Totem Tales 10/6

Message from Mrs. Johnson

Dear Families,

Thank you! Words cannot express our gratitude for the support Waukee Elementary received from our 2nd annual Fun Run sponsored by PTO. Thank you SO much for the generous donations that were made and the many parent volunteers it took to plan and facilitate a successful FUN Run for over 750 students! The weather was beautiful and it was an awesome event for our entire school community. Additionally, we’re so appreciative that so many families were able to attend our first-ever Tailgate Social that Friday night. It was fun to socialize and have staff volunteer to grill and serve!

Our Fall Harvest Parties will be held Thursday, October 26th, from 2:30-3:15 pm at Waukee Elementary. All Waukee Elementary students are invited to wear costumes at the party. Children should not wear their costumes to school. Students should bring their costumes in a bag on party day. If students would rather not wear a costume, they are welcome and encouraged to wear fall colors instead. It is important to keep costumes as simple as possible. Also, in attempt to downplay the commercialism of violence and gore, we ask that you send a costume to school with your child that is appropriate for elementary children. We will not allow the wearing of a costume that portrays violence, blood, gore, death themes, guns, knives, etc. Children will also not be allowed to use face paints and colored hair sprays.

We do discourage younger siblings from attending classroom parties with parents. Reminder that our district use a system that requires all visitors to scan their photo ID and have a name badge to enter the school. This is required, and with many people attending that day, there could be a wait. You will not be allowed to enter until you have been scanned into the system. In order to avoid the delay on party day, stop into the office prior to 10/26, and asked to be scanned in.

Thank you,

Nicole Johnson, Principal

PTO News

Upcoming Events:

  • PTO Meeting: 7pm, Monday, October 9th in the Waukee Elementary Library
  • Family Fun Night Planning meeting: 7pm- Monday,October 16th, at Waukee Elementary
  • W. E. Spirit Night! Thursday, October 19th at HyVee Waukee Market Grill.
  • Science Fair Appliactions Due Novmeber 3rd

For more information please “like” our Waukee Elementary PTO Facebook page.

Winter Warmth Drive Flyer

Substitute Associates Needed!

Come join the Waukee Community School District as a substitute associate.

  • Flexibility: You choose when and where you want to work
  • Pay: $12.00 per hour
To apply: à view our open positions àSubstitute Classified à Substitute Associates à Apply
Questions: contact Amelia Clark @ 515-987-5161 ext, 4529

National School Lunch Week

Waukee Nutrition is promoting “National School Lunch Week” by inviting parents to join their child/children at lunch on Wednesday, October 11th. for Mandarin Orange Chicken.  Any salads or sandwiches need to be pre-ordered prior to Oct. 11th.

We encourage parents to bring exact change ($3.60) for their adult meal, or they can easily charge to their child’s account to help the lunch line move faster.

Please RSVP to Waukee Elementary’s Nutirition Superviosr- Erin Amundson at  

SlamTastic Event

The Waukee Schools Foundation is hosting a “SlamTastic” event coming to the Field House this October! Get your tickets now to watch Waukee Elementary’s very own parent, Kirk Kooken, officiate the Team Warriors (Coached by Mike Householder) vs. the WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Wizards! 
The Harlem Wizards are a trick shooting, high jumping team of ultra talented basketball players that come with an inspiring message for the kiddos. For more information on the Harlem Wizards, please visit their website at
Get your tickets soon as we do anticipate a completely sold out event! 
October 16th, 2017
Waukee HS Field House
Doors Open at 5:30, show starts at 6:30
To purchase tickets:
Student General Admission is just $12 when purchased in advanced. We are also offering court side seating with a meet and greet with the Harlem Wizards! Visit the ticketing site for more details on seating options. If you would like to nominate a parent, teacher, or principal for Team Warriors, please email We are still looking for a couple more players! 
560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701