WE Totem Tales 12/4

A Message from Mrs. Johnson 

Dear Families,

It’s hard to believe that December is here and the month will go quickly with busy schedules and special events. Please make sure to make notes of our dates to remember section so you don’t miss anything here at school! As a reminder, these are the remaining Fun Fantastic Fridays in December:

12/8 Favorite Book Character Day Dress up as your favorite book character and read that book
12/15 Winter Holiday Reading Dress festive and read a winter/holiday book

Watch for an e-mail from our student lighthouse team will send out our Fun Fantastic Fridays for 2018!

Thank you,

Nicole Johnson, Principal


PTO News

Upcoming Events:

December 11: Family Fun Night planning meeting 6:30 pm
December 21: Winter classroom parties

Winter Parties will be held on Thursday, December 21 from 2:30-3:15. The party planners have a great party planned, but we need your help with donations and volunteering on the day of the party! Please have your students leave donations in the tub outside their classroom and we will sort them as needed. Please have donations turned in no later than December 15.  We appreciate all donations, but if items are not received by December 15 the PTO must purchase them to make sure they are available for the party.  

To sign up to donate items please click below: 
Kindergarten: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D44AFAC2AA4FA7-kindergarten2
First grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44afac2aa4fa7-first2
Second grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44afac2aa4fa7-second2
Third grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D44AFAC2AA4FA7-third3
Fourth grade: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d44afac2aa4fa7-fourth2
Fifth grade: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0D44AFAC2AA4FA7-fifth4

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

Still seeking volunteers to assist with our annual AEA hearing screening next week. We could use assistance with directing students to and from the screening area and helping students who are waiting to be quiet and courteous so testing can proceed quickly. We are still looking for help on Tuesday, Dec. 5, and Thursday, Dec. 7. If interested, please contact Nurse Kim at: khunt@waukeeschools.org.

If you would prefer that your child not be screened, Nurse Kim needs to be notified prior to screening on Dec. 5, 2017. Thank you!


Upcoming Music Concerts

3rd Grade: 12/5- 6pm at Waukee High School Auditorium

4th Grade: 12/12- 6pm at Waukee High School Auditorium

5th Grade Band & Chorus Night: 12/18- 6pm at Waukee Elementay

2nd Grade: 2/6- 6pm at Waukee Elementary

5th Grade Band Solo Night: 2/15 at Waukee Elementary

5th Grade: 2/20- 6pm at Waukee High School Auditorium

1st Grade: 2/27- 6pm at Waukee Elementary

Kindergarten: 5/8- 6pm at Waukee Elementary

5th Grade Spring Band & Chorus Night: 5/18- 6pm at Waukee Elementary


Waukee APEX Showcase

We cordially invite staff and families to visit our Waukee APEX Showcase on Monday, December 11 from 6-8 PM at the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center.  The APEX student associates teamed with the Science Center of Iowa to plan interactive displays perfect for all ages to share their business project work from the semester in a fun way. We will also have colleges attending from across the state as well as local businesses and clubs setting up information tables that evening – a unique opportunity to gather college and career information! This night is free and open to the public. We hope you will join us!   Directions to the Waukee Innovation and Learning Center: http://www.waukeeapex.org/directions


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 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