Eagle Express

February 13th, 2019

From the Plank South Leadership Team

Plank South Families,

We hope you're having a great week before our week off next week for winter break! Lots of updates and happenings around Plank South and Webster!

  • March Conference sign-ups will be going out after school this Friday. Be looking for communication from your child's teacher!
  • Kindergarten Orientation is Tuesday, February 26th. The orientation starts at 6:30pm at Plank South. Current Plank South families can register for next year's kindergarten before orientation (5:30pm-6:20pm). Normal kindergarten registration will be either after the orientation (7:30-8:30pm) or on Wednesday-Friday, February 27-March 1, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Plank South.
  • We need volunteers to help register our new kindergarten students. Please go to this link to sign-up to help!!!
  • The Science Fair deadline is extended!!!!! Sign-up by next Monday, February 18th (links below!!)!!!
  • Make sure you have our PTSA-sponsored Movie Day on your calendar! Saturday, March 2nd 10:30am-1:30pm. See below in the PTSA News for more info!!

Have a great end of the week and February break!

Your Plank South Leadership Team,

Scott Wilcox & Jen Sullivan

40th Annual Plank South Science Fair!!!

We are pleased to announce that the 40th Annual Plank Road South Science Fair will be held on Wednesday March 20th, 2019.

The purpose of the Science Fair is to promote interest in science related topics. The Science Fair provides the opportunity for all students to have fun while learning a scientific principle. The real reward is the knowledge gained, and in that respect, all students are winners.

All entry forms must be turned in by Monday February 18, 2019. Titles to projects and parent/guardian e-mail addresses must be included on the entry form to be accepted. Late entries cannot be accepted, as planning and procurement are crucial to the Science Fair’s success.

Here is the link to the full explanation of the Science Fair.

Here is the link to this year's Science Fair Entry Form.

From the Plank South PTSA!

Plank South Science Fair:

Registration for the 40th Annual Plank South Science Fair has been extended to Monday, February 18th! All grades are encouraged to participate; don’t miss out on the celebration!

Plank South Movie Day:

Bring your favorite pillows and blankets and enjoy a showing of Incredibles 2 at Plank South on Saturday, March 2nd from 10:30am – 1:30pm. Refreshments will be available!

Coordinators/Co-Coordinators Needed!

Ice Cream Social: Co-Coordinator needed (email our coordinator Karla (karlab25@aol.com), or the PTSA co-chairs for more details)

Science Fair: Co-Coordinator needed (This event is celebrating 40 years this spring!)

Community Arts Day: We are looking for someone to represent Plank South on the central committee. A portion of funds raised from Community Arts Day goes back to each school’s PTSA, but only if they have a representative on the central committee…..can you help us???

Email Plank South PTSA Co-Chairs Michelle Lowe (michelleloweptsa@gmail.com) or Sue Ball (Sball002@yahoo.com) for more information on any of these roles!

2019/2020 Plank South PTSA Steering Committee Openings:

2019/2020 Plank South PTSA Steering Committee openings will be advertised soon. If you have had an interest in getting more involved, now is the time! More information to come!

Upcoming Events

· Monday, 2/18 – Science Fair Registration Due!

· 2/26 – 3/1 – Kindergarten Registration

· Friday, 3/1 – Box Tops due!

· Saturday, 3/2 – Plank South Movie Day: Incredibles 2

· Thursday, 3/7 - PTSA Meeting

Make sure you're getting all of Webster's notifications!!!

As a reminder, WCSD uses the Infinite Campus Parent & Student Portal Messenger system to send important emails, phone calls, and texts throughout the year, including school closings. Please note that your carrier’s message and data rates may apply if you choose the optional text option. Parents may update email information for their child(ren) through the portal by clicking on the Contact Preferences tab. The tab enables parents to decide the ways they receive important school and district messages and the types of messages they wish to receive. Any changes to existing Parent & Student Portal home address or phone numbers must be made by contacting your school’s administrative offices.

Individuals who need their IC activation code of who have questions should contact ICPortal@webstercsd.org.

Webster CSD Hosts NEW Empire Justice Center’s Families of Color Meeting

Webster Central School District (WCSD) is excited to announce the formation of the district’s Families of Color group. This new group is an extension of the established Empire Justice Center’s Families of Color program. The Families of Color group’s mission is to bring together a strong collective of parents, concerned family members, and allies passionate about building a racially- and economically-just community for children in WCSD.

The intent in forming this group is to meet regularly and share insights into our children’s school experiences, provide social support, and establish meaningful connections with one another. In order to ensure this group is welcoming to all families in WCSD, including families of color, individuals with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQ people, and people of different religious backgrounds, we choose to leave racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, and other “isms” at the door.

By coming together, the newly formed Families of Color group will form a supportive team that allows us to lean on and learn from each other, and advocate for any changes we want to see in our local schools and community.

The first meeting is Monday, March 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Webster Town Library’s community room, 980 Ridge Road, Webster, NY. The children's librarians will be planning activities for children during this meeting. If you would like to have your child participate, please email Terry McCarthy, WCSD director of humanities and district liaison to the Families of Color group, at terrance_mccarthy@webstercsd.org to reserve a spot.

We look forward to sharing this group experience with you!

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Interested in before & after care for your WCSD student? Check out a WonderCare Parent Info Night at 7PM: Feb 25 for @PlankNorthPride & Plank South at Plank No; Feb 27 @DeWittRoad; Feb 28 @KlemSouth; March 4 @SchlegelRoadES; March 5 @KlemNorthStars; March 6 @StateRdWCSD. #rt

Girls on the Run!

Girls on the run is a non-profit program that works to encourage third through fifth grade girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k walk/run. If your daughter is interested in signing up for Girls on the Run, please visit www.gotrrochester.org on February 23rd. Space is limited. Practices will be held at Plank South on Mondays & Wednesdays from 3:30 - 5PM from March 18th through June 10th. Please email jennifer_popp@webstercsd.org with any questions.

5th Grade Parent Orientation, 2/25 @ 6:30pm

There will be a 5th grade parent orientation meeting that will take place on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Spry Auditorium. As part of orientation the Spry team will share with you information regarding the middle school program and course selections your child will make. Here is a link to the full 2019 5th Grade Parent Letter that was sent to you earlier this month.

Flyers, Flyers, Flyers!

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