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Message from the Principal

It is hard to believe we are entering the month of March already! We have a busy month ahead of us.  
On March 6th, we will have a professional development day and will also be hosting parent-teacher conferences. 
The spring conferences are held so that teachers can meet with parents of students who have READ plans as well
as new students who have enrolled since our fall conferences. Teachers may request additional conferences as
needed. If a conference is requested, you will be notified directly by your child’s teacher. You are also welcome to
reach out to your child’s teacher if you feel a conference is needed at this time.  
After spring break, our students in grades 3-5 will begin CMAS testing. Please refer to the schedule that has been
provided as needed. We ask that you try to ensure students are here every day during testing and schedule any
needed appointments outside of the testing times.  

AVID Updates:

Beginning in February, Webster classrooms began implementing an AVID Strategy of the Week! The various
strategies focus on different areas of WICOR. Recent strategies include the use of Costa’s Levels of Questioning in
math as well as a variety of collaboration strategies. Students are learning how to collaborate together through
Numbered Heads Together which is a strategy that groups students and after collaborating different numbers are
called to answer questions for the group. Another collaboration strategy they have learned is the Carousel
Brainstorm. Students rotate in groups to complete a task that is posted. For example, in 5th-grade students recently
worked together to create math problems to demonstrate their understanding of Order of Operations as well as to
answer questions about a text in reading. Below are pictures of students in Mr. Hamm’s classroom participating in a
Carousel Brainstorm.  

In addition, there have been some exciting opportunities for students related to digital learning.  Fourth-grade
students had an opportunity to utilize virtual reality goggles to experience events and concepts they have been
learning about in different content areas.   

Upcoming Events

Mar. 2 – One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Day – Wear Red and Blue
Mar. 3 – Fox In Socks Day – Wear Crazy Socks
Mar. 4 – Green Eggs and Ham Day – Wear Green
Mar. 5 – Cat In The Hat Day – Wear Your Favorite Hat; 3 rd Quarter Ends
Mar. 6 – NO SCHOOL; Professional Development Day; Parent/Teacher Conferences
Mar. 10 – PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm
Mar. 13 – Spirit Day - Wear Red to Support Our Military; Report Cards
Sent Home; Student Leadership Meeting 2:50 – 3:45 pm
Mar. 16 – Box Tops Due
Mar. 18 – Class Pictures
Mar. 19 – Mall in the Hall 2:50 – 3:00 pm; Family Math Night @ 6 pm
Mar. 20 – Renaissance Assembly-Grades 1-3 @ 1 pm; Grades 4-5 @ 1:45pm
Mar. 23 – 27 – NO SCHOOL; Spring Break!
Mar. 30 – Students Return

Mar. 31 – CMAS Starts (please see the full schedule on next page)

CMAS Testing Dates

The following dates are when each grade level will be testing:
3 rd Grade - Thursday, April 9th – Thursday, April 16th
4th Grade – Monday, April 6th – Wednesday, April 8th
5th Grade – Tuesday, March 31 st – Thursday, April 2 nd and Tuesday, April 14 th – Thursday, April 16 th
Make-up days will be Friday, April 3rd , Thursday, April 9 th , Friday, April 10 th , Monday, April 13 th , Friday, April
17th and Monday, April 20th – Thursday, April 23 rd .
Registration opens: February 23 rd , 2020 - late fee after April 5 th , 2020
Financial Aid Availability: February 23 rd , 2020 - March 4 th , 2020
Practices: Monday and Thursday from 3:00 – 3:45pm on the field behind the school
First practice: Monday, March 30 th
Races: April 19 th & 26 th , and May 3 rd at 3pm
Please register online at
Please email Charmaine Stingel at if you need more information.
Yearbooks are on sale! Order deadline for a personalized yearbook is March 6. Standard yearbooks may
be purchased after that date for $16, but they do go fast. 
**5th grade only: Parents have the option of sending a personalized message as they wish their 5 th grader
well wishes off to junior high. Cost is $4 cash only! Deadline for messages is March 6.**
Counselor’s Corner
Webster staff and students have had so much fun during our school wide DEAR (Drop Everything
and Read) Days! During the last 10 minutes of every Wednesday in February, students read in the
hallways together, with their classroom buddies, with their shoes off, and with their stuffies! Here
are a few pictures from our DEAR Days: