The Last Waverly Whisper for 2017/1018

Dear Families,

This will be our final Whisper for the 2017-2018 school year. I have some important reminders and parting words.

No nuts, please!

Please be absolutely certain that your child’s hearty snack and second snack are nut free, as children will be eating their snacks in the classroom all four days this week.

 

First Grade Families- Moving Up Concert Today!

9:30am- Saraco, Zuzolo, Borowsky, Vaughan, Cinquemani

10:30am- Koller, Dachik, Demos, Schwartz, Garrett

If your first grader will be leaving after the concert, please be sure to send a note to your child’s teacher today, and follow the procedures outlined in my previous correspondence. (You can also see last week’s Whisper for details.) Regular dismissal will begin at 1:45 p.m. Kindly note that the PTA First Grade Moving Up picnic will be held from 3-5 p.m.

Fancy Day!

Please encourage your child to wear his or her favorite dress-up attire to our final school assembly for all students on Thursday, June 21st. This assembly is just for the children, and celebrates their accomplishments at Waverly with a story and songs. We end with a little bit of dancing, just for fun. Remember, sneakers are still required for safety!

Rising First Graders: Physicals are now required by NYS!

NYS now requires the submission of physical examination documents prior to the start of first grade. Required forms were sent to all current K families via email. However, you will also find them under “Announcements” on our website.

Report Cards- Available via Home Access on June 22nd at 3 p.m.

Please be sure to view and print your child’s report card by July 11th. After that time, report cards will no longer be available as preparations are made for the new school year.

 

Summer Packets

-You will receive an email in August with important documents for the new school year.

-In late August, you will be able to go on Home Access and learn about your child’s placement.

-Upon learning of your child’s placement, you can go on our website and find the welcome letter from your child’s new teacher.

–       Supply lists for kindergarten and first grade will be up on our website beginning next week and will be available throughout the summer, so you can get your shopping completed early! (Additional supplies will be listed on the welcome letter mentioned above.)

–       Our calendar with summer activities to keep your child “engaged” is available on our website under “Announcements.”

Parting Words…

Finally, I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for making this year such a memorable one. We are fortunate at Waverly to have a talented and dedicated staff and active and committed families. Whether you attended a workshop, chaperoned a class trip, volunteered for a PTA event or class party (or organized it), reinforced our school expectations at home or read a story every night to and with your child, (or all of the above) your partnership has been pivotal in making Waverly the magical place it is for our children.

Mark Your Calendars:

  • June 18th-21st: Last week of school- 1:45 p.m. dismissal each day
  • June 21st: Fancy Day- This is our last day of school and our final assembly.
  • June 22nd: Report Cards are available in Home Access at 3 p.m.

 

I wish you all a happy and healthy summer!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

@MariKDoyle

 

In case you get a new neighbor…

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.

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

 

June Happenings!

Dear Families,

 

Thanks!

I’d like to extend a hearty thanks to our presenters and parents for attending Thursday evening’s final workshop, “Keeping Your Child Engaged over The Summer.” If you were unable to attend, be sure to check out the calendar of activities created by our staff. This calendar provides day-by-day suggestions for things to do to keep your child motivated and learning over the summer months. You will find it under announcements on our website.

 

And speaking of preventing the summer slide, The Teacher Center of Lower Westchester, in conjunction with the PTAs, is hosting a summer program. To learn more about it, please visit the website below:

https://tilw.net/m2/pluginfile.php/53/block_html/content/EastchesterSummer2018.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look what’s growing in the Waverly Garden!

The Waverly garden is growing! (Thanks for taking such good care of it, PTA Wellness Committee members!)

 

 

Kindergarten Alphabet Day was an enormous success!

Kindergarten students had a great time displaying their blossoming understanding of initial sounds. The day was jam packed with activities, an alphabet runway and even a parade! Way to go Kindergarten!

 

 

 

Dismissal for the Last Week of School (June 18th-21st) will be 1:45 p.m..

