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Dec. 15, 2016

Pajama Day fundraiser nets more than 100 pairs of PJs for children in need

Elementary students had an opportunity to wear their favorite PJs to school on Friday, Dec. 9 to support a great cause. Read more

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2.15.17

WES to celebrate Read Across America Day with Andy the Music Man concert

Watervliet Elementary School students, parents and teachers are invited to celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a “Rock Concert” by resident UPK musician: Andy “The Music Man” Morse on Thursday, March 2, 6-7:30 p.m. in the WES gym. Learn more about Andy. In recognition of national Read Across America Day, every student is encouraged to read for a total of five hours and mark it on his or her reading log prior to the concert. Then at the “Rock Concert” students can enter their reading log (download here) into a drawing to win Dr. Seuss books, stuffed animals and/or the grand prize an Amazon Kindle Fire!

2.15.17

Math & Movement Family Fun Night set for March 15

Watervliet Elementary School will host its second annual Math & Movement Family Fun Night on Wednesday, March 15 beginning at 6 p.m. More information

2.15.17

Save the Date: Kindergarten registration is Wednesday, March 15

If you are a Watervliet resident and have a child who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2017, please call Watervliet Elementary School at 518-629-3400 to schedule an appointment to register your child for kindergarten on Wednesday, March 15. Required paperwork may be picked up in the main office prior to your appointment.
At registration you will turn in your completed paperwork. WES staff will work with your child as they go through a series of screening stations to learn more about them. Our specialists will then share the results with you. Download registration flyer registration information

2.8.17

Free STEM event for grades 4-8 girls at University at Albany

Girls in grades 4-8 are invited to an exciting Girls in STEM Event sponsored by the New York State Master Teachers Program! Girls will attend two dynamic, hands on workshops of their choice (details here) and a presentation from Nathalia Holt, author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, while they enjoy lunch. Parents are welcome to stay with their child. Space is limited for the event on Saturday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Event registration and other information is available here.

2.3.17

Kindergarten students mark February holidays with fun crafts and Super Bowl predictions

So, the groundhog saw his shadow meaning another six weeks of winter that did not stop Watervliet kindergarten students from celebrating the holiday with fun learning activities. View Photo Gallery

2.2.17

Study of one of the earliest civilizations offers grade 6 students many different ways to learn

The study of Ancient Egypt provided an opportunity to integrate learning across the curriculum, including science, English language arts, math, social studies and art. Read moreQ&A with Grade 6 Team

1.13.17

WES crowns 2017 spelling bee champ

Fifth-grader Jovanni George knows how tough the competition can be in the annual Watervliet Elementary School Spelling Bee after earning second place last year. This year's winner battled through 23 rounds before capturing the title. Read more

1.4.17

Thanks for supporting Adopt-a-Family

WES thanks the community members, organizations, staff and families who supported the Adopt-a-Family program this season. Together we were able to make the holidays special for 25 families and 65 children. Read more

12.23.16

Third-graders receive dictionaries courtesy of the Watervliet Elks

Third-grade students at Watervliet Elementary School received a special gift that they can use throughout their school career to become better learners: their own personal dictionary. Read more View photo gallery

12.19.16

Meet members of our elementary school team

Learn more about the food service staff who work behind the scenes supporting elementary students by preparing and serving school meals every day. READ MORE

12.15.16

Grade 4 students learn important skills thanks to small creatures

As part of the grade 4 science curriculum, students spend significant time studying animal habitats and behaviors. The fourth-graders are doing so with the help of African dwarf frogs and fiddler crabs that have become residents in their classrooms. Read moreQ&A with Grade 4 Team

12.13.16

WES lockdown drill

Students and staff practiced a lockdown drill at Watervliet Elementary School with assistance from the Watervliet Police Department this morning. More information

11.28.16

Pasta dinner & learning fair offers help with study skills and one less meal to plan!

Watervliet Elementary School will host an informational night of learning and parent teacher collaboration on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 5 p.m. Parents are invited to join elementary teachers to learn strategies and techniques that can be used at home to help children build math and reading skills, as well as good study habits. Childcare for school-aged children will be available. After the learning, stay and enjoy a delicious pasta dinner courtesy of the food service department! View flyer for details & fill out and return the participation form (page 2) to your child’s teacher

11.22.16

Kindergarten students celebrate Thanksgiving

Kindergartners celebrated Thanksgiving a few days early with their teachers and friends. View photo gallery

11.21.16

Grade 5 students elect class leaders from among a dozen candidates

Fifth graders at Watervliet Elementary School experienced a real-life lesson in the democratic process recently when they elected a class president from among 12 of their peers. Read more Q&A with Grade 5 Team

11.10.16

Meet members of our elementary school team

Learn more about staff members who often work behind the scenes supporting our students in the library, cafeteria and school offices at Watervliet Elementary School. Read more

11.10.16

Parent Technology Survey

The Watervliet City School District is seeking feedback from K-12 parents that will help determine upgrades to classroom technology. Please be sure to complete the survey (it will take about 5 minutes) by November 18. Go to survey links

11.8.16

Results of grade 1 mock election are in!

