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Good morning Walteria families,


I hope that everyone is receiving these announcements. If you talk to someone who is not receiving them, but should be, please ask them to talk to me. I want to make sure that everyone that wants this information, has access to it. Also, remember to visit walteria.tusd.org for the latest information.


Picture day is this Thursday! Although this is the perfect opportunity for  purchasing that yearly memento of your child growing up, it is also the picture that will be used for the yearbook and for student ID cards. There is no need to dress the kids up too much, as they still have a full day of instruction to tackle that day. But, have fun with it! We are looking forward to seeing our wonderful Wildcats and their smiling faces ready to take their picture.


Dinner Night at Bettolino’s is Tuesday 9/18. Come out and support the Walteria Academic Alliance as they work hard to raise funds to bring more technology for Walteria Students. Bettolino’s will generously be donating 50% of their proceeds for this cause. If you are looking for an excuse to hang out and have great food, come out to Bettolino’s on 9/18. Let the staff know you are there to support Walteria.


Keep an eye on the calendar as next week will be a busy one. We have our fall book fair starting next week for our students and families. Back to School night is scheduled for Thursday 9/27- this day is an early dismissal day, please plan accordingly. To cap off the week, we have our first Spirit Assembly for the year scheduled for Friday, 9/28. It is definitely feeling like we are off and running for this school year.


Dr. Ponce




Additional announcements to be aware of:


From our PTA:

PTA’s Reflections competition is now going on. PTA Reflections is a yearly competition in which students submit their interpretation of the year’s theme. For the 2018-2019 school year, the theme is: Heroes Around Me. Feeling inspired or looking for a great way to showcase your child’s creativity, look no further. The PTA Reflections program has been in place for 50 years, giving our students an opportunity to express themselves and their ideas. Click here for more information. 




Other learning opportunities to be aware of:



Good morning Walteria families,


Welcome to the new year, and to our very first e-Blast for the 2018-2019 school year. Please know that this is the school's primary form of communication, and you can always check in on what is going on at school by logging onto our website: walteria.tusd.org. 


As we get the school year going, I would like to first call attention to the importance of food allergies and our students. As you may or may not be aware, we have students on campus with severe, life-threatening food allergies. To protect these students, the school does many things to ensure that they are safe. Most notable, we have a designated peanut/nut free lunch table. This area is wiped down daily, and only students with peanut/nut free meals are allowed to sit here. This area is vital to the well being of our students with allergies, as it provides them with a safe place to enjoy their meals. For more information about the importance of being food allergy conscious, please read this letter. Please take a moment to talk to your son/daughter about the importance of not sharing food and washing their hands after eating to help us protect our food-sensitive students. Together, we can make the school safe and enjoyable for all of our students. 


As you drop off your son/daughter today, you will notice that our Valet is back for the year. Please make sure to adhere to our valet rules, as they help us protect your child and all the other children and adults whom are also wanting to get to school. You will notice that we have thinned out the work involved in setting up and dismantling the valet. This is in an effort to get more parent volunteers. These volunteers will serve primarily as greeters- welcoming our smiling little Wildcats as they make their way to another hard day of learning and growing at our school. Please refer to the following documents for more information. And remember, be patient and be a good example. Our kids are watching, and they learn very quickly from the adults around them. 

Valet is not the only volunteer opportunity that we are recruiting for. If you are interested in being a room parent, please contact your student's teacher regarding this fulfilling and incredibly helpful role. The PTA, myself, and our dedicated teachers work alongside our parent volunteers to make many of the great Walteria events possible. Our students will be forever grateful, and you will enjoy playing an important role in the day-to-day happenings of your child's class. Contact your child's teacher today, as we would like to have our volunteers ready to tackle the year's most exciting and memorable event, the Fall Carnival. 

Lastly, our yearly Direct Donation drive is now on its way. Please consider donating to the Walteria PTA. Many of the extracurricular events that our students enjoy year in and year out are put on and financed through the funds raised by the PTA. Some examples of these experiences include field trips for all students, the Fall Festival, participation in Adventures in Art, Magic of Music, the School Garden, and events such as the end of the year celebration for our graduating students, the father-daughter and mother-son dance, game nights, and many, many more fun and memorable events. The donation is tax deductible, so it is a win-win for all! Click here for more information. 


There is a lot more information to come. Please continue to visit walteria.tusd.org for more information and make sure to update your information on PowerSchool for email and text notices in the future. 


Dr. Ponce



Upcoming events to keep an eye on:

  • 9/18: Dinner Night @ Bettolino - Come out and help us raise funds for technology at Walteria. 
  • 9/20: Picture Day at Walteria