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The Paw Print 

May 18th, 2022

 

Welcome to The Paw Print!  Here is what’s happening at Edgar Road:

 

To the parents of next year's 6th grade class: You are invited to come to the large pavilion at Blackburn Park on July 31st from 1:00-3:00. This should be a fun time for the kids to get together and make a new friend before heading to a new school in the fall. We are planning on keeping it simple with popsicles and outdoor games. Any updates over the summer will be announced on the Class of 2029 Facebook page. Feel free to reach out to Jenna Muskus at muskifamily@gmail.com with any questions.

 

May

May 19 - Senior Walk through

1:30 PM Former Edgar Road students come walk the halls as we celebrate their graduation. Parents welcome!

May 20 - Moving Up Packets go home

Students receive an envelope with the class assignment, new teacher’s welcome letter, and supply list for the following year at the end of the day.

May 23 - Kickball game and 

KONA ice truck



1:30 PM Staff vs. 5th grade on the north field.  All classes are welcome to come watch while they eat their snow cones.

May 24 - Moving Up Day

Students move up to their new classrooms for approximately 30 minutes to meet their teacher and classmates.  5th grade extra recess during K-4 classroom visits.

May 25 - Field Day and Dilly Bar Day

The entire school will participate in Field Day in the PM. Details to come from Mr. Jordan and Mrs. Schrappen. We will also have our annual Dilly Bar Day.  Starkiss will also be available for students with allergies.

May 27 - 5th Grade and All School Celebration Time TBD

All grades line the circle drive to celebrate 5th grade as they parade in their cars. Parents welcome! Details to come.

May 27 - Last Day of School  

11:45 AM

11:45 AM Please remind those who may be picking up your child about dismissal procedures.

 

From The Secretary

 

Please see the enclosed link for the new Field Day sign up link.  Field day is on Wednesday, May 25th.  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4aa4ad2ba0ff2-field

 

From The Counselor

 

May 18, 2022

It is our second to last week of school and I’m sure everyone is feeling tired.  I know our family seems to be “back” in full force this spring with sports and other activities!  I hope that you all are able to find time to rest in these next couple of weeks leading up to the last day of school.

Individual/Group Sessions:

Last week, I met with most of my groups for the last time.  This week, I will finish up the last of the group sessions as well as the last of the individual sessions.  Any students I met with this year, will be on my list to check in with at the beginning of the year.  Once the first few weeks of the school year are settled, I will review groups and start placing students in either groups or individual sessions.  

Social Emotional Learning Articles:

I found some really great articles that I would like to share that have to do with enhancing social emotional learning at home.  Many of these things are strategies you are probably already using, but it is always nice to have a list of resources, too!

Edutopia:  Social Emotional Learning Resources

EdSurge:  10 Ways Parents Can Bring SEL home

Trying Together:  Social Emotional Resources

Naeyc: Building Social and Emotional Support At Home

Please let me know if you have any questions as we close out this school year!

Sincerely,

Sara Luesse

luesse.sara@wgmail.org

Phone:  314-918-4503

Click HERE for the Edgar Road Counseling Website

Counseling Resources Page

 

The Gateway Region Y is excited to promote healthy eating by providing 3,000 boxes of fresh produce weekly for the whole summer!  We need your help spreading the word.  We have just 3 short weeks to register 3,000 families. Click on this link to sign up to receive your weekly box of produce!

Boxes of produce will be available after Memorial Day for pick up at 8 sites:  

  • Affinia Healthcare 
  • 1717 Biddle St, St. Louis, MO 63106
  • Bayer YMCA
  • 5555 Page Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63112
  • O'Fallon Park Rec Complex
  • 4343 West Florissant, St. Louis, MO, 63115
  • Carondelet Park Rec Complex
  • 930 Holly Hills Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63111
  • South City YMCA
  • 3150 Sublette Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63139 
  • Kirkwood YMCA
  • 325 N Taylor Ave, Kirkwood, MO, 63122
  • Edward Jones YMCA
  • 12521 Marine Avenue, Maryland Heights, MO, 63146-2411 
  • Emerson YMCA
  • 3390 Pershall Road, Ferguson, MO, 63135

Want to help us with distributions? Click here to volunteer!

Need help signing up? Please contact Cari French at the Gateway Region YMCA. You may reach Cari by phone 314-598-2120 or email her at carolyn.french@gwrymca.org

 

From The Nurse

If your child has completed both Covid vaccines, please send me an image of their vaccination record card. I will then add this information to your child’s health records.  Quarantine requirements are different for those who are fully vaccinated.   Remember, your child is not considered fully vaccinated until 2 weeks after their last Covid vaccine date.  Hausel.Cathy@wgmail.org/ or fax to 314-963-6477.

