Annual Page School Holiday Breakfast

Please join us on Saturday, December 8th

9:00am – 11:30 am in the Page school cafetorium

 

  •  Santa will stop by and pose for pictures
  •  Hot Chocolate & Coffee
  •  Bagels, Muffins, etc.…
  •  Kids Activities: crafts, cookie decorating, and face painting

 

2018 Holiday SCRIP

Holiday SCRIP is Back!

What is Scrip?  It is a fundraiser for our school.  The companies give a percentage of the amount spent on gift cards back to our school.  If you purchase a $25 gift card, you get a $25 gift card.  The companies do the donating (percentages are listed on the order form).  It’s fundraising while you shop!

SCRIP Flyer 2018

SCRIP Order Form 2018

Orders are due Monday, Dec. 3th

Gift Cards will be coming home Tuesday, Dec. 18th

Questions, please contact: Joanne Lightfoot. 

Kid’s Holiday Shop with Penguin Patch

The Kid’s Holiday Shop opens Monday November 26th through Friday November 30th from 10:30am to 1:30pm. Students are invited to shop during their recess and lunch times. Parents/guardians are welcome to bring preschool and AM kindergarten students anytime the shop is open.

We can’t wait for you to see all the awesome gifts in our holiday shop. There is something for everyone…mom, dad, grandparents, siblings and friends. Don’t forget your furry family members too!

Budget envelopes and detailed information about our holiday shop went home last week. Use the budget envelope to discuss who your child will be shopping for.

To volunteer at the Kid’s Holiday shop, please visit our signup genius! 

Questions, email us at wnptoexecboard@wnpto.org

2018 Page School Holiday Helper Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we have done for the past 28 years, the Page School will sponsor children from local
families who are experiencing significant economic and social hardships this holiday season.
We have elected to provide children with gifts identified through two local social service
organizations:

1) We’ve “adopted” sixteen 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 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. We have offered to sponsor children living in the Pentucket
school district towns of West Newbury, Groveland and Merrimac.

All gifts should be age appropriate, NEW, and UNWRAPPED, so that they may be crosschecked
with the original gift request forms for size, age appropriateness, etc.

HOW CAN YOU GET INVOLVED? It’s easy. And it’s all online.
1. Go to www.signupgenius.com.
2. Click on the “Find a Sign Up” button on the top right of the page.
3. In the box that says “Search by Email”, type in: pageholidayhelper@gmail.com
* You can also click here to be brought directly to the page:

You will be taken to an active signup for requested gifts and gift cards.
4. 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.
5. Please return your gifts to school to one of the large labeled Holiday Helper bins
NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7th. You can also drop off your gifts
in the bin on the front porch of 5 Crescent Drive (Brooke Lear’s home). If you
signed up to donate a check or gift card, please leave them in the main office in
the Holiday Helper collection box, to ensure that they do not get lost at school.
Gift cards can also be dropped off directly to Brooke Lear’s house in a labeled envelope
in the mailbox.

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.
Thank you so much for your continued support and help with this special program!
*Please note – A flyer with complete details will be coming home with your child this
week.

Fall 2018 Book Fair

December 3 through December 7 in the Page School Library

Fair Schedule:

Monday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (closed 11:30 – 1)
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 5
Classroom Fair Schedule: Your child’s classroom will visit the fair on the day listed:
Monday Mrs. Murray & Mrs. Isabel
Tuesday Mrs. Niles & Mrs. Gray
Wednesday Mrs. Grassia
Thursday Mrs. Amico
Students in grades 4, 5, & 6 have different schedules, please ask your child when he/she will be
able to shop. Kindergarteners do not shop the fair during their library special, parents are welcome
to bring their kindergarteners any time our fair is open!

We are also open during all parent-teacher conferences. Please consider shopping the fair for the holidays!

Please include a note of your child’s spending limits. A 6.25% sales tax will be
added, so plan for that in their spending limits. Checks are made payable to “West Newbury
PTO.”

Volunteers wanted, click here to signup.

