The Weston Weekly September 15, 2023

Good luck to our Cougars this evening! The parade begins at 4:30 PM and kickoff is 7:00 PM. The parade route is: Harris/Greenfield Intermediate School parking lot to Oak Boulevard, to Park Avenue, to Noble Street, to North Street, to Broadway towards G-CHS.

Weston Spotlight School: Monthly School Board Meetings are held the second Monday of every month. Information and agendas can be found here. The public is invited to attend these meetings. Each month one of our eight G-C schools is the spotlight school. It is a time to highlight our students, staff and families for the hard work and dedication they put forth daily. Our third grade presented this month on Building Thinking Classrooms. They did an excellent job facilitation problem solving and discourse with our Board members.

School Improvement Plan: All public and state-accredited non-public schools are required to complete the development of a three-year strategic and continuous school improvement plan (SIP), and to annually review these plans (IC 20-31-5-1), (IC 20-31-5-4). Whether developing a new plan or updating an existing plan, schools must assess their progress and make necessary changes to ensure continuous improvement. As a part of the School Board meeting this month, each Principal presented their SIP plan. Below are Weston's goals that were approved Monday evening. We appreciate the partnership we have with our families and community partners to help grow our learners into lifelong learners. Our School Improvement plan in its entirety can be found here, or on the Weston webpage.

  • School Goal #1: Improve the percentage of third grade students performing At or Above Proficiency on ILEARN E/LA by 15% by the end of the 2023-2024 academic school year.
  • School Goal #2: Improve the percentage of third grade students performing At or Above Proficiency on ILEARN Math by 10% by the end of the 2023-2024 academic school year.
  • School Goal #3: 95%, or higher, of third grade students will achieve a passing score on IREAD3.
  • School Goal #4: 95% of Weston students will achieve at or above benchmark on DIBELS by the end of the 2023-2024 school year.

E-Learning Day: Our first e-learning day is quickly approaching. It is Tuesday, September 19. Students will learn from home on this day while teachers are in professional development. Tablets will be sent home on this day and office hours are available in the afternoon should you have any questions for your child's teacher. All other e-learning days are posted on the calendar at the end of this newsletter and on the Weston webpage. Please contact your teacher with any questions.

Movie Night: Our Kindergarten team is hosting a school-wide movie event on September 29. Permission slips will be sent home next week. This is for Weston students only. Students will report to the cafeteria after school and can be picked up at 4:30 PM from Door 7. We hope to see you there!

Visitors/Volunteers: Please make sure you have a valid background check on file. You can access the link here. You will not be permitted to volunteer without one on file. We appreciate your compliance with this and helping us keep our students and staff safe.

Indiana Learning Lab ~ Parent & Family Hub

Social Worker Corner ~ Mrs. Miller

News From The Clinic

An article was recently published in the Daily Reporter in regards to virtual healthcare visits offered at Greenfield-Central Schools. Please click on this link to read the article. You may request a form be sent home with your student by emailing or sending a Parent Square message to Sara Potter, Weston's Health Assistant. 

Medication Drop-Off ~

  • Students are not allowed to self-carry medication. All medication must be administered through the clinic. Please contact Mrs. Potter, School Health Assistant, if you have any questions.
  • Medication must be accompanied by the appropriate form, and the form must be complete and accurate for the medication to be accepted. Medication forms can be found in the link below.

Parent/Teacher Organization (PTO)

PTO meetings will be held virtually via Google Meet. A link for the monthly meeting will be sent sent via email beforehand. The dates are listed below. We look forward to seeing you all soon!

PTO Board Meetings. Meetings will begin at 6:30 PM via Google Meet.

  • November 15th
  • January 24th
  • April 17th

PTO Board Members:

  • Gretchen Dorsey – President
  • Rachel Tipton – Secretary
  • Tiffany Garritano – Treasurer

Community & GC Club Opportunities

Hancock County Promise

Dear Parents!

