Waterbury Roar

Volume 1, Issue 17; December 18, 2020

A Roar from our Principal, Dr. Jon Pokora

Waterbury Community,

I’d like to thank the PTO for supporting a virtual all school assembly. Watching student reaction to the magician was wonderful to see and hear. I’m very thankful for all the support Waterbury students are receiving.

As we start our Winter Break, I hope everyone has a safe and healthy two weeks. May you and your family enjoy the time together. Should you need anything, please realize we are here to support you. If anything is needed, please do not hesitate to reach out via phone or email.

Dr. Castillo communicated a continued adaptive pause for the first week back from Winter Break. As such, our previously scheduled supply pick up on Tuesday, January 5th will now be for all students from 10 AM to 5 PM.

Happy Holidays and have a wonderful New Year’s! We’ll see you all in 2021!

Thanks and have a great day,

Dr. Jon Pokora


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Staying Active over Break

Mr. Colaianne wanted to share a couple of activities to encourage students and their families to stay active over Winter Break. There are some really fun games, dances and workouts that are great for all ages.

The first resource is Holiday Netflex. Holiday Netflex has 60 holiday videos including games, dances, yoga and much more.


The second resource is a 30-day Family, Fitness and Fun activity. The idea is to try and do one of these every day. The activities are meant to get everybody spending time with their families, stay active and have some fun.


If you want to edit either activity to fit you and your family, just make a copy of the presentation so that you can edit it.

Have a great winter break and happy holidays!

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It Takes a Community Effort to Help Keep Us Safe

Just a little reminder to follow masking, distancing, and self-isolation when necessary in the coming weeks to reduce our community spread and meet our target return date of January 11. Remember it is extremely important to report all illnesses to the school office once school is back in session.

Have a wonderful much deserved break. Take time to rest and have so much FUN!

Please continue to adhere to these guidelines:

★ Stay home when appropriate – experiencing new symptoms (including fever, cough, headache, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, congestion, runny nose, fatigue, body aches, loss of taste or small and abdominal pain), exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or are awaiting COVID-19 test results.

★ Wear a mask and socially distance at all times

★ Practice frequent hand hygiene


I also attached the latest exclusion guide that I am utilizing to make decisions regarding daily attendance in our building. Hopefully, it will offer some insight as to why individuals are asked to stay home for a bit.

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PTO Paw Print

Our Parent Teacher Organization works all year round to benefit all of our children. Please come to any of our meetings this school year and consider volunteering. With your help, we will have another successful year at Waterbury!

The Magician Assembly was a HIT!

Dine to Donate Night- Cafe Zupas!

Join us on Tuesday, January 12th from 5-9pm and support Waterbury at Cafe Zupas!

Please note: cafezupas.com and Café Zupas App orders (not third party delivery services) count toward your Fundraiser Night when code FUNDRAISER25 is used at check out from 5-9 pm on the day of your event for the location of your event.

Guests visiting the restaurant will need to let the cashier know they are supporting your organization to have their orders count. We ask that you don’t invite other customers to join your Fundraiser Night once you’re at Café Zupas.

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Lunch Program Info and Flyers

UPDATE: Every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY + FRIDAY, families can pick-up meals at any D20 school during scheduled times or from any of the bus delivery stops below. NO paperwork needed and child does not need to be present.

MONDAYS - Pick-up meals for Monday + Tuesday

WEDNESDAYS - Pick-up meals for Wednesday + Thursday

FRIDAYS - Pick-up meals for Friday, Saturday + Sunday

**Extended hours during Winter Break at Waterbury- 8am-10am

For more information, visit https://www.esd20.org/for-parents/food-services

Openings Available in the Childcare Program through the Roselle Park District

Students from any D20 school can attend full or half day childcare at Waterbury thru Roselle Park District. Please see the attached flyers, or for more information please contact Roselle Park District (630) 894-4200 or register online https://bit.ly/D20ChildcareRegistration

Tech help will be offered on a drop-thru basis.

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WB: 8:45 - 9:45

Future Important Dates

December 21st-January 4th: Winter Break

January 5, 2021: Supply Pick Up* 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

January 12, 2021: Cafe Zupas Dine Out Night! 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Market Day is everyday. Be sure to place your order for home delivery here