Waterbury Roar

Volume 1, Issue 22; February 5th, 2021

A Roar from our Principal, Dr. Jon Pokora

Hello Waterbury Community,


As we get close to the end of trimester two, we have some big events occurring. First, we do not have school on Friday, February 12th as this is a half day of parent/teacher conferences and staff meetings. We do not have school on February 15th, as its President’s Day.


Sandwiched in there is Valentine’s Day. Please look for guidance from your teacher on how the day will look for your child.


Last, this upcoming week, we are supposed to have daily negative temperatures. Please make sure your children are bundled up. We will try to get them in as quickly as possible. To assist us, please do not sign the self-certification card for future dates. While this process may slow down a morning routine, it is important that we continue to maintain a safe and healthy school. Thus far, we have not had a school spread of COVID. We have had cases of COVID though. In order for us to remain open to in-person learning, we need your assistance.


Last, as a result of the negative temperatures, we will have all students enter through door 4. We will have all our staff reallocated to support students at arrival through that door. Please let your child know that we will use that door, as it’s the closest to the car drop off and no one will walk any further, outside, then needed.


Thanks and have a great day,


Dr. Jon Pokora

https://waterbury.esd20.org/

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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Hi to all of my favorite students!

It has been so great to see so many of you back in school. I’m so proud of how you all wear your masks, practice good handwashing, and stay 6 feet apart of one another. These healthy habits are so important in our efforts to keep all of you healthy and safe!


My office needs some colorful decorations. If you have any free time and would like to help me, please print of this coloring sheet, color it however you want to and drop it off at the health office when you are in school. It would make my heart so happy!


Have a wonderful weekend!


See you next week –

Nurse Lisa

Waterbury School Nurse

lmontiel@esd20.org

630-894-4211

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February is National Dental Health Month!

Lifelong habits begin at home. Make dental health part of your daily routine and share these reminders with your whole family:


· Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, especially after breakfast and before bedtime. Drinking water after eating also helps to clear your teeth of food particles.


· Floss every day. An adult should help children under the age of eight to floss. Older children should be ready to floss on their own.


· Limit the number of times you eat snacks, especially the sticky ones and long lasting ones.


· Visit a dentist regularly for a routine check-up and a cleaning.


· Protect your teeth by wearing a mouth guard when playing sports.


· Don’t forget to change your tooth brush regularly, and after an illness.


Sweet snack facts:


· Eating a lot of snacks with sugar may cause cavities.


· Every time you eat sugar, plaque in your mouth mixes with the sugar to make acid. The acid hurts the teeth and causes decay over time. This can be painful!



The dentist will be visiting our school in March. Permission forms will be sent home next week.

Print out and color one of these coloring sheets for Nurse Lisa's office!

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!

Dine to Donate Nights!

Thursday, 2/11/2021: Wendy's in Hanover Park!


TIME: All Day (Breakfast until Close)

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


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


Note: 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



Tuesday, March 2, 2021: Lou Malnati's in Roselle or Bloomingdale!


Lou Malnati’s will donate 20% of total sales to your organization (20% based on pre-tax purchase, excluding alcohol) from every order received from Dine-In, Carryout or Delivery (within zone). Make sure to mention the flyer or fundraiser during your order.


LOCATIONS:


Lou Malnati’s Schaumburg 11:00am - 10:00pm 1 South Roselle Road (630) 413-1400


Lou Malnati’s Bloomingdale 4:00pm - 10:00pm 369 W Army Trail Road (630) 582-9600


FOR QUESTIONS Please contact Tonia Ventrella (847) 401-7347 Tventrella80@gmail.com

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ITS RE-TAKE DAY! FEBRUARY 16TH FROM 9:00-10:30am

Here is the link to sign up:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A49A8AB2AA2F94-waterbury1


To Order pictures please go to:

Inter-state.com/order & enter our school RE-TAKE CODE:53518QA


(PLEASE NOTE THIS CODE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE ORIGINAL PICTURE DAY CODE)

On the Day of Pictures (FEBRUARY 16):


You will pull into the drop off lane at your designated time, and a volunteer will come to your car to get your child. PLEASE USE ZIPPER METHOD WHEN TURNING INTO PARKING LOT.

The student will then be added to one of the lines outside. For every student that comes out of the building, a student will be let in and will be placed in one of the inside lines.


The lines, both inside & outside will be 6 feet apart, and while they are in line they MUST WEAR A MASK. Masks will be taken off for the actual picture and then they must be put back on after for them to exit the building.


Once they are done, they will return back to your vehicle and you can leave the parking lot. MAKING A RIGHT OUT OF THE PARKING LOT ON RODENBURG ONLY.


PARENTS PLEASE DO NOT GET OUT OF YOUR VEHICLES. Someone will greet you and your child at your car. You must self certify that your child does not have COVID-19. Also, before your child exits the car, a no touch thermometer check will occur on each child’s wrist to ensure the child does not have a fever.


IF YOUR CHILD IS AT SCHOOL FOR IN PERSON LEARNING DURING THE TIME YOU SELECTED, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ALERT HIS/HER TEACHER IN ORDER FOR THEM TO RELEASE YOUR CHILD TO COME TO THE GYM.


Please review the available slots and click on the button to sign up.


If you have any questions please contact the Picture Day Chairperson, Vanessa Murphy by email at: Vanessa_murphy@outlook.com


Thank you!


Waterbury PTO Executive Board

Lunch Program Info and Flyers

FREE MEALS FOR ALL CHILDREN 18 AND UNDER


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).


PICK-UP DAYS: MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS

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

WATERBURY 7AM - 8AM

SPRING WOOD 7AM - 8AM


BULK MEAL PICK-UP:

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.

Pull up to door 1

WB: 8:45 - 9:45

COOL Community Offerings!

FEBRUARY 2021 SCHOOL AGE PROGRAMS at the Roselle Public Library!

Check out the flyer attached for awesome programs happening at the Roselle Public Library!


Sign up on our online calendar at www.rosellepld.org or call the library at 630-529-1641.

Future Important Dates

February 10th, 2021: Wear POLKA DOTS Day!

February 11th, 2021: Dine to Donate Night! Wendy's Hanover Park

February 12th, 2021: Parent/Teacher Conferences 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (by appointment)

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

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

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

February 16th, 2021: Picture Retakes at Waterbury 9:00-10:30am

February 19th, 2021: Second Trimester Ends

February 25th, 2021: Board Meeting 7:00 p.m.

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

March 2nd, 2021: Dine to Donate Night! Lou Malnati’s

March 10th, 2021: Mobile Dentist comes to WB

March 29th, 2021-April 3rd, 2021: No School-Spring Break


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