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NO SCHOOL - Mon, 1/21/19
Reading Tigers Training - Tues, 1/22/19
PTA Meeting - Tues, 1/22/19
Dollar Shirt Day - Wed, 1/23/19
Walking School Bus - Wed, 1/23/19
Upcoming Events
Stay in the know! Keep up with upcoming events at Waverly Park. Find them listed on the left side of the homepage (on mobile device, click on menu icon to access), on the school calendar, in the latest newsletter, or on Facebook.

This Week At A Glance

Reading Tigers Program - WE NEED YOU!
If you're interested in helping kids improve their reading skills, do we have the perfect opportunity for you! 

Waverly Park Elementary and Waverly Park PTA are committed to reaching the goal 100x25 established by FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent Scribner. The goal is to have 100% of 3rd graders reading at grade level by 2025.

Waverly Park Reading Tigers is a joint effort with our school administration/staff, PTA, and community. The program will focus on our 2nd and 3rd graders and will align reading mentors/tutors to spend one-on-one time with students to help with literacy.

Join us at our kick-off training event Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 8:00am in the Waverly Park Library. FREE Breakfast for attendees! Lishelle Covin, our Waverly Park Librarian, will provide training to volunteers and walk through the Reading Tigers program. We will also establish schedules for our volunteers so we are able to serve our students at Waverly Park. 


Let's READ! Readers are Leaders! If you have any questions, please contact our PTA President, Alexandar Montalvo, at wavparkpta@gmail.com.


PTA Meeting
Our next PTA meeting will be held Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. Pizza and bottled water will be available for sale ($1 for a slice & a bottle) from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm on a first-come, first-served basis. This month's meeting will provide information on Texas PTA's Rally Day in Austin (where they fight to get laws passed that benefit our children) as well as the new Reading Tigers Program that will help us achieve the 100x25 literacy goal for all 3rd graders.

Remember, if we don't have enough attendance, we can't vote on pending motions!

Walking School Bus
The Walking School Bus  takes place each Wednesday at 7:15 am and will run through April. Click here for details. Any weather cancellations will be posted on Facebook the morning of.

School Jan/Feb Calendar
The school Jan/Feb calendar is available here. Please note that while this does include some PTA events, it's important to check the latest PTA newsletter, Facebook, and this PTA website for the most up-to-date schedule of PTA sponsored events. Thank you!

IMPORTANT - New Traffic Pattern on Cimmaron Trail!
Thanks to the efforts of our school administration, PTA, and community, student drop-offs and pick-ups have gotten a lot safer!

A new traffic pattern is in effect in the morning and afternoon on Cimmaron Trail. Please click here for details.

Cafetorium Update
Thanks to two approved FWISD bonds, Waverly Park will receive a new cafetorium  in 2019. Click here for more information on both propositions. Our current cafeteria will not be serving hot food the second half of this school year. Catered "lunch boxes" will be provided from Western Hills HS. Please see the letter recently sent home from Mr. Baeta for more information.

Playground Update
With your help, WE DID IT! The Waverly Park PTA was able to raise $25,687.52 towards a new playground in the past 2 years. As has been discussed during recent PTA General meetings, we are anxious to get the playground installed but are currently delayed due to coordinating with FWISD. 

We are working to maximize our funds for the playground (which are off-budget and not allowed to be touched for other PTA activities). There are two major areas where we can increase the amount of  playground equipment we're able to purchase if FWISD is able to help us out. One is the wood frames that go around the playground and the material that the students will run/walk on. The second is the installation.

Unfortunately, the request and approval for this assistance are taking longer than expected. We are aware that FWISD has been busy with the implementation of bond projects, so we hope to resolve this very soon. Our PTA President, Alexandar Montalvo, is diligently contacting the appropriate FWISD staff daily and will escalate to FWISD management if necessary for us to get a response. If we are unable to get their assistance, we will move forward by paying for all items (although this, unfortunately, will result in less playground equipment).

