Newsletter January, 2020

Webster Stanley
Elementary School

January, 2020

Community News

Contact Information  

Webster Stanley Elementary School   
 915 Hazel Street
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Phone: (920) 424-0460     
Fax: (920) 424-7598

Elizabeth Galeazzi, Principal

Tracy Matulle, School Secretary


School Day Schedule:

7:45 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Early Release Day - 7:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

First bell rings at 7:40 a.m. and supervision on the playground starts at 7:30 a.m.

Lunch Schedule:

Grades Kindergarten/Third/Fifth
Lunch:  11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Recess:  11:35 a.m. - 12:00

Grades First/Second/Fourth
Lunch:  11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Recess:  11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.


Webster Stanley Elementary upcoming events


Community News

Early Release Reminder 

Early Release Day is Wednesday, January 8, 2020.  Students will be dismissed promptly at 12:30 p.m. Make sure your students know where they should be at dismissal time. 

All Staff have meetings that they need to attend.

Reminders from the Office 

Students Arriving Late to School:  We have an number of students arriving late for school.  Students are expected to be at school entering the building at 7:40 am when the first bell rings.  If your student arrives in the building after the second bell at 7:45 am, they must stop at the office to check in before going to class. 

Morning Drop Off: The front door of school (Door #20) does not open for students in the morning until 7:40 am when the first bell rings.  Students should be entering school and going to the playground through Door #2 in the morning prior to 7:40 am.  ALSO, it is preferred that parents not walk with their students to the classrooms in the morning.  By this time of year, all students should be independent and able to get themselves ready for class.  Parents needing to talk with a teacher should e-mail the teacher to schedule a convenient time.

Pick Up After School: For the safety of all students, please make sure that you are on time to pick up your child.  You should be at school when students dismiss at 2:45 pm.  If you are unable to be at school at 2:45 pm, you should make alternate arrangements for your child's pick up.  Please make sure that you keep a consistent routine and that your child knows where to meet you.   

Lost and Found: Please have your students check the Lost and Found area.  All unclaimed items will be donated after we return from our Holiday break.


Parking-Bus-Loading Zones

Reminder about parking safety

The very front of school on Melvin Street is the Bus and Handicap Zones only. Please do not drop students off in this area. I have seen a police officer taking down license plate numbers and mailing tickets to families a few times already this year.

Most importantly, approach intersections with extreme caution, as kids are not always remembering to stop an look before they enter the crosswalk. If you drop your child off on the opposite side of the street, he/she needs to walk to the crosswalk in order to cross the street safely. It is not safe to have children crossing in middle of the street. 

Along the playground and on Hazel Street in front of the school is a Loading Zone. The Loading Zone area is for immediate drop off and pick up of students. If you leave your car unattended, the police department might issue you a ticket.

I have included a map of the Loading, Handicap, and Bus Zones.

Thank you for working together to promote safety for all students at Webster Stanley Elementary.





Wisconsin Weather

It’s here and early!!!! Whether we are ready for it or not!! It’s time to make sure that children are sent to school with appropriate clothing.  Hats, coats, gloves and boots are needed for this winter weather in Wisconsin. Students will be outside for their regular and lunch recess.  Webster Stanley Elementary follows the OASD guidelines listed below.

**Indoor recess will occur ONLY when it is raining or if the temperature is 10 degrees or below, or if the wind chill is zero degrees or below.

Winter Rules

Webster Stanley Elementary uses several different websites to verify the weather temperature and wind chill and it is checked quite often throughout the school day.




Kindergarten-5th grade are working on roller skating! This is a picture of Ms. Winkler's class skating!

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A friendly note from the Webster Stanley Health Office

Over the counter medications (Tylenol, cough drops, ibuprofen, creams, etc.).

With cold and flu season, your child may have a sore throat, runny nose, headache etc and you may want your child to bring cough drops, tylenol or other medications to school. All medications need to be brought into the office and given in the office. Your child should not keep any medications in their backpacks. All medications need a signed medication form in the office. If you would like a form to fill out, please get one from the office or ask your teacher to send one home with your child. It only takes a minute to fill out!

Please remind your child to cover their mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and most importantly...WASH HANDS!!! Washing hands can prevent the spread of diseases. 

Your child should stay home if they have any of these symptoms: 100 Degree temp or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, thick mucus from nose, excessive drowsiness, undiagnosed rash or open sore, pain that interferes with learning, earache, red, itchy eyes with discharge, sore throat with difficulty swallowing or persistent, productive cough. This helps prevent the spread of illness to others in school. If your child has any of these symptoms they should stay home and be free from symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.

Please feel free to call April Young Health assistant-LPN or Marnie Noldin RN with health questions or concerns 424-0460 ext 3463. 




Winter Fun!!!


Webster Stanley Elementary - PTO Information

Keep up on the what the Webster Stanley PTO is doing - volunteers are always needed and welcome!!!

PTO Fall Seed Fund


Emergency Closing of School

Many conditions can sometimes require the closing of school prior to the regular dismissal time.   Please keep in mind that the use of school telephones will be limited as we need to keep these lines open for incoming calls, as well. 

