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7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
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- Principal's Message - March 2020
An overwhelmingly welcoming school that celebrates its diversity, Webster Stanley Elementary is home to great students, dedicated staff, and caring families with a commitment to service learning and the achievement of high academic standards.
Webster Stanley offers a variety of academic and co-curricular activities before, during, and after school, including an Ice Skating Club, Kiwanis K-Kids, Garden Club, and a Lighted Schoolhouse program. The PreK-8 campus, which includes Webster Stanley Middle School, offers excellent technology and media facilities, a double-size gym, and a wonderful auditorium. The school’s AGR program (Achievement Gap Reduction) reduced class sizes, rigorous curriculum, family involvement, and staff professional development standards.
The staff are leaders in the district with the use of best practices, innovative programs and their desire to do “what’s best for kids.” Webster Stanley was named a Wisconsin Promise School of Recognition eight times since its inception in 2003 with the most recent recognition being awarded for the 2013-14 school year. Additionally, the Wisconsin Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) Network recognized Webster Stanley as a School of Merit. Webster Stanley Elementary is the first Oshkosh Area School to achieve this accomplishment.
As part of the state accountability system, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) produces report cards for every district and school in Wisconsin. The School Report Card, using multiple measures of student learning, is based on data primarily from the previous school year. Please see our school's latest DPI School Report Card below.
To learn more about the Oshkosh Area School District’s overall score for the 2018-2019 school year, CLICK HERE.
The first month of school has come and gone, and I am proud that students and staff have been busy establishing routines and building relationships. Webster Stanley is a PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) school. Being a PBIS school means we approach behavior proactively by establishing and teaching expectations around three core values: be respectful, be responsible, and be safe. During the first month of school, staff spends time teaching and reteaching the expected behaviors that are framed around our three core values. Families are involved in PBIS too. I am hopefully you have filled out your Family Matrix and returned it to school. Last year, we were recognized for efforts to implement an Equitable System of Supports for behavior through the Wisconsin Department of Instruction.
When students display they are being responsible, respectful, or safe, they are acknowledged by staff members and given a “Webster Way to Be” ticket. Students have the option to turn their tickets in for classroom acknowledgements, a school-wide raffle basket, or The Cart of Awesomeness. The Cart of Awesomeness gives students the opportunity to choose from a variety of different trinkets valued from 5 Way to Be tickets to 20 Way to Be tickets. There are also some students that are so proud of their ticket, they take it home to share with their parents. Take time to ask your child if they received a Webster Way to be Ticket recently and ask them what he/she did to receive it?
Besides teaching the core values throughout the school day, we set aside 25 minutes once a month to come together in cross-grade level groups to build community and learn proactively about expected behaviors. We call this time together “Freaky Friday”, and it happens the last Friday of the month. We just had our first Freaky Friday on September 27th. Please ask your child what activity they did during Freaky Friday.
Every other Wednesday at 7:50 we gather in the gym as a Webster Stanley School Family to review our school-wide PBIS expectations and to acknowledge the positive behaviors we see happening in our school.
Thank you for being your child’s first teacher of positive expected behaviors. The staff and myself look forward to achieving our mission: We will collaboratively educate and motivate our children to become strong citizens and life-long learners.
Dear Parents and Guardians,
In an effort to increase communication on student progress we are excited to share that the Oshkosh Area School District is implementing a math and reading assessment program for grades 3-8 called i-Ready. Below, you will find information on the assessment and how we will be using it in the classroom. i-Ready will support full implementation of our district adopted curriculum resources.
What is i-Ready?
i-Ready is an online assessment that, when combined with multiple other data sources, is used to determine your child’s strengths and needs, personalize his or her learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready provides additional information that allows us to meet your child exactly where he or she is and provides data for us to increase your child’s mathematical and literacy knowledge.
The i-Ready Assessment and Results
The purpose of this adaptive assessment is to estimate a present level of performance. Each question students respond to is adapted based on his/her previous responses to questions. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will result in slightly easier questions. Your child’s results reflect a snapshot in time and will help the teacher make informed decisions about meeting your child’s needs in the classroom.
When will my child take the i-Ready assessment?
Students will take the assessment three times per year: fall, winter, and spring.
For a more detailed description of what is covered on the assessment, visit the FAQs section at www.i-ready.com/FamilyCenter. Questions regarding your child’s individual performance can be directed to the classroom teacher.
The winter weather has shown up early this year. Please take some time to review with your child a few of the winter weather safety rules for the playground:
• Kindergarteners, First, and Second grade students must have boots and snow pants to go off of the blacktop
• Third, Fourth, and Fifth grade students must have boots to go off of the blacktop. If they choose to play in the snow we highly encourage snow pants, as students won’t be comfortable if they have to be in class with wet clothes
• Snow stays on the ground
• No tunnels or snow forts with roofs
Webster Stanley observes the OASD guidelines to determine when students go outside for recess:
• If the temperature is 10 degrees or below- stay indoors
• If the wind chill is zero or below- stay indoors
To protect students from frigid weather in the winter, please send your child to school with a hat, mittens and a warm jacket. Please dress accordingly as students may be inside before school, but as the day warms up, they may be outside for lunch recess.
One final reminder is that morning playground supervision does not start until 7:30.
Yours in education,
Dear Webster Stanley Families,
The temperature drops and the traffic numbers at Webster Stanley increases. As always, we thank you for your patience and for putting the safety of students, staff and parents first as you drop students off. Please remember that before school supervision does not start until 7:30.
The only option for parking is street parking. Please be mindful that the street immediately in front of Webster Stanley is a Bus Loading Zone. Cars that drop off students in this zone have received tickets mailed by the police department. Additionally, avoid stopping in the middle of the street to pick up or drop off your child. This is a huge safety hazard as drivers are not expecting to see students in the middle of the street. There is also a lofty fine associated with blocking traffic. Finally the spaces at the corner of Melvin and Hazel are Handicap Parking only. We have several students that need to use this spot for pick up and drop off.
There is street parking behind the bus loading zone or on the side streets. You will also find a drop off zone around the corner of Melvin along all of Hazel Street in front of the school.
Please be sure you are driving slowly when in the vicinity of school. During drop off and pick up times we have many pedestrians on our sidewalks and in our crosswalks. Thank you for doing your part to keep the students safe.
Mrs. Beth Galeazzi
My fingers are crossed that the weather is going to start warming up. I am sure the students are also hoping for outdoor recess. As we move into March, please dress your child appropriately for outdoor recess. Often the wind off of the lake is chilly, so hats and mittens are a must.
Parking and student safety continues to be a concern. Students should be crossing the street at the crosswalks. The city has been issuing tickets if you:
stop or drop off your child in the bus loading zone
stop or drop off your child in a handicapped zone
leave your vehicle in a loading/unloading zone
stopping in the middle of the street to leave your child off (this is extremely unsafe and the fine is big.)
I am looking forward to seeing many of you at Science Family Night on Tuesday, March 3rd. We will begin with a pasta dinner and then families will move through a variety of classrooms participating in inquiry based science activities. I am also looking forward to seeing families at our Spring music concert on March 19th.