This Week at Ward - June 14, 2013

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This Week At Ward

June 14, 2013   


PTO Volunteers Needed for Next Year

The PTO is looking for help next year! Please let us know if you are interested in the following. Contact Jodi Figler at

  1. PTO CoVP - Participates in planning for year by attending a few meetings during the summer, attends Ward events to represent PTO, helps with annual fund drive and other fundraising activities, acts as back-up to PTO Co-Presidents if needed.
  2. Directory Coordinator - Reviews family data prior to printing by removing current 5th graders, adding all new families, and verifying/collecting missing inaccurate data.
  3. Room Parent Coordinator - Recruits Room Parents with flyer and communication through ForWARD, ensures all classes have at least one lead parent, maintains RP list, sends final list to Ward executive secretary, announces RP list in ForWARD, attends first PTO meeting to welcome RPs, sends updates to RPs for dissemination to class parents, sends announcements to RPs as needed.
  4. Winter Family Event Night - Lead the effort for a small fund raiser for Ward.
  5. Teacher Appreciation - Work closely with Magda Duchnowska in coordinating monthly Teacher Appreciation Breakfasts.
  6. Teacher Raffle - Lead the effort for a spring fundraiser where items are donated by faculty. A "turn-key" program!
  7. Read-in - Work closely with Julia Johnston-Ketterer in coordinating March event.
  8. Garden/Beautification - Continue the great work with a longer term plan/design. Work with teachers on curriculum related projects.

CARe Committee  
The Ward CARe Committee is sponsoring a "Birthday in a box" drive for June. We are making a "box" for a girl between the ages of 5-8.
Please go to SignUp Genius if you are interested in donating items. We're looking for small items for a child's birthday. 
The "Birthday Box" will be in the school lobby until June 26th. Please email Alison Best with any questions at
Alison Best and Amiee Parco, CARe Committee co-chairs 

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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


Tuesday, 6/18
Color Day @Ward

Thursday, 6/20
5th Grade Graduation, 9am @Ward

Wednesday, 6/26
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, Noon dismissal


For more information see PTO calendar


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