For the final week of school, there will be no cafeteria service. Please be sure to send your child in with two hearty snacks, comparable to lunch. We will have a number of great activities for our students, including two performances thanks to our Cultural Arts Committee!

First Grade Moving Up Concert- Monday, June 18th

Reminders!

Families will be able to enter from the Bellew Avenue entrance (through the parking lot), just as you did for the Winter Concert. We will not use the main entrance. Doors will open at 9:15 a.m. for the first session, and 10:15 a.m. for the second. As you are aware, parking will be very limited, and thus it is recommended to carpool. The list of class performance times is available on our website, as are the lyrics.

Apart from the concert, this is still an academic day of instruction for us until 1:45 p.m., and we encourage all families to have their children remain in school after the concert. There will be a PTA picnic celebration on Monday, June 18th as well, starting at 3:00 p.m., when families are formally celebrating “moving up.”

With that being said, if you intend to pick up your child from school after the concert, please follow the guidelines below to ensure the safety of all students at Waverly:

  • Send a note to your child’s teacher via the Backpack Express on the morning of the concert, indicating that you will pick your child up. (Last minute dismissal changes are not only difficult for us, they are upsetting to the children.)
  • At the end of the concert, kindly depart from the gymnasium and walk around to the main entrance of the building.
  • At 10:15 a.m./11:15 a.m., we will reopen the doors to allow parents from each session to pick up any “walkers” who will leave early.
  • Children who have brought in change of dismissal letters will be signed out and may leave for the day.

Don’t forget to have your child wear his/her Waverly shirt, or any red shirt.

Fancy is not just for Nancy!

“Fancy Day” will be held on the last day of school, June 21st!

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of Waverly, I’d like to extend a hearty THANK YOU! Due to your support, we were able to reach our goal of raising $20,000 to provide for the installation of an a/v system in the gym. In appreciation of your fundraising efforts, our final assembly will be fancy! Please encourage your child to wear his or her favorite fancy attire to school. We will cheer on our students as they embark on their next academic adventure in first or second grade.

 

As you may be aware, Mrs. Casey is retiring this year. Please join me in wishing her health and happiness in her retirement.

 

Mark Your Calendars:

  • June 15th: Loukoumi Dance Party
  • June 18th-21st: Last week of school- 1:45 dismissal each day
  • June 18th: Moving Up Concerts for First Grade and PTA First Grade Picnic (Concert schedule and lyrics are both under announcements.)
  • June 21st: Fancy Day- We earned $20K for our new A/V system. This is our last day of school and our final assembly. Wow!

 

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.

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

Hello June!

Dear Waverly Families,

Don’t forget to register!

Our Final Workshop of the Year… Keeping your Child Engaged over The Summer

June 7th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

 

(We’ll be raffling off a parking spot for an upcoming concert!)

*This is an adult only event!*

 

During this important hour, you will hear from our teachers (and a representative from the Eastchester Library) about ways to keep your child learning over the summer. Here’s what you’ll get out of this workshop:

 

    • Specific ELA and Math activities/ game ideas broken down by grade
    • Connections to Art, Music and Physical Education
    • A calendar packed with ideas for each day of the summer months.

 

  • You could win a parking space at one of Waverly’s concerts for this year or next!

 

(The workshop is followed by a PTA meeting.)

Please use the link below to sign up for the event:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444a4ae28a5fa7-keeping

Fancy is not just for Nancy!

“Fancy Day” will be held on the last day of school, June 21st!

On behalf of the faculty, staff and students of Waverly, I’d like to extend a hearty THANK YOU! Due to your support, we were able to reach our goal of raising $20,000 to provide for the installation of an a/v system in the gym. In appreciation of your fundraising efforts, our final assembly will be fancy! Please encourage your child to wear his or her favorite fancy attire to school. We will cheer on our students as they embark on their next academic adventure in first or second grade.

If you will be moving and your child will no longer be attending Eastchester schools, please be sure to write a letter to inform our office as soon a possible. Thanks!

