Get Excited about the Scholastic Bookfair

Our Scholastic book will take place from Mar 27 to Mar 31st, 2023!

You can set up eWallet, a safe cash-free way for your child to shop the Fair by Friday, Mar 31.

Read more about the fair here:

All purchases through the Book Fair benefit our school. Thanks for supporting our kids! Happy reading!

Watsessing Read-a-thon!

We will be starting on:
Monday, March 27, 2023

Welcome Parents, Students, and Friends to our Read-a-thon!

This year, we are excited to announce that we will hold a Read-a-thon fundraiser. Our
Read-a-thon is a program that brings students together with family and friends to
encourage reading and to build literacy skills.

The main focus of the Read-a-thon is for everyone to know we are committed to
improving reading skills. To that end, the Read-a-thon promises to be a fun, exciting
journey for all participants as they begin a personal Reading Adventure that challenges
each reader to complete 10 reading sessions over our 2-week event.

Our Read-a-thon will start March 27, 2023.

Approximately 1 week before we start our first reading session we will send home
paperwork with your reader explaining how you will activate their personal Read-a-thon

You will know that we have distributed the take home sheet because we will also place
a Read-a-thon sticker on your child as a reminder.

We understand that, as parents, you have high expectations for the quality of your
child’s education but also have limited time.

That’s why we chose to hold a Read-a-thon.

You will find this to be the easiest fundraiser possible. By simply activating your
reader’s personal page and using the promotional tools found there, friends and family
anywhere in the world can show their support for your reader by making a donation to
our Read-a-thon.

Your involvement in the Read-a-thon will help your child develop a lasting love of

We hope each one of you will activate your child’s personal page the day your child
brings home their paperwork. Hopefully they will be wearing their sticker as well.

-Watsessing School HSA

#StartWithHelloWeek at Watsessing!

It’s #startwithhelloweek at Watsessing! Find out more about Start with Hello here:

“Each year, thousands of schools and youth organizations nationwide participate in Start With Hello Week, a national call-to-action week dedicated to making new social connections and creating a sense of belonging among youth.”

Check out all the ways to participate this week!

September ’22 HSA Meeting

Welcome Back Watsessing! Join us for our first HSA meeting of the year! A welcome letter will be sent home in your child’s backpack today as well.

We will be discussing:
•general HSA info
•upcoming fall events
•basketball enrollment

When: Monday, September 12, 2022
Where: Watsessing’s Teachers Lounge
*be sure to enter through the back of the building*

Hope to see you all there!

Home and School Elections 2022-2023

Watsessing HSA


Monday June 13th @ 7pm in your own home

(use the regular monthly WHSA ZOOM link:

The WHSA is volunteer-based and parent/guardian powered. Without parent/guardian volunteers like you serving as board members and volunteers we cannot provide our students with the enrichment they deserve. Volunteering can be as flexible as needed. Whether you can commit to a board position, volunteer to chair or sub-chair a committee, volunteer for a specific event, or for general tasks throughout the year –your time and energy is valued and appreciated! 

Our current board consists of:

Board positions:

President – Patty Sommers

Vice President – Charisse Carrion (Soon to be VACANT)

Treasurer – Renee Jackson

Secretary – Satenik Margaryan

Communications Director – VACANT

Fundraising Coordinator – VACANT

Translator – VACANT

Grant Writer –  VACANT

Chair/Committee positions:


Pumpkin Patch

Halloween Party

Halloween Parade/Trunk or Treat

Engineering Night

Book Fair

Snow Ball Dance

Valentine’s Dance

Mother’s Day Plant Sale

International Night

Family Movie Night

…and many other wonderful programs

Please consider volunteering for a position on the board. If you are interested, you MUST announce your interest to the WHSA two weeks BEFORE one of our monthly meetings.

Please contact Patty Sommers at or Satenik Margaryan at or if you have any questions or would like further information regarding volunteering or committing to a board, chair, or committee position. 

We appreciate the time and effort you’ve put into this school year already, and we look forward to working with you at future events. Thank you! 

Watsessing HSA – Volunteer Guide

Volunteering: We welcome any and all help in whatever form you have to give. Miscellaneous volunteer tasks include • making fliers • sponsoring crafts or activities at events • donating homemade or store-bought goodies for events • helping with set-up, clean-up, or chaperone duties at events • assisting with fundraising events • Volunteering for an event or a task can be a small commitment of time.

Chairing and Co-Chairing Events: Do you love watching the students’ excitement at choosing their very own pumpkin? Consider chairing or co-chairing the annual Pumpkin Patch and you would be in charge of ordering pumpkins, choosing a fun snack, organizing the volunteer list, and decorating. Do you know how to throw a great party? You can chair or co-chair a dance or family evening event and throw the students and their families a party they’ll never forget! A Chairperson takes ownership of an event to ensure everything runs smoothly. Any event on our calendar is available for any interested individuals to come aboard and offer their enthusiasm!

HSA Executive Board Seats: If you are interested in making a larger commitment, below is a short description of the duties of each title.

  1. President:
    • Prepares agenda and conducts meetings for the Executive Board and General Membership
    • Oversees all other officers and activities
    • Acts as a liaison between Board of Education and School Staff and other 
  1. Vice President:
    • Takes on the duties of the President in their absence
    • Assists the President and other board positions as needed
  1. Treasurer:
    • Prepares Projected Budget for the year
    • Presents monthly statements and maintains financial records for the HSA
    • Responsible for depositing funds
  1. Secretary:
    • Maintains an accurate record of the proceedings of all the general meetings and executive board meetings
    • Responsible for WHSA administrative tasks
    • Responsible for all correspondence
    • Creates and maintains a current database of volunteer candidates
    • Maintains a current copy of the bylaws and standing rules
    • Has check signature authority for all expenditures
  1. Communications Director:
    • Will maintain new WHSA  website
    • Responsible for Facebook and website content
    • Uses school and WHSA calendar to post and remind public of upcoming events
    • Posts school and student accolades 
    • Chair persons will report to you on communicating about their event
  2. Grant Writer:
  • Look for and apply for grants to help us make our vision a reality.  Example:  Oakview just built a vegetable garden with the help from a Grant from Home Depot.
  1. Translator:
  • Would be given the task of translating important HSA flyers and messages to Spanish, to further help communicate better with our parents
  1. Publisher:
  • Has an artistic eye for making flyers
  • Is proficient on the computer in creating flyers using bitly
  • Event chairpersons would report to you with event details and you would make flyers for them to give to communications director
  1. Fundraising Coordinator:
  • Will keep list of dates for fundraisers along with chair persons and possible chair persons
  • Works with chair persons on dates for when tasks should be done by
  • Assists chair persons if need be
  • Works with board to find new ways to fundraise, and how to implement them

 Do you want to volunteer but you’re still unsure how/when/where/why? If you ever have any questions please feel free to contact Patty Sommers at