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Oct. 31, 2016

Halloween 2016

Watervliet Elementary School students dressed as superheroes, witches, vampires, zombies, Disney princesses and other creatures to march in the annual Halloween parade on Monday, Oct. 31. View Photo Gallery

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11.28.16

Pasta dinner & learning fair offers help with study skills and one less meal to plan!

Watervliet Elementary School will host an informational night of learning and parent teacher collaboration on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Parents are invited to join elementary teachers to learn strategies and techniques that can be used at home to help children build math and reading skills, as well as good study habits. Childcare for school-aged children will be available. After the learning, stay and enjoy a delicious pasta dinner courtesy of the food service department! View flyer for details & fill out and return the participation form (page 2) to your child’s teacher

11.22.16

Kindergarten students celebrate Thanksgiving

Kindergartners celebrated Thanksgiving a few days early with their teachers and friends. View photo gallery

11.21.16

Grade 5 students elect class leaders from among a dozen candidates

Fifth graders at Watervliet Elementary School experienced a real-life lesson in the democratic process recently when they elected a class president from among 12 of their peers. Read more Q&A with Grade 5 Team

11.10.16

Meet members of our elementary school team

Learn more about staff members who often work behind the scenes supporting our students in the library, cafeteria and school offices at Watervliet Elementary School. Read more

11.10.16

Parent Technology Survey

The Watervliet City School District is seeking feedback from K-12 parents that will help determine upgrades to classroom technology. Please be sure to complete the survey (it will take about 5 minutes) by November 18. Go to survey links

11.8.16

Results of grade 1 mock election are in!

Find out which candidate would win the 2016 presidential election, as decided by Watervliet first-graders. Read more

11.7.16

November newsletter

The WES News & Notes for November is available online. Download your copy here.

10.31.16

Grade 3 students get their hands dirty for science project

Third-graders at Watervliet Elementary School don’t seem to mind getting their hands a little dirty – and most have conquered any fear of worms they may have had — all in the name of science. The students are working in pairs or small teams to learn about composting, nature’s way of recycling biodegradable materials. Read more Q&A with Grade 3 Team

10.31.16

Halloween 2016

Watervliet Elementary School students dressed as superheroes, witches, vampires, zombies, Disney princesses and other creatures to march in the annual Halloween parade on Monday, Oct. 31. View Photo Gallery

10.26.16

Elementary water testing results

The district has received results of water testing at Watervliet Elementary School which detected actionable lead levels in three of the 105 samplings taken. More information

10.17.16

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

10.14.16

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

10.4.16

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.

10.3.16

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

9.28.13

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

9.7.16

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

8.31.16

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

8.24.16

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

8.12.16

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

7.19.16

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

7.7.16

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

6.23.16

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

6.20.16

UPK Graduation 2016

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

6.9.16

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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Dec. 2

Picture Re-take Day

Kids or Character Celebration, 2 p.m.

Dec. 3

WES PTA Breakfast with Santa, 8:30 a.m.

Dec. 8

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., WJSHS Conference Room

Dec. 13

Learning Fair & Pasta Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m.

WES PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 15

WES Winter Concert, 7:00 p.m.

Dec. 16

WES School Concert/Ugly Sweater Contest

Dec. 21

First Trimester Report Cards sent home

Dec. 26-Jan. 2

Holiday Recess - NO SCHOOL

Jan. 3

Classes resume

 

 

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