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    Sign up for Drop Boxes

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  • Gift Cards

    Next Order: Monday, May 1st

     Our Last order for this school year will be Monday, June 5th


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  • Kindergarten

    Packets may be picked up at the office. Kindergarten Screenings will be Tuesday, May 2nd. Registration packets should be returned before Screening.

    If you have a child (or know a family with a child) that will be five years old on or before August 31, 2017, please contact the school to pick up a packet for Kindergarten Registration for the 2017-18 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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  • active

    Come to our 1st Annual Healthy Active School Night!

    Thursday, May 4th @ 6:00

    A Fun night of activities for parents and children! 

    Zumba!   Line Dances!   Tennis Drills!   Basketball Drills!

    Running!   Vision Checks    Spinal Scans  

    A Look At Preservatives     + More!

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  • Calling all Perennial Gardeners!

    Perennial Garden

    We would like to add to our Perennial Memorial Garden that is between the Media Center and the Mobile Unit. If you have perennials you are thinning or if you are in the purchasing mood, we would love to have perennial plants for our SUNNY garden! We currently have plenty of Daylillies, Liriope muscari (AKA Monkey Grass), a few regular Iris, and some Siberian Iris. There is also a large rosebush and Hosta. The more variety and color the better! Just drop off plants to Catherine in the front office. Thank you!

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  • Field Day Shirt Order Form

    Orders due by 8:00 AM on Friday, May 19th.


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  • PRoctors  We are preparing for our end of the year testing, and we are in need of  proctors.

     What is a proctor?

     A proctor is an additional person in the testing room.  A proctor is  required in ALL NC test situations.

     What does a proctor do?

     Proctors serve an important role as an additional monitor who helps the  test administrator ensure that testing occurs fairly.  Testing begins in the  morning and usually lasts 2-3 hours.  Our big testing dates this year are  Tuesday, 5-30 and Wednesday, 5-31.  All students in 3rd-8th grade will be doing reading and math testing on those two days so we need as many volunteers as possible to ensure testing is done in a timely manner.   We’ll also be testing 5-26 (Fri.), 6-1 (Thurs.), and 6-2 (Fri.), but we won’t need as many proctors on those days.  If you can help then as well, we’d love to have you.  However, if you can only do one or two days we’d rather it be 5-30 and/or 5-31.

    If you are willing to help us out as a proctor for our testing dates, please contact Wendy Phillips- our testing coordinator.  You can reach her by phone at 919-898-2259 or via email at wwphillips@chatham.k12.nc.us.  f you can assist by proctoring, please be sure you fill out the online volunteer form as well.  

    Thanks in advance to anyone able to help proctor.

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  • Teacher Assistant of the Year

    Congratulations to Dawn Ziblay!



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  • Summer 2017

    Temple Theatre

    Wizard of Oz

    June 19-July 2

    July 31-August 13

    3rd Grade & Up

    Registration starts April 6th.

    Visit templeshows.com for more info




    Monkey Business: June 1--23

    Surfin' Safari: June 26-30

    Fairytale Forest: July 10-14

    Pirate Island: July 17-21

    Shakespeare: July 31-August 4

    Crocodile Rock: August 7-11

    For 4-7 year old students

    Registration available now

    More info at templeshows.com



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  • Reading Across America @ JSW!

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  • Information about the Formative Assessment for Kindergartners:

    K-3 Flyer

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  • Volunteers  
    We appreciate all our Volunteers & Chaperones!
    Please be sure to complete the your application for 2016-2017!
    Applications must be completed each SCHOOL year.
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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 J.S. Waters School!

    I am honored to be the principal of J.S. Waters since 2007. J.S. Waters is part of a great community and I am blessed to be a member of a great team. Our mission is to develop respectful and responsible citizens who will be successful in a diverse and technical world.

    I am happy to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential. We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both the home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education.

    1. As partners, we share the responsibility for our children’s success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities. We ask that you guide and support your child’s learning by ensuring that he/she: Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day’s learning experience
    2. Completes all homework assignments given by teachers
    3. Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills
    4. Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life
    5. Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject
    6. Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school and go on to college.

    Please consider joining our school volunteer program as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school’s program and its operations. We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

    • Teacher-led instructional support, usually in the classroom
    • Reading with children who need extra help
    • School-wide events
    • Student recognition events
    • Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers

    If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact me or to discuss them with your child’s teacher. It is very important that you and your child are fully informed regarding standards related to appropriate behavior for a safe and productive school year. Please feel free to review the Chatham County Schools Code of Conduct.

    The wonderful J.S. Waters staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family. We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.