And Now a Word From the PTO

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And Now a Word From the PTO


Cyber Monday - Shop at

10% of purchases go to Ward School! If you use the link ( click here) to connect to and make your purchases, Ward School will earn up to 10% of your order. There is no added cost to you - just use this link to connect to Amazon!




International Night ~ Volunteers Needed

International Night is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20th which is a fun-filled educational evening for the whole family celebrating the international diversity of the Ward School! Kids get "passports" to travel to international country booths and there will be an international potluck dinner as well. We especially need people to represent the countries and host the booths. Please consider volunteering for this popular event, contact Anna Olivella at .




CARe Committee Cares!

LOOKING FOR A HOLIDAY GIFT? Ward school magnets on sale for only $5 each. Email Alison Best @  and place your order today.


Donated Halloween candy from the Ward School students were donated to a local charity and the candies will be sent to supply treats for our troops overseas.


Thanks to our Ward community and the diligence of our Ward students we raised $505.02 for Trick or Treat UNICEF. This will help families in third world countries have access to better water, food, and shelter. Way to go!!!


During our last CARe Committee event in November our theme was "Caring Cards for Kids". They were distributed to the Child Life Specialists at Newton-Wellesley Hospital to comfort kids when they are medically admitted, come out of surgery, or come into the emergency department.


Next CARe Committee event is Thursday, December 6th from 12:30-3PM. Register online and follow the link "Digs for Dogs". We will be making homemade toys for dogs affected by Hurricane Sandy. Elaine Sanfilippo from AdopTees will come speak to the group about her efforts and we will engage in a DIY dog craft project. Around the December holidays she will deliver our doggie gifts to the Jersey Shore (Monmouth County SPCA). There will be many happy pooches thanks to our project. In addition, Julie Mahoney from Newton at Home, Inc. will join us and we will help fold pamphlets and aid with mailing-related tasks.


***Upcoming Events***



Students will visit the fair during their media time (see schedule below). Volunteer sign-up forms will go home with students today. Your help is greatly appreciated. If you are unable to come during school hours consider shopping online at: You can also access the link through the Ward School website.


Tuesday - December 4th

8:45-9:15 Hammer

9:30-10:00 Turetz

10:30-11:00 Costello

11:30-12:00 Ludman

Wednesday - December 5th

8:45-9:15 Hunter      

9:30-10:00 Mackenzie

10:00-10:30 Corbo-Hudak

11:00-11-30 Colarusso

11:30-12:00 Peitre

Thursday - December 6th

8:45-9:15 Fabrizio                

9:30-10:00 McGrath

10:15-10:45 Kaplan

11:00-11:30 Goldman

11:45-12:15 Addelman


Questions? Contact Heather Pozen @




Grade-Wide Pot Luck Dinners

The grade wide pot luck dinners start this month. Save the date and line up a sitter if you have children in the following grades:

  • Kindergarten hosted by Lisa & Chris Kirby on Saturday, January 12th
  • 1st Grade hosted by Heidi Gardner and Ivan Matviak on Saturday, January 26th
  • 2nd Grade hosted by Heather & Jeremy Pozen on Friday, November 30th
  • 3rd Grade hosted by Jodi & Sam Figler on Friday, November 16th
  • 4th Grade hosted by Madelon Bracke & Jan de Boer - Postponed until February
  • 5th Grade coordinated by Maria Sullivan, location(s) and date TBD (early February)

Closer to each evening you will be receiving an email by grade with more details on your specific event. Please contact Beth Panella at if you have any questions.