam: Open to All! Parents and siblings encouraged!)

Main Street Books will curate the book selection to target pre-teen and teen audiences and WMS English teachers will offer specific recommendations targeting summer recess reading.

Please note: Eighth graders advancing to Honors English at WHS can purchase required summer reading. 

Ways to participate:

 We need your help – especially on Monday to complete set-up to make this year another success. Please view class schedule and register for a volunteer slot click HERE


MEMORIAL DAY 5K REGISTRATION & VOLUNTEER:

The 26th Annual WHS Memorial Day 5K is less than 3 weeks away! 

Join us on Saturday, May 25th at 8am for the kids fun run (100 meter, 400 meter or one mile run) and inflatable bouncy house!  5k runners and walkers will begin at 8:30am. 

For more information and registration go to www.Weston5K.com

 Help us “RUN THIS RACE!”

Join us in the HS in the Café on Thursday and Friday from 3-6 to help out with Bib pick-up, pre-registration & set up, AND on Saturday morning from 6:00-11:30am for registration and logistics (parking, Fun Run, clean up).

Follow the link below to volunteer for this great FUNdraiser. See you there!

Click HERE to volunteer


2019-2020 WESTON CALENDAR ART CONTEST:

 

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 2019-200 Weston Schools Wall Calendar.

 

Click HERE for flyer and details.  


WESTON YOUTH SERVICES:

LIKE, a wonderful 50 minute documentary about the impact of social media on our lives.

Wednesday May 22nd 10am and 7pm

Weston Middle School Library. Weston Middle School students will see this film in school on Monday 5/20.

Register for 10:00 AM HERE

Register for 7:00 PM HERE

Watch the Trailer: https://www.thelikemovie.com/


WESTON YOUTH SERVICES:

Summer Programs  Take a look at our summer camp  offerings, from cooking and science to performing arts and technology!

Program Information HERE  & Register HERE


WESTON PARKS & REC:

Spring/Summer Program Registration.   Click HERE for flyer


WESTON LITTLE LEAGUE:

Golf tournament fundraiser, click HERE for flyer


LACHAT FARMERS MARKET:

Our opening market day will be here soon, Friday, June 28th from 4-8pm and we are looking for some unique student volunteers. Students can volunteer at the farm to earn their community service commitments.

Market Day Opportunities

Volunteers assist with set up, vendor sales, parking, logo-wear sales, break down, recycling, site break down etc.  No special skills are required!  If you love to be outside and volunteer in your community this is the position for you.  Let us know if you are interested or if you have any questions about our volunteer opportunities:  .

Youth Performers

Performers (19 & under) needed to play at the markets. All genres and group sizes from soloists to full bands are welcome to apply. Performances are from 4-5PM on the last Friday of each month from June-Oct. Video or audio of a live performance is required to be considered. If interested, please contact Lachat Music Coordinator, Steve Haas, at 

http://www.lachattownfarm.org/farmers-market.php

 

NAMI:

Did you know that May is Mental Health Month? With the busy end of the school year, anticipated transitions for the fall, change in routine for the summer, or with college kids coming home - it’s a stressful time for many families and can really cause things to come to a head. Give yourself some support - somewhere to talk, listen and get ideas. Don’t suffer alone.

NAMI Support Group is for parents of children with behavioral, emotional and mental health issues. The meeting is free, confidential, safe and led by trained and certified volunteer facilitators who themselves have had personal experiences raising children with these concerns.

The Wilton based support group meets on the 4th Monday of every month and the next two meetings are Mondays, May 20st and June 17th (no meetings in July and August) from 10am-11:30am in the G & B Cultural Center, 49 New Street in Wilton. For more info, Beth at 203-984-0123 or  or Vanessa 203 970-4130 or