Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Dear Watertown Public Schools Community,
A Public Hearing took place yesterday at WHS where the Board of Education and Watertown department leaders presented FY23 recommended budgets to the Watertown Town Council. Immediately following the public hearing, at a special town council meeting the FY23 budget figures below were voted on and approved to move forward to a town referendum.
The Watertown Budget Referendum will be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Residents of Watertown who are of age will be able to vote for the town budget on that day.
Town General Fund: $33,583,861
School General Fund: $50,549,438
General Fund Total: $84,133,299
I would like to thank members of the Watertown BOE and Town Council; and the faculty, students, and families of the Watertown Public Schools for continuing to support our district in providing the best opportunities for our students.
If you would like to learn more about the Watertown BOE budget, click here. If you'd like to learn more about the Town of Watertown's budget, click here.
Useful Information and Happenings
April 29 WHS BINGO Night - Project Grad Fundraiser, Babysitting available!
April 30 Judson PTO Roller Magic Fundraiser
April 30 NVCC STEM FESTIVAL FOR ALL KIDS! 1-4PM
May 1 St. Jude Telethon - Judson School
May 2 Project Graduation Fundraiser, 5-7PM at G’s Burgers/Carvel
May 12 Early Dismissal Day, PD for Teachers
May 12 District K-12 Art Show at Watertown High School, 5:30-7:00pm
May 17 Town Referendum - Voting polls for the budget open at 6AM!
May 20 WHS Prom
May 24 Judson & Polk, 5th Grade Chorus and Instrumental Music Concert at WHS
May 26 Senior Scholarships and Awards Night
May 30 Memorial Day Parade
Watertown Wall of Honor Nominations
The Watertown Board of Education is currently seeking nominations for the Watertown High School Wall of Honor. The purpose of the Wall of Honor is to recognize those individuals that have brought distinction to Watertown High School and the community through their commitment to excellence. To be nominated to the Wall of Honor, a candidate must have graduated from Watertown High School at least ten years prior to the year of induction and consistently demonstrated the highest standards of excellence and honor in their chosen vocation. Award recipients will be chosen from the fields of Athletics, Business/Finance, Fine/Performing Arts, Education, Health/Medical Services, Government/Public Service, and Science/Technology. Nomination Forms can be found on the district’s website at www.watertownps.org The completed nomination forms must be received in the district office no later than May 22, 2022. Attention: Elese Taylor, you can also email the document.
St. Jude Telethon! Judson School: Sunday, May 1, 2022
**For the first time, a group of Judson's 4th and 5th graders will be performing on the 43rd St. Jude 'Tim Driscoll' Telethon! This takes place at Torrington High School and is broadcasted LIVE on Cable 5 as well as live streamed online from 9am-10pm! Friends and families are also invited to attend in person as there is a super food and bake sale and extraordinary door prizes to be won. All monies (100%!) raised throughout the day are donated directly to St. Jude! Judson's 4th and 5th grade singers will be performing at 10:15am and the instrumental musicians will be performing at 11:15am! Tune in to watch! The livestream link can be accessed by going to www.stjude.org/telethon.
Events from Around the Community
- Parks and Recreation SUMMER 2022 Guide
- Crimestoppers Annual Pasta Dinner Flyer: April 28, 2022- Takeout available!
- Purse Bingo: Designer Purse Bingo Fundraiser flyer which will be held at Hawk Ridge Winery in Watertown on Friday, May 6, 2022.
- Blood Drive for Lou Razza
Quote of the Week
"The journey is long, but the goal is in each step".