Waterbury Roar

Volume 1, Issue 10; October 23, 2020

Week 10 ROAR!

Waterbury Community,

It has been an exciting week welcoming back kindergarten and 1st grade students to in-person learning! As we prepare to welcome back 2nd and 3rd grade students on Monday, October 26th, we’ve had to make a slight adjustment to the Friday, October 30th’s, Halloween parade.

Originally, we were going to have students parade around the block, so that we could social distance families. Because DuPage County’s COVID cases are on the rise, we will change the parade out of an abundance of caution. We will instead have a reverse parade. Families, in their cars, will have the opportunity to drive by and see the kids, who remain here at the school and in their costumes. We will station grades in two spots to ease traffic congestion as well as stagger the times grade levels are outside at those spots.

For our primary students (grades K-2), they will stand, socially distanced outside in the front semi-circle, aka, the bus drop off spot.

For our intermediate students (grades 3-5), they will stand, socially distanced outside by the car drop off/pick up lane.

For any remote student, or for our 4th and 5th grade students, we wish to invite you back to enjoy this celebration with us. If you are interested in participating 4th/5th and remote families, please drop off your child, fully costumed, at the tent no later than 10:15/2:00. During the rest of the celebration time, when not at the parade, classes will start the craft. The craft was originally a grab-and-go, but now will be started at school.

If you choose not to participate, we will send home any craft at the next supply pick-up, which is Monday, November 2nd. We will have asynchronous (not live teaching) activities.

The following times will be utilized:

Bus Pick up Lane Car Drop off/pick up Lane


10:25-10:33: Kindergarten 10:25-10:33:3rdgrade

10:35-10:43: 1st grade 10:35-10:43: 4th grade

10:45-10:53: 2nd grade 10:45-10:53: 5th grade


2:15-2:23: Kindergarten 2:15-2:23: 3rd grade

2:25-2:33: 1st grade 2:25-2:33: 4thgrade

2:35-2:43: 2nd grade 2:35-2:43: 5thgrade

Please remember to donate $5.00 per child to offset some of the cost of the classroom parties scheduled for this year. Please understand that money collected might be utilized for end of the year celebrations as well. In the event that money is remaining after end of the year celebrations, the money will be spent on the classroom. Please fill out the attached slip below and return it with your child as soon as possible; preferably by October 30th. Please send cash or use Venmo, Apple Pay or any other electronic payment (if the chosen room parents choose this option). Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Next week we will be welcoming back 2nd and 3rd grade hybrid students. We are looking forward to seeing you in class!

Thank you.

Dr. Jon Pokora, Principal Waterbury School

Happy Principal's Day Dr. Pokora!

Let’s give a BIG pawtastic shout out to our very own Wildcat Dr. Pokora! Click on the grey bar above to see his dance moves!

Red Ribbon Week

Monday: Wear RED ❤️

Tuesday: "Sock it to drugs” – wear CrAzY socks

Wednesday: “Team up against drugs” 🏈⚾ – sports gear

Thursday: “Don’t get mixed up in drugs” – anything mis-matched

We will also have an AM & PM zoom with a Roselle police officer to talk to our students about the importance of being drug free. Once the date & time is set -Ms. Rasinski will send that out!

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Friday, October 30th is Dress Up Friday. Wear your Halloween Costume to School!

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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!

Pumpkin Design Contest

Download the attachment of the pumpkin and use it to design a jack-o-lantern! Winning designs will be carved by our own WB staff, and the moment will be captured on video! Design entries may be emailed to Ms. Stalzer at kstalzer@esd20.org. Last day to submit an entry will be Monday, 10/26.
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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.





Future Important Dates

October 23 - October 31: Red Ribbon Week

October 30, 2020: Wear Halloween Costumes to school/Grab & Go craft

November 2, 2020: Supply Pick Up Day

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

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

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