Mindfulness Week!

WNPTO’s Mindful Activities Week

Join us this week as we try different mindfulness activities at home!

Scavenger Hunt Fun!

Join us for scavenger hunts this week! Great activities to complete inside or outside to keep your children engaged!


BOKS at home!

The BOKS program hopes you are all healthy both physically and mentally in these uncertain, and for some, difficult times. At BOKS they are handling this the only way they know how, and that’s to get up and get moving during the day. In an effort to help families do the same, they have created a custom landing page called BOKS AT HOME. https://www.bokskids.org/boks-at-home/

Here you will find FREE downloadable PDFs filled with games, activities, crafts, yoga, and bursts. They are also offering Facebook Lives every weekday at 12pm EST. If you can’t join a class, they host all of their classes on their YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/OfficialBOKS/featured

Open Volunteer Positions

School is starting soon and we hope that you are excited as we are. There are some open PTO positions that need to be filled. These positions are:

  • 1 Executive Board Member (2 positions are currently filled)
  • 1 Accounts Receivable
  • 1 Accounts Payable

Please email us by Aug. 29 at wnptoexecboard@wnpto.org if you are interested.


PTO Open Job Descriptions


Executive Board Member (1)

A team of 3 persons who shall oversee PTO activities, chair meetings, and act as liaison to the administration. 2 year commitment.

Accounts Receivable Treasurer

This treasurer shall be responsible for both keeping a full and accurate account of receipts and deposits and present a financial statement at every regular meeting and by request of the Steering Committee. 1 year commitment.

Accounts Payable Treasurer

This treasurer shall be responsible both for disbursing funds for the PTO and keeping a full and accurate account of all disbursements. 1 year commitment.

Thank you for your consideration,
Janice and Alison

Scholastic Spring Book Fair

Spring Book Fair 2019
May 13 through May 17
Page School Library
Fair Schedule:
Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
(closed 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tuesday is Family Night 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. *Raffle Tickets will be given out!

Classroom Fair Schedule:
Monday Mrs. Grassia
Tuesday Mrs. Amico
Wednesday Mrs. Murray & Mrs. Isabel
Thursday Mrs. Niles & Mrs. Gray

Students in grades 4, 5, & 6 have different schedules, please ask your child when
he/she will be able to shop. You may include a note of your child’s spending limits.
A 6.25% sales tax will be added, so plan for that in spending limits. Checks are
made payable to “West Newbury PTO.” Kindergarteners do not shop the fair
during their library special, parents bring them any time the fair is open!

Volunteers wanted: Visit our sign-up genius!

Classroom Wish Lists will be available at the fair; teachers are asked 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 OR parents can donate $1 towards these book purchases.

Drawing Contests will be given to students in grades 1 through 6 the week prior
to the fair (5/6 – 5/10). Students choose to compete for a $10 Scholastic gift
certificate. Click here to print a Drawing contest 2019 PDF

Kindergarten Coloring Contests are due back Monday, May 13. Click here to print a Coloring contest 2019 PDF

Poster Raffle Tickets will be sold at the fair for $0.25 each.
Wishing Well Raffle Winners from our Fall 2018 “Enchanted Forest” book fair can
redeem their $5 Scholastic gift certificates at the fair!
See you at the Fair!


Teacher Appreciation Week

Please help show our teachers and staff how much we appreciate all they do!

Monday: Students are encouraged to wear their teacher’s favorite color (see below)

Tuesday: Breakfast for the staff

Wednesday: Small treats/favors for staff

Thursday: Luncheon for the staff

Friday: Raffle drawing and chair massages for staff

To donate food, drinks, prizes and/or volunteer, please visit our sign-up genius.

Raffle prizes are due Wednesday May 8th

Thank you!

PK Headley – Teal

K Mahoney – Pink

K Richard – Red

1 Murray – Aqua

1 Niles – Flamingo just kidding, she said Pink

2 Amico – Green

2 Grassia – Blue

3 Gray – Blue

3 Isabel – Purple

4 Beaton – Yellow

4 Dresser – Blue

4 Tierney – Blue

5 Forrest – Purple

5 Fournier – Purple

5 Morse – Light Green

6 Benvenuti – Purple

6 Erhardt – Purple

6 Peterson – Blue

2nd Annual Boys & Best Gal Bowling Night

*** Registration for this event is CLOSED***

Friday, May 10th, 6-8 pm

Leo’s Super Bowl, Amesbury

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.

