Spry Newsletter

September 27th, 2019

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Upcoming Spry Events


Sept. 27 - Spry Middle School Family Night (Food Truck Rodeo) (5:30 - 8:00 pm)

Sept. 30 - 7th and 8th Grade School Pictures

Oct. 1 - 6th Grade School Pictures

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

Oct. 30 - School Picture Make-up Day

Start Time

Hi Spry Families,


As we finish out September we have been reflecting on the change in start time this year. It has been really great to see the students enter the building more alert and awake to start the day. The extra time in the morning for students seems to be making a positive impact on their focus and attention during the first periods of the school day. We have seen an increased ridership on our buses which has improved our parent drop-off in the mornings. We have been working out the kinks with the bus arrivals to start the day so they can be to homeroom on time. As we work out these hiccups going into October, we look to start pulling some solid data on our number of Tardy students and academic data as well. Observationally, we have seen an improvement in decreasing the number of students we have entering late for homeroom this year.


I hope you child has had a positive experience with the start time. If you do have any thoughts or feedback, we are always welcome to hear from you.

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. This again can also be a safety concern as students are walking home and exiting the building.

Announcements


  • Do you like to solve problems and puzzles? Then MathCounts is for you! Come find out what this club is about! MathCounts will have their first meeting on Tuesday, October 1st in room 226. We will begin right after school from 3:15 to 4:00. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Rich, Mr. Keiser, or Mrs. Hughes. Hope to see you there!
  • Our first Builders Club meeting will be on Tuesday, October 1st, after school, in room 326. Builders Club is the largest service organization for middle school, with more than 40,000 members worldwide. Builders Club is a “student-led” service organization that participates in volunteer opportunities around our school and in the community. Any 6th, 7th, or 8th grader can be a member. Come to our informational meeting on Tuesday, October 1st and check it out!
  • Attention all 6, 7 and 8th graders. Chess club will hold its first meeting on Tuesday October 1st in room 302. All new and returning players interested in playing and competing in the chess league should attend the meeting. See Mrs. Geisler in room 302 or send her an email if you have any questions.
  • 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.

  • School pictures are coming up!! Just a reminder that 7th and 8th grade school pictures will be Monday September 30th and 6th Grade pictures will be Tuesday, October 1st. You can order online or fill out a picture form day of pictures!! See you there!

  • Thanks Ryan! There is still spots available for our trip to visit Italy and Greece. All Webster students are invited to attend, don’t miss out! If you need more information e-mail carmen_zaborny@webstercsd.org

  • Are you looking for something to do Friday evening? Spry PTSA will be hosting a food truck and DJ event from 5:30 to 8:30pm Friday evening in the Bus loop. Bring your families and enjoy some great food and music. It is a free event! It is picnic style so bring a chair or blanket to eat on that night. Come and have fun!

  • Attention all 6th, 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing lacrosse this spring. We will begin our Fall Box Lacrosse on Thursday nights in October starting October 4th from 6 to 7pm each week with Coach Holtby and Coach Bowman. Sign up on the Webster Lacrosse Club website. See Coach Mordaci in room 227 for more information, otherwise we’ll see you at the box!

  • Interested in joining Yearbook Club? All students’ grades 6 through 8 are welcome to join and help us put our 2019-2020 Spry memories to print! We will have an informational meeting on Monday, September 30th after school in the library. Please plan to take the late bus home or get a ride at 3:45.

school pictures

School pictures are next week!!

Monday, September 30th 7th and 8th grade

Tuesday, October 1st 6th grade


Make up day October 30th


Order forms were handed out in Homeroom and in 6th grade packets if you need another stop by the Main Office.


Online pre-ordering available until 3 pm on picture day.

www.allstar-imaging.com

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WCSD's Therapy Dogs

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)

Math Lab is OPEN

· Do fractions fracture your brain?

· Are factor puzzles, well, puzzling?

· Do tape diagrams leave you tangled?

· Are slopes just a bit too slippery?

· Does accelerated math move a little too fast?

· Then come to the math lab where we can help you solve your problems!

· It’s located on the 3rd floor landing near room 327 and is open during all lunch hours every day, starting Monday, September 9th. Just get a pass from your study hall or math teacher and come on up! Mrs. Hunt will be happy to help you.

Support Spry PTSA - Membership information at the link below

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