- by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez.
It was wonderful to see literally hundreds of parents at our Open House on Wednesday evening! Whether you are a new or returning family, I trust that you enjoyed meeting our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Walter R. Moran III, Board of Education Trustee and Waverly Liaison, Dave Carforo, your PTA executive leadership and, of course, your child's teachers.
Realizing that you may have been overwhelmed with the volume of information presented in such a short time frame, I wanted to recap some of the content from my opening remarks. Once again, here are the three things you can do to support your child's learning at Waverly:
As mentioned at Open House and in the Parent University brochure you received, "The amount and degree of parent involvement is the most influential factor in determining students' success in school.” Please be sure to mark the 10 core events in your calendars. Remember, the total amount of time needed to participate in all ten "Core Events” is less than 10 hours per year (or less than 1% of the time your child will dedicate to his or her education this year.)
Praise Effort Rather Than Ability
We all know that it is important to praise children for their work and accomplishments. However, numerous studies, and especially the work of Carol Dweck in her book, Mindset, have shown that how we praise children is equally important. Dweck found that children praised for ability tended to question their intelligence when they experience challenges, whereas children who were praised for effort simply felt they needed to try harder when they experienced those same obstacles in their learning.
Play is a vital component of chid development. Children can and should be encouraged to participate in activties which will provde them an outlet for exploration and cognitive challenge. So, let's commit to less television watching and more Legos!
I firmly believe that the coalescence of great teachers and involved families will lead to successful students. We look forward to working collaboratively with you to ensure your child reaches his or her maximum potential.
Thanks to everyone who has joined the PTA. We now have 392 members and we thank you for your continued support. If you would still like to join the Waverly PTA, please print out a membership form from the Waverly PTA website and send it with your payment via back pack mail to "Patricia Connaire PTA Membership." If you have any questions, you can send an e-mail to her.
Lisa Grabowski, one of the Vice Presidents of Ways and Means of the Waverly PTA planned a wonderful outing for all Waverly families to a minor league baseball game. On Saturday, June 14, approximately fifty Waverly families gathered at Provident Bank Park in Pomona, New York to watch the Rockland Boulders play in an exciting minor league baseball game. This was a wonderful outing for all Waverly families that attended the event! Go Boulders!!
All first grade students and their families are invited to attend the First Grade Moving-Up Picnic on Tuesday, June 24 at 1:00 PM. This special event for first grade students will celebrate the time that they have spent at Waverly.
June 24 is a half-day for all Waverly students. Dismissal will ...Read the rest of this topic
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2014-2015 Eastchester Schools Kindergarten Registration
For children who turn five years of age on or before December 1, 2014
Call for a registration appointment: 793-6130, ext. 4777.
Appointments begin November 12, 2013 and are ongoing through March 2014
If you still have questions, call Registrar at 793-6130, ext. 4777.
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The Waverly School is a district-wide kindergarten and first grade school. The developmentally appropriate program is exploratory and "hands-on" in nature, and is designed to promote each child's social, emotional, physical and intellectual growth. Curiosity and the joy of learning are emphasized to develop life long learners. We teach basic skills, strategies, concepts, and critical thinking skills meeting the learning needs of all children as they begin their educational experience in Eastchester.
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