State Road Eagle Newsletter

April 2019

Important Dates to Remember!

4/5 - Science Fair

4/6 – Community Arts Day

4/8 – Superintendent’s Day - NO SCHOOL

4/9 – PTSA Meeting at 6:30

4/15 - 4/22 - Spring Recess - NO SCHOOL

4/26 – PTSA Family Carnival

Catch up with Mrs. Abele and Ms. Kaempffe

Kindergarten Registration

We will continue to register students for kindergarten in the State Road Main Office through June 28th. Registration packets can be found on the district web page. Look under “Departments" and locate "Central Registration” for links to the necessary forms. Bring the completed forms to school and we will work with you to complete the process and answer questions. You can also request a registration packet by calling central registration at 216-0079. We look forward to meeting you or welcoming you back with your incoming kindergartner.

Community Arts Day

Community Arts day is a celebration of the Arts with numerous displays and performances from our students. This annual event occurs on Saturday, April 6th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please try and stop in. Student art work and performances are highlighted. Local community groups are present to share their programs and services. Food items as well as pieces by local artists are on sale. This is a special event that you won’t want to miss.

Check in with the Nurse!

Spring is here………

And so is Allergy Season

Spring/Summer allergies can cause itchy, scratchy throats, eye irritation, sneezing etc.

If your child suffers from Spring/Summer allergies and takes antihistamines or any over the counter medications for comfort, you can provide these medications to the Health office with a physician’s order so that your child may continue to be comfortable while in school.

Students will be outside too so……...

With spring comes mud, you should consider packing extra clothing during the muddy rainy time.

The Health office has SOME clothes when emergencies occur, but if we do not have clothes to fit your child and they are unable to go to class due to muddy wet clothes, we may be calling you.

Sun Protection

The Webster Central School District Policy allows for student to have parent apply Sun screen.

The Health office is unable to APPLY sunscreen to your child during the day. If you want your child to be protected from sun exposure, you will need to apply sunscreen before they attend school.

Lips are almost always exposed to the elements so lips can get dry, sore, and irritated any time of year. A good lip balm/Vaseline can buffer delicate lip skin from the elements.

What's happening in Gym Class?

Kids Heart Challenge

Congratulations! The most amazing kids in the universe, raised over 17,100 in the Kid’s Heart Challenge! We are so proud of all of our State Road students for participating in the American Heart Association’s “Kids Heart Challenge!” We just finished the celebration day and have sent in all of the paperwork so that students can receive their thank you gifts! Hopefully, the thank you gifts will be handed out after spring break depending on when they arrive!!! If you are interested in helping hand out thank you gifts, we are looking for parent volunteers, please email

2nd Grade Swimming

2nd grade will be doing an introductory swim lesson with Mr. Graf and Mrs. Carlsen at the Thomas pool! This will be on May 1st for Mascho/Peters, May 2nd for Yates/Wyland. More information to come soon!

Track and Field Meet Save the Date!!!

Our 4th and 5th grade Track and Field Meet will take place on 6/4 with a rain date of 6/5. This is a culminating event at the end of our track and field unit

Thank you, and love you all!

Mr. Graf & Mrs. Carlsen

News from the Library!

March Book Madness FUN!

Students and teachers enjoyed reading and voting for some awesome books in our March Book Madness bracket-style tournament! It was hard to choose, but we did and our Championship Round books are:

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Ask your child about his or her favorites and which great book wins the CHAMPIONSHIP!

5th Grade Battle of the Books Competition!

WOW! Our amazing 5th graders formed teams, read books and are now competing in Battle of the Books! Two rounds are complete with one to go on April 4th. State Road winners will battle DeWitt Road in an EPIC Battle on April 11th. Encourage and support your child! All students win through this great event! Follow the competition on the Library Facebook Page (State Road Library) or on Twitter: Mrs. Koch @StateRdLibrary

Library Schedule During Testing

Due to NYS testing, our library schedule is out of order. Your child is welcome to exchange library books any morning, so please encourage them to visit!

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Coming on May 14th: Native American author Joseph Bruchac to visit State Road!

Here are our March Golden Eagles!!

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Every Friday Mrs. Pray and Miss Posella's 5th grade class participate in Friday Flowers. It's an activity that builds community by acknowledging the kindness of others throughout the week. Each student and teacher gives and receives a flower.
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4th grade is busy learning about the American Revolution and the different perspectives of this war.


Next State Road PTSA Meeting

April 9, 2019 at 6:30pm in the State Road library

*We'll be meeting in the library and children are always welcome!

State Road Science Fair - "Liquid Science"

April 5, 2019 from 6-7pm in the cafe

Leo's Pies Pick-up

April 11, 2019 from 4:30-6:30pm

State Road Carnival- Don't miss this one!

April 26, 2019 at 6pm

Please visit our webpage for information on events, opportunities etc.

Can You Help Us?

