Register for Girl Scouts
Any interested girls from grades K to 8th are invited to register for Girl Scouts at our local community troop which meets at Queen of Angels in the Voss Community Center bi-weekly during the school year. The Daisys and Brownies meet every other Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. and the Juniors and Cadettes meet every other Wednesday from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Daisys is for girls in Kindergarten and 1st grade (20034), Brownies for girls in 2nd and 3rd grade (20092), Juniors for 4th and 5th graders (21397), and Cadettes is for 6th to 8th graders (25587). The girls have the option of joining the troops for horseback camping in the fall and an additional camping trip in the spring.
We are always looking for volunteers to help run the troops, so please let us know if you or someone you know would like to get involved. Please email Colleen Herman if you have any questions about the troops or would like to be connected with a current leader.
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 – CPS Garfield Park Office, 4;30 to 6:30 p.m.
CPS Parents and Guardians of Diverse Learners will review (SSM) and Procedural Manual The Office of Diverse Learner Supports + Services (ODLSS) will be reviewing the electronic IEP system, or Student Services Management (SSM) tool, and the ODLSS Procedural Manual with Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to get parent/guardian input. The SSM tool will be demonstrated so parents/guardians can weigh in on revisions and proposed updates. All participants must register in advance. See flyer for more details.
Family and Community Engagement
2018-2019 School Year – Online
The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Office Family and Community Engagement in Education (FACE2) provides services and programs to help cultivate and maintain healthy working relationships between stakeholders in CPS, including parents, families, community members and educators. Their programs include Parent Leadership Network meetings and workshops as well as Parent Universities and volunteer program. Subscribe to their mailing list to receive information about events for the 2018-19 school year – indicate you are a Waters parent or community member in Network 2.
Cub Scout Pack 3894 and Boy Scout Troop 894 want to thank the community for providing its feedback on family scouting. An overwhelming majority was in favor of girls being let into our programs led by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and Queen of Angels' Father Jim has blessed this decision. Although the BSA has had co-ed programs for many years, bringing girls into their main programs is in line with the rest of the world, where Scouting has been co-ed for decades. It is important to mention that Girls Scouts at QofA is not being replaced. Girl Scouts USA is a separate organization from BSA, although we often work together. In fact, girls of our community will have the choice of joining the Girl Scout program or the BSA program … or both!
Starting this fall, girls can form all-girl dens for Cub Scout Pack 3894. Additionally, the Cub Scout program will be expanding to include kindergartners. In February 2019, Boy Scouts program will be updated and all-group troops (ages 11-17) can be formed. For more info, contact Cubmaster Charles Marsh or Lyzette Austen for BSA.
Thank you for supporting all our Scouting programs!
Free Summer Meals
Monday, June 25 - Friday, August 24 – Roosevelt High School
Free summer lunch will be offered at Roosevelt High School, 3436 W. Wilson, this summer, Monday through Friday from 10:30 to 12:30. There will also be health and wellness outdoor activities provided. Please see this flyer for more details.
Free summer meals are part of the Summer Food Service Program sponsored by the United States Department of Agriculture and administered by the Illinois State Board of Education. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Questions, please contact Ms. Alvarez.
New Student Registration
Do you have an incoming kindergarten student for the 2018-19 school year? Know of neighbors and friends within the Waters boundaries who are planning to send their children to Waters next school year? Get the word out and encourage any family with new students to register for Waters. Early registration is vital in helping the administration plan for classroom and staff assignments. You will need to bring proof of your child's age and two documents showing your current address. Immunization records are also required prior to the start of school. Learn more about required documentation and health requirements. The office will be open this summer generally from 9:00 a.m. to noon., but anyone needing to register should call first to check or make an appointment.
Wilson Avenue Bridge Closure
Monday, June 11 –Monday, July 23
CDOT will be closing the Wilson Ave bridge over the river to make needed repairs this summer. The bridge is scheduled to be closed to vehicular traffic between 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. from June 11 to June 17 and permanently closed to vehicular traffic from June 18 to July 23. One side of the bridge will remain open for pedestrians during the project. Please plan your route accordingly and allow additional travel time.
Items will be posted online as soon as possible during the week – usually within 24 to 48 hours. To be included in the Thursday email roundup, please complete the submission form by midnight the prior Sunday.