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It’s WildKAT Challenge Week!

WildKAT Challenge week is upon us!  The PTO is excited and ready for our annual day of fun and quizzing this Thursday, February 21.  We hope the kids have had fun getting ready.  If you have not turned in pledge sheets yet, please do so ASAP.

We have to say thanks to everyone who has volunteered so far.  It looks like we will have enough volunteers for the day and we can’t wait to see everyone on Thursday.  If you’re still interested in helping out, we can always use extra help as it’s a busy day.  Please contact us at websterschoolpto@gmail.com.

Next, we are excited about the prizes we have for our students this year.  Huge thanks to Jim’s Music for donating a guitar as well as several free lessons!  We also have a Nintendo Switch and many other toys and games.  More details on the prizes to come.  We’re going to give 1 ticket to every student for participating, then 1 ticket for every 10 questions they get right.  Any student who gets all of his/her questions right will also get a bonus ticket for a maximum of seven tickets per student.  After the challenge is over we will determine the number of tickets won by each student and distribute them.   The week of April 8-12 we will display the prizes at school and students can put their tickets in to buckets corresponding with the prize(s) they’d like to win.  The prize winners will be chosen and announced at the WildKAT Challenge Dance on Friday, April 12.

There will be more news this week, but this is it for tonight.  Keep studying so we can raise money to help our school.  Have a great week!

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January 22 Update

It’s a big week for the PTO.  Here’s a quick update on all of the events:

The WildKAT Challenge kicks off today!  Packets will be sent home with students this afternoon.  Please take a look and consider collecting pledges and volunteering.  Click here and look for the packets tonight for more information.

The next PTO meeting is Thursday night, January 24, at 6:00 PM.  Construction is done in the library, so it will be held there and open to all parents and teachers.  Free child care will be provided.  It will also be available live on Facebook.  Make sure to follow the Webster PTO on FB if you haven’t already.  Agenda items will include the WildKAT Challenge, the ArtSmart Scholarship, the new sign in front of school, and our upcoming Penny Pitch.  We hope you can join us!

The Second Grade Special Person Lunch is this Friday, January 25, from 12:20 – 12:50 PM.  If you have a second grader at Webster, please join them for a fun lunch!  Also remember that the 25th is an early release and students will be done with school at 1:00.

Lastly, the PTO would like to thank everyone who made Movie Night a success last Friday.  It was the first movie night in the renovated gymnasium/auditorium and the new A/V equipment did not disappoint.  We had recommendations from many parents after the movie that we should do that more often.  We agree and will try to plan more in the future.

Thanks, and have a great week.

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WildKAT Challenge Starts TODAY!

The WildKAT Challenge officially kicks off TODAY!  The packets will be sent home with students this afternoon.  More details in the coming days about prizes for participation and fundraising.

The WildKAT Challenge is a Knowledge-a-Thon that will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019.  The list of questions has been sent home with the packets, but can also be viewed online here (click the numbered tabs at the bottom of the spreadsheet to view questions for different grades).  Your support in helping our students showcase their knowledge and supporting our school is greatly appreciated!

Students will be collecting pledges for the WildKAT Challenge over the next several weeks.  100% of the money raised goes to benefit the students of Webster Elementary School.

We need your help to make this a success!!

  • Assist your child in filling out the pledge sheet and requesting pledges from family, friends or anyone who would be interested in supporting our students.  Pledges can be either a “per question amount” for the 50 questions (20 questions for 4K) or a straight dollar amount.
  • The pledge sheet needs to be returned to school by Friday, February 8th.  It is important that all pledge sheets are returned, even if no pledges were collected.  We do, however, encourage everyone to participate in this event. The students have a great time and pledges support our school.
  • Please give strong consideration to volunteering for this event.  The WildKAT Challenge requires 35-40 volunteers to be a success and we need your help!  Grandparents, aunts, uncles, family friends and anyone else you can think of can volunteer.  If you are interested, please fill out the attached volunteer form.
  • If you have questions about the WildKAT Challenge please contact us at websterschoolpto@gmail.com.

