Klem South Family Update

December 2019

Greetings Klem South Families,

We hope this wintery weather finds you in good spirits. The days have certainly been filled with cheer at Klem South! We are busy getting ready for our book fair, annual PTSA holiday party, winter concert, and so much more!

In the coming days, we kindly ask that you label your child's winter gear. Our lost and found pile is beginning to grow! Labeling your child's belongings helps us make sure more items are returned to their correct owner.

Brrr! It is cold out there! Chilly weather is a great time to curl up with a good book. Did you know that reading aloud to your child is one of the best ways to improve academic achievement? Reading for 20 minutes a day can have a powerful impact on your child's vocabulary and language development. Sharing stories is a powerful tool to build excitement for learning and background knowledge.

Our school community is a special one. We thank you for sharing your children with us and we appreciate your partnership!

Wishing you a joyful holiday season!


The Klem South Team

Click here to join the PTSA!

We need your support! Klem South set out on a mission to increase membership this year. We hope that you consider joining so the amazing PTSA can continue to provide support for our school and community!

Dates to Note

Saturday, December 6th (9:30-12:00)- Klem South PTSA Holiday Party

Friday, December 20th- Students released 10 minutes early

Thursday, December 19th (6:30-7:30)- Schroeder High School

December 23rd-January 3rd- School is closed for winter recess

Monday, January 20th- School is closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Wednesday, January 26th (6:00-7:00 PM)- PTSA meeting in the Klem South library

Friday, January 24th- School is closed for a Superintendent Conference Day

Students will be Dismissed Early on December 20 as Part of a Drill

Webster Central School District will conduct an Emergency Preparedness Early Release Drill on Friday, December 20. This drill is an annual requirement designed to test the district’s plan for the early dismissal of students.

Parents need to be prepared for their students to be dismissed early and arrive home by bus early on December 20. Buses will depart as follows, effective for Friday, December 20 only:

  • DeWitt Elementary School, 2:10 p.m.

  • Klem North Elementary School, 2:00 p.m.

  • Klem South Elementary School, 2:10 p.m.

  • Plank North Elementary School, 2:00 p.m.

  • Plank South Elementary School, 2:10 p.m.

  • Schlegel Elementary School, 2:10 p.m.

  • State Elementary School, 2:10 p.m.

  • Spry Middle School, 3:05 p.m.

  • Willink Middle School, 3:05 p.m.

  • Webster Schroeder High School, 3:05 p.m.

  • Webster Thomas High School, 3:05 p.m.

Please note that the activity period time will be adjusted too. The busses on this day will leave at 2:50 PM.

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An Idea from the Art Room

Have your young artist paint on a plain piece of brown craft paper or white drawing paper and turn it into wrapping paper this holiday season. It will be a gift wrapped in a gift!
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News from the Library

On Thursday, 10/17, author, Kelly DiPucchio visited Klem South. Students loved hearing about her craft and about how she gets her ideas for her books!

The Book Fair is coming!! It will take place Friday, 12/6 - Friday, 12/13. All students will have a chance to visit the book fair with their class during the week. Families may also visit the book fair and PTSA Holiday Event together on Saturday, 12/7, 9:30am-12:00pm.

News from Orchestra

Klem South 5th Grade orchestra will have the honor of premiering a new orchestra piece at the Winter Concert on December 19. “Leviathan” was written by Willink Orchestra teacher Mr. Timothy Isham for the students of Klem South, Klem North, Schlegel, and State Road. All four schools are taking part in a joint premiere of this great piece of music!

News from the Nurse's Office

Cold weather, muddy grass, slippery sidewalks and wet outdoor equipment makes for messy clothing if students happen to fall outside! Please consider packing extra clothes for any unexpected accidents. Thank you!
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News from the Board of Education

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the entire Webster CSD Board of Education, we wish all WCSD families a joyous holiday season. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve this outstanding community of students, teachers, and staff members.

Your board also hopes to see many of you throughout the winter as we enjoy our students’ musical talents during the holiday concert season and beyond. Be sure to check the district calendar on our website, websterschools.org, so you don’t miss a beat!

WCSD Faculty and Staff Share Their Stories

Hayes Photography of Webster, in partnership with the Webster Central School District (WCSD), is pleased to announce the second installment of We All Have a Story: The Stories Continue, a photography exhibit featuring portraits and personal narratives of 21 WCSD faculty and staff members. The exhibit will be open to the public at the Webster Public Library, 980 Ridge Road, from Sunday, December 1 through Tuesday, December 31, during the library’s normal business hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please note that the library is closed for the holidays on December 24, 25, and 31. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Tuesday, December 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the library that will also be open to the public.

During the 2017-18 school year, portrait photographer and WCSD teaching assistant Linda Dow Hayes wanted to design a meaningful, personal project that would give back to her WCSD colleagues and reflect WCSD’s vision: Compassionately Connected, Joyfully Engaged, Always Learning. The idea of connecting with interested WCSD faculty and staff members by taking their portraits allowed her to grow as an artist and connect with the community at large. Due to the success of the spring 2018 exhibit, the second phase of the project kicked off in January 2019, with finished images being shown throughout December at the Webster Public Library. Please stop by the library throughout December to enjoy this unique exhibit.

One Webster Community Invited to Join F.I.R.E.!

Families Igniting Racial Equity (F.I.R.E.) began last spring with the goal to spread racial equity throughout our One Webster community. They look forward to continuing the great work that they have undertaken and welcome others to join!

Their meeting schedule for the remainder of the school year will be:

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