Totem Tales 9/21

WE Families,

We’re having a great month of September at Waukee Elementary! We’ve settled in to our schedules and routines and GREAT things are happening all around our school. :)

Waukee Elementary Students and Staff will be celebrating the “Week of the Warrior” from Monday, 9/24-Friday 9/28 in honor of Waukee’s Homecoming Week, the Waukee Elementary Fun Run, and the Waukee Elementary Family Tailgate Social! We’ll celebrate throughout the week with some fun themes/dress up days and culminate on Friday, September 28th with our Annual PTO Fun Run in the afternoon and the Family Tailgate Social in the evening!

Themes/Dress Up Days:

Monday, 9/24: Warriors Are Strong (Wear your active wear – workout wear)

Tuesday, 9/25: Warriors Have Pride (Dress to impress! – Dress up, wear something fancy)

Wednesday, 9/26: Warriors Dream Big (Dress like what you want to be when you grow up!)

Thursday, 9/27: Warriors Recharge (Wear your pajamas/comfy clothes)

Friday, 9/28: Warriors Have Spirit (Wear your Fun Run Shirt* with school colors: purple/gold)

*Fun Run Shirts will be distributed at school on Friday morning

Thank you for your continued support of Waukee Elementary! We appreciate the donations being made through the PTO Fun Run and plan to use funds raised and given to our school to purchase technology and support the Leader in Me at Waukee Elementary.

Go Warriors!

Mrs. Johnson

Save the Date! 

Waukee Elementary Tailgate Social

Friday, September 28th from 5:30-6:30PM

Grilling in the North Parking Lot – FREE hotdogs, chips, cookies, and water

Music – Yard games in the green spaces


Free will donations will be given to the Pinky Swear Foundation in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

Thanks to the following businesses for contributing to this fun event: HyVee, Elite Eye Care, Ingrid Williams Real Estate, Waukee Family Dentistry, and Bob Smith State Farm.

Please plan to park in the Main East lot.

We hope to see you there!!

PTO News

Spirit Nights: 

Tuesday, September 25th- 4:00pm-8:00pm at Waukee’s Hy-Vee Market Grille

Kids also eat free at Hy-Vee all month!                                                                                                            **Please mention that you are with Waukee Elementary as they will donate 15% of sales back to the school.    This is for dine-in only.

Thursday, October 25th– Z’Marik’s Noodle Cafe for 50% of sales back to our school

Upcoming PTO Meetings:

-Teacher Appreciation Committee meeting October 1 at 6 pm

-Parent Lighthouse Committee Meeting October 8 at 6 pm

PTO Monthly Meetings for the 2018-2019 school year will be as follows:

October 8 – November 5 – January 7 – February 11 – April 8

*All meetings are held at 7 pm in the Waukee Elementary Media Center unless otherwise noted.

WE Fun Run

Thanks to everyone who has already donated! There is still time to donate online through RevTrak at to help us reach our $25,000 goal.

We are still in need of volunteers to help on the day of the Fun Run.  Please considering signing up at

Below is the schedule for the Fun Run on 9/28:

1:10: 1st Grade runs

1:30: Kindergarten runs

2:00: 2nd Grade runs

2:20: 3rd Grade runs

2:50: 4th Grade runs

3:10: 5th Grade runs

The WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Wizards are coming back to Waukee!

Back by popular demand – The high flying, trick shooting, WORLD FAMOUS Harlem Wizards are returning to Waukee! For the second year in a row we are bringing the Wizards to YOU! Our Fall Family Fun Event was such an exciting and popular event last year that we had to invite the Wizards to come back and entertain our families once again!

Date: Monday, October 15, 2018

Time:  Doors open @ 5:30pm- Game starts @ 6:30pm

Where: WHS Field House

Seating is limited. Click here to get your tickets early!

A Note from Waukee Nutrition Services:

As the season changes and leaves turn all different colors, we look forward to the first seasonal classroom party of the year.  We have options to choose from such as heathy treats, favorites like cookies and cupcakes and our fall special, S’more Rice Krispie Treat.  All of our treats are made in our safe “peanut/tree nut aware” kitchens.  If your child has other allergy concerns, please contact Kaitlyn Scheuermann, RDN at or 515-987-2719 ext 2029. All treats are served with napkins and utensils as needed. Let us be the one stop shop for your classroom treats.  Simply click the link below to place an order.

To place an order go to:

Questions?  Contact Our Event Coordinator, Matt Boot at 515-240-9462 or

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