Dear Waverly Families,
I would like to extend a hearty thank you to all parents who joined us for English Language Arts Night, last Thursday evening. We appreciate your supportive feedback. If you missed the event, please be sure to see the “Announcement” section on our site later this week for a copy of the resources that were distributed during the event.
I would also like to thank families who attended the Harlem Wizards vs. the Eastchester Staff game benefiting the Eastchester School Foundation last Friday evening. Please join me in thanking Waverly’s own group of good sports:
Coach Okie “BLOCK SHOT” Bernabo
Kathy “DUNK IT” Dragonetti
Kathy “KOBE” Engborg
Amanda “FAST BREAK” Falcone
Sara “MAGIC” Mastocciolo
Nicole “KNICKERBOCKER” Ullrich
Tomorrow evening, January 30th, there will be a very informative PTA meeting at 7 p.m. in the Waverly cafeteria. The topic will be Wellness and Nutrition. A panel will present on making healthy food choices and we’ll even share some recipes that may help you encourage healthy eating habits in your little ones.
Speaking of healthy food choices, the US Department of Agriculture has developed a website specifically geared towards healthy kids. There are suggestions and games aimed at helping families make better food choices. And by the way, January 31st is National Brussel Sprouts day, so consider giving them a shot!
Please be sure to check out the second tip from the Waverly psychologists below, and the Nurse and Book Corners on the side of this message.
Waverly Wellness- Tips from our Psychologists
Tips for when your child feels anxious…
Tip#2: Don’t avoid things just because they make your child anxious. Helping children avoid the things they are afraid of will make them feel better in the short term but it reinforces the anxiety over the long run. If children in an uncomfortable situation get upset, start to cry-not to be manipulative, but just because that’s how they feel-and their parents whisk them out of there or remove the thing they are afraid of, they learned that coping mechanism, and that cycle has the potential to repeat itself. For example, if your child is fearful of starting a new activity, such as karate class, and on the first day, he/she cries and expresses not wanting to go, encouraging them to go despite nervous feelings, allows them to feel the success and teaches them to work through it.
(Source: Clark R. Goldstein, Ph.D., the founder of Growth Psychology, P.C.)
Order your WAVERLY YEARBOOK online
April 19th deadline to purchase a Yearbook
March 16th deadline to CREATE YOUR OWN Booster/Parent Ad
The yearbook is an exciting way to preserve your child’s memory of
their Kindergarten and 1st grade experience.
It’s a beautifully bound, full-color collection of candid photos of classroom activities,
school events, as well as individual and class photos. It’s a memento that your children will cherish for years to come.
UPDATED THIS YEAR!! CREATE YOUR OWN Booster/Parent Ad
See your child smile with their very own ad!! Our Student Dedication/Booster section will now be created by YOU when you order your yearbook. The yearbook staff will no longer be facilitating booster ads.
To create a ¼ page dedication to your child, you will select “Ad” and add it to your cart as you order your yearbook online then follow the simple MemoryBook instructions to design and purchase your Parent Ad. Parent Ads can be purchased for any Waverly student and are a lovely way to encourage or congratulate your child on a great year. MemoryBook provides Template Ads pre-designed for quick creation or Custom Ads which allow full personalization. In either case, you may upload photos to accompany your text. Multiple ads may be purchased in case siblings or grandparents wish to make an additional dedication. Or, if you are a business owner, please take the opportunity to help promote your business to our Waverly families. Please note that the Parent Ad fee is in addition to yearbook base price and ads must be completed by March 16 (prior to the yearbook deadline of April 19).
Parent Ads are $25 per 1/4 page ad
Deadline: March 16
All yearbook orders must be processed ONLINE by April 19th
Please CLICK HERE to order your Waverly Yearbook today!
Use Pay Code: 86891
Yearbook Price is $25
Foil Personalization is an additional $5
PERSONALIZATION runs along the bottom outside cover of the yearbook and is a charming way to distinguish your child’s book as well as differentiate it from others at school and on the bus.
You must purchase your personalization online as you order your yearbook – just select and add to your cart!
Questions? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.