Be Determined…keep trying and never give up!!!

The Boosterthon Fun Run is this week!

May 13th, 2019

Dear Families,

The Fun Run is May 15th!

Good Deed Day is May 29th!

As you may have heard from your child, the word of the month for May is DETERMINED. We want to instill in our students the importance of trying, trying again, and never giving up! (Please check out the Book Corner each week for titles that emphasize this point.)

Our Good Deed of the month will be to support our Fun Run! It takes a lot of determination to run those laps! We are very excited to engage in the run on May 15th!

We will celebrate Good Deed Day on Wednesday, May 29th! During this time, we’ll sing a special song with Mrs. Ness about never giving up! (Be sure to have your child wear their red Waverly shirt!)

Art Show Thanks!

Thank you to Mrs. Larrea and Ms. D’Orazio for crafting a wonderful show with the children’s artwork. They worked diligently with the children to create a wonderful showcase of their students’ talents. Below please find a list of the books that were shared during the art show. Additional photos are posted on Twitter (@MariKDoyle).

Beautiful Oops! – Barney Saltzberg

Why Is The Dog Blue? – George Rodrigue

The Museum- story by Susan Verde art by Peter .H Reynolds

Maybe Something Beautiful- F.Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell

The Cat And The Bird- Geraldine Elschner

Matisse’s Garden- Samantha Freidman

The Noisy Paint Box- Barb Rosenstock

Yayoi Kusama From Here To Infinity- Sarah Suzuki

First Grade Concert-

Thursday, June 20th, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.

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. Kindly note the times below, and on our website, under “Announcements.” The PTA will host a first grade family picnic that afternoon, beginning at 3 p.m.

9:30am group:







10:30am group:






Cavalli, Zanzano, and

Myers (1 gr students only)

The Boosterthon Fun Run is Coming, THIS Wednesday, May 15th!

Boosterthon Fun Run- If you haven’t registered your child, it’s not too late! And then, help get pledges!

Register your child on, using our school’s registration code 384-149 or by searching for our school name.  Our goal is to raise $15,000 f to continue enhancements to our outdoor classroom and wellness program! Please support us by asking friends and family to pledge your child for the Fun Run.

Here are a few reminders:

  • All students MUST wear sneakers on Wednesday for the run!
  • If the run is held outdoors, spectators are welcome to watch from the playground.
  • The outdoor schedule is posted on our website.
  • If the run is held indoors due to weather, we cannot accommodate spectators.
  • If we reach our $15,000 goal, we will celebrate with a Fancy Day during the last week of school. (This has become a Waverly tradition that we all look forward to!)
  • The Fun Run t-shirt your child wears receives on Wednesday is yours to keep!
  • Follow me on Twitter (@MariKDoyle) for photos posted throughout the day.

Scenes from Waverly’s Beautification Day on May 4th

Thanks to all of the families who came out to support our Beautification Day! Many children and parents were weeding, seeding, planting and painting. A hearty thanks goes out to Mrs. DeRise, The Waverly PTA, and The Facilities Department for the ongoing support! Check out additional photos under the PTA Corner.

First Grade Students will visit AH and GV

On Tuesday, June 4th, 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 5th, 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!

Visiting Waverly’s Playground

We are fortunate to have a great playground on which Waverly students are able to play during recess, as well as some of their physical education classes. With this in mind, please refrain from using the playground during school hours. This is particularly tempting when waiting for dismissal, so we appreciate your cooperation.

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 21, 2019 vote is Thursday, May 16, 2019 (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

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, Jeanette Messina. 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 2019-2020, the absentee ballot application needs to be received by 5/14/19 if the ballot is to be mailed; by 4pm on 5/20/19 if picking up the ballot in person. Ballots must be returned to the District Clerk by 5PM on 5/21/19, the day of the vote.

District Clerk Phone: 793-6130, ext. 4211.

Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration for 2019-2020 School Year

Kindergarten Registration is open for children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2019. Tell your neighbors and friends!

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, the registrar will review the application. Upon approval of the application, you will receive an email to schedule a 10 minute appointment with the Registrar to provide the original version of the supporting documents. Be sure to schedule that appointment to complete your child’s registration!

This newsletter is best read on a computer. However, if you are reading this newsletter on a smartphone, be sure to click on the link below for the Book, Nurse, and PTA Corners! We want you to remain in the loop!

I encourage you to follow me on Twitter- @MariKDoyle. I post frequently about life at Waverly.

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Wednesday, May 15th- Waverly Fun Run! (See above)

-Sunday, May 19th- Loukoumi Dance Party and Make a Difference Awards (Waverly is being honored! WWW.LOUKOUMIFOUNDATION.ORG)

-Tuesday, May 21st- Annual Budget Vote

-Wednesday, May 29th- Good Deed Day! (Wear your red shirt!)

-Tuesday, June 4th- Rising Second Grade GV Orientation (See above)

-Wednesday, June 5th- Rising Second Grade AH Orientation (See above)

-Thursday, June 13th- Our final workshop of the school year, Keeping Your Child Engaged, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. More information to follow!
-Thursday, June 20th- First Grade Moving Up Concerts, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. (See above)