 

District News

Field Hockey Flyer Attachment


Proposition S, WGSD's $45 Million No-Tax-Rate Increase Bond Issue

The Board of Education has unanimously approved a recommendation to place a $45 million no-tax-rate increase on the Aug. 2 ballot. If approved, the money would be used to improve aging buildings and learning environments across the district. The proposal addresses electrical upgrades, mitigation for water infiltration, accessibility and more. 

 You can find information about the proposition here https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/22959  including reports from the district's Finance and Building committees, survey results and a presentation on priorities for bond issue funding.  Fliers describing projects at each building are here https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/24080


10,000 Pencils

If you have $1, would you purchase school supplies, or shoes for your child to be able to walk to school? This is a dilemma that many parents face in developing countries. By sending unused and gently-used school supplies to schools in these countries, the children are able to get both shoes which their parents then purchase, as well as the school supplies from the donor families and school in St Louis.

10 000 Pencils is a volunteer-run and led 501 (c)3 which aims to assist underprivileged children both in the US as well as internationally with school supplies. In the past 5 years, the organization has been able to send supplies to Zambia, Malawi, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and Brazil, and in St Louis we have partnered with Ritenour School District, St Louis Public School District, YWCA Head Start program and the Urban League Headstart program.

Our program collects the following school supplies: pens, pencils, markers, color pencils, notebooks and writing paper, crayons, reading books, scissors, glue and erasers.

With the school supplies we collected in 2021 from 6 schools, we have been able to assist 2,000 learners in Malawi which is our focus country currently.

We appreciate your support!

www.10kPencils.org


Beginning in the 22-23 school year, the Webster Groves School District has added late start days to the school calendar. 

22-23 School Calendar 

Late start days will allow for additional time for our teachers to use data and collaboratively plan to continue to address the needs of all of our students.  Families who need help with student supervision on late start days can participate in a program available at each building (K-12).  The times for the late start supervision program are included below: 


Elementary Schools (K-5): Avery, Bristol, Clark, Edgar Road, Givens, and Hudson

Late Start Supervision Program: 7:40am-8:50am


School Day Arrival Begins @ 8:50am


School begins @ 9:05am

Hixson Middle School and Webster Groves High School

Late Start Supervision Program: 8:15am - 9:25am


School Day Arrival Begins @ 9:25am 


School begins @ 9:40am


WGSD staff will manage the Late Start Supervision Program, including instructional aides and substitute teachers.  Families who participate in the morning Adventure Club Program will automatically be enrolled in the Late Start Supervision Program for your building. 

Registration in the Late Start Supervision Program will be for the entire school year (all late start days), so that we can appropriately plan for staffing for the 22-23 year.  To register for the Late Start Supervision Program, families can log into the parent portal and follow the registration prompts.  Registration will open on Wednesday, May 4 and continue through June 30.  Families who enroll after June 30 will work with their schools to make a determination about Late Start Supervision for their family.  

Please click here to go to the Parent Portal for registration. Thank you!


The Webster Groves School District will continue to offer COVID-19 testing for the public from 2-4 p.m.on Thursdays in the board room at the central office, 400 E. Lockwood Ave. 

Rapid antigen and PCR testing will be available through Visionary Vaccine Services. No appointment is needed. Masks will be required. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian. Your insurance will be billed for the service and there are no fees for the uninsured. Everyone tested will receive a letter documenting the date of service, type of testing and results.

Testing will also be offered for the public in other school districts:

Mondays and Wednesdays in the Ladue School District at the Fifth Grade Center, 10900 Ladue Rd., inside the lower level athletic entrance to the building from 9-11 a.m.

On Tuesdays, at the Clayton District's Administration Center, #2 Mark Twain Circle in Clayton, from 9-11 a.m.


Webster Groves School District has a hotline for families to report positive COVID cases on the weekends.  If between Friday at 4:00 PM and Monday at 6:00 AM you need to report a positive case, please call 314-918-4693.

 

PTO Info

Help us improve our spring fundraiser by filling out this feedback survey! Please complete the survey even if you didn’t attend our event.

https://forms.gle/BCbZERMsC33md3JbA 




To view events or activities not sponsored or endorsed by the school district, please go to: https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/15.  Did you know WGSD has an app?? You can even personalize the app by identifying a school(s) and that the calendar, food, etc. will all be from our school.  You can also sync the calendar to your calendar.  It’s a great app!  Here’s the video to show you what it offers: https://videopress.com/v/tthlAbCd.

Staying Connected

Use any or all of the following links to see all of the amazing things at Edgar Road!

Website: goo.gl/16Myz3

Facebook: Edgar Road Elementary

PTO Website: goo.gl/Jod3Bp

PTO Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/214002695300701/

 Parents – Please note that we update our social media photos and announcements regularly. Please check out what we’ve posted.