Important Reminders

Dismissal Safety Reminder

For the safety of our students and families, please do not park on the corner of New Street and Hall Avenue at dismissal. The buses are unable to pass safely, and neither is a firetruck. As you are well aware, this could present a very dangerous situation for our neighbors and children.


Bus Reminder:

Please be advised that it is illegal and dangerous to pass school buses 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


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 Mari Doyle 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 Mari Doyle at 914-793-6130, ext. 5502. Thank you, in advance for your cooperation.


HOME ACCESS CENTER

HAC is an online parent portal that will give you timely access to relevant educational information pertaining to your child. 

https://hac.lhric.org/HomeAccess/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=%2fHomeAccess%3fSiteCode%3dechEastchester&SiteCode=echEastchester

    Announcements

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    Waverly Wave
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, June 7, 2020, 3:04 PM
     

    • Waverly Wave! -Thursday, June 25th. Be sure to see the schedule below. Each grade has been divided into two groups.

    This final sendoff for our students will provide children and staff an opportunity to safely say farewell to one another. Staff will line up and you will be able to drive through the Waverly bus circle and receive cheers from us! 


    While there will be many staff members in attendance, and all are invited to join in, we ask that you note that not all staff members will be able to attend. Please honor and respect the needs of our staff at this time.


    Important notes:

    • Families will enter the ICS upper parking lot from White Plains Road at the times shared below.

    • EPD will escort us from the upper parking lot to the route along Main Street and into the Waverly bus circle. 

    • We ask that there be one car per family, and that all families arrive by car and remain in their car for the entire route. 


    For our first graders, this will be a great time to wear your “Quarantine” t-shirt sponsored by the PTA. For our kindergarten students, we encourage you to wear your Waverly shirt, or another red shirt. 

    As noted above, cars will enter the upper ICS parking lot from White Plains Road during the following times: 


    FIRST GRADE and students from Arita, Cavalli and Rosenkranz

     

    §  Group 1: 9:15 a.m. (Cars begin lining up at ICS at 9 a.m.)

    Borowsky, Chiappelli, Demos, Garrett, Saraco, Arita, and Rosenkranz 

     

    §  Group 2: 10 a.m. (Cars begin lining up at ICS at 9:45 a.m.)

    Kelly, Koller, Schwartz, Vaughan, Zuzolo, Cavalli

     

    KINDERGARTEN

     

    §  Cohort 1: 10:45 a.m. (Cars begin lining up at ICS at 10:30 a.m.)

    Batz, Dragonetti, Engborg, Falcone, and Torres

     

    §  Cohort 2: 11:30 a.m. (Cars begin lining up at ICS at 11:15 a.m.)

    Mastocciolo, Soares, Tine, Tortorella, Ullrich


    We look forward to seeing you for the “Waverly Wave!”



     
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    Kindergarten Alphabet Celebration
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, June 7, 2020, 3:02 PM
     

    • Kindergarten Alphabet Parade- Submit by Wednesday, June 17th at 3 p.m.

    (Video will be distributed on Friday, June 19th)

    Kindergarten students are invited to participate in creating a short video displaying a “costume” related to their assigned letter. For example, if your child received the letter “Rr,” they can dress up as a rabbit, a race car driver or a rainbow! Using items from home is surely best! It can be a wonderful example of recycling, another R word! Be sure to refer to the letter from your child’s classroom teacher for additional information and a link to record the video. My letter is “X.” Can you guess what I will be?



     
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    First Grade Moving Up Concert!
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, May 31, 2020, 9:12 PM
     


    • First Grade Moving Up Concert- Monday, June 22nd, at 10, 10:45 & 11:30 a.m.

    Get your red Waverly shirt ready! Another Waverly tradition, this concert marks the culmination of two years of musical experiences. Families are invited to join in and sing songs with their first grader that they have learned with Mrs. Ness. In addition to the special songs we’ll sing, we will also share videos crafted by our teachers especially for our rising second graders. A link for the event will be provided. We have divided the group into three in an attempt to create a more personal experience. 

