DANIEL WEBSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL - PASADENA, CA
Week of November 12, 2023
Good evening, Webster families.
Thank you Webster PTA for bringing a fun movie to Webster last Thursday!
We are expecting rain later in the week. 1st-5th grade students will meet in the auditorium if it is raining at drop-off. TK and Kindergarteners will be supervised in the hall right off the Kinder playground on rainy day mornings.
Open enrollment is open for sibling and priority enrollment. Please go through open enrollment to apply for any siblings of current Webster students. The deadline to apply is tomorrow, November 13th.
Gobble Grams are due tomorrow, Monday, November 13th. Students may purchase them for $1 each to send to their friends. The orders, with the filled out grams and payment, should be placed in the PTA box in the main office.
We are excited to have a magic show assembly tomorrow morning for all students in the auditorium. Please arrive at school on time so students don't miss the beginning.
Please join us for our virtual PTA meeting on Tuesday at 6:30pm. Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/88049019500?pwd=UEc5aG1ydXBkS2Q3S2pTVmo1UWNYdz09
Meeting ID: 880 4901 9500
Let's raise some dough for Webster at Pitfire Pizza on Wednesday. Please see the flyer below.
We will also have produce distribution on Wednesday morning.
Our School Site Council will meet this Thursday at 5:30pm.
The California Healthy Kids Survey is now open for parents/guardians to complete. Please follow this link to complete this very important survey: https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wested/ts/n6jb
Lastly, please use this link if you are interested in tutoring for your child(ren).
WEBSTER WOLVES ARE STRONG AND SMART!
Upcoming Dates to Remember:
November 20-24: Thanksgiving holiday
December 8: Winter Photos (PTA sponsored)
December 12: Winter Music Performance 1:00pm
December 21: Shortened Day
December 22-January 5: Winter Break
Open Enrollment Priority Applications Opens on October 24th!
Program Priority and Sibling Priority Applications for 2024-2025:
October 24th-November 13th, 2023
Application site: pusd.schoolmint.com
Who is eligible?
Incoming siblings who reside at the same address and will attend the same school during the 2024-25 school year
5th and 8th graders in special programs (magnet, IB, DLIP) who wish to continue in the same program at the next school/grade span
Updates for 2024-25:
Transitional Kindergarten eligibility extends to include students who will turn 5 by June 2, 2025
Support for Families:
direct line: (626)396-3639
in-person support at sites at Ed. Center Room 351
California Healthy Kids Survey
Webster Elementary, would like you to complete this online survey as part of the Cal-SCHLS surveys. This letter explains the survey and provides you with a link to access the survey.
The purpose of this survey is to obtain family and guardian perceptions of student behavior and attitudes, school programs and policies, and the overall school climate as they relate to student well-being and learning.
This online survey begins 11/3/2023 and 11/27/2023.
Your participation is voluntary. It is also very important. The information you provide will help guide district and school efforts to promote safety, enhance learning supports, improve student achievement, and reduce health risks that stand as barriers to learning.
This is an anonymous survey. It is designed so that participating staff cannot be identified from the data. You do not have to respond to any questions that you feel could be used to identify you. Simply skip any such questions.
All questions apply to this school only.
The results are for the use of your district. CDE and WestEd will preserve data confidentiality and refer any data requests to the district.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR ACCESSING THE SURVEY
Access the presentation and survey HERE- https://wested.ugam-apps.com/wested/ts/n6jb
The survey opened on November 3, 2023.
If you are having trouble taking the survey, please check the following:
Make sure you are entering the website address correctly.
Does the survey welcome page show the correct name of your school?
Make sure you have clicked on the link from the presentation.
Make sure that your survey window is open. You should be able to find the start date on this form.
Still having trouble? Contact your survey coordinator.
Thank you for taking this important survey!
Mental and Physical Health Services at No Cost for all Students!
