This Week at Ward - November 22, 2013

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This Week At Ward

November 22, 2013   


Scholastic Book Fair ~ December 3 - 5 

The Scholastic Book Fair returns to Ward School on Tuesday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 5th. Just in time for the holidays!
Book fair flyers with volunteer information will be sent home with your children next week. All help is greatly appreciated especially for the setup and take down of the fair.

In the event you are unable to attend the book fair, but would like to support Ward and purchase books, please feel free to shop online! Click here to start shopping online.
Looking forward to another great book fair! 
Heather Pozen and Jessica Dumphy


Next PTO Meeting
The next PTO meeting will be held on December 6th at 8:45 in the Dolphin Café. School committee representative Matt Hills will be in attendance. Please let us know ahead of time if you have any items you would like him to address. Send all questions to

Garden Club
The Garden Club has a shed! We now have a place of our own to store all our garden supplies. Many thanks to Aoife O'Dwyer for leading the charge, and to Charles Geis and Dave O'Rouke for their trips to Home Depot, lugging, mixing/pouring cement and assembling the shed (all in the freezing cold). It looks great and will become an essential part of the garden club for years to come!

Support the PTO at Ward
Please donate to the Ward PTO annual fund today! 
Shop for the Holidays (and beyond) and Support Ward:
Green Planet Kids toy store, located at 22 Lincoln Street in Newton ( has started a shop for your community program.
They will donate 5% of every sale to the school that the customer designates. Simply shop their for the holidays, send your family and friends too -- and make sure you tell them you want Ward to receive the credit -- it's that simple! 

CARE Committee Update

The CARe Committee December event is scheduled for Thursday Dec. 5th from 12:30 -2:00 PM. We will create some winter magic and bring some cheer to those in need. Please pack your child a lunch. Please go website to sign your child(ren) up. 

Shop at  10% of purchases goes 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!
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.