We wish to give a big thank you to the Waverly Parent Organization for connecting us during these many months at home! Thank you for your creativity and energy! The community of students, teachers, and parents are what make Waverly the wonderful, warm, and unique school it is. In addition to the Adult Social Hour Trivia at the beginning of the year and keeping most of our annual events (Book Fair, Winter Gift Faire, Jogathon, and Auction), the WPO continued to create fun and to honor faculty and staff from afar by repurposing the Teacher Appreciation Lunch into a gift giving event. The WPO also continued to give back to our community through the Waverly Dines “Take” Out! monthly program. Read on to learn about some of the virtual events the WPO has made happen this year, and be sure to check the Waverly Weekly News and PSL for more to come!
THE WPO QUESTIONABLE DINNER PARTY
Bust out the vintage cookbooks, dust off Granny’s old recipes, and join us for a very questionable dinner party. I have questions! What is a Ham Gala? What is a Frankenwich, and why do teens want to eat them? Those who have signed up will receive/give a recipe from the past! Guests will prepare their recipe before the party. When the party starts, each guest will present what they made and we will play games like “Guess what goes in Tiny Fish Balls?” and “What DOES it taste like?”
WPO PRESENTS ZUMBA!
This dance fitness class is designed for everybody and every body!
WPO MASTER CLASS: THE PERFECT PIE CRUST
Join Michelle Youssefzadeh as she leads this adult only Master Class on perfecting pie crust.
WPO MASTER CLASS: Understanding and Improving WiFi In Your Home! (Adults)
Waverly parents Candy and Jimmy Tang of Woody’s Home, along with their head programmer, Ivan, will answer your questions about home WiFi and network set-ups. They will cover current challenges on everyone’s network, Internet vs WiFi, DIY options to improve coverage, and trouble-shooting specific issues.
WPO KID’S STORYTIME: Spooky Stories!
Grab your flashlights and huddle up under your covers and join Biz for an hour of terrifying tales! She will be reading from the book In a Dark, Dark Room and Other Scary Stories. This is appropriate for kids and adults who like to be scared!
WPO MASTER CLASS: The Art of The Tiki
Join Stefan Lawrence for an introduction to the world of Tiki, followed by the mixing of a delicious cocktail (recipe to be provided in advance) and fun conversation. Tiki attire optional, but welcome! Close the door, dim the lights, and tell the kids you’re “taking a class.”
The WPO Kid’s Social Hour Presents Magic with Harris Fellman
WPO FAMILY EVENT: Waverly Elementary Scavenger Hunt!
Oh, no! The Waverly mascots have escaped and only YOU can help! Luckily, we know where they went and if you find all of them (there are nine), then you can help your school and even win a prize for helping!
JIGSAW PUZZLE SWAP
Need a puzzle? Take a puzzle! There is now a bin on the porch of the high school offices. In it will be puzzles! You can drop off puzzles for others and grab a new one to do! We ask that you secure the puzzles with tape or a big rubber band. Gently used (with all the pieces) and new ones are welcome! You do not have to give a puzzle to take one.
SHOW US YOUR PETS
Keep those pet pictures coming. Send us pictures of you and your pets, and we’ll post them on the WPO PSL page! Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WPO WEEKEND CHALLENGE
Each week we are issuing a challenge of some kind for you to tackle over the weekend. Feel free to go back and do any of the challenges. Send us photos of your completed project, and we’ll post on PSL!
FAMILY SCAVENGER HUNT
Each family will get a list of things to collect in advance. Put on your creative pants because items on the list might be A Family Song Sung Together, Something From The ‘70s, or Something You Have That You Shouldn’t. Everyone in the family can find something! Then we will gather over Zoom to share our finds.