Webster Area School District

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Elementary Announcements

April 18
Rhys Lopez and Remi Hubsch today, Blayze Tracy on Friday, Ruger Jaspers, Kuper Green, and Marleigh Rockwood on Sunday.
There is no school on Friday, April 19 for Good Friday.
Your locally owned Watertown McDonald's is looking for nominations for our McTeacher of the Month. Submit your favorite teacher today!
We know the importance of teachers in our communities. Help us say thanks to an outstanding teacher you know who gives back to students, their school and our community. They will win free McCafe's for a year, $100 in school supplies, and a plaque recognizing their accomplishments. Nominate them for the McTeacher of the Month by visiting www.hart2hartinc.com
-Each class will have a jar in the office. (Pre-K through 6th grade)
-Gather as many pennies as possible!
-Silver coins or bills will cancel out the pennies, for example $1.00 bill cancels 100 pennies.
-You would want to put the silver coins and bills in the other class jars to cancel out their pennies, hence Penny Wars!!!
-The Penny War will start April 15th and end April 26th.
-The winning class will get root beer floats sponsored by A&W!

Proceeds benefit Webster Area DI teams Global Final's Registration costs!

Thanks so much for supporting Webster Area DI!
Litter Buggyz, Diva-tude, Danger Space, and DI-namiters
Athletic Physicals have been rescheduled to April 24th starting at 8:30 AM. There is still time to get a form turned in if you would like your child to participate. There are also immunizations being offered to those receiving their physicals. Contact Heather Gaikowski, Webster Area School Nurse 345-4651, Heather.Gaikowski@k12.sd.us
Summer Custodians needed at the Webster Area School. Stop in the business office for an application.
Do you like learning about different places in the world? Are you interested in learning about the animals that live in other countries? Do you enjoy finding out about important people in foreign lands? Do you like looking at maps? Do you dream of traveling the world? If so, you may be interested in the Geography Bee. Webster 4th- 8th graders are eligible for the 2019-2020 school year. Check out the GeoBee information at https://www.nationalgeographic.org/education/student-experiences/geobee/ The Study Corner has a link for the GeoBee Challenge and a GeoBee app, which both provide practice questions. Do you have the desire, dedication and genuine interest in your world to join the GeoBee Team in Webster? More updates to come soon. Contact Mrs. Block for further information, nancy.block@k12.sd.us
Please see attached flyer regarding a free vitamin program through Cornwell Drug here in Webster. All you would need to do is fill out an enrollment form and return it to Cornwell Drug. If you have questions or would like an enrollment form please contact Heather Gaikowski Webster Area School Nurse 345-4651, Heather.Gaikowski@k12.sd.us
Thursday, May 16th at 2:45 will be the 5th grade band recital in the HS band room.
This month students in 3-8 and 11th grade will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Please make sure that your student(s) get a good night's rest and a filling breakfast throughout their week. Also, attendance is our priority during Smarter Balanced testing. Please plan your weeks accordingly. Students are allowed to have a book, water bottle, personal headphones and a pencil during their testing sessions. The testing schedule is as follows:
April 8th-11th: the 7th and 8th grade test
April 15th-18th: the 5th and 6th grade test
April 22nd-26th: the 3rd, 4th, and 11th grade test
April 22nd: 8th grade will also take the SD Science test

Title 1 Fun Night will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 6:30-7:30 in the elementary commons area.
April 18 - Lunch: Meatballs & Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Dinner Roll, Salad Bar and Milk.
April 22 - Breakfast: Breakfast Wrap or Cereal, Fruit, Juice and Milk. Lunch: Mac & Cheese, Glazed carrots, salad bar, milk
April 26 - Lunch: Diced Chicken Gravy with Biscuits.
The Jog-a-Thon is on Thursday, April 18th at the Armory.
Pledge packets will be sent home on the 18th and are due back to school on Friday, April 26th. All funds raised will go toward the Outdoor Classroom Project campaign.
The calendar was amended during the school board meeting on April 15th.
* School will be IN SESSION on Monday, April 22nd.
* The final day of school will be Friday, May 24th (12:00 PM dismissal)
* Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29 will be teacher in-service.

SDSU is hosting a summer reading and writing program for students in Preschool through 12th Grade. Each program is structured towards the developmental level of the child. For more information, please see the following document.
The doors open at 7:50 AM and lock again at 8:20 AM on school days. The doors again open at 3:15 PM and lock again at 8:00 PM daily. The security doors are locked at the main entrances on weekends. Please remember that playground supervision begins at 8:00 AM daily. Students arriving to school prior to 7:50 AM will be required to stay in the entrance area until the doors unlock. Staff shall not allow students in the building prior to this time as there is no scheduled supervision available. Please contact the school if you have any questions regarding the security doors or arrival times in the morning. Thank you.
New this year! Elementary Student Council Fundraiser will be Webster Elementary Yearbooks. There is still time to order. Pick up a form in the office.
The school district began utilizing Efunds to accept online payments for lunch accounts and armory key card renewals.

If you would like to make online payments, an account can be created through Efunds which is located under Popular Topics on the school district website. Once an account is created a student can be linked to your account using their five digit student number, first name, and last name. If you do not know your child's five digit student ID number, please contact the Business Office at 345-3548.
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.
Stay up-to-date on events in the Webster area via the Chamber website at WebsterSD.com plus Facebook.com/WebsterSouthDakota and Twitter.com/WebsterSD. Find current job and housing opportunities in Day County under the Opportunities tab, or visit
You can follow Webster Area School on Twitter - @WebsterArea18_5
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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