Let Your Child’s Creativity Shine! Crazy Hair Day is Friday, April 12th!

Let Your Child’s Creativity Shine! Crazy Hair Day is Friday, April 12th!

April 8th, 2019

Dear Families,

Kindergarten Spring Concert- THIS WEDNESDAY, April 10th

Our kindergarten students have been practicing tirelessly for their debut concert this Wednesday, April 10th. Your child will share what they have learned about keeping a steady beat, memorizing lyrics, displaying patience and having fun!

Classes will perform at the following times:

9:30 a.m. Dragonetti, Tine, Mastocciolo, Batz, Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

10:30 a.m. Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares, Zanzano and Myers (K students)

Please make note of the following:

  • All parents will enter from the rear parking lot off of Bellew Avenue (near the gym).
  • As always, parking is extremely limited. Please consider walking or carpooling, if possible.
  • If your child is singing during the first session, please be sure to leave promptly to allow someone a parking spot for the second session.
  • This is a regular school day for us!

On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

Boosterthon Fun Run is Coming!

Our 3nd Annual Fun Run Boosterthon is coming up on May 15th. We are looking for Waverly families that own businesses to help us raise money for our Fun Run event. A donation of $50 or greater will get your name/logo proudly displayed on the shirts of all children. They will wear the shirt the day of the Fun Run. The deadline to submit your logo and check is April 19th. If interested, please email the PTA at waverlyspirit@gmail.com

Beautification Day is Coming, Saturday, May 4th!

This year’s Beautification Day is a very special one! In addition to planting flowers near the entrances and some fun things in the garden beds for the kids to watch grow, we will be painting the benches and dedicating our new outdoor classroom!

Join us for a half hour, or the whole day. Whatever your schedule allows. We will start with the Outdoor Classroom dedication at 10am, and continue with our planting and set up throughout the day.

We will have some supplies on hand, but if you have your own small shovels, rakes or gloves, please bring them along! Donations are also welcome!

(Please let us know ahead of time if you would like to make a donation of plants, soil, or other supplies).

For questions or more information, contact: Sarah DeRise sarah.derise@gmail.com

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-beautification

Thanks to all of you who donated markers for our March Good Deed Day. We collected 2,868 markers to donate to Crayola for their recycling program! Wow!

We will celebrate individuality in our students with our word of the month, UNIQUE!

Please note our exciting activities for this month below:

  • TOMORROW, Tuesday, April 9th, we will light it up BLUE. Please have your child wear blue. SEPTA is collecting a donation of $1 for your child’s participation. (Any donations can be placed in an envelope marked “SEPTA.”)
  • THIS Friday, April 12th is Crazy Hair Day. Get creative and show off a little! We’ll share our craziest hair styles for this ½ day. (Look for photos on my Twitter page- @MariKDoyle.
  • Friday, April 26th will be Good Deed Day. (Don’t forget your child’s Waverly shirt!) This month we will collect can tops to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. As you may know, The Ronald McDonald House relies solely on donations. RMH will turn the aluminum caps into cash to support their programs, so get collecting today!  https://rmh-ghv.org/

(Send in your can tops now through the end of April!)

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

Many congratulations to Ms. Jennifer Batz who was nominated and selected to attend T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, an Academy for Teachers master class led by Mark Norell, Macaulay Curator at the American Museum of Natural History.  Acceptance is a distinct, and well-deserved, honor. She got a behind the scenes tour of the upcoming exhibit at the museum. Please join me in congratulating Ms. Batz!

Mark Norell is the Macaulay Curator and chair of the Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History. His award-winning books include Unearthing the Dragon, Discovering Dinosaurs, and A Nest of Dinosaurs. Much of his research concerns “feathered” dinosaurs and the origins of birds. Since 1990, he has co-directed thirty research expeditions in the Gobi Desert.

We are so happy to be welcoming spring! As we all know, spring can bring some erratic weather patterns, so please be sure to have your child wear a jacket to school every day. We try to get students outside each day to play!

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 and scroll down. We want you to remain in the loop!

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

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

Enjoy the week off from the afternoon of 4/12- 4/22.

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Tuesday, April 9th- Light it up blue! ($1 SEPTA donation)

-Wednesday, April 10th- Kindergarten Spring Concert (See above)

-Friday, April 12th (early dismissal)- Crazy Hair Day!

-Friday, April 26th- Yearbook Deadline (See PTA Corner)

-Friday, April 26th- Good Deed Day (see above)

-Tuesday, April 30th is a half-day. There are NO clubs! (Make-up club date will be 5/7.)

-Friday, May 3rd and 10th- Kindergarten students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m. for Incoming Kindergarten Orientation (Students in the K/1 small classes Cavalli, Myers and Zanzano will be dismissed on 5/3 at 11:40 a.m. They have regular dismissal on 5/10.)

-Friday, May 3rd- The last day to submit information regarding your child’s placement for the upcoming school year.

-Saturday, May 4th- Beautification Day (See above)

-Thursday, May 9th- Art Show, 4:30-6:00, 6:15-7:45 (Mark your calendar! More information to follow)
-Sunday, May 19th- Loukoumi Dance Party and Make a Difference Awards (Waverly is being honored! WWW.LOUKOUMIFOUNDATION.ORG)

Be Yourself, Be Unique!

Collect Your Can Tops for our April Good Deed!

See below for more information!

April 1st, 2019

Dear Families,

We want to celebrate individuality in our students this month, and our word UNIQUE, reflects that sentiment.

Check out the activities we have planned!

