Thank you to everyone who attended our first PTO meeting on Thursday
evening. It was a big success. A special thanks to Linda Chase, Director
of Student Services, for her presentation.
If you still haven't had the chance to join the PTO, it's not too
late. Send in your completed membership form and dues to school. Additional
membership forms can be obtained from any of the officers. Once your
dues are received your student directory will be sent home in your
Save the date: Friday, October 29th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The family
night of spooky fun will include a haunted hallway, music and dancing
with a DJ, crafts, and more! Many volunteers will be needed. Look
for more information next week.
Room parents have been finalized and contacted. Thank you to all parents
who volunteered. If you are a room parent, please remember to send
at least one room parent to each PTO meeting. At last night's meeting,
emergency phone chain procedures and call sheets were distributed.
Please familiarize yourself so you're ready if and when we need to
activate the chain. If you have any questions please contact Laura
Reilly or Andrea Grealish.
Copying/Dining Room Volunteers
Thank you to all the people who signed up. Schedules are being made
and you will be contacted shortly. If you would like to volunteer,
please contact Arlene Bonfiglio for copying and Joe Gantert for the
Thank you to people who have recently volunteered for a position.
Committee chairs still need lots of help. They will be soliciting
your assistance throughout the year.
If you have any comments or questions for the PTO, please feel free
to call or put a note in the PTO mailbox in the main office. Please
be sure to leave a name and phone number so we may contact you. Thank
The Westwood Young Women's Club will hold its 29th annual Crafts
Show on Saturday, October 16th, 2004 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Thurston Middle School, 850 High Street, Westwood. The juried event,
featuring more than 60 crafters, will include handmade baskets, children's
items, clothing, holiday items, jewelry, pottery, and much more. Lunch
will be available. Admission is $3 for adults, free for children under
12. The show is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Admission fees
are donated to local charities. All tickets are sold at the door.
Raffle sales donated to the Senior Tax Relief Fund.
The Westwood Youth and Family Services is pleased to offer, for the
tenth year, THE FRIENDS NETWORK PROGRAM for 3rd, 4th and 5th
grade boys and girls of Westwood. The Friends Network program is a
BigBrother/BigSister type program that matches high school volunteers
with elementary school children to from a special one-on-one friendship.
Children play games and do arts and crafts with their big friends
as well as talk about things that are important to them. The program
is facilitated by Lisa Rose, LICSW and Valeria Barrett, MA. The high
school mentors are given training to prepare them in their role as
a Big Friend. The program meets every Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, November-April
at the Senior Center. For more information, please call MaryAnne Carty.
Space is very limited.