 

Mark Your Calendars:

  • 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
  • June 18th-21st: Last week of school- 1:45 dismissal each day
  • June 18th: Moving Up Concerts for First Grade and PTA First Grade Picnic (Concert schedule is under announcements.)
  • June 21st: Fancy Day- We earned $20K for our new A/V system. This final assembly is just for students, and the last day of school!

 

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.

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

 

What’s the Summer slide?

What’s the Summer Slide?

And how can you prevent it?

Dear Waverly Families,

Our Final Workshop of the Year… Keeping your Children Engaged over The Summer

June 7th, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Parents often ask how they can help keep their child from falling victim to the “Summer Slide.” This is when students lose many of the important skills they have been working so diligently to develop throughout the school year. If this is a question for you, we encourage you to join us for our final workshop of the school year. During this important hour, you will hear from our teachers about ways to keep your child motivated and learning throughout the sunny days of summer. You’ll also receive a calendar jam packed with activities. Mark your calendars to attend this workshop! It’s one not to be missed! We will even have a representative from the Eastchester Library on hand to share information about summer programming.  (The workshop is followed by a PTA meeting.)

Please use the link below to sign up for the event:

 

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444a4ae28a5fa7-keeping

Rising First Graders are now required to have a physical on file!

NYS now requires the submission of physical examination documents for first graders. All current kindergarten families should have received a blast last Friday with the required documents. You will also find them under “Announcements” on our website.

First Grade Students will visit AH and GV

On Tuesday, June 5th, rising second graders who will attend Greenvale School will participate in orientation with their classmates and teachers. Parents are invited to Greenvale that evening at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 6th, rising second graders who will attend Anne Hutchinson School will participate in a similar orientation with their classmates and teachers.  Parents are invited to Anne Hutch that evening at 6:30 p.m.

If you will be moving and your child will no longer be attending Eastchester schools, please be sure to write a letter to inform our office as soon a possible. Thanks!

Free Peewee Poetry Workshop, TOMORROW 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- The deadline for submission of a video has been extended to JUNE 1st!

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 and lyrics 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:

  • June 1st: The deadline for submission of a video for the Loukoumi Dream contest
  • 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.)
  • June 21st: Fancy Day- We earned $20K for our new A/V system. This final assembly is just for students. More information 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.

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

 

Our Students Have Spoken! Pajama Day!!

 

Boosterthon, BoosterFUN!

(A quick snapshot of some of our kindergarten students peeking into the gym before their run)

 

Dear Waverly Families,

 

Our Students Have Spoken! Pajama Day- Friday, May 25th

Students were encouraged to vote alongside parents this past Tuesday, for the Budget Vote. Our students have chosen a Pajama Day! This will be held on Friday, May 25th. Please have your child wear their favorite pjs to school. (Thank you to Waverly families for supporting our school!)

Boosterthon was fantastic!

I would like to send a sincere thanks to all of the families who donated towards our a/v system. We are almost to our goal of $20,000. I would also like to thank our PTA for organizing the event, the many parent volunteers who helped out, and the faculty and staff who cheered, ran, and marked laps for our students. (If you haven’t donated, it’s not too late! Send in your envelope by Friday, May 25th.)

First Grade Students will visit AH and GV

On Tuesday, June 5th, rising second graders who will attend Greenvale School will participate in orientation with their classmates and teachers. Parents are invited to Greenvale that evening at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 6th, rising second graders who will attend Anne Hutchinson School will participate in a similar orientation with their classmates and teachers.  Parents are invited to Anne Hutch that evening at 6:30 p.m.

If you will be moving and your child will no longer be attending Eastchester schools, please be sure to write a letter to inform our office as soon a possible. Thanks!

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 25th: Pajama Day! Have your child wear their favorite pajamas.
  • 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.)
  • June 21st: Fancy Day- if we earn $20K for our new A/V system. This final assembly is just for students.

 

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.

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

 

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