Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you
about 22 hours ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good morning. We ask that you be patient and cautious this morning due to the weather. It may take a bit longer to drop your child off today in the circle drives. Thank you ahead of time for your understanding and care!
about 22 hours ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow families, Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you
4 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. thank you
5 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you
6 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to Certify your child for school today. Thank you!
7 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families. Remember to certify your child for school today. Thank you.
11 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families: Tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 15 is the same time schedule for students. Students attend 8:00-12:00. There is no school on Monday as we honor & remember Dr. Martin L. King.
12 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Please certify your child for school today.
12 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Please certify your child for school today.
13 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families, Please certify your child for school today. Thank you
14 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you
15 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families. Remember to certify your child for school today. Thank you
18 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. thank you
19 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you
19 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families. Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you.
20 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families: Remember to Self Certify your child for school today using the Miine Health app. Thank you!
21 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
W.J. Zahnow Families, Happy New Year and welcome back! Reminder to self certify your child using the Miine Health app this morning.
22 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families, All students return to school this Monday, January 4th. EC, PreK, K & 1st graders will attend school days following the same times as before our Christmas Break. PreK students please review Mrs. Rieken's messages about your schedule changes. A few additional reminders: K & 1st grade, the doors open at 7:45am, pick up is 11:50 for K and 12:00 for first grade, PreK & EC attend same scheduled times. Lastly, all students will need to be certified each morning using the Miine health app. We hope you had wonderful and safe break. We look forward to returning for our second half of the year with your students. I will be watching my emails today and tomorrow. If you have any specific questions regarding our return, please feel free to reach out to me and I will do my best to get you the information you need and answer your questions. Happy New Year to Everyone! Looking forward to 2021. Mary Gardner, Principal mgardner@wcusd5.net
24 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
W.J. Zahnow PreK Parents: Beginning Monday, January 4th your child's scheduled days of attendance will be every day at your child's current session times, instead of every other day. For those who responded to Mrs. Rieken's survey for transportation, this also begins on Monday. If you have any questions regarding session times, etc. please contact Mrs. Rieken by email at crieken@wcusd5.net to have your questions answered. Our school office opens Monday at 7:30am, and we will do our best to answer your questions also. Thank you and the happiest of New Year's to all of you!
24 days ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow families: Reminder to health certify your child for school today.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today using the Miine Health app.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Remember to health certify your child for school today.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for class today.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
W.J. Zahnow 5 Days of Christmas Dress up Days! Monday, 12/14 – Holiday Headgear: Wear your favorite holiday hat, headbands, elf ears, etc. Tuesday, 12/15- Reindeer Day! Wear brown like a reindeer Wednesday, 12/16- Crazy Christmas! Wear your favorite holiday gear from head to toe Thursday, 12/17- Elf day! Dress up like an elf or wear red and green. Friday, 12/18-Polar Express Day! Wear your PJs.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
W.J. Zahnow 5 Days of Christmas Dress Up Days Join us and dress up for school each day to celebrate the Christmas Season! Monday - Holiday Headgear: Wear your favorite holiday hat, headband, elf ears, etc. Tuesday- Reindeer Day: Wear brown like a reindeer. Wednesday- Crazy Christmas: Wear your favorite clothes from head to toe. Thursday- Elf Day: Dress up like an elf or wear red and green. Friday- Polar Express Day: Wear your Pajamas to school.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow families: Reminder to certify your child for school today.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow families: Remember to certify your child today on the Miine Health app for school. Thank you
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow families: Remember to certify your child for school today on the Miine Health app. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families: Reminder to certify your child for school today using the Miine Health App. Thank you
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow. I continue to mis key the time. I am so sorry. Drop off is 7:45am. As you can all see, I, like most, welcome the routine of our return. Mary Gardner.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families: A correction to the last message. Drop off begins at 7:35am. Thank you.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families, Students return to in-person learning tomorrow from 8am-12pm. Doors open at 7:40am for drop off. For those using the front drive (first grade & others), a new sign has been posted at the exit. During drop off & pick up, there will be no left turn onto Hamacher St. This will help with smooth & safer traffic flow. For those going to Rogers or Gardner Elementary Schools after Zahnow, it’s recommended to use Bellfontaine St, to E. 1st Street and then to Rogers St. We look forward to having many students back & remind parents of students staying remote to reach out if you have questions. We are here to help. Mary Gardner, Principal
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Dear Zahnow Families: Students will be in person again beginning Monday, Dec. 7, from 8am to 12:00pm. *All students should return with their folders & packets. *PreK & First Graders should also bring their Chromebooks back to school on Monday. These will be used at school. *Kindergarten should keep Chromebooks at home for at home use. Your teachers will reach out and let you know how to support skill practice at home. *If your child is an in-person learner, but your plan is to keep him/her remote during our returning two weeks from Dec. 7-18, please email and/or contact your child’s teacher so she/he can gather materials for remote learning. As a reminder, during our return please be sure to Health Certify your child each morning for class before 7:40am. If your child is quarantined or has COVID symptoms please keep him/her home and call the school nurse to discuss protocols for your child's return to school. If you have any questions about our return to in-person, please email me, mgardner@wcusd5.net, or your child's classroom teacher. Thank you and be safe. Mary Gardner, Princpal
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: Students will be remote learning tomorrow through Friday, Dec. 4th. Please reach out to your teacher(s) by email if you have any questions.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: Today is a Remote Learning Day. There is no in-person learning. Tomorrow, Wednesday, Thanksgiving Break begins. Enjoy this time with your family. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at WJ Zahnow!
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good morning Zahnow families. Reminder that students will not be having in-person learning today or tomorrow. Packets will be available for pick up today in deck boxes. Those that replied to their teachers for a device, these will also be available for pick up from 8-4 today and Tuesday. Thank you & have a great day.
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good afternoon Zahnow Families. Yesterday a message was sent District wide by Superintendent, Mr. Brian Charron explaining that beginning, tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 23, all PreK-5th grade students will join our Jr. High and High School students and be going remote. Student folders/packets will be ready and available in your class deck box tomorrow morning. These deck boxes are outside the building and available at all times for you to access. For those families that requested a device with their classroom teacher, the device may be picked up at the following locations at Zahnow on Monday and Tuesday from 8am to 4pm. PreK & First Grade in the front hallway, outside the office. Kindergarten in the hallway where you drop off and pick up your child. For those of you that have bus students, this is the bus lane on the east side of the building. Staff members will be there to help you. If you are unable to come by the school, please reach out to your teacher, or me, and a delivery will be set up. Thank you for your understanding during this time and please reach out if you have any questions. We are here to help. The remote learning time, as of now, is Monday, Nov. 23 through Friday, Dec. 4. Thanks again. Take care and Happy Thanksgiving. Mary Gardner, Principal
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Please certify your child for school today. Thank you
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Please certify your child today for school. Thank you
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Please click a link below for a message about Remote Learning. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I7Lw_TwWVUjVodOqGAT7McbbOH1tYcPW/view
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Below is a message about our week of Remote Learning https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I7Lw_TwWVUjVodOqGAT7McbbOH1tYcPW/view
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you.
