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News from Mrs. Nowak - January 22

Reported by lynn_domek@ipsd.org on 1/22/19

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

Tuesday, January 22nd
Student Council 8:00 AM

Wednesday, January 23rd
PTA Meeting 9:30 AM

Thursday, January 24th
NO Chorus
Postal Club 3:35 PM

Friday, January 25th
Multicultural Club 8:00 AM
School Store 8:50 AM
PTA Multicultural Night 6:00 - 8:00 PM

YEARBOOK COVER CONTEST… It is time for the annual Welch Yearbook Cover Contest! The theme for this year’s yearbook is “Welch White Tigers Choose Kind!” Information and details about the contest are attached!

Yearbook Cover Contest


WELCH MULTICULTURAL NIGHT… The Welch Multicultural Night is coming up this Friday, January 25th, 2019 from 6:00- 8:00 pm in gym. All students who attend will receive Tiger Paws, and the class with the largest percent of attendees will receive a special incentive! In order to make this night a success, volunteers are needed! What is Multicultural Night? The Welch community is a diverse community of students from different regions of the US and different countries. Multicultural Night is a night to showcase the Welch community through displays and interactive music performances. We are looking for families willing to share with us the customs, native clothing, artifacts, games etc of their home country or from state/ region in the US. If you are interested in participating please contact: Natasha Grover natashag99@gmail.com Help is needed with setting up, decorating, displaying a booth, finding food vendors

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED… Junior Achievement is looking for a few additional volunteers for Kindergarten, 2nd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade. If your child is signed up for Junior Achievement and you are available Wednesday mornings February 6th through March 6th, this is a great opportunity to teach your child about the global economy. Please contact Darrell Ortiz at Darrell.Ortiz@cdmsoft.com or 630-453-4226 to sign up.

2019-2020 KINDERGARTENERS… If you have a child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2019, he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2019-20 school year. You are invited and encouraged to attend a Kindergarten Preview Night on April 24, 2019 at 6:00PM. At this meeting, we will provide a detailed look at what the kindergarten experience will offer. You will also be provided with more details related to registration requirements and deadlines. This night is designed for parents/guardians AND incoming kindergarten students only. We ask that siblings do not attend this event. We need the Kindergarten Information Sheet Welch completed prior to orientation so that we can begin planning kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year. This information will be used to form a kindergarten mailing list. Once on the mailing list, additional information will be mailed to eligible kindergarten parents. Information regarding registration will be available after April. If you have any neighbors who do not presently have school-aged children, but will have an incoming kindergartner, please give them a copy of this form or ask them to call our office at 630.428.7200 so that we can send them this information. I look forward to meeting you at the Kindergarten Preview Night. Please mark your calendars!

2019-2020 Kindergarten Preview Night
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 6:00PM

TA RECRUITMENT… Do you have a Bachelor's or an Associate's Degree? Or 60 semester hours of college coursework? If so, you could be a Teaching Assistant with District 204. Teaching Assistant positions are perfect if you want to work full-time school hours and receive benefits. The District is now accepting applications, screening applicants and hiring individuals to start right away. Click the link below to learn more and/or apply now at Teaching Assistant Jobs. Teaching Assistant Information (pdf)

KANE COUNTY COUGAR OZZIE READING CLUB - The Kane County Cougars and Welch Elementary would like to offer your students the opportunity to participate in Ozzie’s Reading Club! Students who participate earn a free Cougars ticket, and hot dog! In addition to their free April or May ticket they’ll also receive a Golden Ticket entitling them to complimentary admission to ALL June-September games. The Kane County Cougars Ozzie Reading program begins next week (January 23) and ends March 20. Students who read 15 minutes daily will receive a free ticket and food voucher to a Kane County Cougars game. The game dates this year: are April 15 (chorus will be singing the National Anthem) or May 26. Parent verification forms can be located here: Parent Verification - Ozzie Reading Club

Naperville READS… We are excited to share that Newbery Award winning Katherine Applegate is the featured author for this year’s Naperville READS. Her focus is the book, Wishtree recommended for students ages 8-12. She also wrote an adult version of the book. Backers of Naperville READS celebrate how reading opens new worlds and exposes ideas in our hearts and minds. Nothing enriches communities more than compassion, inclusion, diversity, and kindness, which are key in the chapter book Wishtree. All fourth grade students in District 203 and 204 are invited to attend a field trip to see Katherine Applegate on January 29. Welch families are invited to attend a free community event where Katherine Applegate will speak on Tuesday, January 29 at 7:00 at Naperville Central High School. Tickets are not needed. If you are interested in purchasing books, please see the attached flier due on Thursday, January 24th. Books will be personalized and autographed by Katherine Applegate. More information can be found at http://www.napervillereads.org/. FUN FACT - Mrs. Domek and Mrs. Kulaga will be reading Wishtree in the window at Andersons Bookshop Tuesday January 22 from 5:00-6:00pm!

Katherine Applegate Book Purchase Form ( pdf)

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