Beautification, Boosterthon and Buzzing through Spring……

Dear Waverly Families,

Boosterthon Fun Run- If you haven’t registered your child, it’s not too late! And then, help get pledges!

Register your child on funrun.com, using our school’s registration code 868-852 or by searching for our school name.  Our goal is to raise $20,000 for our audio/ visual system! Please support us by asking friends and family to pledge your child for the Fun Run. (Remember, students will run 30-35 laps.)

Parents, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the best way to get a pledge?” Answer: STUDENT STAR VIDEO! Parents who send a Student Star video to friends and family raise, on average, $100 more than those who don’t. It’s the EASIEST and BEST way to ask for a pledge, plus this hilarious video will have your friends and family in stitches. Simply log in to FUNRUN.COM, click the “Create Student Star Video” button, upload a photo of your child, and off you go! Remember, all students MUST wear sneakers on Wednesday!

Waverly is beautified!

This is a hearty thank you to all Waverly families who participated in “Beautification Day” on Sunday, May 6th. The garden looks wonderful! I would like to especially thank members of the PTA Wellness Committee who organized the event. I’d encourage you to stop by the garden and take a look!

Going Green!

Several Waverly classes were treated to a visit from the EHS Going Green Club. They explored recycling and even planted beans hydroponically (without soil). We’d like to extend our thanks to Ms. Jean Marie Woods and all of the Going Green Club members for visiting us!

Budget Vote!

Information about the school budget can be found below. Polls will be open TOMORROW from 6 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Voting will take place at EMS. Don’t forget to have your children drop off their ballot as well! (Ballots do not come back to school.)

https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=33

Absentee Ballots

If you are a registered voter and will be out of Westchester County on the vote day, you may vote using an absentee ballot.

An Application for an Absentee Ballot must be filed first with the District Clerk. Applications may be obtained by contacting the District Clerk’s office at 580 White Plains Road; Phone: 793-6130, ext. 4211. Deadlines and applications can also be downloaded from the web site at

https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&filter=19&eids=191&ret=33

Free Peewee Poetry Workshop, May 29th, 3:45-5 p.m.

Downstairs Room in the Eastchester Library

Students in grades 1-5, bring your own poetry to read, or just listen, and work with members of the EHS Poetry Club!

Incoming 2nd Grade Families to Anne Hutch and Greenvale-

You may order school supplies for next year!

https://ahartzpacktoschool.com/User/school?district=107

Ordering is available May 7th – June 29th.

If you have questions, please contact:

AH: Lia Fogliano lfogliano71@gmail.com

GV: Lauren Meade laurenjmeade@gmail.com

Enter the Loukoumi Foundation’s Dream Day Contest

Join the party on June 15th

The Loukoumi Foundation is celebrating their 10th anniversary and they are inviting your child to submit a video to win a “dream day.”  Click on the link below for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoMF6_VKVrs&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

First Grade Concert-

Monday, June 18th, 9:30 and 10:30

 

Our first graders are moving on up! Please join us in the Waverly gym for a delightful performance. Children should wear their Waverly t-shirt or another red shirt. You will find the times on our website under “Announcements.”

First Grade Picnic- Monday, June 18th, from 3-5 p.m.

 

The PTA sponsored First Grade Moving Up Picnic is a Waverly Tradition. The Moving Up concerts will be held in the morning and dismissal is at 1:45 p.m. Please bring your own chair, blanket and picnic food, if you wish. One free Kona Ice will be provided for each 1st grader. Kindly sign-up using the link below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-2018

 

Mark Your Calendars:

  • May 15th: Budget Vote- Please see information under “Announcements”
  • May 16th: Boosterthon Fun Run! All students MUST wear sneakers!
  • May 29th: Pee-Wee Poetry (see above)
  • June 5th: First Grade going to GV, visit Greenvale School (Families visit at 6:30 p.m. that evening)
  • June 6th: First Grade going to AH, visit Anne Hutchinson School (Families visit at 6:30 p.m. that evening)
  • June 7th: Keeping Your Child Engaged Workshop and final PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • June 15th: Loukoumi Dance Party, see above
  • June 18th: Moving Up Concerts for First Grade and PTA First Grade Picnic (Concert schedule is under announcements.)

 

Wishing all of our moms a Happy belated Mother’s Day!

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Busy as a Bee at Waverly……

 

 

AT WAVERLY!

 

 

Dear Waverly Families,

The Waverly Art Show showcased student work!

This is a hearty thank you to all Waverly families who attended the Art Show last Thursday evening. If you missed the show, please see my Twitter page, @MariKDoyle. I’ve posted several photos of the amazing artwork created by your children. I’d also like to thank Mrs. Sam Larrea and Ms. Gina Zohar for their hard work with the children.

