Our 5/6th grade girls' volleyball season wrapped up this week with a season of 2 wins and 2 losses. The girls did a wonderful job, with their skills noticeably improving each day. Mrs. Barta thanks all of the parents and families for their support this season. She wishes everyone all of the best and also sends out a huge thank you to all of the girls, parents, families, Mr. Kurz, and Mr. Orlov who participated in the Parent/Daughter volleyball game that was held on October 28th.
Waters Lost & Found is back. We have a new cabinet and parent volunteers are ready to help belongings find their owners.
UNCLAIMED CLOTHING PICKUP
Thursday November 5
Lost and Found area, near Kinder hallway – 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Friday November 6
Lost and Found area, near Kinder hallway – 3:30-4:30 p.m.
There is an overflow of clothing that has remained unclaimed. Next Thursday and Friday afternoon two volunteer parents will set up 1-2 tables in the lost and found area and lay out the unclaimed items. Kids and parents can come by the Lost & Found each of those days after the bell rings to find their stuff. Volunteers will stand by the tables to assist and bag the items up each day. Any unclaimed items after Friday will be taken to a donation site on Monday, November 9.
NEW LOST AND FOUND PROCEDURE
The new procedure to manage the cabinet on an ongoing basis will be 1-2 volunteers coming in at least two times per week, once to tidy up the cabinet and fold or sort items on shelves or into bins, then again Friday to bag unclaimed items and take for donation. Due to the somewhat limited space we anticipate having to take items away for donation 2-3 times per month instead of once per month as we did last year.
Free Pre-Tryout Clinics
Monday November 2
Monday November 9
Waters Gym – 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Monday November 16
6:30 – 7:30 PM (No cost)
Teams will be announced on November 17 by 5:00 p.m. The fee for the season will depend on the number of players. Practices will be on Monday nights starting on November 23 in the Waters gym from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Our season begins on January 4, 2016 and runs through March 27, 2016.
Please email Waters4thgradebasketball@gmail.com with your players name if he plans to attend the Pre-Tryout Clinics and Tryouts. (Or he can just show up at 6:00 p.m. at the gym on Monday).
More information on the Waters team here. Northside Basketball League information here.
Monday, Oct 26 – Pajama Day
Wear your PJs to school! And each class begins the spooky door contest: prize goes to the best one!
Tuesday Oct 27– Crazy Hair Day
Show off a funky hair style!
Wednesday, Oct 28 – Mix and Match Day
It doesn't matter how mixed up you are, wear what you please today.
Thursday, Oct 29 – Sports Day
Kick! Spike! Run! And scream! Wear your favorite sports jersey today.
Harvest Day for K-3rd: Petting Zoo, Face painting and pumpkins!
Friday, Oct 30 – Halloween
Today is your day to be someone else. Spooky or not, dance your heart out.
Halloween Parade –8:45 a.m.
Halloween Dance Times:
Kindergarten 9:15-9:45 a.m. Annex
1st Grade 9:15-9:45 a.m. Gym
2nd Grade 9:50-10:30 a.m. Gym
3rd/4th Grade dance – $1 – 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Gym
5th/6th Grade dance – $3 –12:30-1:30 p.m. Gym
7th/8th Grade dance – $3 – 1:30-3:00 p.m. Gym
Photo courtesy Katherine Patnode
Carolyn Dean, a Waters parent, noticed that Waters had a fish tank, but thought it needed some love. Her family started cleaning the tank over the summer with a Python hose purchased from Oak Park Natural Pet & Fish
The store owner worked with Carolyn to acquire bigger fish to fit the 75 gallon tank at Waters. The new fish at school include rainbow fish, red-eye tetras, harlequin rasboras, catfish, a pearl gourami, a yo-yo loach, a Siamese algae eater, and a bristlenose pleco. Carolyn does a partial water change and cleans the filter every few weeks to keep the aquarium clean and healthy for the fish.
Thanks Carolyn and family!
Tuesday, October 27
Room 112B (Art room) – 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Families are invited to create handmade papel picado for our upcoming Día de lo Muertos Pop-Up Gallery and Parent Ofrenda. All students K-8 are invited to attend with their parents. This is a free activity to make traditional folk art from Mexico. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please email Mrs. Vecchioni.
Our 5th/6th grade boys soccer team tied 2-2 on Friday against Boone. Great job boys!
Photo by Alan Shortall
On November 3rd from 6 to 7:30pm the 3rd & 4th Grade Girls Basketball tryouts will be held in the gymnasium. All girls interested are invited to tryout - 14 girls are allowed on the roster. The roster will be posted by the end of the first week of November.
Team commitment includes attending an hour to hour-and-a-half practice once a week and games on Friday nights. Schedule and other details will be posted once available.
A team fee is applicable and a waiver required from all players - details to follow. Contact Sandi Barlow for details.
Harvest Day is Thursday, October 29, 2015. All Kinder, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classes will participate in the festival. Harvest Day activities include a pumpkin patch, face painting, a petting zoo and for certain grades, a roasted potato feast. Please help us put on a great event for the kids by volunteering. Sign up here now.
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