September 11th, 2017
I’d like to use this first edition of the Whisper to welcome (and welcome back) all Waverly families. We completed our first week of school with an assembly to review expectations. Please ask your child about having a “Level 0” voice in the hallways, and the goals of our fire drills… Just a hint: We strive to exit the building “Quickly, quietly and safely.”
Here are just a few things happening around Waverly and beyond:
-PTA Welcome Back Wild West Event, 9/15: Come and join other Waverly families from 4:30-6:30 p.m. There will be crafts, dancing, food and fun!
-Open House, 9/19, 7-8 p.m.: This evening provides an opportunity for you all to meet your child’s teachers, and hear all about the wonderful happenings here at Waverly. You will also hear from the Principal, Superintendent, Board of Education, and PTA. Your child’s teacher will explain our curriculum and procedures of the classroom. Kindergarten parents, please go directly to your child’s classroom at 7 p.m. First grade parents, please head to the gym at 7 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., we will switch. First grade parents will visit their child’s classroom, while Kindergarten parents will report to the gym for the same greeting. Please note that if you have concerns specific to your child, you should reach out to the teacher at another time.
(Be sure to visit the information tables set up by the Eastchester School Foundation, Music Boosters, SEPTA, the Waverly PTA and Girl Scouts.)
As you may be aware, parking is extremely limited. Please make every effort to walk carpool, or arrive early.
-Waverly is looking Spiffy! Waverly is a lovingly maintained school. We all know this! Over this past summer, however, it got a little more beautiful. Eastchester High School Seniors, Juliana Ibanez, Cara Jhang, and Katie Sidari, led by kindergarten teacher, Jen Batz, painted the letters of the alphabet and a corresponding picture on the Kindergarten wing’s walls modeled after the Reading Wonders Program. Please join me in thanking Ms. Batz and these amazingly talented students.
-The District’s Wellness Initiative is in full gear, with the first scheduled event on October 18th, and a discussion of reducing student stress. Please be sure to see the entire list of offerings on our website. You will hear more about Waverly’s commitment to this Initiative during Open House.
Today will mark the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Given the age of our students, we do not mark the day as many others do. However, please know that our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones on this day and our flags will fly at half mast in their honor.
I look forward to seeing you all at Open House on September 19th. Wishing you a great week two!