# Inserting day of the week into custom datetime format

I'm using a custom datetime format and a custom environment to generate a list of dates (for a course syllabus), and would like to modify it a bit more to add the abbreviated day name after the numerical date.

Here's what I have:

\documentclass{article}
\newdateformat{syldate}{\THEMONTH/\THEDAY ()}
\newenvironment{schedule}
{\par\syldate\renewcommand{\item}{\par%
\stepcounter{mycntr}\ifnum\value{mycntr}>2\relax%
\else
}{\par}
\SetDate[02/09/2013]
\newcounter{mycntr}
\begin{document}
\begin{schedule}
\item Something
\item Something else
\item Relax
\item Go to the sea
\item Something
\item Something else
\item Relax
\item Go to the sea

\end{schedule}
\end{document}


Which yields the following:

I would like to add the abbreviated day name of the corresponding date in those empty parentheses. So the final would look something like this:

9/4 (W) Something

9/6 (F) Something

9/9 (M) Something

Any pointers? Can't figure out how to do it just from the datetime package documentation, I found the dayofweek package option but that seems to only modify \today.

You can use the need use \shortdayofweekname for the standard abbreviated names with 3 characters (Mon, etc).

For something different you can change \shortdayofweeknameidenglish or define a similar command for another language (texdoc datetime, page 12).

For example, to define abbreviations with two characters:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[dayofweek]{datetime}

\renewcommand{\shortdayofweeknameidenglish}[1]{%
\ifcase#1\relax
\or Su%
\or Mo%
\or Tu%
\or We%
\or Th%
\or Fr%
\or Sa%
\fi}

\newdateformat{syldate}{\THEMONTH/\THEDAY%
(\shortdayofweekname%
{\THEDAY}{\THEMONTH}{\THEYEAR})}
\newenvironment{schedule}
{\par\syldate\renewcommand{\item}{\par%
\stepcounter{mycntr}\ifnum\value{mycntr}>2\relax%
\else
}{\par}
\SetDate[01/07/2013]
\newcounter{mycntr}
\begin{document}
\begin{schedule}
\item Something
\item Something else
\item Relax
\item Go to the sea
\item Something
\item Something else
\item Relax
\item Go to the sea

\end{schedule}
\end{document}