State Road Eagle Newsletter

November 2019

Important Dates to Remember!

11/5 - 11/7 - Book Fair

11/6 - Book Fair Family Night & Spirit Wear pick-up from 6:30pm-8:00pm

11/7 - School Picture Make-Up Day

11/11 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

11/12 - PTSA Meeting in Library from 6:30pm-7:30pm

11/21 - Leo's Pies pick-up from 4:30pm-6:30pm

11/27-11/29 - NO SCHOOL - Happy Thanksgiving!

Every year, schools are required to conduct various safety drills. Examples of these are fire drills, hold in place drills and lock down drills.

Each drill serves a different purpose. For example, a hold in place drill is often used to clear the hallways in the event of a medical emergency.

In the event of a real situation, every attempt will be made to notify parents with the appropriate details in a timely manner.

Please remember, in a real emergency, our focus will be on ensuring the safety and well-being of our children.

Reminder from the Main Office!

After School Activity: Please send a note in with your child if you plan on picking them up from activity period. Please meet your child in the front entryway and sign out with the teacher.

If your child cannot attend activity period, please send a note in as well. This is important at dismissal time so that we know someone will be home for the bus drop-off.

Please STOP for school buses!!

Please STOP for buses when the red lights are flashing. This also applies to any of our buses when they're in the bus loop. If you are dropping your child off, please do so by the playground where the sign is. This is for the safety of all our children.

Thank you!

Thursday, November 7th is the make up day for school pictures!

If you would like your child's pictures redone, please send in the picture package with your child so he/she can turn it into the Lifetouch photographer.

Thank you.


Fall/Winter Health Guidance for Cold Weather:

Outdoor Recess is a part of the daily routine for State Road Elementary Students. Serious Health problems can result from prolonged exposure to the cold. Protection from cold is consistent with the amount and type of clothing a child wears. Please make sure your children are dressed appropriately for the weather.

In cold/rainy or snowy weather, boots, hat, mittens/gloves & a scarf or other face covering with winter weight jacket is appropriate for all children. Recess for elementary students is generally limited when wind chill is less than +20°F.

Bus Ride Don’t forget the bus ride! On a cold day it takes a long time for the bus to heat up! Each stop the doors open and cold air enters which means the bus ride will be cold and your child needs to be dressed appropriately for the weather.

Now is the time of year that hats and scarves are more frequently worn. Cases of lice are reported more frequently during this time. Head to head contact is the most common way to pass lice from one another, but shared belongings pass them too. Sleepovers and shared clothing like coats, hats and scarves can contribute to passing lice.

What to do:

▪ Encourage your child to store their hat, coat or scarf in their backpack.

▪ Remind your child not to share clothing, brushes, hair ribbons or other items.

▪ Check your child’s head, especially if they are itching or ask the school nurse to check your child.

Lesser-known facts:

▪ The most common cause of repeat cases of lice is untreated viable nits.

▪ Viable nits left in the hair can lay dormant and hatch when they are warm enough.

▪ Lice do not jump or fly and have claws to move through hair-like surfaces by climbing.

▪ A human temperature is required to hatch nits, and they only digest human blood, so they do not live on household pets.

Sources of Treatment: Methods listed by the CDC or New York State Department of Health to best treat your child. Ask your Physician or pharmacy for treatment recommendations. For an alternative choice, you can contact a Certified Preferred Provider Lice Clinic such as Naughty Nits 135 Sully’s Trail, St 7 Pittsford N.Y.,14534 Phone: 585-310-7131 or online who provide guaranteed treatment of lice services (fee $)

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Author/Illustrator Kevin Sherry is coming to State Road Nov. 20th!

Mr. Sherry has so many talents! Author, illustrator, artist, puppeteer, musician and even a chef! All State Road students will meet Mr. Sherry in an assembly in the library. He will also be autographing copies of his books, so if your child owns one or buys one, bring it into the library before Nov. 20th and we will arrange to have it autographed. Barnes & Noble Webster has copies of his books, or feel free to buy it online. An autographed book is a wonderful memento of this special day! Email Mrs. Koch with any questions @

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Check out what our Eagles are doing this month!

