Spry Newsletter

October 4th, 2019

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Upcoming Spry Events



Oct. 11 - Superintendent Conference Day (No School K-12)

Oct. 14 - Columbus Day (No School K-12)

Oct. 16 - Mandatory Washington DC Meeting (Parent/Student/Chaperone) 6:30 pm

Oct. 23 - Spry 7th Grade Parent Information Mtg on Washington DC 6:30 pm

Nov. 4 Picture Make up day

Parent Pick-up

Please continue to be patient as we work through our construction and the parent pick up area at the end of the day. This area can become very congested if you are picking up your child regularly from school. We are looking forward to a possible mid-year move to a new drop off area off the south side of the building once the exterior work on the new cafetorium becomes complete.


Also for safety, please do not stage or pick up on the side streets to the school. Also, please do not park/pick-up on Sandford St. This again can also be a safety concern as students are walking home and exiting the building. Please use the designated drop-off/pick-up area in the North Lot of Sanford St. We also met with all our Walkers and overviewed safety/the importance of using the crosswalks.


Thank you for your support in safety of our students.

Announcements


  • Please consider trying Yoga for fun, flexibility, strength and balance. We meet every Monday in W17. No need to sign up. Just show up when you want Yoga!
  • Come join the fun of the Rochester October School Festival! Enrollment is open to any student, grades 6-8, who would like to participate in this fun, interactive, German cultural immersion day. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall! Join us making “Spaghetti” ice cream sundaes, dancing traditional folk dances, voting in our East vs West German Idol session, examining life on both sides of the wall, decorating a slogan for a button, and starring in an escape the Berlin Wall production! You’ll also get to eat authentic, delicious German wurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and yummy desserts during our lunch break. Leave that Saturday afternoon with a souvenir T-shirt, prizes, knowing a little more about the German history, language and culture, and meeting other kids from around Rochester that are also interested in spending a fun Saturday with us! Don’t delay! Registration is limited to the first 200 6th to 8th graders to register! Registration forms and information can be found from a World Language teacher or from German Teacher, Frau Gillette, in room 325.

  • Through the simple acts of making friends, Best Buddies’ goal is to eradicate the social isolation of people with disabilities through programs that engage and include youth and adults with disabilities and their peers.

    If you’re interested in joining Best Buddies, please grab a flyer outside of room 208 or the main office. Our first meeting is Tuesday, October 8th after school in room 208. If you have any questions, see Ms. Beckens or Mrs. Seroski. Want to see how you can make an impact? Take a look at this Best Buddies video, and have a great Monday everyone!

  • Are you planning to audition for Drama Club? Then listen up! Make sure to turn in your Blue Audition Form and sign up for acting auditions on Mrs. Mungo's door in the Main Office. Remember to find the acting monologues on the Drama Club webpage and the music for singing auditions on our Google Classroom. We're excited to see all of you at auditions which start on Monday, October 21st right after school.

  • The Spry t-shirt design competition is still looking for entries. If you would like to enter your drawing, print off a template from Google Classroom or pick one up from a house office. Remember, you want to design something that represents kindness at Spry. All entries are due to the main office by Wednesday, October 9th.



Spry Swimming Unit

Dear Spry parents,


Soon your son/daughter will be participating in a three day swimming unit in PE class. Please make sure your son/daughter brings a swimsuit, towel, and plastic bag during their swimming days. Coming unprepared for swimming will result in a significant grade reduction or loss of points.


Thank you for your cooperation and support,

The Physical Education staff:

Jean Farrell

Wendy Walzer


Matthew Petz

Christopher Urban

Joel Sabatino


SWIM DATES

BOYS:

Day 1: October 9th, October 16th, October 21st

Day 2: October 10th, October 17th, October 22nd

Day 3: October 15th, October 18th, October 23rd


GIRLS

Day 1: October 24th, October 29th, November 1st

Day 2: October 25th, October 30th, November 4th

Day 3: October 28th, October 31st, November 5th

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From The Board of Education - October 2019

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

O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9


ONE WEBSTER OFF TO A GREAT START!

