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February 5th, 2019

From the Plank South Leadership Team

Plank South Families,

Two major events to be aware of this week!

1) Workshop on Parenting in the Digital Age. TONIGHT, Tuesday, 2/5 @ 6:30pm at Willink Middle School.

It’s not hard to find reasons to worry about how media and technology are impacting kids. How can we move beyond alarmist headlines to understand how it’s really affecting our kids? And more importantly, what we can do about it?

Webster CSD is proud to host national speaker Steve Garton, of Common Sense Media, on Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Willink Middle School. Parents are invited to join in learning about:

  • how kids and teens are using media and technology to create, consume, communicate, and learn

  • the impact of media and technology on kids’ health and development how to guide kids in making safe and respectful digital choices

  • how to better understand, engage, and communicate with kids about their use of media and technology

  • what Webster CSD is doing to promote safe and effective use of technology.

For additional information on tomorrow evening's event, please visit the district's website or the flyer below.

2) Webster's 40th Annual Science Fair is coming!!! Entry forms are due next Monday. This is for students of all ages and is a wonderful opportunity for students to learn, create, and think like scientists!!! Information and sign-ups right below!

Have a great week!

Your Plank South Leadership Team,

Scott Wilcox & Jen Sullivan

Report Cards Available!

Now that the first semester is complete, WCSD’s parents can print their child’s report card via the Infinite Campus Parent & Student Portal.

First semester report cards can be printed by all parents, K-12. Here’s how:

For Grades K - 5

  • From the left hand side menu, select the link for Campus Backpack (may be under the More menu)

  • Select the Semester 1 REPORT CARD

  • Click on the print icon to print your child’s report card.

For Grades 6 - 12

  • From the left hand side menu, select REPORTS

  • Select the Q2 REPORT CARD for 6-12

  • Click on the print icon to print your child’s report card.

If you have never logged on to the portal, please contact ICPortal@webstercsd.org. If you would like to receive a paper copy of your child's report card, please contact your school’s main office. Should you have any questions or challenges regarding the portal, please contact ICportal@webstercsd.org.

40th Annual Plank South Science Fair!!!

We are pleased to announce that the 40th Annual Plank Road South Science Fair will be held on Wednesday March 20th, 2019.

The purpose of the Science Fair is to promote interest in science related topics. The Science Fair provides the opportunity for all students to have fun while learning a scientific principle. The real reward is the knowledge gained, and in that respect, all students are winners.

All entry forms must be turned in by Monday February 11, 2019. Titles to projects and parent/guardian e-mail addresses must be included on the entry form to be accepted. Late entries cannot be accepted, as planning and procurement are crucial to the Science Fair’s success.

Here is the link to the full explanation of the Science Fair.

Here is the link to this year's Science Fair Entry Form.

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Interested in before & after care for your WCSD student? Check out a WonderCare Parent Info Night at 7PM: Feb 25 for @PlankNorthPride & Plank South at Plank No; Feb 27 @DeWittRoad; Feb 28 @KlemSouth; March 4 @SchlegelRoadES; March 5 @KlemNorthStars; March 6 @StateRdWCSD. #rt

From the Plank South PTSA!

Coordinators/Co-Coordinators Needed!

Ice Cream Social: Co-Coordinator needed (email our coordinator Karla (karlab25@aol.com), or the PTSA co-chairs for more details)

Science Fair: Co-Coordinator needed (This event is celebrating 40 years this spring!)

Community Arts Day: We are looking for someone to represent Plank South on the central committee. A portion of funds raised from Community Arts Day goes back to each school’s PTSA, but only if they have a representative on the central committee…..can you help us???

Email Plank South PTSA Co-Chairs Michelle Lowe (michelleloweptsa@gmail.com) or Sue Ball (Sball002@yahoo.com) for more information on any of these roles!

Upcoming Events

· Monday, 2/11 – Science Fair Registration Due!

From the Board of Education, February 2019

Tammy Gurowski, President tgurowski@webstercsd.org

Linda Dioguardi, Vice President ldioguardi@webstercsd.org

Sue Casey scasey@webstercsd.org

Dave Metzger dmetzger@webstercsd.org

Maria Rigillo mrigillo@webstercsd.org

Jan Strege jstrege@webstercsd.org

Mike Suffoletto msuffoletto@webstercsd.org

WonderCare Announces Parent Information Nights

WonderCare, Webster CSD's new before and after school program, will host several Parent Information Nights. Interested parents are encouraged to attend:

  • Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. for Plank Road North and Plank Road South at Plank North

  • Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Dewitt Road

  • Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Klem Road South

  • Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Schlegel Road

  • Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Klem Road North

  • Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. at State Road

These evenings will be geared for parents only. (Family meet and greet nights will take place in August.) If you cannot attend your home school date, you may attend at another location.

The program 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 enrollment packets are now available online and at each of our elementary schools’ main offices for interested K-6 families for the.2019-20 school year. Please visit the 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. You can also follow WonderCare on its new Facebook page, @wondercarewcsd.

It’s Time for One Webster Musicals in February!

Get ready for a toe-tapping winter and spring as our One Webster community kicks off the school musical season with The Wizard of Oz at Willink Middle School on Friday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, February 2 at 1:00 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $9.00 per adult and $6 for students and senior citizens and can be purchased now at https://search.seatyourself.biz/webstore/accounts/willinkms/buy-tix?d=0..

Then, Webster Schroeder Musicals presents its version of the classic Anything Goes on Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, February 9 at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. Reserved seating is $10-$15, and tickets are on sale now at area Wegmans and online at websterschroedermusicals.com.

Spry Middle School’s production of Guys and Dolls takes the stage March 8 and 9. Finally, the Webster Thomas Players will close the season with Cinderella March 28-30 (ticket information links for these two musicals will be forthcoming). Be sure to save the dates and we'll see you at the shows! Thank you to all involved students, faculty, and staff for what is sure to be an incredible musical season.

5th Grade Parent Orientation, 2/25 @ 6:30pm

There will be a 5th grade parent orientation meeting that will take place on Monday, February 25th, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. in the Spry Auditorium. As part of orientation the Spry team will share with you information regarding the middle school program and course selections your child will make. Here is a link to the full 2019 5th Grade Parent Letter that was sent to you earlier this month.

Tell your friends!!! Mark your calendars!!! Kindergarten Orientation & Registration Dates!

Parents of incoming kindergarteners in the 2019-20 school year, mark your calendars! Webster CSD Parent Orientation and Registration Night is Tuesday, February 26, 6:30 p.m. at your student’s school. After that, kindergarten walk-in registration is available Wednesday-Friday, February 27-March 1, 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at your student’s school. For more information, go to websterschools.org, then select Central Registration under the Departments tab.

Flyers, Flyers, Flyers!

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