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!
1 day 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 days 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.
9 days 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.
9 days 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!
14 days 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.
15 days 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
15 days 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.
15 days 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
15 days 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
16 days 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.
23 days 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.
23 days 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.
29 days 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!
29 days 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!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Correction: Extra yearbooks are $14.
2 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.
2 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
3 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
3 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!
3 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
3 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!
3 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.
3 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.
3 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
3 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.
3 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
3 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!
4 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.
4 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.
4 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.
4 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
4 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
4 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!
4 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!
5 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!
5 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!
5 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!
5 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
5 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Correction on return date: School will resume on Tueday, March 31st.
5 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.
5 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.
5 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!
5 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!
5 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!
5 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!
5 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.
6 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!
6 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.
6 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Correction: Family Game Night is March 11th. I hit send too soon.
6 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.
6 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.
6 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!
6 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.
6 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!
6 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!
7 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.
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
7 months 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!
8 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Change in lunch menu for Thursday. There will be Christmas Tree-shaped chicken nuggets with fresh veggies and peaches.
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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.
8 months 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!
9 months 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!
9 months 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.
9 months 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
9 months 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!
9 months 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.
9 months 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!
9 months 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 .
9 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: There is no school on Monday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day.
9 months 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!
9 months 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!
9 months 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!
10 months 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!
10 months 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.
10 months 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!"
10 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Reminder: No school tomorrow or Friday for students. Parent/Teacher Conferences are Thursday & Friday. Enjoy the weekend!
10 months 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.
10 months 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!
10 months 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.
10 months 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!
10 months 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!
10 months 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!
11 months 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!
11 months 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!
11 months 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!
11 months 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
11 months 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."
11 months 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!
11 months 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!
11 months 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.
11 months 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!
11 months 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.
11 months 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.
11 months 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!
11 months 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.
11 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
PreK and Early Childhood do not have afternoon classes tomorrow due to the early dismissal. Thank you.
12 months 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.
12 months 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!
12 months ago, Mary Gardner
Mary Gardner
Attention Jr. Bulldogs: Tomorrow is Friday, and on Fridays, we wear ORANGE & BLACK!
12 months 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!
12 months 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
12 months 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!
12 months 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.
12 months 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!
almost 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.
about 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!
about 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.
about 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.
about 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.
about 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!
about 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.
about 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.
about 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