Today, 4/23/2014
High: 77 Low: 55
Patchy fog
21% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/24/2014
High: 76 Low: 48
0% chance of precipitation.

Check out the current issue of the
River Ramble Newsletter.

Our lunch menu is available HERE.

The Kershaw County Public Library will be sponsoring their annual Summer Reading Club this summer with lots of fun prizes, programs and performers.

The Summer Reading Kick Off will be 2:30 on Saturday, May 31 at the Camden Library (1304 Broad Street) with Grammy nominated kindie-rock band The Pop Ups.  Later in the summer, performers will include Flow Circus, who combine juggling and magic with the goal of inspiring reading.  We also encourage you to visit the Farmer's Market on Saturday, June 7 for Family Fun Day, where children can visit the bookmobile and enjoy other local performers.

For more information, visit the library website at

CAFETERIA NEWS!  We are continuing to serve breakfast in the Cafeteria and look foward to EVERYONE coming in in the mornings and having a good breakfast before the school day begins.  We would LOVE for every student to come eat breakfast every morning!  Please remember that breakfast is INCLUDED in free/reduced meal designation.  Breakfast helps all our children stay alert and ready to learn!  Mr. Bob and our cafeteria ladies begin serving right after 7:00 a.m. so bring your children in so they will have time to eat and be in their classrooms by the 7:40 a.m. tardy time.   

Wateree Elementary
PBIS Exemplar Award 2012
S.C. Red Carpet School 2009-2012

Palmetto Silver Award

2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013


IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO ALL PARENTS AND GUARDIANS - in the Wateree Student Code of Conduct, the Tardy policy states:  "Your child deserves the opportunity to  be in class on time, to share the morning activities and to enjoy the beginning of the day.  Students who are not in their classrooms at 7:40 are tardy and must go to the office for a tardy note that will require a parent signature.  Parents must sign their child in at the office and sign the tardy sheet at that time rather than waiting for a note to be sent home for signature.  Parents are responsible for their child's punctuality.  More than 5 unexcused tardies (and/or early dismissals) will be referred to the principal." 

This policy also includes children who eat the school breakfast.  Please be sure to bring your child to school in time to be able to eat and be in their classroom by 7:40 a.m. 

Be sure to help our school by collecting
Box Tops 4 Education 


eChalk Parent Accounts

Parents of elementary school students can register for an eChalk Parent Account at  (All parents must create a new account for the 2013-14 School Year.)

Middle & high school students require a District ID number, which you will receive in a letter from the school that will be sent home soon.  This information will allow parents to access the student's homework schedule and view class pages directly.

Additional information on eChalk Parent Accounts - including a video walk-through - are available on the district website at

Do you want to find out if the book your child is reading is an Accelerated Reader book? 

Click HERE to go to AR BookFinder

Our teachers will be getting information to everyone about our reading incentive programs.  Be looking for the link to this in our resources area ... coming soon!

WES Participating in MyCokeRewards Program
How You Can Help ...
Our school is partipating in the MyCokeRewards Program and earning points to purchase products for the school ranging from school supplies, to P.E. equipment.  If you would like more information on this program, you may go to to check it out.
Students/Staff/Parents simply send in the bottle cap from participating Coke products. These include Coke, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Cherry Coke, Fanta, Mello Yello, and Dasani Water.  There is a wide range of products.  These caps are found on individual bottles, 1 and 2 liter bottles, and they are typed on the inside of 12- and 24-pack boxes.  PLEASE ONLY SEND IN CAPS AND CODES THAT HAVE NOT PREVIOUSLY BEEN ENTERED!
Send these items to the school with your student.  Then, their teacher and WES will do the rest.  Thank you all for your support for our school!  
It may be COLD outside...but students were WARMLY greeted by Mrs. Stehle as they arrived. 

Are you a "friend" of Wateree Elementary?  That's right...we have a facebook page, and we want YOU to "LIKE" our page and be our "FRIEND!"  You can see lots of pictures on our Facebook page.  Check it out!

District Information

Meal Benefits - Apply Online
Meal Benefits - Check Status Online

Parents - Need eChalk Parent Account Help?  Fill out the "eChalk Help for Parents" form and we'll get right back to you with assistance!

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, April 23
5th Grade Vocabulary Parade

Girls on the Run
2:40 PM - 4:15 PM
Saturday, April 26
Girls on the Run - 5K race
Sparkleberry Fair
Clemson University Sandhill Research and Education Center (900 Clemson Road, Columbia, SC) on the corner of Clemson and Two Notch Road.
Monday, April 28
Crochet Club
Group 1 - 1:45-2:30
Group 2 - 2:45-3:30