Waterbury Roar

Volume 1, Issue 13; November 13, 2020

Week 13 ROAR!

Waterbury Community,

This was the first full week of all K-5 students who have returned to in-person learning. It’s been a success!

For our remote students and families, a survey was sent out earlier about how to ensure we are meeting your child’s needs. We continue to look for ways to support you. This survey represents the first step in trying to identify ways to connect.

Next week is a busy week! We have our PTO meeting on Monday, November 16th. If you wish to attend, please email Vanessa Murphy at Vanessa_Murphy@outlook.com for the password.

This Monday, November 16th, we will have Supply Pick Up *for remote students only*

On Tuesday, we have our Family Reading Night from 6:30-7:30. We look forward to seeing you on zoom!

And while it’s not next week, we have our Parent/Teacher Conferences on November 23rd and 24th, please make sure you sign up for a time slot.

Thanks and have a great day,

Dr. Jon Pokora

Waterbury Wildcats are Wild about Reading!

Come join us for a virtual Family Reading Night on Tuesday, November 17th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Hear stories read by the Roselle Public Librarians and our very own principal, Dr. Pokora! Learn how to draw an animal 😎 and enjoy a wild readers’ theater performance! Click on the animal above for some free animal book selections on Epic! to help your child get wild about reading before Family Reading Night this Tuesday!

By registering below, your child will be eligible to win books and a canvas bag painted by a Waterbury teacher!

Click here to register!

Sign Up for Parent Teacher Conferences


We are using Sign-Up Genius this year to schedule conferences. Click here to access all the Waterbury teachers to sign up for a conference time. Below is a link to a tutorial on how to sign up using this site if you are not familiar with Sign-Up Genius.

Please come on time to the Zoom meeting. The conferences are booked back to back with no time between the conference.

Parents: Please be sure to indicate your child's first name in the "My Comment" box.

Parents who have multiple children attending Waterbury, you must sign up for one conference for each child.

Please be aware that your comments on the site will be seen by others.

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Toys for Tots curbside drop off at Waterbury: 11/18-12/12

TOY GUIDELINE - Only accepting new, unwrapped toys for boys and girls from newborn to age 12. The age groups they typically need more of are newborns and 10-12 years. THANK YOU in advance for thinking of supporting this mission! ❤️

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


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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Update: Spirit Week Next week!

Monday – No Mirror Monday/Bead Head Day

Tuesday - Book Character for Family Reading Night

Wednesday - Wildcat Spirit Wear Day

Thursday -Mustache Day

Friday- Dress up Day

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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!

Waterbury PTO Birthday Books are back!

Give your child a special birthday book this year by enrolling him/her in Waterbury PTO’s Birthday Book Program. All children participating in the program will receive a book to keep on or around their birthday (during supply pickup). Children with birthdays during June, July, August, September, and October will receive their books on their half birthday.

In addition, the school library will receive a book with a plaque in the front cover containing your child’s name. For $5, your child’s name will be noted in the book with 4 or 5 other students. For $15, only your child’s name will be displayed in the book.

Fill out the form here. Payments can be made through our PTO PayPal link at waterburypto123@gmail.com Be sure to include child’s name and teacher in the PayPal note.

Thank you for helping us celebrate your child’s birthday while increasing our library book collection.


PTO Meeting via Zoom

Monday, Nov. 16th, 6pm

This is an online event.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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)



Beginning Monday, November 16, tech help will be offered on a drop-thru basis.

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WB: 8:45 - 9:45

Cool Community Offerings

Future Important Dates

November 16-20th: Spirit Week!

November 16, 2020: Supply Pick Up *for remote students only* (10 am-5:00 pm), and PTO meeting 6:00 p.m.

November 17, 2020: Virtual Family Reading Night (6:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.) sign up here

November 18-December 12, 2020: Toys for Tots curbside drop off at Waterbury

November 23, 2020 12:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

November 24, 2020 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

December 11, 2020: Picture Retakes (more info to come)

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