Parents Night Out- Friday, May 11th, 2018, from 6-9:30 p.m.

The Eastchester/Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a fundraiser to support the Chamber Scholarship Fund. Please see the flyer under “Announcements” for more details.

Boosterthon Fun Run- Register Your Child Beginning Today!

The “Fun Run” will take place on May 16th. This will be the PTA’s main fundraiser this year, and it will be a blast!

Register your child on funrun.com, using our school’s registration code 868-852 or by searching for our school name.  Our goal is to raise $20,000 for our audio/ visual system! Your child will come home with a Pledge Crown tomorrow, where you can learn more about helping our school through the Fun Run. Enter all pledges at FUNRUN.COM. We appreciate your support! Ask friends and family to pledge your child for the Fun Run. (Remember, students will run 30-35 laps.) Enter all pledges at FUNRUN.COM!

The Second Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival- Saturday, May 12th, 1:30 -3:30 in the EMS Cafeteria

Come and learn about the history of the Cherry Blossom tree in Eastchester (and the United States), taste some delightful Japanese treats, try on a kimono and engage in craft making. Please come by and say hi.

Voter Registration

School District Registration

If you have an active voter registration on file with the county, then you are also registered for the school district.

If you are not registered with the county, you may register with the school district, in person, as long as you meet the following requirements. You must be:

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • 18 years old or more on the date of the vote.
  • Lived in this school district for at least 30 days before the vote.

Please click here for the Eastchester School District Voter Registration Form. This allows a qualified voter to vote in school district votes only.  Return forms to the District Clerk at 580 White Plains Road, Eastchester (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm).

The deadline to register for the May 15, 2018 Vote is Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (by 4pm).

Westchester County Voter Registration

Qualified voters who register with Westchester County can vote in school district elections as well as other local and national elections. Registration applications are available locally in Eastchester Town Hall, Tuckahoe Village Hall, or go to http://www.elections.ny.gov/

Call 1-800-FOR-VOTE for additional information.

Absentee Ballots

This is a two-step process. An Application for an Absentee Ballot must be filed first with the District Clerk. Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained by contacting the District Clerk’s office at 580 White Plains Road, Phone: 793-6130, ext. 4211, Click here for the Application for Absentee Ballot.

Upon receipt by the District Clerk of a completed application, the voter will be given the actual ballot. If the actual ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed application for a ballot must be returned to the District Clerk no later than seven days before the vote date. If the actual ballot is to be given personally to the voter, it may be obtained up until 4:00 pm on the day before the vote.

For 2018-2019, the absentee ballot application needs to be received by 5/8/18 if the ballot is to be mailed; by 4pm on 5/14/18 if picking up the ballot in person. Ballots must be returned to the District Clerk by 5PM on 5/15/18, the day of the vote.  

District Clerk Phone: 793-6130, ext. 4211

Incoming 2nd Grade Families to Anne Hutch and Greenvale-

You may order school supplies for next year!

https://ahartzpacktoschool.com/User/school?district=107

Ordering is available May 7th – June 29th.

If you have questions, please contact:

AH: Lia Fogliano lfogliano71@gmail.com

GV: Laurden Meade laurenjmeade@gmail.com

Enter the Loukoumi Foundation’s Dream Day Contest

Join the party on June 15th

The Loukoumi Foundation is celebrating their 10th anniversary and they are inviting your child to submit a video to win a “dream day.”  Click on the link below for more information. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoMF6_VKVrs&feature=youtu.be&app=desktop

First Grade Concert-

Monday, June 18th, 9:30 and 10:30

 

Our first graders are moving on up! Please join us in the Waverly gym for a delightful performance. Children should wear their Waverly t-shirt or another red shirt. You will find the times on our website under “Announcements.”

First Grade Picnic- Monday, June 18th, from 3-5 p.m.

 

The PTA sponsored First Grade Moving Up Picnic is a Waverly Tradition. The Moving Up concerts will be held in the morning and dismissal is at 1:45 p.m. Please bring your own chair, blanket and picnic food, if you wish. One free Kona Ice will be provided for each 1st grader. Kindly sign-up using the link below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-2018

 

Mark Your Calendars:

  • May 7th: Register for the Boosterthon Fun Run!
  • May 12th: The 2nd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival will be held from 1:30–3:30 in the EMS cafeteria.
  • May 15th: Budget Vote- Please see information under “Announcements”
  • May 16th: Boosterthon Fun Run!
  • June 7th: Keeping Your Child Engaged Workshop and final PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • June 15th: Loukoumi Dance Party, see above
  • June 18th: Moving Up Concerts for First Grade and PTA First Grade Picnic (Concert schedule is above.)