    We will sing the following songs, and utilize the schedule below:

    • America The Beautiful

    • I Like Waverly

    • This Land is Your Land

    • Word of the Month Medley

    • S.O.A.R. Song- Moving Up Edition


    §  Group 1: 10 a.m.

    Borowsky, Chiappelli, Demos, first grade Arita, and Rosenkranz students

     

    §  Group 2: 10:45 a.m.

    Schwartz, Vaughan, Zuzolo, first grade Cavalli students

     

    §  Group 3: 11:30 a.m.

    Garrett, Saraco, Kelly, and Koller



     
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    Waverly Wave
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, May 31, 2020, 9:11 PM
     


    • Waverly Wave! -Thursday, June 25th, starting at 9:15 a.m. for First Grade and 10:30 a.m. for Kindergarten

    This final sendoff for our students will provide children and staff an opportunity to safely say farewell to one another. Staff will line up and you will be able to drive through the Waverly bus circle and receive cheers from us! Additional details, including a route and schedule will be sent to you this week. 


    While there will be many staff members in attendance, and all are invited to join in, we ask that you note that not all staff members will be able to attend. Please honor and respect the needs of our staff at this time.


    For our first graders, this will be a great time to wear your “Quarantine” t-shirt sponsored by the PTA. For our kindergarten students, we encourage you to wear your Waverly shirt, or another red shirt. We ask that there be one car per family, and that all families arrive by car and remain in their car for the entire route. Additional details will follow regarding the route and schedule. 


    We look forward to seeing you for the “Waverly Wave!”



     
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    2020/2021 Kindergarten Registration
    by Jennifer Batz - Friday, April 17, 2020, 6:52 PM
     

    To Prospective Parents: 

    Calling parents of the class of 2033! My name is Mari Doyle, and I am the principal of Waverly School. I am writing to encourage you to register your school-age child now for kindergarten. 

    Allow me to tell you a little about Waverly. It’s truly a wonderful place. It is where youngsters come to learn and explore, have thoughtful conversations, make friends, make mistakes and grow. We are very excited to welcome our newest students to our school. 

    Registration is open to all children who reside in Eastchester and will turn five by December 1, 2020. If your child’s fifth birthday is after September 1, 2020 and you have any concerns regarding your child’s readiness for kindergarten, I encourage you to contact me. You can register your child now for kindergarten. Registration information and forms are available at 

    https://district.eastchesterschools.org/m2/mod/dataform/view.php?d=1&view=1&eids=80 &ret=9 

    On behalf of the Waverly staff, we look forward to welcoming your family to Waverly. 

    Most Sincerely, 

    Mari K. Doyle 



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    What If❤
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, April 13, 2020, 11:22 AM
     

    Good Monday Morning,

    I hope this email finds you well and safe. I received the text below from a colleague and I thought it was important to share. At present, many of us are overwhelmed with the "what if" scenarios we play out in our heads with regard to the health of our loved ones, the education of our students and even the state of the economy. When I received this email, I couldn't help but smile, and I hope it does the same for you.
    Be Well,
    Mari

    What if?  ❤️️

    If they cancel the rest of the school year, students would miss 2.5 months of education. Many people are concerned about students falling behind because of this. Yes, they may fall behind when it comes to classroom education...

