Waitz Elementary School

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

Upcoming Events

Parenting Partners Meeting

Date: 2/23/2018, 1 PM 2:30 PM
Staff Development Day

Date: 2/26/2018
Location: No school for students!
Dr. Seuss Week

Date: 2/27/2018
Location: February 27th - March 2nd, 2018
Texas Public Schools Week

Date: 2/27/2018
Location: February 27th - March 2nd, 2018
Parenting Partners Meeting

Date: 3/2/2018, 1 PM 2:30 PM
Parenting Partners Meeting

Date: 3/9/2018, 1 PM 2:30 PM
Spring Break

Date: 3/12/2018
Location: School will be closed March 12th - 16th for Spring Break!
Parenting Partners Meeting

Date: 3/16/2018, 1 PM 2:30 PM

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

The staff at Waitz Elementary School welcomes you and your family to the 2017-2018 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 fifth 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
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Preparing Students for College, Careers and Life

Waitz staff at the Little Library ribbon cutting ceremony.
Students participating in activities at the Summer Reading Party.
Waitz UIL winners.
5th grade students showing off their robots during Power Up Week.
Waitz float won 1st place at the Alton Christmas Parade.
Students getting books from the Little Library.
Spelling Bee winners on stage with trophies
Contestants from the Spelling Bee on stage
4th grade students at Movie Night.
Parent Volunteers at Waitz.
PK celebrates Thanksgiving
Coach Menchaca with 5th grade volleyball girls
4th grade students with Animal Shelter donations
Honoring Veteran family members in LRC.
Students filling the new Little Library with books.
Student making grandparents card with grandma
Third grade students at the summer reading party
MHS Jazz Choir performing for Waitz students.
5th grade students presenting a Veterans Day skit.
Firefighters at the Fire Safety presentation.
3rd grade students on the Alton Christmas Parade float.
Students at the voting booth selecting their favorite bluebonnet book
December 8th, 2017 snow day at Waitz.
Pre-K student playing in the snow.
Eagles of the 3rd six weeks on stage
Winners of the bike raffle with administrators
MHS students entering the Pep Rally.
Bluebonnet team with author David Bowles
School Logo
The front of Waitz Elementary School.
Alton Choir girls pose for a picture
Waiting to welcome Veterans to the Veterans Day Program.
Students celebrating veteran family members.
First grade class exploring the fire truck
Volleyball girls at tournament
PK student reading in the library
Red Ribbon Week DEA presentation.
MHS football players giving high fives to Waitz students at Pep Rally.
Students at the DHR Red Ribbon Week presentation.
Students in the library for Bluebonnet Voting Lunch
Read aloud with pk students and Clifford
MHS Jazz Choir performance.
Celebrating 100th day at school
Alton Choir girls performance
Waitz Administrators at the Fire Safety Presentation.
Battle of the Bluebonnets Team.
Pre-K students and teachers playing in the snow.
2nd grade students with Animal Shelter donations
5th grade students performing in the Lion King at MHS.
Police officer costume character reading in the library.
Students at the Summer Reading Party.
Fifth graders pose for a picture after voting
Teachers serving food at Movie Night.
Myon top reader gets a tablet.
5th grade students in the Lion King at MHS.
Presenting Veteran's Day projects in LRC.
Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Free Little Library.
Waitz staff enjoying the snow.
4th grade students pose with their Citrus Parade shoebox floats

News and Announcements

Favorites Dance

5th grade students at the Favorite's Dance.

February 13th, 2018
Our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students celebrated Valentine's Day during the Favorite's Dance! Congratulations to the 2018 Waitz Royal Court!


February 7 - 12, 2018
Shopping Hours: 7:15am - 11:00am and 12:15pm - 3:00pm
We will close at 2pm on Feb. 12th.

Counselor's Week

February 4th - 9th, 2018
A big THANK YOU to Ms. Garcia for everything you do for our school! Waitz students and staff appreciate you very much! Happy Counselor's Week!

GT Nominations 1st - 5th Grade

February 5 - 16, 2018
We are now accepting nominations for the Gifted and Talented program. All paperwork must be turned in by February 16, 2018.

Career Day

3rd grade student enjoying Career Day.

February 1st, 2018
Students enjoyed learning about a variety of jobs during Career Day! Thank you to all the potential future employers that joined us!

Campus Spelling Bee Winners

January 18, 2018
Congratulations to all of our Spelling Bee participants on a job well done. The winners were Connie Marroquin in 1st place and Ryan Long in 2nd place. They advanced to the District Spelling Bee to be held in February.

Holiday Literacy Night

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join us for some reading time and a craft as we discover how we celebrate Christmas Around the World!

Veterans Day Program

Friday, Nov. 10, 2017
As a thank you for their service, Waitz will be honoring our veterans with a luncheon and a program.

Book Fair Week

Sept 11 - Sept 15, 2017
Shopping Hours are 7:30 am - 11:00 am and 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Grandparents Day in the Library

Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 8:30am - 10:00am
Happy Grandparents Day! Grandparents are invited to come to the library and read with their grandchild. We will have a craft for the kids.

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