The Hancock County Promise committee has a special announcement!!

The Hancock County Promise is going to give away eight (8) $250 scholarships to eight different Hancock County students. All you have to do for your child to be eligible to win a $250 scholarship (payable to their 529 direct account) is register your child for an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 account through The Hancock County Promise by December 31, 2023. Every child (in grades K-6 at a Hancock County School) registered in The Hancock County Promise is eligible (except previous random drawing scholarship winners). We will draw two random scholarship winners during the months of October, November, December, and January. Increase your chances of winning by registering TODAY!

Go to https://www.hancockcountypromise.com and register! Many of you have already registered and are therefore eligible to win one of the eight (8) $250 scholarships. However, many of you have not registered yet...do not delay...register today!

What is the Promise program you ask? The Hancock County Promise GIVES you FREE MONEY for your Kindergarten child!!! This year is a catch-up opportunity for any child in grades K-6 (class of 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 2034, 2035, and 2036). There is NO catch!! If you sign up, you get a FREE CollegeChoice 529 Direct Account for your child and we will deposit a one-time deposit of $25 of community-donated money into the account!!! Do NOT delay, sign-up Today!

Please visit https://www.hancockcountypromise.com and click the “how it works” page also found HERE. There are only 8 short steps to sign up!

Already have a CollegeChoice 529 Direct Account for your child? Complete The Hancock County Promise form HERE (include your Ugift code) and your child will be part of our program and eligible for all our incentives. Note, you must have a “Direct Account” we cannot link an “Advisor Account”.

If you signed up your child previously for the Hancock County Promise you don’t need to do anything as your child is still a part of the program.

If you have questions please email or call HCP chairperson Dr. Scott Shipley at scott.shipley@mvcsc.k12.in.us 317-485-3100.

Sign-up incentives and scholarships are provided by our program sponsors: Greenfield Banking Co., Hancock Health, and NineStar.

Title 1

Please click the link below to learn more about Title 1.

Important Dates, G-C Calendar and Menus

Important Dates:

  • September 19 - E-Learning Day
  • September 29 - Movie Night (Super Mario Movie) 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
  • November 2 - Parent/Teacher Conferences & Scholastic Book Fair
  • November 7 - E- Learning Day
  • November 8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
  • November 13 - Veterans Day Program @ 1:00 PM in the Weston gym
  • December 9 - Donuts with Santa 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • December 14 - 3rd Grade Music Program 6:00 PM-6:30 PM
  • January 15 - MLK Day (no school)
  • February 9 - Sweetheart Dance 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • March 14 - 2nd Grade Music Program 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • April 5 - K/1 VIP Breakfast 6:45 AM - 7:15 AM
  • April 8 - E - Learning Day
  • May 2 - 1st Grade Music Program 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  • May 3 - 2/3 VIP Breakfast 6:45 AM - 7:15 AM

School Lunch & Breakfast Fees ~ The school meals program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, school corporations across the country have been operating with the use of a federal waiver that allowed them to feed every child for free through the end of this school year. The use of this waiver will not be available this school year and corporations will return to the traditional eligibility requirements for free, reduced and paid meals. This means that for School Year 2023-2024, our school corporation will be charging students for breakfasts and lunches. Free & Reduced Application for Families

EZ School Pay ~ Lunch Accounts - Greenfield-Central is once again using www.ezschoolpay.com to put lunch money in your child’s lunch account (there is a small fee and you will need your child’s student number found on Powerschool). Lunch money may also be submitted by check when you come to registration. Please be sure to keep your child’s lunch account in good standing. Additionally, our cafeteria computer system does not have the capabilities to put a “block” on student lunch accounts for purchasing extra lunch items. You will want to make sure your child is on the same page as you when it comes to spending lunch account money. https://www.ezschoolpay.com/Login.aspx


YMCA ~ We do offer YMCA after school care. Please visit the link below to register your student and read more information regarding the program.

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