Thank you very much!

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January 9 Update

Greetings, Webster Family!  We hope you had a fantastic Winter Recess and everyone is back in the swing of things.  We have a busy winter ahead with some big activities planned.

First up is our annual Movie Night coming up next Friday, January 18, in our newly renovated gym/auditorium.  This year’s movie will be Smallfoot.  This is a free event and all families are welcome.  We will have popcorn, candy, juice, and water available for sale.  The event starts at 6:00 PM and kids are encouraged to bring sleeping bags and PJ’s to get comfortable on the gym floor.

Our 4th Annual WildKAT Challenge is coming up on February 21.  For those unfamiliar, the WildKAT Challenge is an all-day Knowledge-a-Thon and students answer questions to raise money for the PTO.  The official kickoff will be January 22.  We will be sending home family packets with all of the details on that day.  We have big things planned this year with a lot of opportunities for kids to win big prizes for raising money and answering questions correctly.  We’ll be looking for a lot of volunteers for the event, so if you’re able, please keep February 21 available and bring some family and friends.  Again, a lot more information to come on January 24.

The final big piece of news we have right now is that the new digital sign was installed in front of the school yesterday!  We look forward to the sign being a great tool to communicate Webster’s events to the community.  If you haven’t seen it, take a drive down Webster Avenue and check it out.

That’s all for tonight.  Have a great week and we’ll be back with more next week.

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Happy Holidays!

We announced the winners in October, but we wanted to send a quick reminder that we had a few “Best Seats in the House” winners for tomorrow’s Winter Concert from our Fall Fest Raffle.  Here are the winners:

9:30 Concert: Ruby Sherwood
1:30 Concert: Jason Howard
6:30 Concert: Jason Michaletz
Each of you have four reserved seats for the concerts.  Congrats, and enjoy the show tomorrow!  Have a great winter break!
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Game Night Tonight!

Please join us for game night tonight with Gnome Games in the Webster Gym.  The event will go from 5:30 – 7:00 PM.  Gnome games will bring games for everyone to play and there will be prizes as well.  If you like what you’re playing, Gnome Games will also have games available for purchase tonight just in time for the holiday season.  Hope to see you there!

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Hansen’s Pick-Up Tomorrow

Don’t forget that the Pick-Up for the Hansen’s sale is tomorrow, Friday November 2, between 3:00 and 5:00 in the gym. If you have orders to pick up, please be there during that time to get your orders. We do not have freezer space to store your items. Thanks!

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Fall Fest Raffle Winners

Here is the list of winners from Tuesday Night’s Fall Fest Raffles:

Big Cookie Lunch with Mrs. Krupski and Three Friends: Lily Moore

Big Cookie Lunch with Mrs. Krupski and Three Friends: Shiloh Peterson

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars from Mrs. Noble: Jonah Bangert

Ice Cream Sundaes for a Whole Class from Mrs. Belongia: Natalia Nitka

McDonald’s Lunch with Mrs. Bessert and a Friend: Declan Miller

McDonald’s Lunch with Mrs. Kaftan and a Friend: Nora Noble

McDonald’s Lunch with Mrs. Fay: Jason Howard

Pizza Lunch and Dessert with Mrs. Schultz and a Friend: Jayden Puta

Four Front Row Seats for “Aladdin Jr.” Musical on Monday, March 11: Hailie Vajda

Four Front Row Seats for “Aladdin Jr.” Musical on Tuesday, March 12: Lucy Magnuson

Four Front Row Seats for “Aladdin Jr.” Musical on Thursday, March 14: Dawson Prenger

Four “Best Seats in the House” for the Morning Holiday Concert (Grades K-1): Ruby Sherwood

Four “Best Seats in the House” for the Afternoon Holiday Concert (Grades 2-3): Jason Howard

Four “Best Seats in the House” for the Evening Holiday Concert (Grades 4-5): Jason Michaletz

Congratulations to all of the winners!  A huge thanks to everyone who donated to the raffles and made this possible.

