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.
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*
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) email@example.com or (Tara) firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
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!
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.