Dear P.A.W.S. Families,


We have a wonderful and busy week coming up at P.A.W.S. with School Picture Days, the PTO and PJ’s After Dark Party and The Scholastic Book Fair!  Be sure to sign-up on the Evites to let us know if you can join us for certain events!


Bring your Smiles for School Picture Day!

Tuesday, October 16 – PK3, PK5, PK6, PK1, PK7, PK8

Wednesday, October 17 – PK2, Pk4, PK1, PK6


PTO and PJ’s After Dark Party

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 – 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Parents come to the PTO meeting and bring your children!  The kiddos can wear their pajamas to school to play while you connect with other preschool parents and the awesome P.A.W.S. PTO!

Let us know how many children you will be bringing, so we can be sure to hire the right number of babysitters!  Click on this Evite LINK ( for more information and to reserve your spot!


Bring your Love of Books and Reading to the Scholastic Book Fair!

Monday, October 15 – Friday, October 19 ~ 9:00 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Wednesday evening – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

If you are not able to attend the Book Fair during the week, or on Wednesday night, no worries! Our book fair will also be available online at this link for online sales :


If you would like to donate funds to help a student at P.A.W.S. obtain a new book, please send donations attention to the P.A.W.S. Cares Team – Book Fair. Likewise, if you would like support in helping your child obtain a new book, kindly let us know. All requests go directly to the Director and are confidential.



Coffee and Tea with ‘Becca

Each month P.A.W.S. Director ‘Becca is available to chat with parents, answer questions, and share news and updates from the district.  In addition, P.A.W.S. faculty and specialists, are on hand to talk and share their expertise with you and answer your questions, too!


Thursday, October 25th from 9:00-10:00 in the P.A.W.S. faculty room join ‘Becca and some of the Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists from P.A.W.S. for a presentation and conversation about self-regulation, the importance of physical activity, activities for home, exploring playgrounds, and more! Please R.S.V.P. at this Evite LINK (

A Message from the Cares Teams at PAWS, Fiske and Schofield:  

We are excited to invite you and your little ones to our joint Halloween Pizza Playdate at the Barton Community Playground, Wellesley’s most colorful playground spanning 10,000 square feet!  It’s a wonderful opportunity for kids to have outdoor playtime and for parents to chat. Pizza and snacks will be provided!  Here are the details:

   Date:  October 26, 2018 (Friday)

   Time:  4:30-7pm

   Location:  Barton Community Playground, Barton Road, Wellesley.

*With Halloween coming up, we encourage kids to wear a costume to the playground (optional). 🙂

In addition to community-building initiatives such as our biannual Pizza Playdate, our common mission is to provide assistance and support for families needing help.  Currently, we have a parent expecting a baby girl in November and we are rounding up gently-used baby items for the family. Would you or anyone you know have any of the follow gently-used items available to donate to the family in need?

Crib, Crib mattress, Crib bedding (girl), Bassinet/cradle, Bassinet/cradle mattress, Changing table, Changing table pad, size 1 diapers (she already has some newborns), baby girl clothing size 0-3, 3-6, 6-9, 9-12 mos., Baby bath tub, high chair

If you have any of the needed items available to donate, please sign up to donate the item(s) by clicking on following the link:

We will coordinate pick up for the donation on behalf of the expecting family at your convenience. Our school communities are very thankful for your support!!

Any questions or comments?  Please feel free to email Carol Tham at  Thank you!!



I look forward to seeing you at P.A.W.S. this week! Have a wonderful weekend!



‘Becca Z.


Important Dates:

Week of Oct. 15-18         Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 16    School Picture Day PK1.2, PK6.2, PK3, PK5, PK7, PK8

Wednesday, Oct. 17        School Picture Day PK1.3, PK6.3, PK4, PK2

    PJ’s and PTO Meeting  6:00pm – 7:30pm

Thursday, Oct. 25     Coffee and Tea with ‘Becca – Join P.A.W.S. Occupational Therapists &

    Physical Therapists for a presentation and conversation about

    self-regulation, the importance of physical activity, activities for home,

    exploring playgrounds, and more!

Wednesday, Oct. 31       Orange Day – Wear something Orange to School

                                       *Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, Nov. 6                Early Release – No Lunch & Classes dismiss at 11:45 for       

                                       *Parent-Teacher Conference

Wednesday, Nov. 7         *Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, Nov. 12              Veterans’ Day – No School


*Your child’s classroom teacher will be contacting you to schedule your Parent/Teacher Conference.



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