 

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening and Orientation. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly and children will get a chance to play in our classrooms.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Time Change

 

Dear Waverly Families,

 

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Waverly PTA hosted a lovely lunch for all faculty and staff this past week. On behalf of all of us at Waverly, we thank you for your generosity and support!

 

I’d also like to send a hearty thanks to those families who came out for Family Yoga Night last Tuesday evening. It was a lovely event! Don’t forget to sing the “Butterfly” song before bed. This program was hosted by the PTA’s Wellness Committee, so thank you for your dedication to the health and wellness of the children at Waverly.

 

As you may be aware, all three elementary schools will have new start and end times next year. Instruction at Waverly will begin at 8:38 a.m. and end at 3:05 p.m. With this in mind, the district is looking to determine the extent to which parents have an interest in before school care for their elementary school children. Kindly read the letter below and complete the survey by May 1st. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EUFSDBeforeSchoolSurvey

 

Dear Current K-4 and Incoming Kindergarten Parents and Guardians,

With the change in school hours that will take place starting in September 2018, I would like to determine the extent to which parents have an interest in before school care for their children who will be in grades K-5.

The District is exploring the possibility of housing a morning program with the coordinator of the Eastchester After School Youth (EASY) program, which currently runs an after school center based at Anne Hutchinson.

Based upon interest, a morning breakfast program would be available for students attending Waverly, Anne Hutchinson, and Greenvale. The District would provide space in one of the schools (TBD).   Parents would be responsible for transporting children to the program; the District would provide transportation from the before-school program to the other schools.

The program cost, to be paid by parents, will be approximately $20 per day, per child.  This includes breakfast.

Sincerely,

Dr. Walter R. Moran

Superintendent of Schools

Here is the link to the survey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/EUFSDBeforeSchoolSurvey

PLEASE RESPOND BY TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018.

Barnes & Noble Book Fair, May 4th, 6-7 or online

Whether you’re looking for a gift for Mother’s Day, a book for the beach over Memorial Day Weekend, or an excuse to pick up a new title, we’ve got you covered!

The Eastchester High School chapter of the National English Honor Society is sponsoring a Book Fair at the Eastchester Barnes & Noble, kicking off the event with a celebration of all things Star Wars.

Students will be on hand from 6-7pm on Friday, May 4, to lead Star Wars-themed activities for children ages 4-10.

All participating purchases made in-store from May 4-6, or online at BN.com/bookfairs (ID #12365706) from May 4-May 11, will help the school earn rewards points.

*You must use the voucher under “Announcements” below or mention the Book Fair in store, and must purchase through the website above, for the school to receive credit*

 

Beautification Day

SUNDAY, May 6th, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Join us as we welcome spring and beautify our school!

We will be planting flowers near the entrances and also some fun things in the garden beds for the kids to watch grow.

Please check your email or click on the link below to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44afa72daaf94-waverly

 

We will have some supplies on hand, but if you have your own small

shovels, rakes or gloves, please bring them along!

Donations are also welcome!

(Please let us know ahead of time if you would like to make a donation of plants, soil, or other supplies).

For questions or more information, contact:

(Anika) anika.wilson@yahoo.com or (Tara) catlover111122@yahoo.com

Voter Registration

School District Registration

If you have an active voter registration on file with the county, then you are also registered for the school district.

If you are not registered with the county, you may register with the school district, in person, as long as you meet the following requirements. You must be:

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • 18 years old or more on the date of the vote.
  • Lived in this school district for at least 30 days before the vote.

Please click here for the Eastchester School District Voter Registration Form. This allows a qualified voter to vote in school district votes only.  Return forms to the District Clerk at 580 White Plains Road, Eastchester (Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm).

The deadline to register for the May 15, 2018 Vote is Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (by 4pm).

Westchester County Voter Registration

Qualified voters who register with Westchester County can vote in school district elections as well as other local and national elections. Registration applications are available locally in Eastchester Town Hall, Tuckahoe Village Hall, or go to http://www.elections.ny.gov/

Call 1-800-FOR-VOTE for additional information.

Be sure to attend “Meet the Candidate” Night on May 1st. Details are under “Announcements” below.

Absentee Ballots

This is a two-step process. An Application for an Absentee Ballot must be filed first with the District Clerk. Applications for absentee ballots may be obtained by contacting the District Clerks office at 580 White Plains Road, Phone: 793-6130, ext. 4211, Click here for the Application for Absentee Ballot.

Upon receipt by the District Clerk of a completed application, the voter will be given the actual ballot. If the actual ballot is to be mailed to the voter, the completed application for a ballot must be returned to the District Clerk no later than seven days before the vote date. If the actual ballot is to be given personally to the voter, it may be obtained up until 4:00 pm on the day before the vote.

