Daniel Webster Welcome Letter

March 21, 2023

Welcome to Daniel Webster!

Hi everyone! I hope this newsletter is finding you well.

If you're receiving this newsletter, then your child has been accepted into Daniel Webster for the 2023-2024 school year. My name is Max Gardner, and I'm the principal here at DW. We are so excited to welcome you to our amazing, tight-knit community.

More information will be sent to all confirmed incoming families this summer with more information about the start of the school year, after school care registration, and more.

Please read below for some important information about confirming your placement at Daniel Webster, some exciting upcoming events, and a letter from our PTA leadership team.

All the best,

Max Gardner

Principal | Daniel Webster Elementary School

San Francisco Unified School District


Accepting your Placement At Daniel Webster

You have until end of day on Friday, April 7th, to officially 'accept' your child's placement at Daniel Webster for the 2023-2024 school year.

There are two ways for families to accept or decline their placements from March 20 through April 7, 2023

  • Online: Parents can sign into ParentVue to accept or decline the school assignment. You are able to help students accept or decline their assignment in ParentVue by clicking “Login as Parent” from the parent page in Synergy. More instructions on how to do this is here
  • By Paper Form: Parents can complete the response sheet that was included in the assignment letter and return to the EPC using one of the methods outlined at www.sfusd.edu/MainRound (emailing it or delivering it to the EPC). Emails and paper applications must be received by April 7, 2023.

Upcoming Events

Incoming Kindergarten Family Event

We are hosting a welcome event at Daniel Webster from 8:15-9:15 am on Friday, April 7th on the lower yard off of Missouri Street. This will be a time for you to meet some of our school staff, hear from the Principal and PTA President, and mingle with some other potential incoming families.

Bagels & coffee will be provided. Hope to see you then!

PTA Meeting - Tuesday 4/18 at 7 pm (zoom)

You all are invited to join our virtual PTA Meeting on Tuesday, April 18th at 7pm, where we will vote on budgetary measures for the 2023-2024 school year.

Join the zoom meeting by clicking here

See more from our PTA president below.

Circus Night - Friday 4/21 at 6 pm

Join us for our annual Circus Night on the lower yard at Daniel Webster on Friday, April 21st at 6pm. There will be food, drinks and live entertainment. This is a great opportunity to meet other families and staff members at Daniel Webster.

Message from our PTA Leadership Team

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Dear Incoming Kindergarten Families,

We are so excited to meet and welcome you! We have a uniquely engaged, vibrant, and fun-loving community of families who believe in public education and the teamwork required to make it all happen. We can’t wait to welcome you into it!

Our PTA does so much to support our school, from running great events throughout the year to galvanizing volunteer sign-ups to raising funds for the resources that benefit all the kids. You can learn a lot about what we do by visiting our website at https://sites.google.com/view/dw-pta/home.

It's never too early to get involved . . . you can join in even before you're officially here! Here are some events to consider checking out (details for all of these are on the website):

  • Tuesday, April 18 PTA meeting to vote on next year's budget, 7pm on zoom

  • Friday, April 21 Circus Night event on our yard at 6pm

  • Tuesday, May 9 final PTA meeting of the year (7pm on zoom)

  • Check out our current fundraising drive (for the upcoming school year!) at https://sites.google.com/view/dw-pta/donate

To those of you joining the Friday, April 7 welcome on campus at 8:15 am, we look forward to meeting you then! For anyone who can't make it but is eager to connect and even get a peek at the school, please email rebeccakeepta@gmail.com and we'll be happy to help.

Also feel free to join the facebook group for incoming kindergarten families: https://www.facebook.com/groups/903667500839437

Welcome again,

Rebecca Kee (PTA President) rebeccakeepta@gmail.com

Bridget Holian (PTA Vice President) bridget@causeadvisors.com

Sara Meskin (PTA Secretary) sarameskin.ptasecretary@gmail.com

Tim Kral (PTA Treasurer) timkralpta@gmail.com

PTA website

Supports & Resources for DW Families

Daniel Webster Class of 2029 Facebook Page

This is for all incoming Kindergarten families for the 2023-2024 school year. Join this group to communicate with other families in your child's grade

Daniel Webster PTA Website

This has all information regarding our Parent Teacher Association at Daniel Webster

Fundraising Page for Daniel Webster

The PTA funds many of our staff and resources here at Daniel Webster. Donate here for the 2023-2024 school year

SFUSD Family Link

Be sure to stay updated on SFUSD news and important information for families

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