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Fall After School Arts Program (A.S.A.P.)

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​ ​ Oct​ ​ 16th​ ​ and​ ​ will​ ​ run​ ​ for​ ​ 4​ ​ week​ ​ and​ ​ 5​ ​ week sessions.​ ​ Please​ ​ send​ ​ registrations​ ​ in​ ​ to​ ​ school​ ​ no​ ​ later​ ​ than​ ​​ Thursday​ ​ Oct​ ​ 12th.

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

ASAP Brochure Fall 2017

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Volunteers needed for the Apple Harvest Road Race!

The Apple Harvest Race is right around the corner and we need your help! Please check out our Volunteer Sign-Up to help with the Pasta Dinner or on Race Day! All proceeds benefit the WNPTO!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c094da4ad2baaf85-apple2

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BOKS is Back!

We are pleased to announce the return of BOKS, a before school physical activity program, at the Page School this fall.  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.  Classes are filled with team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play, since the program focuses on fun! BOKS is taught by parents who have been BOKS-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 first session will run from October 10th – December 16th.
  • BOKS will run every Tuesday and Friday morning (excluding the day after Thanksgiving) from 7:40 am to 8:30 am. You may drop your child off starting at 7:30 am.
  • Students should come fueled with a good, healthy breakfast. However, students will have the opportunity to eat a Page-approved snack from home prior to transitioning to their classrooms, if they wish.

How do I sign up?

  • Registration via the BOKS website (https://www.bokskids.org/parent-registration?UWdThKIqJR) and send payment to school with your child in an envelope marked BOKS. Forty students total in grades K-6 will be registered on a first come, first served basis. Please register by Thursday, October 5th.
  • Cost to participate is $40 for the entire 20 morning sessions and includes a tee-shirt.

Is there transportation for BOKS?

  • Parents will be responsible for transporting their children to school and must come inside with their children to check them in.
  • Students must arrive in sneakers and with a water bottle ready to participate!

Please visit the BOKS website at www.bokskids.org for more program details or contact Lindsay Goff.

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Page School Spirit Wear

Order your Spirit Wear by September 28th!

Please order your Spirit Wear on www.pageschoolstuff.com

The West Newbury PTO is selling Page School Spirit Wear. We are offering t-shirts, hoodies, jerseys, performance wear, sweatshirts, flannels, winter hats, and more including the awesome Page duffel bag!

Orders will be delivered during the week of  10/16/17. More information on delivery will be coming to you at a later date.

Please contact Molly Dunn via email with any questions.

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28th Annual Apple Harvest Run Registration is Open!

The 28th Annual Apple Harvest Run will be on Sunday, October 1. Don’t forget to register!

Registration for the Apple Harvest Run 2017 has been moved to Race Wire this year. Click here to bring yourself to our new registration site.

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2nd Annual HOMETOWN DAYS

Saturday June 10th 11-2pm

Join us for food, fun and festivities! Come spend the afternoon on the Page School backyard and upper parking lot.  We will have delicious food from the Patty B’s and Kona Ice food trucks, plus activities for you and your family.  Come and enjoy an afternoon with friends and the West Newbury Family!

What’s happening for fun?

Tug of War    Family Races       Spin Art          Crafts      Face Painting    Chalk Art    Dunk Tank

You can also decorate a hat for children with cancer with Ellie’s Hats … basically, just some good old fashioned town fun!

ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT IS FREE and OPEN to the COMMUNITY

A portion of the proceeds from the FOOD TRUCKS, in addition to the Dunk Tank and a few other activities will be raising money for the WNPTO.

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Spring Clothing Drive

WNPTO will be partnering with the Epilepsy Foundation again this year to help others and clean out your closets.

So while you are spring cleaning, set aside your old clothes, shoes, bags, curtains, and any linens, dirty or soiled, we take it all!!!!

Drop off Information

June 5th – 9th   – Front office from 8:00am – 9:00am ONLY

June 8th – 10th – Town Hall Annex from 9:00am – 11:00am

(If you are unable to drop off please email me and I can make arrangements to pick up)

Thank you and we look forward to helping out the Epilepsy Foundation again this year as well as raising some money for our school Michele Beegan – lebelmichele@yahoo.com

If you are available to volunteer for 1 hour, please sign up on sign-up genius.

clothing drive flyer

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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.