State Road Eagle Newsletter

MARCH 2021

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Half Days are as Follows:

3/11 & 3/18 - AM students ONLY attend school - NO PM

3/12 & 3/19 - PM students ONLY attend school - NO AM


UPK:

3/11: UPK PM Group 2 attends school
3/12: NO UPK classes
3/19th: UPK AM Group 2 attends school

Parent Conferences


March is also a month when families have another opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher. Our parent teacher conference days are March 11th, March 12th, March 18th and March 19th, which are all half days. Please see the below the breakdown of when your child will come to school.


Kindergarten Registration


Webster CSD kindergarten orientation and registration has gone remote!


If you have a child who will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2021, that child is eligible for kindergarten enrollment for the 2021-22 school year. In lieu of traditional in-person orientation, Student Registration has a video for parents/guardians of incoming kindergarteners to watch at their leisure. It is designed to enable them to become familiar with the registration and entrance process. You may view it below.

Webster CSD is now accepting completed kindergarten registration packets for the 2021-22 school year. This link enables parents/guardians to complete a 100% online registration process. If you would like to print out and fill in the registration packet by hand, please complete the packet available at this link. You may upload and email the completed packet to wcsdschoolregistration@webstercsd.org. School registration is based on residency. Webster students attend the school assigned to their home address. Use the School Locator Tool on the Student Registration website for placement information.

UPK Registration

The application for the 2021-2022 UPK Lottery will be available until March 11th.


The Google Form application can be accessed here UPK GOOGLE FORM LINK or this FAQs sheet may answer questions you currently have.

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State Road - Parent Teacher Conferences to Span Four Days

On Thursdays, March 11 and 18, AM students will attend school during their regularly scheduled class time, while PM students will not meet for class and that time will be set aside for conferences.


On Fridays, March 12 and 19, PM students will attend school during their regularly scheduled class time, while AM students will not meet for class and that time will be set aside for conferences.

This schedule also applies to remote learners.

For students in the UPK Program at State Road:
Thursday, March 11: UPK PM Group 2 attends school
Friday, March 12: NO UPK classes
Friday, March 19th: UPK AM Group 2 attends school

Check out what our Eagles are doing this month!

Kinderfriends will be reading Dr. Seuss books, building some STEM projects in order to catch a leprechaun, and writing “How-to” texts.


Students will learn about plants via EngageNY and begin opinion writing.

It is hard to believe that we just celebrated the 101st day of school! First Grade will kick off March by celebrating "Read Across America Day" on March 2nd. Students will be bringing in their favorite book to share with the class while celebrating diverse stories, characters, and authors all throughout the week. Another Mystery Science home learning bag will be going home soon. Students will be exploring the Spinning Sky: Sun, Moon, and Stars. In writing, students have been learning about fact and opinion. Students will start to write about their opinion using details to support it. We look forward to speaking with you about your child's progress during Parent Conferences.
This month in second grade we are going to continue our work with double digit subtraction. We will be learning, reading, and writing about Westward Expansion. The kids are excited about March Book Madness. Please be sure to check your child's supplies and replenish glue sticks, pencils, and crayons as needed. Thank you!
Third graders have written a two paragraph nonfiction essay about a frog of their choice. The students researched, took notes, and wrote two paragraphs. We plan to share these with you at the March conference. In Math, we started learning about fractions. This would be a great opportunity to show your child how fractions are used in real life, like with baking. The students have learned how to write a fraction for part of a set and part of a whole. We started exploring where fractions are on a number line, too. Fractions have been fun so far!
Fourth graders have been working hard in 2021! They will continue to do so by researching their selected animal during module. After researching with expert animal groups, students will take the information they learned to write essays and narratives about their animals! Students will explore their creativity and the use of dialogue in their choose your own adventure narrative! In math, fourth graders are working on equations and words problems. They will learn how to make mathematical comparisons, discover prime and composite numbers, as well as continue to practice multistep word problems.
February 25th was our school-wide 100th day of school. The fifth graders, however, celebrated their 1000th day of school! They have completed 180 days each year from kindergarten through fourth grade then 100 days so far this year in fifth grade. Students shared pictures of 1000 things from home, estimated 1000 inches down the hallway, reflected on their past learning and wrote letters to their 11th grade selves (the next 1000 days!).

African-American History "Quilt" project

During the month of February, our students learned and studied about different influential African American individuals. Each student created a quilt piece on one person to contribute to their grade level quilt that are displayed around the building.


Take a look at how creative our Eagles are!

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We are so proud of our students! Last month, our lessons were about taking care of our hearts using the Kids Heart Challenge curriculum! Ask your child the five ways they can take care of their heart!


Also as of 3/1 we have raised $8,770.36 for the American Heart Association! AMAZING!!


For the non-instant thank you gifts, (ex. t-shirts, playground ball), they will be ordered and will take about 1-2 months to be delivered. We will distribute gifts to each student when we receive them.


Reminder...sneakers are a must for PE class! Due to the weather, we have been seeing more students wearing boots to class. It isn’t safe to do our activities in anything other than sneakers and it's not fun for the kids to have to walk in P.E. ! Please help remind your kids to bring their sneakers with them if they wear boots to school! If you have an old pair of sneakers at home that they can keep at school, that is a great option as well!


3rd-5th grade will be working on basketball skills, volleyball skills with an emphasis on sportsmanship!


UPK-2nd grade will be refining our throwing, catching focusing on eye hand coordination!

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News from the State Road Library

We love March because it is the time for MARCH BOOK MADNESS!

State Road classes will share 8 amazing books and vote for our favorites, tournament style, until we determine the 2021 CHAMPION!

In honor of Women’s History Month, four of the books celebrate the lives and accomplishments of women and girls. It will be so fun! WHO WILL BE THE CHAMPION?! Ask your child to tell you about these wonderful books!


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5th Grade Battle of the Books Competition!

Our amazing 5th grade readers begin Battle of the Books this month! They will form teams and begin to read and prepare for the Battle of the Books! Teams answer questions about the books in a fun competition which begins in April. Please encourage and support your child. All students win through this great event!


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FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, MARCH 2021

March is Music in Our Schools Month!


While the experiences may look a little different this year, there will still be plenty to celebrate during Music in Our Schools Month. Our student musicians will have the opportunity to perform in ensembles throughout the month and parents are asked to check students’ Google Classroom accounts to view those performances. Be sure to check in with the district’s website, websterschools.org or social media platforms Facebook (@WebsterCentralSchools) and Twitter (@WCSDProud/@superwebstercsd) for any of the performances that can be shared there. We continue to be proud of the district’s music and fine arts program that is life-changing for so many of our talented students!


District Launches Podcast Series to Share Budget Development Information


The 2021-22 budget season is upon us and Webster CSD is trying something new this year to inform and educate everyone about the district's budget process. Webster CSD's new video podcast Let's Talk, One Webster is now available for viewing by visiting our district budget web page. While there, be sure to explore other important information regarding the district budget planning process.


If you would like to submit a video question for future podcast episodes, please send a video recording (mp4 format) asking a question to Krista_Grose@webstercsd.org. We look forward to your participation!

* Lastly, don’t forget to visit the board of education’s redesigned web page at www.websterschools.org/board. You’ll find information about our work, strategic planning for WCSD, and some FAQs. We hope you’ll take a few minutes to visit!

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