Waitz Elementary School

...Welcome to Waitz..."I am not a teacher, but an awakener." -Robert Frost...

Upcoming Events

BCFSHHS Community Services Division
Date: 4/25/2017, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Location: Parents Room 419
Progress Reports Go Home

Date: 5/11/2017
Report Cards Go Home

Date: 5/30/2017

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

The staff at Waitz Elementary School welcomes you and your family to the 2016-2017 School Year. We are committed to doing all we can to make this school year a successful experience for every student.

Here at Waitz we take pride in developing our students, teachers, parents and administrators to be the best they can be! This will be my third year serving as Principal at Waitz, and we are soaring to new heights each year. All of our initiatives are centered around our district and campus Mission and Vision Statement which centers on student success!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at (956) 323-6600 or rrodri38@mcisd.org

Thank you,

Mrs. Ruby Rodriguez

Preparing Students for College, Careers and Life

Spelling Bee participants.
Students showing they participated in Kids Vote 2016
Mission Police mascot with campus Administration and 2nd grade students.
Special Ed students on Alton Fire truck during Fire Safety Week.
School Logo

Carl C. Waitz Elementary

Staff members wearing superhero attire.
Students and Staff
Spelling Bee participants.
Veterans stand during National Anthem during Veteran's Day program.
Mrs. Tan's Pre-K class with Ms. Rocha in the library.
Alton Memorial Jr High Choir performing for students.
Mrs. Gonzalez 1st grade class with Hour of Code certificates.
Author, Cory Putman Oakes, presenting to students in the library.
Students and Staff in the library during STAR Wars Reads day.
Waitz Staff riding a bus to Mission CISD 2016 convocation.

Waitz Staff ready for the 2016 convocation

Mission High School drum line performing during an assembly.
Robotics Team
Author, Cory Putman Oakes, along with Librarian, Mrs. Tanguma; Principal, Rubicela Rodriguez; Coordinator for Instructional Technologies, Drucilla Pena.
Students participating in Can Food drive.
5th Grade students at their field trip.
Students with Alton Police mascot.
Science Fair participants in front of their projects.
Mrs. Mayorga with Christmas Program participants.
Maintanence workers participating in The Lemonade War Read Along.
Mission Police mascot giving a student a high five during Red Ribbon Week activities.
Students and Staff with
Waitz Elementary students with their grandparents on Grandparents Day 2016.
Author, Cory Putman Oakes, signing a copy of her book to a student.
3rd, 4th , and 5th grade students participating in Summer Reading Celebration.
Spelling Bee winners
Students participating in a STEMScope camp.
Valentines Day 5k participants
Students performing in the Christmas Program
Mrs. Balderrama doing science experiment with students.
5th Grade students Coding field trip.
Mrs. Balderrama being presented a check for Science grant.
Eagles of the Month assembly.
Principal for a day.
Admin staff congratulating Ms. Garcia for Counselors Week.
staff member of the year Bea Garza at her desk
Alton Fire Department presentation during Fire safety week.
Waitz Staff being treated to some Ice Cones in front of school.

Waitz Staff cooling off

Alton Memorial Jr. High Choir performance.
Students at Science Fair
Waitz Vollyball Team.
Waitz Student with grandparents on Grandparent's Day 2016.
Waitz Elementary Boys football team.
1st and 2nd Grade students participating in the Summer Reading Celebration.
Staff members with camouflage attire during Red Ribbon Week activities.
Student taking a picture in Summer Reading Celebration background.
5th Grade Valentine's coronation.
Choir performing during Christmas Program.
Waitz Staff at 2016 convocation.

Waitz Staff at 2016 convocation

Mission Policeman giving a drug free presentation during Red Ribbon Week.
Students working on science experiment in the Science Lab.
UIL participants with awards.
Mrs. Vargas with firefighters participating  the 110 Climb memorializing 9/11 victims.
The front of Waitz Elementary School.
Anti-Bullying presentation by H.E.B.
Waitz Teacher of the Year 2016 being presented at Mission CISD Convocation 2016
Choir students during Veteran's Day program.
5th Grade students presenting branches of the Armed Forces during Veteran's Program.
Special Ed students at the Library with Miss Salinas.
Pre-K students performing during Christmas Program.
Waitz Staff and Students dressed in Mexican traditional attire.
Mrs. Villalpando with her son during Veteran's Day program.
Waitz Robotic Team
Read to Ride raffle winners sponsored by Academy.

