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The Weston Middle School PTO Newsletter
November 24, 2018
 

 


UPCOMING EVENTS & MEETINGS:​​​​​​​ 

NOVEMBER 21-23 - NO SCHOOL ( THANKSGIVING RECESS)


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

WMS YEARBOOKS ON SALE: Click HERE

SRO RESOUCES (INTERNET SAFETY): Click HERE

DISTRICT CALENDAR: Click HERE

PTO DIRECTORY: Click HERE


NEWSLETTER CONTENTS:

WMS - STAFF APPRECIATION DAY

WEF - COAT DRIVE

P&Z - TOWN SURVEY

WPL - ASTRONOMY FOR EVERYONE 

WESTON PARKS & REC

LACHAT FARM - HOLIDAY MARKET

COLEY BARN - SANTA VISIT

HEAL - SOCK DRIVE

NAMI - SUPPORT GROUP


PRESIDENTS LETTER:

Our 1st Teacher Appreciation Luncheon was last week.  Darcy Barrera-Hawes, Kerrie Rubin and Debra Crespi did an amazing job organizing & setting everything up.  Thank you so much for all your hard work and efforts.  And thank you to all the 8th grade families who helped out by donating the additional items that they needed.  The staff loved it.

We don't have a General meeting scheduled for December; so our next meeting will be in January, with Dr. Bill McKersie as our guest speaker.

This time of year, our Lost & Found gets pretty full.  Please make sure to stop by & see if any of the items belong to your family.  If you have any questions regarding Lost & Found, please reach out to Shawn Amato or Patricia Manea.

Have a great Thanksgiving,

Tammy Roberts


STAFF APPRECIATION DAY:

Thank you to the 8th Grade families!  The PTO hosted a fabulous luncheon for the entire WMS Staff on Tuesday, November 13. The Fall Harvest themed luncheon featured yummy Soup, Salad, Turkey with all the trimmings, Chicken Pasta Alfredo, as well as delicious fruit and desserts. Your contributions made this an exceptional treat!

Darcy Barrera-Hawes, Debra Crespi, Kerrie Steele Rubin Staff Appreciation Chairs


WEF COAT DRIVE:

Starting Friday, November 16th, the Weston Education Foundation (“WEF”), is kicking off a Coat Drive to benefit Person to Person (“P2P”).

P2P provides local individuals and families with food, clothing, housing, financial assistance and on-going support.

Please consider donating any new or gently-used coats, jackets, hats, scarves, gloves  - anything that might help someone of any age stay warm this winter.

COLLECTION BINS:  WHS, WMS, WIS, HES, Fairfield County Bank, Peter’s Liquors, Lang’s Pharmacy


TOWN SURVEY:

Your Planning & Zoning Commission and the Town of Weston are conducting a survey of all Town residents to obtain their opinions on issues that are important to the Town’s future.

The answers to this survey will be used by the Planning & Zoning Commission in preparing its State-mandated Plan of Conservation and Development, which will be the primary planning document for Weston for the next 10 years.

In addition the Town intends to get citizen input to help it plan for Weston’s future. We would like to hear from as many residents as possible to help us in this important initiative! Please let your voice be heard by taking the survey on line.    

Click here to take the survey. 

The survey will be live from November 15 until December 15.


WESTON PUBLIC LIBRARY:

Astronomer Kevin Manning and the Weston Public Library Board Presents Astronomy for Everyone:  Size & Scale of the Universe

WMS Library Friday November 30th, 7pm.  Free and Open to All Ages

After an indoor presentation, participants will go outside to observe celestial objects through a high powered telescope. Saturn and the Moon are expected to be especially viewable that night. 

Preregister HERE or at the WPL website, http://www.westonpubliclibrary.org/.


WESTON PARKS & REC:

Click https://westonpspto.membershiptoolkit.com/assets/02237/WMS/P_amp_R_111818.pdf for flyer


LACHAT FARM HOLIDAY MARKET

December 1st from noon-4pm

Just in time for the holiday season, Lachat Town Farm will be hosting its first Holiday Market.  Warmth and good cheer will be spread all over the farm.  Local artisan crafts, which make such meaningful gifts: like handmade jewelry, essential oils and candles to keep calm during the holiday season, as well as unique floral arrangements, will be featured throughout the farmhouse and barn.  

The fire pit will be lit outside to warm fingers and toes along with hot beverages for kids and adults.  There will even be a few food trucks to fill hungry bellies.  To keep spirits lively, there will be music inside featuring the band, Gingersnap Jazz, and the Girl Scouts will be caroling outside.  In the greenhouse, children are welcome to come and create their own holiday gifts.  

And last but not least, the boy scouts will be on site to sell Christmas trees and wreathes. Trees over 8' can be delivered and set up locally.  

Visitors should come dressed for the weather and ready for holiday merriment!  The event is rain, snow or shine!  


WESTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY COLEY BARN SANTA VISIT:

Enjoy an old-fashioned Rustic Christmas when Santa Claus visits the Coley Barn at the Weston Historical Society on Sunday, Dec. 9th.

Santa and his helper will be at the Historical Society’s 1841 Big Red Barn from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M. The barn has been specially decorated to reflect a Rustic Christmas. A photographer will be on hand to take pictures of children with Santa and his helper.  Cookies and cocoa will be served. Photos with Santa are free. Donations to the Society are always welcomed. 

For more information:  www.westonhistoricalsociety.org or email info@westonhistoricalsociety.org.


HEAL SOCK DRIVE:

A group of WMS students are taking part in the HEAL Community Service Program and are holding a Sock drive at Weston Middle School.  Two decorated boxes will be at WMS (in the lunch room and in the main lobby) for collection through Tuesday, November 20th. 

Please only donate new packaged socks.   

All adult socks will be donated to Gillespie Center & Open Door Shelters and children's socks will be donated to Malta House.  Thank you in advance for your support and for giving back to your community!


NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS:

Are you stressed about the upcoming holidays? Do you worry about needing  to hide or explain your child’s behavior to extended family and friends?  Does the break in routine and hectic time cause behavioral changes in  your child?

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Child and Adolescent Network (CAN) is a Support Group for parents of children with  behavioral, emotional and mental health issues. The meeting is free,  confidential, safe and led by trained volunteer facilitators who  themselves have had personal experiences raising children with these  concerns.

Our meetings are a place to speak freely and be understood  without embarrassment or the fear of being judged or treated  differently. Parents come from Redding, Weston, Westport, Wilton and towns in the surrounding area.

Our next meetings are Mondays November  26th and December 17th from 10-11:30, G&B Cultural Center, 49 New  Street, Wilton.  Information:  Beth at 203-984-0123or    OR Vanessa 203 970-4130 or