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News from Mrs. Nowak - February 11

Reported by on 2/11/19

We had quite a week at Welch! A huge thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers who made our Friendship Celebrations so much fun for our White Tigers! And a special thank you to Tonia Brock for putting on such a rocking dance on Friday night! We are so fortunate to have such an amazing community who creates so many incredible opportunities for our students! It is a GREAT day to be a Welch White Tiger!

Monday, February 11th
School Store 8:50 AM -
LAST Felting Club 3:35 PM
5th Grade Floor Hockey 3:35 PM

Tuesday, February 12th
3rd Grade Scratch, Jr. Club 8:00 AM
4th Grade Puzzle Club 3:35 PM

Wednesday, February 13th
Junior Achievement 8:00 AM

Thursday, February 14th
hoir 8:00 AM
Whole School Bingo Celebration!

Friday, February 15th
School Store 8:50 AM

Parent Teacher Conferences… Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 28 from 1:00-8:00 pm (this is not a student attendance day). Spring conferences are on an “as needed” basis. If the teacher is requesting a conference, parents/guardians will be notified on or before February 11. If you want to request a conference, please contact your child’s teacher by February 15.

Welch White Tigers Choose KIND… In order to spread KINDNESS during the month of February, Welch will be collecting items by the main office the weeks of February 4th and February 11th and are hoping to collect 1000 items over the course of the drive. Last week we collected a little over 400 items! If we reach the goal of 1000 items we will celebrate with a whole school pajama and movie day! The week of February 11th, we will be collecting food. Please see grade level assignments below:

Kindergarten - Soup
Grade 1 - Oatmeal
Grade 2 - Pasta
Grade 3 - Pasta Sauce
Grade 4 - Rice
Grade 5 - Canned goods

Thank you for your support and for helping our White Tigers. Choose KIND! In addition, we will be starting each day with a Kindness Challenge for students, and Welch staff will be giving student Kindness hearts for displaying acts of kindness. Students will get to display their hearts in the MPR and we will be randomly selecting students each day to win a small prize to recognize their kindness.

Valentines and Friendship Cards… Students are invited to bring in Valentines or friendship cards for their classmates that will be distributed on Thursday, February 14th. Students that wish to participate should bring a card for every student in their class, but we ask that no food, candy or treats are sent in to be shared. Teachers will be sharing class lists and more specific grade level instructions for Valentines and Friendship Cards this week! Thank you!

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

Free English and Citizenship Classes… Please see attached flyer for information about FREE English and Citizenship classes offered by the College of Dupage. Learn reading, writing, listening and speaking skills, improve career opportunities, prepare for college, and become more active in your community!

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 ( pdf)

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