  • Tuesday, April 9th, we will light it up BLUE. Please have your child wear blue. SEPTA is collecting a donation of $1 for your child’s participation. (Any donations can be placed in an envelope marked “SEPTA.”)
  • Friday, April 12th is Crazy Hair Day. Get creative and show off a little! We’ll share our craziest hair styles for this ½ day.
  • Friday, April 26th will be Good Deed Day. (Don’t forget your child’s Waverly shirt!) This month we will collect can tops to donate to the Ronald McDonald House. As you may know, The Ronald McDonald House relies solely on donations. RMH will turn the caps into cash to support their programs, so get collecting today!  https://rmh-ghv.org/

Kindergarten Spring Concert- Wed., April 10th

Classes will perform at the following times:

9:30 a.m. Dragonetti, Tine/O’Reilly, Mastocciolo, Batz, Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

10:30 a.m. Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares, Zanzano and Myers (K students)

As you are planning, please make note of the following:

  • All parents will enter from the rear parking lot off of Bellew Avenue (near the gym).
  • As always, parking is extremely limited. Please consider walking or carpooling, if possible.
  • If your child is singing during the first session, please be sure to leave promptly to allow someone a parking spot for the second session.
  • This is a regular school day for us!

On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

Many congratulations to Mrs. Samantha Larrea who received a grant from the Teacher Center of Central Westchester for a document camera. We are excited to have this tool in our art classroom!

We are so happy to be welcoming spring! As we all know, spring can bring some erratic weather patterns, so please be sure to have your child wear a jacket to school every day. We try to get students outside each day to play!

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 and scroll down. We want you to remain in the loop!

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

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

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Friday, April 5th- Interim Report Cards will be available via Home Access

-Tuesday, April 9th- Light it up blue! (SEPTA donation)

-Wednesday, April 10th- Kindergarten Spring Concert (See above)

-Friday, April 12th (early dismissal)- Crazy Hair Day!

-Friday, April 26th- Yearbook Deadline (See PTA Corner)

-Friday, April 26th- Good Deed Day (see above)

-Friday, May 3rd and 10th- Kindergarten students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m. for Incoming Kindergarten Orientation (Students in the K/1 small classes Cavalli, Myers and Zanzano will be dismissed on 5/3 at 11:40 a.m. They have regular dismissal on 5/10.)

-Friday, May 3rd- The last day to submit information regarding your child’s placement for the upcoming school year.

-Thursday, May 9th- Art Show, 4:30-6:00, 6:15-7:45 (Mark your calendar! More information to follow)
-Sunday, May 19th- Loukoumi Dance Party and Make a Difference Awards (Waverly is being honored! WWW.LOUKOUMIFOUNDATION.ORG)

Waverly Grows Confident Readers!

The New Teacher Bench

See below for more information!

March 26th, 2019

Dear Families,

The Eastchester School District’s Literacy Committee has continued its work this year under the leadership of Mrs. Susan Chester. Members of the Committee, including Waverly’s own Mrs. Borowsky, Ms. Chiappelli, Mrs. Conrad, Ms. Kelly,  Mrs. Mastocciolo, Ms. Santos, Ms. Tortorella, Mrs. Ullrich, and myself, have been reading the book From Striving to Thriving, How to Grow Confident, Capable Readers, by Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward. This book focuses on strategies to help strengthen students’ reading behaviors. There are several recommendations that resonated with the Committee. One specific practice that I’d like to share is the importance of reading series texts. On the surface, reading books in a series is just plain fun. The reader gets familiar with the characters and the repeating patterns in texts (like how the tree becomes “absolutely still” in the Magic Tree House series). It is that fun and familiar nature of these texts that students find so appealing and motivational. In Striving, the authors note that “Enthralled series readers swap books with friends, gossip about characters as if they were real, and commiserate together during the long wait for new releases.” (p. 102)

Interested in series texts for your children? Check out the website below for some popular choices:

Book series- 1st grade and beyond

Book series- Kindergarten and beyond

Remember, these series texts are great for parents to read to children, with children, or children can read them on their own, when they’re ready. Looking for more book choices for family read alouds? Check out the Book Corner on our website each week!

Outdoor Classroom Progress Continues…

Work on the outdoor classroom has continued. The teacher bench has been installed and the cushions are in!

Thanks to Mrs. DeRise and the members of the Waverly PTA/Wellness Committee.  We are looking forward to some sunny days to bring the children outside to explore.

First Graders Learned about Braille

As you may be aware, first graders have been learning about how some students use special technology to help them learn. This past week, all first grade classes were treated to a visit from Dr. Rebecca Renshaw, a Waverly parent and superintendent of the Lavelle School for the Blind in the Bronx.

Dr. Renshaw brought in her Braille writer and showed students how she wrote out all of our first grade students’ names. Be sure to ask your child to share their name in Braille! Dr. Renshaw also provided a Braille alphabet card, so students can practice on their own. Several books in Braille were donated to the Waverly library, so children can read at home.

Most importantly, Dr. Renshaw compared and contrasted students at her school with students at Waverly. We found that children have many things in common! While her students may read and write in a different way, they love to learn, make friends, play, have fun, read, write and do mathematics… just like us!

Our students were intrigued by this distinct form of writing and generated many thoughtful questions during the lesson. Checkout the website for the Lavelle School for the Blind for more information. https://www.lavelleschool.org/

Reaching Out!

If you have reached out to a teacher regarding your child, kindly note that they may take between 24 and 48 hours to return your email or phone call. It often takes time to collect information to best respond to your query. (Teachers are not checking email throughout the day; they are teaching! And for this reason emails to teachers with dismissal changes can not be accepted.) Thanks in advance for your patience!

We will collect old markers throughout the month of March, until Good Deed Day, This Friday, March 29th.

Don’t forget to have your child wear their Waverly shirt (or another red shirt) as well!