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Please certify your child for school today. Thank you!
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you.
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. thank you
2 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
No school today, Wednesday, Nov. 11 in honor of our Veterans. Thank you to all those who have fought for our country and who are still defending it today!
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you!
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to Certify your child for school today. Thank you.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Remember to certify your child for school today. Thank you
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
There is NO SCHOOL tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Quick reminder. Please certify your child for class today. With picture day, many forgot, which is understandable and I didn't put out a reminder for this. Thank you
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder that Picture Day is tomorrow, Monday, November 2.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
W.J. Zahnow Winning Streak Spirit Wear Clothing orders are in! If you made an order, you may pick it up in our office. We are open today, Thursday, Oct. 29, from noon until 7:00pm, Friday, Oct. 30 from 8:00am to noon, and regular school hours 7:30am to 4pm M, W, Th, F next week. If you choose to have it sent home in your child's backpack next week instead of picking up at the office, please email your child's teacher. Thank you for your support!
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminders: There is no school Thursday and Friday this week due to Parent/Teacher conferences. Picture Day is Monday, Nov. 2 and there is no school on Tuesday as it is now a Federal Holiday for voting.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder. There is no school tomorrow for students due to Parent/Teacher Conferences. Have a great weekend!
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
For Papa John's orders use Zahnow Elementary Promo Code SW001
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
It's Papa John's Night for Zahnow! When you order use the code.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
"Drugs are a trick. Not a treat!" Students and staff may wear Halloween costumes tomorrow to school! Reminder that the costume should be bathroom friendly. No masks or face coverings should be worn with exception of the PPE mask. No blood or weapons and students should wear shoes that are comfortable for activities. We will be providing snacks and crafts, so please do not send candy or gift bags to school. We will not be able to pass these out. Thank you!
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today. Thank you.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school this morning. Thank you.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Tomorrow begins Red Ribbon Drug Awareness Week! * Monday "Use your head and don't do drugs!" Wear a Crazy Hat to school. * Tuesday "Team up against drugs!" Wear your favorite sport shirt or jersey to school. * Wednesday "Drugs are a trick, not a treat! Wear your Halloween Costume to school. (All costumes must be bathroom friendly. Please do not wear costume mask, face paint, fake blood, or weapons. Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday and Friday. There is no school for students. Remember to sign up with your teacher if you haven't already.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child this morning for school.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child with the Miine Health app for school. Thank you.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families, 1st Quarter Progress Reports are now posted on Skyward. Your child's report card can be found in the "Portfolio" tab. If you have questions please contact the office. 939-3458.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to sign your Zahnow student in on the Miine Health app this morning. Thank you!
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to check your child in on the Miine Health app for school today.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child for school today using the Miine Health app. Thank you.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to sign your child in using the Miine Health app today for school.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Remember to sign your child in today on the Miine health app before going to school. Thank you
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Mark your calendars. Here are some upcoming events & activities at W.J. Zahnow Elementary! Oct. 26-28 Red Ribbon Week Dress up Themes: Red Ribbon Week Dress up/Themes Oct. 26 Use your head & don’t do drugs. Wear a crazy hat to school. Oct. 27 Team up against drugs. Wear your favorite sport shirt or jersey. Oct. 28 Drugs are a trick not a treat. Wear your Halloween Costume. Oct. 29 & 30 Parent Teacher Conferences. No school for students. Be looking for information on how to sign up. It will be coming later this week. Nov. 2 School Pictures Nov. 3 No School. Legal Holiday. Election Day. Nov. 11 No School. Veterans Day
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Remember to check your child in on the Miine Health app this morning. Thanks.
3 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families: Reminder that there is no school today or Monday for students. Teachers have a bi-county institute today and Monday is a holiday. Enjoy your weekend!
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Remember to sign your child in on the Miine Health app this morning. Thank you.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to Health Certify your student today for school. Thank you!
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to certify your child on the Miine Health App this morning.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Kindergarten Families that drop off in the morning, please be cautious if you circle back to Rogers and making a left turn onto Rogers Street after dropping your child off, If the buses are there it is hard to see the traffic flowing north. When we see multiple buses we will be directing cars to go straight onto Hamacher. Thank you.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to Self Certify your child before school today. Thank you
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Hello Zahnow Elementary Families, We are excited to offer new "Bulldog Spirit Wear" for the 2020-2021 school year. This year has been anything but normal for our students! We are so proud of them and how they have continued to learn and grow during these difficult times and we think this design reflects that! We are BULLDOG STRONG! All orders must be placed and paid for using the Winning Streak store link below. The store is open starting today, September 18th, and will run through October 4th. Once the store is closed, orders will no longer be able to be taken. When ordering, remember to choose the school that you would like your order delivered too. All orders will come packaged and labeled from Winning Streak. Once the orders arrive they will be sent home with students that are in person learning. For students participating in remote learning, an email will be sent out when orders arrive and will be available for pick up from the office of the building you had your order delivered to. Orders will take about 15-20 business days after the store closes to be delivered to the schools. Thank you, go Bulldogs! https://ge2020.wswebstore.com/
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
An email was sent this morning to all Zahnow families that provides information in the event that your child is absent from school due to illness. There is no need to respond to this email unless you have a specific question. It was sent to everyone. Thank you.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Families. The Miine Health app appears to be working now. I had to turn my phone off and then on again in order to stop the spinning. Give this a try. We will wait about 15 more minutes for students to be cleared. Thank you again for your patience.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good morning Zahnow families. If you don't get through on the Miine Health app for certifying your child this morning, wait about 5-10 minutes and try again. Jr. High and High School students started back yesterday and were checking in for the first time. This caused some problems that the Miine Health people are working on. Thanks for your patience.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Miine Health App is working again. If you weren't able to certify your child you can do this now and/or call our office for a verbal certification.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
It appears that the Miine Health App is not working correctly this morning for some. If this is the case for you, please wait for another message letting you know it is corrected. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder to Self Certify your child before his/she comes to school today using the Miine Health app. Thank you!