Classroom Wish Lists will be available at the fair; teachers are encouraged to
select books from the fair to add to their classroom libraries. Parents can
choose to purchase selected books as gifts for a teacher’s classroom library.

Drawing Contests will be given to students in grades 1 through 6 the week
before the fair (November 26 – November 30). Students choose to compete
with peers from their grade for a $15 scholastic gift certificate to spend at the fair.

Poster Raffle Tickets will be sold at the fair for $ 0.25 each.

A Gift Box game will be featured at the fair. Students play for $ 0.50 to win a prize!

Kindergarten Coloring Contests will be sent home on November 26. Students choose to
compete with peers for a $10 scholastic gift certificate to spend at the fair.
Wishing Well Raffle Tickets will be given to each student at no cost. Five Page School
students will win a $5 scholastic gift certificate to spend at our spring 2019 fair!

For questions please email Mary at evitts.mary@gmail.com

The Polar Express Movie Night

** Online ticket sales are now CLOSED**

Come spend an evening out with fellow Page Families. We will have a private screening of the movie The Polar Express. Doors open at 5:30pm, come and enjoy dinner before the show! The movie will begin promptly at 6:30pm.

When: Monday December 10th 5:30-8:30p.m. Please note the date change is to accommodate the district wide winter concert for grades 4-6.

Where: Chunky’s Haverhill, 371 Lowell Avenue

Cost: $10 per person for movie ticket. Ticket purchase includes hot cocoa and a golden ticket during the train scene.

Questions? Email wnptoexecboard@wnpto.org

 

Fall Into a Good Book Night

Fall…

Into a Good Book

November 1, 6:30-8:00 pm

Page School

 

 

All friends and families of Page School are invited to come to school for a cozy evening filled with fun stories. Enjoy hearing books read by special guests including Dr. Bart, Mr. Gray and some amazing teachers. They have a great selection prepared for all ages. The evening will be broken into three 20-minute sessions allowing you to visit three special readers. Feel free to wear your pajamas and bring a snuggly.

 

When story time ends, children are welcome to stop by the cafeteria and adopt a new to them book! If you are finished enjoying some books at home and would like to pass them on, please consider adding them to the selection in the cafeteria.

 

 

Questions, please email Janice Parrott janrpar@gmail.com

Halloween Happenings

Halloween Happenings

 

Monday October 29th: Door Decorating

Every classroom is invited to decorate their doors. Teachers will choose their own classroom theme and work with their students to create a fun and festive door. The student council will choose 3 winning doors at the end of the week. Doors will be judged on most original, most engaging theme, and best class teamwork.

 

The 3 winning classrooms will receive a $25 gift card to the store of their choice.

 

Tuesday October 30th:  Jack-O-Lantern Contest

Students are welcome to bring a pre-carved jack o’ lantern to school with them in the morning. (Students will return home that afternoon with their pumpkin.) Adult volunteers will receive the pumpkins in the morning and arrange them on tables in the cafeteria by grade level. During lunch breaks throughout the day, students will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite pumpkin. Votes will be tallied, and the winning pumpkins announced near the end of day.

 

The winning Jack-O-Lantern from each grade level with receive a $5 gift card to 5 Below.

 

Wednesday October 31st: Costume Parade

Students in grades PK-3 may wear costumes to school and are invited to participate in a “parade” throughout the inside of the school building. Students in grades 4-6 may dress up for the classroom theme i.e. favorite author, character from a book, historical figure, etc.

 

Thursday November 1st: Fall into A Good Book Night 6:30-8:00pm.

Please keep an eye out for a special flyer!

 

Friday November 2nd:  Apple cider will be offered with lunch and classroom door prize winners will be announced.

To volunteer, visit https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0945AFA828A7FA7-halloween to sign up!

 

If you have any questions regarding any of these events, please email us!

Halloween Happenings Coordinator Janice Parrott janrpar@gmail.com

WNPTO Exec Board wnptoexecboard@wnpto.org

 

Thank You!!

Reminder: Grades K-2 Seussical Rehearsal

Reminder: Grades K-2

 

Welcome to SUESSICAL KIDS! We are so excited to have you join our chorus. Your child will be a Who and participate in the following songs: Oh, the Thinks You can Think!, Oh, the Thinks You can Think! (finale), and Green Eggs and Ham (bows).

