I’m kind of rambling this morning….

9 Feb

Normally, I like to try to write a blog every evening and schedule it to post first thing the following morning for people to read with their coffee. (You may have noticed the time stamps are usually 5:59, 6:00, something like that. No way am I actually conscious enough at that time of day to write.)

Last night , though, I hunkered down in front of the fire instead of writing, so I’m late today, and all I got for you are some brief — but important — announcements.

This from the school district:

Full Day Kindergarten Registration for the 2013-14 school year at Webster Central School District will take place February 12-14, 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. or Wednesday, February 13 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at your child’s elementary school.  No appointment is necessary.

Your child is eligible for kindergarten if they will be 5 years old on or before December 1, 2013.  

Parents should bring a completed Registration Packet with them to registration.  Packets and additional information are available on the district web site at www.websterschools.org/kindergartenor by calling 216-0079.

Please note that the Kindergarten Orientation originally scheduled on Webster’s PTSA Calendar for Monday, March 18, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, May 28, at each elementary school. This will be an orientation program, not a registration event!

And this notice about a great event just for first responders and their families came in several days ago:

Fun Fest for First Responders’ Families

Attention Webster first responders! In gratitude for all you do, Spry Middle School is planning a Winter Fun Fest just for you and your families! The community’s firefighters, police and ambulance workers and their families are invited to come to Spry, 119 South Avenue, on Wednesday, February 20, 1 – 3 p.m., for a free afternoon of fun activities and friendship supported by Spry staff and students. There will be crafts, face painting, snacks, open gym, and a bouncy house!

Reservations would be appreciated; call Flora Senecal at 216-0093 by February 14.

Now, on a more personal note, I am happy to announce that I have been asked to take over as the East Extra community columnist for Our Towns. My column will appear every Friday in the eastside Our Towns beginning around the first or second week of April.  Current columnist Stacy Gittleman will be moving and has to give up the column. She has done a wonderful job, and I hope to be able to continue to provide the level of excellence you have come to expect from her.

The good news is, I will still be Webster’s community blogger. I’m having too much fun with this to just give it up. Bad news is, now I’m going to need even more story ideas.

So, faithful readers, spread the word. If you work in any of the eastside towns or have family or friends there, keep an eye out for stories about interesting people and places.  My new email for the column is dandceastextra@gmail.com.

Finally, make sure you tune in tomorrow for a blog about a very moving tribute to Michael Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka prepared by students at Webster Thomas High School.  It just might make you cry.

 

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