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What’s Up, Webster?

Mrs. Jennifer Bonds-Principal

 January 2020

Message from the Principal

AVID Updates:

5th Grade Career Days:

Our fifth-grade classes recently hosted two career days.  The students had the opportunity to hear presentations from individuals representing a variety of different careers.  They were able to hear from Jordan Hoffman and her co-worker about working with USA Volleyball.  We also had an EMT, a representative from an Infiniti car dealership as well as several members of the Fox 21 morning crew.  The students were able to learn about the many steps involved for others to become successful in their careers. Our goal is to continue to provide our students with the study and organizational skills to be successful in whatever field they pursue as well as opportunities to be exposed to a variety of career options so they can start thinking about their futures.  

 

December Buddy Class Activities:

As part of AVID, our younger grades are partnered with a class in an older grade to do various activities throughout the year.  Our buddy classes had an opportunity to collaborate together to do a variety of activities during the last week of December.  They listened to a winter story and worked together to create one-pagers.  They also participated in SWAT (Science With a Twist) challenges to engage in problem solving and teamwork.  

Upcoming Events

Jan. 1-3 – NO SCHOOL; Winter Break

Jan. 6-7 – No School: Professional Development Days

Jan. 8 – Students Return

Jan. 10 – Report Cards Sent Home; Student Leadership 2:40 – 3:45 pm; Last Day to turn in Dec. BINGO Cards

Jan. 14 – BAAC Meeting @ 5:30pm; PTO @ 6:30pm

Jan. 15 – Box Tops Due

Jan. 16 – Mall in the Hall – School Store 2:40 – 2:50 pm

Jan. 17 – Renaissance Assembly- Grades 1-3 @ 1pm; Grades 4-5 @ 1 :45pm; 

Jan. 20 – NO SCHOOL; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan. 23 – Literacy Night @ 6 pm in the Webster Gym

Jan. 24 – Spirit Day – Dress like you were 100!

Jan. 28 – District Chess Tournament

YearBooks


Yearbook order forms will be sent home this month. 5th-grade families will also have the option of putting a special message in the yearbook for their Jr. high bound 5th grader at an additional cost.

SAY WHAT??  ATTENDANCE COUNTS?!

Did you know that research shows missing just 10 percent of the school year, or about 18 days in most school districts, negatively affects a student’s academic performance? That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence. Attendance in elementary school is very important. Please have your children here every day, on time. ** 

**Please remember students cannot be dropped off until 7:35 if eating breakfast and 7:40 if not eating breakfast.  We do not have supervision for your children until then.

 

Party/Birthday Treats

Parents/Guardians who wish to provide treats/snacks for students’ birthdays or for any other holiday must bring them into the front office at least 24hrs in advance so we can check for any allergies in the classroom. All treats/snacks must be store-bought and must include an ingredient label as well as a nutritional label showing zero trans fats as defined by Federal and State law. This district policy was created to ensure the safety of all students. Thank you for your help in the matter.

BRRR! Winter Coat Warning!!

Just a reminder: When the office determines that the temperature outside is below 25 degrees including wind chill, we will not have outside recess before school. Students will come inside until the bell rings. Kindergartners will go to their classrooms. 1st grade and 3rd-grade students will go into their hallways. All other students will come into the gym until they are dismissed to go to their classrooms. Please remember that in cold temperatures students must dress appropriately for outdoor recess. If temperatures allow, we will send all students out for recess. 

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