Monday, April 4, 2022

Dear Watertown Public Schools Faculty and Families,

I hope you are having a productive and energizing start to the week. As the month of April gets underway, many culminating activities will showcase the work and dedication of WPS students from around the district. I hope you’re looking forward to them as much as I am. Please see below for a few updates for this coming week.


Dr. V

Useful Information and Happenings

Important Dates

April 7-8 Polk Elementary Presents ‘Annie’

April 14 Early Dismissal Day, PD for Teachers

April 15 - April 24 Good Friday and Spring Break, Schools Closed

May 20 WHS Prom

May 24 Judson, 5th Grade Chorus and Instrumental Music Concert at WHS

May 26 Senior Scholarships and Awards Night

Observing Ramadan

On Saturday evening, the Muslim community kicked off Ramadan, a holy month. During this month, until the moon appears as a crescent moon, members from the Muslim community will fast from dawn to sunset (daily fasting involves approximately 16 hours without food or water). Ramadan is dedicated to self-improvement and spiritual reflection. Because of this, many of the Muslim faith will find time to share food with friends and neighbors after fasting; become more charitable and devote themselves to helping others. At the end of the month, fasting will cease and the Muslim community will celebrate Eid al-Fitr a special Islamic holiday with fun festivities, lots of food, and gift exchanges!

During this time, we wish our families, students, and employees from the Muslim community a manageable fast, good health, and respectful awareness of this special ritual.

Resources on Ramadan

Looking for Student Input on WPS

A WHS Student Only Strategic Plan 2026 Focus Group is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6 during WIN Block. If you are a student and would like to participate, sign up here!

The WPS is a district that believes our students’ feedback is important. The district is looking for input from STUDENTS to help us determine what the core values of our 5 schools and community are. WHS students are invited to share their insights and If you can’t make the focus group, please complete a community wide survey!!! Click here to complete the district wide survey

By filling out the survey, stakeholders from the Watertown community will help us determine what we stand for, what we believe in, and what the Watertown Public Schools are unrelentingly not willing to compromise.

Events from Around the Community

Quote of the Week

“Spring is the time for plans and projects” ~ Leo Tolstoy