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Oct. 13, 2017

WES students learn about fire safety and prevention from city firefighters

Local firefighters visited Watervliet Elementary School to share fire safety tips with students during assemblies in recognition of Fire Prevention Week. Read more about fire safety assemblies view photo gallery

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Heritage Night postponed until spring 2018

PLEASE NOTE: Heritage Night scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 8 at WES has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled in the spring.


WES Halloween Parade 2017

Elementary School students dressed as witches, zombies, Disney princesses, superheroes and other characters marched in the schools annual Halloween parade. View Photo Gallery


WES students to Read for Ronald McDonald House in November

Watervliet Elementary students received a challenge for the month of November: Become reading warriors and help make a difference in their community through the Read for Ronald McDonald House program. more about Read for Ronald McDonald House at WES


Safety drill complete at WES

A lockdown drill was completed successfully at Watervliet Elementary School on Monday, Oct. 23. This safety drill provides practice for students and staff in the event of a real emergency.


Mark the Date: November 15 is Chipotle Grade 6 fundraiser

Help support Watervliet Elementary School’s grade 6 class trip by dining at Chipotle in Latham on Wednesday, November 15, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Bring in the flyer (link below), show it on your smartphone or tell the cashier that you are there to support WES and Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds that night to our grade 6 students. Download copy of Chipotle Flyer


Parents invited to annual Meet the Teacher Nights

Watervliet Elementary School hosts Meet the Teacher Nights on Tuesday, Sept. 19 and Wednesday, Sept. 20. More information about WES Meet the Teacher Nights


New law requires 5-year-old children in the city to attend school

Five-year-olds in Watervliet will be required to attend kindergarten under legislation signed by Governor Cuomo on Sept. 13. Read more about the legislation


2017-18 school year gets underway

A little rain did not dampen the spirits of teachers and staff who welcomed students to the first day of school on Wednesday, Sept. 6. View Photo Gallery


Welcome Back Message from WES Principal

Mrs. Lewinters welcome back letter includes important dates and information for parents, students and staff. Read letter


Classroom assignments available on Parent Portal

Elementary School classroom assignments are available on the Parent Portal. Go to the Parent Portal


Elementary School Supply Lists for 2017-18

Elementary school supply lists for grades K-6 are available online.

Kindergarten Grade 1Grade 2 Grade 3Grade 4Grade 5Grade 6 Cusack (K-1) Maes (1-3)Moran (2-4)



Summer learning gets underway with Watervliet’s Summer Academy

Summer learning is underway as the first day of the K-8 ExTRA Summer Academy found students engaging in reading, math, art and physical education activities. Read more about K-8 Summer Academy


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Nov. 17

Spirit Day

WES PTA Bingo for Books, 6:30 p.m.

Nov. 22-24

Thanksgiving Recess

Dec. 1

WES Picture Retake Day

WES Kids of Character Celebration, 2:00 p.m.

Dec. 2

WES PTA Breakfast with Santa, 8:00 a.m.

Dec. 4

WES PTA Little Shoppers Shoppe (through Dec. 11)

Dec. 5

WES PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Dec. 14

Board of Education Meeting, 6:00 p.m., WJSHS

Dec. 15

WES Ugly Sweater Contest

Dec. 19

WES Winter Concert

Dec. 20

WES 1st Trimester Report Cards Sent Home

Dec. 22

WES Spirit Day

Dec. 25-Jan. 1

Holiday Recess

Jan. 2

Classes resume


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