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow families, The Miine Health Self Certifying app appears to be working. Please try again. Go in and Self Certify so that there is record of your child's health attendance. Thank you for your patience.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Important message. Miine Health App is down. I will send a message when it is up. Please email your classroom teacher if your child will not be here or has a symptom. Sorry for the inconvenience.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good morning. Please remember to Self Certify your child using the Miine Health app this morning. Thank you.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder Zahnow Families: Self Certify your child before school today using the Miine Health App. Thank you.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Thank you to all Zahnow families for your understanding these past few days as we continue to work through our arrival and dismissal process. Buses ran late today during dismissal. This is fairly normal the first few days of school as we are double checking student tags and bus numbers before students are getting on buses. Additionally, the bus drivers are becoming familiar with their riders and routes. If you have questions about your route please call or email. Thank you again for your patience.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
IMPORTANT: 1. Starting tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 25, if you are dropping off a kindergarten student after 7:55 or if you see a long line of yellow school buses in the kindergarten lane, please use the front drop off on Hamacher Street. There are supervisors at this drop off area to help students with vehicle doors & get them to their classrooms also. 2. Starting tomorrow, Friday, Sept 25, at pick up, if you have a child in Mrs. Beck, Ms. McAlister, Mrs. Carlton, Mrs. Buettner & Mrs. Miller's classes, once you have your child please turn into the staff's parking lot to exit back onto Rogers Street. All parents, when you have picked up your child, feel free to pull over to the left hand lane to exit. Please remember to be cautious as you pull around cars to leave and when pulling up to your child's pick up area. Thank you Zahnow kindergarten families for your patience & understanding as we work through the hiccups. Please email or call if you have any questions.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Miine Health App Reminder to self-certify your child before school today. This is important. We will be contacting anyone that does not certify. If at any point, on any day, you accidentally mismark your daily check in, please call the attendance line. Leave a message with "student name" and "an explanation and we can fix the Miine information from here. Any questions on self-certifying, please call our office. We open at 7am.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
First Grade Parents: Your child's teacher will be putting bus tags on students' backpacks while at school Thursday. Please send your child with his/her name tag on his/her shirt on Thursday and Friday. This was sent home in the orange folder. First Grade Teachers are sending out the "How I Get Home Survey" this afternoon. As soon as the bus company sends us the bus information and times, your teacher will email you this information. Be looking for this to come later today or Wednesday morning.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good morning Zahnow families. Below is a list of a few reminders for Thursday and students that are returning in person for learning. *Practice the Miine Health app for self certifying your child. If you have questions about this please call our office 939-3458. *Complete your classroom teachers survey about dismissal schedules for your child. *If riding a bus to a place other than home address, fill out the Special Bus Request online, email it, or come to our office to get a form. This must be filled out ASAP. *Arrival and Dismissal are Drop & Go, Pick up & Go. Parents are to remain in their vehicles. Students should exit on curb side. Kindergarten will be dropped off and picked up in the bus lane off of Rogers Street. First Grade will be dropped off/Picked up out front on Hamacher. PreK/EC will be dropped off and picked up at Norma Ave. This is a one way street. Supervisors/Teachers will help direct students and ensure that they get to their classrooms. *Cars should have the rearview mirror tag posted for pick up. See picture of tag below. If you don't have one by Wednesday, contact your teacher. *All students should come with their name tag and their backpack tag. *All students are required to wear a mask. *Please have your child bring his/her school loaned Chromebook to school on Thursday in his/her backpack. If you want to drop it off today or Wednesday, you can also do this in the school office. *Please go over the information your teacher is sending you and if you have questions please reach out. Thank you ahead of time for your patience!
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Hello Zahnow Elementary Families, We are excited to offer new "Bulldog Spirit Wear" for the 2020-2021 school year. This year has been anything but normal for our students! We are so proud of them and how they have continued to learn and grow during these difficult times and we think this design reflects that! We are BULLDOG STRONG! All orders must be placed and paid for using the Winning Streak store link below. The store is open starting today, September 18th, and will run through October 4th. Once the store is closed, orders will no longer be able to be taken. When ordering, remember to choose the school that you would like your order delivered too. All orders will come packaged and labeled from Winning Streak. Once the orders arrive they will be sent home with students that are in person learning. For students participating in remote learning, an email will be sent out when orders arrive and will be available for pick up from the office of the building you had your order delivered to. Orders will take about 15-20 business days after the store closes to be delivered to the schools. Thank you and go Bulldogs! https://ge2020.wswebstore.com/
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Waterloo CUSD #5
Hello again! The Miine Health app is now working for students and staff at Zahnow Elementary. If you have trouble connecting to your child's account, please contact the school office and a secretary will assist you. Your phone number may need to be updated. Enjoy this beautiful Sunday and thank you for your patience. - WCUSD#5
4 months ago, Waterloo CUSD #5
Waterloo CUSD #5
Good morning Zahnow families, We are aware that the Miine Health app (iPhone) shows a white screen or closes when you try to certify your child's health. This is happening for Zahnow students only. We are currently working on a solution with the company and will update you when we have corrected the problem. Thank you for your patience and understanding. - WCUSD#5
4 months ago, Waterloo CUSD #5
Mary Gardner
Good afternoon Zahnow families. Thank you to all families that have completed the Return to In Person Learning Plan Survey. Teachers and Staff are working hard to get the classrooms and school ready for our students who are returning in person. Those that haven't responded please do so by Monday, Sept. 21st. If you have questions, please reach out to your teacher or the school office. We want to help you with any questions you might still have about our in person or remote plans. Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as we take these next steps and get ready for students returning on Thursday. Return to In Person Survey: https://forms.gle/LaUvi485hxHwHSSLA
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The share button on the link is now open. Please try again if you could not access before. Thank you.
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good afternoon. Please click the link below to receive information on our Return to School Parent Letter. In the letter are links that provide specific information important to our return and a survey to fill out. I've included PreK and EC Students in this message. Although these students have already been attending daily I wanted to keep these familie up to date. PreK and EC will not need to fill out the survey. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to more students returning to school. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1uwhsGR46yccUTAZlMJjsVY53GDacbe5uhkInJNhyRDo/edit
4 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Zahnow Parents FYI: The site the district uses to remove ads on YouTube is having technical issues. We will be using direct links to YouTube for today’s lessons. Please contact your teacher and/or me (mgardner@wcusd5.net) if this continues. Thank you.
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
If you already received this, I apologize. It appears that some families did not get this message. I am sending again. Good morning. A few reminders for the day. Folders will be ready for pick up today at 3pm, through Tuesday at 8am. Monday is the Labor Day Holiday. Kindergarten and First Grade parents will be sent an email after 3pm today with a link to an important survey. The survey is asking for information from you that is important as we begin planning and transitioning for in-person learning. A date for return and a schedule is still in discussion. We are hopeful that all students will be able to come back for in-person at some point in the near future. Please be sure to fill out the form. Thank you and have a great holiday weekend!
