Get to know our KN Teachers!
Here’s how it works:
We will give you a hint, and you get to guess which teacher matches our clues. Check back soon to see if you were right!
Our mystery teacher is Mrs. Polk! Klem North’s Librarian loves to read! In fact, she was a library helper throughout her years as a student. She loves the color green and hopes to learn how to install cabinets this year.
Congratulations to those who guessed correctly, and watch for another Name That Teacher game soon!
On behalf of Webster’s Central PTSA, we wanted to offer all of you lawn signs to display either in your yard or for your friends’ yards. The signs promote a local effort called ‘ACT for Education,’ www.actforeducation.org. ACT for Education stands for A Community Together (ACT) for Education and is basically a positive, informational initiative by Monroe 1 and Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES districts that lauds our area’s outstanding public schools. Area businesses and community members are also supporting the effort.
There are a limited supply of lawn signs with stakes available for pickup at District Administrative Offices, located on the 3rd floor of Spry Middle School. If you would like to display one in your yard, feel free to stop by DAO any time during the week from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., and ask for Webster Public Relations Coordinator Krista Grose. All signs are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
The 2014-2015 school year is almost over at Klem Road North, but students are still having a blast enjoying field trips and assemblies sponsored by the Cultural Arts Program!
This spring the Wildlife Defenders came to visit grades K-2. The Boland Irish Dancers made a festive appearance on St. Patrick’s Day, this month Ms. Jennifer Sirey will give an Arts and Math workshop, all students will enjoy a Martial Arts showcase during gym class, and last month family square dance night was another success!
Grade specific events have included a kindergarten visit to the Strong Museum of Play for Garden Theme Day, Seneca Park Zoo’s Zoomobiles will visit the 1st graders later in the week, the 2nd graders will take a tour of Webster’s Arboretum, the 3rd graders will take a tour of Rochester’s Water Treatment Plant, Webster Artist, Ms. Mary Coy, joined Mrs. Pennington and the 4th graders for a workshop in the art room, and the 5th graders visited the Rochester Museum and Science Center’s Challenger Learning Center in January.
It has been an exciting year at Klem North! We hope that next year will provide even more opportunities for students to experience outside of the classroom. All programs are completely sponsored by the PTSA. To learn more about Klem North’s PTSA visit the PTSA webpage.
Mrs. Mee, a former Klem South student, has lived in Webster her whole life. She loves playing music and hopes to become a better violin player in the future. Her favorite place to eat is Taco Bell! She also loves reading and crafting in her free time.
Congratulations to those who guessed correctly, and watch for another Name That Teacher game soon!
Congratulations to May’s STAR authors!
Mrs. Bechtold’s Class:
Mrs. Smith’s Class:
Mrs. Lawson’s Class
Mrs. Riddell’s Class
We continue to see a lot of illnesses in school – mostly sore throats (viral or strep throat), fevers, headaches and stomachaches. Remember to encour-age your child to wash their hands after blowing their nose, sneezing, or coughing. Medications may be given in school. Parents may bring any medi-cation into the Health Office, accompanied with a signed physician order and the medicine.
As the weather starts to warm up, grass begins to grow, and flowers and trees start to bud and blossom, so are seasonal allergy symptoms. Symp-toms may include, but not be limited to, clear, runny noses, post nasal drip, dry cough, and watery or itchy eyes. If giving antihistamines to your child and they tend to make him/her drowsy, give the dose before bed. If the op-posite occurs (i.e., hyperactivity), give the dose during the daytime (morning or after school). Ask your physician for which medicine is the most appropriate for your child’s allergy symptoms.
All 5th grade students will be screened for scoliosis the week of April 13th— 17th.
As usual, call the Health Office if there are any questions.
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COMMUNITY ADVOCACY THANK YOU AND UPCOMING BUDGET VOTE!
The Webster Central School District Board of Education thanks all parents, students, faculty, staff, and community members for sending more than 2,500 letters and e-mails to our New York State legislators regarding the 2015-16 budget process. You may still visit the district’s Advocacy quick link found on our website (upper left side of the home page), websterschools.org, to send a letter, e-mail or call Governor Cuomo with your thoughts. Thank you for your continued advocacy on behalf of nearly 8,700 Webster students!
Some important budget-related board meeting dates to keep in mind for the months of April and May:
URBAN-SUBURBAN PROGRAM BEING RESEARCHED BY WCSD
Webster’s Board of Education and Superintendent, Carm Gumina, have approached the Urban-Suburban inter-district Transfer Program to explore this unique opportunity that would provide more diversity within our district. This is the 50th anniversary of the program originally established with the goal to “voluntarily reduce racial isolation and the segregation of academic opportunities in elementary and secondary schools in order to enhance and enrich racial and ethnic awareness among students, teachers, and in order to enhance and enrich racial and ethic awareness among students, teachers, and parents.” A total of 11 area districts (four that will begin in the 2015-16 school year) participate and all have reported positive feedback on the program. Urban-Suburban program administrators recently amended the original mission statement of the organization to include the goal of “deconcentrating poverty and enhancing opportunities for students in the city and suburbs.”
