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Spring Book Fair

The spring book fair will be May 15-19 in the Page School library.

Fair Schedule:
Monday May 15 8:30 am – 3 pm (closed 11-12:30)
Tuesday May 16 8:30 am – 3 pm (closed 11-12:30)
Wednesday May 17 8:30 am – 3 pm (closed 11-12:30)
Thursday May 18 8:30 am – 3 pm (closed 11-12:30) *Family Night 5 pm – 7pm
Friday May 19 8:30 am – 12 pm
*Family Night is an opportunity for parents to visit & shop the fair with their children.

Classroom Fair Schedule:
Monday May 15 Niles & Griskiewicz
Tuesday May 16 Amico, Grassia, & Gray
Wednesday May 17 Isabel
Thursday May 18 Murray

Your child’s classroom will visit the fair on the day listed above. Students in grades 4, 5, & 6 have schedules that vary, please ask your child which day he/she will be able to shop.  Kindergarteners do not shop on their own; parents can bring them anytime the fair is open.

Please include a note of your child’s spending limits and whether purchases should be limited to books only. Checks are made out to: “West Newbury PTO.” A 6.25% tax will be added, so plan for that in your spending limits. Parent volunteers will help students.

Drawing Contests will be given to students the week prior to our fair (May 8 – May 12).
Students may choose to compete with peers in their grade for a $15 scholastic gift certificate.
“Pencilgrams” sold for $1 will be delivered to your child Friday, May 19.
Poster Raffle tickets sold for $ .25 each.
Lollipop Pull sold for $ .50 to take a chance at a $5 scholastic gift certificate.
Classroom wish lists will be at the fair!

Page Online Fair: www.scholastic.com/bf/drjohncpageelemschool1 (May 7 – May 20)
Volunteers needed: www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f44a9ad2da0f85-happy
Please contact Mary Evitts at evitts.mary@gmail.com with any questions.

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Spring ASAP Registration is OPEN

Welcome to the Spring 2017 ASAP Program! The ASAP Program is a PTO-sponsored enrichment program offering a variety of classes taught by teachers and community members for students at the Page School. The next session starts on May 12th and will run for 4 weeks. Please send registrations into school no later than May 9th.

Classes will fill quickly and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Thank you!
Jamie Sullivan & Andrea Burton
Interim ASAP Coordinators and WNPTO Executive Board

Spring ASAP class information and registration form

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Boy’s Mad Scientist Night

Page School boys, grab your special lady (mom, grandma, aunt, etc.) and join us for a night of fun. Join the WNPTO on Friday, May 12 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Page School cafeteria.

Science is everywhere and it’s COOL!

Have you ever been asked questions about “how things work?” only to find you can’t quite explain it? Well, moms bring your curious sons and join us for an interactive evening and let the experts demonstrate and explain exactly “how that works.”

The show includes foggy dry ice and demonstrations of how science is used to float beach balls in the air. And, with suggestions from the audience, the Mad Scientist will unlock the mystery of how to get “Egg-bert” back into his house. Ever see scissors sizzle and shiver? Ever taken a fog shower?  Here’s your chance!
Boys, bring your favorite girl for an entertaining interactive evening.

Children will be wowed and entertained as they interact with a Mad Scientist.

The show will be followed by an ice cream social.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, serving and clean-up as well as donations for ice cream social.

For more information and to sign up:
http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C094DA4AD2BAAF85-madscience
(or search for sign up with email: jamiecrsullivan@gmail.com)

Please RSVP below.

Please let us know how many will be joining you at the Night of Fun

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Me and My Guy Dance

Friday, April 7th 6:30 – 8:30

Girls, grab your dad or that special guy and join us for an evening of dancing & fun!

Light refreshments will be provided.

All Page girls from PK to grade 6 are invited to attend.

This event is free, but RSVP is required. Please RSVP below.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!
Volunteers are needed for decorating, providing & serving refreshments and clean-up.

If you would like to volunteer, provide refreshments and/or decorations please go to SignUp Genius.

Register for the Me & My Guy Dance
Please let us know how many will be joining you at the Night of Fun

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BOKS is Back! Registration is Open!

Our WNPTO-run before school physical activity program, is gearing up for the Spring session. BOKS prepares children for a day of learning and helps kids learn the benefits of exercise and healthy choices. Plus it’s FUN!

When is BOKS? NEW TIME!

