I hope you are enjoying your summer! As Ms. Alvarez and I work diligently to prepare for the upcoming school year, I have a few important updates to share.
Budget and Local School Council Meeting
On Friday, I received communication from central office that I will receive the Waters 2017-2018 budget on Thursday, July 20, and that the budget will need to be approved and submitted by Wednesday, July 26. While this is a tight timeline, Ms. Alvarez and I will work tirelessly to comply with the deadline.
I invite you to join us at a specially scheduled LSC meeting on Monday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m. at which the Waters FY18 budget will be shared.
Registration and Transfers
As a reminder, Waters summer office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
If you have not already registered your child for kindergarten, please do so during office hours. It is imperative that your child is enrolled at Waters; enrollment is a gauge that central office's budget department uses to determine local school funding. Your child's confirmed enrollment counts toward the local allocation of funds and resources for our school, including how we determine the number of teachers at each grade level. Please do not wait to enroll.
If you are planning to transfer out of Waters to another school, the suburbs, or out of state or country, please notify the office at (773) 534-5090. This information also is imperative to our planning for the upcoming school year.
If you notice new families moving into the neighborhood, please encourage them to register their child(ren) at Waters. Last year, new families accounted for half of our new enrollment to Waters excluding kindergarten grade level. We thank you in advance for helping get the word out!
Once Waters receives its budget and confirms current enrollment, we will begin updating available seats at each grade level for the CPS lottery. There are some grade levels where no seats are available, but other grade levels that potentially can add additional students.
Back to School Supplies
This year, Waters is partnering with Yubbler.com for back to school supply shopping. Not only does Yubbler allow for convenient online shopping directly from our class supply lists, it also ships bulky items (like paper towels, wipes, etc.) directly to the school so parents no longer have to bring these items in person. Order school supplies
Enjoy the summer, and I look forward to seeing you all in September!