ForWARD - December 7th, 2018

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The John Ward Elementary School PTO Newsletter

December 7, 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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  • 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

Thank You
A big thank you to Robin Schwartz for bringing her time, energy, and inspiration to our Creative Arts and Sciences Program. We regret that her name was misspelled in the previous email.

Thank You For Great Book Fair
Thank you to all of the students, parents, and staff and volunteers who supported the book fair.
Together, we raised money to buy books and other educational resources for Ward school, while fostering a love of books and reading in our children. Many classrooms libraries were expanded through the "Classroom Wish List" program.  
A special thank you goes to Shana Smythe and Susan St.Pierre for their continuous hard work and dedication as co-chairs of the book fair! 

Thank You for Hosting Potluck Dinners
A big thank you to Beth and Bill Hicks for hosting the fourth grade potluck dinner this past weekend.  
The fifth grade parents enjoyed their potluck as well.  Thanks to Jennifer Tseng and Marc Sabatine for opening up their home. 

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

Holiday Candlelight Tour of Durant-Kenrick House
Built in 1734, the Durant-Kenrick House was the home of families who observed the winter holidays in different ways. Take a special tour of the house by candlelight led by Historic Newton staff, enjoy winter caroling, and sip hot cider and cocoa. Kids can create winter crafts, too. Space is limited. Advance registration is recommended through

Admission: Adults: $15 non-member, $10 Historic Newton members and children ages 10 and over. Information: 617-641-9142

December 16th, 4:30 pm
Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds, 286 Waverley Avenue

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.