W.E. Totem Tales 10/20

Message from Mrs. Johnson 

Dear Families,

As we approach the end of October it’s fun to reflect on the growth we’ve seen already this school year and continue to work towards our goals as learners and leaders. There is a lot going on this time of year so here are a few things to note:

Our Fall Harvest Parties will be 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. Remember that our district uses a system that requires all visitors to scan their photo ID and have a name badge to enter the school. With many people attending on party day, there could be a wait. If you’ve already had your ID scanned in the system this fall, please e-mail your child’s teacher by the end of the day Tuesday 10/24 to let us know you’re coming and we’ll pre-print your badge. If you haven’t been scanned into our system this fall, please stop into the office prior to 10/26, and asked to be entered.

Conferences will be held between November 11-17th this fall. The online system for scheduling conferences is open now-November 3rd for parents to select a conference time. **Please note: Only one conference per child will be scheduled. We look forward to the opportunity to celebrate and share student learning and leadership!

Thank you,

Nicole Johnson, Principal

PTO News

Volunteers Needed!

To show our appreciation, the PTO will be providing snacks and drinks for the staff during the week of fall conferences, as well as a dinner on Thursday evening. We are looking for volunteers to donate various snacks, drinks, and homemade treats!

Sign up to donate for fall conferences at : http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44afac2aa4fa7-fall4

Upcoming Events:

  • Fall Harvest Party: 2:30-3:15pm-Thursday, October 26th
  • Science Fair Appliactions Due Novmeber 3rd
  • PTO Meeting: 7pm-Monday, November 6th

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

Winter Warmth Drive: October 23rd- November 2nd

Waukee Elementary is participating in the 10th annual Winter Warmth Drive!
The Winter Warmth Drive is a collaborative community service project run by students within schools around the Des Moines metro.
The Winter Warmth drive is a collection of new or gently used
Coats~ Hats~ Gloves~ Scarves~ Blankets~ Snow Boots~ Snow Pants
Items collected are provided to several local non-profits that work with those in need and schools around Des Moines. These schools have a need to provide items to students who come from families that are not able to provide winter attire for the cold Iowa winter that is quickly approaching.

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: https://www.waukeeschools.org/careers/career-opportunities/ à view our open positions àSubstitute Classified à Substitute Associates à Apply
Questions: contact Amelia Clark @ 515-987-5161 ext, 4529

Waukee 2nd High School Updates

Visit 2ndhs.waukeeschools.org for information regarding planning and progress for Waukee’s 2nd High School

560 Southeast University Avenue
Waukee, Iowa 50263
Phone 515.987.5161
Fax 515.987.2701