Webster PAW PRINTS September 2009 Webster welcomes its new students and their families. We would like to also welcome all the new kindergarten children and their families. We look forward to very rewarding days as we work together. New students to Webster include: Grade 4 Grade 3 Alexis Arnoldussen Grade 1 Kailee Blazek Hailie Cash Evan Pauly Riana Garivay Claire Hoffman Trevor Schildknecht Luke Gifford Noah Johnson Megan Kohel Julia Kennedy Amber Minton Charles Koch Alexander Nickel Keefe Little Grade 2 Emileigh Parpart Autumn Oxford Maya Cassaday Tanner Quinn Christian Rojano Brysen Clark Lane Schafer Andrew Doornek Devin Sorenson Grade 5 Cassandra Torres Sarah Kennedy Ethan Pauly Audrea Tweedie Owen Kosanovich Jillian Yanick Ryan Potrykus Lauren Zautner Hunter Quinn Skyler Shepphard Jubilee Stolar Ariel Wickert ATTENDANCE Your child’s punctual, regular attendance at school is a large component of his/her success. We encourage all families to make regular school attendance a family priority. We understand, however, that illness and occasional extenuating circumstances will require that your child be absent from school. In that case, we ask that when your child is absent, that you call the school (262- 1490). Please leave a message on the voice mail if you are calling during non-school hours. Please let us know if your child is having any flu-like symptoms. Flu-like symptoms include: fever of 100 or more, cough, sore throat, or body aches. We are asking that your child stay home for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. If you know that your child will be absent for any number of consecutive days, please indicate that on the first call rather than calling every day. Absences exceeding three days will require a physician’s excuse before returning to class. In addition, exemption from physical education class will only be allowed with a doctor’s excuse as well. If a child is not excused by a phone call or note from a parent by 3:30 pm on the day following the absence, the child is then considered truant. Unexcused late or tardy to school may be treated as truancy when a pattern becomes habitual or excessive. HELP KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE As we begin the school year, we ask for your help in working to promote the safety of our children. The Watertown Police Department has been sending an officer by Webster before and after school. Please note that wherever there is yellow paint you may NOT park during school hours. He tells me that any unattended vehicle will be ticketed. If you are doing a quick drop off or pick up you will not be ticketed. Please note that the first 2 spots are reserved for Handicapped parking only. We need your help and understanding to get our students to school and home safely. Students may be quickly dropped off in the tenth street driveway, but no cars are allowed in the driveway after school. In addition, we ask that you refrain from bringing your pets to school when you drop off and pick up your children. This poses a safety as well as a personal liability issue. When you are parking on the south playground for events, please make sure you are leaving the exit open for cars to leave. Finally, a reminder that there is no playground supervision after school. Students need to be leaving the premises by 3:15. Thank you for your cooperation in helping to keep our Webster students safe. Thanks PAW PRINTS is a monthly publication of Webster Elementary School, 634 S 12 th Street, Watertown, WI 53094, (920) 262-1490 Editor: Brad Clark, Principal www.watertown.k12.wi.us Webster PAW PRINTS Page 2 September 2009 Welcome Webster’s New Staff: SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAYS Mrs. Sue Moldenhauer, Library Media Specialist; Students: September 01 Samantha Abel Mrs. Katy Mihalko, 5th Grade Teacher; Mrs. Linda September 01 Autumn Crowley Meitner, Special Education Paraprofessional. September 01 Evan Ziemer September 03 Courtney Boeder September 04 Julianna Douglas September 04 Reagan Wolff Mrs. Moldenhauer, Library Media Specialist : September 05 Logan Haasch Hi! I'm Sue Moldenhauer. I've been with the Watertown September 05 Leighton Maurer September 06 Ethan Bergen Unified School District for 18 years, nine years as a September 06 Darren Boyce teacher at Webster before becoming the library media September 07 Tariq Newson September 07 Avalon Uecke specialist at Riverside Middle School. I have a Bachelor's September 07 Emma Wollenberg degree in Elementary Education from UW-Madison and a September 09 Claire Reichardt Master's in Library Science from UW-Milwaukee. My September 09 Harley Wyszkowski September 10 Michael Travis husband, Jon, and I have two children. Rachel is a second September 12 Dalton Galecki grader at Webster, and Ryan is a junior at UW-Madison September 12 Rosanna Hookstead-Montiel majoring in Music Education. I'm excited to be back at September 12 Jackson Wehner September 13 Tanner Good Webster and look forward to sharing my love for books September 13 Autumn Oxford and reading with all you Wildcats! September 13 Jared Wehking September 14 Vanessa Yenor September 15 Jolee Miller September 17 Jesse Day Mrs. Mihalko, 5th Grade Teacher: September 17 Evan Yanick Hi! My name is Katy Mihalko. I am long term subbing September 