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A Message from Mrs. Johnson

Dear Families,

Happy New Year! We hope you all enjoyed some time with family and friends during the winter break and were able to relax and sharpen the saw together! It has been great to see everyone back at school this week as we kick off 2018 with new learning and new goals. The start of the new year is often a time for setting resolutions or goals. If you haven’t discussed this lately at home, please ask your child what his/her WIGs are currently at school. As a reminder, our WIGs are our Wildly Important Goals and we know that setting goals and tracking progress is key in order to be highly effective. Goals can also be set at home as a family or for individuals. Remember to write them clearly using the format: “from X to Y by When”.

As always, thank you for partnering with us in your child’s learning!

Nicole Johnson, Principal


Waukee Elementary’s Basketball Night!

TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 9th

Waukee vs. Valley at WHS Field House

Tomorrow, 1/9, is Waukee Elementary’s Night at the WHS varsity basketball games! Join us at the WHS field house and help us cheer the varsity girls and boys to victory. Waukee Elementary students are admitted free with a paid adult. Varsity girls game starts at 6:15pm. During halftime of the girls game there will be an activity for all WE students.  The 5th grade choir students will be singing the National Anthem before the girls game. Hope to see you all there!


PTO News

Upcoming Meetings:Monday, 1/8 at 6:15pm-Family Fun Night Planning Meeting

Monday, 1/8 at 7:00pm- PTO Meeting

Monday, 1/29 at 7:00pm- Family Fun Night Planning Meeting

Box Tops: 

Box Top Competition is coming!!!! The annual Box Top Competition will be held the week of January 22. During Winter Break ask family and friends for their Box Tops!!! The winning classroom will win a hot chocolate Party!!!

Please contact Ashley Lund at lundashley@hotmail.com if you have any questions

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


Cold Weather Gear

Students go outside for recess everyday unless the wind chill is 0 degrees or below. Students are not allowed to stay indoors for recess without a medical excuse. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.  Hats and gloves are important during the winter months. Boots and snow pants are needed when there is snow on the ground. On snowy days, students are required to stay on the blacktop unless they are wearing boots and snow pants. Please remember to label all of your child’s winter clothing.


Upcoming Music Concerts

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: 5/14- 6pm at Waukee Elementary


Waukee Foundation Annual Dinner & Auction: A Night in Hollywood!

You’re invited to join us on February 24, 2018 for the Waukee Foundation’s Annual Dinner & Auction at Noah’s Event Center in West Des Moines.  This energetic, informal night out is the perfect way to show your support for our growing school district. A wide variety of food and beverages will be served as you make your way through our display of silent auction items. Towards the end of the evening, an exciting live auction will be sure to create some fun memories!

Since 1996 the Foundation has contributed more than $500,000 to the WCSD by providing grants for innovative technology for classrooms, professional development and continuing education for our teachers and faculty, as well as donating 30% of it’s net proceeds to the Scholarship Fund to graduating seniors which has granted more than $300,000 in scholarships in the last five years alone. The Foundation’s primary fundraiser is the Annual Dinner & Auction. This year we need YOUR help to continue to support our rapidly growing school district!

For more information about the WCS Foundation or about the Dinner & Auction please contact Gina Campos at waukeefoundation@waukeeschools.org or (515) 493-6361.  We look forward to seeing you there!


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