Kindergarten Spring Concert- Wed., April 10th

Classes will perform at the following times:

9:30 a.m. Dragonetti, Tine/O’Reilly, Mastocciolo, Batz, Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

10:30 a.m. Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares, Zanzano and Myers (K students)

As you are planning, please make note of the following:

  • All parents will enter from the rear parking lot off of Bellew Avenue (near the gym).
  • As always, parking is extremely limited. Please consider walking or carpooling, if possible.
  • If your child is singing during the first session, please be sure to leave promptly to allow someone a parking spot for the second session.
  • This is a regular school day for us!

On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

The Third Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, sponsored by the Eliza Scidmore Cherry Blossom Society and the ESF

THIS SATURDAY, March 30th, Noon – 3 p.m.

Eastchester Middle School Cafeteria

There will be Japanese treats, crafts, games and activities. I look forward to seeing you there!

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

We are so happy to be welcoming spring! As we all know, spring can bring some erratic weather patterns, so please be sure to have your child wear a jacket to school every day. We try to get students outside each day to play!

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

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

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

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Friday, March 29th- Good Deed Day (Wear your red Waverly shirt and bring in those old markers!)

-Saturday, March 30th- The 3rd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, Noon – 3 p.m. (See above)

-Wednesday, April 10th- Kindergarten Spring Concert (See above)

-Friday, April 26th- Yearbook Deadline (See PTA Corner)

-Friday, May 3rd and 10th- Kindergarten students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m. for Incoming Kindergarten Orientation (Students in the K/1 small classes Cavalli, Myers and Zanzano will be dismissed on 5/3 at 11:40 a.m. They have regular dismissal on 5/10.)

-Friday, May 3rd- The last day to submit information regarding your child’s placement for the upcoming school year.

-Thursday, May 9th- Art Show, 4:30-6:00, 6:15-7:45 (Mark your calendar! More information to follow)
-Sunday, May 19th- Loukoumi Dance Party and Make a Difference Awards (Waverly is being honored! WWW.LOUKOUMIFOUNDATION.ORG)

Spring at Waverly!

The Keychain Dilemma

(Please read below!)

March 18th, 2019

Dear Families,

In the coming months, we will begin the process of placing students in their new classes for next year. It  is quite an arduous task! We strive to achieve heterogeneous groups and balanced classes. We consider a number of factors, some of which include: social emotional development, academic program needs, language proficiency, and even future school. Our placement teams work hard to create the best learning environment for all Waverly youngsters. Given the thought put into this process on our end, you can surely appreciate why we do not take parent requests. That being said, if you would like to forward concerns you have about your child’s specific placement, please do so by Friday, May 3rd, 2019.

Kindly note:

  • Requests for a specific teacher will not be honored.
  • Younger siblings will not necessarily have the same teacher as the elder sibling.
  • Letters received after the May 3rd deadline can not be taken into consideration.
  • As in the past, you will be able to view your child’s placement via Home Access in late August, after we have screened any new students.

The Keychain Dilemma

We have noticed an uptick in the number of tiny toys and keychains students are bringing to school. While these may be wonderful items to play with at home, they are causing a bit of stir with our young students. Children get upset when their toy is lost, and teachers are finding the items to be a great distraction during learning time. A Shopkin or Pokemon card in a student’s desk can prove quite disruptive to a room full of five and six-year-olds. With this in mind, we ask that you refrain from allowing children to bring in toys and keychains to school. If your child has a special item to share for show and tell, please remind them to leave the item in their backpack until the teacher tells them to take it out. Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

Our Good Deed of the month will be collecting old, dry markers to recycle via the Crayola recycling program.

Keep sending in those dry markers! We will collect old markers throughout the month of March, until Good Deed Day, Friday, March 29th.

To learn more about this program through Crayola, click on the link below:

https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx

Did you know that our monthly Good Deed program will be honored at the 5th annual Loukoumi Make a Difference Dance Party on Sunday, May 19th, from 5-9 p.m. at Mulino’s at the Lake Isle Country Club. Please consider joining us! For information and tickets, please visit: WWW.LOUKOUMIFOUNDATION.ORG

Please join me in congratulating Ms. Kelly Soares, who will be recommended to the Board for tenure. On Tuesday, April 9th there will be a reception from 7:30-8:00 p.m. prior to the Board meeting.

Kindergarten Spring Concert- Wed., April 10th

Classes will perform at the following times:

9:30 a.m. Dragonetti, Tine/O’Reilly, Mastocciolo, Batz, Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

10:30 a.m. Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares, Zanzano and Myers (K students)

As you are planning, please make note of the following:

  • All parents will enter from the rear parking lot off of Bellew Avenue (near the gym).
  • As always, parking is extremely limited. Please consider walking or carpooling, if possible.
  • If your child is singing during the first session, please be sure to leave promptly to allow someone a parking spot for the second session.
  • This is a regular school day for us!

On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

The Third Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, sponsored by the Eliza Scidmore Cherry Blossom Society and the ESF

Saturday, March 30th, Noon – 3 p.m.

Eastchester Middle School Cafeteria

There will be Japanese treats, crafts, games and activities. I look forward to seeing you there!

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

Once March hits, children often begin to shed their winter gear. Please be mindful of the temperature when your child comes to school. Make sure your child wears a coat, hat and gloves with grips each day. Our students relish the opportunity to play outdoors, but need to be dressed appropriately to fully enjoy the experience.

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

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

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

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Friday, March 29th- Good Deed Day (Wear your red Waverly shirt and bring in those old markers!)

-Saturday, March 30th- The 3rd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, Noon – 3 p.m. (See above)

-Wednesday, April 10th- Kindergarten Spring Concert (See above)

-Friday, April 26th- Yearbook Deadline (See PTA Corner)

-Friday, May 3rd and 10th- Kindergarten students are dismissed at 11:40 a.m. for Incoming Kindergarten Orientation (Students in the K/1 small classes: Cavalli, Myers and Zanzano, will be dismissed on 5/3 at 11:40 a.m. They have regular dismissal on 5/10.)

