ForWARD - November 30th, 2018

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The John Ward Elementary School PTO Newsletter

November 30, 2018 

Dear Ward Parents,


Welcome to the new edition of the Ward Elementary School Newsletter ForWARD for the 2018-2019 school year.  

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  • 4th Grade Potluck Dinner - November 30
  • 5th Grade Potluck Dinner - December 1
  • Walk and Roll to Ward - December 7
  • 2nd Grade Potluck Dinner - January 5
  • 3rd Grade Potluck Dinner - January 12
  • 1st Grade Potluck Dinner - January 26
  • Ward Night at BC Basketball - February 12

Note from Nurse
Hello Families,
As we start to see an increase in seasonal colds and flu I wanted to remind everyone of the importance of keeping sick children at home. If your child has been ill, please keep them at home until they are free from fever (above 100 degrees), vomiting or diarrhea for a full 24 hours. This means if your child is sent home for one of these reasons, they should also stay home the next day. We want to minimize the spread of illness and allow sick kids adequate time to rest and heal.
If you have any questions about this policy please feel free to give me a call at (617) 559-6453.
Aja Hutchins, RN
Ward School Nurse

Ward School Fall Newsletter
If you haven't already, please check out the Ward School fall newsletter:

Ward Night at BC Basketball
Join Ward friends for a fun night watching BC take on Pitt: 
February 12th at 7PM
Fliers and order forms will be in backpacks this week. Tickets are $15 and include a BC t-shirt and a fun "fan experience". 
Please submit all orders by 12/7 either to the box in the front lobby or email and venmo @caitlin-cusick. Bring the whole family! 
Go BC and Go Ward!

First Friday Walk and Roll to Ward
Bundle up and join us for our December Walk and Roll to Ward on 12/7...collect this month's backpack charm!

Reminder: Lost and Found
The Ward Lost and Found is getting full. Is your child missing a jacket, sweater or water bottle? Chances are, it can be located in the Lost and Found in the school entrance foyer. Come take a look or remind your child to look in the lost and found.  Also, please remind your children to bring their jackets and sweaters in from the playground after recess. 
Items not picked up before 12/18/18 will be donated to charity. 

Ward School on Twitter
Did you know that you can follow Ward School on Twitter? If you have an account or plan to make one, follow us: @ward_elementary.

Make Money for Ward When You Shop on Amazon
Simply bookmark this new link and click it every time you want to shop on Amazon:
Qualifying purchases made through the link above result in a payback range of 4% - 8.5% on total purchases.

But you have to click the link EACH time you go to shop as the cookie expires after 24 hours.

The payout percentage Ward receives on purchases through the Amazon Associates program (using the link above) is much greater than the payout percentage received through the Amazon Smile program.  
Questions?  Contact Linda Gillespie.

Community Posts

Ward School Mention from 
Newport Jazz Festival Director

NPS Smartphone Resources
Are screens the right holiday gift for your child this year? Your kids may think so, but many experts suggest that you should pause and learn more before you make that decision. 
Visit the  Newton Public Schools Smartphone page for more resources and information.

Update for Newton School Committee Meeting on November 14th

Community News and Advertisements  
If you're looking for news about local educational and non-profit events, or services offered by local tutors, merchants, and other service providers, check out the Community Notes page maintained by the Newton PTO Council.  Click here to link to their website, which you can search by category.