Newsletter December 2019
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: 11:10 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.
Recess: 11:35 a.m. - 12:00
Lunch: 11:40 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
Recess: 11:15 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
Early Release Reminder
Early Release Day is Wednesday, December 11, 2019. 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.
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.
Sending Cash to School: Please remember to send the correct change with your student(s) when paying for Field Trips, Pictures, Fundraisers, etc. Teachers do not have cash on hand in their classrooms to make change.
Lost and Found: The Lost and Found items can be found in the upper hallway, right down from the office. Please have your student check for any missing items. All items will be donated on Wednesday, December 18th.
Check with your child’s teacher as to what time, during the day, the Holiday Party will be in their classroom. Teachers can be contacted via email or telephone, as each teacher has an extension.
First Snow of the Season Fun!!!
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.
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.
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 Stanley Elementary Staff also dressed up for the Halloween Celebration!!
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
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
Mid-Morning Kiwanis Food Drive
Its that time of year again when the annual (45th year!!) Mid-Morning Kiwanis Food Drive takes place in our district. Each elementary school conducts a food drive, typically sometime during the month of November with the food collection pick up on Wednesday, December 4th, 2019.
Food totals (counted by weight) will be shared at a future date.
All food items collected will go to the Oshkosh Salvation Army. (The food totals from 2018 weighed over 10,100 lbs!!)
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
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.
American with Disabilities Accommodations
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.
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: http://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/lea-officials.html