For 2018-2019, the absentee ballot application needs to be received by 5/8/18 if the ballot is to be mailed; by 4pm on 5/14/18 if picking up the ballot in person. Ballots must be returned to the District Clerk by 5PM on 5/15/18, the day of the vote.  

District Clerk Phone: 793-6130, ext. 4211

First Grade Concert-

Monday, June 18th, 9:30 and 10:30

 

Our first graders are moving on up! Please join us in the Waverly gym for a delightful performance. Children should wear their Waverly t-shirt or another red shirt. You will find the times on our website under “Announcements.”

First Grade Picnic- Monday, June 18th, from 3-5 p.m.

 

The PTA sponsored First Grade Moving Up Picnic is a Waverly Tradition. The Moving Up concerts will be held in the morning and dismissal is at 1:45 p.m. Please bring your own chair, blanket and picnic food, if you wish. One free Kona Ice will be provided for each 1st grader. Kindly sign-up using the link below:

 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-2018

 

Finally,  mark your calendars:

  • May 1st: Meet the Candidate Night, HS Library, 7 p.m.
  • May 3rd: Due to ongoing construction at the HS, Waverly’s Art Festival will take place this year at our school on Thursday, May 3rd, with suggested times as follows:

 

  • Kindergarten 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • First Grade 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

 

(See the Announcement Section for the invitation.)

    • May 4th and 11th: Incoming Kindergarten Orientation (Due to NYS time requirements, it will be a FULL day of school for all current students.)

 

  • May 4th: Last day to send in a letter with specific information regarding placement. (See Whisper from 3/26/18)

 

    • May 4th: B&N Book Fair to benefit EHS English Honor Society (see Whisper)

 

  • May 6th: Beautification Day, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Sunday)

 

  • May 12th: The 2nd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival will be held from 1:30–3:30 in the EMS cafeteria.
  • May 15th: Budget Vote- Please see information under “Announcements”
  • June 7th: Keeping Your Child Engaged Workshop and final PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • June 18th: Moving Up Concerts for First Grade and PTA First Grade Picnic (Concert schedule is above.)

 

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening and Orientation. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly and children will get a chance to play in our classrooms.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Spring is Buzzing!

Dear Waverly Families,

 

April is National Poetry Month. In celebration of this month of rhyme and pattern, I offer the following poem:

 

Spring, Spring

Goodbye snow

Now it’s time to watch

the flowers grow

 

Spring, Spring

Buds on trees

Listen for the buzz

of honeybees

 

~By Nicolette Lennert

 

A simple little poem such as this provides many opportunities for discussion with your youngster, from searching for and finding the rhyming pattern (ie. “snow” rhymes with “grow”) and counting the syllables in words to going on a walk outside to find evidence of spring budding and contemplating the importance of honeybees. It might also be great fun to encourage your child to add his/her own line to continue the poem. Enjoy!

 

The Eastchester Student Athletic Council has just launched an online store. Most of the gear is Under Armour with our school athletic logos. The kids put items on that they thought our younger students, fans, faculty and alumni would like. The store is for Waverly, Anne Hutch, Greenvale, MS, HS, fans, parents, faculty and alumni.

 

Here is your opportunity to purchase authentic Eastchester School apparel and show your EAGLE PRIDE! This online only store will close on April 24th, 2018 (tomorrow) and all orders will ship to your individual homes. Thank you in advance for visiting our store and GO EAGLES! All profits will help the student athletic council fund initiatives for our athletic programs.

 

https://eastchesterathletics18.itemorder.com/

 

Please note that the items are custom made to order so there are no exchanges or refunds.

 

First Grade Picnic- Monday, June 18th, from 3-5 p.m.

 

The PTA sponsored First Grade Moving Up Picnic is a Waverly Tradition. The Moving Up concerts will be held in the morning and dismissal is at 1:45 p.m. Please bring your own chair, blanket and picnic food, if you wish. One free Kona Ice will be provided for each 1st grader. Kindly sign-up using the link below:

 

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-2018

 

A note from the PTA…

 

Please join us! If you are interested in becoming more involved, we encourage you to reach out! waverlyptapres@gmail.com

 

Finally,  mark your calendars:

  • April 24th: We will have early dismissal again at 11:45 a.m. on 4/24. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held this afternoon. You will receive notice from your child’s teacher about the upcoming meeting.
  • Also April 24th: Family Yoga Night will take place at Waverly. (Tomorrow)
  • Also April 24th: Last day to order your Eagles gear. (Also see above)
  • May 3rd: Due to ongoing construction at the HS, Waverly’s Art Festival will take place this year at our school on Thursday, May 3rd, with suggested times as follows:

 

  • Kindergarten 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • First Grade 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

 

(See the Announcement Section for the invitation.)

