Thursday, February 26, 2009 #23


Students K-3 will have individual spring pictures taken Thursday, Feb. 26, 4-8 will be Friday, Feb. 27. Send no money at this time. There will be a proof sent home if you wish to order.


The Waterford Grange recently sponsored President Picture poster contest for 5th grades. Winners of the contest were 1st Emma Maddocks, 2nd Isaac Trader, 3rd Corey Berg, and honorable mention Garrett
Lemasters and Valerie Adams. The winners and their families were honored with a dinner and monetary awards. All other 5th graders were also recognized with other awards. Our Waterford Pride is showing!


Remember to turn your clocks ahead one hour on Sunday, March 8. Daylight savings time starts earlier this year.


Registration for next year?s kindergarten will be the week of March 16 - 20. Come in at your convenience between 8:00 and 3:00 any day that week. The child must be 5 years old before August 1, 2009. Bring birth certificate, shot records, Social Security card, and custody paper if this applies to you. An appointment will be made at this time for the screening April 13 and 14.


THANK YOU SO MUCH for saving the Boxtops for Education coupons. We will receive $812.40 which will be used for honor roll and other student awards. Keep saving! We will do this again next year. A special thanks to Mrs. Jean Thomas for clipping and counting all those coupons!!!


February is American Heart month sponsored by the American Heart Association. Students in grades K-5 have begun to bring home collection envelopes for our annual jump rope for heart event scheduled for March 9 - 13.

Every year students are given jump ropes, water bottles for individual donation levels achieved. A terrific idea has been formulating among our student population. If all students K-5 pool their money and meet a goal of $5,000.00, the school could earn the Wii Game System and everyone could benefit. Individual prizes would not be earned if we did it this way. Let us know what you think. Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 will be gathering donations for a new organization to benefit congenital heart defects. Please check out the
website at:

Former Waterford graduate Zack Arnold (teacher David Arnold's son) and Zack's wife Krista recently lost a child to a congenital heart defect and formed the Elle Foundation in honor of daughter Elisabeth Arnold. All
donations go directly to research for the treatment of congenital heart defects. Please check out the website for this very worthy cause! We will have a ?kick-off/assembly on Monday, March 9th at 2:30 p.m. for grades K-8. Krista Arnold has committed to us on that afternoon and will share her thoughts with us. (She hopes to be able to bring Zach too!)