Find out which candidate would win the 2016 presidential election, as decided by Watervliet first-graders. Read more

11.7.16

November newsletter

The WES News & Notes for November is available online. Download your copy here.

10.31.16

Grade 3 students get their hands dirty for science project

Third-graders at Watervliet Elementary School don’t seem to mind getting their hands a little dirty – and most have conquered any fear of worms they may have had — all in the name of science. The students are working in pairs or small teams to learn about composting, nature’s way of recycling biodegradable materials. Read more Q&A with Grade 3 Team

10.31.16

Halloween 2016

Watervliet Elementary School students dressed as superheroes, witches, vampires, zombies, Disney princesses and other creatures to march in the annual Halloween parade on Monday, Oct. 31. View Photo Gallery

10.26.16

Elementary water testing results

The district has received results of water testing at Watervliet Elementary School which detected actionable lead levels in three of the 105 samplings taken. More information

10.17.16

Food for Fuel program helps alleviate weekend hunger

A new program called Food for Fuel kicked off last week providing dozens of students at risk of hunger with healthy food to eat over the weekend. The program is a collaborative effort between the Watervliet Civic Center and the elementary school. Read more

10.14.16

Watervliet firefighters visit WES for Fire Prevention Week

Lt. Scott Rentz and Firefighter Tim Delisle visited Watervliet Elementary School to share fire safety tips with students. View photo gallery

10.4.16

Lockdown drill completed at WES

The district completed a lockdown drill at WES this morning in collaboration with the Watervliet Police Department. These drills are intended to help students understand what they would need to do in the event of an emergency, and help school officials and first responders be prepared. This is one of several safety drills the school district must conduct each year by law.

10.3.16

Kindergarten Apple Run

Watervliet kindergarten students line up for the start of the annual Apple Run that was held this year on Friday, Sept. 30. View Photo Gallery

9.28.13

Meet members of the elementary school team

Learn more about the support staff members who greet students (and their parents) each morning at Watervliet Elementary School. Read more

9.7.16

Welcome Back WES!

Watervliet Elementary students from UPK through grade 6 returned to the classroom on Wednesday, Sept. 7 as the 2016-17 school year got underway. View Photo Gallery

8.31.16

Reminder about Sept. 7 kindergarten program

Kindergarten students and their parents are invited to a brief orientation on Wednesday, Sept. 7 before their first full day of school on Thursday, Sept. 8. The program consists of a classroom visit where students can meet their teacher and drop off their school supplies. Parents will have an opportunity to learn more about the kindergarten program and expectations for the year, while their children participate in activity time. Following the orientation, parents and students can tour the school and meet administrators and instructional support staff. View the  kindergarten program flyer for details

8.24.16

Watervliet elementary students eligible for free school breakfast & lunch this year

With the start of school in September, all elementary students in the Watervliet City School District will be eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch at school regardless of family income. The district has been approved for Watervliet Elementary School to participate in the Community Eligibility Program (CEP) for the 2016-17 school year. More information

8.12.16

Welcome Back Letter from Principal Lewinter

Watervliet Elementary School Principal Mrs. Loida Lewinter shares important dates and information with WES families to prepare for the start of the 2016-17 school year. Read Mrs. Lewinter's Welcome Back Letter

7.19.16

Reminder about summer reading

The WES Reading Department reminds students to read this summer! Literacy experts have long encouraged students to read during the summer because it reinforces literacy skills developed throughout the school year. Reading for enjoyment is a practice that helps children increase their vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Before returning to school in September all students should read 2-4 books of their choice. More information

7.7.16

School supply lists available

See what supplies your students will need for school this fall by grade level: kindergarten grade 1 grade 2 grade 3 grade 4grade 5 grade 6grade k-2 self contained grade 3-4 self contained grade 5-6 self contained

6.23.16

Students, staff enjoy Field Day 2016

WES hosted its annual Field Day on Friday, June 17, offering students and staff a break from the classroom to enjoy the beautiful weather and participate in activities including relay races, hula hoop challenges, parachute games, tug-of-war competitions, face painting and more. View Photo Gallery

6.20.16

UPK Graduation 2016

Congratulations to the Universal Pre-kindergarten students who graduated from the UPK program on June 20. View photo gallery

6.9.16

Elementary students observe life cycle, then set butterflies free

After observing them grow from tiny caterpillars, second grade students released their Painted Lady Butterflies into the wild on June 7. Read more

 

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March 2

Read Across America Day Rock Concert with Andy the Music Man, 6 p.m.

March 3

Cabin Fever Day

March 8

Dodgeball Tournament, 5-7 p.m.

March 9

Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m.

March 10

Professional Development Day - NO SCHOOL

March 13-14

UPK Registration

March 14

WES PTA Meeting, 6:30 p.m.

March 15

Kindergarten Registration

March 15-20

WES PTA Book Fair

March 17

Heritage Dress Day

March 20

Spring Picture Day

March 24

Twin Day

March 28-30

Grades 3-8 NYS ELA tests

March 31

Super Hero Day

 

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