State Road Eagle Newsletter

January 2020

Important Dates to Remember!

1/14 - PTSA Meeting from 6:30-7:30pm

1/15 - Family Square Dance night from 6:00-7:00pm

1/20 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King Day

1/24 - NO SCHOOL - Superintendent Conference Day

1/27 - Kindergarten Registration Night from 6:00-7:30pm

Happy New Year!



This time of year always conjures up the idea of resolutions. Resolutions, when we think about them, are really about setting goals and seeing them through. The easier part of the process may be picking something to change or deciding on a goal. To be persistent is probably the harder thing to do. Setting a goal or coming up with a resolution - is a great conversation to have with your children. Spend some time discussing the idea of resolutions and share your own resolutions with your children. Help them to come up with some of their own. Better yet, set a family resolution and work together to achieve it. Setting a goal/resolution together may help you all to persevere. It is a valuable life skill and one that can benefit everyone. Perhaps you can take the time every day to think of one thing for which you are grateful.


In these cold winter months that follow, please remember to send your children to school dressed for the weather (warm coats, hats, gloves, scarves, and possibly even snow pants). On days when it is appropriate, teachers will try to get their classes outside for some fresh winter air.

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  • When dropping off your child/children in the morning, please make sure you are pulling all the way up to avoid back ups and traffic jams on State Road.


  • If you drop your child off after 8am, please walk your child in and sign him/her in.


  • Please do not park in the fire lane. You are able to park on the inside loop or either of our 2 parking lots.



Thank you!

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KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION!!

PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE FIRE LANE!

JANUARY 27, 2020 FROM 6:00-7:30PM

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Check out what our Eagles are doing this month!

With Winter officially here, the Pre-k will be everything SNOWMEN!


We will be singing about snowmen, reading books about snowmen, making snowmen out of shapes and the letter S, counting snowmen, going on a scavenger hunt to find snowmen with numbers on them, playing "Snowman Says", and hoping for snow so we can build them outside!!

Our Kinders will perform in their Winter concert, “Snowdude“ on January 30!
We are excited about our field trip to the RMSC. Here, we will participate in hands-on science activities and chaperone-guided explorations of the museum. Additionally, second graders will be writing lab reports to share what they have learned through the scientific process. Our unit will focus on investigating states of matter and change. Vocabulary for this unit includes: matter, properties, solid, liquid, gas, dissolve and evaporation.

The Eagle Express Post Office is in full swing! Congratulations to Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Laycock's 4th grade class for winning the December challenge and the Golden Mailbox. They wrote 42 letters to their buddy class- Mrs. Quester's first graders! The January challenge will be minutes spent writing with a buddy class. Great job, Eagles!

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The fifth grade will be concluding their DARE program this month, and are working hard to create posters to be shared at middle schools to remind those students of all they should remember from when they were in DARE! The poster theme is "Help Yourself, Help Others" and "Be Safe, Be Responsible". Our DARE officer Deputy Beth Masten has worked with every fifth grade class once each week since September to help students recognize ways to use good decision making to help avoid and resist situations where problems could occur. This includes more than just understanding the effects of using drugs, but also safe and responsible choices surrounding peer pressure, stress, effective communication and bullying. Did you know that every decision you make results in a consequence? Our hope is that our children make choices that result in POSITIVE consequences and help them move forward in safe and confident ways. Look forward to seeing some of our posters shared on facebook and Twitter when they are ready. We know you can't wait!



A huge shout out goes to the Safety Patrol Phase I members for their great work this first half of the school year. Safeties are located around the entire length of the bus loop at every bus. They hold the doors open to ensure that our children are entering the building quickly and carefully. Some safeties are escorts for children exiting their buses a bit earlier to attend the breakfast program. Two safeties hold directional signs so that students know in which direction to turn to get to their bus. Their help is invaluable! Mrs. Pray, Mr. Miller and Ms. Kaempffe would not be able to do their jobs as bus loaders without the help of this group of responsible students! Phase II will begin at the end of this month with a fresh group of safeties working hard to keep our children safe while unboarding and boarding our buses.

State Road PE

Welcome back everyone and happy new year!!!! For the month of January we will be taking our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders swimming!

This month, we will also be doing our lifetime sport as well as our gymnastics units.


Save the date Jan 15 for our free square dance and line dance night at 6:00


Next month we will be kicking off our Kids Heart Challenge Event!

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EAGLE, EAGLE, HOORAY!!

The Golden Eagle Award is given to a student who consistently exhibits C.A.R.E. behaviors while inspiring others to do the same!
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FROM THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, JANUARY 2020

WCSD Seeks 2020-2021 Budget Advisory Committee Members

Happy New Year! If you have always wanted to learn more about the district budgeting process, please plan on volunteering as a member of the Budget Advisory Committee (BAC) for the 2020-2021 fiscal year. This important advisory committee assists the district by providing the unique perspective of parents, business owners, and community members on our budget communication and process. There will be four meeting times between January and April 2020 and each meeting will be one hour long.

Meetings are scheduled for: Thursday, January 23, Thursday, February 27, Thursday, March 19, and Thursday, April 16. Light snacks will be provided from 5:00-5:15 p.m. with all meetings starting promptly at 5:15 p.m. and ending at 6:15 p.m. Meetings will be held in the Webster Schroeder High School library conference room. Interested residents should contact Lisa Borrino at Lisa_Borrino@webstercsd.org or 216-0017. Thank you in advance for your willingness to participate.


Important Information for Potential Weather-Related Closings/Cancellations

‘Tis the season when snow and cold can sometimes result in school closings! It’s important that all families are fully prepared in the event that Webster CSD needs to close school for the day or send students home early. Please make a plan and discuss it with your child. Should the weather necessitate school closings and cancellations, Webster CSD families will be notified via the district’s automated calling system, Infinite Campus’ Student and Parent Portal. Parents can modify how they get this information (text, phone call, email) through the Contact Preference tab on the portal.

An even faster way to get this news is to follow district social media: Facebook.com/WebsterCentralSchools, Twitter @wcsdproud, and superintendent’s Twitter @superwebstercsd, and the district website websterschools.org. Local TV and radio stations will also be informed.

Please note that when the schools are closed due to weather, all aquatics and community education classes are also cancelled along with all programs and events taking place in Webster CSD buildings. WonderCare may be the exception; please consult their website, websterschools.org/wondercare, and social media Facebook.com/WonderCare and Twitter @wondercarewcsd.


Stay Informed With Your Board of Education Throughout 2020!

Please stay updated and informed on your board’s activities by visiting our website. There you’ll find agendas, minutes, and even the latest meetings, which run live (and taped) on WETV, Spectrum Cable Channel 1301, and streamed live via the board’s web page.


The One Webster community is encouraged to attend upcoming board meetings:

  • Thursday, January 9 - BOE Workshop: Long Range Financial Planning (6:30 p.m. – Webster Schroeder HS library)

  • Thursday, January 23 - BOE Regular Meeting: Learning Walks (6:30 p.m., Webster Schroeder HS library)

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