Is your child missing an article of clothing or a lunchbox? We know it's not always easy to get to the school to look through the lost and found. So if you know what might be missing drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll look for you. If we find the item, we'll do our best to return it to your child's classroom. And please always label your children's clothing, footwear and lunchboxes. Labelled clothing tends to make its way home more often...
The Waters Local School Council (LSC) will convene tomorrow morning, September 28, at 8:00 a.m. specifically to review the budget adjustments made by CPS according to enrollment numbers on the 10th day of this school year, and to vote to approve the new balanced budget. The next regular LSC meeting will be held Tuesday October 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Annual Give to Waters
Monday, September 26
Bigger Kids playground 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
The Annual Give to Waters is our kick off fundraiser to fund programs not supported by the CPS budget. We need to raise $100,000 for Waters Elementary School through this Annual Give campaign in order to support:
Together, we can help improve our children’s educational experience. The money we raise through the generosity of Waters’ parents, family and friends is essential to the success of the school. Any donation amount makes a difference. Thank you for your support. Donate today.
Join us on Monday,September 26 from 7:30 a.m.- 8:30 a.m. near the bigger kids school playground if you have any questions. Or just stop by to lend support and grab some free coffee to help kick off the Annual Give campaign!
Ms.Soto's second-grade class has two projects on DonorsChoose right now. DonorsChoose makes it quick and easy to help teachers with supplies and other needs in their classroom. Here's what Ms. Soto needs help with:
Booking To The Future
Can you remember how awesome it was when you had the chance to read a good book at school? I want my students to have that same chance. My students are avid readers and these books will add to our library and their experiences. Find out more and donate.
Code to the Future
The goal of this project is for students to be as excited about computer coding as they are about art and recess. We need five computers with touch screens that will be used to learn how to code as well as to teach students how to program computers. Find out more and donate.
Your help is much appreciated! Questions, email Ms. Soto
Chicago Public Schools has issued a letter to parents regarding
the possible Chicago Teachers Union strike.
Read the letter here.
Wednesday, October 5 – Old Town School 8:30 p.m.
Make sure you sign up to join us for our outing Wednesday, October 5 at 8:30 p.m. to see Peru Jazz at Old Town. It's free, so sign up! It'll be a fantastic night of music.
Waters Annual Craft Market
Saturday, December 3 – 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Applications Due Saturday, October 1
We invite newcomers and small-scale Etsy vendors to showcase their DIY talent! The Waters Craft Market supports the students at Waters. Hundreds of neighbors, families and friends come together to attend this annual market for food, fun, community, and shopping.
Waters’ Craft Market is a juried event. A table fee of $65, collected upon acceptance, covers event costs. You keep 100% of sales proceeds. Applications are being accepted until October 1st. Notification of acceptance will be issued via email by October 15th.
How to Apply.
Cross Country Running Team
Fifth through Eighth Grades, Boys and Girls
Wednesday, September 21 – Waters Gym 3:20 p.m.- 4:15 p.m.
Waters boys and girls in grades 5-8 are invited to join the Wildcats Cross Country Team. Runners will practice on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:20-4:15 p.m., with meets on Thursdays and Saturdays. The first practice is this Wednesday, September 21 and the last meet is Saturday, October 29. Please fill out this parent consent form and bring it to the first practice, and be sure to bring your running shoes and plenty of water! Questions, contact coach Julie Leung or coach Sandi Barlow. See the flyer.
Garden Night Drum Circle
Wednesday, October 5 – Waters Garden 5:00 p.m.
Our first Drum Circle at Garden Night was a big success! This week, bring any percussion instrument(s) or other type of instrument to participate. See you there! Questions, email Mr. Bradford.
Click here to subscribe to Green Notes, our weekly email newsletter, put together by our school's fundraising group, WatersToday. An edition of Green Notes comes out every Thursday during the school year with the latest school news, volunteer and fundraising information, and invitations to community events.
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.