    • May 4th and 11th: Incoming Kindergarten Orientation (Due to NYS time requirements, it will be a FULL day of school for all current students.)

 

  • May 4th: Last day to send in a letter with specific information regarding placement. (See Whisper from 3/26/18)

 

  • May 12th: The 2nd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival will be held from 1:30–3:30 in the EMS cafeteria.
  • May 15th: Budget Vote
  • June 7th: Keeping Your Child Engaged Workshop and final PTA meeting, 6:30 p.m.
  • June 18th: Moving Up Concerts for First Grade and PTA First Grade Picnic (Concert schedule to follow.)

 

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening and Orientation. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly and children will get a chance to play in our classrooms.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Family Yoga Event!

Dear Waverly Families,

Back in October, Waverly hosted its first ever Family Yoga Night, and it was a huge success. We invite you to join us again, on Tuesday, April 24th, for another Family Yoga event.

There will be two sessions:

5:30- 6:15 p.m.

6:30 – 7:15 p.m.

Please register using the link below and plan to join us with a mat and a water bottle in the Waverly gymnasium. RSVP is requested by 4/20/18. This event is sponsored by the Waverly/PTA Wellness Committee, so thank you for your support!

 

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a44afa72daaf94-family

Our 2nd Annual Fun Run Boosterthon is coming up on May 16th. We are looking for Waverly families that own a business to help us to raise money for our Fun Run event. A donation will get your logo proudly displayed on our event banner on the day of the run. The deadline to submit your logo and check is April 20th. If interested, please email the PTA at WaverlyPTAFunRun@gmail.com

The Eastchester Student Athletic Council has just launched an online store. Most of the gear is Under Armour with our school athletic logos. The kids put items on that they thought our younger students, fans, faculty and alumni would like. The store is for Waverly, Anne Hutch, Greenvale, MS, HS, fans, parents, faculty and alumni.

 

Here is your opportunity to purchase authentic Eastchester School apparel and show your EAGLE PRIDE! This online only store will close on April 24th, 2018 and all orders will ship to your individual homes. Thank you in advance for visiting our store and GO EAGLES! All profits will help the student athletic council fund initiatives for our athletic programs.

 

https://eastchesterathletics18.itemorder.com/

 

Please note that the items are custom made to order so there are no exchanges or refunds.

 

A note from the PTA…

The PTA is a vital part of the Waverly community. Joining the PTA and chairing a committee is a direct way to get involved in your children’s Waverly experience. We are in need of a number of volunteers for next year. The positions include:

 

  • Co-President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP of Cultural Arts, VP of Membership
  • Head Class Parent, Chairs for After-School Clubs (2), Chairs for Spirit/Boosterthon (2)

 

 

The Waverly PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Please join us! If you are interested or have questions, please contact waverlyptapres@gmail.com

 

Finally,  mark your calendars:

  • April 19th: The deadline to order a Waverly yearbook! (see below)
  • April 20th: The last day to sponsor our upcoming Fun Run. (see above)
  • April 19th and 24th: We will have early dismissal at 11:45 a.m. on both 4/19 and 4/24. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on those two afternoons. You will receive notice from your child’s teacher about the upcoming meetings.
  • Also April 24th: Family Yoga Night will take place at Waverly, as described above.
  • Also April 24th: Last day to order your Eagles gear. (See above)
  • May 3rd: Due to ongoing construction at the HS, Waverly’s Art Festival will take place this year at our school on Thursday, May 3rd, with suggested times as follows:

 

  • Kindergarten 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • First Grade 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

 

(See the Announcement Section for the invitation.)

    • May 4th and 11th: Incoming Kindergarten Orientation (Full day of school for all current students.)

 

  • May 4th: Last day to send in a letter with specific information regarding placement. (See Whisper from 3/26/18)

 

  • May 12th: The 2nd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival will be held from 1:30–3:30 in the EMS cafeteria.

 

If you missed any of the eight tips (for students with anxiety) from our psychologists, I’d encourage you to check out previous Whisper newsletters for details.

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening and Orientation. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly and children will get a chance to play in our classrooms.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Order your WAVERLY YEARBOOK online

April 19th deadline to purchase a Yearbook

https://online-pay.memorybook.com/parent

Use Pay Code: 86891

Yearbook Price is $25

Cover Personalization is an additional $5

Questions? Contact: mia.riad@gmail.com

Be Part Of It!

