Important Reminders

Bus Reminder:

Please be advised that it is illegal and dangerous to pass school busses when they have their red lights flashing.


Attendance Rules:

Please click here for instructions on what to do if your child is absent.


Important Documents

Please download each of the documents below for your reference:

A Parent's Guide to Curriculum: Kindergarten and First Grade
Waverly's Parent University


No Candy in School

Parents, please remember that students are not permitted to bring candy to school. The details of our practices at Waverly School are outlined on page 9 of the Family Handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Jeff Melendez at 914-793-6130, ext. 5502.


No Cars in the Bus Circle

Unfortunately, a number of parents have been observed entering the bus circle before 9:00 AM and while students are unloading from busses. In addition, some cars have passed school buses while their lights were blinking which is illegal and a moving violation. For the safety of our students, please be sure to use the Hall Avenue entrance if you are dropping off your child before 9:00 AM. If you arrive after 9:00 AM, you will need to find alternate parking and escort your child into the school. The details of our practices at Waverly School are outlined on page 5 of the Family Handbook. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call Jeff Melendez at 914-793-6130, ext. 5502. Thank you, in advance for your cooperation.

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    PTA General Meeting
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:02 PM
     

    Monday, April 18, 7:30 pm

    Join us for the spring PTA General Meeting in the Waverly Cafeteria. We will be discussing the upcoming school budget vote, spring planting and beautification day, and a planning for a spring family social. Hope to see you there!

     
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    Yearbooks and Booster Ads
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:01 PM
     

    The Waverly PTA is now taking orders for the 2015-2016 Yearbook. The yearbook is a great way to preserve your child’s memory of their Kindergarten and 1 st grade experience. Our yearbook is filled with candid photos of classroom activities and school events, as well as individual and class photos.

    For more information, visit the yearbook page on the PTA website.
     
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    Town of Eastchester Summer Camp
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Sunday, April 17, 2016, 2:01 PM
     

    Registration Information:

    Starting on Friday, April 8th we will have a one week early bird registration week with many opportunities to sign-up early and save:

    All registration will take place at Eastchester Town Hall:

    Friday, April 8th 7:00PM – 9:00PM (Community Room)

    Monday, April 11th-Friday, April 15th 8:30AM - 4:30PM (Recreation Office)

    **Sign up by April 15th to receive a significant savings for Summer Camp 2016**

    Please see the "Waverly Announcements" attachment in the Whisper

     
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    Tenth Annual Dancing with “OUR” Stars / Sixth Annual Cupcake Wars
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:59 PM
     

    Friday, April 29th (Doors open at 6:30pm for Cupcake Wars - Show starts at 7:30pm)

    These events are sponsored by the Eastchester High School Sophomore Class as a fund raiser for Gilda's Club of Westchester, the cancer support group named after Gilda Radner, Saturday Night Live star. Here are the details:

    • $10 donation/admission
    • Dance competition between 18 couples made up of teacher/student and student/student
    • Special performance by a group of EMS teachers and other highlights
    • Guest performance by Irish Step Dancers from the Hendry School of Irish Dance
    • Martine's Bakery and Chantilly Bakery will be judging the cupcakes (made by staff/teachers districtwide)
    • Chances for concert tickets, sporting events and raffle prizes

    Other surprises

    WIN JUSTIN BIEBER CONCERT TICKETS: JUSTIN BIEBER -“World Purpose Tour 2016” Tuesday, July 19, 2016 @ MSG -7:30pm (See Announcements Attachments in Whisper)

    SPONSOR A HAT! One of our school families, the Devir Family (CMD3 is their logo), is crocheting and sewing 200 hats for sale ($20 each). Both the hats and the proceeds will go to Gilda's – the hats will be given to chemotherapy patients! Hats can be made in honor of a cancer survivor or a loved one. There will be a wall of donors displayed that evening. (See Announcements Attachments in Whisper)

     
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    Middle School PTA Clothing Drive
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:56 PM
     

    Saturday, April 30

    No need to step out of your car – students will take the bags from you! We get $$ for each pound of clothing we collect! Donated items are sent to needy areas of the world.

    Kindly put all items in a sealed plastic bag

    We collect:

    • Wearable & Usable Clothing (Men, Women & Children)
    • Shoes, Belts, Handbags
    • Linens (Bedding, Curtains, Towels)
    • Stuffed Animals
    • Hard Toys (Except NO large toys like play kitchens or swings)

    Sorry NO books!!

     
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    Mo Willems Exhibit at The New York Historical Society
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:53 PM
     

    Do your kids love Mo Willems and his whimsical and silly stories? The New York Historical Society presents The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems. The exhibition brings together original art, sketches, and inspirational drawings from Willem's most popular series, plus stand-alone classics such as Leonardo the Terrible Monster and That is NOT a Good Idea!.

    Running March 18 – September 25. Click here for more information about the Mo Willems Art Exhibit.

     
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    Cultural Arts Corner
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:53 PM
     
    Do you know about the Cultural Arts Program? Attached to this week’s whisper, you will find our newly launched Cultural Arts Corner Newsletter. The Waverly PTA works hard to provide enrichment programs for all of the students of Waverly, and we wanted you to know about it! See the newsletter attached to this week’s whisper or click the attachment below:
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    SchoolBee-Online Directory
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Sunday, April 17, 2016, 1:52 PM
     

    Our online directory is up and running! It’s a great website that you can take with you anywhere. All families should have received a link to their information in SchoolBee. Each individual is responsible for keeping their information up to date. If you are not a member of the PTA, you will only have access to your own information. PTA members are able to access information for all students, classes, and faculty.

     
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    First Grade Outing - New York Hall of Science
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Friday, March 18, 2016, 8:08 PM
     

    $60 for 1 child and parent/adult, $30 for each additional family member

    Click here for the flier

    The cost includes transportation by bus from Eastchester Middle School to the Hall of Science and back to the Middle School, entry to the museum for one child and one adult. Buses will be leaving from the Eastchester Middle School at 9:30 a.m. for an approximate arrival time of 10:00 a.m. We will return at approximately 1:45 p.m. We ask all children to be at the school by 9:00 a.m. to ensure a timely departure. The cafeteria will be available to the group for lunch at 12pm. Food will be available for purchase at the museum, or feel free to bring a packed lunch. We hope to see all Waverly First Graders at what promises to be a fun day out!

    RSVP HERE before Monday, March 28. *Due to the necessity of purchasing tickets and arranging bus transportation, late RSVPs cannot be accepted.

     
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    Kindergarten Outing - Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
    by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez - Friday, March 18, 2016, 8:07 PM
     

    $60 for 1 child and parent/adult, $30 for each additional family member

    Click here for the flier

    The cost includes transportation by bus from Waverly to the Intrepid and back to the Eastchester Middle School, entry to the museum for one child and one adult, and a scavenger hunt. Buses will be leaving from the Eastchester Middle School at 9:30 a.m. for an approximate arrival time of 10:30 a.m. We will return at approximately 1:45 p.m. We ask all children to be at the school by 9:00 a.m. to ensure a timely departure. We do nothave a scheduled lunch stop, although food will be available for purchase at the museum. Otherwise, feel free to bring a packed lunch. We hope to see all Waverly Kindergarteners at what promises to be a fun day out!

    RSVP HERE before Monday, March 21. *Due to the necessity of purchasing tickets and arranging bus transportation, late RSVPs cannot be accepted.