Webster Area School District

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Elementary Announcements

December 13
We will start practice for the youth program on December 14 at 6:30 in the wrestling room entering through the east doors and down the stairs.This opportunity is for students who are 4 years old to 8th grade. Don't worry if you can't make the first practice, you can sign up anytime. Contact Beau Larson at 881-6590 / beau.larson@k12.sd.us with questions.
Key Club will be hosting their 1st grade Christmas store on Wednesday, December 13th from 1:20-3:15 in the Commons. 1st grade students will be able to purchase new or slightly used gifts for their parents and family. Prices range from 25 cents to $1.50. Each item will be wrapped by your child with the help of a Key Clubber. If you would like your child to participate please send about $3.00 or less before Wednesday, December 13th.
It's that time of the year again! There has been a few cases of Influenza in our school over the last week. This message is also serving as a reminder that it is not too late for you and your family to receive the flu shot. You can call Sanford Clinic Webster at 345-4141 or the Day County Health Office at 345-3882 to schedule a vaccination. If you have any questions you can contact Heather Gaikowski RN, Webster Area School Nurse at 345-4651. For more information on Influenza in our state including vaccine information you can visit the following link http://doh.sd.gov/diseases/infectious/flu/
Share this wonderful community with an Exchange Student. Host families are needed for high school exchange students to open their hearts, share their life and their country with international high school students this Spring or Fall semester of 2018. All kinds of families can host. The hardest part about hosting is saying goodbye at the end of the year. By having these students live with American families, we break down the barriers that divide people, and we build bridges between our countries. This is your chance to learn about the culture of another country, learn a new language and even sample international cuisine. Students bring their own spending money and health insurance. Students also bring their love, and sense of humor to our lives. Do your part to influence how the world sees our great country. Share this wonderful country and your community with an exchange student.

To participate in this rewarding intercultural experience call Cathy C. Gebhard at 812-272-8690 email Cathy at cchamberlin@ciee.org for more information for to https://www.ciee.org/partner/hosts/host-families and begin a host family application at www.ciee.org/hostapply. CIEE pays $100.00 for every referral that hosts. Please share the information with your networks to help these young people come this year. CIEE is a non-profit.

For local questions you can contact - Heather Gaikowski or Amy Miller.

The Webster/Waubay FFA Chapter is holding a food drive on Tuesday, December 19th at the Webster Area School. The drive will benefit the Day County food pantry. Drop off a canned food or paper product at the school in the morning and you get to wear a hat for the day. You may also drop off canned food or paper products at the girls basketball game against Waubay/Summit that night.
Thank you for your contributions.
On Thursday, January 4th and Friday, January 5th staff and students in grades preschool -12th grade will attend the movie "Wonder" at the Webster Theater. Thank you to Johnson Farms and the Webster PTA for sponsoring this special event. Preschool through 5th grade will attend the movie on January 4th.

FYI - We have enough donations to pay for all students and staff! What a giving community we live in!! Wow!!
Sponsors are:
Johnson Farms - (Melanie & Matt Johnson started the idea)
Christ the King Alter Society
Vogl's Carpet
Outdoor 101 Project (Martin and Deb Looyenga)
PTA - (paying for staff)
Anonymous donor of $250
Be sure to thank all of our sponsors!
The next PTA meeting is January 11th at 7 pm in the Elementary Library.
The Presentation College Saints baseball team is hosting Youth Baseball Camps, January 27th and February 3rd. This is for boys in grades 4-12. Information sheets can be picked up in the office.
Webster Swim Team is again selling Cenex Car Wash cards. Please contact a Webster Swim Team athlete if interested in purchasing a card or call/text 880-7837. Sell for $10.00 each. Card holder may purchase Ultimate car wash for $5.00. Offer good for 25 Ultimate washes at Webster and Watertown Cenex C-stores. Valid till 12/31/2018. Checks payable to WST (Webster Swim Team).
Outside restaurant food is not permitted in the commons area during normal lunch periods. If students do not want to eat school prepared meals, they may bring a sack lunch.
The school board approved the following calendar amendment at the October board meeting:
Wednesday, November 22 (Vacation - NO School)
Tuesday, January 2 (Teacher In-service - NO School)
Monday, January 8 (School IN SESSION)
Reminder that no student, not on the bus route, may ride the bus without a parent/guardian note to the driver or the parent/guardian contacting Sheyenne Transport to make prior arrangements.
If you are interested in receiving the daily Webster Area Elementary Announcements by email, please log on to https://www.k12.sd.us/MailingList/ and follow the instructions. If you have questions, please call the elementary office at 345-4651.
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For information regarding bus transportation, contact Kevin Duenwald at Sheyenne Transportation, 590-1038.
Due to federal regulations, pop is not allowed in the lunchroom during lunch hours.
James Block, Superintendent / HS Principal
Craig Case, Elementary / MS Principal
Lori O'Farrell, Business Manager
Amy Miller, Assistant HS Principal / Student Services Director
Tammy Block, Technology Coordinator
102 East 9th Avenue
Webster, SD 57274
Telephone (605) 345-3548
Fax (605) 345-4421
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