Waitz Elementary School

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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

5th Grade students Coding field trip.
Mrs. Gonzalez 1st grade class with Hour of Code certificates.
Waitz Staff riding a bus to Mission CISD 2016 convocation.

Waitz Staff ready for the 2016 convocation

Students with Alton Police mascot.
Waitz Elementary Boys football team.
Students and Staff with
Waitz Robotic Team
Admin staff congratulating Ms. Garcia for Counselors Week.
Mission High School drum line performing during an assembly.
Special Ed students at the Library with Miss Salinas.
Mrs. Villalpando with her team with octopus background
Principal for a day.
Eagles of the Month assembly.
Waitz Vollyball Team.
Students performing in the Christmas Program
Veterans stand during National Anthem during Veteran's Day program.
Mission Police mascot giving a student a high five during Red Ribbon Week activities.
Choir performing during Christmas Program.
Special Ed students on Alton Fire truck during Fire Safety Week.
Author, Cory Putman Oakes, presenting to students in the library.
The front of Waitz Elementary School.
Staff members wearing superhero attire.
Mrs. Balderrama doing science experiment with students.
3rd, 4th , and 5th grade students participating in Summer Reading Celebration.
Waitz Staff at 2016 convocation.

Waitz Staff at 2016 convocation

Science Fair participants in front of their projects.
5th Grade students presenting branches of the Armed Forces during Veteran's Program.
staff member of the year Bea Garza at her desk
Alton Fire Department presentation during Fire safety week.
Students participating in Can Food drive.
Administrative professionals day - PIEMS clerk, parent liaison, secretary, and activity clerk.
Waitz students posing with their medals at the Leo Pena 5K event.
Pre-K students performing during Christmas Program.
Mrs. Balderrama being presented a check for Science grant.
Read to Ride raffle winners sponsored by Academy.
Mrs. Villalpando with her son during Veteran's Day program.
Waitz Student with grandparents on Grandparent's Day 2016.
Students working on science experiment in the Science Lab.
Kinder students on stage in their caps and gowns.
Mission Police mascot with campus Administration and 2nd grade students.
Alton Memorial Jr High Choir performing for students.
Maintanence workers participating in The Lemonade War Read Along.
First grade students with Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book props on stage
Choir students during Veteran's Day program.
Robotics Team
Waitz Staff being treated to some Ice Cones in front of school.

Waitz Staff cooling off

Students and Staff in the library during STAR Wars Reads day.
1st and 2nd Grade students participating in the Summer Reading Celebration.
Students at Science Fair
Students participating in a STEMScope camp.
Alton Memorial Jr. High Choir performance.
Librarian with the Battle of the Bluebonnet team.
Mission Policeman giving a drug free presentation during Red Ribbon Week.
Mrs. Mayorga with Christmas Program participants.
Valentines Day 5k participants
Students and Staff
5th Grade Valentine's coronation.
Anti-Bullying presentation by H.E.B.
Staff members with camouflage attire during Red Ribbon Week activities.
Spelling Bee winners
School Logo

Carl C. Waitz Elementary

5th Grade students at their field trip.
Spelling Bee participants.
Students showing they participated in Kids Vote 2016
Student taking a picture in Summer Reading Celebration background.
Librarian and library clerk in roller girl costumes with former Waitz student as grand marshal of the book parade
UIL participants with awards.
Waitz Staff and Students dressed in Mexican traditional attire.
Mrs. Vargas with firefighters participating  the 110 Climb memorializing 9/11 victims.
Spelling Bee participants.
Parents showing their Parenting Partners certificates.
Former Waitz student with his teachers celebrating his Presidential Award
Mrs. Tan's Pre-K class with Ms. Rocha in the library.
Coach Menchaca and the basketball girls' team
Author, Cory Putman Oakes, signing a copy of her book to a student.
Waitz Elementary students with their grandparents on Grandparents Day 2016.
Author, Cory Putman Oakes, along with Librarian, Mrs. Tanguma; Principal, Rubicela Rodriguez; Coordinator for Instructional Technologies, Drucilla Pena.
Parent liaison with parent volunteers at their luncheon.

News and Announcements

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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