Dear Waterbury School Community,
Wow! Where did the year go? We have certainly been in an unprecedented time! The year 2020 will be one we will remember for years to come. While it seems like only yesterday, it was the first day of school in August, by March the coronavirus transformed our educational system and fast-forwarded us to remote learning.
Even though it’s been a while since we have all been together, we can still look back at the friendships and memories we have created along the way… both in school and through virtual learning environments. Waterbury Elementary School is a great place to learn, and I hope the students had fun participating in the many exciting learning activities and events that our teachers, staff members, and PTO parents had planned for them. My favorite activities included the Back to School Pool Party, Family Reading Night, and our annual Holiday Sing and Jump Rope Contest. I also enjoyed participating in classroom ZOOM meetings and receiving pictures and messages on the challenges I gave you during our remote learning days! Even though we couldn’t be together, I had many opportunities to see your smiling faces.
I am proud of every one of you. Thank you for a great school year, and best wishes for many successful years ahead. Good luck to our fifth graders as they begin a new educational journey in Middle School, and I hope they come back and visit often.
Finally, to you, the parents, thank you for your generosity of time, talent, and resources. The volunteer hours you spend in the classroom, the donations of supplies and food preparation, and the charitable gifts you make both to the school and the community-at-large do not go unnoticed. I speak for the entire Waterbury staff in saying we would not accomplish what we do without your help. Thank you for entrusting us with your children each day!
Best wishes for a safe, exciting, and fun-filled summer!
Dr. Debbie Guzan