WE Totem Tales 2/5

WE Parents,

Our Valentine Parties will be held Wednesday, February 14th, from 2:30-3:15p.m. at Waukee Elementary.

If you are planning to attend the Valentine Parties, we ask that you RSVP to the google form by  Sunday 2/11. As a reminder, our district uses a visitor system that requires all visitors to scan their photo ID and have a name badge to enter the school.  It is required, and with many people attending that day, there could be a long wait. You will not be allowed to enter until you have been scanned into the system.  If you forget a photo ID you will not be allowed to enter.  Below are some ways to avoid the delay.  

Ways to speed up checking in on 2/14:

*If you have already been in the building as a visitor since the beginning of this school year, you should already be in the system.  Just RSVP by Sunday 2/11 and we can have your badge waiting for you.

*Stop by Waukee Elementary between 8-4 prior to Wednesday and we can enter you in the system so we can have your badge printed for the party on Wednesday. Tell us you plan to attend the Valentine Party so we know to have it waiting for you.

*Come early on Wednesday and make sure you have your photo ID with you.

A few other important notes:

Parents who are volunteering at the Valentine Parties will be asked to get their badge and wait in the entryway until 2:15 p.m.  Volunteers will be allowed to go to classrooms for party set-up at 2:15 p.m.  We discourage younger siblings from attending classroom parties with parents.

When looking forward to classroom parties and the exchange of valentine cards, there must be no individual candy/edible treats attached to them. These bulk candies are not individually labeled and they do not meet the requirements of the district allergy policy. Page 20 of the district handbook states:  “No food or candy items will be allowed for distribution by students attached to Valentine cards at the Valentine party. Students are welcome to bring cards and non-food items (such as pencils, stickers, etc.) if they choose.”

The students will still have access to plenty of food and treats during the actual Valentine Party itself. However, it is simply not possible for us to examine the ingredient labels of the candy that would be attached to each Valentine’s Card. Please know that student safety is our utmost priority.

Thank you for your cooperation!

Nicole Johnson, Principal


PTO News

Thank you again to everyone who came out to support our Family Fun Night!  If you are a raffle winner be sure to bring your winning ticket in to the office and claim your prize!  Please share any pictures you took on our PTO Facebook page.

Dates to Note:

2/9- Valentine Party Donations Due

2/12- PTO Meeting @ 7pm

3/3- SAVE THE DATE- Family Movie Night @ W.E. (more detials to come)

Upcoming Spirit Nights:

2/20- Chick-Fil-A

4/26- R Taco

5/17- Mickeys Waukee

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


Help your student earn CHARGER during our   

Jump Rope for Heart Event

Support your student & go online to raise life-saving donations today for this year’s Jump Rope for Heart event.

Click on the link below to get started!

Waukee Elementary Jump Rope for Heart

OR find us in your app store by searching “Jump/Hoops”

Earn a FREE glow-in-the-dark power band just for registering!

Your student will earn Charger with their first online donation.

Teach your student to help others and spread awareness, just like Charger! ​​​​​​​

Thank you for your support of the American Heart Association!


Daddy Daughter Dance Feb. 17

The After-Prom Committee will hold a Daddy Daughter Dance to help raise funds to support the 2018 party.  Dads or Dad-like friends are invited to bring their favorite Valentine (ages 2-22) on February 17 to Prairieview School, 655 SE University, Waukee, IA from 6-7:30 p.m. The cost to attend the dance is $30 per couple with an additional $10 fee for each additional daughter.​ ​Register online using RevTrak, https://waukee.revtrak.net/daddy-daughter-dance/  


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