Monthly Archives: March 2023

No Surprise, But Lots of Delight: Phil Oates Named Middle School Principal

. Surprise and delight–one of the Owl’s favorite terms from business school. It sums up how a company can just make someone’s day–a freebie, an upgrade, an extra that is unexpected and absolutely welcome. Well, the following announcement from Dr. Connolly, Superintendent of Weston Public Schools, contains ZERO surprise for the Owl and 100% delight. Phil Oates, current Assistant Principal

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Sewing Seeds for Hope for Afghan Women Artisans: How You Can Help

. As many Owl readers know, a number of Westonian groups help out Afghan refugees, one of which is based out of St. Peter’s Church. You can read about that group, which started in October 2021, in this Owl post from February 2022. Most recently, the group received a tremendous response to their Valentine’s day beauty supplies drive for Afghan

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“Lincoln on Leadership”: Program At the Library April 20

. On Thursday, April 20 from 7-8 pm, come to the Weston Public Library Community Room to learn more about Abraham Lincoln and his leadership through a time of great challenge. How did he lead the country through separatism and attempted secession? How would he meet the challenges of today, and what exactly would he think of social media? (okay,

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Meet Dan Taylor, WMS Science Teacher and Chess Club Leader

. Next up in the Owl series of “Do you know your educators” is an Owlet all-time favorite. Full disclosure: there are several all-time favorites–the series is naturally biased toward those folks. If you have a favorite educator, send a note to the Owl ( If your kid has passed through or is currently at Weston Middle School, it is

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Household Hazardous Waste Day: Saturday, April 1 at DPW

. The Owl’s absolute favorite-for-its-charm department, the Department of Public Works (DPW) is hosting a Hazardous Household Waste Collection Day on April 1, 2023 from 9 am-1 pm. Yesterday the Owl got yelled at for parking where she was allowed to park for the Psychological First Aid Course at the Police Station, and this is not appreciated. What is appreciated

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Psychological First Aid Course Today March 29 – Limited Spots Left

. As originally posted on this page on March 8, the Weston Emergency Reserve Corps and the Weston Board of Health are offering a psychological first aid course today, Wednesday, March 29 at two times: 2:30-4:30 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm. Both sessions will be held at the Weston Police Community Room. Last the Owl checked there were 2 openings at

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