  • The spring session will run from Tuesday, March 14– Friday, May 26
  • BOKS will run every Tuesday and Friday morning (excluding April vacation and Good Friday)
  • New drop off time is 7:30 am and class will end at 8:25 am.

Typical BOKS Class

  • We encourage tons of fun, lots of music and great teamwork throughout each class as we follow the Reebok curriculum for fundamental movements and functional fitness.
  • Approximately 45 minutes long starting with a fun warm-up and movement drills.
  • Running, relay races, obstacle courses & strength movements followed by a fun game.
  • Cool down & BOKS Bit – a nutrition tip.
  • The BOKS team of trainers, Lindsay Goff, Courtney Lucey, Joy Tewksbury-Pabst and Kelly Woodsum, have been trained by the Reebok team.

Registration

  • The first 40 Kindergarten-6th grade students will be accepted on a first come, first served basis with forms and payment.
  • To register use the following link, https://www.bokskids.org/parent-registration?F5QHwgZr0b. Once registered on the BOKS portal please send payment to school in an envelope marked WNPTO/BOKS.
  • Cost to participate is $40 (less than $2 per class!).
  • New participants will receive a tee-shirt.
  • Scholarships are available. Please speak to Mr. Gray to submit a request.
  • If your child participates in BASP, the staff will walk them to the gym for BOKS.

How should your child prepare?

  • BOKS kids must arrive in sneakers and with a water bottle ready to participate!
  • We will aim to get outside as often as we can in the Spring.
  • Come fueled with a great breakfast and they may also bring a Page-approved healthy snack from home to eat prior to transitioning to their classrooms. Please NO JUNK FOOD!

Questions? Contact Lindsay Goff at lindsgoff@gmail.com.  Check out www.facebook.com/boksatpage
for great photos and videos of previous sessions.

BOKS Spring 2017 flyer

 

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ASAP Registrations Due!

There’s still time to register for our Winter ASAP programs! We need a minimum number of sign-ups for these classes to run, so if you have been thinking it is too late – you are in luck! Please email Molly Hawkins/Page ASAP Coordinator right away if you are interested in any of the classes so she can reserve your space. Email: PAGEASAP@GMAIL.COM. Paperwork and $$ can be sent in to school with your child.
There is 1 change in the brochure: the CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING program with Mr. Peterson is ON and will start on March 20th instead of March 1st.
Any questions? Email PAGEASAP@Gmail.com or your Executive Board team: wnptoexecboard@wnpto.org.
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ASAP Sewing Special – Grades 4 and above

Learn something new this year with a special parent & child beginner sewing class taught by 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Morse.
Parent and child (grades 4 and above) can learn to sew on a machine while making a couple of projects together. Class will meet on 3 Mondays: Jan. 30th, Feb. 6th and Feb. 13th from 3:00-4:20pm.  Cost is $75 plus a $15 material fee for the pair. Bring your machine if you want to learn to use it or Mrs. Morse will provide a machine for you. The first project will be a 9” square pillow.
Please click here to download the brochure for additional information and registration form.

Space is limited!

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6th Grade Dance Chair Needed!

Every year a 5th grade parent is asked to host the 6th grade dance.  This year the dance will take place on Friday, June 2 or Friday, June 9th in the cafeteria.

Responsibilities include:

  • Meet with the 6th grade dance committee (made up of 6th grade students) once a week during their lunch period in the 6th grade classroom(s).
  • Guide the kids as they choose a theme, prepare an invitation (which they will design and print), make decorations, etc.
  • Assemble 5th grade parents and students to help decorate the gym the afternoon of the dance. (6th graders will be busy getting ready and taking photos)
  • Assemble 5th grade parents to chaperone the dance.
  • Get in touch with the DJ to secure the date.  (the PTO has used the same DJ for several years)
  • Create a Sign Up genius for 6th grade parents to donate decorations and food (snacks)

If you enjoy throwing a party and watching kids have a great time, this a great event for you!  The kids do most of the work, they just need you to guide them.  You will receive a binder with all the step-by-step information you need to reserve the DJ, the cafe and work with the kids.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact a member of the Executive Board Team via email, wnptoexecboard@wnpto.org

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2nd Annual Red Sox STEM Day

The second annual Red Sox STEM day will be held on Thursday, April 6th.  The event last year had an overwhelming response please complete the following questions if you are interested in attending. The Red Sox organization is improving on last years program and again including the price of admission to the 1:35 game.

