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Oct. 29, 2014

WES third-graders explore Watervliet Public Library

On a crisp autumn morning, third grade classes enjoyed a healthy walk to visit the Watervliet Public Library. Read More

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11.26.14

WES News and Notes December edition available online! Download newsletter

11.26.14

Sixth-grader's writing recognized at statewide conference

The New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Executive Board selected Watervliet student Shanzeyh Hussain's essay the winner in the grades 4-5 category of its annual statewide essay contest. Read more

11.24.14

Hot off the presses: The Shooting Star

Check out the new edition of The Shooting Star, Watervliet Elementary School's newspaper produced by the student council. Download The Shooting STAR

You are invited to help the Watervliet Public Library celebrate the 50th birthday of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 22. Please stop by the library to register or call 274-4471. Registration is required! Information

11.19.14

WES annual Food Drive nets 1,395 items

Students collected nearly 1,400 food donations for the community during Watervliet Elementary School's annual Food Drive, surpassing the school's original goal of 1,000 Read more

11.14.14

Mrs. Webster's fourth-grade class release new video edition of News and Notes

Mrs. Websters fourth graders have completed their next news and notes video that describes all they are learning in their core subjects and special classes. View video

11.10.14

WES third graders receive free reference books from Elks

Every third grader at Watervliet Elementary School recently received a special gift that will help them become better learners: a copy of their own personal dictionary. Read more

11.10.14

WES Lockdown Drill Complete

This morning, a lockdown drill was completed at Watervliet Elementary School. The drill was conducted in cooperation with the Watervliet Police Department. These ongoing safety drills are required by the New York State Education Department, and provide good practice for students and staff in the event of a real emergency. The safety of our students and staff is a priority, and drills are an important way to practice and improve protocols and procedures.

11.7.14

Sixth-grade student proposes weekly meat-free menu option in support of the environment

Starting Friday school lunches at Watervliet Elementary School in November will be free of a specific ingredient: meat. Sixth-grader Dezmond Rohenez proposed the initiative, called Meat Free Fridays at WES, which encourages students and staff members to refrain from eating meat one day a week in an effort to help protect the environment. Read more

11.3.14

WES News and Notes November edition available online! Download newsletter

11.3.14

Whats new with Mrs. Webster's fourth-grade class? Find out in this new video edition of News and Notes

Mrs. Websters fourth graders have completed their second video news and notes. View video

10.31.14

Disney princesses, super heroes rule at this year's Halloween Parade

Watervliet Elementary School students celebrated Halloween with classroom activities and the schools annual Halloween parade. View photo gallery

10.23.14

Wear a hat to school on October 30, help support classroom libraries!

One of WES’s goals this year is to ensure that as many children as possible receive books and have access to books. One way to do that is through the All for Books program. With a $1 donation, students can wear their favorite hat to school on Thursday, October 30! All proceeds from Hat Day will go toward purchasing more books to expand our classroom libraries. More information Download flyer

10.23.14

WES physical education challenge for September: 40-yard dash

Coach Lane and Coach Hotaling engaged all elementary students in a monthly challenge during physical education class. September’s challenge was the 40-yard dash. Congratulations to all students who won certificates of achievement for their performance in the 40-yard dash. View pictures

10.22.14

Grade 4 students debut news and notes video, discuss what they are learning

Mrs. Websters fourth graders have been working hard at completing their first video news and notes. View video

10.20.14

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

10.10.14

2014 Kindergarten Apple Run

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

10.9.14

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)

10.1.14

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

9.24.14

WES News and Notes October edition available online! Download newsletter

9.19.14

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

9.17.14

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

9.15.14

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)

9.8.14

WES News and Notes September edition available online! Download newsletter

9.8.14

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

9.3.14

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

8.25.14

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.

8.21.14

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!

8.13.14

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.

8.11.14 

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

7.25.14

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

7.1.14

Sign-up for Parent Today ... today!

The award-winning Parent Today e-newsletter is available to families in the Watervliet City School District. Sign up to receive this free e-newsletter today! Read more

6.25.14

WES Grade 6 Graduation 2014

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

6.24.14

2014 Kindergarten Moving Up Ceremony

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

6.24.14

WES Field Day photos! View photo gallery

6.23.14

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

 

 

 

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Nov. 25

DEAR Day (Drop Everything And Read)

Nov. 26-28

Thanksgiving Break: No School

Dec. 5

Kids of Character Celebration

Dec. 9

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

Dec. 11

WES Winter Concert, 7 p.m.

 

 

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