Principal's CORNER


Welcome to our Wildcat family!

Danielle Arbelaez-Willis, Ed.S.
Danielle Arbelaez Willis
[email protected]

Good afternoon Wildcat Families,

Week of February 22nd:  

Parents of current 5th grade Students zoned for Discovery MS:

Dear Incoming 6th Grade Explorer Families,

We are very excited to welcome our incoming students. We will be holding a Future Explorer Information Night virtually on Tuesday, February 23rd at 6:00 PM where you will get all of the information you need for your future Explorer to transition to Discovery Middle School. Below is the link to join the virtual information night.

                                   MEETING LINK

We look forward to welcoming our Future Explorers,


A Message from PTA:

Please join us for Spirit Night at Kyoto Sushi & Grill (14807 E Colonial Drive, Orlando FL 32826) next Wednesday, 2/24. PTA will receive 20% Give Back on all purchases including dine-in, take-out, catering & all beverages.  Show the flyer to the cashier and drop your receipt into the fundraiser box. Thanks for supporting our school!

February 22—25, 2021 Black History Month Spirit Week!
                                   BHM Spirit Week.pdf

  • Monday Feb 22 Sock Day: Friends choose friends by their character and socks by their color. Wear your colorful socks to show how Wildcats accept all colors.
  • Tuesday Feb 23 Pink/Red Day: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr had a dream that everyone would be kind, helpful, and show love for others. Let’s show love and kindness for one another by wearing red or pink today!
  • Wednesday Feb 24 Spirit Shirt Day: Together is better! Today, Wildcats come together to show we are all the same by wearing our school spirit shirts!
  • Thursday Feb 25 Culture Day:  Let’s celebrate the cultures that make Waterford an amazing school and community. Today, dress to represent your culture and what makes you unique.
  • Friday Feb 26 College Day: Be the positive change that you want to see in the world and create a better future for all. Let’s wear college gear to show our plans for a better tomorrow!

Kindergarten Registration:

  • Kindergarten Registration is officially open for 21-22 school year.  Please contact Judy Cory, registrar, at [email protected].
    • Click HERE for Registration Requirements.
    • Click HERE to download a registration packet.
  • Wildcat Writing Wednesday Prompt:

This week’s topic for our Wildcat Writing Wednesday was,  I was driving to school with my family, when suddenly the car started lifting right off of the ground into the a.....Have you asked your Wildcat, what he/she wrote about yet?

I-Ready Grade Level Winners for the Week of February 8th:

  • Kindergarten is our grade level winner for iReady Reading with an overall pass rate of 89%

Special Reading shout out to Ms. Barnett, Ms. Ta, Ms. Christenson, Ms. Gomez, Ms. Murphy, Mr. Mosteiro’s AM and PM and Ms. Rodriguez’s class - awesome job with high pass rates!

  • 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 3rd grade are ALL our grade level winners for iReady Math with an overall pass rate of 91%

Special Math shout outs: Ms. Barnett, Ms. Faulkner, Ms. Christenson, Mr. Guignet, Ms. Segers, Ms. Murphy, Ms. Moody’s AM and PM, and Ms. Proano’s PM class for high pass rates!

Curbside Meals:

LaunchED students can come to pick up their meals for the week on Monday between 3:30-5:00 pm in the bus loop.

Black History Month Menu

Food is the hallmark of every culture, an avenue for expressing identity and preserving culture.  Soul food originated from a history of struggle and survival.  It displays the sheer determination of the enslaved African to make the most of what was available, which was often the most humble of ingredients.    This year to celebrate the contributions of the African American culture through cuisine, OCPS will highlight a menu thought to express the “soul” of the community.  On February 25th, 2021 the lunch menus will consist of:

Breaded or Jerk Drumsticks

Half Mac n Cheese

Southern Biscuit or Dinner roll

Fresh Collards

Please join us in celebrating the legacy of a timeless food genre that is sure to please the palate and comfort the soul.  

Thank you for your continued support and partnership.

Have a wonderful day!

Danielle Arbelaez-Willis




Phone 407-249-6410 | Fax 407-249-4425


School Hours August - May

8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
8:45 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Wednesdays (EARLY DISMISSAL)

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.