Dear Waverly Families,

 

Thank you to all kindergarten families who came to see the Spring concert on March 27th. It was a wonderful show! The children sang beautifully and proved to be a phenomenal audience as well. They sat quietly, listened to their classmates and even applauded so encouragingly!

 

As you are aware, in celebration of our commitment to health and wellness, we organized a Sports Day on Friday, April 6th. Children and staff were encouraged to wear an article of clothing to reflect their favorite sport. The children really seemed to enjoy showcasing their favorites. Each class chose a “favorite” sport, as reflected in the clothing they selected. We then graphed the results using a bar graph. I hope your child already shared the results with you, but in case he/she did not, the winner is…. SOCCER!

 

Be sure to see additional photos by following me on Twitter. Thanks!

A note from the PTA…

The PTA is a vital part of the Waverly community. Joining the PTA and chairing a committee is a direct way to get involved in your children’s Waverly experience. A strong PTA translates to a year filled with fun and educational assemblies and field trips. It allows for a schedule filled with events that foster some of Waverly’s favorite traditions. It also provides a great opportunity for kids and parents to make new friends. Keeping After-School Clubs thriving and giving back to the school and teachers directly, are all important roles of the PTA.

We are in need of a number of volunteers for next year. The positions include:

  • Co-President, Secretary, Treasurer, VP of Cultural Arts, VP of Membership
  • Head Class Parent, Chairs for After-School Clubs (2), Chairs for Spirit/Boosterthon (2)

 

The Waverly PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. Please join us!

 

Finally,  mark your calendars:

  • April 19th and 24th: We will have early dismissal at 11:45 a.m. on both 4/19 and 4/24. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on those two afternoons. You will receive notice from your child’s teacher about the upcoming meetings.
  • Also April 24th: Family Yoga Night will take place at Waverly. Look for a flyer from the Waverly/PTA Wellness Committee with details.
  • May 3rd: Due to ongoing construction at the HS, Waverly’s Art Festival will take place this year at our school on Thursday, May 3rd, with suggested times as follows:

 

  • Kindergarten 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • First Grade 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

 

(See the Announcement Section for the invitation.)

    • May 4th and 11th: Incoming Kindergarten Orientation

 

  • May 4th: Last day to send in a letter with specific information regarding placement. (See Whisper from 3/26/18)

 

  • May 12th: The 2nd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival will be held from 1:30–3:30 in the EMS cafeteria.

If you missed any of the eight tips (for students with anxiety) from our psychologists, I’d encourage you to check out previous Whisper newsletters for details.

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening and Orientation. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly and children will get a chance to play in our classrooms.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Order your WAVERLY YEARBOOK online

April 19th deadline to purchase a Yearbook

https://online-pay.memorybook.com/parent

Use Pay Code: 86891

Yearbook Price is $25

Cover Personalization is an additional $5

Questions? Contact: mia.riad@gmail.com

 

Let Spring Sing!

 

 

 

Dear Waverly Families,

The Kindergarten Spring Concert is finally here! Please make note of the following:

 

 

  • All parents will enter from the rear parking lot off of Bellew Avenue (near the gym).
  • As always, parking is extremely limited. Please consider walking or carpooling, if possible.

 

  • If your child is singing during the first session, please be sure to leave promptly to allow someone a parking spot for the second session.
  • This is a regular school day for us!

 

In addition, in the coming months, we will begin the process of placing students in their new classes. It  is quite an arduous task. We strive to achieve heterogeneous groups and balanced classes. We consider a number of factors, some of which include: social emotional development, academic program needs, language proficiency, and even future school. Our placement teams work hard to create the best learning environment for all Waverly youngsters. Given the thought put into this process on our end, you can surely appreciate why we do not take parent requests. That being said, if you would like to forward concerns you have about your child’s specific placement, please do so by Friday, May 4th, 2018. Kindly note that this is not inclusive of requesting a specific teacher. Those requests will not be considered. Information shared after that time will not be incorporated in our placement process. As in the past, you will be able to view your child’s placement via Home Access in late August, after we have screened any new students.

 

Finally,  mark your calendars:

  • March 29th and April 6th: We will have school!
  • April 19th and 24th: We will have early dismissal at 11:45 a.m. on both 4/19 and 4/24. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on those two afternoons. You will receive notice from your child’s teacher about the upcoming meetings.
  • Also April 24th: Family Yoga Night will take place at Waverly. Look for a flyer from the Waverly/PTA Wellness Committee with details.
  • May 3rd: Due to ongoing construction at the HS, the Art Festival will take place this year at Waverly on Thursday, May 3rd, with suggested times as follow:

 

  • Kindergarten 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • First Grade 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

 

(See the Announcement Section for the invitation.)

