Principal's Newsletter

Watchung Weekly News - November 15, 2019

Important Dates to add to your Calendar:

  • November 18 – 20: Book Fair
                (including a family shopping day on Saturday, November 16th and a Parents                    Shopping Night with author visit on Tuesday, November 19th!)
  • November 18: Picture Retakes
  • November 27: Abbreviated Day
  • November 28 & 29: No School – Thanksgiving
  • December 4 – 6: Abbreviated Days – Parent/Teacher Conferences


Picture Retakes: Make sure if you would like your child to re-take their school picture on Monday (11/18) that they bring in the pictures they received from the company.

Book Fair Info - Watchung PTA & Watchung Booksellers present...Destination Book Fair: It’s a Small World! November 16-20: (including a family day on Saturday, November 16th and a Parents Shopping Night with author visit on Tuesday, November 19th!) See PTA Announcements section for ways you can volunteer.

Flex Course Registration – An email went out earlier today to the families of 3rd, 4th and 5th graders with the link for registering for Flex classes. Please reach out to Mr. Krenn if you did not receive it.

4th Grade Thanksgiving Pie FundraiserClick Here to access the flyer for the 4th grade Thanksgiving Pie Fundraiser. All orders MUST be in by November 18th.

Dress for Recess – We do our best to get our students outside for recess whenever the weather permits. As I am sure you felt, the temperature has been dropping. Please make sure you are dressing your child appropriately for the weather. Students should be wearing jackets, hats and gloves, when needed.

Lost & Found – Our Lost & Found is beginning to grow rapidly. PLEASE make sure you write your child’s name on everything! If we see a name, we do our best to get it back to them. If there is no name, it ends up in the lost and found. Parents can come and check the lost and found at any time, just check in at the main office. It is located on the bottom floor near the Spanish classroom.

Parking around the school – When you are dropping off your child for morning care or morning ASE, please be mindful that we have limited staff parking. Please be aware and courteous especially the spots on North Fullerton. Thank you for your cooperation.

Notes from the PTA:

Book Fair Info: We still need volunteers! Please sign up here. Please note your child's class visit time on this schedule. Full details were sent home in backpacks but here's the scoop. Info on wish lists and teacher/library book bucks can be found here. Because of the long weekend, the art contest has been extended to Thursday, November 14th. PLEASE join us for Saturday's family day which will be full of awesome activities including face painting and a balloon sculptor, a performance by the wonderful acapella group Passing Notes, bagel breakfast & concessions all day! And don't forget Tuesday evening's Parent's Shopping Night and our author visit from Maria Russo, author of How to Raise a Reader. It's sure to be an amazing night.

We hope you'll also consider making a donation to Books for all, enabling every child to go home with a book. Plus Book Bucks for teachers! And for our upcoming Library! SO MUCH IS HAPPENING!!!!!!

You can always email Jennifer Mellish directly at with any questions.

ASE Information: Fall ASE is almost over!

Please note the following end date for ASE classes:

Monday Afternoons: 11/25
Tuesday Mornings AND Afternoons: 11/26
Wednesday Mornings AND Afternoons: 11/20
Winter ASE is coming!

Classes to be published on Marketplace: mid-December 2019

Flyers go home: January 3, 2020

Registration: January 5-12, 2020

Winter ASE starts January 27, 2020 and runs through April 1, 2020.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Patrick Krenn
Watchung Elementary School

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