Spry Newsletter

November 1st, 2019

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Upcoming Spry Events

Nov. 4 - School Picture Makeup day

Nov. 8 -End of First Marking Period- Report Cards available on Portal 11/20 @ noon

Nov. 6-8 -Washington DC 8th Grade trip

Nov. 11 - Veterans Day - No School

Nov. 18 - Spry Choir Concert @ WSHS

Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving Recess - No School


  • All Star Imaging will be back for Make-Up Picture Day on Monday, November 4th during your lunch block. Extra picture forms are available in the Main Office.

  • Are you in 7th or 8th grade and want to have an exciting winter? Do you want to learn how to race on cross country skis? The Modified Nordic Ski Team may be just what you are looking for. Come to the pre-season meeting on Monday, November 4th at 3:15 in the East Cafeteria to find out more. No experience is necessary, but you will need to get your own skis to participate.

  • Attention all 7th and 8th grade boys interested in playing Modified basketball this season: On Monday, November 4th, there will be a brief meeting after school in the west cafeteria and you can take the late bus home after. You will be given information on when tryouts start and what you need to do to be eligible to try out. If you have any questions please see Coach Rapone in room 122.

  • Are you creative? Do you like to win prizes? Do you have a little free time? Then enter the Red Ribbon writing contest by asking your homeroom teacher for directions or grab one from Mrs. Kirchmaier in room 245. Entries are accepted through Wednesday, November 6th. Grab one before you head home for the weekend! Submit to Mrs. K. when you finish. Good luck, everyone!

  • Attention 6th graders and 8th graders! Just a reminder that the Niagara Chocolate fundraiser were due today. If you still have orders, please bring your payments in to the main office no later than Monday. Thank you so much for supporting Spry Student Council and all of the amazing activities they do for us.

  • Attention Builders Club! Our next meeting is on November 5th, after school on the second floor, in room 247. We will be making cards for our Veteran's and talking about officer positions. See you after school on Tuesday.


Spry Parents. We have seen an upswing in a the game of slap boxing. It usually starts between friends with a smack on the back of the neck or arm. Unfortunately, this can get out of hand very quickly with the possibility of someone getting hurt. We do not allow hands-on at Spry and are working with students to put an end to this. If you see you child playing this game with a friend, or even if your not, a quick conversation with them will help us all in working together to make sure our students are staying safe.

Thank you!

Jim Baehr

Spry Kindness Matters

We will be starting a Spry Kindness Matters initiative here at school. We had a student contest for the design of a t-shirt to help promote this initiative (congrats again to our shirt designers, John Harding (front design) and Kathryn Sullo ( back design)). The winning design is on the back of the shirt. We will be setting at least one day of the month for students and staff to wear a touch of Pink or the t-shirt to help symbolize this work of promoting kindness among us! Below is the link to the website that you can place an order for a shirt. More information to come.

Red Ribbon Week

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Winter Sports Sign-ups

Winter Sports Sign Ups will start on Friday, October 11th via FamilyID.com. Any 7th and 8th-grade student interested in playing any sport in the Winter needs to go to Family ID with a parent and register for your desired sport. Remember, a new sports Registration on Family ID is required for every sport, every season! If you need information on the Family ID website stop by the Health office.


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Making Veterans Day Gifts!

Spry Lunch Break

Lunch Break is back at Spry, and parent volunteers are always needed. Lunch Break is a PTSA led program where students come out into the hallway after they eat their lunch, and they do a craft while visiting with wonderful senior citizen volunteers.

There are two ways to volunteer. You can come to school and volunteer your time, or send in a homemade baked good. Your job as a parent volunteer at Spry during Lunch Break would simply be to help with set up (or clean up), hand out crafts and guide students to available seats at craft tables, and to help the senior citizens if they need any replacement supplies, etc.

Below is a link to a Sign-up Genius. Click on the link to see the dates and times, and to sign up.
Please contact one of the Lunch Break co-chairs with any questions. Thank you!

Callie Galbraith Gloria Santoli

okwaho@rochester.rr.com gloriasantoli@gmail.com

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From the Board of Education

November 2019


Webster Central School District (WCSD) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Alt to the board of education. Mike was appointed by the board during its October 24 special meeting to serve the remainder of the term that will end on May 19, 2020, the district’s annual budget vote and board of education election. He replaces David Metzger, who resigned from the board in July 2019.

Mike has lived in the WCSD community for 30 years and is the president and founder of Altra Tech Consulting, Inc., where he assists companies in the areas of project management, commercialization, operations, and manufacturing. He began his career with the Eastman Kodak Company in 1980 where he served in various leadership roles, the last of which was director of Eastman Business Park (EBP). After retiring from Kodak in 2015, Mike continued sharing his business acumen as vice president of SIGNa Chemistry until 2018 when he founded his own company. During his time with Kodak, Mike developed and taught a contracting for engineering services curriculum to 500 engineers and served on many professional manufacturing and economic development advisory boards.

An active community volunteer and advocate for public education, Mike served as one of the initial council members of the Rochester Monroe Anti-Poverty Initiative. He also worked with Rochester CSD to establish manufacturing internships for high school students and Monroe Community College to develop an onsite operator training program at EBP. Mike earned his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University and his master’s degree in electrical engineering from RIT. He and his wife, Kelly, have two adult children, both of whom are Webster CSD graduates.

We welcome Mike to the board of education and appreciate his willingness to serve the One Webster community!


Veterans and active duty service members and their families are cordially invited to a free dinner on Friday, November 8, 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Spry Middle School, 119 South Avenue, Webster. Reservations are appreciated; please call Ms. Ritzmann at 216-0093.

This event is sponsored by Spry Middle School Student Council, Spry Middle School Builders Club, Webster-Fairport B.P.O. Elks #2396, Webster Community Chest, Wegmans, and Hegedorns as a way of showing appreciation for servicemen and women and their families.


  • Saturday, November 2 - FREE Celebration of Hispanic Culture with Cinco Con Swing, Willink MS (doors open at 6:30 p.m., salsa/merengue dance lessons from 6:45-7:45 p.m., and open dancing until 9:00 p.m.)

  • Thursday, November 7 - BOE Workshop (formerly regular meeting): Science, 6:30 p.m., Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Friday, November 8 - Annual Veterans Dinner, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m., Spry Middle School

  • Thursday, November 14 - BOE Regular meeting, WCSD Professional Development, 6:30 p.m., Webster Schroeder High School library

  • Thursday, December 5 - BOE Regular Meeting: Mental Health, 6:30 p.m. Webster Schroeder High School library


Yearbook Sales

Don't miss out - purchase your Spry 2019-2020 Yearbook online. Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to order yours today!

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Washington DC Information

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Halloween 2019 at Spry

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Join the Spry PTSA 2019 - 2020 class on Remind!

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