Daniel Webster Community Newsletter

Friday, December 2

Note from the Principal

Happy December! This is always such a fun, festive month at school. On top of content and curriculum, our classes are buzzing with exciting activities, field trips, class parties, festive crafts and all kinds of projects.

This newsletter includes information about clubs & groups as well as upcoming events, including our FIRST morning circle - all families welcome- of the 2022-2023 school year. Scroll down to see more :)

In gratitude,

Max Gardner

Principal | Daniel Webster Elementary School

San Francisco Unified School District


Upcoming Events

Fall Picture Day 12/8

On Thursday, December 8th all students, teachers, and support staff will be getting school pictures taken.

If you miss this day or do not like the photo we will have make-up photos on January 18th.

Morning Circle Friday 12/9

All families, students, and staff will gather on the yard Friday, 12/9, for our morning circle! Join us for a school-wide start to the day.

The activities will include, mindfulness, announcements, and singing our school song.

Winter Break 12/19-1/2

The last day of school for 2022 will be December 16th and we will not return to classes until Tuesday, Jan 3, of 2023!

Hope you all have a great time off and enjoy the time to relax.

Separation/Divorce Support Group with Ms. Jen

We are going to be offering a support/psychoeducational group for kids who have experienced separation or divorce in their families. The group will support students in understanding their feelings about the separation/divorce, explore changes resulting from the reorganization of their family, learn copinging skills, identify and communicate needs, and build a support network with other students.

Please fill out this form if you are interested in having your child participate. We may not be able to accommodate all students. Reach out to Ms. Jen with any questions (caldwellj@sfusd.edu).

4th and 5th Rainbow Club

The first Thursday of each month, Ms. Jen, Mr. Thomas, and Ms. Ana will be hosting Rainbow Club for 4th and 5th graders! This club is an opportunity for students to learn about different LGBTQ topics including identities, allyship, community, and important people in history. We are excited to celebrate diversity and it's benefits to our school and community!

If your child wants to join, they can attend the next meeting Jan. 5 at the wellness center during 4/5 lunch 12:00-12:40!

Other updates & information

December Meals

Breakfast from 7:30-50 - Breakfast Menu

Lunch 11:20-12:40 (depending on grade level) - Lunch Menu

ASEP Spring Clubs

Click HERE to register for Spring 2023 Clubs. Please note enrollment is lottery based (not first come first serve). Click Here for Spring 2023 Club enrollment information.

If you have any questions, Please contact ASEP Program Director Ferkhunda Murad at ferkhunda@asepsf.org.

Cold and Flu season

Cold and flu season is here. Please be mindful of staying home when your child has cold and flu symptoms to avoid spreading with classmates and faculty!

Additionally if your child has a fever or is vomiting, they must stay home until the symptoms have subsided for a 24 hours.

In any case that your child is sick, call the school or email SCH497@sfusd.edu to excuse their absence.

Arriving to School On Time

This is a reminder that our rolling start each day is from 7:50-8:00 am. This means that students are to be in their seats in the classroom ready to learn by 8:00 am at the latest.

At 8:00, the gate on Texas street and on Missouri street will close. The only entrance after 8:00 will be the front door.

Any student who arrives after 8:05 am will need to get a late pass and we will mark a Tardy for them in the system. Just a reminder that more than 3 tardies is technically considered 'truant' with SFUSD.

Please reach out to Max directly if you have any questions.

Report Cards

Report Cards from Trimester 1 will be available on Parentvue at the beginning the week of November 14th.

We will also provide them along with other test scores during Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday Morning Soccer

During Thursday morning recess, all students have the option of participating in soccer games that are led by a group of coaches who come out to the site!

Reporting an Absence or Tardy

When reporting an absence or tardy, send an email to include the following people

In the email state your child's name and why they are absent or late so that we can mark it as excused in our system.

**Just a reminder that 3 or more unexcused tardies or absences results in an automatic truancy letter home**

Join the PTA!

We are only ten memberships away from tying last year's record, so please join the PTA right now: https://jointotem.com/ca/san-francisco/daniel-webster-elementary-pta

Other Important Resources

SFUSD Family Link

Be sure to stay updated on SFUSD news and important information for families

Supporting your child in Spanish Immersion

Eight Ways to Support Your Children in Language Immersion