RED SOX STEM DAY
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Game is at 1:35, events will take place in the morning.
This year in addition to the egg drop, their will be a science fair set up, vendors there to engage the kids and members from the National Inventors Hall of Fame to talk to students about how STEM got them to where they are today.

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Join us for Paint Nite!

Only 45 tickets are available to join our annual Paint Nite fundraising event! Enjoy a relaxing and fun night out with friends! All proceeds benefit our West Newbury PTO!

Friday, January 27th at 7:00 pm
Michael’s Harborside in Newburyport
Ticket Price: $45
Painting: Anchor Wine Glasses

Click here to purchase your ticket.

If you have any questions, please email Page teacher and parent: Krista Niles.

Paint Nite Flyer

Paint Nite Details

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The West Newbury PTO Musical for Grades 4-6

Directed by Irene Mahoney and Krista Niles

Auditions will be Monday, December 5, 2016, Grades 4-6 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Cafetorium.

Everyone who auditions and attends rehearsals will have a part in the production.

Students in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades will be the cast and perform the productions on Friday, February 10, 2017 and Saturday, February 11, 2017. Rehearsals will run from 1/3/17 – 2/9/17. Rehearsals will be at the Page School from 3:00-4:00p.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Dress Rehearsals will be at the Pentucket Middle School on 2/7/17, 2/8/17, 2/9/17 from 3:30-5:00p.m.  You must provide your own transportation.

Sign-up Fee $75.00  first child $60.00 second child, make checks payable- WNPTO.  All profits go to the WNPTO.

If you have any questions feel free to contact Irene Mahoney at imahoney@prsd.org.

Registration From

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Holiday Breakfast

We hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving holidays, filled up on some good food, enjoyed some good company, and put your feet up.  Because the WNPTO has a busy weekend in store for you!

Holiday Breakfast – Saturday, December 3rd
9:00 – 11:30 in the Page School Cafetorium

  • Pictures with Santa
  • Crafts
  • Breakfast
  • Holiday Fun

Long Hill Orchard Open House Fundraiser
Sat., 3rd
  and Sun., 4th. – 
10:00 – 6:00 Open House

Purchase craft items, greens, order pies, purchase desserts and sign up for your summer CSA!

WNPTO will receive a donation for all sales.

Support your community,
your school, and your PTO!!

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Page School Holiday Helper Program

As we have done for the past 26 years, the Page School will again sponsor children from local families who are experiencing significant economic and social hardships. This year, we will be providing children with holiday gifts identified through two local social service organizations:

  1. We’ve “adopted” eight children through the Amesbury Holiday Program. Each child is granted four wishes for gifts: two items of clothing, and two toys.
  2. We’re working with the Pettengill House to supply gift cards for ten local families to help make their holidays brighter for their children. The Pettengill House supports families in Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury.

Please consider ordering gift cards through the Holiday Scrip program (orders due 12/2), since a portion will go directly back to our school! What a great way to help multiple causes!

All gifts should be age appropriate, NEW, and UNWRAPPED

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED? It’s easy. And it’s all online.

  1. Go to www.signupgenius.com.
  2. You will be taken to an active signup for requested gifts and gift cards.
  3. Please note: the easiest way to edit your choices later on is to have an account. You only need to give your name, an email address, and a password. Signupgenius.com does not share or pass on your information in any way.
  4. Please return your gifts to school to one of the large labeled Holiday Helper bins by Friday, December 9th. You can also drop off your gifts/gift cards in the bin on the front porch of Brooke Lear’s home, please email Brooke for address.

QUESTIONS? Please contact Brooke Lear at pageholidayhelper@gmail.com or 978-376-9467.

Check out our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/PageSchoolHolidayHelperProgram – for FAQs.

“Like” our page to receive program updates and reminders.

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SCRIP Gift Card Program

WHAT IS IT?  It is fundraising while you shop.

HOW DOES IT WORK?  The WNPTO sells you gift cards from your favorite stores, and you go shopping.  We purchase them at bulk rates, so we get a percentage of the profits.

WHY IT WORKS: The beauty of scrip is that you put your regular household shopping dollars to work. You earn money for our school without spending a single additional penny.  Just spend your regular shopping dollars with SCRIP Gift Cards at the stores that participate in the SCRIP Gift Card program!  And SCRIP Gift Cards can be used for just about any household purchase including food, clothing, entertainment, gasoline and even dining out.

WHAT IS THE CATCH?  The hard part is rethinking your budget, and planning around the SCRIP order dates.  We will send out the order forms at different times of the school year.  You send us your order on a specified date along with a check to the WNPTO and we order your gift cards.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET MY GIFT CARDS? Approximately 1-2 weeks.

