The last day of school (the 180th day) will be June 21, 2017. It is an early release day, 11:00AM for elementary; 11:45 for Middle/High Schools.
On Wednesday, May 3 the Weston Public Schools held its annual Staff Recognition Ceremony where many staff were feted for either reaching a special anniversary or for retiring this year.
Click above to read Weston School Committee response to a Finance Committee letter.
Last event in series: How Does Technology Support Learning? June 12, 7PM, Join Director of Technology & School Libraries Lee McCanne to learn about ways technology is used in classrooms to engage & support student learning
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.
May letter from Principal Faber
On April 5th, Country and Woodland School offered a Principal's Coffee focused on safety in our schools and discussed the new safety lessons that will be presented to students in the next coming weeks. Each classroom teacher will teach three safety lessons that will empower the students with information on how to stay safe. Our objectives are for the students to feel comfortable knowing what to do, be prepared, be able to stay calm and to feel safe. Classroom teachers and school counselors will present three "stay safe" choices for students to hear the language that will be used, if presented with a school based emergency. When addressing safety issues, a school based emergency can include fire, bus, environmental, security and/or health. When educating the students, we are delivering the messages using age appropriate language and play examples that parallel the stay safe choices.
The three stay safe choices are Hide Out, Keep Out, Get Out. For Hide Out, we explain that keeping out danger can help us stay safe. Hiding out means staying quiet while we wait and we must be sure that we can get out if necessary. The play parallel is playing hide and seek. For Keep Out, we explain if it is not possible to get out or away, danger can be kept out by locking and blocking doors. The play parallel is similar to building forts. For Get Out, we explain that if it is possible to get away from danger, we could go to a safe place where community helpers (police, fire) will meet you. The play parallel is playing a game of tag. At this juncture, the classroom teachers and counselors are only discussing with students and are not practicing the stay safe choices. We thank you for your openness, willingness and being part of our new safety initiatives to ensure that we remain the safe and informed community we call Woodland.
Some events to highlight and ask your child about…
Our March Madness official winner is Gaston by Kelly DiPucchio. Read it with your child!
Grade 1 students celebrated Children's Day and experienced Japanese life here at Woodland!
Grade 2 students taught us all about people who make a difference and fun facts about the continents!
Mark your calendars for the following events:
• School Council on Monday, May 1st at 2:30pm. All are welcome.
• Early dismissal on Wednesday, May 3rd at 11:30am.
• MCAS Math testing for Grade 3 students on Monday, May 8th and Tuesday, May 9th.
• Grades 2 and 3 Spring Concert on Friday, May 12th at 8:45am.
• PTO sponsored Concert Intermission Coffee on Friday, May 12th from 9:45am-10:15am.
• Grades PK, Kindergarten and Grade 1 Spring Concert on Friday, May 12th at 10:15am.
• No School on Monday, May 29th due to Memorial Day.
Jennifer G. Faber