English Language Arts Night!
Thursday, November 8th, 7-8 p.m.
October 22nd, 2018
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:
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.
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.
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