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Sept. 3, 2014

New school year underway at WES

On Wednesday, September 3 Watervliet Elementary School teachers, support staff and administrators welcomed UPK through grade 6 students to the first day of the 2014-15 school year. View photo gallery

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WES students collecting food donations for community

The Watervliet Elementary School is currently hosting a Food Drive to benefit Sacred Heart of Mary’s. Students are asked to bring in non-perishable food items to help combat hunger in their community. More information


2014 Kindergarten Apple Run

Annual autumn event offers exercise, fun for kindergarten students. View photo gallery 


Math Night is October 9

Math Night + Parents = Homework Support Children Need
Math education has changed significantly in recent years. What and how mathematics is taught is very different than many parents recall from their own school experience. If you have questions about how best to help your child with his or her math homework, please plan to join your childs teacher for Watervliet Elementary Schools Math Night on Thursday, Oct. 9 to learn tips and strategies for helping children with their homework. View flyer (PDF)


Peaceful Bus program drives positive behavior for WES students

On September 26, Watervliet Elementary School’s Character Education group led staff and students through the Peaceful School Bus program during which students reviewed school bus rules and discussed behavior that is appropriate and inappropriate while riding the bus. Read more Photo Gallery


WES News and Notes October edition available online! Download newsletter


Students sign classroom pledges and school-wide Constitution

Watervliet Elementary School students recently celebrated Constitution Day, a federal observance established by Congress in 2004 to commemorate the signing of the Constitution on September 17, 1787. Read more


Dads Take Your Child to School Day

Dozens of fathers showed support for their children’s education by taking part in “Dads Take Your Child to School Day” at Watervliet Elementary School. Read more


Meet the Teachers Night for Grades 1-3 is Sept 15; Grades 4-6 on Sept. 17

Meet the Teachers Night for parents of students in grades 1-3 is tonight: Monday, Sept. 15. Parents of grades 4-6 students are invited to Meet the Teachers Night on Wednesday, Sept. 17. Please don't miss this important event for both parents and teachers. It provides parents an opportunity to meet your child's teachers and to learn more about the school and the curriculum, while it offers teachers a chance to meet parents and discuss expectations for the school year. More information (PDF)


WES News and Notes September edition available online! Download newsletter


Local organization seeks coats for children and adults in need

Coats for the Community is seeking donations of gently used coats to give to those who need them most. Coats can be dropped off at the Watervliet Elementary School, Watervliet Housing Authority or the Civic Center. View flyer


Attention Parents: Student drop-off/pick-up procedures

Student drop off and pick up procedures at WES remain the same as were in place last year. Please disregard the note in the welcome back letter that stated there is a change in procedures.
A reminder about morning arrival: The Watervliet Elementary School day starts at 8:35 a.m. In the interest of safety, students should not arrive at campus prior to that time because there is no adult supervision. If you are driving your child to school, you must keep them with you in the car until staff is outside. Walkers should plan their arrival to school for 8:35 a.m., as well. Thank you for working as partners with us to ensure a safe start to the school day.


Class assignments in the mail

Class assignment letters will be mailed Thursday, August 21. School opens for students on Wednesday, September 3. Due to construction, the building remains closed for any visits prior to school opening. The staff at Watervliet Elementary School is looking forward to a great school year. Enjoy your last week of summer vacation!


Transportation 2014-15

Transportation cards have been mailed home for students in grades K-6. Please call Roni O'Brien at 629-3224 if you have any questions. There are no changes to transportation all bus runs will remain the same for the 2014-2015 school year. Pick up times in Port Schuyler for high school students will remain the same: 7:15 a.m., 7:30 a.m., and 7:43 a.m. Elementary and high school arrival and dismissal times will remain the same, as well.


Kindergarten students to follow rolling schedule on first day of school

Kindergarten students will follow a rolling schedule during the first day of school — Wednesday, September 3. More information Download Flyer (PDF)

2014-15 school supply lists

School supply lists for the 2014-15 school year for Watervliet Elementary School students are now available. Kindergarten list | Grade 1 list | Grade 2 List | Grade 3 List | Grade 4 list | Grade 5 List | grade 6 list


Community organizations to host Back-to-School Picnic on August 16

Watervliet families can enjoy free hot dogs, a bouncy castle, climbing wall, and swimming! First 200 children (K-6) who attend the picnic with a parent will receive a free backpack with school supplies. View flyer for information


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WES Grade 6 Graduation 2014

Sixth-graders celebrate the completion of their elementary years during a formal ceremony on June 25. view photo gallery


2014 Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

Watervliet Elementary School kindergarten students celebrate accomplishments, friendships during year-end ceremony. View photo gallery


WES Field Day photos! View photo gallery


Congratulations UPK graduates and families! View photo gallery of the June 23 Universal PreK Moving Up ceremony.




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Oct. 31

Halloween Parade

Nov. 3

Parent Teacher Conferences, 6-8 p.m.

Nov. 4

Staff Development Day:
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Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 7

Kids of Character Celebration

Nov. 11

Veterans Day: No School

Nov. 18

PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m., WES Cafeteria

Nov. 20

Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 p.m., WJSHS Conference Room


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