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June 10, 2014

Target awards $500 in new books to WES library/media center

Watervliet Elementary School recently received a "Books for Schools Award" from the Target Corporation, and as part of the award, four volunteers from the Niskayuna Target visited second grade classrooms to read several of the new books to students. Read more

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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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Sept. 2

Staff Orientation/Professional Development Day

Sept. 3

First Day of School for UPK-Grade 6 (Rolling schedule for kindergarten)

Sept. 12

School Pictures Day

Sept. 18

Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., WJSHS Conference Room


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