Thursday, August 16, 2018
District Office Hours: 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.   |   District Phone: (509) 337-6301

Waitsburg Elementary School

WaitsburgElementaryWaitsburg Elementary School
Serving student in kindergarten (full-day)
to 5th grade
184 Academy
Waitsburg, WA 99361
Ph:  509-337-6461
Fax: 509-337-6902

 

Health newsletter
2017-18 Waitsburg Elementary Student Handbook
Parent Involvement

Student Hours:
8:10 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

Office Hours:
Monday-Friday   7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Dr. Jon R. Mishra
Dr. Mishra
Superintendent and
Elementary Principal
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About Me
It is my honor and privilege to serve the community of Waitsburg. I look forward to continuing the great work and legacy established in community.
I have been a professional educator since 1990. I have worked as a teacher, counselor, coach, and administrator in districts of varying sizes. Integrity, humility, and passion drive what I do on a daily basis. My moral imperative is to serve children. 
Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, concerns. I look forward to meeting you.              

Elementary and District
Administrative Assistant:  
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Elementary Classrooms:

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  • First Grade  – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Second Grade  – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Third Grade – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.abitha Jadin
  • Fourth Grade  –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fifth Grade - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Third/Fourth/Fifth Grade Fitness -  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Fifth Grade Band - Mrs. Shelby Pomerinke
  • Elementary Special Education  –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Instructional Paraprofessional  –  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Counselor’s Corner: Rosy Nechodom is our counselor. Ms. Rosy provides a number of services to our students. Her role will be a bit different in 18-19. Please see below for a description of how she will be helping our children this year

The Waitsburg School Counselor’s role is to empower families and students to get the most out of their education by teaching them to identify and express their emotions appropriately, to get along with peers, to solve problems, and to attend school regularly.  This will be done through scheduled classroom presentations on social and emotional skills, as well as through informal opportunities of contact in the halls, on the playground, or in the cafeteria; intervening when necessary with individual students in crisis or needing assistance with emotional regulation.  

The school's goal is to keep students in the classroom to the fullest extent possible. To assist with this goal, the counselor is a resource for families to overcome attendance and other barriers. However, there may be times when the student’s behavior requires intervention.  An attempt will be made to refer the student to the counselor for intervention as appropriate prior to a student being sent to the principal’s office for discipline.  The counselor does not discipline students, but rather attempts to understand the behavior by identifying emotions and triggers for the inappropriate behavior and to assist students in considering alternatives for the future. Since the counselor works alongside school staff and supporting behavior protocol, there is no need to have express permission to work with children.

To allow the counselor to provide overall support, there will no longer be individual counseling sessions for our elementary students.  However, small social-emotional groups around various topics such as grief, self-esteem, or anger management will be offered to students who receive written parental permission. The counselor is available to parents for consultation and/or referrals as requested. Furthermore, parents will also be offered educational opportunities and support for strengthening their families throughout the year. 


 

184 Academy Street, PO Box 217, Waitsburg, WA 99361, 509-337-6301

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION: The Waitsburg School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities
on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity,
disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.