 

You can access the songs on YouTube or using the iTunes link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/playlist/seussical-kids-performance/pl.u-mJy88ERuylA7GD

 

Have your child start practicing the words to the songs! We look forward to seeing them on the first rehearsal on Thursday, October 25th from 3:00-4:15 in the Page School cafeteria.

Page School Council

The Page School is looking for two parents to serve a two-year term on our school council to replace the prior Leadership Team model that the school had in place.  Those parents who are interested should submit a letter of intent to the West Newbury executive board,wnptoexeboard@wnpto.org.  If there are more than two letters of interest received.  The PTO will hold a school-wide vote. There will be an organizational meeting after the representatives are selected to determine the best days and times to meet.  The group should meet a minimum of 4 times per year to discuss the following:

Pentucket Regional School District

School Site Council Guidelines

 For more detailed answers and guidelines by the MA DESE, you can follow the link below:

http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/advisory/schoolcouncils/

 

Purpose:

A school council is a
representative, school building-based committee composed of the principal,
parents, teachers, community members and, at the secondary level, students,
required to be established by each school pursuant to Massachusetts General
Laws Chapter 71, Section 59C.

 

Responsibility:

The primary function of a
school council is to advise the Principal (Chair) on matters related to
site-based management.

 

Site Councils have 4 major
areas of responsibility:

 

  1. Adopting educational goals for the school that are
    consistent with local educational policies and statewide student
    performance standards
  2. Identifying the educational needs of students
    attending the school
  3. Reviewing the annual school building budget
  4. Formulating a school improvement plan

 

2019 Page School Ski Club

2019 Ski Club Registration

Registration for the 2019 Page School Ski Club will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018 in the Creation Station at the Page School. Please come prepared with forms and payment (made out to the WNPTO).

Only 80 4th-6th graders are accepted into the after-school ski program, which begins Friday, January 4 and runs for six weeks. Please do not miss this opportunity to provide your skier or snowboarder the chance to participate!

As always, the ski club is run solely by volunteers. Parents are needed for morning equipment drop-off, afternoon getting dressed, ski monitors at Bradford and evening pick up at the Page. Please plan to sign up for what best suits your schedule.

Contact Rebekah Doughty with any questions at pageskiclub@gmail.com.

2019 Ski School Parent Cover Letter

2019_Ski Registration Form

2019 Bradford Ski Equipment Rental Form

2019_SkierConductAgreement

 

 

The 29th Annual Apple Harvest Run

Registration is still open for one of fall’s most scenic road races on Oct. 14 at Bachelor Fields. The first 500 people to register receive a free Apple Harvest T-shirt on race day. The race includes a USATF certified 5-mile and 5K, as well as a children’ 1-mile fun run. Enjoy great food, music, kids activities and more. To register visit www.appleharvestrun.org

Volunteers needed!

We are looking for volunteers for the Apple Harvest Race on Oct. 14 and pre-race Pasta Dinner on Oct. 13. Whether you can give 1 hour or 5, it is appreciated! This is a great way to get involved with the WNPTO.

To sign up, visit SignUpGenius.

 

 

Pasta Dinner: Carbo-load with us before the race!

Join fellow runners and Page School families on Oct. 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Town Annex for the Pre-Race Pasta Dinner. Enjoy all-you-can-eat pasta at this event sponsored by Executive Gourmet, Jeff & Maria’s Ice Cream and NBPT Brew Co. Live entertainment provided by the Pentucket High School Jazz Ensemble. To purchase tickets, download Pasta Dinner AHR 2018 and return to school with a check made out to WNPTO.

Questions? Email Race Director Michelle Card.

Don’t miss out on this year’s Page Spirit Wear

Page Spirit Wear online store closes Sunday, Oct. 7

The West Newbury PTO is selling Page-themed items once again. From T-shirts and hoodies to performance wear and flannels, this is a great opportunity for your child to showcase school pride throughout the year.

