Klem South Penguin Press

March Edition

Upcoming Dates

March 1st: Read Across America Day and Family Bingo Night (6:30-8:00)

March 14th: 1/2 Day for Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 15th: 1/2 Day for Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 21st: 1/2 Day for Parent-Teacher Conferences

March 22nd: No School

March 26th: 1st Grade Roller Skating

Looking Ahead...

April 2nd and April 3rd: NYS ELA Testing for grades 3, 4, and 5

May 1st and 2nd: NYS Math Testing for grades 3, 4, and 5

May 21st and May 22nd: Kindergarten Screening

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Internet Safety

This month may be a good opportunity to review some tips to keep kids safe, while using computers and navigating the internet. Please feel free to use the following resource as a guide in your conversations with your children! The NetSmartz program was presented to all students as an assembly in the Fall and also has some great resources for parents! https://www.netsmartz.org/InternetSafety
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Thank you for your generous donations!

Mrs. Piwko’s class put together 77 personal hygiene kits for students in need. These kits each contained a shampoo, conditioner, and soap/body wash. Many kits also contained toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss. Thank you for your donations. We will continue to collect through the end of the year.

News from 5th Grade Orchestra

On Wednesday, March 13, the Klem South 5th grade orchestra will be performing in the String Extravaganza concert. The concert will feature students from Klem South, State Road, Plank North, Plank South, Spry, and Schroeder. Each grade level will perform separately and then join forces for a grand finale number at the end! Join us at Schroeder High School, 7 pm on March 13!

News from the Nurse's Office

A reminder about Pertussis (Whooping Cough): Pertussis is always present in the community and usually starts to increase about the same time as the flu. If your child develops a persistent cough that becomes worse over time, he/she should be evaluated by his/her physician so that the appropriate tests are performed and treatment is initiated.

Students suspected of having Pertussis should not attend school until lab test results come back negative, or for positive results, the student has completed the entire course of antibiotics and has been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the assistance of fever-reducing medication.

Pertussis most often occurs in infants and younger children who frequently acquire the disease from older siblings, adolescents, and adults who have a mild disease. While Pertussis most frequently occurs in unvaccinated or under-vaccinated children, it also occurs in school-age children and adults who have had the recommended Pertussis immunizations.

For more information: refer to this link to the DOH Fact Sheet:


News about Community Arts Day

Did you know that all of the schools in Webster benefit from Community Arts Day?

All of the Webster schools share in the profits of the day. The proceeds go to the Cultural Arts budget and can be used to bring in Artists and Performers or fund new programs related to Art, Music, Writing and Photography to each school.

Did you know that it takes more than 300 volunteers to make CAD successful?

Each of the 11 schools in Webster contribute 3-4 volunteers to the Community Arts Day committee, and 30 volunteers to run the events, donate baked goods, and make the day a great event for our community!

Klem South Parents can volunteer by using this link: Community Arts Day Volunteer

Please consider donating quality baked goods; think items that you would want to buy at a local bakery such as whole fruit pies, scones, over-sized cookies, large muffins, or over-sized cinnamon buns.

All items must be store bought and in original packaging. Please note: we can not accept items that need refrigeration.

Items should be delivered the Klem South office on Thursday 4/4 or Friday 4/5 during office hours.

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