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email our PTA President, Alexander Montalvo. 

New Fundraising Opportunity - The Clothes Bin
Have you heard? A huge bright green bin is now located next to the parking lot at Chapin Rd & Paint Trail. This is an EASY, NO COST fundraiser for the school. Waverly Park PTA will earn $0.10 per pound donated. Click here for more information and all the details about what can be donated (hint: it's more than just clothes and shoes - you'd be surprised!) Items should be clean but can be in any condition - including torn, stain, ripped, etc. This fundraiser is also good for the environment as it will keep many items out of the landfill.

As of January 2019, we've already earned over $140 from The Clothes Bin! Thank you for helping Waverly Park and the environment!

PTA Membership Goals - Never Fear, It's Not Too Late to Join the PTA!
We currently have 366 PTA Members for the 2018-2019 school year! That's a new record! Thank you! We have now earned TWELVE AWARDS from the Texas PTA! 

However, our ultimate goal is to have one voice for every child. This will truly help us advocate on a bigger scale for all of our children.

Not yet a member? Check out all the reasons why you should join PTA and then sign up to be a member! Click here to find out how to join. If you choose to join online, you'll still be able purchase a discounted spirit shirt (in person - we're not able to discount online school store purchases). You can print a paper membership form from this website or grab one from the file organizer across from the office.

Anyone can join PTA - you don't have to have a child at Waverly Park or even be a parent. We want and need our local community to join to help our kids become great citizens! So share with your neighborhood association, church, group, or a local business. In fact, the whole family can join - Mom, Dad, grandparents, even the students!

Don't Delay! Join Today!

Volunteer Opportunities
Want to get involved but not sure how? Click here to learn how to become a volunteer. We have a wide array of opportunities on our VOLY page
                          
2018-2019 PTA Board 
Click here to see the 2018-2019 elected and appointed PTA Board Members. We have a great team; however we unfortunately still have many open positions.

If you enjoyed having family events, having an advocate for our students in the community and with the school district, and having support for our teachers and students, then PLEASE GET INVOLVED!

Many positions are still available! We can't do it without YOU! Please consider joining our PTA board and help make Waverly Park the best it can be! 

Have You Heard? Waverly Park Earns ALL Distinctions From TEA
Click here for the details!


Waverly Park Beautification Day
Have you seen how beautiful our front lawn now looks? A HUGE THANK YOU to Charles Schwab and DPR Construction! They selected Waverly Park as the beneficiary of their latest community volunteer project and volunteers from both companies, as well as Waverly Park volunteers, were on-site at Waverly Park on Saturday, September 22, 2018 for a campus beautification day. 

They provided the supplies and labor to plant flowers, shrubs, and grass, lay mulch, install borders, and do general landscaping cleanup. WOW!!!  We've shown Waverly Park is doing the hard work to make academic improvements - and with the help of the Schwab/DPT Team, the outside of the school now reflects the energy and passion of the work being done inside.

                                                              

Back the Future - Join PTA!

             

Our goal as a PTA is to advocate, engage, and empower our students, teachers, staff, parents, and community to work together for the benefit of the students and community as a whole.

Last year, our PTA had a recordsetting 338 members. Let's keep the momentum going; more members means a bigger VOICE! Our goal is to have one voice for every child. So far for 2018-2019, we have 366 members! We've set a new record!

It's easy for parents, grandparents, family members, and community members to join and help make our GREAT school EVEN GREATER! Every member counts. Click here to learn more about why it's important to join PTA and all the things PTA has done for the students, teachers, school, and community

Did you know there are many discounts available to PTA members? Do you know all of the things your PTA does to help benefit the school? Click here to find out more information on PTA Member benefits and discounts. 

