*C.A.P.E. After-school Programs Begin
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7
*High School Information Night – Annex 6:00 p.m.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12
*NO SCHOOL (Columbus Day)
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13
*LSC Meeting – Annex 6:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15
*Health Forms Due
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23
*Coffee with Crespo – Teachers Lounge 8:30 a.m.
LETTER FROM PRINCIPAL CRESPO
This past week we held our annual Curriculum Night at Waters. I want to thank our staff for hosting and sharing their syllabi with you. If you were unable to attend the evening, all syllabi will be posted on our grade level classroom pages on our school website at www.waterselementary.org. A special thank you to WatersToday for arranging childcare with proceeds supporting our 8th graders Washington DC trip.
On Wednesday we will host our annual High School Information night at 6 p.m. in the Annex. This meeting is especially important for all 8th graders and their parents however we strongly encourage 6th and 7th grade students and parents to attend. It is never too soon to begin planning for high school.
And a reminder that the deadline for Medical forms is October 15. Please help Waters school reach 100% compliance and turn in your child's health forms. Failure to do so will exclude your child from attending school.
Both Tuesday/ Thursday programs are full and no longer accepting applications. There are still spots available for the following programs; these classes start on Monday, October 5 and student must bring in the permission slip found here.
Monday/Wednesday 3:15 -5:15 p.m. Room 210
Grades 3-6 with Mrs. Ramos & Ms. Rodriguez
Monday/Wednesday 3:15-5:15 p.m. Room 107
Grades 1-3 with Ms. Mihalkova & Ms. Rhyme
Monday/Wednesday 3:15-5:15 p.m. Room 111
Grades 4-8 with Mr. Bradford & Mr. Jesse
Adult ART/ESL Parent Program
The class will begin will begin on Tuesday, October 6th
Tuesday/Thursday 8:20-10:20 a.m.
HELP WATERS SUSTAIN THE ECOLOGY AND MUSIC PROGRAMS
Through the Annual Give to Waters fundraiser, we hope to raise enough money to support
the Ecology program, to enable a full-time Music program, to provide lunchtime/recess supervision, and so much more.
The recommended pledge is $500 per family but please donate at any amount that best suits your family. Everyone can be a part of supporting our school, and every dollar makes a difference in the educational experience of our children. Donate today.
BILUNGUAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Congratulations to the newly elected members of the Bilingual Advisory Committee!
President – Mariuxi Benitez
Vice President – Esthela Chungata
Secretary – Melissa Rojas
Representative – Viviana Rivera
Alternate-Representative – Mika Obana Changet
Alternate-Representative – Alejandra Gonzalez
Questions, contact Nilsa Alvarez
3rd/4th Grade Girls Basketball Opportunity
Deadline Thursday, October 15, 2015
We are gauging interest for Girls' Basketball. In the past, Waters has had a 3/4 mixed team in the N.B.L. (coached by Lori Roberts). This year we are able to have 3rd and 4th grade teams if there is enough interest and a 4th grade parent willing to volunteer to coach. Please contact Sandi Barlow if your daughter is interested in playing or if you are willing to coach 4th grade. The deadline for entering a team is October 15th.
Waters Garden/Field Trips
See the entire week’s schedule on Mr. Leki’s blog.
Due October 15
Health and immunization requirements and have been updated for 2015-16, so please be sure to double-check that your child is in compliance. (Spanish) Parents of new students or 6th grade students should have their health care provider complete this form and return to the main office.
FIRST COFFEE WITH CRESPO
Friday, October 23
Teachers’ Lounge – 8:30 a.m.
Coffee with Crespo (8:30-10:00 a.m.) and Espresso with Crespo (6:30-8 p.m.) provide opportunities for the Waters community to meet in a smaller, more informal, discussion environment with Principal Crespo. Evening events will be held in the Annex, morning events will be held in the Teachers’ Lounge. You must register to attend as sessions are limited to 10 people. More information here.
LOST AND FOUND
In the next few weeks, Lost & Found parent volunteers will set up the Lost & Found system. Stay tuned!
ONLINE STUDENT ART GALLERY
New families: You should have received a permission form to display your child's artwork on Artsonia, an online “student art museum” that showcases artwork from students all over the world. Parents, grandparents, and family members can order prints, mugs, jewelry, and more with your child's creative inspirations on them, and 20% of the proceeds comes back to support our art program! Learn more.
The Waters website, provides most, if not all, school-related information you may need. If you can't find what you are looking for, contact LSC Communications Chair, Erica Smith.
Sync the Waters Google Calendar to your own Google calendar. A snapshot of the calendar can be found on the home page.
WatersToday has a new website with fundraising information and volunteer opportunities. Stop by Waters Today.
For up-to-date news and events about the Waters community, check out the Waters Community and Events Facebook page.
Want to volunteer? Email Kathleen Matuszewich
Have a pledge or donation to make? Email Rick Bolliger
Want to Receive Ecology updates? Email Peter Leki
Have school-related news to share or want to subscribe to Waters Green Notes? Email Cookie Silvia
Have ideas, time or funds for Waters fundraising efforts or just want to keep up on fundraising volunteer opportunities? Email Sandi Barlow Stone
For general questions or concerns, email the Waters Today Board