State Road Eagle Newsletter

December 2019

Important Dates to Remember!

12/17 - Winter Holiday Concert at Schroeder High School, 7:00pm

(5th grade orchestra, 5th grade band, 4th and 5th grade chorus)


12/20 - Early Release Drill - Dismissal at 2:10pm


12/23 - 1/3 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL

Warm December Greetings!


It is hard to believe we are in December already. We are all busy getting ready for our holiday festivities.


As we approach the holiday season, it is important to be cognizant of the diversity that exists within our school and I ask that we celebrate the spirit of the holidays. The concepts of giving and kindness should not be reserved for this time only but should be celebrated all year long!


Here are a few important reminders for the coming months:


Winter Concerts: The State Road Winter Concert will take place Tuesday, December 17th at Schroeder High School at 7:00 p.m.


Winter Recess: Winter recess will be December 23rd – January 3rd. Students and staff will return on Monday, January 6th.


We would like to wish our State Road families a healthy and happy holiday season! We hope that you are able to find time to enjoy these upcoming holidays with family and friends.


Christine & Lucy

When dropping of your child/children in the morning, please make sure you are pulling all the way up to avoid back ups and traffic jams on State Road.


Thank you!

Check out what our Eagles are doing this month!

During the month of November, students from the Eastman School of Music came to visit and share their instruments with us and also teach us some songs! We learned about the snare drum, viola, guitar, and the trumpet. This was so much fun! We also had our very first visit to our school library. Mrs. Koch read us a funny story and we even checked out some books to share with each other in our classroom. For our Thanksgiving celebration we played Thanksgiving bingo and talked about the many things in our lives that we are thankful for!
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Kindergarten is holding a Festival of Lights on December 18th. Students will rotate to different kindergarten classrooms to celebrate various holidays around the world! The Kinderfriends will also be involved in many sweet gingerbread activities!
First Graders are visiting the George Eastman Museum December 6th to view their Sweet Creations Gingerbread exhibit and on December 12th at 1:00 they will be creating their own sweet houses!
In December, second graders will be conducting experiments in our Earth Science unit. Among our activities will be constructing mountain models and emulating the creation of sand. Understanding water as a powerful force that reshapes our planet’s surface and quick and slow earth forces will be focuses of our study.
The third graders are finishing up our first ELA module. We have been busy learning about people and places around the world. We've learned how people in other countries access books in a variety of different ways based on their geographical location and climate. We've taken many field trips to reinforce these ideas in a different setting. Soon we will discover what our next unit of study will be...stay tuned!


Fourth graders celebrated the end of the poetry module by reading to therapy dogs, listening to high schoolers discuss speech and debate and having the opportunity to combine their poems with art!



Fourth grade’s next adventure will be learning about animal defense mechanisms!

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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!

The fifth grade is very grateful to everyone who donated bandanas to be shared with local migrant workers through the Worker Justice Center. Over 250 bandanas were collected, beating our goal of 200. A special shout out goes to retired teacher Mrs. Courage who sent a donation from the good old state of Iowa! These bandanas will help our migrant workers stay healthy and safe while working at our local farms. Thank you to everyone who donated!

Attention 3rd and 4th graders!!!

New York State has started a low cost Ski/Snowboard program to get kids outdoors and active! If you are interested please go to www.iskiny.com where you can get a passport for a very cheap processing fee!


For the month of December we will be participating in our dance unit which will include a variety of dances from square dances, line dancing, as well as some traditional dances such as the mexican hat dance!


Save the date!! In January the 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be going swimming!!! Schedule to come soon!!

EAGLE, EAGLE, HOORAY!!

The Golden Eagle Award is given to a student who consistently exhibits C.A.R.E. behaviors while inspiring others to do the same!
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WOWZA! Awesome visit by author/illustrator Kevin Sherry!


Fun and inspirational! He taught us that even though we make mistakes, don’t give up. Everyone makes mistakes. Learn from them and keep growing! We also learned that reading a lot of different things puts ideas and information in our heads, inspiring us to create our own stories, art, inventions and more!


Many thanks to the PTSA and families for supporting the author visit!


Please do not hesitate to email Librarian, Mrs. Koch, regarding library books, suggestions for what to read, how to encourage your child to read, etc! andrea_koch@webstercsd.org

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Veteran's Day Dinner with our K-Kids!

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From the Board Of Education

Happy Holidays!

On behalf of the entire Webster CSD Board of Education, we wish all WCSD families a joyous holiday season. We are thankful for the opportunity to serve this outstanding community of students, teachers, and staff members.


Your board also hopes to see many of you throughout the winter as we enjoy our students’ musical talents during the holiday concert season and beyond. Be sure to check the district calendar on our website, websterschools.org, so you don’t miss a beat!


WCSD Faculty and Staff Share Their Stories

Hayes Photography of Webster, in partnership with the Webster Central School District (WCSD), is pleased to announce the second installment of We All Have a Story: The Stories Continue, a photography exhibit featuring portraits and personal narratives of 21 WCSD faculty and staff members. The exhibit will be open to the public at the Webster Public Library, 980 Ridge Road, from Sunday, December 1 through Tuesday, December 31, during the library’s normal business hours: Monday-Thursday, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and Sundays, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Please note that the library is closed for the holidays on December 24, 25, and 31. There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Tuesday, December 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the library that will also be open to the public.


During the 2017-18 school year, portrait photographer and WCSD teaching assistant Linda Dow Hayes wanted to design a meaningful, personal project that would give back to her WCSD colleagues and reflect WCSD’s vision: Compassionately Connected, Joyfully Engaged, Always Learning. The idea of connecting with interested WCSD faculty and staff members by taking their portraits allowed her to grow as an artist and connect with the community at large. Due to the success of the spring 2018 exhibit, the second phase of the project kicked off in January 2019, with finished images being shown throughout December at the Webster Public Library. Please stop by the library throughout December to enjoy this unique exhibit.


One Webster Community Invited to Join F.I.R.E.!

Families Igniting Racial Equity (F.I.R.E.) began last spring with the goal to spread racial equity throughout our One Webster community. They look forward to continuing the great work that they have undertaken and welcome others to join!

Their meeting schedule for the remainder of the school year will be:

  • Tuesday, December 3, 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Webster Public Library Community Meeting Room, 980 Ridge Road, Webster.

  • Monday, January 6

  • Monday, February 3

  • Monday, March 2

  • Monday, March 30

  • Monday, May 4

  • Monday, June 15

Save the dates! Other locations and times to be announced. For further information about F.I.R.E., please email wcsdequity@webstercsd.org


Stay Informed With Your Board of Education

Please stay informed on your board’s activities by visiting http://www.websterschools.org/board. You may review board agendas, minutes, and even the latest meetings, which run live (and taped) on WETV, Spectrum Cable Channel 1301 via the board’s dedicated web page.


As always, the One Webster community is welcomed and encouraged to attend upcoming board meetings and district events:


  • Monday, December 2 - Digital Balance in Our Lives parent/community discussion, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Willink MS cafetorium

  • Thursday, December 5 - BOE Workshop: Mental Health (NEW start time of 6:00 p.m., Webster Schroeder HS library)

  • Thursday, January 9, 2020 - BOE Workshop: Long Range Financial Planning and Capital Projects Updates, Webster Schroeder HS library, 6:30 p.m.

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