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February 2019

Important Dates

Tuesday, February 12th (3:30-4:45)- 2nd Grade Rollerskating


Wednesday, February 13th (6:00-7:30)- KS Open House and Ice Cream Social


February 18th - February 22nd- School Closed for February Break


Friday, March 1st (all day)- Read Across America Day at KS


Friday, March 1st (6:30-8:00)- PTSA Family Bingo Night at KS


Wednesday, March 27th (6:30-7:30)- PTSA Meeting in the KS library

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Webster Community Arts Day

Please join us for the 43rd Webster Community Arts Day on Saturday, April 6th from 10am - 4pm. View our flyer for more information.


Volunteer signups open on February 26th www.websterptsa.org/CADvolunteer


Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CommunityArtsDay/


Holly McDonnell- KS Building Rep & CAD Building Coordinator

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News from the Health Office

NYS mandates that all 5th grade girls be screened for scoliosis by the school nurse if the health office does not have a copy of a current well child exam for the 5th grade. These exams must be dated 9/01/17 or later to be considered current for the 2018-2019 school year. If you had not done so already, please forward a copy of your child’s current well child check to the nurse’s office asap. For students who have not provided a copy of a current physical, the school nurse will begin scoliosis screening in March.
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February Kindness at Klem South Challenge

The essential skill for the month of February is COMMUNICATION. This month, we will focus on communicating through words of love, compassion and kindness with a whole-school challenge. Students will track different acts of kindness throughout the month. Our goal is to simply increase our positive interactions with one another at Klem South! At home, you can support this challenge by talking to your children about kindness and compassion. Thanks for all that you do!

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We are still collecting shampoos, conditioners, and soaps!

February break is typically a popular time to travel. If you find yourself traveling but don’t use the hotel soaps, please bring them back and send them to school with your child. All soaps, shampoos, conditioners, or travel size items are collected in a black bins in the entryway of the school. My class will take these items and bag them into individual bags to be distributed to students in need. We have done this for the past few years and the recipients are super grateful. We are also collecting sandwich size ZipLoc bags if you would like to donate those as well. Contact meghann_piwko@webstercsd.org if you have any questions.
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Kindergarten Orientation, Registration Set

Parents of incoming kindergarteners in the 2019-20 school year, mark your calendars! Webster CSD Parent Orientation and Registration Night is Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m. at your student’s school. After that, kindergarten walk-in registration is available Wednesday-Friday, February 27-March 1, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at your student’s school. For more information, go to websterschools.org, then select Central Registration under the Departments tab.


And the winner is...

The Rams won the annual Klem South Souper Bowl Challenge! Thank you to all who participated and donated cans of soup. In the end, our local food banks will benefit from the generosity of our Klem South families.
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News from the Board of Education


F R O M T H E B O A R D O F E D U C A T I O N

F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 9


Tammy Gurowski, President tgurowski@webstercsd.org

Linda Dioguardi, Vice President ldioguardi@webstercsd.org

Sue Casey scasey@webstercsd.org

Dave Metzger dmetzger@webstercsd.org

Maria Rigillo mrigillo@webstercsd.org

Jan Strege jstrege@webstercsd.org

Mike Suffoletto msuffoletto@webstercsd.org


WonderCare Announces Parent Information Nights

WonderCare, Webster CSD's new before and after school program, will host several Parent Information Nights. Interested parents are encouraged to attend:

  • Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. for Plank Road North and Plank Road South at Plank North

  • Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Dewitt Road

  • Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Klem Road South

  • Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Schlegel Road

  • Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Klem Road North

  • Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. at State Road

These evenings will be geared for parents only. (Family meet and greet nights will take place in August.) If you cannot attend your home school date, you may attend at another location.


The program has been established in an ongoing effort to ease the transition for families as the district prepares to shift to an earlier start time for elementary schools in fall 2019. New start times for elementary schools will be 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m., and 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. for secondary schools (middle and high schools), with all times plus or minus five minutes.


WonderCare enrollment packets are now available online and at each of our elementary schools’ main offices for interested K-6 families for the.2019-20 school year. Please visit the new WonderCare webpage for more information about the program, including pricing structure and FAQs. Should you have any questions, please contact wondercare@webstercsd.org or call 216-0017. You can also follow WonderCare on its new Facebook page, @wondercarewcsd.

It’s Time for One Webster Musicals in February!

Get ready for a toe-tapping winter and spring as our One Webster community kicks off the school musical season with The Wizard of Oz at Willink Middle School on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 2 at 1:00 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 per adult and $6 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased now at https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/willinkms/buy-tix?d=0..


Then, Webster Schroeder Musicals presents its version of the classic Anything Goes on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Reserved seating is $10-$15, and tickets are on sale now at area Wegmans and online at websterschroedermusicals.com.

Spry Middle School’s production of Guys and Dolls takes the stage March 8 and 9. Finally, the Webster Thomas Players will close the season with Cinderella March 28-30 (ticket information links for these two musicals will be forthcoming). Be sure to save the dates and we'll see you at the shows! Thank you to all involved students, faculty, and staff for what is sure to be an incredible musical season.


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