This page is designed to give parents information regarding upcoming events at Waterloo Elementary School.
Parent Teacher Conferences February 16 Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on February 16. The third conference night is for teachers to request conferences with specific parents. If your child's teacher did not request a conference with you, he/she does not need to meet with you at this time. If you are concerned regarding your child's progress, you can either call the teacher or send an email to check on your child's progress or concerns.
Gradelink - Have you checked lately? Parents can check their child's progress and current grades/homework completion by using the link to Gradelink. If you have lost or forgot your password to Gradelink, please call Mrs. Coontz so we can print it out again for you. This is a valuable tool for you to keep track of not only grades on tests/homework, but also with homework completion and upcoming projects/tests.
Valentine's Day Parties Valentine's Day Parties will be held on Friday, February 10. Each homeroom has a different time so please check with your child's homeroom teacher for party times.
NO SCHOOL on February 17 (Waiver Day - professional development for teachers) and February 20 which is Presidents' Day
PTO Fun Run The annual PTO Fun Run will be held the week of February 21 through the 24. We will be sending home with students more information regarding this event.
PTO Box Tops and Campbells Soup Labels So far this year we have raised $1614.10 in box tops. Great Job!! The next deadline to submit box tops is Feb. 29th. The winning class for box tops so far is Mrs. Besaw. The winning class so far for soup labels is Mrs. Nekola. There are several other classes that are right up there with these classes. Keep up the good work and keep sending in your box tops and labels they are adding up!
Kindergarten Registration/Screening for 2012-2013 Kindergarten packets are now ready for pick up at the elementary school office during office hours (8:30 - 2:00). The child must be age five by August 1, 2012 to be eligible for Kindergarten and a resident of Waterloo Local School District. Parents can also call for an appointment for Registration/screening which will be held on March 28 and 29, but must also come to the office to receive a packet. The packet will give you all the information that you need including registration papers, skills to work with child to be ready for Kindergarten, and documents needed for registration. All forms in the packet must be completed and returned for your child's screening appointment along with the required documentation.
Daily Car Rider and Occasional Car Rider Information We will be using the same procedures as we did for 2nd semester of last school year for car riders.
AM DROP OFF Parents will drop students off at door #10 (up from the playground) of the elementary school. Parents should not drop students off earlier than 7:40 in the morning. Students will go to the library to wait to be dismissed to class or breakfast.
PM CAR RIDER Parents will receive car tags for each of their students. Please place the car tag in the passenger side window. Parents may start forming a line around the playground no earlier than 2:15 PM. Please leave the crosswalk to the playground OPEN. We will start calling names at 2:35 PM and then release your child to you when you reach the pick up point. The entire process takes 15 minutes at the most. Please do not line up in the lane before 2:15 PM.
DAILY CAR RIDERS Please fill out the form which will be in your first day packet if you are planning on picking up your child daily or the same days every week.
OCCASIONAL CAR RIDERS Parents who are picking up their child(ren) for just that day need to call into the elementary office by 1:45 PM and state your child's name, number, and who will be picking up the child. We will then create a list and distribute this list to the teachers daily.
EMERGENCY SITUATIONS Only in emergency situations will parents be allowed to sign out their children in the elementary office.
Parents please follow the established system by waiting in the lane in the back of the building. This is for the safety of your children. Please be patient and drive slowly.
Closed lunches to parents for First and Second Grade This year first and second graders are sharing the lunch room. There are only enough seats for the students so only these two lunch periods are closed for parents to eat lunch with their child. Thank you for your understanding.
Gradelink - Online tool for parents The Waterloo Local School District has begun to use Gradelink, an online grade program, this school year for grades 1-12. It is our hope that Gradelink will enhance our communication with you in regards to student academic progress. It's important to note that this program is another tool to assist you in monitoring your child's academic progress and is not meant to replace direct communication between teachers and parents when needed.
Our expectation is that Gradelink will be updated weekly by our teachers, provided there is information to update. Please note that it is not realistic in most cases for teachers to receive an assignment or test, grade it, and have it entered into Gradelink the same day. Grades, as seen in Gradelink, are a snapshot in time and we will continue to send home quarterly interim reports and report cards. With Gradelink, you can also configure e-mail alerts for grades. To access this information, please use the log in information sent home with your child.
SUPER VIKES - Positive Behavior System for 2011-2012 SUPER VIKES
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Waterloo Elementary School staff will be implementing a new positive behavior support system this year. The staff has worked all last school year to create a system that not only clearly explains what behaviors are expected, but also to give incentives for displaying those stated behaviors. Students will be given clear directions and training on these behavior expectations along with information for parents. Students will be trained in what it means to be each of the listed behavior expectations in all settings of the building including classroom, hallways, playground, restroom, cafeteria, and assemblies.
Be Respectful Be Responsible Be Cooperative Be Safe Be Kind
Teachers and students will keep track of their daily behavior in a behavior log book. There will be a sheet for each month of the school year. It is very important that students keep track of the log book because all incentives are awarded from that log. Do not lose your behavior log book. If students earn the required number of days for displaying the expected behaviors, he/she will earn the incentive for that time frame.
There will be incentives for each of the following time frames: Weekly Monthly Year End Event
The reward for January is a build a snowman day. We are waiting for some snow! If we do not get any, we will put in alternative reward for the month of January.
The reward for February is Beach Wear Day which will take place on March 2. Students need to earn 17/19 green days or 89% to be eligible for the reward.