HOW DO I GET MY GIFT CARDS? You can choose one of three options: we can mail them to you in a self addressed stamped envelope, we can send them home in your child’s backpack, or you can pick them up at an assigned time and place.

WHAT IS THE BENEFIT? It is a great way to do your regular shopping or shop for the upcoming holidays, all the while benefiting the Page.  You do not need to buy anything you would not normally buy, just the things you usually buy, such as gas, food, dining out, and of course, all those holiday gifts!

Thanks so much for buying SCRIP, and let’s put those shopping dollars to work!

Orders are due Friday, December 2nd. Gift cards will be coming home Friday, December 9th.

Please consider purchasing gift cards for the Holiday Helper Program – Pettengill House. The gift cards will be used to help local families in need for the holidays. Great options for families are: Kmart, Walmart, CVS, TJMaxx/Marshalls.

QUESTIONS: Joanne Lightfoot, jhanifan_2000@yahoo.com

Scrip Order Form

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Fall Book Fair

The book fair will be held December 5th – December 8th, 2016.

Fair Schedule

  • Monday, December 5th – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (closed 11:45 – 12:30)
  • Tuesday, December 6th – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (closed 12:00 – 1:00)
    Extra Hours 1:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Wednesday, December 7th – 8:30 am – 3:00 pm (closed 12:00 – 1:00)
  • Thursday, December 8th – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (closed 12:00 – 5:00)
    Family Night 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Extra Hours and Family Night are scheduled the same times as parent-teacher conferences.

Please come visit the fair before or after your conference(s). Learn about the “All for Books” program, donate $1, then write a “pencil-gram” for delivery to your child’s desk. Students (or parents) can also donate $.50 to the “All for Books” and pull a candy cane for a chance to win a $10 Scholastic gift certificate to spend at the fair.

Your child’s class will visit the fair on the day listed below:

Monday, December 5th

  • Isabel
  • Niles
  • Griskiewicz

Tuesday, December 6th

  • Grassia
  • Gray

Wednesday, December 7th

  • Amico

Thursday, December 8th

  • Murray

Students in grades 4 – 6 have schedules that vary, please ask your child or child’s teacher to learn which day he/she will be able to shop. Kindergartners do not shop on their own, parents are welcome to bring them anytime the fair is open.

Please include a note of your child’s spending limits and whether purchases should be limited to books only. Please make checks payable to: “West Newbury PTO” or (“WNPTO”). A 6.25% tax will be added, so plan for that in your spending limits.

Please consider purchasing a book from our fair to donate to “Books for Manhattan” program coordinated by Mrs. Wood. All of your purchases will benefit our school.

Classroom wish lists will be available at the fair and online!

Page School Online Book Fair is open from November 30 through December 13 at this link.

A Gift Wrapping Station will be available at our fair!

Drawing Contests will take place the week of November 28 through December 2. Students will compete with all peers in their grade for a $10 scholastic gift certificate to spend at the fair.

Volunteers needed: Please click here to volunteer.

If you have any questions please contact Mary Evitts via email.

Book Fair Flyer

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The 2nd Annual Page School Halloween Happenings

Fall into a good book night – Thursday, 10/27 – 6:30-8pm

Students (in your pj’s if you wish) and their families please join us at the Page School for a night of storytelling and book exchanging.  When you arrive, head to the cafeteria with a gently used book you have outgrown and wish to donate.  Then head upstairs to 1 of 4 classrooms where a ‘mystery reader’ will be reading.  When the storytelling is done, head back to the caf to adopt a “new-to-you” book!

***All students must be accompanied by an adult to participate.***

Jack O’Lantern Contest – Friday, 10/28 – 8:30am-3:00pm

It’s our 2nd Annual Page School Jack O’Lantern Contest!  Carve, paint, scrape, bedazzle and/or craft your pumpkin with help at home and bring it into school on Friday morning.  Parent volunteers will meet you in the cafeteria before school and set your bewitching creation on the stage.  Students and staff will have a chance to vote for their favorite creations during their lunch periods.  (battery operated tea lights only please)

Each grade level will have a winner that will be announced at the end of the day!

In-School Door Decorating contest – Friday, 10/28

Our creative Page School staff and students have been hard at work creating Spooktacular Halloween door displays with a STEM theme.  The top 3 winners will be awarded a $25 gift card to a retailer of their choice- Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble or ReallyGoodStuff.com.

