Sept. 7, 2016
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 4 │grade 5 │ grade 6 │ grade 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
Meet the Teacher Night, Grades 1-3, 6 p.m.
Meet the Teacher Night, Grades 4-6, 6 p.m.
PTA Welcome Back Night, 6-8 p.m.
Kindergarten/UPK Readiness Night, 6 p.m.
Staff Professional Development Half Day, WES dismissal 11:30 a.m.
PTA Teacher Breakfast, 6-8 p.m.
Kindergarten Apple Run
Emergency Early Release Drill, all students dismiss 15 minutes early
Columbus Day - No School
PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., WJSHS Conference Room