Watervliet Elementary School masthead
What's happening heading

picture of students on the first day of school

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

Top stories heading graphic


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


UPK program heading
Elementary Events heading

September 19

Meet the Teacher Night, Grades 1-3, 6 p.m.

September 21

Meet the Teacher Night, Grades 4-6, 6 p.m.

September 23

PTA Welcome Back Night, 6-8 p.m.

September 28

Kindergarten/UPK Readiness Night, 6 p.m.

September 29

Staff Professional Development Half Day, WES dismissal 11:30 a.m.

September 30

PTA Teacher Breakfast, 6-8 p.m.

Kindergarten Apple Run

October 7

Emergency Early Release Drill, all students dismiss 15 minutes early

October 10

Columbus Day - No School

October 11

PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

October 13

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



Activity Calendar


Quick links heading