-Thursday, May 9th- Art Show, 4:30-6:00, 6:15-7:45 (Mark your calendar! More information to follow)
-Sunday, May 19th- Loukoumi Dance Party and Make a Difference Awards (Waverly is being honored! More information to follow.)

HONESTY, and the importance of being honest in all that we do!

Getting ready to do some spring cleaning?

Give us your old markers to recycle!

March 11th, 2019

Dear Families,

PTA Clubs are now in full swing! Keep sending in those change of dismissal notes each and every time your child has a club. It is the best way to ensure your child gets where they need to be!

As you know, this month we will focus on HONESTY, and the importance of being honest in all that we do. (Be sure to check out the Book Corner, we have another recommendation for a great book on honesty.)

Our Good Deed of the month will be collecting old, dry markers to recycle via the Crayola recycling program.

We will collect markers throughout the month of March, until Good Deed Day, Friday, March 29th.

To learn more about this program through Crayola, click on the link below:

https://www.crayola.com/colorcycle.aspx

Kindergarten Spring Concert- Wed., April 10th

(See our website for a letter from Mrs. Ness)

Mrs. Ness will lead kindergarten students in performing a concert for parents on Wednesday, April 10th in the Waverly gymnasium.  

Classes will perform at the following times:

9:30 a.m. Dragonetti, Tine/O’Reilly, Mastocciolo, Batz, Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

10:30 a.m. Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares, Zanzano and Myers (K students)

On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

The Third Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, sponsored by the Eliza Scidmore Cherry Blossom Society and the ESF

Saturday, March 30th, Noon – 3 p.m.

Eastchester Middle School Cafeteria

There will be Japanese treats, crafts, games and activities. I look forward to seeing you there!

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

EASTCHESTER LACROSSE SPRING SEASON

Register at www.bluedevilslax.com

Boys: Full equipment REQUIRED helmet, shoulderpads,gloves, arm pads, stick, mouth guard.

Girls- required equipment goggles, stick, mouth guard.

Every registration will include a FREE stick!

Start Date- Tuesday April 9th6-7PM

Location- Haindl Field

Schedule- Tuesdays 6-7 and Saturdays 5-6

Once March hits, children often begin to shed their winter gear. Please be mindful of the temperature when your child comes to school. Make sure your child wears a coat, hat and gloves with grips each day. Our students relish the opportunity to play outdoors, but need to be dressed appropriately to fully enjoy the experience.

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

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

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

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Friday, March 29th- Good Deed Day (Wear your red Waverly shirt and bring in those old markers!)

-Saturday, March 30th- The 3rd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, Noon – 3 p.m. (See above)

-Wednesday, April 10th- Kindergarten Spring Concert (See above)

-Friday, April 26th- Yearbook Deadline (See PTA Corner)

-Thursday, May 9th- Art Show, 4:30-6:00, 6:15-7:45 (Mark your calendar! More information to follow)
-Sunday, May 19th- Loukoumi Dance Party and Make a Difference Awards (Waverly is being honored! More information to follow.)

Waverly World Read Aloud Day!!

Students from the EGO Club at EHS visited to read to our students!

March 4th, 2019

Dear Families,

This past Friday, we had the great pleasure to welcome members of the EGO club from Eastchester High School who read a wonderful story to all of our students in celebration of World Read Aloud Day. Please read about it further under “Morning Meeting” below. (We’d like to thank the EHS students, and advisors, Ms. Nancy Brown and Ms. Jean Ahern-Kenny for helping us organize the event.)

EHS students visiting classes, and a chance for a sibling picture!

Early literacy is at the heart of what we do at Waverly and we are thrilled to have been able to partner with EHS to further our cause, for this our third year. Apart from all of the wonderful lessons and activities in which your child is engaged each and every day in their classroom and specials, below please read about just a few of the other things we do at Waverly to drive home the importance of reading and writing:

  • We have a print-rich environment and we encourage students to read everything. Our recent “100th Day Museum” displayed a variety of items that students created at home and in school. (I posted a number of pictures on Twitter.)
  • We promote the sharing of favorite stories. It’s one of the reasons we ask families to bring in a child’s favorite book to read on the student’s birthday. For the past several years, many first grade classes asked parents to bring in a favored story in lieu of a food item. Teachers found that the children relished the opportunity to share a cherished story from home with their classmates and teacher, and so we made it a school wide activity! Waverly students have given us great feedback about this special way of celebrating their birthday in school.

A kindergarten student recently drew a picture of her mom reading to the class on her birthday.

  • We share a book recommendation each week in the Whisper. These texts are often recommended by our staff, and many have connections to the curriculum, either reinforcing the word of the month (character development), season, or a particular topic that is of interest to our young learners.
  • We reinforce reading and writing through our “Good Deed of the Month.” A few months have included writing to children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and this past month, to sailors aboard the U.S.S. John C. Stennis. (We are thrilled to have collected 201 cards to send to our courageous sailors.)

This month, we will focus on HONESTY, and the importance of being honest in all that we do. To kick off our word of the month, students from EHS read the book, Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie, by Laura Rankin. To learn more about this book, visit the Book Corner on our website. It is updated EACH and EVERY week with a great text for families to share.

We will share our Good Deed of the month in the next Whisper.

PTA Club Reminders:

  • Be sure to send a note for EACH and EVERY day your child attends a club.
  • Kindly refrain from sending your child to clubs if they were out sick from school that day.

Kindergarten Spring Concert- Wed., April 10th

(See our website for a letter from Mrs. Ness)

Mrs. Ness will lead kindergarten students in performing a concert for parents on Wednesday, April 10th in the Waverly gymnasium.  

