Waterbury Roar

Volume 1, Issue 19; January 15, 2021

A Roar from our Principal, Dr. Jon Pokora

Welcome Back!

As we conclude our second week of teaching and learning in 2021, I’d like to thank everyone for their hard work with us!

In returning to in-person learning this week, we’ve picked right up and run with it.

As I pop in remote classrooms, I see great things occurring. Foremost, I see great dedication from both teachers and students to ensure student learning is ongoing. It is, also, amazing to see the growth of students in navigating the technology.

As I look forward to the rest of 2021, I see great things being accomplished.

As we begin planning toward trimester 3, Dr. Castillo sent out a communication regarding in-person or remote options. You only need to respond if you wish to change your placement. If you do respond with a change, someone from the office will be reaching out to you shortly.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

Dr. Jon Pokora


A lost and found bin is now located in the office. Please contact Mrs. Carone or Mrs. Cronin if you believe your student has misplaced an item.

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Next Friday (January 22nd) is NEON COLORS Day!

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It Takes a Community Effort to Help Keep Us Safe

Just a little reminder to follow handwashing, masking, distancing, and self-isolation when necessary in the coming weeks to reduce our community spread as we approach our target hybrid-model return date of January 11. Remember it is extremely important to report all illnesses to the school with a description of your student's symptoms before school starts every day.

Remember to utilize the self-certification cards provided to your student as your drop them off for school.

I am here as a resource for you and a family as we continue to stay healthy during this pandemic. Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns you may have.

Thank you for your continued support to help keep our school community safe!

Lisa Montiel, RN

Waterbury School Nurse



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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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!

Dine to Donate Night!

Stop into Wendy’s® Hanover Park anytime on 2/11/2021 and 30% of qualifying sales as a result of your participation will be donated to Waterbury PTO

DATE: Thursday, 2/11/2021 TIME: All Day (Breakfast until Close)

LOCATION: 1065 E. Lake Street, Hanover Park Present this flyer when ordering.

Paper flyer or electronic image of flyer (on a phone/tablet) is required when order is placed. Only valid on date at location specified above. Wendy’s gift cards and other retail purchases are excluded from the event. Drive-thru, carry-out (place inside the dining room at the counter) and dine-in orders when and where available qualify

Lunch Program Info and Flyers


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.

All Remote Students can pick-up meals from any of the D20 schools, during the assigned times below. This includes all students who are learning remotely during an adaptive pause. We will no longer have bus delivery of meals when hybrid/in-person is in session. Meals for multiple days will be given on each pick-up day, including to cover Saturday and Sunday (i.e., Monday pick-up for Monday + Tuesday, Wednesday pick-up for Wednesday + Thursday).


GREENBROOK 7AM - 10:45AM & 11:30AM - 1PM




If you are picking-up meals for more than 5 children at one time, we ask that you please complete the BULK MEAL SIGN-UP form before 2pm on the day before you will be picking up the meals, so that we can have your food ready for you on the date(s) and location you request.

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

January 18th, 2021: Martin Luther King Day- No School

January 19th, 2021: Supply Pick Up 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. *For remote students only*

January 22nd, 2021: Neon Colors Day

January 29th, 2021: Rainbow Colors Day

February 1st, 2021: Supply Pick Up 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

February 12th, 2021: Teacher Institute Day- No School

February 15th, 2021: President's Day- No School

February 16th, 2021: Supply Pick Up 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

March 1st, 2021: Supply Pick Up 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

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