BEFORE-AND AFTER-SCHOOL CHILD CARE PROGRAM The Palisades-Malibu YMCA provides child care after school hours for Webster students. Before-school child care will be provided if at least 10 children need it. A sliding fee structure makes this service available to all. The director provides time for doing homework, as well as games, crafts, dramatics, singing, cooking, sports, movies and special events. Care is provided every school day and certain school holidays from 1:45-5:30 p.m. (5:00p.m. for Kindergarten students) in Room 24, the facility on the lower playground. Call 310-454-5591 for more information.
LIBRARY Webster Library is open from 8:45AM to 3:00PM daily.
Each class visits the library once a week.
Grades 4 and 5 have a 45-minute visit.
Grades Kindergarten to 3 have a 30-minute visit.
Each student may check out 2 books per visit. Books must be returned 2 weeks from that visit. Books are overdue one week after their due date. THEY ARE MARKED LOST AFTER ONE MONTH FROM CHECK-OUT DATE.
Every Monday to Thursday afternoon from 3:00 to 4:00PM teachers help students with homework in the Library.
For more information about the Library, contact Ms. Monte.
INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC SPECIALISTS The school district provides a choice of instrumental music lessons or chorus to every 4th and 5th grade student in two 40-minute weekly sessions. Third grade classes are given one 40-minute vocal music lesson each week. They also learn to play the recorder.
INTERVENTION CLASSES Students falling below grade level in reading are offered special classes during school and summer classes to help them meet grade level standards.
DISTRICT NURSE and HEALTH OFFICE ASSISTANT Our school nurse provides vision and hearing screenings and is on call for emergencies or other special circumstances. Our Health Office Assistant is here two days per week to attend to students with minor injuries and illnesses. Our Office staff is trained in both First Aid and CPR.
DISTRICT PSYCHOLOGIST Psychological testing and evaluation are available upon teacher recommendation and parental request.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION Every 1st-5th grade class attends physical education classes for 125 minutes per week with our Physical Activities Specialist. The program teaches developmentally appropriate skills and places an emphasis on fostering sportsmanship and physical fitness. The Webster PTA funds a second physical education instructor to reduce class sizes.
SPECIALIZED ACADEMIC INSTRUCTION PROGRAM Students may qualify for Special Education support based on Federal and State guidelines. Services are provided in accordance with each student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Students may also qualify for other Special Education services such as Adaptive P.E., Occupational Therapy, and Counseling.
GATE PROGRAM Identified 4th and 5th grade students are offered opportunities to participate in such activities as before-school Math Club, Jr. Great Books, Advanced Computers, and special programs offered through John Hopkins University.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE Students who qualify for this Special Education program are served by a specially trained teacher who works with the classroom teacher to meet each child’s individual needs.