State Road Eagle Newsletter

May 2019

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Important Dates to Remember!

5/9 - PTSA Plant Sale

5/10 - PTSA Plant Sale

5/16 - 5th Grade Concert @ 7:00pm

5/18 - Chorus goes to Darien Lake

5/21 - 4th Grade Concert @ 7:00pm

5/21 - Budget Vote

5/23 - PTSA Art & Ice Cream Social

5/23 - PTSA BOGO Book Fair

5/24 & 5/27 - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

News From Mrs. Abele & Ms. Kaempffe

It is hard to believe that we are already in May! This is a busy time of year for you as families and for the staff of State Road as well. This time of year for us is the “cross road” where we take care of what needs to be done to finish the year, while simultaneously planning for next year.

Budget Vote is May 21st - The annual school budget vote and Board of Education election will be held on Tuesday, May 21st. Polls will be open between 6 am and 9 pm in the Webster Schroeder High School gymnasium, 875 Ridge Road. The proposed budget will continue to support all school programs; academics, fine arts, athletics, special education, and extra-curricular programs. Every vote is important!

Dress Code - With the warmer weather, we would like to remind you of components of our school dress codes. Your child’s footwear needs to be safe for the activity involved. As an example, playing basketball at recess with flip flops would not be appropriate. We also want to ensure that undergarments are covered including shoulder straps. Please review these components below (taken from our school handbook) when planning your child’s school attire:

1. Include footwear at all times. Footwear that is a safety hazard will not be allowed.

2. Ensure that undergarments and midriff are completely covered with outer clothing.

3. Recognize that as one matures physically, brief garments such as tube tops and spaghetti straps are not appropriate.

Reminder about Bus Loop Parking - Please do not park in the bus loop during school hours. This is especially important between the hours of 8:00-9:30AM and 2:00 – 3:30 PM. Thank you!

Here are our April Golden Eagle Recipients! Way to go Eagles!

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Ride for Missing Children

On May 17th, the bike riders participating in the Ride for Missing Children will be riding by our school. The scheduled time for their arrival at State Road is 1:19.

I think the riders have ridden by State Road before so for those who have not experienced the event, here are some of the guidelines:

-We will assemble all of the classes on the bus loop probably starting 1:05 to ensure that everyone is in place before the riders arrive at 1:19. (The riders are usually pretty much on time.).

-It will be great if students could make signs to cheer on the riders and just provide the riders lots of cheering as they ride by.

Here is a link to the website if you would like to check it out.

It is a super fun event and I am excited that State Road is one of the schools on their route.

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Author Joseph Bruchac visiting State Road on May 14th!

Mr. Bruchac is one of the most respected Native Americans writing for children and has won many awards and honors. He has written more than 100 books and is also a poet, professional storyteller and musician who has performed around the world.

Much of Mr. Bruchac’s writing draws on Native American culture and history, particularly his own Abenaki Indian ancestry, as well as the Adirondack foothills where he lives. He and his family work on projects to preserve Abenaki culture, language and traditional Native skills. Joseph Bruchac is truly a special writer and human being and we can’t wait to meet him!

Ask your child about the stories by Mr. Bruchac we have been sharing in library and read one together! They are marvelous!

If your child ordered a book, they will be given to students on May 15th, after Mr. Bruchac has autographed them. If you own a book by Mr. Bruchac or purchased one on your own, your child is welcome to bring it in for an autograph. PLEASE have them bring the book to the library BEFORE May 14th.

5th Grade Battle of the Books Competition!

WOW! Our amazing 5th graders formed teams, read books and competed in the Battle of the Books! The competition was fierce! The teams were so good! Congratulations to our 2019 State Road Champions, The Boogie Blobfishes and to our 2nd place team, The Comedian Blasters! These two teams went on to the EPIC Battle with DeWitt Road school and won! But according to the students, the best thing about Battle of the Books, was reading good books and working with their teammates! So proud of these great students!
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Spring is here………

And so is Allergy Season

Spring/Summer allergies can cause itchy, scratchy throats, eye irritation, sneezing etc.

If your child suffers from Spring/Summer allergies and takes antihistamines or any over the counter medications for comfort, you can provide these medications to the Health office with a physician’s order so that your child may continue to be comfortable while in school.

Students will be outside too so……...

With spring comes mud, you should consider packing extra clothing during the muddy rainy time.

The Health office has SOME clothes when emergencies occur, but if we do not have clothes to fit your child and they are unable to go to class due to muddy wet clothes, we may be calling you.

Sun Protection

The Webster Central School District Policy allows for student to have parent apply Sun screen.

The Health office is unable to APPLY sunscreen to your child during the day. If you want your child to be protected from sun exposure, you will need to apply sunscreen before they attend school.

Lips are almost always exposed to the elements so lips can get dry, sore, and irritated any time of year. A good lip balm/Vaseline can buffer delicate lip skin from the elements.

Find out what's happening here at State Road!

Kindergarten begins their ABC Countdown on May 15th! Students will enjoy a bubble show on May 16th.

Fairy Day is also May 16th!

Arriving May 3rd are ducks eggs for first grade. They take 28 days to hatch. We cant wait to learn about the life cycle of ducks!

Second grade is busy with our Plant\Animal Interdependence unit. We have planted our Wisconsin Fast plants and are expecting our butterfly larvae to arrive soon. The children will observe the 40-day life-cycle of the plants (from seed to seed) and also witness the metamorphosis of Painted Lady larvae in to delicate butterflies.This unit is cross-curricular and highly engaging!

Also this May, we will be going on a field trip to the Shoremont Water Treatment Facility. We’ll be touring the plant and learn about how water is treated and delivered to our homes.

