It was another busy week at Waters!
We began our week with the celebration of Dia de los Muertos, remembering our loved ones. Thank you to Laura Crotte, a dramatist, who shared her remarkable storytelling talents with our students.
This month is unusual in terms of multiple days off. Please pay close attention to the calendar. This week there will be no classes on Wednesday (Veteran's Day) and Friday (school improvement day).
I would like to thank all of our veterans and their families for giving of their time, and in some cases, their lives, to protect our country.
On a completely different topic, I, along with the Alderman's office, have received several complaints about speeding traffic, rolling through cross walks, blocked alley ways, cutting through alleys and other traffic violations around Waters during drop off and pick up. While we are a neighborhood school, there seems to be a lot of families who drive to school. Please be respectful of our neighbors. This includes: not blocking alleys that neighbors need to access to park in their garages; cutting through the alley to avoid traffic; or failing to stop at the crosswalks. There are children everywhere and it is all of our responsibility to keep them safe. The Chicago Police Department will be establishing an increased presence around Waters to cut down on these types of illegal acts.
Please be sure to attend our parent teacher (PT) conferences next week Wednesday, November 18. If you haven't already signed up for a time to meet with your teacher, please reach out to them. We want to see all of you at PT conferences.
– Ms. Crespo