English Language Arts Night!

English Language Arts Night!

Thursday, November 8th, 7-8 p.m.

October 22nd, 2018

Dear Families,

ELA Night- Register today!

We would like to cordially invite you to English Language Arts Night. This adult only hour-long event on Thursday, November 8th, from 7-8 p.m. will begin with a keynote on technology and its impact on the developing reader. We will then continue with two breakout sessions focused on our ELA program and strategies that you can use at home to help your child continue to develop as a reader and writer.

Please use the link below to register for this important event:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444a4ae28a5fa7-elanight1

Space is limited, so please register today! Please make note of your room number. This will help you avoid searching for your room number upon arrival.

Procedures for Dismissal

As I’m sure you can imagine, getting nearly 500 five and six year olds situated for dismissal daily is an arduous task, and we do it in 10 minutes every day! I wanted to take this opportunity to explain some procedures we follow.

In the morning, teachers mark any changes to dismissal on our dismissal sheets. This is shared with monitors for walkers in the afternoon. (That’s why we ask for dismissal information in the morning!)

In the afternoon, teachers bring their classes to the gym, where they guide students to their correct bus line. Teachers double check to ensure students have gotten on the correct line. Each line has a student leader who holds the bus sign. It is an honor that our kindergarten students enjoy. A member of our Dismissal Team leads the students to the bus, where they are met by the bus monitor. The district is continuing to examine options and working with the bus monitors on how to best account for all students in a timely manner once they board the bus. .

In the unlikely situation where a student has been placed on the wrong bus, or if a parent is not at the bus stop, the bus monitor alerts Mrs. Arena, who contacts us. Parents are alerted, and the child is brought back to Waverly, until the parent arrives.

I hope you find this information helpful. If there are further questions related to our procedures at Waverly, you may contact me.

Eagle Pride Apparel- Available through 10/29.

Here is your opportunity to purchase authentic Eastchester School apparel and show your EAGLE PRIDE! This on-line only store will close on October 29th, 2018 and all orders will ship to your individual homes. The items are custom made to order so there are no exchanges or refunds. Thank you in advance for visiting our store and GO EAGLES!

Please visit the district website or the athletics web page and click on the online store link.

https://eastchesterfallboosters18.itemorder.com/

October’s Good Deed- Making Cards for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

FINAL DAY of collection will be Friday, 10/26. WEAR YOUR WAVERLY SHIRT! (Or another red shirt!)

If you add the optional donation of $1, please attach it to the card using a small piece of tape. Kindly refer to the flier for additional details.

 

 

-October’s Good Deed Day! Friday, October 26th (also a ½ day) Keep those cards coming! The last day to send in a card is 10/26. Make a card (or two) today for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Don’t forget to wear your Waverly shirt (or another red shirt).

-Superintendent’s Search Meeting, October 29th, 7 p.m. in the Middle School cafeteria

-Waverly’s Annual Halloween Parade, Wednesday, October 31st, 9:30 a.m. for Kindergarten, 10:30 for First Grade. Please see previous newsletters for details.

-County Executive Latimer’s Reading Challenge- Look under Announcements for the flier.

-Kindergarten students will be able to buy lunch on their designated day, beginning on Monday, November 5th.

 

Finally, I hope you’ve seen the photos of the books I’ve had a chance to read to classes on Twitter (@MariKDoyle). There have been some wonderful stories you can share at home.

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

If you are reading this newsletter on your phone, be sure to click on the link below for the Book, Nurse, and PTA Corners. We want you to remain in the loop!

*If you are looking at this on your mobile device follow this link for Nurse and PTA Updates. https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?redirect=0

Safety First!

October 15th, 2018

Dear Families,

Thank you to the Waverly families who attended our 2nd annual Family Math Night on Thursday, October 11th. There were over 200 participants! We will be posting all of the handouts under “Announcements.” Please join me in thanking our volunteer facilitators: Danielle Dachik, Amanda Falcone, Christine Kelly, Molly Koller, Sara Mastocciolo, Lori Saraco, Kelly Soares, Katie-Anne Torres, and Nicole Ullrich.