Classes will perform at the following times:

9:30 a.m. Dragonetti, Tine/O’Reilly, Mastocciolo, Batz, Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

10:30 a.m. Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares, Zanzano and Myers (K students)

On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

Pajama Puppet Show- THIS FRIDAY, March 8th

Celebrate the culmination of the Scholastic Book Fair with our annual Pajama Puppet Show.

See the PTA Corner below for more information. To sign-up, click on the link below:

Session 1: 6-6:45 p.m.

Session 2: 7-7:45 p.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-pajama2

The Third Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, sponsored by the Eliza Scidmore Cherry Blossom Society and the ESF

Saturday, March 30th, Noon – 3 p.m.

Eastchester Middle School Cafeteria

There will be Japanese treats, crafts, games and activities. I look forward to seeing you there!

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

EASTCHESTER LACROSSE SPRING SEASON

Register at www.bluedevilslax.com

Boys: Full equipment REQUIRED helmet, shoulderpads,gloves, arm pads, stick, mouth guard.

Girls- required equipment goggles, stick, mouth guard.

Every registration will include a FREE stick!

Start Date- Tuesday April 9th6-7PM

Location- Haindl Field

Schedule- Tuesdays 6-7 and Saturdays 5-6

Once March hits, children often begin to shed their winter gear. Please be mindful of the temperature when your child comes to school. Make sure your child wears a coat, hat and gloves with grips each day. Our students relish the opportunity to play outdoors, but need to be dressed appropriately to fully enjoy the experience.

If you are reading this newsletter on a smartphone, be sure to click on the link below for the Book, Nurse, and PTA Corners and scroll down. There are updates for you! We want you to remain in the loop!

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

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

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Thursday, March 7th- Joint PTA Meeting of EMS and EHS (All parents invited! See PTA Corner)

-Friday, March 8th- PTA PJ Puppet Show (See PTA Corner)

-Saturday, March 30th- The 3rd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, Noon – 3 p.m. (See above)

-Wednesday, April 10th- Kindergarten Spring Concert (See above)

-Friday, April 26th- Yearbook Deadline (See PTA Corner)

-Thursday, May 9th- Waverly’s Art Show (More information to follow) 4:30-6 p.m. for K and 6:15-7:45 p.m. for first grade

-Sunday, May 19th- Loukoumi Dance Party and Make a Difference Awards (Waverly is being honored! More information to follow.)


Waverly families celebrate courage!

Good Deed Day, Thursday, February 25th will honor sailors on the U.S.S. John C. Stennis!

February 25th, 2019

Dear Families,

Welcome back! We hope you had a great winter break full of memory-making opportunities with your family.

In honor of our word of the month, COURAGE(ous), we invite all Waverly families to celebrate courage by writing to our Nation’s sailors. Using the paper attached to the Whisper, you can write a letter of introduction and encouragement to U.S. sailors serving on the U.S.S. John C. Stennis.

Encourage your child to follow the guidelines below:

  • Introduce yourself! Share a drawing or writing about yourself and include your FIRST NAME and age.
  • Send a greeting! Wish our sailors health and safety as they are far from home.
  • Celebrate their courageousness! Adding a note of thanks can brighten their day.
  • Share what makes you brave! Include a sentence or picture of a recent act of courage.

To read more about the ship, click below:

https://www.stennis.navy.mil/john-c.-stennis-(cvn-74)—history.html#facts?pc=NHD_20190122_B

We will collect letters and send them off to show our appreciation for the COURAGE of the sailors on Good Deed Day, Thursday, February 28th, 2019. (Be sure to have your child wear their red Waverly shirt that day as well.)

Outdoor Class Progress!

Over February break, work continued on our Outdoor Classroom as the pavers were installed.  We are very excited to take these next steps towards being able to use the space this spring for exciting learning and enjoyment. Thanks to the PTA/ Waverly Wellness Committee for helping to make this a reality! These are your Boosterthon funds at work!

Kindergarten Spring Concert- Wed., April 10th

(See our website for a letter from Mrs. Ness)

Mrs. Ness will lead kindergarten students in performing a concert for parents on Wednesday, April 10th in the Waverly gymnasium.  

Classes will perform at the following times:

9:30 a.m. Dragonetti, Tine/O’Reilly, Mastocciolo, Batz, Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

10:30 a.m. Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares, Zanzano and Myers (K students)

On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

Pajama Puppet Show- Friday, March 8th

Celebrate the culmination of the Scholastic Book Fair with our annual Pajama Puppet Show.

See the PTA Corner below for more information. To sign-up, click on the link below:

Session 1: 6-6:45 p.m.

Session 2: 7-7:45 p.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-pajama2

Friday, March 8th, the Eastchester School Foundation will host their 6th annual Casino Night fundraiser, The SANDS at Lake Isle.

The School Foundation works to enrich academic, arts and athletic programming for all students in the District by funding educational grants to teachers for creative and innovative programs not provided in the school budget.

Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eastchesterschoolfoundation.org/

The Third Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, sponsored by the Eliza Scidmore Cherry Blossom Society and the ESF

Saturday, March 30th, Noon – 3 p.m.

Eastchester Middle School Cafeteria

There will be Japanese treats, crafts, games and activities. I look forward to seeing you there!

