Volunteer Opportunities

Parent participation is the cornerstone of the Ward School experience.  Becoming involved with school activities is a great way to build connections with other parents and teachers and feel a part of the Ward community.  
Whether you are interested in creative arts, social action, library, or fundraising… whether you can volunteer every week or once in a while…whatever day of the week or time of the day…there is a place for you as a Ward volunteer! If you have a specific area of interest or an event that you would like to help with, please let us know. Forward any questions to Linda Gillespie at volunteer@wardpto.org.

PTO POSITION 2014/2015 2015/2016
Co-Presidents: Cindy Henry Linda Gillespie
  Linda Gillespie Diana Cohen
Vice-Presidents: Megan Flynn Megan Flynn
Treasurer:  Shelly Straight Nissan Shelly Straight Nissan
Secretary:  Gail Fitzgerald Cindy Henry
Art Committee Deb Gilpin Deb Gilpin
Book Fair Heather Pozen Cindy Henry
  Jessica Dumphy Shana Smythe
Creative Arts and Sciences Jen Weber Jen Weber
Dawn Davis Dawn Davis
    Robin Schwartz
Ward Garden Club Aoife O'Dwyer Aoife O'Dwyer
Respect for Human Differences Kathy Shields Kathy Shields
Understanding Our Differences 5th Alexandra Chakalis Andrew Miller / Beth Newman
4th Andrew Miller/Beth Newman Alexandra Novina
3rd Mary McKee / Kristen Golden / Aimee Anderson / Alexandra Novina Alex Chakalis, Rachel Gatoff
Special Education Representative Beth Newman Beth Newman
Political Action Committee Erin Hayes-Kenneally Erin Hayes-Kenneally
Ward PTO Directory  Michelle Welford Michelle Welford
  Linda Gillespie Linda Gillespie
  Erik Britt-Webb Megan Flynn
    Ashley Ackerman
    Diana Cohen
Ward PTO Newsletter Lydia Davis  
Ward PTO Calendar Claire Marre Rashi Khanna
Ward PTO Website Updates Rashi Khanna Rashi Khanna
  Linda Gillespie Linda Gillespie
Volunteer Coordinator Cindy Henry Linda Gillespie
CARE Committee Ruth Somers Ruth Somers
  Maritz Jones Maritza Jones
Color Day Dawn Davis Dawn Davis
Crisis Committee Audrey Peller Audrey Peller
Moms Night Out OPEN OPEN
Dads Night Out OPEN OPEN
Welcome Folders Cindy Henry Linda Gillespie
New Buddies Linda Gillespie Linda Gillespie
Back to School Picnic Susan Giunta Susan  Giunta
Teacher Appreciation Magda Duchnowska Beth Hicks
  Beth Hicks Rachel Gatoff
  Rachel Gatoff  
Newton Serves Heather Pozen Raquel Alencar
    Cheryl Abramson
Newton Safe Routes to School Lisa Kirby Lisa Kirby
Health Committee OPEN OPEN
Room Parents Coordinator Lisa Kirby Lisa Kirby
Class Dinner Coordinator Kathy Shields Kathy Shields
Box Tops for Education Gail Fitzgerald Cindy Henry
Mystery Dinner Lisa Schwarberg Lisa Schwarberg
International Night Chair Anna Olivella Cheryl Abramson (2017)
Spring Fundraiser—Auction Cindy Henry OPEN (2017)
Metco Representative   Debora Louis
Family Event Night (AKA Bingo) Chair N/A Laurie Ufland
Teacher Raffle Stephanie Listokin Stephanie Listokin
Lost and Found  Monika Sawicka Monika Sawicka