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!!URGENT - Vote for FWISD School Calendar Change by Fri, 2/22/19!!
Readers Become Leaders (Reading Olympics) Program 
Free ESL Class - Every Monday
Coffee with the Principals - Tues, 2/19/19
Walking School Bus - Wed, 2/20/19
Construction Information Meeting/Cafetorium Update - Thurs, 2/21/19
Cowtown Kids 5k - Saturday, 2/23/19
URGENT - PLEASE VOTE BY FRIDAY, 2/22/19
The FWISD is proposing one of two options that would EXTEND the school day as well as possibly affect the DATE THE SCHOOL YEAR ENDS starting with the 2019-2020 school year. Please review the details regarding each option  (click here) and VOTE! The voting deadline is Friday, February 22, 2019 and the winning option will be presented to the school board for their approval on Tuesday, February 26, 2019.


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

Tiger Dads Breakfast
Thank you to all the Dads and students that attended our FREE Tiger Dads Breakfast on Friday, February 15, 2019. We had a great turnout! Thank you to All Pro Dads for sponsoring this event and providing information on their program. We also appreciate the donations from Albertsons in White Settlement and Fiesta. And, of course, this event wouldn't be possible without our awesome custodial staff, PTA volunteers, Mr. Baeta, and Ms. Elam. Thank you!

Dads are so important in the lives of their children and we urge you to get involved! Please attend our next general PTA meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the auditorium - it will be focused on Dads! We start selling pizza at 5:30 (first come, first served, while supplies last - $1 gets you a slice a pizza and a bottle of water).

Coffee with the Principal
The next Coffee with the Principal will be held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:00 am in the auditorium.

Walking School Bus
The Walking School Bus  takes place each Wednesday at 7:20 am and will run through April. Click here for details. Any weather cancellations will be posted on Facebook the morning of.

Construction Information Meeting/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. The construction will soon begin, so in preparation for this $1.8 million dollar project and for the safety of our students, drop-off and dismissal procedures will be changing and access to the building will be limited. Please join Principal Beata on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:30 pm in the auditorium. He will explain the proposed plan and parents may offer input. After the meeting, a letter will go home explaining all of the modifications due to construction. Additionally, at some point this semester the cafeteria will stop serving hot food due to construction.

Mindfulness Exercises To Do With Your Kids
If you missed the terrific Mindfulness Session held by our awesome counselors, Mrs. Jennings and Ms. Smith, on Friday, February 15, 2019, never fear! They've shared some great tips on mindfulness activities you can do with your kids. Let's be mindful, not mind FULL!

Readers Become Leaders (Reading Olympics) Challenge
An awesome new reading challenge in conjunction with FWISD and community partners began Monday, January 29, 2019 and runs through April. The challenge is called "Readers Become Leaders" but will be referred to as the "Reading Olympics." This challenge supports FWISD's 100 x 25 goal. The winning team gets to go the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Meet! Waverly Park is on the "Balance Beam" team. Check your student's backpack for more information or click here.

Reading Tigers Program - WE NEED YOU!
Waverly Park is starting a new literacy program focused on 2nd and 3rd graders to help support FWISD's 100 x 25 goal. If you're interested in helping kids improve their reading skills, do we have the perfect opportunity for you! Our rescheduled training will be held Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Click here for more information. WE NEED YOU!

Free ESL Classes
Free ESL classes for the community began Monday, February 11, 2019 and will be held every Monday at 8:30 am at Western Hills Community Church. Free childcare will be provided. Please see the "Community" section of this website for more information.

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.

Pre-K/Kindergarten Registration for the 2019-2020 School Year
Have you heard? Waverly Park has been approved for an additional two pre-kindergarten classes (bringing our total to four)! This is a much needed occurance and we would like to thank our principal, Mr. Baeta, for championing on our behalf. He's continuing to work hard to see if we can secure additional spots.

With that said, it's almost time to register for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten for the next school year! Online registration begins Monday, April 1, 2019 and in-person registration will be held during the FWISD Literacy Fair on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Please see the flyers below for details!

         

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, Alexander 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).  UPDATE: Mr. Montalvo was finally able to get a hold of the appropriate FWISD staff member on the phone in early February 2019. He's promised to set up an appointment with Mr. Montalvo and our principal, Mr. Baeta, to review if and how FWISD can assist with our playground efforts, but we're waiting to hear back on his schedule.

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 February 2019, we've already earned over $232 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 368 PTA Members for the 2018-2019 school year! That's a new record! Thank you! We have now earned THIRTEEN 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 368 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

Free ESL Classes
Western Hills Community Church8500 Chapin Rd Fort Worth, TX 76116Held Every Monday Beginning February 11, 20198:30 am Free Childcare Included
Ya están aquí las prometidas clases de inglés para los padres y madres de Waverly Park. Mr. Baeta estará el lunes, día 11 de febrero a las 8:30 am en la iglesia Western Hills Community Church para que nadie se sienta extraño ( es la iglesia donde aparcamos los carros enfrente de nuestro campo de fútbol) Compártalo con toda la gente que quiera aprender Inglés. Vaya directamente a la Western Hills Community Church el dia 11 a las 8:30. #integridad #respeto #trabajarduro Sea un ejemplo para su estudiante. Tienen servicio de guardería.

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.