 

 

 

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Fall Fest Volunteers Needed

The Webster Elementary Fall Fest is coming up on Tuesday, October 23, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  We have a lot of fun activities planned, but we are in need of volunteers during the event to make that happen.  We need volunteers to work at the bounce house, concessions, bake sale, raffle, silent auction, and candy trail.  If you are willing and able to help out during the Fall Fest, please contact us at websterschoolpto@gmail.com and let us know.  Thanks, and we hope to see you Tuesday!

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Weekly Newsletter 9/18/18

Happy Tuesday, everyone!  Lots of info this week so I’ll skip the small talk.

Our first PTO Meeting of the school year is this Thursday, September 20, at 6:00 PM in the Webster Library.  We will have child care available at that time, so feel free to bring the kids.  If you can’t make it but would still like to take part, make sure to friend the Webster PTO on Facebook, then follow the meeting on Facebook Live.
We have multiple volunteer opportunities available right now.  This Monday, September 24, is Picture Day.  While the kids are getting their pictures taken we need a few volunteers to help with the process…making sure the kids get back and forth to their classes, getting them ready for pics, supervising while they’re waiting, etc.  If you’re interested please contact us ASAP at websterschoolpto@gmail.com or call the office at (920) 448-2143.
The office is also looking for help putting together the Tuesday informational envelopes that are sent home to every family.  This would be a few hours of work every other Tuesday morning (starting this coming Tuesday) for the entire school year.  If you are willing and able to do that, please contact us at websterschoolpto@gmail.com or (920) 448-2143 as well.  As always, any and all help is very much appreciated!
Lastly, just a friendly reminder that the Hansen’s sale has just under a week left.  We hope everyone has been busy selling.  Remember that the order forms, payments, and envelopes need to be sent to school with your kids no later than this Monday, September 24.  If you have any questions about the sale, please contact us at websterschoolpto@gmail.com.
Again, please join us for the meeting this Thursday evening to get updates on everything the PTO will be working on.  We hope to see you there.  Have a great week!
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PTO Sign-Ups are Now Online

We’ve tried to simplify things for you this year by making them easier to find online:

If you want to sign up for our Weekly PTO Newsletter, click here

If you want to sign up to be notified about volunteer opportunities as they come up, click here

If you’re signed up for the Webster PTO Newsletter and you’ve decided that it’s not for you and you want to unsubscribe, click here.  No hard feelings :)

Thanks.  Looking forward to a great 2018-2019 school year!

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2018-2019 Calendar Has Been Entered

The calendar for the 2018-2019 school year has been entered.  You can click here to click on the Calendar link at the top of the page to go there.  The dates are up-to-date as we know them right now, but always subject to change.  We will continue to keep this calendar updated all year as we get more information.  While you’re there, you can click the SUBSCRIBE link on the bottom-right of the calendar and get all of the calendar updates to sync with your devices if you use Outlook, Apple, Google, or more.  Check it out and stay up to date with everything going on at school this year.

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Teacher Appreciation Week Volunteer Sign-Up

Teacher Appreciation is next week and we’re working on a week of surprises for our Webster staff.  Thursday, May 10, will be a breakfast and we’re looking for some volunteers to donate food.  We’ve created a Sign-Up Genius form for people who are interested.  For more details please click on this link:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d44aaad2aa7f58-2018
If you have any questions, please contact the PTO at websterschoolpto@gmail.com.  Thanks, as always, for your help!
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News Update Week of 4/9/18

Hi Webster Staff and Parents,

Here is the news for this week:

