Totem Tales 11/21

A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Dear Families,

Thank you SO much for attending Fall Conferences last week with your children! Teachers and students really enjoyed sharing updates and celebrating the learning that has taken place already this year. We are so fortunate to have such a supportive school community and  hope that all students and families will enjoy time together this week as we break for Thanksgiving. THANK YOU for all you do for your child, our teachers, and our school. Strong relationships between school and home make Waukee Elementary such a great place to be!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Nicole Johnson, Principal

PTO News

Please join us in the school library on Monday, November 27th, at 7pm to plan our winter classroom parties.

Thank you to everyone who donated snacks and drinks during conference week!  A special thank you to R Taco for catering our meal on Thursday evening.

Labels for Education:Sadly, the Labels for Education® program is coming to a close. All submissions must be postmarked no later than January 2, 2018, in order to be deposited into our school’s bank account. Please send any labels you have to school by December 20th so we can get them processed.

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

Note From Nurse Kim: 

Please note the upcoming dates for annual hearing screenings for all elementary students (PK-5), Dec. 4, 5, 7, and 8.  Students who “fail” the initial screening will receive a second screening, and perhaps additional testing by an audiologist on Dec. 18. Parents will receive a written report of test results only if abnormal, after the second stage testing,  This is a screening process only, and does not identify all hearing or ear problems. If your child has had hearing or ear problems recently, feel free to send this information to the school nurse for the audiologist. Parents do have the opportunity to decline screening/testing, but they need to contact the school nurse prior to testing dates. If there are any questions about the hearing testing program in your school, please contact your school nurse or principal. Contact information for the nurse is below.

We love to have parent volunteers assist during hearing screening, as they are very helpful in getting children to the screening and back to their classrooms, and helping to keep waiting students quiet for optimal screening conditions. If you are interested in volunteering, we will need parents from around 9 AM – dismissal time each day of the screenings Dec. 4, 5, 7, and 8, and then for a partial day on Dec. 18. If you are able to help us out, please contact Nurse Kim at, or call (515)987-5193, and ask for the nurse. Thank you!

Waukee Vocal Music Boosters

The Vocal Music Boosters board regularly meets in Waukee High School room 122 (carpeted vocal music room) the second Tuesday of every month to support, promote, and encourage vocal music programs across all buildings in the Waukee School District. Parents of any vocal student are invited and encouraged to attend. To confirm the date of the next meeting or to ask any questions, email board co-presidents Jerry and Jill Waage at

Waukee Elementary’s Basketball Night!

Save the date: Tuesday, January 9th

Waukee vs. Valley at WHS Field House

Ticket deals & half time activities for all W.E. students

National Anthem sung by W.E.’s 5th Grade Chorus

Waukee 2nd High School Updates

Visit 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