Pasadena USD is offering additional health services from Hazel Health at no cost to families. With Hazel, students who are not feeling well will be able to speak with a Hazel doctor or schedule a therapy session virtually - right from home.
Mental health services are available at home and include:
Scheduled short-term therapy visits: No waitlist for scheduled therapy sessions for coping with everything from anxiety, depression, and grief to peer and family relationships and bullying
Care management to local resources: Referrals to local providers for continuity of care
To schedule a therapy visit, visit my.hazel.co/pusd and sign up. Once you’ve finished creating your account, call Hazel’s Customer Support Team at 1-253-215-8700 or 1-800-76-HAZEL to request an appointment.
Physical health services are available at home and include:
Medical treatment: For stomach aches, headaches, sprained ankles, asthma concerns, and everything in between
Medication: Prescriptions written when needed
To access these services go to my.hazel.co/pusd
Add your photos to the Webster Yearbook using the QR code below.
Join Webster Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Today!
Sign up for the PTA today by following this link:
Please join us and become a member today! We invite every parent, teacher and neighbor to join with the PTA as we work to make Webster the best school of choice in PUSD and a great place for our kids!
Webster PTA has and does support our students in the following ways:
- Playground equipment and shade structures
- School Supplies
- The Webster STEAM Lab (new in 2023)
- The Webster School Garden
- Community events; movie nights, restaurant nights, Trunk or Treat, school dances, spring festival, pancake breakfast, Back to School social and more!
Pick-up and Drop-off
Please prescreen at home for fever or other symptoms such as cough, runny nose or exposure to anyone who has tested positive for COVID19.
Please note that students may get breakfast in the cafeteria beginning at 7:30am. Also, note that morning supervision begins at 7:30am. Students should not be dropped off before 7:30am.
Classroom line areas will be labeled with the teachers' name and room numbers. Classroom assignments are posted on the bulletin board on the upper playground. We will have extra support the first day to help direct families and students to the class lines.
PreK, TK and Kinder student drop-off will be at the Pepper Drive Gate/Kindergarten Playground. PreK parents should look for specifics directly from the classroom teachers. TK and Kinder parents may walk students to the kindergarten playground. Just prior to the 7:50am bell, TK and Kinder students will line up by classes. The teachers will meet the classes on the playground and walk the students into their classrooms. Parents, please say your goodbyes on the playground and join us for our Boo Hoo Woo Hoo Coffee on the Kindergarten playground.
You may park in the St. James parking lot on Washington Blvd and take the short walk to our kindergarten playground.
Please DO NOT make any three point or U-turns on Pepper Drive. This is extremely dangerous and illegal.
Please do not block our neighbors' driveways.
TK and Kindergarten pick-up is at the drive-thru around the staff parking lot with our 1st-5th graders. Pre-K pick-up is the same as drop-off at the Pepper Drive gate.
Drop-off and pick-up for 1st-5th grade students will at the drive-thru around the staff parking lot. Please pull up as far as possible; the spots are numbered 1-4. At drop-off, students should have backpacks with them inside the car to be most time efficient. Make sure to not block the left lane. The left lane will be reserved for thru traffic. DO NOT park in the staff parking lot as we need the spaces for our staff. You may park in the St. James parking lot on Washington Blvd and take the short walk to our walking gate. Walkers and bikers may enter at the gate in between the staff parking lot and the auditorium.
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students will line up on the upper playground. Teachers will meet the classes on the playground and walk the students to their classrooms. Parents, please say your goodbyes on the playground and join us for our Boo Hoo Woo Hoo Coffee on the Kindergarten playground.
From the Webster Health Office
Webster Health Clerk: Claudia Mendez firstname.lastname@example.org
Please contact Ms. Mendez to discuss procedures for having medications on campus. All medications are kept in our health office.
Ms Mendez and Ms. Butler should be notified of any health concerns as soon as possible.
