The Buzz at Leeds

September 26, 2022

Message from Principal Wenz

Dear Leeds Caregivers,

From September 15th through October 15th, we are recognizing Hispanic Heritage month. Our Equity and Inclusion Committee has purchased flags to hang at various times of the year. Two students assisted in hanging our Hispanic Heritage flag. Happy New Year to all who celebrate Rosh Hashanah!

Now that school is off and running here are some helpful suggestions:

  • Label everything especially water bottles. Our lost and found items are starting to form a large pile.
  • Put your child's first and last name on notes to teachers and the school. We have many students with the same first name.
  • Please let your child know if you are putting a snack and not a lunch in their lunch box. We have had some confusion at lunch time and students are eating only a snack for lunch.
  • Call the school if your child is going to be absent for the day.
  • Try to get your child to school before 8:00. This morning we had a huge line of cars at 8:00. Students are supposed to be in school by 8:00 or they are considered tardy.

With kindness,

Chris Wenz, Principal

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Leeds PTO

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Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 890 9908 5036

Passcode: 046158

  1. Welcome: Favorite thing about fall?

  2. Approve June Meeting Minutes

  3. Treasurer’s Report and Budget for FY 2023

  4. Events and Activities

    i) Welcome to the Hive

    i) T-Shirt Design Contest

    i) Meadow Farms and Florida Grove Fundraisers-October 17-November 5
    ii) Trunk or Treat- Oct 29, 2022
    iii) PTO Gives-November
    iiii)Giving Tuesday

  5. Principal’s Report

  6. Teacher’s Report

  7. New Business

i) Collection for Puerto Rico

ii) True You

  1. Adjournment

Upcoming PTO General Meetings

Oct 18, 2022, Nov 15, 2022, Jan 17, 2023, Feb 16, 2023, Mar 21, 2023, May 16, 2023, June 13, 2023

Volunteers Needed at Leeds!

We would love to have some of our caregiver or family members volunteer at school. Please reach out to your child's teacher if you would like to assist in some way. We would love to have volunteers at recess to play some games with our students.

All volunteers will needs to go through Volunteer in Northampton Schools (VINS). We are asking that if you would like to volunteer, you submit your paperwork to Candy.

  • Please contact Candy Tauscher.
  • Phone: 413 552-9447
  • Email:(
  • If you completed the application last year, you should be all set. Just check in with Sandy Bombard.
  • You will need to complete the application form, provide a copy of your current vaccination status and complete a CORI check. Here is a link to the forms. Even if you have been a past volunteer, you cannot volunteer without Candy receiving a copy of your vaccination status. You may NOT provide it to the school, it needs to go directly to Candy. If you have not had a CORI check done before or if it is more than 3 years old, you will need to complete that paperwork. Also, she goes over protocols that must be adhered to. If you contact Candy, she will be able to assist you.

Jean Monska, Co-President

Meghan Steed, Co-President

Jenna Recuber, Vice-President

Mary Penney, Treasurer

Nedra Shield, Co-Secretary

Rebecca Hamlin, Co-Secretary

Our PTO members will be looking for volunteers next year for many fundraisers and events. Stand by for the calendar of events.


Calendar of Events

Upcoming Dates

  • 9/27 Leeds PTO Meeting @6:30

  • 10/3 Celebrate our Custodians

  • 10/10 No School - Indigenous Peoples' Day

  • 10/11 Leeds School Council Meeting @6:15

  • 10/13 Picture Day

  • 10/18 Leeds PTO Meeting @6:30

  • 10/19 Early Release Day - K-5 dismissal at 11:30 / No Session 2 for Preschool

  • 10/24-10/28 Early Release Days - Caregiver/Teacher Conferences by Appointment

  • 11/8 - No School - Professional Development - Don't forget to vote!

  • 11/8 - Leeds School Council @6:15

  • 11/11 - No School - Veterans' Day

  • 11/15 - Leeds PTO Meeting @6:30

  • 11/16 Picture Retake Day

  • 11/23 Early Release Day - K-5 at 11:30 / No session 2 for Preschool

  • 11/24-11/25 Thanksgiving Break

  • 12/6 - Leeds School Council Meeting @6:30

  • 12/7 - Early Release Day - K-5 at 11:30 / No session 2 for Preschool

  • 12/23 through 1/2/2023 No School - Holiday Break

  • 1/3/2023 School resumes

Click here for the most up to date District calendar.

Click here for the School online calendar.