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

EASTCHESTER LITTLE LEAGUE T-BALL SPRING SEASON

The registration for the Eastchester Little League (ELL) spring T-Ball season is in full swing!  The ELL T-Ball program is open to three, four, and five-year-old girls and boys (born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2015).  The ELL T-Ball spring season runs from April 20th through June 22nd, and the T-Ball practices/games will be on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at one of Eastchester’s four available playing fields.  The registration fee for the spring season is $100. The links to register for the spring T-Ball season are attached directly below:

https://www.eastchesterll.org/page/show/2984123-registrations

https://eastchesterll.sportngin.com/register/form/709842836?_ga=2.24836722.993338154.1547911153-571681151.1547911153

We’re off to a great start with our T-Ball registration, and please spread the word about ELL’s T-Ball program if you have friends with young children who may be interested in playing baseball. We’re especially interested in increasing registration for our T-Ball girls, and we have a great group of experienced instructors lined up to coach our T-Ball girls and boys teams. Please feel to contact mgeagan@winston.com if you have any questions about the T-Ball spring season.  

Please have your child wear a coat, hat and gloves with grips each day. Our students relish the opportunity to play outdoors, but need to be dressed appropriately to fully enjoy the experience.

Please be sure to check out the Book, Nurse and PTA Corners. Each week we share a suggestion for a new book and website that you may share with your child!

If you are reading this newsletter on a smartphone, be sure to click on the link below so you can access the Book, Nurse, and PTA Corners (Be sure to scroll down.) We want you to remain in the loop!

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

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

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Thursday, February 28th- Good Deed Day! Send in letters for U.S. sailors AND have your child wear their red Waverly shirt (See above)

-Friday, March 8th- PTA PJ Puppet Show (See PTA Corner)

-Friday, March 8th- ESF Fundraiser (See above)

-Saturday, March 30th- The 3rd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, Noon – 3 p.m. (See above)

-Wednesday, April 10th- Kindergarten Spring Concert (See above)
-Friday, April 26th- Yearbook Deadline (See PTA Corner)

Waverly’s 100th Day of School!!!!

The 100th day of school will be tomorrow, 02/12/19!

February 11th, 2019

Dear Families,

Tomorrow we will celebrate our 100th day of school! This is an exciting day for us, and we invite you to celebrate too! You may wish to take this opportunity to discuss:

  • the growth you’ve seen in your child over the past six months- physically, cognitively and socially
  • the friends your child has made and what drew them to those classmates
  • their favorite time of the day/ subject/ special in school

(Be sure to check out photos on Twitter of our exciting day. @MariKDoyle)

In honor of our word of the month, COURAGE(ous), we invite all Waverly families to celebrate the courage of our Nation’s sailors. Using the paper attached to the Whisper, you can write a letter of introduction and encouragement to U.S. sailors serving on the U.S.S. John C. Stennis.

Encourage your child to follow the guidelines below:

  • Introduce yourself! Share a drawing or writing about yourself and include your FIRST NAME and age.
  • Send a greeting! Wish our sailors health and safety as they are far from home.
  • Celebrate their courageousness! Adding a note of thanks can brighten their day.
  • Share what makes you brave! Include a sentence or picture of a recent act of courage.

To read more about the ship, click below:

https://www.stennis.navy.mil/john-c.-stennis-(cvn-74)—history.html#facts?pc=NHD_20190122_B

We will collect letters (beginning tomorrow) and send them off to show our appreciation for the COURAGE of the sailors on Good Deed Day, Thursday, February 28th, 2019. (Be sure to have your child wear their red Waverly shirt that day as well.)

Kindergarten Spring Concert- Wed., April 10th

(See our website for a letter from Mrs. Ness)

Mrs. Ness will lead kindergarten students in performing a concert for parents on Wednesday, April 10th in the Waverly gymnasium.  

Classes will perform at the following times:

9:30 a.m. Dragonetti, Tine/O’Reilly, Mastocciolo, Batz, Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

10:30 a.m. Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares, Zanzano and Myers (K students)

On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

Parents Night Out, hosted by The Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce

Friday, February 15th, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Parents deserve to have fun too! On Friday, February 15th, the Eastchester/Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce is holding its 2nd Annual Parents Night Out, which is also a fundraiser for student scholarships. Please see our website for details.

Pajama Puppet Show- Friday, March 8th

Celebrate the culmination of the Scholastic Book Fair with our annual Pajama Puppet Show.

Children – please come dressed in your most comfy pajamas (and sneakers) and enjoy a fun and interactive evening Puppet Show.

Parents can shop at the Book fair and enjoy light refreshments.

See the PTA Corner below for more information. To sign-up, click on the site below:

Session 1: 6-6:45 p.m.

Session 2: 7-7:45 p.m.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-pajama2

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

EASTCHESTER LITTLE LEAGUE T-BALL SPRING SEASON

The registration for the Eastchester Little League (ELL) spring T-Ball season is in full swing!  The ELL T-Ball program is open to three, four, and five-year-old girls and boys (born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2015).  The ELL T-Ball spring season runs from April 20th through June 22nd, and the T-Ball practices/games will be on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at one of Eastchester’s four available playing fields.  The registration fee for the spring season is $100. The links to register for the spring T-Ball season are attached directly below:

https://www.eastchesterll.org/page/show/2984123-registrations

https://eastchesterll.sportngin.com/register/form/709842836?_ga=2.24836722.993338154.1547911153-571681151.1547911153

We’re off to a great start with our T-Ball registration, and please spread the word about ELL’s T-Ball program if you have friends with young children who may be interested in playing baseball. We’re especially interested in increasing registration for our T-Ball girls, and we have a great group of experienced instructors lined up to coach our T-Ball girls and boys teams. Please feel to contact mgeagan@winston.com if you have any questions about the T-Ball spring season.  

Please have your child wear a coat, hat and gloves with grips each day. Our students relish the opportunity to play outdoors, but need to be dressed appropriately to fully enjoy the experience.

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

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

I encourage you to follow me on Twitter- @MariKDoyle. I post frequently about life at Waverly. Have a great week. As you are aware, we have a half-day on Friday, 2/15, and we’ll be off next week. We look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday, February 25th!

