It was wonderful to hear our school buzzing with the noise of our learners back to work. We welcome many new families to our school this year as well as all of our new kindergarten students.
Last week, we kicked off our Grade Level Team Meeting (GLTM) Professional Learning Community (PLC) Staff Professional Development which is being led by the teachers on our Instructional Leadership Team (ILT). This year’s members include Ms. Aguilar, Ms. Bricker, Ms. Collins-Gonzalez, Mr. Gil, Ms. Herman, Ms. Nunoz-Johnson, Mr. Orlov, Ms. Rivadeneria, and Ms. Vecchioni along with Ms. Alvarez and myself. The ILT met for two days over the summer at our ILT Retreat to plan this Professional Development. At our upcoming Local School Council (LSC) meetings, you will learn more about the professional learning our staff is engaged in.
I am thrilled that staff are in their classrooms and engaged in learning with students. Staff has come back energized and ready for the new school year. Our teachers patience during enrollment season has been exemplary! They have shown flexibility and understanding as it pertains to new classroom assingments and grade levels. As many of you know, as a neighborhood school our enrollment window never closes. Students enroll throughout the school year. This can present a challenge. As we prepare every year, many factors are taken into consideration, teachers grade level requests, interests, endorsements and certifications are included in this equation.
Upcoming events where I will be:
- Local School Council Meeting, Tuesday, September 18th at 4:00, School Gym
- School Curriculum Night, Wednesday, September 26th, 6 pm for new parents in school gym and 6:45 for returning parents in childrens homeroom
- Waters Today Golf Outing, Sunday, September 30th at 8 am, Robert A. Black Golf Course
School Curriculum Night is a parents only event where you can meet your child's teachers and learn more about “a day in the life of your child at Waters”. We invite those parents new to our community at 6:00 pm so you can learn more about our school before heading to your child's homeroom at 6:45 pm. We will complete the evening by 7:30 pm.
Right At School has generously offered FREE childcare for Waters students K -8. Stay tuned for details on sign up/drop off information.
Attendance is extremely important at our school! We appreciate everyone being prompt in dropping off their children so they are ready to enter the building at 8:15 am.