Save the Insects! October 17th, 3:45-4:45 p.m. and 5-6 p.m.

The library will have a special book club for Kindergarten – second graders about insects.  They will read together Paul Meisel’s My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis. Participants will also learn about insects from Anusha, a former Waverly student who created the website saveinsects.com. There will be an activity and refreshments. Be sure to use the link below to sign up to the event: https://saveinsects.com/events

If you are reading this newsletter on your phone, be sure to click on the links for the Book, Nurse, and PTA Corners. We want you to remain in the loop!

As you know, our word of the month is SAFE. Our Morning Meeting this past week focused on safety in various locations at Waverly. Pop Quiz! Please ask your child to share the following:

  1. The “Hallway” song
  2. Level 0- What is it? When do you use it?
  3. Level 1- What is it? When do you use it?
  4. What are our three safety rules for drills?

Answers:

  1. My hands are at my sides. I’m standing straight and tall. I’m quietly looking straight ahead. I’m ready for the hall.
  2. Level 0 means silence! We use Level 0 in the hallways, during fire and lockdown drills.
  3. Level 1 is a whisper. We use Level 1 in the cafeteria and during class Turn and Talk times.
  4. We must follow our teachers: quickly, safely and quietly.

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

-PTA Meeting, October 16th, 7:30 p.m.- Enter through the cafeteria

-Save the Insects! https://saveinsects.com/events October 17th SIGN UP!

-October’s Good Deed Day! Friday, October 26th (also a ½ day) Keep those cards coming! The last day to send in a card is 10/26. Make a card (or two) today for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

-Waverly’s Annual Halloween Parade, Wednesday, October 31st, 9:30 a.m. for Kindergarten, 10:30 for First Grade

-Pies for Paws Deadline- November 1st (see flier under Announcements)

-County Executive Latimer’s Reading Challenge- Look under Announcements for the flier.

-Kindergarten students will be able to buy lunch on their designated day, beginning on Monday, November 5th.

 

Finally, I hope you’ve seen the photos of the books I’ve had a chance to read to classes on Twitter (@MariKDoyle). There have been some wonderful stories you can share at home.

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

*If you are looking at this on your mobile device follow this link for Nurse and PTA Updates. https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?redirect=0

Waverly Traditions

October 8th, 2018

Dear Families,

October’s Good Deed- Making Cards for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

In partnership with The Loukoumi Make A Difference Foundation, Waverly School is joining many organizations and schools across the country by making caring cards for patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Optional donations of $1 will also be collected to fund a treatment/literacy room at St. Jude. Kindly send in your cards and donations by October’s Good Deed Day, Friday, October 26th. If you do choose to add the optional donation of $1, please attach it to the card. A small piece of tape will be sufficient to secure the dollar.

We’d encourage you not only to make a card, but to discuss how making a caring card for a child (and family) dealing with illness can brighten their day and provide encouragement. Make a difference today! Kindly refer to the flier for additional details.

Waverly’s Annual Halloween Parade

A Waverly tradition, the Halloween parade invites our ghosts and goblins to share their costumes with families as we walk around outside during the following times:

 

Kindergarten- Wednesday, 10/31 at 9:30 a.m.

First Grade- Wednesday, 10/31 10:30 a.m.

 

In the event of rain, the outdoor parade will not take place.

Below you will find some important reminders. We ask for your careful reading of the items below to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our students.

  • Students should not have costumes with masks or weapons of any kind.
  • Make sure your child can safely walk in the costume. (Long dresses and capes can often get caught under little feet and cause tripping.)
  • Children should not bring any candy to school for consumption or distribution. These bags will have to be returned home unopened.
  • Parents/spectators should not be wearing masks to our Halloween parade.
  • There are no pets allowed on school property.
  • If your family does not celebrate Halloween, please reach out to the classroom teacher.

 

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

 

Our word of the month is SAFE. We’ll have visits from the Fire Department, learn all about fire safety, thanks to the PTA Cultural Arts Committee. Please ask your child about how he/she remains safe at school.

-Family Math Night, Thursday, October 11th, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Thanks for those who will be attending. Handouts will be posted after the event. Doors open at 6:05 p.m.