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good morning. A few reminders for the day. Folders will be ready for pick up today at 3pm, through Tuesday at 8am. Monday is the Labor Day Holiday. Kindergarten and First Grade parents will be sent an email after 3pm today with a link to an important survey. The survey is asking for information from you that is important as we begin planning and transitioning for in-person learning. A date for return and a schedule is still in discussion. We are hopeful that all students will be able to come back for in-person at some point in the near future. Please be sure to fill out the form. Thank you and have a great holiday weekend!
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good morning Zahnow Families. Happy Friday! Black Folders will be out and ready in the deck boxes by 3pm today. Remember to pick these up, and drop off the orange folder, by Monday at 8am. If you need help this week getting the folder please let your teacher know. On behalf of all the teachers at Zahnow, THANK YOU for all that you are doing to support your child remotely. We also want to let you know that we appreciate the feedback you are sharing with your teachers, both things that are going well, and things that we can improve. Posting negatively on social media will not help solve these problems. We encourage you to reach out to us directly. We want to help! Our staff wishes you a wonderful weekend!
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
This is a Friendly Reminder to turn in your bus transportation information at the Zahnow School Office. If the student is transported anywhere other than their home address, a Special Bus Request form must be turned in for routing and organizational purposes. If this form is not turned in, the student will not be picked up at that location. This includes transportation to and from school, and to and from day care/sitter locations. If you have questions please call the Zahnow office. Thank you!
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Thank you to all students, parents & staff for a great fist week of orientations! We appreciate your patience & understanding as we all continue to move positively forward with our remote learning. DECK BOXES for picking up and dropping off Paper & Pencil Practices and Assignments: Kindergarten boxes are on the patio of the bus drive lane. First grade is on the front entrance patio and EC/PreK are on the west side patio by the small playground on the front west side. The boxes have two sides, "Pick up" & "Drop Off". This Friday & weekend, only first grade will be picking up their orange folder and dropping off their black folders. See the pictures below for a visual. K, EC, PreK will begin next Friday. All folders will be ready for exchange on Fridays at 3:00 pm and may be picked up any time before Mondays at 8:00 am (or the first day of the school week). If you have questions or need additional directions or help, please first email your teacher for help. Thank you & have a great weekend!
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Welcome to Zahnow's two new Speech Pathologists! Bree Hasenstaub and Kati Koesterer Click the link below to meet them! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to7sdf6kzmM&feature=youtu.be
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
https://forms.gle/DKfZdmivGSyVV1LYA Good Morning and Happy Tuesday! Listed above is the link for your child to participate in Live Zoom instruction, meetings, and discussions with his/her teacher. Click on the link, fill out the responses to the questions and send. Please do this as soon as possible if you wish you child to participate. Thank you!
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
One more time. Still learning. Thanks for your patience. https://youtu.be/TWchy15fYXs
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Today is our first day of Orientations. The teachers are so excited to meet their new students! Orientation continues this week. If you need to sign up and haven't, please contact your child's teacher. Below is a Welcome Video. Click on the link and meet our staff. If you have any question, look on our website at the FAQ or give us a call 939-3458. https://youtu.be/TWchy15fYXs
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good morning! This week you will be receiving and invitation to sign up for a Parent-child Orientation Meet & Greet with your child's teacher. We look forward to having you come in, meeting you & your child, and answering questions you have about our remote learning. We want to help you and make this process as stress-free as possible. For those who signed up for a Chromebook device, remember you can come in this week any time from 8-3:00 to check it out and on Thursday from 8-6:00. If you didn't sign up through the survey and need a device, please call us in the office (939-3458). We will reserve one for you. Also, please call us if you have any questions. Have a Marvelous Monday!
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Parent & Child Orientation and Meet-n-Greet with your child's teacher. You and your child will be receiving information in a few days about signing up for a Orientation & Meet and Greet. At the meeting your teacher will answer your questions about remote learning, using Google Classroom, and the resources being used for instruction and learning. Teachers may also do some short students assessments in reading, writing and math skills. First Grade dates are Aug. 17 & 18. Kindergarten will be Aug. 19, 20, 21.
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Teacher Assignments have been completed. If you want to view your child's teacher, log in to your Skyward account and select "Schedule". Thank you for your patience.
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Happy Monday! Students' classroom teacher assignments will be available on Skyward today, but not until this afternoon. Reminder that the start date for remote learning is August 19. Announcements will be coming for dates of small group Meet n Greets and Orientations with classroom teachers. FAQ is available on our Schools' Websites.
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Acceptable Device for Google Classroom for Remote Learning: iPads, iPhones, and some tablets will not work with Google Classroom. If you do not have a device that will work for your child and remote learning, the school will provide this device. Sorry for any confusion. An FAQ will soon be posted on our website. If you have questions email me and if it is a question frequently being asked I will add it to this FAQ on our site. Thank you!
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
This message pertains to the messages sent last week. At this time you do not need to fill out a survey regarding remote or in person. We are going remote at the beginning of the year. This also includes PreK.
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Waterloo CUSD #5
Waterloo Families, All students will need an internet ready device (other than a phone) with a keyboard, camera, and microphone to engage in remote learning.  If you need assistance with acquiring a device or internet access, please complete the Technology/Internet Access Survey below. Someone will be contacting those who state they need assistance within the next two weeks. shorturl.at/degBF -WCUSD#5
6 months ago, Waterloo CUSD #5
Mary Gardner
Correction in my last message. The message was sent by text not email. Sorry for any confusion, but glad everyone is checking. I appreciate this! Have a great rest of your day.
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Good afternoon. You should have received an email letting you know our plans for beginning the school year remotely. If you did not, please reach out to our office so we can check that your contact information is correct. We will be using your contact info to update you as we create our plans for student learning and instruction. A question that has been asked often today is about a device for the students. The answer: A device will be made available to any student that needs one. Information will be sent closer to the start of school regarding picking up a device. 1st graders will be using Chromebooks and PreK & K will be using iPads. To help with general questions you might have, I am creating a Question & Answer document that parents can go to and get answers to questions & share additional questions with me. Please do not hesitate at any time to also call or email me. mgardner@wcusd5.net 618.939.3458 I look forward to meeting you & your child this year, and am here to help in any way I can with making this school year begin smoothly. Mary Gardner, Principal
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Waterloo CUSD #5
Please read the attached letter from WCUSD#5 for information on remotely starting the 2020-2021 school year. shorturl.at/gpsJP
6 months ago, Waterloo CUSD #5
Mary Gardner
PreK students will not have the option of Remote Learning. PreK is not mandated. If you are not planning for your child to attend please email Mrs. Rieken at crieken@wcusd5.net so she can put another student on the roster from the waiting list. Thank you.
