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News from Mrs. Nowak - February 19

Reported by lynn_domek@ipsd.org on 2/19/19

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

Monday, February 18th
No School

Tuesday, February 19th
Student Council 8:15 AM
4th Grade Puzzle Club 3:35 PM

Wednesday, February 20th
Junior Achievement 8:00 AM
PTA Meeting 9:30 AM
Fifth Grade Floor Hockey 3:35 PM

Thursday, February 21st
Choir 8:00 AM
Kids Heart Challenge!
Postal Club 3:35 PM

Friday, February 22nd
School Store 8:50 AM

**SAVE THE DATE… Welch Open House - March 13th 6:00 - 7:00 PM**

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

The KIDS Heart Challenge… The KIDS Heart Challenge is set for this Thursday, February 21st! The students have been working hard and it’s going to be an amazing day! Please see schedule below. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Horne at Stephen_Horne@ipsd.org or (630) 428-7208.

1st Grade: 9:15-10:05
Kindergarten: 10:20-11:10
2nd Grade: 11:25-12:15
4th Grade: 12:25-1:15
3rd Grade: 1:25-2:15
5th Grade: 2:25-3:15

A few reminders…Event Reminder/Volunteer Forms went home with all students on Friday, so please be on the lookout for this form if you are interested in volunteering at our event. Students should wear comfortable clothes and proper PE shoes. No water bottles (there will be designated water stations). All donation envelopes are due on Friday, February 22.

Science Fair… Calling all STEM enthusiasts for the Science Fair on Friday, March 8 at 6:30 pm! Don't miss this opportunity for Welch White Tigers to get creative and showcase individual or team projects focused in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. All grades are welcome to participate in the event, and families are encouraged to explore the various projects showcased by our students. The Science Fair is non-competitive and lots of fun - see the attached flyer for more information, registration links and volunteer opportunities.

Thank you from Welch PTA… Room Parents & Volunteers, On behalf of your Welch PTA, we would like to thank you all for three very successful classroom parties. Having 3 parties, for 1,878 students, in 75 different rooms, with over 300 volunteers, all while two taking place during the height of cold/flu season, is no small task. And for them to ALL happen, flawlessly, we truly appreciate you. These parties would not have happened without the dedication of the Welch family. Many of you took on more than you had planned to ensure these parties happened. With us all managing family, school, careers, other volunteering, and well, life, you came together and made our children so very happy. To the parents/guardians, grandparents, aunts and uncles that came and conquered, you rock! Your Welch PTA is humbled and grateful. Thank you.

Science Fair Information ( pdf)

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