This Week at Ward- March 22, 2013

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This Week At Ward

March 22, 2013   

Auction RSVP Deadline Extended

The Spring ForWard Auction is coming up on Saturday, April 6th at 8pmat at the Newton Highlands Congregational Church - 54 Lincoln Street.

We have had a great response to the auction so far and have extended the RSVP deadline to March 28th

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to gather with the Ward community and bid on some great items.

Just added:

  • Kids Swim Party at the Boston Sports Club
  • Overnight stay for 2 at the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, with breakfast for 2 at Henrietta's table
  • Architectural Consultation

Remember to RSVP before March 28th. Pay online or drop a check in the box in the lobby. 


Painters Needed!
To assist with preparation for the hanging of the new mural we are looking for a few volunteers to assist the artist in painting the walls on the front landing on Sunday, April 7th from 10-2. This will be the backdrop for the mural that the kids have been working on.
Volunteers can email Sheryl Kalis at

3rd Grade Understanding Our Differences Program
The 3rd Grade Understanding Our Differences Blindness and Low Vision Unit is scheduled for Thursday, March 28 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  
Understanding Our Differences is a non-profit organization, working in partnership with the Newton Public Schools, to provide a unique and creative disability awareness program for all elementary school children. This program is taught by volunteers such as yourself and promotes inclusion, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities and individual differences at our schools and in our community. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Alexandra Chakalis at

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We are the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) of John Ward Elementary School in Newton, Massachusetts. We host school events; raise money the regular school budget doesn't include; and build connections between parents, teachers and students.

Mark Your Calendar


Thursday, 3/28
3rd Grade Understanding Our Differences Program

Friday, 3/29
Good Friday, NO SCHOOL 

Saturday, 4/6 
ForWard Spring Auction


For more information see PTO calendar


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