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
If you haven't filled out the survey from Superintendent Brian Charron on if your child will be attending in person or remotely please do so. This will help us with planning. The School Board Meeting is tonight to vote on a back to school plan. Be watching for an email this week with their decision. Thank you.
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Please do not worry if you cannot get or find the Clorox Wipes or Hand Sanitizer in the store that are on your child's School Supply list. We will be ordering in bulk and have cleaning supplies at school.
7 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
All 20-21 Kindergarten students must have a birth certificate, proof of residency, and 3 medical forms on file. If you have not turned those yet, please bring them to the office. You can also mail them or scan and send them to mgardner@wcusd5.net. Any returning student with a change of address will also need to send or bring a proof of residency in to the office. This would be a bill attached to your home with your name on it. Call us if you have questions. 939.3458 Thank you!
7 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The W.J. Zahnow office is closing early today. The entry remains open until 2:30 for anyone wanting to pick up pictures or yearbooks. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 7 at 8am. If you have questions regarding online registration email Mrs. Gardner at mgardner@wcusd5.net. I will be monitoring emails today and throughout the weekend. Have a safe and happy July 4th weekend!
7 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminders: *Online registration is open for K-5 students. If you have a kindergarten student & were not able to call in May to give us your student's information, please call the school to set up a time to do walk-in registration. *There are still yearbooks & pictures in the entry way if you didn't pick yours up. *Our office will be closed on Monday, July 6th. * Office hours are M-Th, 8:2:30. If these times don't work in your schedule please email Mrs. Gardner at mgardner@wcusd5.net. She will make arrangements to answer your questions & assist you.
7 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The Zahnow Office will be closed this week, June 15, 16, 17, 18 for office cleaning. If you have spring pictures or a paid yearbook to pick up, these are on a table in the entry of the school. The doors will be open from 8-2:30. If you were called regarding preK & had not returned the call please email mgardner@wcusd5.net (Mrs. Mary Gardner). She will get in contact with you.
7 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Correction: Extra yearbooks are $14.
8 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Yearbooks are here! If you ordered a yearbook you can pick it up M-Th at W.J. Zahnow from 8-2:30. The books are on a table in the entry way in ABC order by your child's teacher's name. There are s few extra. These are $10. Contact the office for the extra ones.
8 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The link below is for ordering 1st grade school supplies through School Tool Box. If you choose to order supplies from them, it is best to do so by Aug. 1st. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=4ae418adb7&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1667863912770037613&th=172571645659e76d&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=1725714ae4f1ba20d861
8 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The Link below is for ordering 2nd Grade school supplies through School Tool Box. It is best to order before Aug. 1st. https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=4ae418adb7&attid=0.1&permmsgid=msg-f:1666593135114214636&th=1720eda05b965cec&view=att&disp=inline&realattid=f_ka49zqfd0
8 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The school and office will be closed at 11am today, Friday, May 22 and all day on Monday, May 25th for Memorial Day! Summer hours are Monday-Thursday, 8-2:30. If you need assistance outside these hours please email me so I can help you. mgardner@wcusd5.net Enjoy your weekend!
8 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
1st Graders. This link is to a short video of Rogers Elementary. 1st grade was not able to have visits this year & we wanted you to see a little of your next school. Mr. Smith is hopeful that some time this summer you will be able to visit! https://youtu.be/pY_lC2YjhR4
8 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message: If your child still needs to complete remote lessons, please do so by Thurs. Those with packets can drop these off at school & put on table. Put your child's name the packets. We encourage you to do some choice activities, Core5, or Raz this week, & this summer!
8 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
To those who have ordered Yearbooks: As soon as we receive them we will contact you to let you know about a pick up. The plant that prints them is "closed" and not printing right now so it may be awhile. Again, we will send a message when we have them for your students. Thanks.
9 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message: This is the last week for Remote Learning. Any student with incomplete assignments will have until Fri May 22 to finish or an "Incomplete" will be reported. Paper Packets: Accountability/checklists may be turned in at the table, at entrance, any time next week.
9 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Spring Picture Pick up Reminder: If you ordered spring pictures you may pick them up at Zahnow in the entrance area starting today. If you are unsure if you ordered, you will need to contact Lifetouch to find out. https://lifetouch.com/ Maryville, IL · (618) 288-7896
9 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
School pictures came in today. We will be sorting these for individual pickup. This will begin on Thurs, May 7. Directions on where/how to pick up will be sent in a message. If you are unsure if you ordered, you will need to contact Lifetouch for this information. Thank you.
9 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Happy Monday & Happy Teacher & Staff Appreciation! We are all so thankful for everything our teachers do to teach, inspire & love the students at WJZ! Our Students wanted to say THANKS! Click on the link below. Have a great week! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RN9M3lk-qP8&t=199s
9 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message:A community blood drive is taking place at Zahnow today from 3:30-7:30. You can go to RedCrossBlood.org & enter "Zahnow" to schedule an appointment. Students, it's another week of remote learning. Keep doing your activities. We are proud of you & miss you!
9 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Happy Earth Day! I am sharing Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World' with you. Enjoy today, tomorrow & every day! Keep reading & learning. *Parents: Please skip ad before song.I am not advertising. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21LGv8Cf0us If link doesn't work, google it.
9 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Mon. Message: I felt such a sadness coming to Zahnow this morning. Though I knew this was likely, I held hope that we would get to see our kiddos 1 more time at school. We miss them so much! Stay safe! Reminder: It is week 2 of Remote Learning. Reach out if you have questions.
9 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message:Remote Learning begins Tuesday. Guidelines for learning are on the district web page.If you have questions reach out to your child's teacher.Your teachers sent out the learning activities.If you are getting a device, contact the district office.Take care & be safe.
10 months ago, Mary Gardner
Waterloo CUSD #5
Our Zahnow teachers and staff want to let everyone know how special our students are to us and how much we truly miss them! Stay safe, stay healthy and stay #BulldogStrong! https://youtu.be/mXHzeTvELH8
10 months ago, Waterloo CUSD #5
Mary Gardner
Hello Everyone! This is a test to see if this attachment works on Thrillshare. Let me know by email if you can open this. Thanks. C:\Users\mgardner\Documents\Parent Letter School Closure.pdf
10 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message:Hello Everyone! We started planing for Remote Learning, (starts Tues, April 14). It will be learning that is not overwhelming & doable for all. An update will be sent when it's finalized. In the meantime keep a routine: read, play games, get outside, & stay safe!
