Dear P.A.W.S. Community,

During the past two weeks, the children at P.A.W.S. have been celebrating the love of reading in honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday. On March 2, 2017 children all across America celebrated Read Across America Day and at P.A.W.S. we recognized the event by inviting special members of the Wellesley community to join us and share their love of reading with the preschoolers!

You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild,

To pick up a book and read with a child.

You’re never too busy, too cool, or too hot,

To pick up a book and share what you’ve got.

We extend a great big, warm thank you, and tip our red and white stovepipe hats, to the following guest readers and volunteers who made our celebration of reading a great success! Thank you for sharing what you’ve got!!

Tony Bent, School Committee

Linda Corridan, Head of Nursing WPS

Joan Dabrowski, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning WPS

Michael D’Ortenzio Jr., School Committee

Ann Farrell, P.A.W.S. Nurse

Sharon Gray, School Committee

Kevin Hunt, P.A.W.S. Parent

Wendy Paul, School Committee

Roxanne Scott, Hunnewell Librarian

And we extend an extra special thank you to P.A.W.S. Parents:

Felicity Dupal for sewing several red and white stovepipe hats for our guest readers to wear! Elizabeth Nelson for sewing several red and white stovepipe hats and red bow ties for our guest readers to wear, and for sewing three beautiful new table cloths designed specifically for P.A.W.S. that make our tables look PAWS-itively amazing!

David Towlun, for making us several wooden door holders!

Click here to see some photos from the Read Across America Day event.

You may have seen our PK3 class featured on the front page of the Wellesley Townsman with their guest reader School Commitee Member, Tony Bent. If you missed it you can read the article here.


Be sure to adhere to all safety and traffic rules when driving in the school parking lot. Please remember the following:

  1. SLOW DOWN when driving in the parking lot.

  2. Observe the flashing lights on the school vans. Cars need to STOP and NOT PASS the vans when the flashing lights are on.

  3. Auction Winner parking spaces are for the EXCLUSIVE use of the families whose names are written on those spots. We ask that all others REFRAIN from parking in the AUCTION WINNER spaces.

Please share these rules and expectations with all who drive your child to school including, grandparents, nanny, babysitter, neighbor, relatives, and friends. They need to be aware of the rules to be able to follow and adhere to them. Thank you in advance for maintaining respectful driving and parking behavior, and for ensuring the safety of all when you are in the parking lot.

Also, remember that we do have the concierge car line available to all. Simply pull up to the front of the school at 8:45 AM and a P.A.W.S. staff member will greet your child at the car and provide your child with a safe and friendly walk into the building.


Be a Ball Pit Cleaning Volunteer!

One of the most useful, fun, and easy to clean things in the school are the ball pit balls, but it takes a group of volunteers! We need 6-10 volunteers to take 1-2 mesh bags of balls home with them when there is a Ball Put Cleaning Day.

You don’t even need to open the bag of balls, but you need a front loader or a top loader with no agitator. The whole bag goes into the washer with a little laundry detergent and bleach, then drip dry. Click here for directions. Your kids will get a kick out of having some school toys come home, and they will see that you are helping PAWS. Email with questions or to sign-up to volunteer.

PK6 is looking for a library volunteer. Contact Erin in PK6 if you’d like more information!

Serve as an Auction Volunteer!

For more information and for ways to get involved, contact our Auction Co-Chairs:

Susan Popper –


Adrienne Locke –

Remember to keep reading to your child every day!


‘Becca Z.

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