From the Principal

January 27, 2020

Dear Webb Families,

We have reached the midway point of our year and we are excited with all of the learning and growing that is happening at Webb.  Teams of staff members throughout the school are working to meet the needs of all of our learners in as many ways as we can;

      Our classroom teachers provide innovative, engaging lessons and differentiate to meet the needs of students at all different levels.  They work to build relationships and get to know the students so they can support them academically and emotionally.  

      Our MTSS team is busy providing intervention and extra support to those who are struggling in reading and/or math.  Using achievement data, they create groups and set goals for students in grades K-5.  They work alongside the classroom teachers to monitor growth and discuss changing needs.

      Using an inclusion model, our Special Education Resource teachers provide support for students and teachers in the classroom as well as provide intervention out of the classroom for students based on need.  Our self-contained special education teachers work side by side with parents, support staff and paraprofessionals to make sure all of the students are learning and growing.

     A mix of staff members including our social worker, psychologist, a special education teacher and classroom teachers along with myself make up our PBIS School Leadership Team.  We meet twice a month to monitor behavior, survey, and teacher perception data and make decisions for individual students, groups of students and the school as a whole that will help us to move forward in a positive way. 

     Six teachers and myself make up our Building Network team.  We meet weekly to  monitor and discuss data, set goals, monitor issues/concerns in the school, and support the academic needs of our students.  This team also links directly with the District Network team and discusses issues in the district and takes information back up to that team as well. 

Safety is always a top priority all year at Webb.  Don’t forget that ALL doors to Webb will be locked all day long. The exception to this is the front doors are open from 7:30-8:30 a.m. for students to enter the building for breakfast/class. We will, however, have school personnel on hand to monitor the door while it is open. Only adults with updated background check forms will be allowed past school personnel for breakfast. Any adults planning on volunteering in classrooms, helping with class parties or attending field trips must have a valid background check on file as well. Remember that you will need to get a new background check EACH YEAR.

We are excited to have a Webb Robotics Team led by Ms. Katie Begley as well as a Chess Club, led by Mrs. Lynn Lashbrook for our upper elementary students that meets once a week after school.  We continue to have free breakfast and lunch for all of our students here at Webb. Our lunch menus are linked through the school website and are also available in the school office.   Latchkey is available both before and after school.  You can register or make a payment online you can do that at: https://schoolcareworks.com/registration/hazelparkschools/start_registration.jsp.

The excellent staff at Webb works hard to provide the very best education for our students.  Their interests are at the heart of every decision and are the reason we come to work each and every day.  If you would like to meet to discuss any questions or concerns you might have, please reach out to me via email at corri.nastasi@hazelparkschools.org or phone at 248-658-5900.

Sincerely,
Corri Nastasi
Principal, Webb Elementary