10 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Virtual Spirit Week Activity for Thursday is STEAM! Get creative & learn, explore, or design something in science, technology, engineering, arts or math! Share if you can on your Facebook pages. Make today a Thrilling Thursday!
10 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
It's Wellness Day for Virtual Spirit Week! Draw or journal today. Remind yourself of all that you are thankful for. Later, if the sun comes out, get outside. Breathe the fresh air & feel the warmth of the sun while you play. We miss you all! Make it a Wonderful Wednesday!
10 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
It's READ A BOOK DAY! Here are some of my favorite picture books: "Alfie" by Thyra Heder, "Say Something" by Peter Reynolds,"Seven Silly Eaters"by Marla Fraze & "Ada's Violin" by Susan Hood.Grownups:I'm reading "The Fountain of Silence" by Ruta Sepetys. Have a terrific Tuesday!
10 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message: Virtual Spirit week begins today & it is GAME DAY! Get active. Go outside. Play a board game. Share on our WCUSD site! PreK Screening next week is canceled.If anyone has questions about anything email me mgardner@wcusd5.net Miss you all! Make a MARVELOUS MONDAY!
10 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
If your child was not at school today, supplies, materials & notes, may be picked up after 2pm today. These items are on tables in the entry way and your child's materials area marked with his/her name on the table of their grade level. Thank you
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Correction on return date: School will resume on Tueday, March 31st.
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
A message from Mr. Mike Nehre, our School Social Worker, will be sent by email today. It has some great tips on how to handle your child's questions. He is also sending his contact info, so that if you have any concerns or other questions, you can reach out to him for assistance.
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message:Today our students will be coming home with their school materials & suggested practice sheets, books to read, flash cards & websites.Please don't let all the materials overwhelm you. It will be good for them to do some each day. School is set to resume March 30th.
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: Tonight is Family Game Night. Come for as long or as little as you like. Games provided with a snack! All students will be given a coupon for a free medium one topping pizza from Papa John's for meeting the goal last week. Enjoy!
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message: For those that have signed up for Family Game Night, it is this Wed, 5:30-7pm at Zahnow. Progress Reports go home Friday. Reminder to pull all the way up to the Paw on the fence, and/or the car in front of you, during morning drop off. Have a wonderful week!
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Tomorrow is an Early Dismissal Day at 11:10am & Spring Picture Day! If you are joining us in the NO TECH Challenge, remember to plan some activities for your Friday night: play board games, cook together, take a walk, build with Legos, color or read together! You've got this!
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message: Read Across "Waterloo" is this week with activities each day. No Tech day this Friday. A family challenge message will be coming home in your child's folder. Join us! Friday is also Spring Picture day. Early dismissal Friday at 11:10. Happy March Everyone!
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Message from our Nurse: With the Cold & Flu Season upon us, please keep students home until fever free without aid of medication for 24 hours.This 24 hr rule also includes vomiting & diarrhea, been on antibiotics for Strep Throat & Pink Eye. Questions, call our nurse at ext 171.
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
We have a PJ day at school tomorrow, Thurs, Feb 27. A $1 donation is suggested for House Neighborly Service. HNS supports our community & local families in need. This event goes with PJs and Pancakes at Gardner Elem in the evening. HNS thanks you for your support!
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message:Our Community Blood Drive is this Wed,Feb 26. If you haven't signed up, please consider it. Papa John's is offering a fun incentive for our Wed. Pizza Night. If our total sales exceed our largest one last year, all students will receive a FREE Medium Pizza Coupon.
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Correction: Family Game Night is March 11th. I hit send too soon.
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message(Tues):Looking ahead.There is a community blood drive at WJZ on Wed, Feb. 26, 3:30-7:30.Go to RedCrossBlood.org & sign up. Family Game Night is Wed, March 5, 5:30-7. Spring is almost here! Reminder to look in folders at night & visit the Virtual Backpack for events.
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
It is an early dismissal day on Friday, February 14th. Pick up is at 11:10 am. There is no school on Monday for Presidents Day.
12 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message: This Friday, Feb. 14 is an early dismissal day at 11:10am. There are no afternoon EC and PreK classes on Friday. There is also no school next Monday, Feb. 17 in observance of Presidents Day. Our word of the month for Feb. is Courage. Make a great week!
12 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Thank you for your care & attention to safety at drop off & pick up times with the snowy & wet weather. We appreciate this! We are in need of the following for Makerspace: paper towel & T.P. rolls, egg cartons & scrap cardboard. If you have these, send these in with your child.
12 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message: We were without phone & internet for the day.Thank you for your understanding for any delays in communication.Today is the 100th day of school! Courage is our Character Word for Feb. and students are earning Silver Spoons this month at lunch for a special treat!
12 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Morning Weekly Message Reminders: Please do not to use your cell phones in school zones & drop off & pick up lines, & please use the crosswalks on kindergarten & 1st grade lanes.This is for safety, yours & the students.It looks like a 5 day week! We all need this routine!
