Totem Tales 9/7

W.E.’s Picture Day- Thursday, 9/13

Waukee Elementary’s picture day will take place this coming Thursday, 9/13. All classes will have their pictures taken prior to their lunch time. If your child is absent on Thursday, picture retakes/make ups will be on Thursday, October 25th. If you would like to order school pictures, please send the order form, that was sent home with your child, on Thursday or you can order ahead of time online!

To order online visit: mylifetouch.com  and use Waukee Elementary’s Picture ID: BN108504Q0


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

Fun for EVERYONE!

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

PTO Meetings:

Our first meeting is THIS Monday, 9/10. Join us at 7pm in the library to kick off the 18-19 school year!

PTO Party Planning Meeting: 7pm-Tuesday, September 18th @ W.E.

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! Our next collection days are Friday 9/14 & Friday 9/21.

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

Classroom Directories & Volunteer Opportunities –

Please visit http://bit.ly/WEPTO2018 to fill out a short information form to include your student in their classroom directory and read about volunteer opportunities with the PTO.


Pick Up & Drop Off at W.E.

As we settle into our normal drop-of and pick up routines I wanted to send some important information and reminders about our Drop Off and Pick Up procedures which can also be found in the Elementary Handbook on pg. 30. I would ask that you please take time to read/review this information and follow these procedures in order to help ensure a safe environment for all WE students this school year!

Drop Off

When dropping off your child, you may do one of two things:

  1. Park and Walk: Park in a parking spot in the East Lot and walk your child across using the main crosswalk (with the crossing guard). Good-byes should be said on the sidewalk before students enter the school building. Parents/Visitors are not allowed to enter the building for drop off. Our district requires that all visitors enter through the main office and be scanned into the Raptor visitor’s system with a photo ID.
  2. Curbside Drop-Off: Parents may pull along the curb in the East Lot to drop off their child. Parents pulling along the curb must remain in their vehicles, and students get out of the vehicle on the curb-side and walk on the sidewalk to the building. All parents are directed and expected to pull forward as far as possible to drop off students toward the front of the line. This will keep traffic moving forward. Please DO NOT stop directly in front of the doors if there is room for you to pull forward. Staff on duty will assist and supervise your children in walking safely to the Kindergarten doors.

Pick Up

When picking up your child, you may do one of two things:

  1.  Park and Walk: Park in a parking spot in the East Lot and walk across the main crosswalk (with the crossing guard) to pick up your child along the sidewalk closest to the building. Parents/Visitors should not routinely entering the building for pick up. Our district requires that all visitors to enter through the main office and be scanned into the Raptor visitor’s system with a photo ID
  2. Curbside Pick-Up: Parents may pull along the curb in the East Lot to pick up their child. Parents pulling along the curb must remain in their vehicles, and students will get into the vehicle on the curb-side with assistance from staff if necessary. All parents are directed and expected to pull forward as far as possible to pick up students toward the front of the line. This will keep traffic moving forward. Please DO NOT stop directly in front of the doors if there is room for you to pull forward. Staff on duty will assist and supervise your children in walking safely to your vehicle.

Thank you for reviewing, respecting, and following our procedures!

 

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