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Oct. 3, 2016

Kindergarten Apple Run

Watervliet kindergarten students line up for the start of the annual Apple Run that was held this year on Friday, Sept. 30. View Photo Gallery

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Food for Fuel program helps alleviate weekend hunger

A new program called Food for Fuel kicked off last week providing dozens of students at risk of hunger with healthy food to eat over the weekend. The program is a collaborative effort between the Watervliet Civic Center and the elementary school. Read more


Watervliet firefighters visit WES for Fire Prevention Week

Lt. Scott Rentz and Firefighter Tim Delisle visited Watervliet Elementary School to share fire safety tips with students. View photo gallery


Lockdown drill completed at WES

The district completed a lockdown drill at WES this morning in collaboration with the Watervliet Police Department. These drills are intended to help students understand what they would need to do in the event of an emergency, and help school officials and first responders be prepared. This is one of several safety drills the school district must conduct each year by law.


Meet members of the elementary school team

Learn more about the support staff members who greet students (and their parents) each morning at Watervliet Elementary School. Read more


Welcome Back WES!

Watervliet Elementary students from UPK through grade 6 returned to the classroom on Wednesday, Sept. 7 as the 2016-17 school year got underway. View Photo Gallery


Reminder about Sept. 7 kindergarten program

Kindergarten students and their parents are invited to a brief orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 7 before their first full day of school on Thursday, Sept. 8. The program consists of a classroom visit where students can meet their teacher and drop off their school supplies. Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the kindergarten program and expectations for the year, while their children participate in activity time. Following the orientation, parents and students can tour the school and meet administrators and instructional support staff. View the  kindergarten program flyer for details


Watervliet elementary students eligible for free school breakfast & lunch this year

With the start of school in September, all elementary students in the Watervliet City School District will be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch at school regardless of family income. The district has been approved for Watervliet Elementary School to participate in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) for the 2016-17 school year. More information


Welcome Back Letter from Principal Lewinter

Watervliet Elementary School Principal Mrs. Loida Lewinter shares important dates and information with WES families to prepare for the start of the 2016-17 school year. Read Mrs. Lewinter's Welcome Back Letter


Reminder about summer reading

The WES Reading Department reminds students to read this summer! Literacy experts have long encouraged students to read during the summer because it reinforces literacy skills developed throughout the school year. Reading for enjoyment is a practice that helps children increase their vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Before returning to school in September all students should read 2-4 books of their choice. More information


School supply lists available

See what supplies your students will need for school this fall by grade level: kindergarten grade 1 grade 2 grade 3 grade 4grade 5 grade 6grade k-2 self contained grade 3-4 self contained grade 5-6 self contained


Students, staff enjoy Field Day 2016

WES hosted its annual Field Day on Friday, June 17, offering students and staff a break from the classroom to enjoy the beautiful weather and participate in activities including relay races, hula hoop challenges, parachute games, tug-of-war competitions, face painting and more. View Photo Gallery


UPK Graduation 2016

Congratulations to the Universal Pre-kindergarten students who graduated from the UPK program on June 20. View photo gallery


Elementary students observe life cycle, then set butterflies free

After observing them grow from tiny caterpillars, second grade students released their Painted Lady Butterflies into the wild on June 7. Read more


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Oct. 27

1/2 Day Professional Development for staff, WES dismissal 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 29

WES PTA Halloween Dance Grades 4-6,  6-8 p.m.

Oct. 31

WES Halloween Parade



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