-October’s Good Deed Day! Friday, October 26th (also a ½ day) Make a card (or two) today for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital!

-Waverly’s Annual Halloween Parade, Wednesday, October 31st, 9:30 a.m. for Kindergarten, 10:30 for First Grade

-County Executive Latimer’s Reading Challenge- Look under Announcements for the flier.

-Kindergarten students will be able to buy lunch on their designated day, beginning on Monday, November 5th.

 

Finally, I hope you’ve seen the photos of the books I’ve had a chance to read to classes on Twitter (@MariKDoyle). There have been some wonderful stories you can share at home.

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

 

*If you are looking at this on your mobile device follow this link for Nurse and PTA Updates. https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?redirect=0

The Waverly Community is Working Together

 

October 1st, 2018

Dear Families,

Thursday, October 11th, 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Parents often ask what they can do to reinforce the skills that are taught in all content areas. Our answers are fairly consistent: make it meaningful! There is no replacement for genuine conversation. We often associate language with reading and English Language Arts. However, this is absolutely true in mathematics as well. In our classrooms, students often use manipulatives and drawings to display their understanding of mathematical concepts. “The goal should be to make math real and meaningful by pointing it out in the world around you,” says Linda Gojak, president of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). The article below provides great ideas for how to begin these discussions. Included are also a number of resources you may wish to explore with your child.

Do you want more? (We were hoping you’d say YES!)

We encourage you to join us on Thursday, October 11th, for our second annual Family Math Night. During this hour-long evening event, from 6:15 – 7:15 p.m., we invite you to come with your school age child to experience the games and strategies of Waverly mathematics. Kindly use the link below to register:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444A4AE28A5FA7-family

During this event, you will not only learn some of the strategies students are learning in their classroom, but you will depart with a game to play at home.

 

Please note:

– You are NOT signing up for your child’s classroom. Select an available slot in either kindergarten or first grade. We will share your rotation upon your arrival in the classroom.

-Space is limited!  Early registration is key.

-It is also extremely important that you make note of your room number, so you can maximize your time.

-We love toddlers, but this is not an event for them. We want to remain focused on the games and strategies of mathematics. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.

A GREAT Article:

http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/math/math-tips-for-parents/instill-a-love-of-math/

Wonderful Activities:

http://www.dreambox.com/parent-tips-kindergarten

https://www.education.com/activity/kindergarten/math/

https://www.parenttoolkit.com/academics/advice/math/kindergarten-math-tips

https://www.education.com/activity/first-grade/addition/

We hope to see you there!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

We have spent this first month of school working on how to become good members of the Waverly community. We’ve shared lessons about using kind words, and helping others. (Please ask your child about it.) Thank you for your generous donations to the organization Delivering Good. We raised $115 for families who are grappling with the impact of natural disasters!

Our word this month will be SAFE. For the entire month of October, we’ll discuss ways in which to act and be safe at school and beyond. You’ll hear more in upcoming editions of this newsletter.

-First Grade Clubs Begin, please see the PTA Corner

-PBS: The Great American Read, please see the Book Corner

-Family Math Night, Thursday, October 11th, 6:15-7:15 p.m. see above

-October’s Good Deed Day! Friday, October 26th (also a ½ day) details to follow next week!

-County Executive Latimer’s Reading Challenge- Look under Announcements for the flier.

-Kindergarten students will be able to buy lunch on their designated day, beginning on on Monday, November 5th.

 

Finally, I hope you’ve seen the photos of the books I’ve had a chance to read to classes on Twitter (@MariKDoyle). There have been some wonderful stories you can share at home.

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

All it takes is one good deed!

September 24th, 2018

Dear Families,

Thanks to all Waverly families for attending Open House last week. Please remember to check this weekly electronic message and our website for important updates throughout the year.

As I mentioned at Open House (and hopefully your child has shared) our character development word of the month is COMMUNITY. We have talked about how members of a community use manner words (please, thank you, you’re welcome and excuse me). We’ve also discussed how members of a community follow rules. We will end our month with a focus on how members of a community help one another. To reinforce this point, we’ll introduce our Good Deed of the Month.

