State Road Eagle Newsletter

MARCH 2020

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Important Dates to Remember!

3/10 - PTSA Meeting at 6:30pm in Library

3/12 - HALF DAY for Parent/Teacher Conferences - Dismissal at 10:20am

3/13 - HALF DAY for Parent/Teacher Conferences - Dismissal at 10:20am

3/20 - HALF DAY for Parent/Teacher Conferences - Dismissal at 10:20am

Parent Conferences


March is also a month when families have another opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher. Our “official" parent conference days are March 12th, March 13th and March 20th, which are all half days. On these half days the students are dismissed at 10:20am. Please be sure you attend the parent conference to learn more about your child’s instructional program.


Kindergarten Registration


Kindergarten Registration packets are still being accepted at our District Office. Registration packets can be found on the district web page. Look under “Departments and Central Registration” for links to the necessary forms. Bring the completed forms and they 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.


UPK Registration


The UPK lottery is open now through March 11. The application may be found by following this link.

STATE TESTING

Grades 3-5 have state testing on March 25th & March 26th. Please make sure your child is here on time and has had a nutritional breakfast to boost their brains!
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  • When dropping off 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.


  • If you drop your child off after 8am, please walk your child in and sign him/her in.


  • Please do not park in the fire lane. There are places to park on the inside loop or either of our 2 parking lots.



Thank you!

Check out what our Eagles are doing this month!

Kindergarten will start the month by celebrating Dr. Seuss's birthday and special visitors will read different Dr. Seuss stories. Our Kinderfriends will be going to Shadow Hill to learn about maple sugaring on March 6th.
First grade will be going to see the play, Flat Stanley at the JCC in March.
The 3rd graders will be going to the Memorial Art Gallery on an art field trip on Wednesday, March 18th. The students will be looking at the gallery's permanent collection. We will create a piece of artwork inspired by our trip.

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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News from the State Road Library!

March Book MADNESS is here!

State Road is joining schools around the country in a bracket-style tournament that runs like the NCAA Basketball Championship, except it matches books in one-on-one “games” and students vote for their favorites to move on to the next round. A central goal of March Book Madness is to share literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people. To that end these books showcase a diverse representation of characters, as well as authors and illustrators. Your child will be exposed to exciting picture books related to essential skills, acceptance and diversity that feature compelling characters.


Who will be crowned the State Road 2020 Champion?! Ask your child about his or her favorites and follow the competition on the Library Facebook Page (State Road Library) or on Twitter: Mrs. Koch @StateRdLibrary
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5th Grade Battle of the Books Competition!

Our amazing 5th grade readers are forming teams and will begin to read and prepare for the Battle of the Books! Teams answer questions about the books in a fun competition which begins in library class in April. Please encourage and support your child! All students win through this great event!
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K-Kids is running a COIN CHALLENGE to raise money for Gigi's Playhouse - a place that helps families with members who have Down Syndrome.


The Coin Collection will run from March 2-April 2. There will be a competition between grade levels to see who collects the most change. Money will be counted at the end of each week.


Please bring in your extra coins and help raise money for this great cause!!

FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, MARCH 2020

MARCH = MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS and YOUTH ART MONTH!


Every year, school districts throughout the nation celebrate our student artists and musicians by recognizing March as Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM) and Fine Arts Month. Webster CSD is no exception and invites you to join in the celebration by enjoying two musicals during the month of March. First up is Spry Middle School’s presentation of Fiddler on the Roof on Friday, March 6 through Saturday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Please note that Spry will hold its performances at the Willink Middle School cafetorium due to construction at Spry. Tickets for Fiddler on the Roof Jr. are $7 each and can be bought online at https://www.showtix4u.com/event-details/37780.


Then, to wrap up MIOSM, the Webster Thomas Players will present the beloved classic, The Music Man, on Thursday, March 26 through Saturday, March 28 nightly at 7:30 p.m. (plus a 2:00 p.m. matinee on March 28). Tickets are $12 and may be purchased by visiting www.websterthomasplayers.com.


Also be sure to visit www.websterschools.org for a detailed calendar listing of the MANY concerts throughout MIOSM, including the ever-popular Willink Middle School Parent/Student Band concert on Saturday, March 14, at 7:00 p.m. You can also see plenty of amazing student artists’ work at Central PTSA’s Community Arts Day upcoming on Saturday, April 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at Webster Schroeder High School. Enjoy the art, performances, and delicious food during this family-friendly One Webster event!


F.I.R.E. Meeting Dates Reminder; Community Invited to Join

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!


The F.I.R.E. meeting schedule for the remainder of the school year is 6:30-8:00 p.m.:


  • Monday, March 2; location TBD.

  • Monday, March 30 in the multi-purpose room of the Webster Recreation Center at Chiyoda Drive.

  • Monday, May 4; location TBD.

  • Monday, June 15 in the multi-purpose room of the Webster Recreation Center at Chiyoda Drive.


Save the dates! For further information about F.I.R.E., please email wcsdequity@webstercsd.org.


Stay Connected With Your Board of Education!

  • Thursday, March 5 - BOE Workshop - Budget Meeting (Building/Department Budgets) (6:30 p.m. – Webster Schroeder HS library)

  • Thursday, March 12 - BOE Regular Meeting - Strategic Planning (6:30 p.m. – Webster Schroeder HS library - *Elementary Reading moved to March 26)

  • Thursday, March 19 - BOE Workshop - Budget Meeting (Staffing); Mental Health (6:30 p.m. – Webster Schroeder HS library)

Thursday, March 26 - BOE Workshop - ELA and Elementary Reading (6:30 p.m. – Webster Schroeder HS library)
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