The pK-2 students can’t wait to see your creations during the Halloween Parade!

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to help, please email Marie Felzani @ felzani5@gmail.com

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2017 Ski/Snowboard Program

The Page School ski program for 4th-6th Grade Students will begin January 6th. The six week program runs every Friday Afternoon at Bradford Mountain starting January 6th through February 10th.

Registration Night will be in the Page School Cafetorium on Wednesday, November 2nd from 6-8pm

Program Fees: Bus Transportation & Lift Ticket: $180
Optional Fees:

  • Ski/Snowboard 6 1-Hr Lessons: $70
  • Ski/Snowboard Equipment Rental: $110
  • Helmet Rental: $30
    (If renting, please come to registration night knowing your child’s height, weight and shoe size.)

FOR THOSE RENTING EQUIPMENT – THE RENTAL EQUIPMENT FORM WILL NEED TO BE FILLED OUT THE NIGHT OF REGISTRATION.
Bradford prints the form on its own cardstock paper.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 90 STUDENTS

Your Child will be registered when all forms are complete & payment has been made in Full.

If you want to get a head start on registration, please complete the registration forms linked below and bring completed forms to registration night.

Please contact Stephanie Higgins 978-877-0983 with any questions.

2017 Ski Program Flyer

2017 Ski Program Registration Forms

Bradford Registration Forms

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Apple Harvest Run

We are looking forward to a fun-filled autumn day with our school community and beyond.

Don’t forget, the first 500 people registered will receive a free t-shirt. All kids who participate in the Fun Run will receive a special keepsake.

We can use your help to make this event a success:

Register to run —You can register using the form sent home in your child’s binder or downloadable from our website www.appleharvestrun.org . You can also register online at www.active.com

Bake —We are looking for baked goods to feed our runners. Visit our Signup Genius link to help out.

Sign up to volunteer on 10/1 or 10/2 —Volunteers are needed to help set up, work during, and clean up after the race. There are a few time slots on Saturday 10/1 (8:30-10:30) and multiple time slots on 10/2 (times vary between 8:30-2pm). Please email Kate Alsup if you would like to volunteer.

If you have any questions please contact the Race Coordinator Kate Alsup via email.

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2017 Page School Auction Planning Meeting

Want to learn more about and help to plan the Page School Auction? The auction is held every three years and is our largest fundraiser. The funds raised allow the WNPTO to support many programs at the Page School.

The next planning meeting will be on Thursday, September 29th at 7:00. Please email us at wnptospringauction@wnpto.org for the address and to let us know if you can make it.

Can’t attend, but want to help? Please email us at wnptospringauction@wnpto.org

Sarah Sullivan, Joy Tewksbury-Pabst and Dena Trotta
Spring Auction 2017 Co-Chairs

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West Newbury PTO Musical for Kindergarten, First, Second, Third Grades

Auditions:   Monday, October 3, 2016, Grades K-3 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in the Page cafetorium. Everyone who auditions and attends rehearsals will have a part in the production.

This production will be for K-3 students and a winter production will be for grades 4-6 students. Upper grades please stay tuned for info.

K-3 SHOW- Students in Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grades will be the cast and perform the productions on Friday, November 18, 2016 and Saturday, November 19, 2016. Rehearsals will run from 10/17/16 – 11/11/16. Rehearsals will be at the Page School from 3:00-4:00p.m on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Sign-up Fee $75.00 first child & $60.00 second child.

Please make checks payable to WNPTO.  All profits go to the WNPTO & back to the kids!

If you have any questions feel free to contact Irene Mahoney imahoney@prsd.org.

SCHEDULE FOR K-3 PRODUCTION

Rehearsals at Page School 3:00-4:00pm

  • Tuesday- October 18
  • Thursday- October 20
  • Tuesday- October 25
  • Thursday- October 27
  • Tuesday- November 1
  • Thursday- November 3
  • Tuesday- November 8
  • Thursday- November 10

K-3 Pentucket Middle School Dress Rehearsals 3:30-5:00pm

*You must provide your own transportation

  • Tuesday      November 15, 2016, 3:30-5:00
  • Wednesday November 16, 2016, 3:30-5:00
  • Thursday     November 17, 2016, 3:30-5:00
  • Friday          November 18, 2016, 6:30pm SHOW TIME
  • Saturday     November 19, 2016, 10:00a.m. SHOW TIME

Directed by Irene Mahoney and Krista Niles

Registration Form