The Weston Weekly November 3, 2023

Tuesday, November 7 is our next e-learning day. All students will learn from home on this day while our teachers participate in professional development. Teachers will have office hours from 12:00-3:00 PM. Teachers will be sending more information out to their families soon.

Menu: The new menu for the remainder of this semester is below. Please scroll to the bottom to see it. November 9 will be a Thanksgiving Feast for our students. The menu will be turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, craisins, and an apple cinnamon muffin.

United Way Campaign: Next week Weston will be having a spirit week and fundraiser benefiting The United Way of Central Indiana. Donations each day are not required to participate, but are greatly appreciated. Tuesday, November 7 is our next e-learning day. Students may participate from home on that day. Please see the flyer attached for our spirit days!

A Message From Dr. Olin:

The Greenfield-Central schools have enjoyed a long partnership with the United Way of Central Indiana. We have participated in an annual fundraising campaign because the United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI) provides a variety of resources to numerous Hancock County families and organizations. These benefits from UWCI have had a significant impact on our students, thus preparing them for greater success when they walk through our doors.

UWCI works with almost 90 certified agencies in and around Hancock County that provide job training, promote health screenings, feed those who are hungry, enhance the Pre-K-12 education experience, and so much more. Specifically targeting Greenfield-Central, contributions to UWCI support the Read Up program at two of our elementary schools. It is easy to see that our Greenfield-Central students benefit from these programs.

As we have done in previous years, the Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation will have a UWCI campaign in the second quarter of our school year. This type of campaign provides a fun, interactive approach to encourage involvement in a cause that is greater than ourselves. Quite simply, it is a way to give back to the larger community in which we live and work. The graphic below represents examples of how Greenfield-Central’s previous year total giving can impact our communities.

Our campaign team has worked diligently to give everyone in the organization an opportunity to see what the United Way of Central Indiana is all about. I want to encourage you to make a contribution at a level that is right for you. Our team wants to make it clear that the faculty and staff of Greenfield-Central are committed to making a profound difference in Hancock County and the greater central Indiana area.

Thank you for giving this campaign your support.


Dr. Harold Olin

Weston families are invited to our Veterans Day Program. We will begin welcoming guests at 12:30 PM.

Helping Your Learner At Home: Are you looking for ways to help your learner at home? Click here for the GC Literacy Corner. The website was created by Mechelle Smith, Special Education teacher at MIS. It is filled with many great tips and short videos. This website will be updated frequently with new videos from our staff and additional resource pages will be added.

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.

Second Grade ~ IREAD

IREAD/ILEARN: Each year all our students take a variety of assessments to monitor their progress and mastery on the Indiana Academic Standards and classroom learning. By law, our 3rd grade students are assessed on IREAD and ILEARN to monitor student mastery of learning. This year, our 2nd grade students will join our 3rd grade students and take IREAD. Below are the dates for these testing windows and a letter that explains more about this for our 2nd grade students.

Social Worker Corner ~ Mrs. Miller

Applications for the Cops for Kids program are available at the Greenfield Police Dept. (or online at www.greenfieldin.org) and Shop with a Deputy at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Dept.

Families may only receive assistance from one of these three programs.

Register Here

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:

  • 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 12 - Report Cards Available @ 1:00 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 & Report Cards Available @ 1:00 PM
  • 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
  • June 7 - Report Cards Available @ 1:00 PM

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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