June at Waverly!

Help us support the Ronald McDonald House!

June 10th, 2019

Dear Families,

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


June 13th, 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. (Hint: It’s not only about reading and writing!) 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.)

The Kindergarten Alphabet Celebration was a hit!

(In this photo kindergarten students are getting ready for the “runway.”)

Students in kindergarten spent the day celebrating their knowledge of the alphabet on Friday, June 7th. The day began with cheers for the alphabet during our school wide Morning Meeting with all kindergarten and first graders. There was then a “runway” of letters, as children from different classes cheered on their friends as they paraded with their letter’s representation. A dance party was held after lunch, and the day continued with a variety of alphabet related activities. (If you have a first grader, this would be a great time to reminisce about the fun they had last year.) Special thanks to Mrs. Ullrich and our kindergarten teachers for planning this special day, and to Mrs. Burke for being a great party leader.

We have begun exploring all of the ways in which your child has become more independent. We’d encourage you to discuss this with your child and continue the trend at home.

Our Good Deed for this month will be to collect snack items for the Ronald McDonald House. We will collect items from now until Monday, June 24th. Be sure to mark any items as donations, so they are not confused with classroom snacks. Thanks in advance for your support!

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 as they share what they have learned in music over the past two years. Children should wear their Waverly t-shirt or another red shirt. Kindly note the times below. Lyrics can be found on our website, under “Announcements.”  The PTA will host a first grade family picnic that afternoon, beginning at 3 p.m. (See below for details.)

9:30am group:







10:30am group:






Cavalli, Zanzano, and

Myers (1st gr students only)

The PTA will be hosting a picnic for First Grade Families on Thursday, June 20th, from 3-5 p.m. on the Waverly field

This will be a great send-off for our families. Join us in celebrating with music, fun and an ice cold treat! Please bring your own chair, blanket and picnic food, if you wish. There will be one free Kona ice provided for each first grader. Additional Kona ice will be available for purchase. (Cash only.) Reach out to waverlywaysandmeans@gmail.com with any questions.

Fancy is not just for Nancy!

“Fancy Day” will be held on June 25th!

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 exceed by raising $20,000 to support our Wellness program at Waverly. In appreciation of your fundraising efforts, we will make our next to last day of school a little 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. Don’t forget a snack. Students will enjoy their snack on a special “Fancy Day” placemat. (Reminder: There will be an 11:40 a.m. dismissal.)

 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.

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

-Thursday, June 13th- THIS THURSDAY! Our final workshop of the school year, Keeping Your Child Engaged, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. (See above- This event is followed by a PTA Meeting.)

-Thursday, June 20th- First Grade Moving Up Concerts, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. (See above)

-Monday, June 24th- Good Deed Day! (Wear your red shirt!)
-Tuesday, June 25th- Fancy Day! (See above)