Waitz Elementary School

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

Upcoming Events

Parenting Partners
Date: 2/23/2017, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Location: Parents Room 419
BCFSHHS Community Services Division
Date: 2/28/2017, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Location: Parents Room 419
Parenting Partners
Date: 3/2/2017, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Location: Parents Room 419
BCFSHHS Community Services Division
Date: 3/7/2017, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Location: Parents Room 419
Parenting Partners
Date: 3/9/2017, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
Location: Parents Room 419

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
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Waitz Staff at 2016 convocation

Waitz Staff ready for the 2016 convocation

Waitz Staff cooling off

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News and Announcements

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!

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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