UPCOMING GRADE 5 TO 6 EVENTS: Mrs. Elle Nickerson, Counselor at MHS, will be visiting Webster to answer questions and pass out elective request forms for next year on February 22nd. Parents will have another opportunity to learn about Malibu Middle and the transition at a parent night on March 21st at 5:30pm and the students will have their visit during the school day on March 22nd.
STEAM MUSEUM: Tuesday, February 27th the PTA STEAM team is bringing in the steam museum! This will be a kickoff to a number of STEAM activities through the month of April. Each grade level will visit at an assigned time. The STEAM museum will “turn your gymnasium or multipurpose room into a state-of-the-art hands-on children's museum focused on STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and math).With activities suitable for all ages, you'll find workstations to not only augment your existing science and math curriculum, but you will also expose your students to high-tech fields of study they never before had access to.” I think our kids are going to love this event, thank you PTA for supporting this. Your Whale Fund donations support all of our STEAM efforts.
ELAC MEETING: We will be having an introductory ELAC meeting on Wednesday, February 28th at 9:00am in the library. At this English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) meeting, we will be discussing the identification process of English Learners, discussing our School Goal #2: English Language Development Support and discussing the role of an ELAC. Aida Diaz, Coordinator or Family Engagement, will be joining us.
MARCH SPIRIT ASSEMBLY/DR SUESS DAY: March 2nd at 8:40 will be our next spirit assembly. In addition to our Character Counts certificates we will celebrate and promote reading on Dr Suess Day.
MATH FIELD DAY: Math Field Day for grade 4 and 5 Math Club is Friday, March 9 starting at 7:30am and going to lunch. Additional information was sent home to the Math Club students. Thank you Jessa Kletter and Karen Porat for all of your help in planning and organizing this great Webster tradition.
OPEN HOUSE: Minimum Day and Open House, Thursday, March 15th. Please join us for our Webster TK – 4th Grade Open House, Thursday March 15th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. This event is open to the whole family. Our students will get an opportunity to show you what they have been working on in their classrooms. You are also welcome to visit other classrooms (and say hi to former teachers!) This year we will NOT have the potluck dinner in advance of Open House because we will also have the grade 5 Websterville Opening Night. We will do our best to reschedule the dinner in advance of an upcoming Family Night. We look forward to seeing the whole family at our Open House!
WEBSTERVILLE: Websterville opens for grade 5 families on March 15th from 6:30-7:30 during Open House. Websterville for the general public and class visits is Friday, March 16.
TALENT SHOW 2018: The school time dress rehearsal play will be at the end of the day around 1:30pm. The evening show will be at 6:00pm. The Talent Show is Tuesday March 20th! This is another one of those Webster traditions that you will not want to miss. Additional information with audition dates/times and rehearsal dates/times were emailed home. Thank you Ulf and Neda Soderqvist and the PTA for all of your help with this event.
JOG-A-THON: Friday, March 23rd. Thank you Lindsey Weisenberg for chairing this very popular event and to our PTA for all of their help!
SPRING BREAK: March 26-April 6. Please plan all vacations during this time.
SCIENCE MONTH: Our PTA is currently planning a number of events for our STEAM month in April. We will have a Family Science Night on Tuesday, April 10. Our Cain’s Arcade Science Fair will take place April 24 and 25 with a number of assemblies and lab projects happening during the month. Karin Al Hardin and Connie Jenkins are already putting in lots of hours of time to make sure our students benefit from a number of great experiences.