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News from Mrs. Nowak - September 24

Reported by on 9/24/18

It is a GREAT day to be a Welch White Tiger!

Monday, September 24th
Ceiling Tile Art Club 3:35 PM
Fifth Grade Wiffle Ball 3:35 PM

Tuesday, September 25th
Fourth Grade Team Sports 3:35 PM

Wednesday, September 26th
Welch Walkers 3:35 PM
Fifth Grade Wiffle Ball 3:35 PM

Thursday, September 27th
Welch Choir 8:00 AM
Fourth Grade Team Sports 3:35 PM
Comedy Workshop 3:35 PM
Post Office Meeting 3:35 PM

Saturday, September 29th
Welch/IPEF Night at Chipotle 5:00 - 9:00 PM

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES...Parent Teacher Conferences are right around the corner and sign up this year will be done through Home Access Center Accounts. If you have not yet set up a Home Access Center Account, please find directions here:

Please contact Welch’s Main Office (630.428.7200) if you have any questions or need any help. Parents will be able to sign up for conferences starting on October 8th.

1,2,3,4 - WE DECLARE A PENNY WAR… Thank you to everyone for their incredible donations to the Penny Wars! Fifth Grade was a big winner Week 1, and it is a close one on our final day of the War! What a wonderful fundraiser and way for our students and community to donate to a wonderful cause! Thank you!

PICTURE DAY… Picture Day is next Tuesday, September 25th. Order forms were sent home with students last week, and a reminder will be sent home on Monday. Please send order forms with students on Tuesday. Thank you.

CHIPOTLE...Please support IPEF and Welch Elementary School by dining at Chipotle on Saturday, September 29th from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM— please see attached flyer for more information.

ORANGE RULER FUN RUN… Our Orange Ruler fundraising drive is going very well and we are happy to be raising money funds to support our great school with all the fun, community-focused PTA programs throughout the year.

It’s been enjoyable to partner with Orange Ruler due to all the positive and team-based messaging they provide that aligns so well with all that we promote within Welch.

And the good news for you is that this fundraiser is made to be so easy. Only a few minutes from you to register online at, add a donation and then add some email addresses of friends of family. That’s it. And doing this extra step of simply adding email addresses of friends and family (emails only used for this program and not for marketing whatsoever) is so helpful as it makes a very positive impact on our school by vastly expanding our donor base and rapidly multiplying our progress towards our school goal (and ensuring the burden doesn’t all fall on you). The Orange Ruler system automatically sends out the invites, sends a couple reminders and sends out thank you notes/tax receipts. And reaching out to friends and family soon doesn’t just help our school, those invites also help our children and their classes enjoy many fun, team/class-based reward experiences.

Well, thanks again for your valued support that will help make such a positive impact on our class and our great school community. We are looking forward to not only a successful fundraiser but also many fun and memorable experiences for your children and all of us that we can share.

Additionally, please mark your calendars for October 5th, which is our FUN RUN! All parents are invited to attend this fun event and cheer their student(s) on. Fun Run times are as follows: 12:30 - 1:15 PM : 4th/5th grades— 1:15 - 2:00 PM : K/1st grades— 2:30 - 3:15 PM : 2nd/3rd grades.

If you will be attending, please email Sarah Nowak ( the time(s) you will be attending, in addition to who will be attending, and we will have your tag ready to go if you are in our system!

CogAT… Second and fifth grade students will be taking the CogAT (Cognitive Abilities Test) beginning Monday, October 1st - Friday, October 12th. Please see attachment for more information.

THIRD PARTY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS...The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:

Welch: Elementary Golf School

ROOM PARENT AND PARTY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED… In order for the Fall, Winter, and Friendship (Spring) parties to take place, we need additional volunteers for various positions (Room Parents & Classroom Party Volunteers). Please click the link: and review your child’s(ren) classroom, and sign up to volunteer in any of the open slots. It is imperative that all slots are accounted for. Thank You, PTA

FIFTH GRADE FAREWELL... The PTA is looking for a 5th Grade Parent to chair this years 5th Grade Farewell event. If you are interested or have any questions about the opportunity please reach out to our PTA President Mary Beth Satvedi at Thanks.

Chipotle ( pdf)

Cogat ( pdf)

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