- by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez.
A recent article in the Personal Health column of the NY Times discussed the importance of spending time outside stating, "Americans are suffering from an acute case of 'outdoor deprivation disorder,' and the effects on physical and mental health are rising fast.”
At Waverly, we do our best to ensure that children enjoy outdoor recess every day. However, student safety is our highest priority which means that there may be times when going outside is contraindicated. Here is how we make our decisions during the winter months:
- If the temperature and wind chill is above 32 degrees, students will go outside
- If the temperature and wind chill is slightly below 32 degrees, students may take a brisk walk around the building and will spend the remainder of their recess indoors
- If there is precipitation, or if the temperature and wind chill is below 30 degrees, students will enjoy indoor recess activities
The decision to hold recess indoors or outdoors, based on these criteria, are made by cross-referencing several weather related websites. In some cases, our school nurse will also consult with other nurses in our district to maintain consistency, although weather patterns can vary greatly from one location to the other, and our students are the youngest in the district.
When inclement weather necessitates that students stay inside for recess, the children enjoy a variety of activities which include coloring, reading stories, playing board games or engaging in moderately active games in the hallway or classroom.
Please keep in mind that children should be dressed appropriately every day in the event that we do go outside. Please also note that we would welcome your donations of building blocks (e.g. Legos, Lincoln Logs, etc.) as well as Matchbox type cars, which are always in high demand. Thank you, in advance, for your continued support and cooperation.
Important Winter Concert Information
- White from the waist up (any type of white shirt or sweater)
- Blue from the waist down (could be blue jeans, pants, or skirt)
On Saturday December 6th the PTA held its third annual Winter Wonderland Family Event. We had an exceptional turn out so thank you to all the families that attended and participated.
We would especially like to thank the Japanese Parent Association, headed by Wakako Suzuki and Tomoe Imamura, ...Read the rest of this topic
As of now the PTA has 359 members which includes 36 faculty members and 323 families. THANK YOU to all who have joined. THANK YOU to all who have joined. If you haven't taken the opportunity to join, you can send in your form and payment via backpack mail to "Patricia Connaire Waverly PTA."
Forms were enclosed in your summer packet or can be downloaded from the Waverly PTA website. The first two classes who reach 100% membership will receive an ice pop party courtesy of the Waverly PTA.
Due to limited supply, calendars will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
To order, please download and print this file and complete the form at the bottom of the page. Send with a check/cash via backpack in an envelope marked "School Calendar”
Any questions, please contact Maria Liosatos.
Please download this file and fiill in the form at the bottom of the page and send in with $15 check ONLY made payable to Waverly PTA.
Please address envelope to Waverly PTA-Winter Wonderland.
Any questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, December 6, 2014
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
(snow date December 13th)
$15 per family
Come and enjoy a special day filled with face painting, crafts, games, prizes, and origami courtesy of the JPA
- Refreshments and assorted baked goods including bagels, donuts, coffee, and hot cocoa
- Please take the time to stop by Mrs. Casey's Scarf Boutique where all proceeds go to benefit our wounded veterans
Plus you won't want to miss the entertainment starting at noon......
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