The fourth graders are going to spend a day at Dayton's Corners, celebrate their poetry, and enjoy Homespun Days this month.

The fifth grade is collecting bandanas for migrant workers as a part of our Human Rights unit, to be shared through the Worker Justice Center of NY. Through reading the text Esperanza Rising students learned of the difficulty migrant workers faced in the 1930s. Unfortunately, some of those challenges and human rights violations still exist today, and we hope to use our knowledge about Human Rights to help contribute to a better world. Providing bandanas to workers to help shield their faces from the dust and dirt, cover their heads or faces when needed, and keep sweat abay is just a small contribution on our part.

Bandana collection boxes will be in the main office, and each fifth grade classroom through November 8th. If you don't have any bandanas at home we will collect donations to purchase them. Hobby Lobby has them for 99 cents!

Pre-K News

The Pre-K has been learning about pumpkins! We investigated the inside of a pumpkin, learned how pumpkins grow, and painted pumpkins! Did you know that pumpkins float? We do!

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October Golden Eagles!

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State Road Physical Education

Our 4th & 5th graders just wrapped up their fall fitness testing - keep an eye out for their results that will be coming home soon!

As the weather changes please remember to have your child bring sneakers for P.E. class. They can keep some in their backpack and change before coming down to P.E.

On Nov 14th we will be participating in our yearly attempt at breaking the Guinness World Records Title for "Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day."

COMMIT: to 25 or more stackers who will each stack at least 30 minutes on Guinness World Records Day - Thursday, November 14, 2019.

PTSA News!

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Webster Central School District (WCSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Alt to the board of education. Mike was appointed by the board during its October 24 special meeting to serve the remainder of the term that will end on May 19, 2020, the district’s annual budget vote and board of education election. He replaces David Metzger, who resigned from the board in July 2019.

Mike has lived in the WCSD community for 30 years and is the president and founder of Altra Tech Consulting, Inc., where he assists companies in the areas of project management, commercialization, operations, and manufacturing. He began his career with the Eastman Kodak Company in 1980 where he served in various leadership roles, the last of which was director of Eastman Business Park (EBP). After retiring from Kodak in 2015, Mike continued sharing his business acumen as vice president of SIGNa Chemistry until 2018 when he founded his own company. During his time with Kodak, Mike developed and taught a contracting for engineering services curriculum to 500 engineers and served on many professional manufacturing and economic development advisory boards.

An active community volunteer and advocate for public education, Mike served as one of the initial council members of the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. He also worked with Rochester CSD to establish manufacturing internships for high school students and Monroe Community College to develop an onsite operator training program at EBP. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from RIT. He and his wife, Kelly, have two adult children, both of whom are Webster CSD graduates.

We welcome Mike to the board of education and appreciate his willingness to serve the One Webster community!


Veterans and active duty service members and their families are cordially invited to a free dinner on Friday, November 8, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Spry Middle School, 119 South Avenue, Webster. Reservations are appreciated; please call Ms. Ritzmann at 216-0093.

This event is sponsored by Spry Middle School Student Council, Spry Middle School Builders Club, Webster-Fairport B.P.O. Elks #2396, Webster Community Chest, Wegmans, and Hegedorns as a way of showing appreciation for servicemen and women and their families.


  • Saturday, November 2 - FREE Celebration of Hispanic Culture with Cinco Con Swing, Willink MS (doors open at 6:30 p.m., salsa/merengue dance lessons from 6:45-7:45 p.m., and open dancing until 9:00 p.m.)

  • Thursday, November 7 - BOE Workshop (formerly regular meeting): Science, 6:30 p.m., Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Friday, November 8 - Annual Veterans Dinner, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m., Spry Middle School

  • Thursday, November 14 - BOE Regular meeting, WCSD Professional Development, 6:30 p.m., Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Thursday, December 5 - BOE Regular Meeting: Mental Health, 6:30 p.m. Webster Schroeder High School library

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