Klem North Chronicles

January 2019

Happy New Year

Dear Klem North Families,

2018 was a great year at Klem North! We are excited to enter into 2019 together. In 2019 we hope to continue to compassionately connect and joyfully engage while we learn and grow each day! Thank you for your partnership. Together we can achieve greatness. We are so proud of our Klem North Community.

Happy 2019,

Laura Ballou and Denise Lemcke

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Upcoming Important Dates

January 7th

  • KN PTSA Mtg. @ 6:30 PM in All Purpose Room

January 18th

  • KN Mathnasium @ 6:30 PM in Cafeterium

January 21st

  • No School - Martin Luther King Day

February 1st

  • KN PTSA Dance @ Schroeder HS

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Kindergarten Orientation

Mark your calendars . . . This year's Kindergarten Orientation is on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30 PM. Please share this date/time with your neighbors and friends who have children who are ready for kindergarten.

Morning Traffic Flow

Thank you for helping us improve the flow of traffic during our morning arrival. As a reminder, we ask that any families who are dropping off K-5th grade students do the following:

  • Enter from the Klem South Drive & make a loop around our front parking lot.
  • Drop students off at the base of the building at the crosswalk (Red X on map).
  • Exit out of Klem South Drive.
  • See map below.

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Notes from our School Nurse

  • Happy and Healthy 2019

  • Hearing and vision screenings will continue moving onto 3rd and 5th graders. Letters only go home if there is a concern with your child’s screening.

  • Thank you for providing the health office with a copy of your child’s current physical. NYS requires a current physical on file for Kindergarteners, 1st, 3rd and 5th graders.

  • Please continue to send your child in with hat, gloves and coat for outdoor recess.

  • Thank you for keeping your child home if they are too ill and or have a fever. Students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of medicine before returning back to school.

  • Check out the Klem North school website under health office for more information and forms.

Kathy Pieters

Klem North Elementary School Nurse


585-217-4107 Health Office

585-217-5603 Health Office Fax

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Five Things You Might Not Know About Mrs. Wagner

  1. I have two kids. Ava is 7 and Lyla is 4.
  2. I grew up in the Syracuse area and love SU Basketball.
  3. I like to vacation in Long Beach Island and Cape Cod.
  4. I enjoy running, being outdoors and spending time with my children.
  5. I like Mexican and Italian food.

Morning Drop Off

As a reminder, our school day does not begin until 8:50 AM. Please do not drop your child off to school before 8:50, as we do not have supervision for students who are arriving too early. Thank you!
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From the Board of Education

One Webster Community Approves Capital Improvement Project!

We want to thank the One Webster community for heading to the polls on Tuesday, December 11 and APPROVING the district’s capital improvement project by a more than 2:1 margin! The final vote tally was 1,595 (68%) YES and 763 (32%) NO.

The $69.5 million project is focused on community wellness, safety and security, and infrastructure integrity and touches all 11 school buildings and the transportation department’s headquarters -- truly transforming our district for generations of WCSD students to come! The project includes new state-of-the-art libraries/media centers at all elementary schools, Willink Middle School, and Webster Schroeder HS. There will also be substantial renovations to the Webster Thomas HS technology education wing, district-wide safety and security upgrades, and playing field improvements at both high schools, to name just a few highlights.

On behalf of the entire board of education, thank you for making your voice heard regarding this transformative project. We look forward to sharing details of the project’s progress in the months and years to come.

We also wish all WCSD families a Happy New Year! Check back often for important board updates throughout 2019.

WCSD Announces WonderCare Before and After School Childcare Program

WCSD is pleased to announce the opening of WonderCare, the district's new before and after school childcare program. WonderCare will open its doors in September 2019 at each of WCSD’s seven elementary schools and will be available to all WCSD-enrolled kindergarten through sixth grade students.

WonderCare has been established in an ongoing effort to ease the transition for families as the district prepares to shift to an earlier start time for elementary schools in fall 2019. New start times for elementary schools will be 7:45 a.m.-2:15 p.m., and 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. for secondary schools (middle and high schools), with all times plus or minus five minutes.

WonderCare will provide an outstanding part-time, full-time, or drop-in program for WCSD elementary and sixth grade families seeking childcare at a reasonable rate. The program includes caring, experienced directors and staff members with an onsite coordinator at every elementary building. All elements of WonderCare programming will support WCSD’s curriculum and provide even more worthwhile educational experiences for our students. As with all public education programs, WonderCare will be overseen by the New York State Education Department.

WonderCare will serve as an option for families seeking before and after school childcare programming for the 2019-20 school year. Enrollment packets will be available beginning in January 2019.

Please visit our new WonderCare webpage for more information about the program, including pricing structure and FAQs. Should you have any questions, please contact wondercare@webstercsd.org or call 216-0017.

Stay Informed With Your Board of Education Throughout the New Year!

Please stay updated and informed on your board’s activities by visiting our website. There you’ll find agendas, minutes, and even the latest meetings, which run live (and taped) on WETV, Spectrum Cable Channel 1301, and streamed live via the board’s web page.

The One Webster community is encouraged to attend upcoming board meetings:

  • Thursday, January 10 - BOE Workshop: Long Range Financial Outlook/Update on Capital Projects (time typically 6:30 p.m. – please refer to WCSD website, websterschools.org, Conference Room B, District Offices, 3rd floor of Spry Middle School)

  • Thursday, January 17 - BOE Regular Meeting: Humanities - Seal Bi-literacy or Diversity (6:30 p.m., Spry Middle School auditorium, 2nd floor)

Tammy Gurowski, President tgurowski@webstercsd.org

State Road Road ES Liaison/Spry MS/Willink MS/Webster Schroeder HS/Webster Thomas HS Liaison

Linda Dioguardi, Vice President ldioguardi@webstercsd.org

Plank Road South ES Liaison

Sue Casey scasey@webstercsd.org

Schlegel Road ES Liaison

Dave Metzger dmetzger@webstercsd.org

Plank Road North ES Liaison/Spry MS/Willink MS/Webster Schroeder HS/Webster Thomas

HS Liaison

Maria Rigillo mrigilli@webstercsd.org

DeWitt Road ES Liaison

Jan Strege jstrege@webstercsd.org

Klem Road North ES Liaison

Mike Suffoletto msuffoletto@webstercsd.org

Klem Road South ES/Spry MS/Willink MS/Webster Schroeder HS/Webster Thomas HS Liaison

Follow us on Twitter: @WCSDProud

@superwebstercsd (Superintendent Carmen Gumina)

“LIKE” us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/WebsterCentralSchools

Visit us on YouTube: www.youtube.com/WebsterSchoolsProud

Klem North Elementary

Principal: Laura Ballou

Assistant Principal: Denise Lemcke

School Hours:

Drop Off at 8:50

Pick Up at 3:10

Buses Dismiss at 3:20

Phone: (585) 872-1770
Attendance: (585) 217-4108
Fax: (585) 872-2763

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Follow Us on Twitter @KlemNorthStars

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