Welcome to Waterford Elementary School

Waterford Elementary highly values excellence and learning. From grade kindergarten to grade five, students have many opportunities to grow academically and socially. Through special programs, activities and events, Waterford students experience more of academics than traditional classroom lessons.

Waterford works with parents and the Goshen community to ensure that all children learn in a nurturing, engaging and safe environment for learning and discovery. The diverse staff promotes and protects the educational environment to help all students acquire knowledge and apply skills. Waterford students enjoy the variety of activities and benefit from a diverse community and student body.

Click here to read a message to you from Mrs. Overton!

 

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What’s happening at Waterford?

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Student’s First Day of School: August 6, 2015!

We hope you enjoyed your Summer Break! Here are some important announcements concerning the opening of the 2015-2016 school year: 

Meet & Greet – Tuesday, August 4th from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

First Full Day for Students – Thursday, August 6th.  School is in session from 7:50-2:50 each day with the exception of late arrival days, which is the first scheduled day of each week.  The school day for late arrival days is from 8:30-2:50.

Open House – Thursday, September 10th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Lunch Prices:  Elementary School Lunch: $1.90       Breakfast: FREE!

Applications for free/reduced lunch and breakfast are available in the main office.  These applications need to be resubmitted every year.  

Textbook Rental/Supplies:  Textbook rental money is used to buy needed books and materials.  It is important that parents be prepared to pay the textbook rental fee when the student enters school.  Arrangements for partial payments by semester can be arranged by contacting the office.

And now, En Espanol:

A continuación encontrara información importante a respecto del comienzo del año escolar 2015-2016:

Noche de Regreso– martes, 4 de agosto de 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Primer Día Entero para los Estudiantes– jueves, 6 de agosto.  Clases serán de 7:50-2:50 cada día excepto por los días de entrada tarde, cual está programado para cada primer día en la semana. El día escolar para días de entradas tarde serán de 8:30-2:50.

Casa Abierta-jueves, 10 de septiembre de 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Precios de Almuerzo:   Almuerzo Escolar: $1.90      Desayuno: Gratis!

Aplicaciones para almuerzo y desayuno gratis/reducido están disponibles en la oficina.  Estas aplicaciones tienen que ser completadas cada año.

Renta de Libros/Suministras: Dinero para la renta de libros es usado para comprar los libros u suministras necesitadas.  Es importante que padres de preparen para pagar el cobro de la renta de libros cuando el estudiante entre la escuela.  Arreglos para un plan de pagos podrá ser organizado con contactarse con la oficina.

 

Last Year

Here are a few snapshots from the last day of our 2014-2015 school year. What a great year it was! It will be exciting to see what we do this year!

 

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Butterflies!

Our kindergarten classes each studied the life cycle of a butterfly, patiently observing several caterpillars as they changed from the pupa into a butterfly.  They looked for patterns, discussed what they saw, drew pictures and compared them from one day to the next.  After the caterpillars transformed into beautiful butterflies, Mrs. Schaefer, Miss Dick, Mrs. Damer, Mrs. Meyer, and the kids went outside to let them fly free. Below are the links to a short video of that experience.

Butterflies and Mrs. Schaefer’s Class – by Marissa Meyer

Butterflies and Miss Dick’s Class – by Marissa Meyer

Butterflies and Mrs. Damer’s Class – by Marissa Meyer

 

Snapshots!

We love to incorporate fun with learning! Some of the things we have done are pictured below:

Mrs. Selvesyuk holds a last minute huddle before beginning ISTEP testing! GO TEAM!

Mrs. Selvesyuk holds a last minute huddle before beginning ISTEP testing! GO TEAM!

 

Mrs. Overton shares "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!" It is a story by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Jack Prelutsky. According to seussville.com, it is a story about creative teaching and thinking. It is a tale that celebrates originality, difference, and uniqueness. It is a book that lends itself to the lively exploration of a place and an activity that are at the center of young people’s lives: school and learning.

Mrs. Overton shares “Hooray for Diffendoofer Day!” It is a story by Dr. Seuss, illustrated by Jack Prelutsky. According to seussville.com, it is a story about creative teaching and thinking, it celebrates originality, difference, and uniqueness. It is a book that lends itself to the exploration of a place and an activity that are at the center of young people’s lives: school and learning.

 

For more pictures, check out our photo album!