On Friday, September 28th, we invite all students to bring in a single quarter. We will donate these quarters to an organization called Delivering Good. This group provides disaster relief for families grappling with the effects of natural disasters. We encourage you to check out their website for more information:

https://www.delivering-good.org/bstrong/.

We also ask your first grader to wear his/her Waverly shirt (or another red shirt). Our first graders will model wearing their Waverly shirt for their kindergarten counterparts. On subsequent Good Deed days, we’ll ask kindergarten students to join us.

Thanks in advance for your support!

-Good Deed Day! Friday, 9/28

First Grade students will wear their Waverly shirt, or another red shirt) Please send your kindergarten and/or first grade child with a single quarter (25 cents) to donate.

-Human Rights Carnival hosted by the Human Rights Club at EHS, 9/29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

There will be face painting and musical chairs. All proceeds will go to Amnesty International.

-Eastchester 5K Run/Walk, 9/30, 9 a.m.: Runners and walkers of all ages, join us for a fun morning, with all proceeds going to SEPTA’s Canine Integrative Therapy, Eastchester’s Film and Video Program, Friends of the Eastchester Public Library and the Dominic A. Cecere Play for 10 Foundation. I hope to see you there!

 

Finally, I hope you’ve seen the photos of the books I’ve had a chance to read to classes on Twitter (@MariKDoyle). There have been some wonderful stories you can share at home.

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

OPEN HOUSE IS TONIGHT!!!

………. IS TONIGHT!

 

 

 

September 17th, 2018

Dear Families,

I’d like to send a hearty thanks to families who came out for the PTA Welcome event last Friday evening. I hope you had a chance to stop by the photo booth! (Thank you to the Ways and Means Committee for putting together such a great event.)

As your child may have told you, our character development word of the month is COMMUNITY. We will be discussing how a community is a place where people live, work and play. In our community, we strive to help one another. I encourage you to discuss ways in which you and your family are contributing members of this community.

I look forward to seeing all parents at Open House tonight. Remember, this event is just for adults! Kindly see details below.

 

 

-Open House, 9/17, 7-8 p.m.:

 

  • This event is for parents only! Let the children rest for a great week of school ahead!
  • Kindergarten parents, please go to the gym at 7 p.m.
  • First grade parents, please head directly to your child’s classroom at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., we will switch. Kindergarten parents will visit their child’s classroom, while first grade parents will report to the gym for the same greeting.
  • Parents in small classes (Cavalli, Myers, Zanzano), please follow the schedule below:

 

Myers- Follow K Schedule

Cavalli & Zanzano- Follow First grade Schedule

 

  • Out of respect for your child’s privacy, our teachers and other parents, please address individual concerns specific to your child at another time.

 

  • Once again, parking is extremely limited! Please make every effort to walk, carpool, or arrive early.

-Eastchester 5K Run/Walk, 9/30, 9 a.m.: Runners and walkers of all ages, join us for a fun morning, with all proceeds going to SEPTA’s Canine Integrative Therapy, Eastchester’s Film and Video Program, Friends of the Eastchester Public Library and the Dominic A. Cecere Play for 10 Foundation. I hope to see you there!

 

I look forward to seeing you all at Open House. Thank you for helping to make this a great year for all of our children!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

Waverly Morning Meeting

September 10th, 2018

Dear Families,

We have completed our first week of school!

On Thursday, September 13th, we will begin our morning meeting. During this brief daily school wide meeting, we will do the following:

  • Engage in character development- Each month we will have a chosen word to explore.
  • Promote Good Deeds- We’ll have a “good deed” of the month to reinforce our character education.
  • Share morning news- First graders will “present” the weather forecast, lead in reciting the pledge and highlight birthdays

Please ask your child about the word of the month… It will be revealed soon!

Remember, doors close at 8:38 a.m. for arrival, and open at 3:10 p.m. for dismissal!

Finally, be sure to follow me on Twitter. I frequently post scenes from everyday life at Waverly.