News and Announcements

AR Family Night

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Parents are invited to attend our AR Night to enjoy some family reading time. Students will be able to test on the AR program during this time.

Texas Reads One Book

Monday, April 3, 2017 at 9:00 am
Please join us in the library to watch a video of Coach Jason Garrett of the Dallas Cowboys as he reads chapter one of the book "The Lemonade War."

STAAR State Exams

March 28 - 29, 2017
Students in 4th and 5th grade will be taking the STAAR state exams. Please make sure your child attends school on these days.

Staff Member of the Year

staff member of the year Bea Garza at her desk

Congratulations to our PEIMS clerk Mrs. Bea Garza! She has been selected as the Waitz Staff Member of the Year. Thanks for all your hard work Bea!

Reading Rock Star Authors

March 2, 2017
The Texas Book Festival will present the following authors at our campus:
James Luna, Steven Weinberg, and Diana Lopez. Students in all grade levels will attend an author presentation and receive their own signed copy of the author's book.

Dr. Seuss Week

February 27 - March 3, 2017
Celebrate Dr. Seuss Week with us! We will be sending out the spirit day activities for students.

Career Day

February 23, 2017
Our students in 3rd - 5th grade will attend Career Day in the Staff Development room. They will get a chance to interact with professionals from our community and hear about each profession.

District UIL Meet

February 11, 2017
Our Waitz UIL team place 5th in the district UIL sweepstakes. Congratulations to all of our UIL students and coaches. Way to go!

Waitz Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to our 1st grade teacher Mrs. Tara De La Vega! She has been selected as the Waitz Teacher of the Year. Way to go Ms. De La Vega!

Happy Counselor's Week

February 6 - 10, 2017
All of us at Waitz Elementary would like to say THANK YOU to our wonderful counselor Ms. Cristina Garcia. We appreciate all that you do for us!

Campus Spelling Bee

Janurary 24, 2017
Congratulations to the winners of our campus Spelling Bee! Connie Marroquin was our 1st place winner and Jennifer Alonzo was our 2nd place winner. Both girls will advance to the District Spelling Bee taking place on February 3, 2017. Brizeidy Hernandez will participate as an alternate.

District Science Fair

January 19, 2017
Students will be presenting their science projects at the annual Science Fair at R. Cantu Junior High from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Parents are invited to attend the awards ceremony at 6:00 pm. Good luck to our participants!

Christmas Musical

December 20, 2016
Students will present the musical "The Littlest Christmas Tree" this week. The musical production was coordinated by our music teacher Mrs. Mayorga.

Gifts for Waitz Students

December 19, 2016
The Free Masons Lodge (Hidalgo 1036) surprised students with toys this week. Selected students were able to choose one item as their Christmas present. Thank you for the generous donation.

District History Fair

December 17, 2016
Mission CISD will hold its first History Fair. Parents are invited to join us as our students present their history projects. It will be held at the Mission Historical Museum from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

Hour of Code

Friday, December 9, 2016
Waitz students will be participating in this year's #HourOfCode. For more information on this global event visit www.hourofcode.com

Author Visit

Friday, December 2, 2016
Ms. Cory Putman Oakes will be visiting Waitz Elementary and presenting to our 4th and 5th graders. She will discuss her books Dinosaur Boy and Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars.

Veterans Day Program

Friday, November 11, 2016
Students have invited the Veterans in their families to join us for a special luncheon in their honor. We will also have a presentation in the cafeteria for our Veterans at 1:30 pm.

Mock Election

Friday, November 4, 2016
Students will participate in our mock presidential election on Friday. Results will be announced at the end of the day.

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