This Week At Ward January 24, 2014

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This Week At Ward

January 24, 2014    


Naomi Singer Read-In ~ Wednesday, February 5 @ 5:45PM

Keep your New Year's resolutions - read a book and spend more unplugged time with your kids! Please join us on Wednesday, February 5th for the annual Naomi Singer Read-In. The snow date is Wednesday, February 12.
No preparation is required for this annual event - come back to Ward in the evening with your kids and participate in a book club-style discussion of a book about understanding the differences among us.


The event runs from 5:45 PM to 7:15 PM. Pre-order pizza for your family and eat together in the Dolphin Café from 5:45-6:00. Sign up forms were sent home with children already. Sign up via the form in the packet. Order pizza and drop off the order form to school, or buy online


Please mark your calendars and join us if you can. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer to be a discussion-group facilitator, please contact Kathy Shields at



Look for the packet in your child's folder in the coming week. It's a great way to support our school.


CARe Committee: February Event
Pennies for Patients
Since 1994, millions of dollars have been raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country. The funds, collected during a three-week period, benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Everyone who participates is a winner! We ask that Ward students start collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters during the Pennies for Patients campaign starting 2/1/14 to benefit the Society. A collection box will be in the foyer soon. Thank you in advance for your support! Any questions feel free to email Alison Best @

Spring Fair

May 15th - Save the date for the return of the Ward Spring Fair. We are looking for volunteers to help. 

Please contact Jen Gandel at if you are interested.


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.

Mark Your Calendar


Wednesday, 2/5 
12:30pm dismissal 

Wednesday, 2/5
Naomi Singer Read-In, 5:45pm @Ward


For more information see PTO calendar


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