Either the school or our District office will contact all parent/guardians by Parent Portal Messenger and Social Media to inform them of the circumstances.  It also helpful for parents to stay tuned to local radio and tv stations, as they will also announce the closing of schools.


The Webster Way PBIS - Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

The Oshkosh Area School District has adopted the PBIS program throughout the District over the past couple of years. PBIS emphasizes that classroom management and preventive school discipline must be integrated and working together with effective academic instruction in a positive and safe school climate to maximize success for all students.  What this means for your kids is that we emphasize positive acknowledgements for positive, expected behavior--”Norms”.  Students who are following the norms may earn tickets that they can enter into drawings for a chance to participate in activities or prizes. These drawings are held monthly.  In addition, students may choose to save their tickets to use to purchase special prizes on the “Cart of Awesomeness” or activities in their classroom




VIP Lunch

There are many different ways that Webster Stanley Elementary honors students that are using the "Way to Be"  At certain times of the year, staff will nominate students that they feel are respectful, responsible and safe to eat lunch at the VIP table.  On Tuesday, December 10, we held one of those VIP lunch celebrations!! 

Thank you for showing the Way to Be Webster Stanley friends!!


Mrs. Joel's Classroom Recycling Project

Each year our class is in charge of a recycling project in which we recycle tooth care items.  Please collect items at home to recycle.  For each piece recycled, our school gets 2 cents.  It doesn't sound like a lot, but it adds up.  

Acceptable items we can collect:
Please bring in used oral care products such as:

  • Any brand of toothpaste tubes and caps
  • Any brand of toothbrushes
  • Any brand of toothpaste cartons and toothbrush outer packaging
  • Any brand of floss containers  

TerraCycle Family Letter

ALPS Charter School Applications

We are looking at enrollment for the 2020-2021 and wanted to share information about the charter.  Please take a moment to view the following links to learn a bit more about ALPs Charter {ADVANCED LEARNING PROGRAM}.


We are not self-contained; our students are part of Perry Tipler Middle School and have Perry Tipler teachers, sports and other friends.  

Our school's website homepage for more information is:

ALPs Charter School

Please click on "Families" in the left menu block to find greater details

Parents do not need to have an application on file prior to attending an open house. They are here to check us out (with their child) to see if this might be a fit for them.

Applications are available at open house if they might be interested in applying.

Children are a huge piece of applying; if they are not on board, their success is at risk.  We WANT parents and children to bring questions or concerns about enrolling here.  An open house is a lot of "Q & A" with our principal, a current parent or two, and ALPs staff.  


Thursday, 1/9 and Friday, 1/17

3:00-4:00 pm

RSVP to me  (  or  424-0349)


  1. Test Scores - AVMR and state wide assessments enable us to see where a student is academically.  We also send a teacher survey to each applicant's current teacher.  
  2. Students who need a more rigorous and faster-paced curriculum.  

Applications are due to ALPs by MARCH 1, 2020

There is a waiting list only if we have to hold a lottery for placement (more qualified applicants than spots available in a classroom). We have a maximum of 20 in each classroom.  We have 3 teachers and 3 classrooms.  Grades 4/5, and two classrooms mixed with 6,7 & 8th grades.





Save the Date!

March 19, 2020

Webster Elementary Presents their Spring Program

Grades: K-2 at 6:00 p.m.
Grades: 3-5 at 6:45 p.m.

Webster Middle School Auditorium



Call 211!  

Having difficulty finding the resources you need? To connect to community service, help is just 3 digits away. United Way 211 provides easy access to health and human services. Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-924-5411 for help with information about  food resources, counseling, employment, health care, child care, support groups, housing, clothing, after school programs, or legal aid. It’s FREE, confidential and available 24/7! 

Questions, Concerns, Suggestions 

In the Oshkosh Area School District, we are dedicated to providing the best educational program possible for our children. Should something occur that you have a question about or are unhappy, please give your child’s teacher a call first and then your child’s principal so that they can work together with you to address your need. If you have a concern that you have been unable to resolve with a staff member or the principal, you may call the district office at 424-0395 and they will help you address your concern and/or connect you with others who can help.

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Upon request, reasonable auxiliary aids and services will be provided to individuals with disabilities. If assistance is required, please provide advance notice by calling the school office for school events or the District office at 424-0395 for district events.

Non-Discrimination Statement

The Oshkosh Area School District including all school buildings/sites/programs does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, marital status or parental status, sexual orientation, or disability.

 The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students who are 18 years of age or older ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records.  These rights are:

1.     The right to inspect and review the student's education records within 45 days after the day a written request is received.

2.     The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible               student believes are inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA.

3.     The right to provide written consent before the school discloses personally identifiable information (PII) from the student's education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

4.     The right to know that school districts can disclose education records to each other without parent consent if student is enrolling or transferring to another district.

5.     The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by a school to comply with the requirements of FERPA.  The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are:

Family Policy Compliance Office

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Avenue, SW

Washington, DC  20202

Note:  for a review of additional details for each of the above items, please go to the following website: