Williams Weekly | January 11, 2018


Williams Weekly | January 11, 2018 

In this week’s newsletter:

Williams at the Movies
THIS MONDAY – MLK Day, January 15 @ 10:00am


Come join us at the West Newton Cinema on MLK Day for a private screening of the movie Coco! Escape the cold weather, spend a morning at the movies with family and friends and raise $$$ for our school. 

If you didn’t buy your ticket in advance…don’t worry, you can buy your tickets at the door (cash or check only please).

Green Team Meeting – Tomorrow, Friday, January 12, 8-8:30am

The next Green Team meeting will be held tomorrow, Friday from 8-8:30am in the Library. All 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders are welcome to attend. 

Clothing Drive – Next Week – Wednesday-Friday

Looking for a good excuse to do some early spring cleaning? Want to help support your community while being green at the same time? From Wednesday, January 17 to Friday, January 19, the Green Team will be holding a clothing drive to support the Newton Goodwill and families in need. Please bring in your gently used clothing and shoes and place them in the box outside the main office.

Desired cold weather items include: jackets, sweaters, pants, boots, gloves, hats, scarves, snow pants, long-sleeved shirts.

Not only are we giving back, but we are practicing reusing of materials, so please bring in only items that you already have in your home. Thank you for your support!

Coffee with the NPS Superintendent Dr. David Fleishman
Thursday, January 18, 8:30-9:30am


All families are invited to meet the Newton Public Schools Superintendent Dr. David Fleishman and members of the School Committee, next Thursday from 8:30-9:30am in the Williams Library. The meeting is an opportunity for a two-way conversation about school and district initiatives and feedback. Please join us to learn more about your child’s education and to voice your questions, suggestions, and ideas. 

Williams Online Auction – February 3-11

Be sure to visit the Williams Online Auction for awesome deals on camps, activities, services, restaurants and more! 

Auction Help Needed Immediately

We need your immediate help soliciting donations for our biggest fundraiser of the year…The Williams Online Auction. Please share this Donation Request Letter with your favorite restaurants, stores, activity providers, camps, and service providers in hard copy or via email ASAP. Hard copies are available at the PTO table. Help us make this year’s auction a big success! Email Hilary Bialek to join the auction team.

And, why not offer up a skill, hobby, profession or activity for other Williams families to enjoy? Share it with others via the auction and help raise money for our children and staff. Examples include language lessons, cooking class, instrument lessons or in-home concert, sporting event, cookie baking, cupcake decorating, dog walking, snow shoveling, handyman services, movie night, something homemade, and more! Join efforts with a friend and target your offering to a specific grade or open it to the whole community. You could offer a single item for bid or you can offer an activity at a fixed price for multiple people to purchase and partake in.   

Newton Little League 2018 Spring Season Registration

Don’t be late for the game! Register your child for the Newton Little League 2018 Spring Season! Evaluations will be held at Newton North as early as Saturday, January 20. Williams School has been well represented over the past few seasons with both talented players and equally talented coaches, so your child or children will most likely be playing with some of their friends! Open to ages 4-12. If you are interested in registering your child for any level please go to http://newtonnorthll.org and click on ‘REGISTER NOW’. Please call or text the AAA Commissioner and fellow Williams parent Eddie Thomas at 617-877-5056 regarding registration or any other questions you may have about Newton Little League. 


Adults! Get in Shape Tuesday Nights at Williams!

Get in shape and have fun at the same time. Join Williams’ Be Ahead of the Game sports clinic for ADULTS in the Gym. It’s kind of like multi-sports for grown-ups, along with some boot camp like drills and exercises. Why should kids have all the fun? For more info and to register, visit Multi-Sport / Boot Camp Workout for Adults

PTO & Be Ahead of the Game Sports Clinics
Register Now for Session 2

Spots are filling up fast! Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to come play sports inside when the weather gets cold outside. Run by Be Ahead of the Game, these evening clinics in the Williams Gym are designed to be skill-building with loads of FUN! Session 2 starts the week of January 29. Sign up now!! Follow these links for more information and to register:

Monday – Multi-Sports (soccer, basketball, floor hockey, dodgeball)
Tuesday – Basketball
Tuesday – Multi-Sports / Boot Camp for Adults
Wednesday & Thursday – Futsal (soccer) training 

Newton Park & Recreation Camp Fair – Sunday, January 28, 12-4pm

The Newton Parks and Recreation Camp Fair is coming up on January 28 from 12-4:00pm at the Newton North High School Cafeteria. Join the fair to learn more about the camps they are offering this summer and visit their website at www.newtonma.gov/gov/parks for additional information and camp brochures. 

Box Tops Winter Classroom Competition – Ends Friday, February 16

Winning classrooms will be announced after the February Winter Break. So please keep collecting those Box Tops and help our school earn $$$. The top 3 classrooms earn prizes. Click HERE for more information about BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION and our collection drive. If you have any questions, please email the PTO Box Tops Coordinator Karin Wood.  

Ski Wachusett and Williams receives $10 per ticket

Wachusett Mountain will generously donate $10 to the PTO for every ticket and/or Beginner Package purchased when you provide coupon code “DON-WPTO” upon checkout, online, or in-person. Enjoy your day skiing at Wachusett and thanks for helping Williams! 

Ongoing Fundraisers

Mabel’s Labels. Need help keeping track of clothes, sports equipment, and other stuff? Make it easy with colorful, personalized labels by Mabel’s Labels. These labels can go in the dishwasher, microwave, and laundry! Design your own today at Mabel’s Labels and select Williams Elementary School PTO in the school fundraising category. Shipping is free and labels will be shipped directly to you. Goodbye Lost & Found! Mabel’s Labels will share 20% of the proceeds with Williams! 

Amazon Rewards. Shopping with Amazon can earn Williams PTO 4-6% of your order amount if you follow the link found on the Williams PTO website. Benefits only apply by clicking the link above prior to every purchase. Items in “Saved For Later” will not apply.

Newton Energy $avers. Save money, save energy, and support the Williams PTO! In collaboration with the City of Newton’s initiative, Newton Energy $avers (NE$), we are helping connect families to Home Energy Assessments. Green Newton will donate $10 to the PTO for each completed home assessment by Able Home Performance. For more information or to sign up for a no-cost assessment of your home’s heating and cooling system, visit this Audit My Home website

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About Williams PTO
All parents and guardians of students at Williams are members of the PTO. We wholeheartedly invite you to participate in PTO meetings and activities throughout the year. Parent involvement in the school is a fundamental part of what makes the school experience here so special. No matter what your interests or working style, there is a job or task here that will suit you. Please take a look at our volunteer opportunities and consider signing up!

Support Williams, support our students
Donations are always accepted, welcomed, and appreciated to keep our school programs funded. Please check for company matching gifts. All donations are tax-deductible. Donate electronically using a debit or credit card via PayPal. Thank you for your support and generosity!

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