A huge thank you to our summer custodial staff for preparing our beautiful school for opening day – Gerardo, Reinaldo and Pete! You guys are the best team to have in a school. Thank you for all that you do.
We would like to officially recognize and welcome:
Mr. John Gaytan as our Office Manager
Mr. Gerardo Servin as our Security Officer
Ms. Laura Mota as our Lunch Room Manager
and say Best Wishes:
Ms. Taureen Whiteman, who secured a teaching job in another CPS school
Ms. Amanda Carson who also secured a teaching job
Mr. Jorge Gonzalez who was promoted to Manager in another CPS schoo
Mrs. Cecibel Amerson who moved to St. Louis, MO with her family
Welcome Packets went home this week. There are multiple forms that need to be returned to your child's classroom teacher. Please return them Monday, September 14.
Please join us this week Wednesday at 6 pm- 7pm for a workshop on "Executive Functions" led by Mr. Raman, one of our middle school teachers. He will share with you so valuable techniques for your child and their organizational skills. These are tips that will benefit your child for life.
Waters created a scholarship fund this year. This fund is to help provide resources for students whose families may not be able to afford the fees that are requested at Waters. This includes but is not limited to the annual student/family fee. This fund can help to pay for a student’s field trip, supplies and materials, etc. If you are able, please help all of our students at Waters. Thanking you in advance for your generosity.
We are monitoring our attendance and registration closely. As you may know, every student's absence impacts our school rating. If your child is absent from school, please follow the absence protocol found in the welcome packet. Also, every student in attendance counts towards financial resources for FY16. If you are planning on your child attending Waters but your child has not been in school yet, please contact the main office to inform them. If you know of anyone who still has not registered at Waters and lives in the attendance boundaries, please let them know that school is in session.
All students must be in compliance with medical exams per CPS policy prior to the deadline of October 15, 2015. Parents were notified of required immunizations last spring prior to school dismissing. If you have not already done so, please schedule your child for their appointment with the doctor. Any student that does not have the required documents on Oct.15 will be excluded from school. Students who are not in compliance will receive a letter in the coming weeks.
An important reminder: School does not begin until 8:15 am. There were many students this week on the playground early in the morning with no supervision. If you are in need of early morning care, please inquire about our supervised early bird program. You can find information on our website or inquire in the main office. During inclement weather days this is even more of a concern. Please do not leave your children outside in the rain and cold before the school day begins. Students are getting wet (especially with no umbrella) which then can lead to them getting sick. Safety is a big priority for us at Waters.
Thank you and have a beautiful week!