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Friday, February 15th- Parents Night Out, hosted by the Eastchester Tuckahoe Chamber of Commerce (See flier on our website.)

-Thursday, February 28th- Good Deed Day! Send in letters for U.S. sailors AND have your child wear their red Waverly shirt (See above)

-Friday, March 8th- PTA PJ Puppet Show (See PTA Corner)

-Saturday, March 30th- The 3rd Annual Eastchester Sakura Festival, Noon – 3 p.m. (More information to follow)

-Wednesday, April 10th- Kindergarten Spring Concert (See above)

-Friday, April 26th- Yearbook Deadline (See PTA Corner)

Celebrate the culmination of the Scholastic Book Fair with our annual Pajama Puppet Show.

Children – please come dressed in your most comfy pajamas (and sneakers) and enjoy a fun and interactive evening Puppet Show.

Parents can shop at the Book fair and enjoy light refreshments.

Friday, March 8th, 2019 (snow date: March 15th)

SESSION 1: 6:00PM-6:45PM

SESSION 2: 7:00PM-7:45PM

Book fair will be Open 5:30PM-8:30PM

This is NOT a drop off event. Waverly students ONLY. This event is free!

Check your child in and a member of the PTA will escort them to the Cafeteria for the show.

At least one parent or guardian is required to remain on premises for the duration of the event (45 min.) Siblings are welcome to remain with adult, there will be a small activity for them.

Space is limited!! Please register by Friday, March 1st

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-pajama2

**Specify the # of Waverly students who will be attending in your sign-up**

It’s time to order your Waverly Yearbook!

Please note these very important facts to ensure your child gets a yearbook.

YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE: APRIL 26, 9:00 PM **

Standard Yearbook price: $25 each

Personalized Yearbook: $30 each

Personalization runs along the top outside cover of the yearbook and is a cute way to distinguish your child’s book as well as differentiate it from others at school and on the bus.

Click to order

School Code: 095143

PARENT AD DEADLINE: MARCH 29, 9:00 PM **

Parent Ads: $25 each (1/4 page only)

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 Pre-Designed Templates for quick creation or Blank Templates which allow full customization. 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 29 (prior to the yearbook deadline of April 26).

Order your Waverly Yearbook and Parent Ad today by clicking the link below!

It’s time to order your Waverly Yearbook!

Please note these very important facts to ensure your child gets a yearbook.

YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE: APRIL 26, 9:00 PM **

Standard Yearbook price: $25 each

Personalized Yearbook: $30 each

Personalization runs along the top outside cover of the yearbook and is a cute way to distinguish your child’s book as well as differentiate it from others at school and on the bus.

Click to order

School Code: 095143

PARENT AD DEADLINE: MARCH 29, 9:00 PM **

Parent Ads: $25 each (1/4 page only)

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 Pre-Designed Templates for quick creation or Blank Templates which allow full customization. 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 29 (prior to the yearbook deadline of April 26).

Order your Waverly Yearbook and Parent Ad today by clicking the link below!

Click to order

School Code: 095143

Please see attached PDF for guidance in ordering.

Questions? Contact: mia.riad@gmail.com

School Code: 095143

Please see attached PDF for guidance in ordering.

Questions? Contact: mia.riad@gmail.com

Top Secret!

Have your child wear their red Waverly shirt TOMORROW!

February 4th, 2019

Dear Families,

We will be celebrating our first graders tomorrow, February 5th, with a special top secret event. We would like ALL Waverly students to wear their red Waverly shirt (or another red shirt) for our surprise! (Details will be revealed in June!)

 Our new word of the month is COURAGE(ous)!

We will encourage our students to be brave as they ask and answer challenging questions, make new friends and advocate for themselves.

We encourage you to share ways in which you have been courageous with your child, and ask the same of them.

Our Good Deed of the month will be shared next week.

As temperatures have dipped, we have noticed an increase in the number of students being driven to school. Special thanks to the Eastchester Police Department for helping us to ensure the safety of all of our students!

PTA After School Clubs Spring 2019: Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Registration will open this evening at 6 p.m. and close on Friday, February 8th! PTA membership is required. (Kindergarten is limited to 1 club only). To register, please visit: https://waverlypta.asapconnected.com/

Kindergarten Spring Concert- Wed., April 10th

(See our website for a letter from Mrs. Ness)

Mrs. Ness will lead kindergarten students in performing a concert for parents on Wednesday, April 10th in the Waverly gymnasium.  

Classes will perform at the following times:

9:30 a.m. Dragonetti, Tine/O’Reilly, Mastocciolo, Batz, Tortorella, Cavalli (K students)

10:30 a.m. Engborg, Falcone, Torres, Ullrich, Soares, Zanzano and Myers (K students)

On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

ELL T-Ball Spring Season

Registration for the Eastchester Little League (ELL) spring T-Ball season is in full swing!  The ELL T-Ball program is open to three, four, and-five-year-old boys and girls (born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2015).  The ELL T-Ball spring season runs from late-April through late-June, and the T-Ball practices/games will be on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. at one of Eastchester’s  four available playing fields. The registration fee for the spring season is $100. We’ll run a series of high-energy and fun drills for the kids each Saturday morning, followed by a T-Ball game!  It’s a great way to introduce the kids to the game of baseball and to get some exercise!  If you’re interested, the links to ELL’s website to register for the spring T-Ball season are attached directly below:  

https://www.eastchesterll.org/page/show/2984123-registrations

https://eastchesterll.sportngin.com/register/form/709842836?_ga=2.24836722.993338154.1547911153-571681151.1547911153

Please spread the word about ELL’s T-Ball program if you have friends with young children who may be interested in playing T-Ball.  And please feel to contact Marty Geagan at mgeagan@winston.com if you have any questions about the ELL T-Ball spring season.  Thanks!

