Dates to remember
No School Labor Day
No School Teacher Training
Grandparent's Night, Book Fair
Daniel Webster Elementary School
650 N. Locust, Marshfield, MO 65706
The Principal's Desk
Welcome to the start of a new school year! I hope that the 2016-2017 school year is the best ever for you and your child. Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Michelle Mitchell and I am starting my sixth year as the principal of Webster Elementary: a GREAT place to work. I taught in this building for 10 years, then spent two years working in central office as the elementary curriculum coordinator before coming back to serve as principal. I am truly blessed to be able to work with your children and our fabulous staff each day. There is no better job in the world than that of an educator: we have the ability every single day to make the world a better place for your children and I am grateful for that opportunity.
Parent involvement in school is vital! We want your children to know that we work with their parents to do what is best for them. You will receive monthly newsletters from the school, weekly newsletters from teachers, emails, and updates from teachers, phone calls, etc. to keep you up-to-date with what is happening with your child. If, at any time, you have questions or concerns, PLEASE do not hesitate to call, email, write a note, come by, etc. We want to keep lines of communication open at all times.
If you need to make a change to your child’s end of the day routine, please call the office (859-2120 ext 2396) by 2:30 if at all possible to let us know where your child needs to go after school. Be prepared to give us your child’s security code when changing end of the day routines.
Pick-Up: Our bell rings at 3:15 to dismiss students who are being picked up. Students will go to the FEMA shelter and wait to hear their name called so they can walk out to your car.
Breakfast: When students get to school in the morning, they go to the gym until the 8:00 bell rings. At that time they are dismissed to put things away, go to breakfast, then come back to the gym for our morning assembly. Students need to be in the breakfast line by 8:20 so that they can eat and get to class on time: our day officially starts at 8:30. Please help us by making sure your child knows for sure if he/she is supposed to eat at school and if you drop your child off in the morning, he/she needs to be here by 8:15 so that he/she has plenty of time to eat breakfast. Thank you for your help!
Box Tops: Please start collecting Box Tops for Education! Students who turn in Box Tops can earn prizes.
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If your child is experiencing language and letters you can…
practice the sounds of language
help your child break apart spoken words
practice the alphabet by pointing out letters all around you
recite nursery rhymes and songs
read to your child
If your child is beginning to read you can…
point out letters and sounds on labels,
boxes, newspapers, magazines and signs
listen to your child read words and books from school
read with your child
If your child is reading you can…
reread familiar books
build reading accuracy and comprehension
build reading fluency or pace
listen to your child read
Missing Jackets Need Home
Several coats and jackets were left behind last year. If your student lost a coat or jacket at school, please stop by to check out the lost and found. Jackets not claimed will be washed and donated to our school's emergency closet and the SOS closet.
Helping Your Child Learn to READ:
A Parent Guide
Counseling Classroom lessons will focus on what it takes to be a great student. We will learn about becoming a 5 Star Listener, being Responsible, and getting organized.
Join us in the gym on Tuesday, September 20 from 5:30 - 7pm as Webster Library will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair during Grandparent's Night. Tons of books will be available for purchase during the fair, but if you can't make it, be sure to check out our online book fair. Proceeds from the book fair will go to purchasing books for use at school and for building activities like the Polar Express. More information, including a book fair catalog, will be sent home with your student later in the month.
2nd and 3rd graders have been checking out books since the first day of school. If students don't remember to turn in their books before library class, they will have the option of coming to open library before school (from 8:00-8:20), or they can wait until the next time their class has library.
If you pick up your child in the drive-thru lane and you are running late, please head to the office to pick up your child. Teachers will bring your child to the office when there are no more cars in the drive-thru lane.
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