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    Kindergarten Cap & Gown Picture Money or packets are due back by Friday, May 27th.  Any packages not returned or paid for will result in your child not being able to participate in Field Day or in the Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony.

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    Sign up for Drop Boxes

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  • Box tops Please attach boxtops to your sheet with glue or tape (no staples, please). You may also  attach labeled ziploc bags with 10, 25, or 50 boxtops. Thanks for all your  support raising money for our school! Remember labels for education are  seperate so please send those in a seperate bag. Print your May Picnic Sheet

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  • Gift Cards MONDAY, June 6th

    We will place our last Gift Card order for this school year. Download our Order Form and return by 9:00 am or simply email Catherine Moore. For more information about the Gift Card Program, visit our Gift Card webpage. 

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  • 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

    Tuesday, June 7th @ 6:00 pm

    Kindergarten Promotion Ceremony

    Wednesday, June 8th @ 10:00 am



    Thursday, June 9th

    1-2 @ 8:30**

    3-4 @ 9:00**

    5-6 @ 9:30**

    7-8 @ 10:00**



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  • Last Day  

    Thursday, June 9th

    11:30 Dismissal

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  • 5th Grade Parents Only! 
    This year, our fifth grade students have participated in the Proof of Concept study for their math/English language arts assessments. The Department of Public Instruction is seeking parent input regarding the study and the reports provided. Please take a brief moment to complete this short survey from DPI: http://tinyurl.com/pocparentsurvey
    Any and all input is appreciated! 
    Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey.
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  • Summer Learning Opportunities - 2016

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  • NC K-3 Formative Assessment Process

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  • Kindergarten

    If you have a child (or know a family with a child) that will be five years old on or before August 31, 2016, please contact the school to pick up a packet for Kindergarten Registration for the 2016-17 school year.
    Please bring the following with you to register once you have completed your packet:

    • Copy of Birth Certificate
    • Immunization Records
    • Custody papers if applicable
    • 2 Verification of Residency (with parent/custodian name & address)
    •    ~Driver License or Picture ID
    •    ~Rental Agreement, Residential utility bill: gas, electric, water, land-line phone


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  • bag shirts


     BAGS - $7

     ADULTS - S-M-L-XL $8

     1-2XL- $9

     YOUTH S-M-L (All gray) - $8

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    1 Sport - 3 worknights/dropboxes = 9 Hours
    2 Sports - 4 worknights/dropboxes = 12 Hours
    3 Sports - 5 worknights/dropboxes = 15 Hours
    The funds raised are for purchasing uniforms as needed, pay officials, transportation to away games, & items needed for each sport. 

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Principal's Message

  • Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year! Our commitment at J.S. Waters School is to provide a safe, positive, intellectual learning environment that will empower students to become creative problem solvers, critical thinkers, and inspired learners prepared for high school, college, and life in the twenty-first century.

    As I enter into my eighth year as principal, I would like to continue setting high expectations for our students in regards to academic performance within the classroom, participation in co-curricular activities as well as responsible citizenship at school and in the community. I am asking each student to make a commitment to having Cub PRIDE (Personal Responsibility In Daily Efforts) by being active participants in their learning and acting responsibly as an individual within our learning community. Doing so will enable all to have a successful and enjoyable school year.

    Students are expected to:

    • Be Respectful
    • Be Responsible
    • Be Ready

    Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will be fully adopted this year. CCSS makes for a more rigorous approach to learning, as students will be challenged to develop their analytical skills, communicate their learning verbally, in writing, and/or in a presentation.  Chatham County Schools’ has an expectation that students read, write, and speak everyday. You should expect for your child to have authentic learning opportunities and hands-on learning.

     I encourage all students to set high expectations for themselves:

    • Communicate with others in a respectful and meaningful way.
    • Pose questions, examine possibilities, and challenge yourself to find solutions.
    • Surround yourself with positive people.
    • Make positive choices related to physical and mental wellness; and
    • Contribute to our school community in a collaborative respectful manner.

    Parents, please make time to:

    • Ask your student(s) specific questions about their time at school.  For example, “What was the most interesting thing you did in math class today?” or “Tell me about your science experiment?”
    • Use the Parent Portal early and often.   The Portal will give you relevant information regarding your child’s performance on their homework, a test or quiz as well as their attendance. Your interest and concern in their school progress will motivate them to do their best.
    • Communicate with your child’s teachers and staff members to establish a successful home/school connection.  All of our teachers have classroom websites with their contact information, homework assignments, and useful resources.

    We are looking forward to a positive, upbeat school year at J.S. Waters.  I encourage all students to connect with our school; stand up to mistreatment, vandalism, and to anything you know is not right. Remind yourself you do not have to follow the crowd. Be yourself and even when no one is watching, do the right thing.  Parents, please help us by reinforcing school expectations at home. With your help, J.S. Waters will continue to be a school community in which every person feels respected, valued, and is encouraged and challenged to achieve at the highest levels.

    I encourage you all to be active in our PTA and the Chatham County Education Foundation.  Our partnership is essential for our continued success. If I can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me and know that my door is always open.

    I am excited for the opportunity to work with you and your student to provide a productive and safe learning environment that supports student success.  Once again, welcome to J.S. Waters School! I am honored to serve as your principal.

    Go Cubs!!!!

    Mrs. Beverly Browne