The people of our community are integral to making Waterfront Academy special. Waterfront Academy Knights include students, parents, teachers, staff, and supporters. When we get together as a community - it is amazing! There are several key events that occur each year:
Partners in Growth
Back to School Night (September) - Parents get an opportunity to see the classrooms and meet the teachers in a fun and relaxed way.
Parent-Teacher Conferences (October and February) - In addition to the weekly emails from teachers and the daily conversations from pick-up/drop-off, parents get dedicated time to ask questions and learn how children are doing in the classroom.
Moving Up Ceremony (May or June) - Celebrating students moving from one classroom to the next - or ultimately graduating and moving on to High School - is something that we love to do as a community.
Christmas Pageant (December) - The students practice and perform the Nativity for families. This is a time-honored tradition that we love keeping alive.
Easter Egg Hunt (March or April) - Easter eggs, Easter bunny, bonnets and baskets - He is Risen! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Is there a better reason to celebrate?
Spring Variety Show (March or April) - The students bring their hidden (and not-so-hidden) talents front and center to this wonderful and entertaining show of celebration of gifts and joy.
Monthly Parent Workshops - These events present useful information on Montessori philosophy, provide opportunities to observe student work, or share parenting ideas and techniques. Presented by faculty members at Waterfront Academy or outside experts, the goal of each presentation is to provide parents with information to become an even-more informed and effective parent for their children.
Parents for Kids Association (monthly meetings and fellowship events) -
The purpose of the Parents for Kids is to nurture a cohesive, positive school community at Waterfront Academy, to support the teachers and classrooms, and to assist the school in providing added educational opportunities for the students and their families. This organization strives to enrich the school with ideas and extra support, which is provided through fundraising and fellowship.
Montessori Miles (November) - Parents and supporters commit to 30 miles (jog/run/walk) in 30 days.
Knight in Shining Armor Online Auction (February or March) - parents engage the community for support in both donating auction items and bidding on all the gifts.
Jog-A-Thon (June) - One of the days during the last week of school - Spirit Week - our students commit to fundraise and run laps to raise as much for the school as possible.