Your board and Mr. Gumina will continue to provide the community with information and research on the program and how it aligns with our district’s mission, vision, and “Core belief of putting all “Students First.” There is an informational Urban-Suburban link on our district’s website. Websterschools.org, that can be found under the “Parents”, “Students”, “Staff”, and “Community”.
FROM THE BOARD TABLE:
The board of education received a strategic planning update during the March 19 regular meeting from Superintendent Carm Gumina, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services Shelly Cahoon, and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Brian Neenan. The strategic planning team is continuing to understand and focus on what career, college, and community readiness means for Webster students, and wants to ensure that our educational program aligns with this goal so students are ready for their next steps. The team will present a final strategic planning report in June. The board also approved the 2015-16 school calendar during this meeting, which can be found under the “Calendar” tab of our website.
Earlier in the month during the March 5 meeting, the board approved a resolution to appoint Mike Dedee to the board of education. We welcome Mike and look forward to collaborating with him on our work with the Webster School District. All board presentations can be viewed by visiting the district’s website’s home page, websterschools.org and clicking on the “Board of Education” quick link.
Now that Spring has arrived and we are well into the last half of the school year, please stop and think about your goals for next year. If you are interested in actively participating in the PTSA, please let me (KNafterschoolclubs.email@example.com), Beth (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Laura (email@example.com) know as soon as you can. A list of open positions can be found on the BLOG (www.klemnorthstar.wordpress.com): At the main page go down a bit on the right, in a section called WE NEED YOUR HELP. I’ll also be sending the list in my weekly reminders.
In order to keep all the fun activities going we really do NEED your help. If you want to help but aren’t sure in what capacity, let us know and we will help figure out a role to match your skills. And this is not just for moms! Dads – you guys offer a great perspective and we’d love for you to join – after all – this is for our kids!
Our next PTSA meeting is on Wednesday, April 8th at 6:30pm at Klem North. Hope to see you there!
Klem North PTSA Communications Chair
Congratulations to April’s STAR authors!
Mrs. Bechtold’s Class
Mrs. Riddell’s Class
Mrs. Smith’s Class
Another great meeting! The meetings are truly informational and casual. It’s your opportunity to find out what is going on at Klem North (because not everything is publicized) and ask questions from curriculum to afterschool events.
Upcoming Programs and Events:
BINGO Night: Tonight 4/10 at 7pm (just bring yourselves! No fee, no sign up!)
Community Arts Day: Saturday April 11th 10 to 4 at Schroeder High School
Spring Book Sale: April 13th to April 20th (Family Night Thursday April 19th 6-8pm) volunteer at Book Sale Sign Up
Family Square Dance: April 29th
From Mr. LaMonica, Mr. Slack, and Mrs. St. James:
The April Newsletter has been uploaded: visit Mr. LaMonica’s News for the Principal News, Notes from the Nurse, BOE Announcements and Info, and so much more!
Letters To The Principal for information regarding your student and next year’s placement due May 5th.
Next 2 weeks will be state testing
PBIS is focusing on Bullying the next few months: definition, common understanding, tactics, etc
Spirit Week is upcoming. More information to follow.
“Thank You” from all the teachers for the special treats and overall support. Parent/Teacher conferences went great and are a valuable tool for everyone.
Our mystery teacher is Ms. Leszcynski ! Ms. Leszcynski has two miniature cats, Sadie and Mason. She lives in Rochester and loves the colors purple and blue. Her favorite movie is Frozen! In addition to singing and photography, she enjoys visiting Keuka Lake in her free time.Congratulations to those who guessed correctly, and watch for another Name That Teacher game soon!
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 10:29 AM PDT
Today is a sad day for the students and teachers of New York.
The Governor, claiming to be the best advocate for children, has tied inadequate school funding to questionable education reform based on volatile state tests and tied to ethics reform.
Both the Assembly and Senate, who promised $1.8 to $1.9 billion of increased aid, sold out promised relief in order to ease ethics reform. They fundamentally short-changed the children they claim they care about.
Huge stacks of printed bill materials shared only hours before the votes last night left little time for thoughtful consideration and stakeholder input. Major educational reforms were ill-considered in the haste to meet a vote deadline.
While NYS PTA appreciates the decision to assign the APPR revision to NYSED and the Board of Regents, as we advocated for, we believe the parameters and time frame for consideration are completely inadequate for all stakeholders to provide input and thoughtful feedback. Specifically:
Once again, tying release of aid to approval of negotiated APPR elements by November 15, DURING the school year, is indefensible.
The lack of reliability of the current NYS standardized tests along with these hastily adopted education reforms will fuel the already increasing opposition to participation in testing scheduled for this April.
The unfortunate message to the children of New York: your education and future are not worth the time and collaborative decision-making of Albany legislators.
With this latest state action it is even more urgent that we reinforce the right of every parent to decide what is best for their child, whether to take or refuse the test!
-Bonnie Bonnie M. Russell
NYS PTA® President
Communicate to Advocate!