The 2019-20 school year is off to a great start! There is so much going on throughout our district at each of our 11 schools. Be sure not to miss an event by following the district on social media: https://www.facebook.com/WebsterCentralSchools, https://twitter.com/WCSDProud, and Superintendent Gumina’s Twitter feed, https://twitter.com/superwebstercsd.


Just this past week, Webster Schroeder High School performed the first musical of the year with amazing performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and we watched 700+ One Webster fourth graders enjoy the great outdoors along a mile course at North Ponds Park during the annual Fun Run. We can’t wait to see what the weeks ahead will bring. Welcome back, everyone!


48th ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS’ DAY - OCTOBER 24

The board is pleased to sponsor the 48th Annual Senior Citizens’ Day upcoming on Thursday, October 24. Invitations to senior citizens who live in the district will be mailed the first week of October. This much-anticipated community event is highlighted by performances from our talented student musicians, a wonderful Thanksgiving-style meal, and the ever-popular door prizes donated by area merchants and service organizations. Anyone interested in donating door prizes for this One Webster event, please email Jenifer_Calus@webstercsd.org as soon as possible.


STAY INFORMED WITH YOUR BOARD OF EDUCATION

You can stay informed on your board’s activities by visiting http://www.websterschools.org/board. The board’s web page features agendas, minutes, and even the latest meetings, which are live streamed on the district’s BOE page, and run live (and taped) on WETV, Spectrum Cable Channel 1301. You can also find past taped meetings on the board’s website. Public attendance at meetings and workshops is always encouraged and welcomed.


Be sure to join us for these upcoming board meetings and district-wide events:

  • Thursday, October 3 - BOE Regular Meeting: Safety and Security (6:15 p.m., updated time), Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Saturday, October 5 - Webster Marching Band hosts its Annual Autumn Fanfare field show and competition, Webster Schroeder High School stadium, Gates open at 4:30 p.m., performances begin at 5:30 p.m.; Webster’s Marching Band performs at 6:09 p.m. sharp!

  • Thursday, October 17 - BOE Workshop: Technology, 6:30 p.m. Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Tuesday, October 22 - F.I.R.E. meeting, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Thursday, October 24 - Senior Citizens’ Day, Webster Schroeder High School

YEARBOOK SALES

Yearbook Sales

Don't miss out - purchase your Spry 2019-2020 Yearbook online. Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to order yours today!

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Washington DC Information

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Rochester Oktoberschulfest

Come join the fun of the Rochester Oktoberschulfest (October School Festival)! Enrollment is open to any student, grades 6-8, who would like to participate in this fun, interactive, German cultural immersion day. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall!

Join us making “Spaghetti” ice cream sundaes, dancing traditional folk dances, voting in our East vs West German Idol session, examining life on both sides of the wall, decorating a slogan for a button, and starring in an escape the Berlin Wall production! You’ll also get to eat authentic, delicious German wurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and yummy desserts during our lunch break.

Leave that Saturday afternoon with a souvenir T-shirt, prizes, knowing a little more about the German history, language and culture, and meeting other kids from around Rochester that are also interested in spending a fun Saturday with us!

Don’t delay! Registration is limited to the first 200 6th – 8th graders to register! Registration forms and information can be found from a World Language teacher or from German Teacher, Frau Gillette, in room 325.

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Best Buddies

Best Buddies is a new club at Spry that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).


Through the simple acts of making friends, Best Buddies’ goal is to eradicate the social isolation of people with disabilities through programs that engage and include youth and adults with disabilities and their peers.


If you’re interested in joining Best Buddies, please grab a flyer outside of room 208 or the main office. Our first meeting is Tuesday, October 8th afterschool in room 208. If you have any questions, see Ms. Beckens or Mrs. Seroski.

Best Buddies International: 60-Second PSA (2013)

Support Spry PTSA - Membership information at the link below

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Hispanic Heritage Celebration on November 2.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM and the event will run until 9:00 PM. This evening of live music, salsa and merengue lessons and dancing is being organized by the F.I.R.E. (Families Igniting Racial Equity) Hispanic Heritage and Culture Committee.


There is no charge to attend, though we will be accepting "ofrendas" (offerings) on behalf of local service organizations.


More information will be shared in the next few weeks.


We hope you can attend (with your dancing shoes on) to help us celebrate the vibrant culture and contributions of our Hispanic/LatinX community.

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