ForWARD - January 10th, 2020

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The John Ward Elementary School PTO Newsletter

January 10, 2020

Dear Ward Parents,


Welcome to the new edition of the Ward Elementary School Newsletter ForWARD for the 2019-2020 school year.  

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  • Third Grade Potluck Dinner - January 31
  • Fourth Grade Potluck Dinner - February 1
  • Morning Coffee with PTO - February 7
  • Second Grade Potluck Dinner - February 29
  • International Night - April 16 
  • Ward Night at Red Sox - May 7

Ms. Ann Siegel's Retirement Party
It was heartwarming to see so many of you at Ms. Siegel's retirement party on December 18th. A big thank you for your support and appreciation of Ms. Siegel's hard work at Ward for 23 years! 
A special thank you goes to Linda Bentley Gillespie for organizing the party!

Secure Your Tickets: Ward Night at the Sox
The Ward School Community will gather for a fun night at Fenway on Wednesday, May 7, 2020. Order forms are coming home in backpacks or can be found here. First come, first served. 

Deadline: January 31st and must be returned to the Red Sox box in the lobby. 

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

Newton SEPAC Update
Please join the Newton Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC) for a presentation and discussion about Basic Rights in Special Education with Tim Sindelar, Newton lawyer specializing in representing children and adults with disabilities.
This event is geared towards parents new to special education, and for those who would like to know more about their basic rights.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Newton Education Center
100 Walnut Street
Room 210

No RSVP necessary. Questions? Please contact Newton SEPAC Board Member
Eliza Spaulding at

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.