Webster Community Mailbag

15 Feb

barrys-old-schoolWebster’s favorite little Irish pub will be hosting its annual Guinness Toast on Saturday night.

As one of the top Irish pubs in the country (no exaggeration — read this blog here for proof), Guinness representatives return every year on Feb. 16 (one month before St. Patrick’s Day) to raise a pint of Guinness with everybody. The event happens on the same evening across the world, so participants know they’re part of something very big.

The official toast takes place at 10 p.m., when everyone will get a pint on the house. There will also be lots of give-aways and Billy Herring will provide live Irish music from 7:30-10:30.

Barry’s Old School Irish is located at 2 West Main Street in the village of Webster.

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Next, some news from the schools.

With the change to new school start times next school year The Webster Central School District is introducing a new before and after-care childcare program called WonderCare. It will be offered at each of the district’s seven elementary schools and will be available to all WCSD-enrolled kindergarten through sixth grade students.

Several information nights have been scheduled, and parents are asked to attend the one associated with their school if at all possible:

• Monday, February 25 at 7:00 p.m. for Plank Road North and Plank Road South at Plank North
• Wednesday, February 27 at 7:00 p.m. at Dewitt Road
• Thursday, February 28 at 7:00 p.m. at Klem Road South
• Monday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m. at Schlegel Road
• Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. at Klem Road North
• Wednesday, March 6 at 7:00 p.m. at State Road

These evenings will be geared for parents only. (Family meet and greet nights will take place in August.) If you cannot attend your home school date, you may attend at another location.

If you have any questions in the meantime, visit our new WonderCare webpage at websterschools.org for more information about the program, including pricing structure and FAQs. You can also email wondercare@webstercsd.org or call 216-0017.

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Spry Middle School will host a charity basketball game on Friday, March 1, to benefit Habitat for Humanity and Rochester Wheels.

In the week leading up to the game, students and staff will celebrate Spirit Week. Students will play in-house competitions to earn points toward the coveted Spirit Stick. The spirit competition will culminate on March 1 when the houses play in a round robin tournament. That will be followed by the Spry staff taking on the Rochester Wheels basketball team.

The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door. Spry Middle School is located at 119 South Ave.

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This is fun:

The State Road Elementary School Art Clubs are working on murals for the Rochester Ronald McDonald House. Art teacher Kelly Stevens has her Eagles creating a heart-based mural and a hopeful garden mural. Here are a few photos of some fifth graders working on the heart mural.


Step right up to the Webster Recreation Center for an indoor carnival, coming on March 9 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The event will include dinner, games, fortune telling, entertainment, and lots more fun for the whole family. Two dinner times will be available, 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per person, and it’s recommended you register by March 1 to get your preferred dinner seating time. Visit webtrac.ci.webster.ny.us and use program #100001.

For more information, call 585-872-7103.

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Our high school kids will be learning about healthy peer relationships in school for the next few weeks, thanks to a program recently introduced by the Webster PTSA.

The PTSA has kicked off a Healthy Peer Relationships program at both high schools with a social media campaign highlighting the positive behaviors that promote healthy relationships.

The program focuses on friendships and dating relationships. The campaign will be active through May, and include the following:

○ Social Media Campaign
○ Relationship Spectrum Table Tents for Library and Student Lounge area
○ “Love is Respect” Posters around the school
○ “How to Get Help” Signs for Bathrooms
○ “I’m a good Listener” Teacher & Staff Identification
○ #LoveisRespect printing on Junior/Senior Prom Tickets.
○ Activities during Community Arts Day and One Warrior Week

Ask your kids if they’ve seen any of these messages, and have a real conversation with them.

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Don’t forget about the Webster UCC Pet Food Pantry’s Open House on Saturday March 2 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The evening will be your chance to check out this great new community service, spearheaded by the United Church of Christ’s Rebel Beat youth group. They collect pet food and work hand-in-hand with Meals on Wheels to get the donations to clients in need.

You can get a tour of the pantry, meet the kids, nibble on some kibble, and make and take a kitty toy. It’s also a great chance to get a first-hand look at what a typical monthly order is like and even help pack an order.

The pantry is also collecting donations of dry cat food (they’re hoping for 2,400 pounds), so on your way to the open house, please pick up some Friskies on the way! The church is at 570 Klem Rd.

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