We are selling the merchandise through an online store only for two weeks, ending Oct. 7. All orders will be delivered during the week of Oct. 29.

https://pagestuff.itemorder.com/sale

Please email Molly Dunn at smd823@gmail.com with any questions.

Save the Date! Boys & Best Gal Bowling Night

Can you spare (pun intended) the time to come and bowl with your son and Page friends?

Boys, bring your best gal and come on in and enjoy a special bowling night we’re holding just for you.  You’ll have a ball.

Friday, June 1st, 6-8 pm
Leo’s Super Bowl, Amesbury

$10 per family. Pizza and drinks are included. Sign-ups and prepayment are required.

Bring your best game there will be a prize to the team with the top score.

  • Arcade is not included.
  • You may purchase additional food and drinks at Tony G’s Pizza and Deli onsite.
  • We will be asking for volunteers to help with set up. Please check your email or Facebook for how you can help.

 

Spring 2018 Book Fair

Monday, May 14 through Friday, May 18
Family Night ~ Thursday, May 17 5:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Volunteers Needed: Click Here

Page Online Fair: Shop here May 6 – May 19

Classroom Fair Schedule:

Monday – Isabel & Niles
Tuesday – Griskiewicz & Grassia
Wednesday – Gray & Amico
Thursday – 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 when he/she will be able to shop. Please include a note of your child’s spending limits and whether purchases should be limited to books only. A 6.25% sales tax will be added, so plan for that in their spending limits. Checks are made payable to “West Newbury PTO.” Parent volunteers will help student shoppers.

Kindergarteners do not shop on their own, parents are welcome to bring them anytime the fair is open. The fair will be open during school hours and on Family Night. We hope to see you!

Drawing Contests will be given to students the week prior to our fair (May 7 – May 11). Students may choose to compete with peers from their grade for a $15 scholastic gift certificate to spend at the fair.

Pencil Grams sold for $1 to be delivered to your child from you on Friday, May 18.
Poster Raffle Tickets sold for $.25 each.
Play “Spin the Wheel” for $.50 and win on each spin!
Classroom Wish Lists will be available at the fair; Parents can purchase books for classroom libraries.

Please contact Mary Evitts at evitts.mary@gmail.com with any questions.

5th Annual Page School Night at the Lowell Spinners

Page School kids will take the field to hold the giant American Flag during the National Anthem!

Parking is easy, the tickets are cheap ($8) and there is a lot of fun entertainment between innings! Also, this year we are moving to the 3rd base line to be closer to the kid’s fun zone.

Thursday, June 28th
Game time: 6:35
Lowell Spinners v. Aberdeen Iron Birds

Click here to download  and print an order slip.

Please place completed slips and payment in an envelope and mark it “WNPTO – Marie Felzani”.

All slips must be handed in by Monday, May 14th.

Teacher Appreciation Week

Please help show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do! Our theme this year is Children’s literature – with Page School being the best school, with the best staff in the book! We will be having an Italian (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) style lunch on Tuesday and a (Blueberries for Sal) Breakfast on Thursday. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will be having small treats/favors for the staff. To donate and/or volunteer, please visit our sign-up genius. Additionally, a handout came home in your child’s Friday folder asking them “What makes Page School the best page in the book?” Participation is optional, but we hope everyone will fill one out, so we can decorate our halls with love and gratitude for our school & staff. Thank you!

Spring PTO Linen Drive

April 28th – May 4th

WNPTO will be partnering with the Epilepsy Foundation again this year. Clean out your closets to help a good cause.

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

Drop off Information

  • April 28th – Page School – in the back at Ski Shed – from 9-2pm
  • April 30th – May 4th Front office at the Page from 8-9am and 3-4pm ONLY
  • May 2nd – 4th – Old Town Hall from 9:00am – 11:00am

Click here to help!

If you cannot make one of the drop off times above, please email Michelle Beegan to make other arrangements. 

We are looking forward to another great year raising money for the Epilepsy Foundation and the Page school.

Me & My Guy Dance

Friday, May 4th 6:30 – 8:30 in the Page School Cafetorium.

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 visit the sign-up