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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.

2nd Annual STEM Day
STEM Ticket Interest
  • Please enter a value greater than or equal to 1.
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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

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Page School Spirit Wear

West Newbury PTO is selling Page School Spirit Wear once again.  You will see some familiar pieces as well as some new performance sports-wick styles, some ladies fit gear, and great new winter hats!

WNPTO/Page School Spirit Wear will only be sold through an online store this year until September 29th. Visit www.pageschoolstuff.com to order.

Place your order by September 29th. Orders will be delivered during the week of: 10/17/16

More information on delivery will be coming to you at a later date.

Questions?   Contact Erin Antonopoulos at antonfam28@gmail.com.

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Fall ASAP

We are  excited to announce that the Page After School Arts Program (ASAP) Fall sessions will begin the week of September 26th. Please take a moment to review the brochure with your Page student.

We have some wonderful new courses this year as well as the return of favorites.  The BOKS program is included with ASAP this year. Courses will start the week of September 26th and run for 5-6 weeks.

Registrations are on a first come, first serve basis.  Payments can be made by cash or check (payable to WNPTO) and sent in to school as “ASAP Registration”. Please note, once the maximum has been reached for each course, no additional registrations will be accepted.

If you have questions, please email: pageasap@gmail.com.

Fall 2016 ASAP Brochure

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BOKS is Back!

BOKS, a before school physical activity program, is gearing up for the Fall session.  BOKS prepares children for a day of learning and is an important step in helping children gain an appreciation of the benefits of exercise and healthy choices that will last a lifetime. The BOKS team of trainers are parent volunteers Lindsay Goff, Courtney Lucey, Joy Tewksbury-Pabst and Kelly Woodsum, who have been trained by the Reebok team.

Typical BOKS Class (approximately 40 minutes long):

  • Fun warm-up game or movement drills
  • Running activity, relay races, obstacle courses & strength movements followed by a fun game
  • Cool down & BOKS Bit – a nutrition tip.

When is BOKS?

  • The fall session will run from Tuesday, October 4 – Friday, December 16.
  • Sessions run from 7:20 am (drop-off time) to 8:10 am.
  • BOKS will run every Tuesday and Friday morning, excluding Veterans Day (11/11) and the day after Thanksgiving (11/25).

How do I sign up?

  • Register via the WNPTO ASAP form. A total of 40 students in grades K-6 will be registered on a first come, first served basis.
  • Cost to participate is $40 for the entire 20 morning session and includes a tee-shirt.

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 so dress appropriately.
  • BOKS kids should come fueled with a good, healthy breakfast. They may also bring a Page-approved snack from home to eat prior to transitioning to their classrooms.

LIKE us on Facebook to keep in touch with your kids’ BOKS activities.

REGISTER TODAY using the registration form in the Fall 2016 ASAP Brochure. Once we receive your registration we will send out the official BOKS registration link.

All BOKS proceeds go directly to the WNPTO.

BOKS Flyer

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West Newbury Community Center Planning

West Newbury is in the planning stages of a Community Center.  Page parent Erin Antonopoulos will be attending the planning meetings as the West Newbury PTO rep.  Erin is looking for your input and ideas as to what types of things would be ideal if we had the budget and dream location.  SO…think big and give your input. We will bring all of the input together to create the West Newbury Community Center.

Please email Erin: antonfam28@gmail.com by FRIDAY, 9/16/16.

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Page Speaks Assemblies

Page Speaks assemblies will be held on the following dates this school year.

  • September 21st
  • October 19th
  • December 21st
  • January 18th
  • March 15th
  • May 17th
  • June 13th – depending on last day of school due to snow days

Don’t forget to wear your Page Spirit Wear!

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Order School Supplies through School Toolbox!

We are happy to announce that we have chosen to sell prepackaged school supplies for the next school year through School Tool Box. Place your order online and it will be DELIVERED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS.

You will have the option to CUSTOMIZE your order by adding or removing items from the teacher-approved list. Already have a ruler or scissors? Remove them. Need an additional box of crayons for home or supplies for a sibling? Add them. It’s that simple! Order today!

Please order by August 8th, orders ship within 10 days.

Cost of box by grade

Kindergarten – $32.08
1st Grade – $43.44
2nd Grade – $45.20
3rd Grade – $47.07
4th Grade – $85.96
5th Grade – $75.55
6th Grade – $61.16

Click here to order.

School Tool Box Flyer