    But what if...❤

    What if instead of falling “behind", this group of kids are ADVANCED because of this? Hear me out...️❤️

    What if they have more empathy, they enjoy family connection, they can be more creative and entertain themselves, they love to read, they love to express themselves in writing?❤️

    What if they enjoy the simple things, like their own backyard and sitting near a window in the quiet? ❤️

    What if they notice the birds and the dates the different flowers emerge, and the calming renewal of a gentle rain shower? ❤️️

    What if this generation are the ones to learn to cook, organize their space, do their laundry, and keep a well run home? ❤️

    What if they learn to stretch a dollar and to live with less? ❤️

    What if they learn to plan shopping trips and meals at home? ❤️️

    What if they learn the value of eating together as a family and finding the good to share in the small delights of the everyday? ❤️

    What if they are the ones to place great value on our teachers and educational professionals, librarians, public servants and the previously invisible essential support workers like truck drivers, grocers, cashiers, custodians, logistics, and health care workers and their supporting staff, just to name a few of the millions taking care of us right now while we are sheltered in place? ❤️

    What if among these children, a great leader emerges who had the benefit of a slower pace and a simpler life to truly learn what really matters in this life?❤️

    What if they are AHEAD? ❤️

    Warmly, Mari K. Doyle


     
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    First Grader Winter Concert on Friday, December 13, 2019
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, November 25, 2019, 12:55 PM
     

    Winter Concert Song Lyrics


    Dear First Grade Families,

    The First Graders will perform a Winter Concert on Friday,

    December 13, 2019 in the Waverly gymnasium. The snow date

    is December 16.

    Classes will perform at the following times:


    9:30am- Garrett, Kelly, Koller, Chiappelli, Saraco,

    Zanzano-Arita, Rosenkranz

    10:30am- Schwartz, Borowsky, Demos, Zuzolo,

    Vaughan, Cavalli

    This packet contains the lyrics to the concert songs so that

    students can practice at home. Please note that some songs

    are not sung by all classes.

    On the concert day, children may wear festive attire of any

    color. Kindly do not include hats or large hair accessories.

    Please contact me with any questions.

    -Mrs. Ness, music teacher

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    ELA Night Welcomes Tish Rabe
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, October 21, 2019, 10:41 PM
     

    I am thrilled to announce we have added a twist to English Language Arts Night. On Thursday, November 7th, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. we invite parents to join us for an hour of presentations from Waverly teachers on strategies to help your child develop as a reader. 

    Now to the twist… You can bring your Waverly child! While you are hearing a presentation from our teachers, your child will be able to enjoy a special performance from the singing author, Tish Rabe. This special event is brought to you by the  PTA, supported by your Cultural Arts dollars. 

    Space will be limited! We encourage you to register TODAY! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444a4ae28a5fa7-elanight2

    In addition, you can purchase books from the signing author. Be sure to check out the order form to purchase a personalized book by Ms. Rabe. The order form will be available under “Announcements” on our website. 

    Here are a few key details:

    • The author event is for Waverly students only! We will not be able to accommodate siblings. 

    • Parents will enter through the main door and leave students in the gym to go to their assigned classroom to begin the workshop. 

    • You will be able to order books written by Ms. Rabe. Personalization is available on the order form. 

    • You do not need to purchase a book to attend the event, nor do you need to attend the event to purchase a book!


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    Waverly First Grade Winter Concerts
    by Jennifer Batz - Monday, October 21, 2019, 12:36 PM
     

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    Dear First Grade Families,

    The first graders and I are looking forward to performing a concert for you on December 13, 2019 (snow date December 16) in the Waverly gymnasium.  Classes will perform at the following times:

    Image result for music note9:30am- Chiappelli, Garrett, Kelly, Koller, Saraco,

                      Zanzano-Arita and Rosenkranz (1st grade students)

    Image result for music note10:30am- Borowsky, Demos, Schwartz, Zuzolo, Vaughan,

                           and Cavalli (1st grade students)


    On the concert day, children can wear festive attire of any color with comfortable, flat shoes (sneakers if they have P.E. that day). Please do not include hats or large hair accessories.


    Please contact me with any questions- kness@eastchester.k12.ny.us

    We look forward to singing for you!


    -Mrs. Ness, music teacher



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    Math Activities for First Grade
    by Jennifer Batz - Sunday, October 13, 2019, 5:08 PM
     

    First Grade Math