Mrs. Peters' second grade used Google Expedition to go inside a beehive, as well as visit Ancient Greece.

4th graders will be visiting the Dayton Corners, 1 room school house. Erie Canal Sal will be visiting our grade for a show. Students will be starting the 4th module which is about responding to inequality.

Physical Education News From Mr. Graf and Mrs. Carlsen

  • Starting the week of May 6th, we will start doing our lessons outside as long as it's not raining! Please be prepared with jackets and shoes that you are okay with getting wet/dirty (old sneakers are best!)

  • 5th Grade Cooperative Games Day @ Schroeder May 17th. The Rain Date is May 23rd.

  • 4th and 5th Grade Track and Field Meet is June 4th. The Rain Date June 5th.

  • Mrs. Martin's 3rd grade class raised a total of $1,377 for the Kids Heart Challenge and will be going on a field trip to the Red Wings baseball game on 5/23 with help from the PTSA! Way to go!

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Piggy Pool Penny Drive

April 23rd - June 7th

To Benefit: Camp Good Days’ 40th Anniversary & their hopes for a new pool

Savannah Pig Rescue to support abandoned piggies

Sponsored by Kiwanis Kids

of State Road Elementary

The State Road KKids will be collecting change from now to June 7th.

PLEASE HELP US! Bring in spare change and each grade level has a collection bin.

Thank you for your support!

The Kiwanis Kids of State Road volunteered with Kiwanis of Rochester and on March 30th, collected change at Eastview Mall for the Golisano Children's Hospital. In two hours, with all the helping hands of our students, we raised $817!!!!! Way to go, KKids!
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To learn more about speech & hearing, check out the attachment below!

Drama Kids Performance!

Grades 3-5

May 11th @ 4:45pm

St. John Fisher College, Basil Hall

Grades K-2

May 17th @ 5:45pm

St. John Fisher College, Basil Hall

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Upcoming Events

Teacher Appreciation Week: May 6-10(information should have come home with your child).

Spring Plant Sale: May 9/10 during lunch periods. Plants are $.50 each. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED during lunch periods. Please sign-up at,

BOGO Book Fair: May 21-23! Look for details coming home next week with information on the fair, e-wallet, class visit schedule etc!

Ice Cream Social/Art Show and Book Fair Family Night: May 23 from 6-7:30pm. Look for details coming home this week about this very popular event.

Kindergarten Screening: Parent volunteers are needed to greet incoming kindergartners and their parents and help the children fill a welcome bag! This is a really nice way to meet new families and give incoming students a warm welcome. Please sign-up at,


A HUGE thank you to the many parent and student volunteers who made our annual carnival a great success! A big shoutout to event chairs, Jessica Fox and Lindsay Pothos as well as 5th grade events chair, Kim Proeto for their hard work and dedication to making this event what it was. We are so very lucky to have you and we appreciate you!

Spry Principal, Mr. Baehr and Superintendent, Mr. Gumina were sponge throw all-stars!

5th Graders having a little fun, celebrating a job well-done!

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We have several vacancies on our committee for next school year, including our Building Chair/co-chair position. It is essential that we fill the chair/co-chair position before the end of the school year. If we do not have a building chair/co-chair, our PTSA and our children and families will feel the impact. If you would like information about the job, please e-mail me ( and I will answer any and all questions you may have.

From the Board of Education, 2019


The proposed Webster CSD budget will go before our One Webster community for a vote on Tuesday, May 21, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m., at the Webster Schroeder High School gym, 875 Ridge Road. Along with the budget vote, there are six candidates running for three open board of education seats. Please note that Webster Central PTSA will host its annual Meet the Candidates Night on Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m., at the Webster Schroeder High School library.

The next regular board of education meeting will be on Thursday, May 9, 6:30 p.m., at the Webster Schroeder High School library. This meeting includes a public hearing of the proposed $177,554,272 budget. As always, your attendance at board meetings is welcomed and encouraged. Following this message are important budget highlights of the proposed 2019-20 spending plan for our district.


The second meeting of the district’s Families of Color group is upcoming. After a successful first gathering, the date for the next meeting is Monday, May 6 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at the Webster Recreation Center, 1350 Chiyoda Dr. (off of Phillips Rd.).

Over 30 interested community members, including parents and staff members, attended the first meeting in March. During this first gathering, attendees began to develop a collective vision of Webster’s future as it relates to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Webster Families of Color group’s mission is to bring together a strong collective of parents, concerned family members, and allies passionate about building a racially- and economically-just community. If you were unable to attend the March meeting and would like to come out in May, please feel free to attend on May 6th!

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Dr. Terry McCarthy, WCSD Director of Humanities and district liaison to the Families of Color group, via e-mail or by phone (585)216-0080.

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Webster CSD Families of Color Group

Please Join Us for Our Second Meeting!

Monday, May 6 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Webster Recreation Center

1350 Chiyoda Drive

(off of Phillips Rd.)

The Families of Color group’s mission is to bring together

a strong collective of parents, concerned family members,

and allies passionate about building a

racially- and economically-just community in Webster.

For more information contact

Terry McCarthy, WCSD Director of Humanities


Webster Youth Boys Basketball Camp

This camp will focus on the fundamentals of the game of basketball (ball handling, shooting, passing, rebounding, defense, and team building). There will be opportunities for developmentally appropriate game play such as 3 on 3, 4 on 4, and 5 on 5. Each participant will receive a basketball. This camp will be run at a fast pace. Expect to work very hard and have fun!

Please see the form below and download if you're interested!

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