Do you have an hour or two here and there? Do you have more than that? Less? We LOVE our volunteers and need you to make our programs and events run. We are balancing work, family etc. just like you and we understand that your time is precious. This is why we have so many options for volunteering at State Road! You DO NOT have to chair an event to be involved, we have many opportunities that require little time, but we need as many parents as possible working in whatever ways that they can to make it all happen. Whatever your skills, availability, and interests are, we have something just right for you! E-mail me at, and I will answer your questions honestly and do my very best to match your talents/availability with the perfect volunteer opportunity. I promise you the reward of seeing the happiness you bring to the kids makes it all worth it!

Volunteer Opportunities for 2019-2020:

We Love Our Volunteers!

5th Grade class reminders!

Memory Book - deadlines are 4-6 for:

  • Baby picture of your child and photos of events through their years at State Road Elementary.

  • It has also become a tradition for parents to write a quick ‘send off’ quote to be included in the memory book. These messages offer just the right amount of inspiration and encouragement as our kids reach this important milestone.

Carnival- 4-26 from 6:00 - 8:00pm – “A Wave Of Fun”

  • Remember this event pays for all the other 5th grade events, so it is very important that everyone participate!

  • All parents must provide a cake/ treat for the cake walk. (Form coming home mid-April)

  • All parents/students must sign up for at least one time slot to run a game that evening. Sign up Genius will be sent later this month.

  • If any parents have a connection with a local pizza place that would be willing to donate pizzas, please reach out to us!

  • If you are interested in helping the Raffle Basket committee, ask for and collect quality items please contact Susan Snyder at

Sea Breeze – June 7th – more to come!

Moving up Ceremony- June 21st – more to come!

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Webster Youth Boys Basketball Camp

This camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game of basketball (ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense, and team building). There will be opportunities for developmentally appropriate game play such as 3 on 3, 4 on 4, and 5 on 5. Each participant will receive a basketball. This camp will be run at a fast pace. Expect to work very hard and have fun!

Please see the form below and download if you're interested!

From the Board of Education - April 2019

Upcoming Community Engagement Survey Available to All

Webster CSD's Board of Education and the district are surveying Webster CSD students, faculty, staff, and the community at large regarding the district’s strategic plan. The online Community Engagement Survey (CES) is currently open and available for completion by COMMUNITY MEMBERS through Thursday, April 11, by clicking HERE. Please note that WCSD staff members and students will complete a different version of this survey in school.

The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. Paper surveys will also be available at all 11 school buildings, the Webster Aquatic Center, Webster Recreation Center, Webster Public Library, and Penfield Public Library. If there are community members who would like the CES translated to another language, please email with your name, address, and requested language on or before April 11 and a translated paper survey will be mailed to you.

Thank you in advance for your invaluable feedback regarding Webster CSD and its strategic plan. The strategic planning process began in 2010 and this is the fifth time the CES has been available to the One Webster community for completion. Information gathered from the CES is invaluable as it guides implementation of new district initiatives and is also used to evaluate ongoing district programs that impact our students and families.

For your convenience, the district’s strategic planning team will have a computer station available to all community members who would like to complete the CES during Community Arts Day on Saturday, April 6. Your board will also have a table at Community Arts Day and we look forward to welcoming visitors!

Community Arts Day/Drive 4UR School

As a reminder, Webster Central PTSA’s Community Arts Day is upcoming on Saturday, April 6, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Webster Schroeder High School. This annual event showcases our talented students’ artwork and musical performances and the entire One Webster community is invited! Community Arts Day features carnival games, delicious lunch offerings (credit cards accepted), a talent show, and the ever-popular sweet treats sale! The event raises funds for fine arts programs throughout the district.

That’s all inside Community Arts day… outside, be sure to Drive 4UR School in the front parking lot of Webster Schroeder High School. Simply test drive a new Ford (no salespeople and one test drive per family) and Henderson Ford will donate $20 to the Webster Marching Band Boosters, Inc. and Webster’s Class of 2019. New this year, pre-register by emailing and drive from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. to enjoy Breakfast with the Band before the event opens to the public. Thank you in advance for supporting the arts and our students!

Upcoming Budget Vote & Board of Education Election Set for Tuesday, May 21

As the board of education and district continue to develop the 2019-20 budget, there are some important dates to take note of, including:

*Thursday, April 11 – formal adoption of the proposed 2019-20 budget by the BOE, Webster Schroeder HS library, 6:30 p.m.

* Wednesday, May 8 - Webster Central PTSA’s Meet the Candidates Night, Webster Schroeder HS library, 6:30 p.m.

*Thursday, May 9 – BOE public budget hearing, Webster Schroeder HS library, 6:30 p.m.

*Tuesday, May 21 – Webster CSD annual budget vote and election of BOE candidates, Webster Schroeder High School gymnasium, 875 Ridge Road, 6:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

If you would like more information on the 2019-20 budget planning process, please visit and hover over the District tab, then click on the District Budget link. We look forward to seeing many of you exercise your right to vote on Tuesday, May 21.

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