This Week At Ward - January 31, 2014

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This Week At Ward

January 31, 2014    


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


Please join us next Wednesday, February 5, from 5:45 to 7:15 pm, is the annual Naomi Singer Read-In.  The event is a great opportunity for parents and children to participate in a book club-style discussion of a book that explores the differences and commonalities among us.  Teachers and parents will lead our children in a discussion of one of five books that have been chosen for this event.  Sign up sheets describing the book selections were sent home in take-home folders several weeks ago.  The event starts with pizza dinner in the Dolphin Café from 5:45 to 6.  Pizza pre-orders are due by this Friday, January 31, either in the box in the hallway by the front door of the school or online (click on the Read-In link under Upcoming Events). 



Teacher Raffle is Underway

Your child should have received a raffle packet already. If not, there are extra copies in the front lobby. Tickets are $5.00 each and can be left in box in the front lobby!


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 @

Have a blast after early release on February 5th 
CHUNGDAHM ReadWrite's Rainbow Loom Festival

Bring your kids and their rainbow looms for a free afternoon of loom activities, raffle prizes, and a "Best inLoom" award for each age group: Grades 1-3, 4-5, and 6-9.  1:30-3:00pm> Light snacks provided.  
RSVP: or 857-404-0170

1254 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls

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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.

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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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