State Road Eagle Newsletter

January 2021

Important Dates to Remember!

1/18/21 - Martin Luther King Day - NO SCHOOL

1/29/21 - Superintendent Conference Day - NO SCHOOL

Happy New Year!



This time of year always conjures up the idea of resolutions. Resolutions, when we think about them, are really about setting goals and seeing them through. The easier part of the process may be picking something to change or deciding on a goal. To be persistent is probably the harder thing to do. Setting a goal or coming up with a resolution - is a great conversation to have with your children. Spend some time discussing the idea of resolutions and share your own resolutions with your children. Help them to come up with some of their own. Better yet, set a family resolution and work together to achieve it. Setting a goal/resolution together may help you all to persevere. It is a valuable life skill and one that can benefit everyone. Perhaps you can take the time every day to think of one thing for which you are grateful.

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With Valentine's Day around the corner, we would like to make a couple suggestions for the exchanging of valentine's between our students.


1) Please have valentines handed in to the teacher by 1/29/21. The valentines will be "quarantined" safely and be ready for distribution on 2/12/21.

2) Please avoid candy due to food allergies amongst students.

3) There is no need to seal the envelope if the valentine comes with one.

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Unfortunately, we will not be having an in person registration evening at school this year. More information on how to register for Kindergarten will be coming soon.

Supplies for virtual art will be going home with hybrid students in K-2 on Friday, January 8th. Remote students will be getting their supplies for virtual art on Wednesday, January 13th.


Please use the provided supplies during online VIRTUAL ART TIME each week. K-2 students will have weekly virtual art from January 4th until February break. (Please find Google Meet links in your child's Art Seesaw classroom.)


Mrs. Kelly Stevens

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Greetings Parents-


We have been teaching your child about the benefits of being physically active and encouraging our students to get 60 minutes of exercise a day to be healthy, which will ultimately help them be better learners in school!


We will be sending home an Optional Weekly Activity Log to extend what we have been teaching in P.E. class. This is a tool to have kids reflect on what they have done and spark some thought into engaging in "more" physical activity!

Step 1: Students fill out activities they did and total the minutes.

Step 2: Parents initial the log to verify kids completed it.

(We are reminding the kids to have integrity!)

Step 3: Turn in the following week during their P.E. class. (ex: Tuesday P.E. hands it in on Tuesday)

Step 4: Students will earn a "toe token" key chain and can collect them each week for every sheet you hand in!


Students can log up to three different activities a day.

For example, (30 min of P.E., 15 min walk, 15 min dance party) to add up to an hour, or maybe your child attends karate for 30 minutes!


The goal is for our kids to get 30 minutes of exercise 5 out of 7 days! While 60 min every day is ideal, we are not looking for perfection!


Please contact us with any questions you may have!


Mr. Graf and Mrs. Carlsen

Daniel_Graf@webstercsd.org

Danielle_Carlsen@webstercsd.org

We will be kicking off the "Kids Heart Challenge" during February which is healthy heart month! More information to come soon!!

Check out what our Eagles are doing this month!

Kindergarten will be role playing, reading, writing, graphing, and problem solving around the texts: The Mitten and The Snowy Day. They will also read texts about peace and write about powerful, culturally diverse historical figures that have impacted our nation. Students will begin an EngageNY unit on farms.
In January, first graders will be learning and exploring about the Arctic habitat and animals that live there. Students will be researching and writing a non-fiction book about an Arctic animal.
The second graders read and wrote about different holidays around the world. We visited China, India, Australia, and Israel. We also discussed Kwanzaa and family traditions from the United States. In math, we completed our unit on double digit addition and money. We learned about the vowel-consonant-e syllable type. Keep practicing your facts, especially subtraction within 20.

Third grade started a new module this week. We are beginning to learn about frogs, animal adaptations, and the life cycle of frogs. We started by reading the book Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle. It has such great information and illustrations. Ask your child about it. In Math, we started Unit 3 and are learning/reviewing place value. It has been a busy 2021 already. Happy New Year!

4th graders are excited to begin learning about animal defense mechanisms! The new module will teach students what defense mechanisms are and allow them to research specific animals. In math we have begun learning long division. Students will learn the methods involved in solving these problems as well as some tips and tricks along the way! Ask your child how to use their multiplication chart for division! Also, please continue to have your children work on their asynchronous assignments each week!
The fifth grade is ROCKIN' their new fifth grade t-shirts. A huge thank you to the PTSA who helped fund these shirts this year, as we will not be able to host our annual Fifth Grade Carnival fundraiser. We will proudly wear these shirts when our in-person classes represent State Road Elementary School at our first field trip for the year! In this year of doing things a bit differently, we will be attending the Challenger Learning Center virtually and work collaboratively as an entire grade to successfully make a trip to Mars while our commander directs us from his own home base. Parents of fifth graders should mark their calendars for January 27th for having those shirts located in the depths of the closets and drawers for students to wear on that first mission day. Additional fifth grade spirit days are as follows: February 26th, March 26th, April 30th, and May 28th.


While we eagerly await an opportunity to take a full grade-level photo, in the meantime we give you a brief glimpse of how awesome we all look! Our remote learners are reminded to send Mrs. Pray a photo of themselves ROCKIN' their new stylish shirt so that we can pull together a collage of everyone in their awesomeness!!!

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Census Helps District Plan for Future Students

If you have children residing in your household who are ages birth to 5 years old,

please complete the brief census at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vRyoLEiPdb3P0TGX4IrZLzaC4tjcXP9hL7X2UmcpXgo/viewform?gxids=7757&edit_requested=true that will be used to help forecast student enrollment. Don't wait! This census will close January 10.


If you do not have access to a computer, you may participate by calling Student Registration at 216-0029.

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors with small children.

FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, JANUARY 2021

Census Helps District Plan for Future Students

If you have children residing in your household who are birth to 5 years old, please complete the brief ONLINE CENSUS that will be used to help forecast student enrollment.

Don't wait! This census will close January 10, 2021. If you do not have access to a computer, you may participate by calling Student Registration at 216-0029.

Please share this information with your friends and neighbors with small children.


Families Reminded of Emergency Remote Day Procedure

At any time this school year, Webster CSD may need to pivot to 100% remote learning for ALL Webster students. This may be due to an increased infection rate, a staffing shortage, inclement weather (what used to be snow days!), or a closure called by the Monroe County Department of Public Health. (Because of this, all students and staff are asked to take their tech devices home daily.)


These Emergency Remote Days will be announced in the same way a snow day would have been announced: district website, www.websterschools.org; social media platforms, Facebook @WebsterCentralSchools and Twitter @WCSDProud/@superwebstercsd; and IC Messenger, the district's online messaging system that has the ability to send emails, phone calls, and texts to students, families, and staff. Local media will also be contacted.


The decision to have an Emergency Remote Day will usually be made by 6:00 a.m. and every attempt is made to announce afternoon and evening cancellations by 2:30 p.m.


Pages 10-12 of the Return to School handbook on the district's reopening website outlines in detail what families can expect during an Emergency Remote Day or an extended period of those days. Parents/guardians are asked to please reach out to their child(ren)'s school principal if they have questions.

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