Please have your child wear a coat, hat and gloves with grips each day. Our students relish the opportunity to play outdoors, but need to be dressed appropriately to fully enjoy the experience.

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

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

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

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

-Tuesday, Feb. 5th- Please have your child wear their red Waverly shirt for a special event!

Monday, Feb. 4th- Friday, Feb. 8th- PTA Club Registration (See above or PTA Corner)

-Wednesday, April 10th- Kindergarten Spring Concert (See above)

-Friday, April 26th- Yearbook Deadline (See PTA Corner)

PTA Club Registration will run from Monday, February 4th – Friday, Feb. 8th.  

Registration will open this evening at 6 p.m. and close on Friday, February 8th! PTA membership is required. (Kindergarten is limited to 1 club only). To register, please visit: https://waverlypta.asapconnected.com/

It’s time to order your Waverly Yearbook!

Please note these very important facts to ensure your child gets a yearbook.

YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE: APRIL 26, 9:00 PM **

Standard Yearbook price: $25 each

Personalized Yearbook: $30 each

Personalization runs along the top outside cover of the yearbook and is a cute way to distinguish your child’s book as well as differentiate it from others at school and on the bus.

Click to order

School Code: 095143

PARENT AD DEADLINE: MARCH 29, 9: **

Parent Ads: $25 each (1/4 page only)

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 Pre-Designed Templates for quick creation or Blank Templates which allow full customization. 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 29 (prior to the yearbook deadline of April 26).

Order your Waverly Yearbook and Parent Ad today by clicking the link below!

It’s time to order your Waverly Yearbook!

Please note these very important facts to ensure your child gets a yearbook.

YEARBOOK ORDER DEADLINE: APRIL 26, 9:00 PM **

Standard Yearbook price: $25 each

Personalized Yearbook: $30 each

Personalization runs along the top outside cover of the yearbook and is a cute way to distinguish your child’s book as well as differentiate it from others at school and on the bus.

Click to order

School Code: 095143

PARENT AD DEADLINE: MARCH 29, 9: **

Parent Ads: $25 each (1/4 page only)

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 Pre-Designed Templates for quick creation or Blank Templates which allow full customization. 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 29 (prior to the yearbook deadline of April 26).

Order your Waverly Yearbook and Parent Ad today by clicking the link below!

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Kindness is contagious!

Waverly’s Players at the Wizards Game

January 28th, 2019

Dear Families,

Many thanks…

-to Mr. Bernabo, Ms. Chiappelli, Mrs. Dragonetti, and Mrs. Ullrich, for being such good sports at the Wizards game last Friday evening, and to all of the Waverly families who generously supported the Eastchester School Foundation. To learn more about their support of our schools, check out the ESF website:

https://www.eastchesterschoolfoundation.org

-to all Waverly families who participated in our Good Deed of the month for January. We are enjoying seeing those beautiful smiles adorn our hallway!

We enjoyed celebrating Kind(ness) on our Good Deed Day last Friday. Above please see some photos of our celebration of kindness.

The Kindness Wall of Smiles- all photos that we have received have been posted to brighten our day!

Students are “caught” checking-out our character word wall. Children in Mrs. Myers’ class made “kindness” projects.

Mrs. Borowsky’s class checking-out out wall of photos.

We ended our meeting with the singing of a beautiful song that Mrs. Ness taught our children in music class, entitled “Kindness is Contagious”. Please ask your child about it. The lyrics are below:

Kindness is contagious.

Be a friend to all.

Kindness is contagious;

no courtesy’s too small

You can make a difference

in what you say and do.

Yes, kindness is contagious.

It all depends on you!

Mr. Nick Katsoris of the Loukoumi Foundation was our special visitor at our morning meeting. He shared that Waverly School will be among the recipients of the Loukoumi Make a Difference Award this year! We will receive this honor on Sunday, May 19th from 5-9 p.m. at the 5th Annual Dance Party and Make A Difference Awards at Lake Isle. We are honored and humbled to receive this honor. Details will be under announcements on our website.

PTA After School Clubs Spring 2019: Kindergarten & 1st Grade

Registration will open on Monday 2/4/19 at 6:00 pm. PTA membership is required. (Kindergarten is limited to 1 club only). For additional information about the schedule, policies, and procedures, please visit:https://waverlypta.asapconnected.com/

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. https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80&ret=9

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. Please register today!

PTA/JPTA Annual SweetHeart Dance

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, 2019

(snow date: February 9th, 2018)

Tickets are $45 per family

Attendees are limited to Waverly Students and their guest (mom, dad, family member and/or family friend) only.

No siblings please.

**Includes souvenir photo**

Enjoy music, crafts and food, while creating a special memory with your Valentine!

Please register by Monday, January 28th. Advanced registration is required.

Indicate the # of Adults & Children in your registration.

SESSION A: 10:30AM – 12:00PM  There are tickets AVAILABLE!

SESSION B: 12:30PM – 2:00PM is full!

Register & Purchase Tickets here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0D4AADA92BABF94-2019

Please have your child wear a coat, hat and gloves with grips each day. Our students relish the opportunity to play outdoors, but need to be dressed appropriately to fully enjoy the experience.

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

https://wv.eastchesterschools.org/m2/?

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

Most Sincerely,

Mari K. Doyle

– PTA Meeting and Speaker Presentation: Thursday, January 31st 7:30 p.m. in the Waverly cafeteria

– PTA/JPTA Sweetheart Dance: Saturday, February 2nd (see details above)

– PTA Club Registration Opens: Monday, February 4th  (see details above)

– Special Event: Tuesday, February 5th- Please have your child wear their red Waverly shirt for a special event! -County Executive Latimer’s Reading Challenge- Look under Announcements for the flier.