Next event in series: How Has Teaching Changed? April 3, 7PM. Join Director of Student Services Midge Connolly & Assistant Supt. Pamela Bator to discuss differentiation for all students, DCAP, Special Education & 504s
This spring, students in Grades 3-8 will participate in the newest version of the state assessment, MCAS 2.0. Click above to access the test schedule and for details.
The Weston School Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Marguerite Connolly as the Interim Superintendent of Weston Public Schools beginning July 1, 2017.
The School Committee has rescheduled events pertaining to the Interim Superintendent interview process. Forums for faculty, parents & community members will be on Weds., Feb. 15 (8am and 7pm) Click above for schedule.
The School Committee, at its meeting of January 30, developed a process and timeline for filling the Superintendent position. The Committee expressed a preference that the position be posted and filled internally. Click above for more details.
Statement ready by Danielle Black, School Committee Chair, at meeting of January 9, 2017
The School Committee will be requesting construction funds for a major renovation of the track and Proctor Field complex The first public presentation will be Thursday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. in the large conference room at Case House.
March letter from Principal Faber
Oscar Wilde wrote "the smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention." During the month of February, Woodland was flooded with small acts of kindness. We kicked off "We stick together with kindness." with several activities to spread kindness at Woodland and Weston...
Our library paraprofessional, Emma Kwon read What Does It Mean to Be Kind? by Rana DiOrio to all the classrooms to spark conversations about kindness. Children and adults could "catch" each other doing something kind. Those identified acts of kindness were written on a post it note and displayed in the lobby for all to read. The faculty and staff collected donations that will go toward purchasing coffee, tea and treats for those in the Council of Aging. Some classrooms chose to write valentine notes for those in the Council of Aging and/or our school resource officer, Detective Connarton. Random acts of kindness were seen and felt all through the school. We challenge you and your family to continue in sharing and spreading kindness.
Some events to highlight and ask your child about…
Grade 2 students are learning about Antarctica through what they fondly refer to as their VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY. Children self selected something they wanted to research and become an 'expert' on, with regards to the continent of Antarctica. This research included: geography of the continent and mapmaking, wildlife of the Southern Ocean and continent, the expedition of the Endurance, and general facts about Antarctica. All children wrote journal entries from the perspective of a crew member stuck on the ice with Ernest Shackleton and the wreck of the Endurance.
In Music, Grade 2 students have begun studying world music with Dan Foote. The students have already “traveled” to Asia and Africa! Through this unit, students will gain hands on experience playing instruments from around the world. Additionally, students will collaborate to plan a performance for families, highlighting music, percussion instruments and dances from around the world.
Grade 3 students continue to hone their writing skills through various genres-persuasion, instructional, informational or non fiction narrative. Through this writing project, the students were able to select a genre, research their topic focused on turtle rescue, write and share their work with their peers. Stop by to see their work displayed in the hallway!
Mark your calendars…
School Council Meeting on Monday, March 6th at 2:30pm. All are welcome!
WEEFC elementary school auction on Thursday, March 9th at 6:30pm.
No School on Monday, March 13th due to teacher workshop day.
SAVE THE DATE: Family Bingo Night on Friday, March 24th from 6-7pm. Stay tuned for more details!
Jennifer G. Faber