Principal’s Message

As the year progresses, our students will continue to do their best under the guidance of our staff and with all of the support you provide at home. Remember, you are your child’s first teacher.
It is amazing to see the large number of students participating in our RAFT (Reading as Families Together) Program. RAFT culminates with our Community Reading Day event. The WES Student Council also collected an abundance of canned goods during their ‘Souper Bowl’ of Caring Food Drive. Thanks to all those who helped support these programs!

The PTO continues to support our school is so many ways, so please consider becoming a PTO member if you have yet to do so! The PTO supports our field trips, field day, assembly programs, family fun nights, and so much more.  Recently, our students participated in a fun and educational Science Expo. Not only did this program educate our students, but we provided our families with a fun night together. This program included science fair projects, the Star Lab, STEAM activities led by Christine Dworetsky, and other fun learning stations. We are so fortunate to have these hard-working parents volunteering for the Walden School Community!

We promote healthy food choices at Walden Elementary School, so please do not send candy to school. Also, thank you for ensuring that your children arrive to school on time each day. Attendance is a key indicator of each child’s educational success.

Please remember to use ‘Closed Captioning’ on your televisions. This free option on your TV has been proven to help students learn to recognized words and the sounds associated with them. Our children have learned so much already this year. With your assistance reading with them and practicing
math facts at home, we can continue working together to ensure that our students are successful. Thanks for all of your support and have a great month.

Parent Breakfasts

The importance of family and its support of the educational environment cannot be overlooked. On Thursdays, parents have been invited to have breakfast at school. Quality time together, good food and the right mind-set
establish the tone for a productive day. It also helps you to know what choices your child is making in the cafeteria line. The last date for parent breakfast will be on March 6th for Kindergarten. Thank you for your participation and continued support.

Healthy Choices for Eyes and Ears

With all of the focus on good nutrition, we sometimes forget how important it is for children to feed their eyes and ears a healthy diet of positive input. A child’s brain is still developing and hasn’t reached full maturity and
higher- level thinking skills are not fully developed until at least 13 years old. That is why social media sites require or encourage users to be at least a teenager before they create a social media account. TV, internet,
music and video games can leave lasting visual and auditory impressions that cannot be erased. We will teach this at school. Thank you for your support at home.