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
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
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
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 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
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.
WES Grades 1-3 Meet the Teacher Night, 6 p.m.
WES Grades 4-6 Meet the Teacher Night, 6 p.m.
Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., WJSHS Conference Room
Half Day for Students, P.M. Staff Development
WES UPK and Kindergarten Readiness Night, 6-7 p.m.