Waterbury Roar

Volume 1, Issue 11; October 30, 2020

Week 11 ROAR!

Waterbury Community,

It has been an exciting week welcoming back second and third grade students to in-person learning!

Next week we will be welcoming back 4th and 5th grade hybrid students. We are looking forward to seeing you in class!

A few reminders:

1. 4th and 5th graders are asynchronous (no live teaching) on Monday, November 2nd. Teachers are preparing for their return to in-person learning on Wednesday, November 4th.

2. There is no school Tuesday, November 3rd, as it is an election holiday.

3. The drop off zone now has two drop offs. The closest to the school is typically for K-2nd graders. The island is for 3-5th graders. For families with both K-2 and 3-5 kids, the kids will unite on the black top/basketball hoop area and the car driver may choose which spot.

Have a happy and safe weekend!

Thank you.

Dr. Jon Pokora, Principal Waterbury School

Waterbury Wildcats are Wild about Reading!

This year’s virtual Family Reading Night, or FRN for short, will be on Tuesday, November 17 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Our theme this year is Waterbury Wildcats are Wild about Reading! The night will start off with the Roselle Youth Services Librarians reading an animal-themed book followed by Dr. Pokora, with his face painted like an animal, reading one of Sandra Markle’s books. Afterwards, Ms. Kwak will teach the students how to draw an animal and we will play a video of some of Mrs. Reynolds’s students performing a Readers’ Theater of Where the Wild Things Are.

There will be a canvas bag raffle decorated with paw prints by one of our Waterbury teachers. We will also raffle off 7 animal books written by Sandra Markle.

Congrats to our Jack-o-Lantern Design Winners!

Top to bottom, left to right:

Gina Grossman, PTO President with Lilly L. from Ms. Struble's first grade class

Ms. Stalzer with Ava S.'s design from Mrs. Trippiedi's Class

Mr. Colaianne with Amy P.'s design from Lewis's Class

Mrs. Gillette with Arush P's design from Mr. P's Class

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The Clinic- Free Drive Thru Event

The Clinic is a FREE drive thru event at Trinity Lutheran Church & School where each car receives a blanket, a turkey and a food box. You must register by going online at trinityroselle.com/clinic or calling (630) 259-8486.
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COVID-19 cases are increasing in our community

As we near flu season and activities are moving indoors we need your help to keep everyone safe.

Please consider the following when attending school events:

★ 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


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Friday, November 6th is Dress Up Friday.

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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!

Lunch Program Info and Flyers

D20 will continue to offer FREE breakfast & lunch daily to ALL children 18 and under who live within the district, through the end of the 2020-21 school year (6/30/2021). Children do not have to be enrolled in D20 schools. No paperwork is required to pick up the meals. The children to not need to be present, and the meals can be picked up by a parent, friend, relative or neighbor.

All In-Person Students will be provided with free meals when being dismissed from class each day. Please be sure to check your child's backpack as there may be food & drink that need to be refrigerated.

Remote-Only Students can pick-up meals from any of the D20 schools, during the assigned times below. We will no longer have bus delivery of meals. Meals for multiple days will be given on each pick-up day, including to cover Saturday and Sunday.


GREENBROOK Times are updated- 7:00AM-10:45AM & 11:30AM-1:00PM (see updated flyer)



Cool Community Offerings

Future Important Dates

November 4, 2020: 4/5th grade Hybrid Students return

November 6, 2020: Dress Like a Teacher Day

November 17, 2020: Virtual Family Reading Night (6:30-7:30)

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