Waitz Elementary School

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

Upcoming Events

Easter Break

Date: 3/30/2018
Location: No school!
STAAR Testing - 4th & 5th Grade

Date: 4/10/2018
STAAR Testing - 5th Grade

Date: 4/11/2018
STAAR Testing - Make Up

Date: 4/12/2018
STAAR Testing - Make Up

Date: 4/13/2018

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

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

News and Announcements

Spring Break

March 12th - 16th, 2018
School will be closed for Spring Break! Have fun and stay safe!
**Classes resume on March 19th!**

Extra Special V.I.P.s

Congratulations to our Teacher of the Year, Ms. Veronica Lopez, and our Staff Member of the Year, Mrs. Fran Stickle! We appreciate your hard work and dedication!

Dr. Seuss Week

Feb. 27 - Mar. 2, 2018
Tuesday - Wear a college or university shirt.
Wednesday - Wear a shirt with a book character or book quote.
Thursday - Reading Rock Stars Event
Friday - Dress up like the Cat in the Hat.

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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