Principal's Message

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Mrs. Arbelaez-Willis

Good afternoon Wildcat Families,

Week of February 6

OCPS Stakeholder Survey:  

2022-23 annual stakeholder survey is open and we are ready for your feedback.  We need at least 20% of our parents to participate and currently we only have 8% who have participated. These surveys offer valuable feedback to us at WES.  Families can access the anonymous link to complete the survey at .  It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Thank you for your time and feedback.

From Ms. Lindsay - Art Teacher:

Exciting News! Fifth Graders are invited to participate in a logo contest that celebrates their time at Waterford Elementary.  The logo may have any of your creative ideas that relate to our school name, mascot/wildcats, school colors blue/green, 5th grade or 2023 words and/or numbers.  Entries are due by Monday, Feb. 20th to Ms. Lindsay.


  • 1st Place winner will receive $50.00 = $25.00 to Michael’s and $25.00 to Chick-Fil-A

  • 2nd and 3rd Place winners will receive $25.00 to Chick-Fil-A

In addition, winning art will be hung in WES and might be on some end of the year gift items for 5th graders.

Wildcat Writing Wednesday:  If I could eat one food for the rest of my life it would be _____because…..Have you asked your Wildcat what he/she wrote about yet?


  • Feb 6-10:  Black History Month Spirit WeekBHM Spirit Week 2023.pdf 

  • Mon, Feb 6:   Wear your colorful socks to show how Wildcats accept all colors.

  • Tues, Feb 7:  Let’s show love and kindness for one another by wearing red or pink today!

  • Wed, Feb 8:  Today, Wildcats come together to show we are all the same by wearing our school spirit shirts!

  • Thurs, Feb 9:  Today, dress to represent your culture and what makes you unique.

  • Fri, Feb 10:  Let’s wear college gear to show our plans for a better tomorrow!

  • Feb 7:  SAC Meeting 8am in the Media Center

  • Feb 7:  Literacy Night 5:00 pm-6:30 pm

  • Feb 7:  Poster Contest Ceremony 2pm

  • Feb 9:  Progress Report 3 Distributed to Students

  • Feb 10:  4H Speeches 9:00 am in the Cafeteria 

  • Feb 10:  Terrific Kids Celebration for Respect 2:00 pm in the cafeteria

Wildcat Cafe:

Just a friendly reminder that there is NO charge for breakfast or lunch at Waterford.  Please have your child come through the center of our school (100 Building) when they arrive so they can enjoy a hot breakfast.  We want to feed all of our Wildcats!

A message from PTA:

Hi Wildcat Families,

If you are purchasing a yearbook AND have a 5th grader OR you want to purchase a shout-out message for your student in grades PreK - 4th grade, you need to purchase your yearbook by this Monday, February 6th. For 5th grade families, make sure you choose the "5th Grade Only option."  or you will not get the free endearment. 

Once you purchase your book, you will get a separate email from Lifetouch with instructions on how to create your 5th grade endearment or shout-out. Each yearbook is $30 and includes a FREE personalized cover. To purchase a yearbook, go to & enter code 6660823.

Literacy night is this Tuesday, February 7th from 5-6:30 in the cafeteria. We have lots of fun activities planned so you hope you can join us!

We are selling Valentine grams to earn money for the 5th grade party. You can preorder your grams by paying online  & returning the sheet to your child's teacher by this Friday, February 10th. If you prefer to pay with cash, Student Council will be selling them for $1 each in the mornings on Tuesday, February 7th - Friday, February 10th. 

Thank you for your support and partnership.

Have a wonderful day,

Danielle Arbelaez-Willis


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