18 Katie Crogan September 18 Noah Kislia in the 5th grade for the first semester. I am returning to September 18 Teagan Peterson Webster after 3 years of being away. While away, I spent September 18 Garrett Radtke one year living in North Dakota and two years back in September 20 Elijah Allen September 20 Skylar Morgan Watertown. My husband, Ron, and I have been married September 20 Jonah Seibel for 3 years. We have two children. Graeson is three and September 21 Destiny Mielke Gillian is 2! We love spending time outside riding bikes September 22 Raine Dawson September 22 Kaitlynn Phillips and playing at the park. I also love to play volleyball, September 22 Kaitlyn Raue fish and I enjoy cooking and gardening. I am very September 23 Jailine Acosta happy to be back at Webster and look forward to September 23 Eric Chairez September 25 Marcella Marchan a great semester with my class! September 25 Isabel Hookstead-Montiel September 25 Trevor Olson September 26 Jacob Miller September 27 Haley Seager Mrs. Meitner, Special Education Paraprofessional: September 28 Liam Coughlan My name is Mrs. Linda Meitner. I am a Para/Interpreter. September 28 Collin Ketchum My husband, Richard, and I have a family farm. We have September 28 R.J. Lewis September 28 Emmaline Polinsky 4 grown children, 2 son-in-laws, 3 grandchildren, 2 September 28 Nadia Sebero adopted children and 2 foster children. We also have a September 30 Devren Almanza dog, cat, and a cockatoo. I enjoy gardening, Suduko, reading, playing with our grandkids, helping others and Staff: September 02 Mrs. Provenzano crafting. September 02 Mrs. Rademaker September 18 Mrs. French September 18 Mrs. Yeoman September 21 Mrs. Houchin September 22 Mr. Lehman September 28 Mrs. Moll HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL!! Webster PAW PRINTS Page 3 September 2009 PICTURE DAY LUNCH AND BREAKFAST REMINDERS Picture Day has been set for Thursday, Notification of low meal accounts will be sent September 24th and we are using a new home. Please remember to check and make sure photography studio this year. We will be using your child has enough money in their account. Herff Jones Photography. Please Note: Children will be allowed to charge one lunch. Everybody that orders a picture packet will After that, they will receive a mini meal which receive a Memory Book in spring. If you do not consists of a peanut butter sandwich and a white order a packet but would like a Memory Book you milk at no charge for one week. This policy only will need to order the Memory Book on the applies to meals at lunch. Students who do not Picture Order Form and send payment. Picture have money in their account will not be given Retakes and Activity photos will be taken on breakfast or snack milk. Also, if your child orders Wednesday, November 11th. a school bag lunch for a field trip and brings in a lunch from home, they will still be given the school bag lunch and charged for it. FALL FUNDRAISER Also a reminder regarding breakfast: Breakfast is The fall fundraiser will begin on Wednesday, served starting at 7:15a.m. and will end promptly September 9th and will end on Thursday Oct 1st. at 7:45a.m. so the gym can be cleaned up for PTO representative will be by the office on classes. Thursday October 1st from 7:30-8:00 and 2:30- 3:30 to collect money and order forms. Please have checks made payable to Webster PTO. PULL TABS FOR THE RONALD Delivery date of items is October 21st. Items MCDONALD HOUSE should be picked up between 2:30-5:00pm. Please Mrs. French’s kindergarten class in room 103 and remember that if you do not wish to participate in Mrs. Kaczmarek’s kindergarten class in room 104 this fundraiser, donations to the PTO are also continue to collect can tabs for the Ronald welcome. McDonald House. Over 96 5-quart ice cream pails were filled last year. The total weight was 330 LOST AND FOUND pounds. The tabs were recycled and a check for Please label gym shoes, backpacks, coats, hats, $132.00 was sent to the Ronald McDonald House. mittens, boots, sweaters, etc. with your child’s Please take any tabs to Mrs. French or Mrs. name. If an item does become lost, children may Kaczmarek or put them in the Ronald McDonald check with the office to see if it has been turned House container located in the entry way by the in. They should also check the lost and found bins office. Mrs. French and Mrs. Kaczmarek also need that are located outside the office, by the gym, by empty/clean ice cream buckets to keep the tabs in. the north doors (near room 200) and by the south These can be dropped off in their rooms also. doors (near room 201). Students should also check Thank you. in the office for smaller items like jewelry, keys, glasses, etc. THANK YOU Thanks to all parents who attended Webster’s SCHOOL CALENDARS registration nights on August 20th and 27th. We School Calendar magnets have been sent home. enjoyed meeting our new students and families Watertown Unified School District 2009-2010 and also seeing the return of previous students and calendars are available on-line at their parents. It is also very helpful for the office www.watertown.k12.wi.us. to have you come in on these days and pay school fees, put money into your child’s lunch account and return updated enrollment forms. Thank you again.