  • May 12th: The 2nd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival will be held from 1:3–3:30 in the EMS cafeteria.

If you missed any of the eight tips (for students with anxiety) from our psychologists, I’d encourage you to check out previous Whisper newsletters for details.

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening and Orientation. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly and children will get a chance to play in our classrooms.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Order your WAVERLY YEARBOOK online

April 19th deadline to purchase a Yearbook

https://online-pay.memorybook.com/parent

Use Pay Code: 86891

Yearbook Price is $25

Cover Personalization is an additional $5

Questions? Contact: mia.riad@gmail.com

 

SPRING!!!

 

 

 

Dear Waverly Families,

 

This week, we will mark the beginning of spring. In celebration of this upcoming season, the Japanese Parent Association (JPA) will present at our school assembly about the Sakura (Cherry blossom) tree as a sign of spring. To prepare for this event, the children have been:

  • Singing the song “Haru ga kita” with Mrs. Ness, which means “Springtime is coming.”
  • Reading a book entitled Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms in the library with Ms. Mineo. (Please see the Book Corner for more information.)

 

As you may know, Waverly has two cherry blossom trees along Main Street. They were donated to the school two years ago by the Eliza Skidmore Foundation in conjunction with the Eastchester School Foundation, and should be in bloom soon! Be on the lookout! The blossoms are very delicate and do not last long. I’d encourage you to click on the link below to learn more about the “bloom watch” for Washington DC.

 

https://www.nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/visitor-information/bloom-watch/

 

As a final note about our Sakura assembly, the JPA has prepared bookmarks for all of the children. They will be sent home this week. Please join me in thanking the JPA for their time and effort in this cultural celebration.

 

Finally,  mark your calendars:

    • March 20th: Michael Nerney will return to present on bullying and cyberbullying, from 7-8:30 p.m. at EHS.
    • March 27th: The Kindergarten Spring Concert will take place on Tuesday, 3/27 at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Kindly check under “Announcements” for your child’s concert time.
    • March 29th: We will have school!
    • April 19th and 24th: We will have early dismissal at 11:45 a.m. on both 4/19 and 4/24. Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on those two afternoons. You will receive notice from your child’s teacher about the upcoming meetings.
    • Also April 24th: Family Yoga Night will take place at Waverly. Look for a flyer from the Waverly/PTA Wellness Committee with details.

 

  • May 3rd: Due to ongoing construction at the HS, the Art Festival will take this year at Waverly on Thursday, May 3rd, with suggested times as follow:
  • Kindergarten 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • First Grade 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

 

(See the Announcement Section for the invitation.)

 

Don’t miss our final tip, #8, from our psychologists below!

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

Waverly Wellness- Tips from our Psychologists

                         

Tips for when your child feels anxious…

Tip #8: Try to model healthy ways of handling anxiety.  There are multiple ways you can help kids handle anxiety by letting them see how you cope with anxious feelings yourself.  Kids are perceptive and they are going to take it in. Let kids see you manage stress and anxiety calmly, tolerating it, and feeling good about getting through it.  It can helpful to share with your child how you are feeling and what positive strategies you use to cope. Something Waverly has implemented is a Relaxation Wall, where staff posted their strategies for coping with stress.  If you are in the building, please feel free to check it out, around the corner from the main office, towards the first grade wing or just ask your child about it! Our goal was to model for students how to handle stress in a positive way.

 

(Source: Clark R. Goldstein, Ph.D., the founder of Growth Psychology, P.C.)

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening and Orientation. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly and children will get a chance to play in our classrooms.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Order your WAVERLY YEARBOOK online

April 19th deadline to purchase a Yearbook

https://online-pay.memorybook.com/parent

Use Pay Code: 86891

Yearbook Price is $25

Cover Personalization is an additional $5

Questions? Contact: mia.riad@gmail.com

National Napping Day

Dear Waverly Families,

 

You may not know this, but today is National Napping Day. I thought I would take this opportunity to discuss the importance of developing good sleeping habits in your children. As a longtime educator, whenever I had a child who was simply not “acting like himself,” I’ve always done two things: feel their forehead AND ask the child if he/she went to bed late. I can assure you, more often than not, the change in the child’s behavior was the result of one of the two.

According to researchers, the average Waverly student needs approximately 10-12 hours of sleep per night. While this can be hard to achieve, one of the most helpful suggestions I’ve heard is to establish a consistent bedtime routine, such as such “brush, book, bed,” as discussed in the article below.  As you contemplate establishing such a routine at home, I’d encourage you to check out our Book Corner, which hosts a new text each week for your family to enjoy.

