Ms. Doherty

Principal

Ms. Doherty

September 25, 2019

FALL HAS ARRIVED - BRING ON THE VIBRANT COLORS!

Throughout the month of September, Webster students have been busy learning routines and expectations within their classrooms and within our school. Teachers have taught students the quiet signal, hallway expectations, playground expectations, and dismissal routines. We are on our way to building a positive school climate.

Ensuring students safety is our priority at Webster. Students and staff have practiced many safety drills. We will continue to practice one drill each month.

Over the next few weeks, students will take the district assessment - I-Ready in reading and math. The schedule below outlines your child’s testing dates.

  • Grade 5 - Sept. 24 and 26
  • Grade 4 - October 1 and 2
  • Grade 3 - October 3, and 8
  • Grade 2 - October 9 and 10
  • Grade 1 - October 15 - 17 (Math only)
  • EL and EBD - October 9 and 10

Research states that students who have a good night's rest and have a healthy breakfast perform better on assessments.

Parent-teacher conferences will be held on October 24 and 25. The purpose of the conference is for teachers and parents the opportunity to share and discuss your child’s achievement and progress. Be on the lookout for information from your child’s teacher for your scheduled appointment.

Lastly, don’t forget to support our annual fundraiser - Fitness Frenzy. The event is scheduled for Friday, October 18. Students will experience a different activities that promote physical fitness and overall wellness. All funds raised will go directly to Webster to enhance the students learning. More information can be found on our website at https://webster.mansd.org. Thank you for your support.

As always, I welcome your thoughts and feedback. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Ms. Doherty



August 26, 2019

Dear Webster students and families:

I am thrilled to welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. I am looking forward to meeting you. Webster is a unique and special place with a talented student body, supportive parents and a dedicated staff. I am energized and dedicated to making a positive difference for our students. Our goal at Webster is to make sure our students’ social, emotional, and academic needs are met. Together we will continue to inspire a love of learning in all students.

Our skilled and devoted staff is getting ready for an incredible and productive school year. Our teachers are already planning and preparing for all students to have a successful year. Ms. Shea, our administrative assistant is registering new families and ordering needed materials. Our hard working custodians have spent the entire summer thoroughly cleaning the facility. And, our outstanding PTO is gearing up to welcome families, provide volunteer opportunities, and offer other exciting events and programs ~ follow them on facebook.

The first day of school is on Wednesday, September 4, 2019 with the first bell at 8:30. Instruction begins at 8:45.

On the first day of school, teachers will be outside around the school to greet everyone. All teachers will be holding a sign with their name.

After speaking with staff and the PTO we have restructured our dismissal process for the safety of our students. Bus students will be dismissed from their classroom when their bus arrives at the back of the school on Bay Street. If your child is a walker or ride their bike they will be provided a walker pass to leave the school grounds at 2:50. Parents who pick up their child at the end of day please note the following:

  • Webster is a parent pick-up. Parents will need to park their car and walk to dismissal location.
  • Parents will pick-up their child at the dismissal location.
    • Kindergarten - Connector
    • Grade 1 and 2 - Old Main Entrance
    • Grade 3 - Bennington Street door (side street)
    • Grade 4 and 5 - Playground doors
  • No student will be allowed to leave without a parent seeing the teacher.
  • Doubling Parking is not allowed.
  • No U-Turns are allowed, please turn down Bennington Street.

If you have more than one child, all siblings will meet at the location of their youngest sibling. Supervision is limited after 3:00, please have your child picked-up by 3:00. Thank you in advance for your support to ensure the safety of all the students.

Finally I would like to invite all students and parents to “Meet Your Teacher” on Friday, August 30 from 1:30 - 2:30.

Everyone at Webster is looking forward to working with you. Please feel free to call or visit our school website for any questions or more information. See everyone on September 4, 2019.

Sincerely,

Nicole Doherty

July 15, 2019

Dear Webster Community,

I am honored and excited to write this letter to you as the Principal at Webster Elementary School. I can already tell that Webster is a unique and special place with a talented student body, supportive parents and a dedicated staff. I am energized and dedicated to making a positive difference for our students.

I promise to listen, be available, and carry on the school’s good work. Our goal at Webster is to make sure our students’ social, emotional, and academic needs are met. Together we will continue to inspire a love of learning in all students. Please stay tuned for information on a Meet and Greet night at Webster.

As I continue to learn about Webster School, I am looking forward to meeting you and celebrating our student successes throughout the 2019 - 2020 school year. I welcome you and your family to Webster. If you need to reach me please feel free to email me at ndoherty@mansd.org.

Sincerely,

Nicole Doherty