Kindergarten and New Family Welcoming

  • Welcome to Wayne Elementary School (WES)!

    Our goal as the Kindergarten and New Family Welcoming Committee is to help you and your child acclimate to WES and answer any questions you may have. It is a wonderful place for your children to learn and build lifelong friendships. 
    When you register your child/children and return your paperwork to the WES Office, you will receive a folder with a cover sheet that will provide the Kindergarten and New Family Welcoming Committee with your email address. We will use that email address to provide you with important school and family events you may like to attend. For more information on registration, please visit the New Student Registation page.   

    Important Information for Incoming Kindergartners 2019-2020

    Here are important dates, times and events for all incoming Kindergartners. Please mark your calendars and check back often for updates. If you have any questions or concerns, email us at

    • June 5, 2019 -- Kindergarten Play Date
      • Come play at the WES Primary Playground, tour the school, and meet other incoming kindergartners.
      • Siblings, parents, and care providers are welcome.
      • For planning purposes and in the event of rain, Please RSVP to:
        ***Please note: this is not a drop-off event. Every Kindergartner needs an adult responsible for them in attendance.***
    • July 17 - Mid-summer Play Date for Incoming K and New Families
      • Come meet other incoming kindergartners and new families before school starts at Bo Connor Park Playground. Siblings welcome. Please note this is not a drop-off event, parents/guardians must attend with children.
      • When: 3:00 - 4:30 pm 
      • Where: Bo Connor Park Playground, S. Devon Ave 
    • End of August - General Information Mailings
      • School supply list and orientation appointment assignments will be mailed out from WES. Bus information comes separately from the Transportation Department. 
    • August 22 - Kindergarten Bus Orientation and Meet and Greet 
      • Kindergarten Meet and Greet followed by a short presentation in the WES Library for all Kindergartners and parents
        • When: 9:00 - 10:00 am
        • Where: WES Primary Playground
      • Kindergarten School Bus Orientation
        • When: 10:00 - 11:00 am at WES Library
        • Where: WES Bus Circle
        • Transportation Department provides a short bus ride for the students. 
    • Sept 3-4 - Kindergarten Orientation and First Day Information (by appointment)
      • When: Either Tues or Wednesday, information will be mailed to you by the WES Office. 
      • Where: WES Primary Lobby
      • During this orientation, students meet with Kindergarten teachers, see the classrooms and are assessed for class placement. Parents may speak to the nurse, provide outstanding documents, and visit the before/aftercare program. Please make childcare arrangements, this orientation is for students and parents only. 
      • No bus transportation is provided.
      • Wednesday Sept 4th notification of homeroom class teacher is sent via email. 
    • Sept 5 - First Day of School for Kindergarten
      • When: Regular school hours, same for all grades (9:07 am to 3:40 pm).
      • Bus transportation is the same for all elementary students. 
    • Sept 6 - WES PTO Family Picnic and New Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony 5:00 - 7:00 pm. 
      • When: 5:00-7:00 pm
      • Where: WES
      • All students, families, and staff are invited to join us at our annual WES PTO Family Picnic. It is our traditional end to the first week of school and a great way to reconnect with old friends and make new ones!
    • Sept 11 - Kindergarten Open House
      • When: 6:30 pm
      • Where: WES Little Theatre
      • Parents-only, please make childcare arrangements. Also Open House for grades 1 and 2. See Open House Nights below for more information.

    We look forward to meeting you! Please email us with any questions or concerns at

    PTO Kindergarten and New Family Welcoming Committee Co-Chairs: Kristie Abel and Melissa Cicci.


    Grade 1-5 New Student Orientation 2019-2020 

    To support their transition into a new school, the WES Guidance Counselor welcomes new students in Grades 1-5 in a session with games and activities. The 2019-2020 new student orientation is Thursday, August 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m in the WES cafeteria.

    • New students will tour the school, meet current WES students, and play fun games and activities to help introduce them to WES.
    • Parents/guardians of new students in grades 1-5 will meet with Mrs. Ferguson (WES Principal) and receive an overview of the district and WES. You can also ask any questions. 

    Open House Nights 2019-2020 

    Parents, please join us in the WES Little Theatre to meet with Mrs. Ferguson, our WES Principal. Parents will also meet their child's teacher and visit their child's classroom. Teachers will give an overview of the classroom, structure, curriculum, and teacher's guidelines. Parents will have an opportunity to ask questions and meet other parents. 

    • Kindergarten, Grades 1-2: September 11, 2019 at 6:30-8pm
    • Grades 3-5: September 12, 2019 6:30-8pm
    Please email the WES Welcoming Committee with any questions or concerns.