Membership - $8
Short-Sleeved Spirit Shirt - $10 ($12 for Size 2X, 3X)
Save $ with a combo deal!
Membership + Spirit Shirt - $15 ($17 for Size 2X , 3X)

Sign up at any PTA event or during a before school/after school shirt sale. You may also find a membership form here - just turn it into the school office! There are also paper membership forms available across from the office (in the file organizer to the left of the PTA calendar).  You may also sign up online! Click here for more information.

Visit the PTA Central page to find out more about how YOU can get involved! This page provides PTA meeting dates, information on how to join the PTA, how to volunteer (signing up, background check, etc.), current PTA Officers & Committee Chairmen, and other PTA resources.


Volunteer!

The PTA is responsible for many events throughout the school year but none would be possible without volunteers. While volunteering is certainly not a requirement of PTA membership, members are welcome and encouraged to volunteer.  We have involvement opportunities for all schedules, availability, and interests. Click here for more information about volunteering.

It is our goal to enable all parents to make their child super proud by helping with a PTA activity at school.  
 There are several ways to become involved--some during school hours and some on your own time schedule.  If everyone does #justonething, we will make a BIG IMPACT! 

Visit the PTA Central page to find out more about how YOU can get involved! This page provides PTA meeting dates, information on how to join the PTA, how to volunteer (signing up, background check, etc.), current PTA Officers & Committee Chairmen, and other PTA resources.

We greatly appreciate everyone who puts in time and effort to help keep Waverly Park a great place to send our children.  In order to ensure the safety of all the children, all volunteers must set up a VOLY account, which includes a brief application and background check (must be done annually) (as per FWISD standards).  Click here to find out more about this process. It is done online and only takes ~5-10 minutes to complete.

Stay Informed!

There are many ways to stay informed regarding all the great things happening at Waverly Park!
  • Check out our website!
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Instagram: @waverlyparkpta
  • Read the monthly newsletter sent home with your child
  • Check your child's backpack for flyers and announcements
  • Read the marquee in front of the school
Questions? Email a private message to the PTA or post a public question on our Facebook page.

Spirit Gear/School Store

The Waverly Park PTA is pleased to announce that we have an online school store available for the 2018-2019 school year.  Please click here for more information about this year's spirit gear options and availability to purchase in-person or online.

You may purchase current year spirit gear as well as clearance items from past years (shirts, scarves, and memory books).

Please note the following online store procedures:
  • Online orders are not shipped. They will be sent home with students. 
  • During checkout, in the "Add Note to Merchant" field please list the name of the student items should be sent home with, along with their teacher's name and grade. Orders without this information CANNOT BE FILLED.
  • Orders are filled on Thursdays. Any online orders received on Thursday will be sent home the following Thursday.
  • Discounted shirts ordered as part of the PTA Membership Combo deal must be purchased in person. There is no way to purchase the combo deal discounted shirts using the school store.

Community News

Mobile Food Pantry
The Tarrant Area Food Bank hosts a free mobile food pantry event in the area monthly. Please see the flyer below for more information about the event in our area. For a link to the entire TAFB mobile pantry schedule in all areas, click here.


Free Pet Services
Community Food Bank3000 Galvez Ave Fort Worth, TX 76111Select Zip Codes Only3rd Tuesday of Every Month (except November)9:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Humane Society of North Texas has partnered with the Community Food Bank in Fort Worth to provide free spray and neuter surgeries, microchipping, and rabies vaccine vouchers for the following zip codes: 76102, 76103, 76104, 76105, 76106, 76110, 76111, 76112, 76114, 76115, and 76119.

Find out about all Fort Worth low-cost or free pet care options here.

Low Cost Internet
Local internet service providers (ISPs) are required to provide low-cost access for low-income families, typically $10 monthly.
This site explains a Federal program that offers a $9.25 monthly discount, making home internet available for about $1 monthly. Families can determine whether they qualify based on income or by existing participation in certain government assistance programs.
Community Improvement Group
If you're interested in being involved in the Las Vegas Trail revitalization efforts, check out the Facebook Group "LVT LOVE". Keep up with what's going on and how you can be involved.