  • Thank you to all who came to our WildKAT Challenge Celebration Dance last Friday night. We had a really fun time boogie down and shaking it off with all present. Winners of the raffle prizes need not to have been present to receive their prize. Each ticket should have the student’s name and class; PTO will be checking in to make sure everyone gets their prize.
  • We also had a great PTO meeting last week Thursday night. We had three big things happen in our meeting:
    • First, we heard from a local Charitable Social Network called HuTerra. HuTerra operates an app that allows users to take pictures of receipts from stores to have a portion of the money you spend donated to Webster Elementary’s PTO. More information about how to download and use the app from HuTerra will be coming soon.
    • Second, the PTO Board awarded two ArtSmart Scholarships to two students, Aria Hoffman and Olivia Zawacki, for their up coming trip to New York City to participate in the trial run of a Junior Version of a Broadway Musical. This opportunity comes after the two girls were selected by Kevin Flogel and successfully auditioned via video submission; they will be joined by three students from East High School.
      • In a further effort to help these students with their trip, the PTO is organizing a fundraising committee to create fundraising opportunities to support the travel costs for this trip. If you have ideas for fundraisers and would like to join this committee please email the PTO at websterschoolpto@gmail.com, contact us on Facebook, or write to us on Slack.
    • Third, the PTO has nominated four individuals for our 2018-2019 school year Board.  Voting will take place at our next PTO Meeting on Thursday, May 17th at 6 PM in the Webster Elementary School Library.
      • Jessica Hebert was nominated as Co-Chair
      • Loren Prince was nominated as Co-Chair
      • Charlie Brawner was nominated as Communications Director
      • Corey Femling was nominated as Treasurer
  • As always, if you have questions about the PTO or what we’re doing at school please reach out to us on Facebook, email, or Slack.

 

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News Update 4/2/18

News for the week of April 2nd:

  • On Thursday, April 5th the PTO will have a general member meeting at 6 pm in the Webster School Library. This is an important meeting because we will be nominating members for our Board election later this spring. If you are interested in helping the PTO in a board position please reach out to the current board members or attend the meeting on Thursday night.
  • On Friday night is our school dance! This is our celebration for all the hard work students put in for the WildKAT Challenge. The Dance will start at 6 with DJ Charlie Brawner spinning the tunes; snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase.
    • There will be prizes that student can win with the raffle tickets they earned through the WildKAT Challenge. Baskets for the prizes will be in school during the week and students may place some, or all, of their tokens in the basket of the prize (or prizes) they would like to win. The drawing will take place at the dance; students do not have to be present to win their prize.
  • Support the Sting Cancer group buy purchasing apparel and t-shirts in their sale. The sale ends on Wednesday, April 4th. Click on this link to access the flyer and the sale code for the website.
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Weekly News Update: 2/11/18

Webster Families and Staff,

Here is your weekly news update from the PTO:

  • Tuesday is Popcorn Day at school. 50 cents a bag; limit four (4) bags per student.
  • Friday is an Early Release at 1 PM. Please make arrangements to pick up your student by 1.
    • Friday is also 3rd Grade Special Person Lunch. Your student’s special person should check in with volunteers before going to the cafeteria. Special Person Lunch starts at 12:20 PM.
  • Thursday night is the Show Choir Performance at 7 PM at the Weidner Performing Arts Center on the UW Green Bay campus. Tickets are $8 per person and can be order before the concert in the school office. Show Choir Information
    • Performing students should arrive by 6 PM to be on time for on stage rehearsals.
  • The Webster WildKAT Challenge is quickly approaching! On Thursday, February 22nd students will answer as many questions as they can to raise money for school improvements.
    • Raffle tickets will be awarded to students for multiple things they accomplish in the Challenge:
      • One raffle ticket will be awarded for every pledge sheet turned in.
      • One raffle ticket will be awarded for every ten (10) questions answered correctly on Challenge Day.
      • One raffle ticket will be awarded for answering the bonus question correctly on Challenge Day.
      • One raffle ticket will be awarded for turning in their pledge money.
    • Students will be awarded their raffle tickets at the School Dance on April 6th. A basket will be available for each prize and students can place their tickets in the basket of whichever prize (or prizes) they hope to win. The drawing for the prize will occur during the dance; winners must be present to receive their prize.
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Weekly News Update – 2/5/18

Hello Webster Families and Staff,

Here are your news updates for the week of February 5th, 2018:

