New this year! Classroom Supply Wishlist
Teachers in each grade have made a wish list of items they need to replenish. Click here if you are able to donate any items. Please indicate which items you will donate by clicking "pledge," and send the item(s) in with your student to give to the teacher. Thank you so much for your generosity and your continued support!
Back to School Picnic
The Back to School picnic on Friday, September 8, 2017, is an opportunity for Waterloo families to greet old friends and meet new ones. This is the first PTA sponsored event to kick off the new school year! Bring a picnic meal or order pizza that will be delivered directly to the school during the event. Enjoy games, prizes, and fun! Snow cones will be available for purchase!!
Each month, the PTA will hold a "Restaurant Night" at a different local restaurant. This is a time to bring the family together to enjoy a great meal and help support your Waterloo PTA. In order for Waterloo to receive credit, please bring a copy of the flyer, which you can print from the "Resources" tab with you.
Join us on October 6, 2017 to celebrate reading and encourage a lifelong love of reading. Come listen to your favorite teacher or administrator share a great book. All students are welcome to enjoy this fun, free evening at Waterloo. Free bookmarks for all students who attend! (Harry Potter and the Grouchy Ladybug showed up last year!)
October 1-25, 2016, Waterloo will be collecting gently used or new coats for students in need. Waterloo supports the PTA Council of Howard County (PTACHC) by sponsoring a coat drive to provide local students and families in need with winter coats, hats, scarves, and gloves. Donations are collected in the Waterloo Lobby, and then dropped off at the PTACHC collection center.
To celebrate the Fall Fun Day at Waterloo, volunteers organize and distribute costumes to students who did not bring in their own costume. We have several boxes of costumes that have been donated over the years. Volunteers make sure the costumes are clean, sorted by size, and displayed in the cafeteria, so students can come by and choose a costume for the parade.
Join us on October 24, 2017! Come try a new game or enjoy an old favorite with your friends! There will be plenty of challenges and oodles of fun for the whole family, from preschoolers through adults. Games are set up in the cafeteria and art room with a volunteer who knows the rules. Please join us for this fun, free night and perhaps you will even win a prize.
Come out and paint with family and friends on November 14, 2017. Our own art teacher, Mrs. Huff, will lead the group in creating painting masterpieces of fall themes in the cafeteria. Two different canvas sizes will be offered. It's lots of fun and very popular event - the spring paint night sold out in just three days!
The Read-A-Thon will run from September 21 - October 6, 2017. Students are asked to track how many minutes they read over the course of two weeks. (Reading includes homework reading assignments, listening for non-readers, and reading for fun.) The students are also requested to get reading sponsors. This is the PTA's major fundraiser for the school year and 100% of what we collect stays with the Waterloo PTA. Great prizes go to the top readers in each grade, the top class in each grade and the students that earn the most money to help our school.
Join us in February for a free, family night of fun as we highlight the many cultures of Waterloo as well as other places around the world! There are tasty treats in the cafeteria, booths from various countries in the gym, activities, and mini-concerts on the stage. Students (and their adults) are welcome to come in "International" attire. (This night is usually held the same night as the book fair and the silent auction - so it is an action packed evening!)
Each year the wonderful Waterloo staff donates unique experiences, activities, and items for auction. Community businesses generously donate as well. All proceeds support PTA-sponsored programs including Cultural Arts programs, classroom enrichment, and family involvement activities. (Lunch bunches, collecting the Orioles Game Day ball, "Principal" for the day... lots of great options!)
The Waterloo Spring Carnival is a community event that was initiated many years ago by the PTA. The event takes place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 3 pm-7 pm. Each year, there are games, inflatables, entertainers, a DJ, craft booths, cake walk, plant sale, and food vendors. The Waterloo PTA plans this event to provide a fun-filled day for all of the Waterloo families and surrounding communities.