 

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

 

-PTA Welcome “Explore the Enchanted World of Waverly”, 9/14: Come and join other Waverly families from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This is such a fun evening for our students! There will be crafts, dancing, food and fun! If you have any questions, please reach out to waverlywaysandmeans@gmail.com

-Open House, 9/17, 7-8 p.m.:

 

  • This event is for parents only! Let the children rest for a great week of school ahead!
  • Kindergarten parents, please go to the gym at 7 p.m.
  • First grade parents, please head directly to your child’s classroom at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., we will switch. Kindergarten parents will visit their child’s classroom, while first grade parents will report to the gym for the same greeting.
  • Parents in small classes (Cavalli, Myers, Zanzano), please follow the schedule below:

 

Myers- Follow K Schedule

Cavalli & Zanzano- Follow First grade Schedule

 

  • Out of respect for your child’s privacy, our teachers and other parents, please address individual concerns specific to your child at another time.

 

  • Once again, parking is extremely limited! Please make every effort to walk, carpool, or arrive early.

-Eastchester 5K Run/Walk, 9/30, 9 a.m.: Runners and walkers of all ages, join us for a fun morning, with all proceeds going to SEPTA’s Canine Integrative Therapy, Eastchester’s Film and Video Program, Friends of the Eastchester Public Library and the Dominic A. Cecere Play for 10 Foundation. I hope to see you there!

-First PTA Meeting will be on October 16th. (A September meeting will only be for the Executive Board.)

I look forward to seeing you all at Open House. Thank you for helping to make this a great year for all of our children!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

WELCOME!

September 3rd, 2018

Dear Families,

Tomorrow is a big day, as we’ll welcome (or welcome back) your child to Waverly! Please make sure they get a good night’s rest and a great breakfast! Here are just a few things happening around Waverly!

  • Be sure to check Home Access and confirm your bus routes as some bus routes have changed!
  • For the first day, 9/4/18:
    • K parents/guardians or caregivers accompany the new kinder student.

Last names A-L: 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., M-Z: 10:45 – 11:15

    • Small class K/1: 11:40 a.m. dismissal
    • First Grade- full day!
  • For Kindergarten, 9/5-9/6: 11:40 a.m. dismissal
  • For regular school days thereafter:
    • Please help in setting your child up for success by having them arrive on time each day! For “Walkers,” our doors open at 8:20 a.m. every day, and close at 8:38 a.m. Students arriving after that time are late, and will need to enter through the main entrance and get a pass to bring to their classroom.
    • Dismissal begins at 3:10 p.m. Parking is extremely limited! We ask that you be considerate of our neighbors. Please remember not to block driveways around Waverly, and avoid parking on the corner of Hall Avenue and New Street, as this presents a hazard as fire trucks (and buses) can’t pass through.

-PTA Welcome “Explore the Enchanted World of Waverly”, 9/14: Come and join other Waverly families from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This is such a fun evening for our students! There will be crafts, dancing, food and fun! If you have any questions, please reach out to waverlywaysandmeans@gmail.com

-Open House, 9/17, 7-8 p.m.: This adult only evening provides an opportunity for you all to meet your child’s teachers, and hear all about the wonderful happenings here at Waverly.  You will also hear from the Principal, Superintendent, Board of Education, and PTA. Your child’s teacher will explain our curriculum and procedures of the classroom.  Kindergarten parents, please go to the gym at 7 p.m.  First grade parents, please head directly to your child’s classroom at 7 p.m.  At 7:30 p.m., we will switch. Kindergarten parents will visit their child’s classroom, while first grade parents will report to the gym for the same greeting. Out of respect for your child, our teachers and other parents, please address individual concerns specific to your child at another time.

Once again,, parking is extremely limited. Please make every effort to walk carpool, or arrive early.

-Eastchester 5K Run/Walk, 9/30, 9 a.m.: Runners and walkers of all ages, join us for a fun morning, with all proceeds going to SEPTA’s Canine Integrative Therapy, Eastchester’s Film and Video Program, Friends of the Eastchester Public Library and the Dominic A. Cecere Play for 10 Foundation. I hope to see you there!

 

I look forward to seeing you all at Open House. Thank you for helping to make this a great year for all of our children!

Warmly,

Mari Doyle

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