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


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 for the address and to let us know if you can make it.

Can’t attend, but want to help? Please email us at

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


Volunteers Needed for the Spring Bookfair

Volunteers are needed for the spring bookfair. The bookfair will be May 16th – May 20th. Please visit to sign up to volunteer.


Spring Book Fair Flyer


Volunteers needed for Teacher Appreciation week

It’s hard to believe that we have weathered another school year.

It’s time to celebrate and recognize the amazing job that our Teachers and Staff do for our students all year long!

This year we will be recognizing their accomplishments during the Week of May 2-6.

We will be hosting our ANNUAL LUNCHEON on WEDNESDAY, MAY 4th

We will also be hosting a Continental Breakfast on Friday, May 6th

 If you would like to help out, please go to our link at where you can sign up to donate food, your time, or your decor. Or if you prefer, we can always use $ donations as well.


Volunteer Opportunity: PTO Executive Board Member

Looking ahead to the 2016-17 school year, the West Newbury PTO is seeking a parent volunteer for a leadership position which serves the students, staff and parents of Page Elementary School.

The WNPTO Executive Board is comprised of 3 members and each member serves a 2 year term.  Responsibilities include hosting monthly PTO meetings, overseeing and supporting committees and events. WNPTO Executive Board members work together with administration, board members and parents to promote and meet the goals and objectives of the West Newbury Parent-Teacher Organization.

The West Newbury PTO is a group of both working & non-working parents – both women and men. We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic about making a difference at Page and desire to hold a leadership position.

If you are interested in learning more about this or other open positions, please contact the 2015-16 Executive Board Members at:




Volunteer Opportunity: PTO Webmaster

Maintain the website and events calendar. Post current events on website in a timely manner. There is a two‐year commitment for this position.

Please contact the WNPTO executive board at if you have any questions or are interested in this position.


Volunteer Opportunity: Scholastic Book Fair Chairpersons

The PTO is looking for 2 parents to co-chair our spring Scholastic Book Fair scheduled for May 16-20th 2016. The book fair is an excellent fundraiser for the school and helps to supplement our school library.

The Scholastic Book Fair Chairpersons are responsible for:

  • Serving as liaison between the Page School, volunteers and Scholastic Book Fairs
  • Promoting Book Fair to students, faculty, parents and community
  • Direct the set-up and operation of the Book Fair
  • Recruiting & scheduling volunteers
  • Securing Book Fair proceeds at the end of each day

There is a one-year commitment for this position.

Please contact the WNPTO executive board at if you have any questions or are interested in this position.


Volunteer Opportunity: Spring Auction Chairperson

The Auction Chairperson oversees a team of volunteers to execute the Spring Auction from start to finish. The Auction which is held every three years is the largest fundraiser for the WNPTO. The
chairperson should be well versed in event planning and coordination as well as overseeing volunteers. The volunteers on the committee will work to solicit auction items, sponsors and advertisers. The chairperson will assign volunteers to write scripts, prepare auction “baskets,” sell tickets, manage website, hire/solicit vendors and coordinate all aspects of the event. The chairperson will be in charge of managing the budget, providing reports at all WNPTO meetings and will be the signer on all contracts relating to the event. The auction chair will be covered under the WNPTO insurance policy for all liability.

Please contact the WNPTO executive board at if you have any questions or are interested in this position.


Volunteer Opportunity: Accounts Receivable Treasurer

The AR Treasurer manages all financial reporting. The AR Treasurer collects, accounts for and deposits all monies throughout the year. The AR Treasurer also prepares cash boxes for events and withdraws cash for use in cash boxes and for teacher stipends. Additionally the AR Treasurer reconciles the bank account and prepares the monthly report for WNPTO meetings. During appropriations times (April and October) the AR Treasurer meets with the executive team and the principal to review all appropriates requests and prepares financial reports to provide a recommendation for the approval of purchases. The AR Treasurer is a backup for emergency payments by debit card or checks is the Accounts Payable treasurer isn’t available. Finally the AR Treasurer works with the accountant each year to provide files to prepare taxes. There is a two‐year commitment for this position.

Please contact the WNPTO executive board at if you have any questions or are interested in this position.