- by Dr. Jeffrey Melendez.
Although I am sure everyone is looking forward to the well desreved winter recess, it is also my pleasure to inform you that, Tuesday, February 24th, will be our 100th day of school! For our students and staff, this waypoint is particularly exciting because it opens the door to connect numeracy with many other academic concepts. On the 100th day, teachers will facilitate activities and discussions which require students to count, read, find and move in (literally) a hundred different ways. Here are just a few examples of how learning transpires around this very predictable, yet monumental event:
Students will read books about the 100th day of school and the concept of 100, learn a poem about 100 days in kindergarten, play math games and conduct investigations into the number 100, create a class book about the 100th day of school, make and wear necklaces and headbands with 100 items, count out 100 objects in groups of 10, count by tens to 100 to complete a dot-to-dot picture, identify and locate numbers in a number puzzle to find out the hidden number (which is 100), locate the number 100 and highlight it in a poem, try to dribble a ball, jump over a rope, toss and catch, shoot a basket, kick a soccer ball, and hula hoop 100 times, see how far 100 steps can take them, and create elaborate dioramas of 100 items.
With all this great learning, many teachers even go so far as to hold 100th day "Museum Walks” or "100th Day Parades” which allow students to see the amazing things their contemporaries have created and will adorn the walls of our hallways. As always, our staff gives 100%, making the 100th day at Waverly a real spectacle.
The Waverly PTA would like to thank the following volunteers who helped make the Sweetheart Dance the great success that it was!
They are: Arlene Hyland, Maria Liosatos, Jackie Kelly, Allison Solano, Alison Vetrini, Nora Flynn, Erin Murray, Carrie Milaccio, Lauren Mascia, Lauren Hagerty, Julie...Read the rest of this topic
Please send in any Labels for Education and/or box tops that you have been collecting by Friday, February 27th. Please put them in an envelope or Ziploc bag with your teacher's name on it (the class with the most box tops will get an ice pop party). As a result of our last submission, we raised over $500!
Thank you to everyone who has been clipping and sending in your labels and box tops. This money goes a long way to support the assemblies and cultural arts programs we bring to Waverly.
Please contact Alisa Schilo with any questions.
A big thank you to the following volunteers for all your hard work that made Movie Night a great success: Arlene Hyland, Jackie Kelly, Allison Solano, Lauren and Keith Hagerty, Alison Vetrini, Susan Gaines, Andy Bellach, Patricia Connaire, Serene Saab, Kristen and Tony Versaci, Peter McLoughlin, Ava Liosatos, Olivia West, Maria and Chris Liosatos and anyone else who helped throughout the event.
An extra special thank you to Dr. Melendez, Tony Hanson, Hortencia Solano, Henry Romero and Tommy Cloidt, without whom this event could not happen!!
By now, you should have received your directories. If you would like to become a member of the PTA and obtain a copy of the directory, please send in, via backpack mail, the attached form together with your payment to Patricia Connaire/ PTA Membership.
*Remember the first 3 classes to reach 100% membership will receive ice pop parties.*
Sweetheart Dance Saturday, February 7, 2015 The Sweetheart Dance is the perfect opportunity for your child to share a dance with that special someone (mother, father, aunt, uncle, neighbor, etc.) There will be two sessions: K- 10:15am-11:45am; 1st- 12:45pm-2:15pm. (See attached form). RSVP date is February 5th. We apologize, but we cannot accept walk-ins and siblings are not allowed. The snow date is February 14th.
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