12 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Tomorrow, Friday, if you'd like, wear GREY or BLUE in support of Elsa! For those new to our schools, Elsa is a strong,beautiful 4th grader who starts another fight to beat cancer this Saturday. Her sister, Claire, is in 1st grade at Zahnow & her mom is a teacher in our district.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Weekly Morning Message Reminders for this week: K & 1st Math Benchmark Assessments are tomorrow, Tuesday. Jump Rope for Heart is this week during P.E. Send your child with warm outer wear:coats, hats, mittens. If windchill temp is 21 we go outside. Stay warm & have a good week!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message:Our Jump Rope for Heart has started. All money raised is due Jan 31.Thank you ahead of time for sharing the joy of helping others with your child.Tomorrow is Reading Benchmark Assessments. Reading with your children is a wonderful gift to give them.Enjoy your week!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
School resumes tomorrow, Monday, Jan. 6th. We hope everyone has had a wonderful break and look forward to seeing our students tomorrow. As a reminder, if your address or any contact info changed over break, please contact the office. Happy New Year Everyone!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Students should please wear tennis shoes with their PJs to school tomorrow. First Grade will be going to Polar Express at the high school & Kindergarten will have Reindeer Games in the gym. These activities require tennis shoes. Thank you!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Change in lunch menu for Thursday. There will be Christmas Tree-shaped chicken nuggets with fresh veggies and peaches.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Change in Kdg Christmas Program Reminders: Both Groups will perform on Thurs morning & eve at the high school. Buettner,Carlton, McAliser,Miller is at 9am & 6:30pm. Students arrive at 6:15. Beck, Hoffmann, Jensen, Moehrs, Rolerkite is at 9:45am & 7:30pm. Students arrive at 7:15.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
No school again tomorrow, so let's try this one more time. Our K Christmas Programs are rescheduled for Thursday morning & evening at the same times we sent earlier today. Just the date is changed. So both groups Thursday. We will send a reminder again tomorrow. Stay warm!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Group #2- Beck,Hoffmann,Jensen,Moehrs, & Rolerkite: Tues, Dec.17, Morning performance at 9:45, evening at 7:30. Students should be there by 7:15. Families, & friends from the first performance, please exit when show is done so the second group can be seated.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Kindergarten Christmas Programs are as follows on Tues, Dec. 17th: Group #1 Classes- Buettner,Carlton,McAlister, Miller will have their morning performance at 9:00.The evening performance is being moved to 6:30.Please note this is a little earlier.Students should arrive by 6:15.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The last message was 1 of 3 going out and was set to go out after the first two. Expect 2 more notices regarding the K Christmas Programs. Thank you.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
All performances will be at the Waterloo High School Auditorium. If you have any questions regarding the performances, times, etc. please send an email to your teacher or Mrs. Gardner, or call the school on Tues after 7:30am. Thank you. Stay warm & be safe today.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
With no school tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 16th, the Kindergarten Christmas Program will also be cancelled. A message will be sent by tomorrow evening with the details on when the program will be rescheduled. Thank you. Stay warm and be safe.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Thank you to everyone who attended Santa's Breakfast & made the event a success! Special THANKS to Monica, Stacy, & the staff for all your help, & Kelton Davis from the ROE for taking pictures.Mrs. Rolerkite's class won the pizza party, & Billy S & Carrie S won the raffles.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message:This is the last week to turn in raffle tickets to be drawn at Santa's Breakfast.You don't need to be present to win.The Breakfast is full.We are not taking anymore reservations. WJZ Food Drive, Dec 3-13 for our character word CARING.Flyer is in students' folders.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Please send your child with socks tomorrow, Nov. 26. We have our Bounce House-Inflatables Reward Day today for our Character Word of the Month, PEACE. Classes have earned this by being peaceful & using conversation voices in the cafeteria at lunch time!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message: This Wednesday is early dismissal at 11:10am. There is no school Thursday or Friday for Thanksgiving Break. We would like to wish all our families a Happy Thanksgiving!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
First Graders will have a Thanksgiving meal lunch choice instead of Zoo Crew Nuggets tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 25, for their Thanksgiving Activities Day. This is for students that choose to have the school lunch. Students may still bring their own lunch.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
We have had an overwhelming response to reservations for Santa's Breakfast & are already at our limit. We will accept reservations through the end to of the day Wednesday, Nov. 20th. If you plan to attend, please return your form today or tomorrow. Thank you
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Morning Message: Our office closes at 4pm. If you need to pick up student homework after 4pm you will need to enter through the Kennel Klub door off of Depuyt Street. There is a bookshelf with the students work right in side this door. Thank you & have a great week!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
There are 200 reservations for Santa's Breakfast! Don't wait to make your reservation for this event. It's a fun event for our students and their families.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Wednesday-Monday Morning Message: Santa Breakfast forms were sent home last week. If you plan to attend please turn this in by Wednesday, Nov. 27th. Reminder that tomorrow we wear BLUE for Diabetes Awareness Day!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Just in case you didn't get the message last night... School is closed today due to the very cold temperatures. Stay warm today. See everyone tomorrow, Wednesday .
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: There is no school on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder for all families that signed up to attend FAMILY READING NIGHT tonight, Nov. 7th: The event is from 5:30-7:00pm, in the gym & cafeteria. You're welcome to stay for awhile or the whole time.There will be lots of reading activities, and pizza & lemonade. See you tonight!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Messages: For the those that signed up for Family Reading Night, it is this Thursday from 5:30-7pm! Picture retakes are this Friday, Nov. 8th. There is no school next Monday in honor of Veterans Day. Have a great week!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Our parade is cancelled for today due to the cold temperatures, wind chill is 20 degrees.The students are enjoying Halloween activities this morning & will have their costume parties this afternoon. Stay safe this evening, keep warm, & thanks for understanding. Happy Halloween!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The weather doesn't look promising for our parade tomorrow. A message will be sent tomorrow by 11:30 to let you know if the parade is still on or cancelled. Please still send your child's costume with them. We will still have our class parties & dress up for some Halloween fun!
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Reminder: Thursday is our Halloween Parade at 1pm. Signs will be posted telling you where to go to watch the parade. If it rains, there will not be a parade. The students will still dress up and have their classroom party.
about 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Red Ribbon Week Oct. 28-Nov.1 Monday- Wear Red. "I see RED when I think of drugs." Tuesday-Wear Tropical. "Lei off of drugs." Wednesday-P.J. Day. "Put drugs to sleep." Thursday-Halloween Costumes for Parade. "Scare drugs away. Friday-Wear Orange & Black. "Orange & Black Attack!"
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: No school tomorrow or Friday for students. Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday & Friday. Enjoy the weekend!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Morning Message: P/T Conferences are Thurs & Fri. There is no school for students. If you are unsure of your conference time, contact your child's teacher or call the office. Remember to tell your children that you are proud of them & love them! Have a marvelous Monday.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Morning Reminders: Parent-Teacher Conferences are next Thursday & Friday, Oct. 24 & 25. If you haven't made an appointment with your teacher, sign up using Skyward. Anyone wanted a Cardinal Calendar send your order in by Oct. 23. Have a fabulous week everyone!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: No school Fri., Oct. 11 & Mon., Oct. 14. Congratulations to Mrs. Buettner's 1st grade class for selling the most candy bars & getting a pizza party! Top Sellers: 1st Brady Drewes, 2nd Oliver Niles & 3rd William Juenger & Jordan Korves! Thanks everyone for the support.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Morning Reminders: Parent-Teacher sign ups begin this week. Tues & Wed students will be visiting the Fire Station. Your permission form needs to be signed & returned. Wednesday is the Homecoming Parade at 6pm on Main St. There is no school on Friday. Have a wonderful week!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: All Candy Bar Fund Raiser money is due today. Make checks to WJ Zahnow Activity Fund. Thanks for your support. Happy Friday!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Wear BLUE to school tomorrow, Wednesday, for the St. Louis Blues game. Wear RED on Thursday for the St. Louis Cardinals post season game vs. the Braves. Wear ORANGE & BLACK on Friday and show your Bulldog spirit!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Morning Message:Candy Bar money is due this Fri. Reminders: Anyone picking a student up must be on the emergency contact list. If not, the person will have to go to the office with a driver's license.Don't forget to call our office if your child is sick. Have a great week!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, & guardians that volunteered this week to help with the field trip, centers, apple pie making & other student activities. We appreciate YOU! REMINDER: Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 28, 5:30-7:00 is our annual Bulldog Color Run!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Tomorrow, 9/25/19 is the Kindergarten Field Trip. Reminders: Only parents on their teacher's chaperone list, with a school background check, may attend. Students have to ride the bus there & back to school. Students should wear comfortable clothes & shoes. See everyone tomorrow!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Waterloo CUSD #5
Last call to be guaranteed a shirt for the Bulldog Color Run on Saturday! Please turn in registration forms tomorrow morning to any school office! http://bit.ly/2md2PSZ
over 1 year ago, Waterloo CUSD #5
Mary Gardner
Happy Monday! Kindergarten has their field trip this Wed. We have extra boxes of chocolates if you want to sell more:12 Variety & 1 Caramel.Call the office. 939-3458. Show kindness today. "You cannot do a kindness too soon, because you never know how soon it will be too late."
