Recent CPS News
Wednesday, March 1– Borelli's Pizza 5:00-9:00 p.m
Want to try something new for Hump Day and support our wonderful school? Come out to Borelli's at 2124 W. Lawrence Ave. this Wednesday, March 1, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Borelli's will generously donate 20% of all sales for dine in or carry out between those hours to WatersToday. So mark your calendar and please spread the word. See you there!
Big Night Planning Meeting
Thursday, March 16 – Location TBD 8:00 p.m.
We are in the midst of planning for the Big Night fundraising event and our next planning meeting is on Thursday, March 16. Please join us to hear about what we've been planning thus far, if you're interested in volunteering on the decoration or entertainment committee, or just want to meet other parents -- all are welcome! Location of this meeting is still TBD. If anyone is interested in hosting this meeting or if you do plan to attend please contact us.
Also, don't forget to buy your tickets for Big Night that are currently on sale! Find out more about Big Night.
Waters Variety Show Auditions
Monday, March 27 and Tuesday, March 28 – 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Audition forms due: March 13
The Variety Show audition forms have been distributed to all interested students and may also be accessed here. Audition forms are due by Monday, March 13, and may be placed in an envelope outside Ms. Garcia's office (room 313) or be given to Ms. Garcia in class. Please do not turn forms in to the office.
Summer Sports and Fun with Mr. Orlov
For Incoming 4th–8th Graders
July 10–August 18 at Waters School
Mr. Orlov will be offering his summer program again this year focusing on volleyball, basketball, outdoor games, wet n' wild games, etc. The program, held at Waters School, is for incoming 4th-8th grade students. These students received the full flyer of information this past Wednesday. A lot of fun was had last summer with this program and we all look forward to another awesome summer! Contact Mr. Orlov for more information.
Cardboard Needed for Art Classes!
Drop off in Main Office
Week of February 20
Don't recycle that cardboard ... UPCYCLE it! We are reclaiming flat cardboard in the art room this week for our upcoming study of Outsider artist Amos Ferguson. All sizes are welcome, but please cut down any boxes if you can. Cardboard should be thin – cereal boxes, cracker boxes, pasta boxes, snack boxes and the like, not shipping boxes. Children will need to be able to cut it on their own.Please drop it in the main office or have your child deliver it to the art room. We will be collecting cardboard for the next week. All students who are in art will also need to bring in a piece of cardboard (free-choice on size). Thank you for your support! Contact Mrs. Vecchioni with any questions.
Any Office Depot
Online or in store
Office Depot will contribute 5% of every school/office supply purchase (not including technology, furniture, ink/toner) to the school. If you order online, simply look for the box at the end to fill in the school (it's under Thomas J Waters if you have to search) or just plug in the ID of 70031168. If you are shopping in person, you will likely need to bring the number in with you. You may also link to the purchase to our school after the fact as long as it is within the current redemption quarter.
A Night Out with Mr. Bradford
Wednesday, March 1 – Old Town School of Folk Music 8:30 p.m.
Thanks to everyone who came out last week to see Friends of the Gamelan at Old Town! We enjoyed great Indonesian music by a great local group. It was very interesting and exciting hearing and seeing so many different instruments on stage.
Our next installment of ”A Night Out with Mr. Bradford” will be next Wednesday with a performance by Tamar Ilana & Ventanas. Singer/dancer Tamar Ilana has lived and breathed traditional Mediterranean and Balkan music from girlhood, traveling and performing with her ethnomusicologist/singer mother. Her trans-Mediterranean ensemble Ventanas, founded in 2011, fuse passion and intimate dialogue, embracing the varied instrumental and melodic traditions of North Africa, the Balkans, Turkey and Spain to create fresh interpretations and original songs.
Please join us! Reserve your FREE tickets online.
I hope to see as many families as possible there!
Right At School Midwinter Special
Right At School Bargain Pricing
Friday, February 17 – Friday, March 10
Right At School is running a free two week promotion in our area. From February 17 – March 10, families can register for programs and they'll receive the value of two weeks off their FIRST bill – so there is an immediate reward. No coupon needed – families just call customer service at 855-AT-SCHOOL (855-287-2466) and ask for the free two weeks.
Big Night 2017
Saturday, May 6 – Dank Haus 7:00-11:00 p.m.
Join us for the the biggest Waters fundraiser of the year. You'll enjoy a live auction, raffles, games, party sign ups, food, drinks, live music and some amazing company!
Admission is $50 per person until April 6. Don't forget your tickets for drinks/raffles/games and make sure you check out our new unlimited drinks option! Buy tickets now.
NEW this year: Online Auction Prior to Big Night
This way we spend less time on our phones at Big Night! You can now also invite family, friends and neighbors to participate in our 10-day long online auction event. Find out more.
All proceeds directly benefit Waters' students. We're hoping to raise $70K to help support the ecology, music, art and sports programs at Waters.
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