  • The WildKAT Challenge is coming up quickly! In just two and a half weeks your students will be testing their knowledge to try and raise money to support their school. The WildKAT Committee is lining up prizes for all students that participate.
    • We have received a lot of volunteer slips in the office – THANK YOU! We are much closer to filling up our needed volunteer slots for questioners, but we can still use more! Our afternoon is almost completely full, but our morning shift needs some help. If you’re able to come in for even a small part of the morning (like 9:30 to 11) we would love your help.
    • PLEDGE FORMS — Pledge forms for the WildKAT Challenge are due this Friday (2/9/18). Help make sure this fundraiser is a success and help your student gather pledges for their sheet.
  • On Thursday, February 8th Webster Elementary is hosting an Art Smart Open House to showcase the art and music integrated education that is featured at our school. Be sure to stop in at school during the day from 9 AM until 2 PM to see what has been going on this year at Webster in our arts and music programs.
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Weekly News Update – 1/22/18

Here are the updates for this week:

 

  • Today is the WildKAT Challenge Kickoff Day! Information packets will be going home with students. Included will be a welcome letter, pledge form, and the questions for your students to work on. Pledge forms are due back on February 9th.
    • We still need volunteers to read questions on WildKAT Challenge day — Thursday, February 22nd — either in the morning (8:45 AM – 11:15 AM) or in the afternoon (12:45 PM – 2:30 PM). Please contact the PTO Board at our email address (websterschoolpto@gmail.com) to let us know if you’re able to help out. Thanks!

 

  • Thursday is our PTO Meeting in the school library at 6 PM. Please join us to learn about upcoming events and let us know what you would like to see the PTO do in the next few months. We’ve received requests about projects around school, but need more parents present before we can vote on what we can and can’t do. All parents of Webster Students are welcome to attend and have full voting rights at PTO Meetings.
    • Our next general PTO Meeting is April 5th; this will be an important meeting because we will be nominating new members to the PTO Board. If you are interested in helping the PTO out in a Board Member capacity, please reach out to any of the board members to ask them what is involved.

 

  • Friday is an early release day. Please be sure to pick up your child at 1 PM.
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Weekly News Update 1-16-18

Hello Webster Families and Staff,

Here are a few update for the next few weeks:

  • Our WildKAT Challenge is coming up in just about one month on February 22nd. Students will be receiving pledge sheets and information packets next week on Monday, January 22nd. We have some exciting volunteers already signed up and ready to ask questions for our event, including some Green Bay Police officers and the Mayor of Green Bay.
    • If you’re interested in volunteering to ask questions on the day of the event, please email or Facebook Message the PTO Board and we’ll find a time slot for you!
  • The PTO Meeting is on Thursday, January 25th at 6 PM in the library. Free childcare will be available from 6 PM until 7 PM when the meeting wraps up.
  • Next week Friday, January 26th is an Early Release Day. Please be sure to pick up your kids by 1 PM.
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Weekly News Update 12/18/17

Hi Families and Staff of Webster Elementary,

Here are a few updates for this week:

  • Penny Pitch is this week (except Tuesday)! Have your student bring in their pennies to raise money for technology purchases at school. The class that earns the most money will receive a prize!
  • Tuesday night is the Webster Elementary Winter Concert! Tickets are available in the school office or the night of the event at the Weidner Center on the UWGB campus. Cost is $2 per adult; kids are free. If you’re concerned about the cost for your family please contact the school office.
    • The Piano and Violin Pre-Show starts at 6 PM in the Weidner Center Lobby.
    • The main concert starts at 6:30 PM. Please be sure your child is there on time and wearing the appropriate attire for their grade group. Information on arrival time and attire went home in the last two weeks. If you have any questions, please call the school office.
  • On Friday, we’re celebrating the Winter Break by having a school Pajama Day! Please make sure your child’s pajamas are as weather appropriate as possible; please no night gowns or shorts.
  • Winter Recess begins next Monday, December 25th. School resumes January 2nd. The PTO would like to wish all the families and staff of Webster Elementary a very Happy Holiday season. We look forward to having a Happy New Year with all of you!

A few other notes:

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