 

https://www.healthychildren.org/English/healthy-living/sleep/Pages/Healthy-Sleep-Habits-How-Many-Hours-Does-Your-Child-Need.aspx

 

https://www.scilearn.com/blog/how-much-sleep-do-children-need

 

Also, please mark your calendars:

    • The Kindergarten Spring Concert will take place on Tuesday, March 27th at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Kindly check under “Announcements” for your child’s concert time.
    • Due to ongoing construction at the HS, the Art Festival will take this year at Waverly on Thursday, May 3rd, with suggested times as follow:

 

  • Kindergarten 4:30 – 6 p.m.
  • First Grade 6:15 – 7:45 p.m.

 

A formal invitation will follow!

 

Happy Napping!

Don’t miss Tip #7, from our psychologists below!

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

Waverly Wellness- Tips from our Psychologists

                         

Tips for when your child feels anxious…

Tip #7: Try to keep the anticipatory period short. When we are afraid of something, the hardest time is really before we do it. Try to eliminate or reduce the anticipatory period. If a child is nervous about going to a doctor’s appointment, you don’t want to launch into a discussion about it 2 hours before you go; that’s likely to get your child more worked up. So, just try to shorten that period to a minimum and give the minimum amount of detail necessary.

 

(Source: Clark R. Goldstein, Ph.D., the founder of Growth Psychology, P.C.)

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening and Orientation. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly and children will get a chance to play in our classrooms.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Order your WAVERLY YEARBOOK online

April 19th deadline to purchase a Yearbook

https://online-pay.memorybook.com/parent

Use Pay Code: 86891

Yearbook Price is $25

Cover Personalization is an additional $5

March 16th deadline to CREATE YOUR OWN Booster/Parent Ad

See your child smile with their very own ad!! Our Student Dedication/Booster section will now be created

by YOU online, when you order your yearbook. The yearbook staff will no longer be facilitating booster ads.

Or, if you are a business owner, please take the opportunity to help promote your business to our Waverly families.

Parent Ads are $25 per 1/4 page ad

Deadline:  March 16

Questions? Contact: mia.riad@gmail.com

March is National Reading Month

 

 

Dear Waverly Families,

March is National Reading Month. We had the great pleasure of celebrating our love of reading with visitors from Eastchester High School’s EGO Club. These high school students read the story Strictly No Elephants  to all of our classes. They were excellent readers! We enjoyed sharing the same story together! Please ask your child about it.

 

In addition, I’d encourage you to check out the following:

    https://www.tuckahoe.com/node/11621/events

  • Barnes & Noble (Eastchester) Events:

https://stores.barnesandnoble.com/store/3304

 

Some final notes:

If your child is attending PTA Clubs, please be sure to send in a note for each and every club session on the day of the club. This is essential to make sure that students get to where they need to be.

 

Our security officer, Mr. Arturo, will be asking all visitors to inform us of the nature of their visit at the door. This is intended to be an additional security measure. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. Our goal is for Waverly to be as safe as can be!

 

(You can also see photos of the Read Aloud event if you follow my Twitter account.)

 

Don’t miss Tip #6, from our psychologists!

Have a great week!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

Waverly Wellness- Tips from our Psychologists

                         

Tips for when your child feels anxious…

Tip#6: Avoid reinforcing your child’s fears. Your tone of voice and body language can convey to children that they should be fearful of something. For example, if they had a negative experience with a dog, the next time they are around a dog, you may feel anxious about how they will respond and you might unintentionally send a message that they should indeed be worried. Try to use a calm neutral voice and demeanor surrounding the event to support your child.

 

(Source: Clark R. Goldstein, Ph.D., the founder of Growth Psychology, P.C.)

 

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2018-2019 School Year

 

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2018.

 

If you have a school age child (or know of a neighbor who does), please encourage them to register soon! Registering now guarantees that families will be able to attend Kindergarten Screening and Orientation. Many of their questions will be answered about life for a kindergarten student at Waverly and children will get a chance to play in our classrooms.

Kindly click on the link below. Once you have completed the application and all registration requirements, please contact registration to make an appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.

 

http://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

 

Order your WAVERLY YEARBOOK online

April 19th deadline to purchase a Yearbook

https://online-pay.memorybook.com/parent

Use Pay Code: 86891

Yearbook Price is $25

Cover Personalization is an additional $5

March 16th deadline to CREATE YOUR OWN Booster/Parent Ad

See your child smile with their very own ad!! Our Student Dedication/Booster section will now be created

by YOU online, when you order your yearbook. The yearbook staff will no longer be facilitating booster ads.

Or, if you are a business owner, please take the opportunity to help promote your business to our Waverly families.

Parent Ads are $25 per 1/4 page ad

Deadline:  March 16

Questions? Contact: mia.riad@gmail.com