Bowling will take place on lanes 1-20. We have a maximum of 6 people per lane. Your lane will be assigned upon arrival. There will be two bowling times available: 6:00pm and 7:00pm. Bowlers scheduled in the 7pm slot are welcome to start off in the arcade. Pizza and drinks will be served at 6:45pm to accommodate both bowling times.

$10 for adult + child ($2 ea additional child to cover the cost of bowling). Pizza and drinks are included. Sign-ups and prepayment are required. Please use the form below to register.

Please read the following carefully: 

Deadline to register is Wednesday May 8th

  • You may choose either 6:00pm or 7:00pm bowling time.
  • Registration and payment is required: $10 for first 2 people in family, +$2 each additional child to cover the cost of bowling.
  • If you’d like to share a lane with friends (max. 6 per lane), please note their name(s) when you register. Plan to arrive together – we cannot hold lanes. We will do our best to accommodate all requests.
  • Arcade is not included.
  • Please remember to wear socks!
  • Additional food and drinks can be purchased on site at Tony G’s.

*** We will be asking for volunteers to help with check in & set up. Please check your email or Facebook for how you can help.

For Questions, please email Mary at marytamez99@yahoo.com








National Invention Convention Contenders

Congratulations to our very own fifth graders Owen McDonald and Jackson Miller who will be representing not only the Page School, but the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire at the National Invention Convention in Michigan at the end of May. The boys earned this prestigious honor by winning the Best in Grade Award for their invention called The Thermosleeve at the New Hampshire Regional Invention Convention on March 31st held at SNHU. The boys’ invention is designed to help athletes play their best when the weather is cold. The padded sleeve sports a USB heating pad that allows an athlete to keep his or her throwing arm warm while waiting to play. The boys met weekly during the school day throughout the second term as part of their specials electives to develop The Thermosleeve.

Jackson and Owen will be joining 500 of the best young inventors in the country at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan from May 28 – 30 at the National Invention Convention.  The cost for registration, airfare, and hotels will cost over $2000 per family.

If you would like to help get our talented and deserving boys to Michigan, you can donate on the form below.  Please reference Young Inventors in the message area.

We Thank You for your support!!

Make A Donation (Select Your Amount)

If you would like to make a donation to our group, please use this form. Thank you so much for your support!
  • Please specify the amount you would like to donate to our group.






Electronic Recycling, Textile Recycling & Paper Shredding Event to benefit the WNPT

DATE: Saturday, May 11th
TIME: 9am – 12pm
LOCATION: Page School Lower Parking Lot

Electronic Recycling: $20/car load (cash or check payable to Page School) PLUS potential additional fees (see attached form)
Paper Shredding: $10/box
Textile Recycling: FREE

Acceptable items for clothing drive

Electronic Recycling – acceptable item list

To volunteer to help or for questions about acceptable items for Electronic Recycling, email atedeschi@comcast.net.

For questions regarding Textile Recycling, email lebelmichele@yahoo.com

Me & My Guy Spring Fling Dance

Friday April 5th from 6:30-8:30pm

Page School Cafetorium

Page School girls grab your favorite guy for the Annual Me & My Guy Spring Fling dance! Light refreshments will be provided – and music will be provided by Spin City. This event is free but we ask that your RSVP below so we have a general idea of how many will be dancing the night away! 

If you would like to volunteer, provide refreshments or contribute decorations please sign up here .

Register for the Me & My Guy Spring Fling Dance

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

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Wear Your Page Pride Spirit Wear

There will be a special Be Kind Assembly for students on Friday March 8.
Kids are encouraged to wear their spirit gear.

BOKS is Back for Spring Session


Spring 2019 BOKS Registration Form

Download the BOKS Spring 2019 flyer

Our WNPTO-run before school physical activity program, 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?
• The fall session will run from Tuesday, March 12th – Friday, June 7th
• BOKS will run every Tuesday and Friday morning.
• 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 of movement drills, relay races, obstacle courses & strength
movements followed by a fun game.
• The BOKS team of trainers, Lindsay Goff, Brooke Lear, Courtney Lucey, Joy Tewksbury
Pabst, Dena Trotta and Kelly Woodsum, have been trained by the Reebok team.

• The first 40 Kindergarten-6th grade students will be accepted on a first come, first served
basis with forms and payment.
• Complete the registration form located on the WNPTO website. Please send your
completed registration form and check made out to the WNPTO to school in an envelope
marked WNPTO/BOKS.
• Cost to participate is $40 per child.

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—weather permitting!
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.
Register now! Space is limited to the first 40 BOKS K-6 kids.
All paperwork and payments must be submitted to reserve your space.

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

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

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

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

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


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!!