Webster Daily Start and Dismissal Times
TK-5th Grade:Monday: 7:50 am to 12:35 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 7:50 am to 2:15 pm
Mon- 7:45am- 10:05am
Tue-Fri: 7:45am - 10:45am
Mon: 10:15am - 12:35pm
Tue-Fri: 11:15am - 2:15pm
Attendance and Tardies
Students need to attend school every day to be successful! Please schedule appointments after school hours.
Students should go to the main office if they arrive after 8:00am to be given a tardy slip. Tardies will be marked by the classroom teacher if arriving between 7:50am and 8:00am.
Please call the attendance line or email Ms. Deabrego-Paz to notify us if your child is absent. (626)396-5740 then press 4 or email@example.com.
After School Care
Use the following link to sign up for our LEARNs After School Program waitlist:
Registration for After School Adventures Program through the City of Pasadena is online at: https://pasadena.civicrec.com/CA/pasadena-ca/catalog
For more information, please call (626) 744-6500.
- Clothes that are clean and in good repair
- White, navy blue or light blue polo shirts with a collar
- Navy blue or tan/khaki pants, shorts, skirts, jumpers
- Optional Friday uniform -- Webster Wolves t-shirt and jeans or uniform pants, shorts, skirts, skorts, jumpers (or wear the regular uniform on Fridays)
- Athletic or dress shoes
- Navy sweaters or windbreakers
- White or navy socks or tights
- Any heavy jacket
- Optional Webster Wolves logo items
- Waistbands should be fitted; otherwise a belt should be worn
Notes: Free Dress Days are held on the last Friday of each month during the year.
Uniforms contribute to a positive school climate for all our students. Thank you for your support.
Aeries Parent Portal
It is necessary that the school has accurate contact information, including a working email and phone numbers. You can update all important contact information on the parent portal. Aeries Parent Portal is a wonderful resource that all parents need to sign up for in order to access student attendance, grades, and teacher information to name a few. If you do not yet have an Aeries Parent Portal account, you will need to complete the attached form. Once Mrs. Rojas, our office manager, receives the form, she will send you an access code. Once you have your code, you can go to https://www.pusd.us/Page/6203 and follow the instructions to create an account. Please make sure you have set up your account before school starts so you know what class your child has been assigned to for the 2023-2024 school year.
To view more specific instructions on how to reset your password, please visit:
For questions regarding this issue, please contact the District’s ITS department directly at Help4ParentPortal@pusd.us
Birthday Shout-outs on the Webster Marquee
Please use the following link to celebrate a student's birthday on the Webster Marquee.
The cost is $10 for a full week. Please make the payment and let us know your child’s name and the date you’d like the message to go on the marquee. Please place the request one week ahead.
Tax Deductible Giving through Webster's Annual Fund
Daniel Webster Elementary School has been honored as a California Distinguished School. Great teachers, strong leadership, and parent involvement make Daniel Webster a great school to send our children.
In addition to the great education our students receive, they are also provided with various opportunities to participate in our music and arts activities. We're asking for your support to continue this legacy by donating to the Daniel Webster Annual Fund and help us reach our goal of $50,000.
These funds will be used to financially support our music and arts programs, to update our playground activities, and to support the instructional goals set forth by the School Site Council
We would like to see every family donate at least $1.00 per week ($50 for the school year) for each child they have enrolled at Daniel Webster.
Think of it as donating less than the cost of a weekly cup of coffee or soft drink to help ensure that your child receives a high quality education.
If you can donate more, we would encourage you to donate towards our Giving Tree. We have various levels of donations:
Bronze - $100
Silver - $200
Gold - $300
VIP - $500 or more
If you are not able to contribute financially please consider donating your time and talents.
- Visit our online donation form
If you are making matching gifts through an employer, please let them know that they must provide PEF's information to their employer in order for us to confirm their gift.
On the same link, you will also find annual parent notification forms that I recommend be completed through your Parent Portal account.