Thursday, November 13, 2008   #13


BUS PASSES – Any time that your child is going anywhere other than their regular stop they must have a bus pass from the office.  Please let the office know by note or phone call by 2:30 p.m. if your child is doing this.  With 400+ students, dismissal time is very hectic.  We cannot hold up bus schedules to locate your child with a late message.  Late calls may be recorded on our voice mail and go unnoticed.  Thanks for your cooperation. 


PEACE POSTERS – The Beverly Lions Club has sponsored a Peace Poster contest in accordance with Veteran’s Day.  Congratulations to Samantha Farley (7B) who was 1st place winner and Hannah Dailey (7B) second.  Samantha’s poster will be entered in a state contest and then possibly national.  Waterford pride!


GRANT – Thanks to the efforts of  Par Mar Store #11 in Beverly, Waterford Elementary had  been awarded a $500 ExxonMobil Educational Alliance grant.  The money will be used for 6th grade science projects and materials.  Funded by the Exxon Mobil corporation, the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program is designed to provide Exxon retailers like Par Mar Oil with an opportunity to invest in the future of their community through educational grants to neighborhood schools.  Thank you!


LOCKDOWN – We are preparing for our lockdown drill very soon.  Though we hope that we may never need to use a “lockdown” we must be prepared if the occasion ever occurs.


RIF – The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #389 will again be sponsoring a Reading Is Fundamental program on Nov. 19.  Each child in grades K-6 will receive a new book.  Students really appreciate this wonderful program!


THANKSGIVING  BREAK - There will be no school Nov. 26, 27 and December 1.  Classes will resume as usual Tuesday, Dec. 2.


2nd GRADE STAR STUDENTS – A Star Student must receive 93% or above in reading and math.  The following 2nd grade students achieved Star Student awards for the first nine weeks grading period:  Rachael Adams, Emma Baldwin, Ana Sophia Beardsley, Maria Blaker, Grace Heiss, Abby Ketchum, Olivia Lauric, Alex Porter, Evan Swingle, Allex Teters, Rhys Thatcher, Denise Young, and Russell Young.


PTO RAFFLE – The drawing for the PTO raffle will be November 19 at the PTO meeting.  Thanks for supporting our PTO!


HONOR ROLL – 55% of WES students in grades 3-8 achieved honor roll.  The list is on the back of this Wildcat Connection.  To earn honor roll, students must have a  3.0 – 4.0 grade point average.  32 of these students had 4.0 average.  GREAT!