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Congratulations to Kindergarten student Ben Mitan on winning the $25 of books from our Book Fair! Tomorrow is Friday...Wear ORANGE & BLACK and show your school spirit!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
School Picture day is tomorrow, Thursday, September 19th. It is also the last day for our Book Fair. Thank you to everyone who came out last night to our Open House and today to our Book Fair events!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Morning Message- Book Fair begins today and runs through Friday at noon. Open House is Tuesday evening from 5:30-6:30pm. Book Fair Grand Events are Wednesday: "Breakfast & Books" before school, 7-8am & "Grand Event" after school, 2:30-3:30pm. School Pictures are Thursday.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: Tomorrow, Friday, September 13th is an early dismissal day. Town students are dismissed at 11:10am. There is no afternoon E.C. or PreK classes tomorrow. Happy Friday & have a great weekend!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 11, is Patriot Day. Staff and Students are encouraged to wear RED, WHITE & BLUE in honor & remembrance of those who were injured or lost their lives during the 911 attacks.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Message Brought in Birthday Treats should be prepackaged.Large cookies & cakes that have to be cut are not allowed & large cupcakes are discouraged. Mini cupcakes & fruit snacks are great! If you purchased the birthday bag, no need to send something.The snack is included.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
It was a fabulous Friday & another fun week at Zahnow! We had our Intruder Drill.The students were awesome, followed directions & were quiet. A pamphlet will be sent via skyward for you to read, and our first "I AM PAWSOME" students of character were recognized for Cooperation!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Morning-Tuesday Message reminders to will help your child at school: Put their names in backpacks & lunchboxes on the inside. Check folders each night. Send them in appropriate shoes for playing outside. And, hug your child & let them know you are proud of him/her! We are.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
PreK and Early Childhood do not have afternoon classes tomorrow due to the early dismissal. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
It has been another terrific week at Zahnow! The students are settling in & lots of fun & learning is happening. Reminders: Fri., Aug. 30 is early dismissal @ 11:10am. Also, if your child is sick & not coming to school please call & leave a message on the attendance line.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Happy Monday! Reminders for this week: Our candy bar fund raiser pre-order is due on Friday, August 30th. Orders are also due for our Bulldog Birthday Bags on Friday and it is our first early dismissal at 11:10am for our Teachers' Inservice. Smile today & make someone else smile!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Attention Jr. Bulldogs: Tomorrow is Friday, and on Fridays, we wear ORANGE & BLACK!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Letting you know that the students stayed in for the last recess due to the heat index. It looks like it will be the same tomorrow. Reminder to establish routines tonight: down time, reading time, and getting to bed early so your child is ready for a terrific Tuesday!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Waterloo CUSD #5
The 4th annual Bulldog Color Run is scheduled for September 28th at 5:30pm. We'd love to see you all there! Click here to register: https://5il.co/9lsc
over 1 year ago, Waterloo CUSD #5
Mary Gardner
Happy Monday! Today your child will be bringing home information on our school-wide candy bar fund raiser. This is our biggest fund raiser of the year. Thank you for your support! Reminder: Today is the last day to walk your child to his/her class line. Let's make a great week!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
We are ready & can't wait to see our students tomorrow! 1st Gr. has a full day of school. E.C. & Kindergarten have student parent orientations in the morning.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Monday Morning Message: On most Mondays a message will be sent to let you know important info for the week. This week on Tuesday is Supply Drop Meet & Greet 5:30-7pm for 1st graders. K & EC students have parent/student orientations on Thurs & it's 1st graders first full day!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Bus Request: If you are planning for your child to ride a bus to, or from, a residence other than your home address, a "Special Request for Bus Trans.Form" must be filled out & turned in to the office. The form can be found in useful forms online. This is for staff members also.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Helpful directions to locate your child's teacher assignment in your Skyward account. 1. Log into your Skyward account. 2. Click on Student Info. 3. Look towards the right-upper side of the screen and your child's teacher should be displayed. Have a great weekend everyone!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Thank you to everyone that has completed the registration for their child. Your child's teacher information will be on Skyward for you to view tomorrow, Aug. 2. Remember, that if you haven't completed registration, this information will not be available.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Fri., Aug. 2: Classroom Teacher information will be available to parents and students that have completed registration. Tues., Aug. 13: 1st-5th Grades Meet & Greet open house from 5:30-7pm. Thurs., Aug. 15: 1st-12th Grades First Full Day of School and Kindergarten Orientations. Parents will be notified of the orientation times at a later date.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: If you haven't registered your kindergarten student online please do this. All students, including kindergarten students who went to screening, need to complete this. Any questions, please call the WJ Zahnow Office, 939-3458, M-Th, 8am to 3pm. Thank you.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The Zahnow Office will be closed beginning Tuesday, July 2nd at 11am. We will open again on Monday, July 8th. Happy 4th of July!
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
The Zahnow Office will be closed for cleaning this week, June 24-27. As a reminder, we are closed on Fridays in the summer.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Dear Families, If your child participated in Kids Heart Challenge and received a ticket order form for the Gateway Grizzlies game, we need to make you aware of an important change. The game time listed on the voucher was 7:05 and the correct game time is 6:05. Therefore all pre-game activities will move one hour earlier. The student walk will begin at 5:00 p.m. Gates will open at 4:15. If you have any questions, please contact our AHA rep, Renee Ades at renee.ades@heart.org.
over 1 year ago, Mary Gardner
Waterloo CUSD #5
W.J. Zahnow is taking calls for appointments for Kindergarten Screenings & Registration for the 2019-20 school year. Call 939-3458 if you have a child turning 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2019.
over 1 year ago, Waterloo CUSD #5
 Amber Cruser
W.J. Zahnow students, wear BLUE tomorrow (May 7th) and show your support for our St. Louis Blues!!
over 1 year ago, Amber Cruser