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News from Mrs. Nowak - March 11

Reported by on 3/11/19

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

Week of March 11th - Book Fair!

Monday, March 11th
Art Exploration 3:35 PM
Fifth Grade Floor Hockey 3:35 PM

Tuesday, March 12th
Fourth Grade Puzzle Club 3:35 PM
District Battle of the Bluestems @ Graham Elementary 5:00 PM

Wednesday, March 13th
Welch Chess Club 3:35 PM
Open House 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 14th
Choir 8:00 AM
Postal Club 3:35 PM

Friday, March 15th
YMCA Safe and Sound Carnival 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Open House…Please join us at our Open House that showcases students' learning and to celebrate the Welch community. All students and their families are welcome.

Safety Week…Safety Week will take place at our school this week. During this week, we will teach safety lessons to students. The lessons will cover the mandatory drills for fire and tornado and also general school safety. The following safety skills will be presented in age appropriate ways: listen to an adult, be alert, situational awareness, moving with a purpose, exit awareness and rally points. These lessons are designed to cover the basic components of school safety without creating anxiety or worry in students. We look forward to an engaging week with our students. Please contact my office if you have any questions. Thank you!

Yearbook…Order your 2018-2019 Welch Yearbook NOW! This is your only chance! Order forms were sent home last week and are $13.00 each— orders can be made online at OR orders can be turned in to the Welch Main Office by FRIDAY, MARCH 15th!

Battle of the Bluestems…Congratulations to the AquaMarines (Melanie M., Arhaan S., Aarna K.) and the Green eXtreme (Max N., Neil S., Allen X.) for advancing to the Crosstown Battle of the Bluestems. This fun reading event will be held at Graham Elementary School on Tuesday, March12 at 5:00pm. Good luck to the teams representing

The Bookfair is Coming...The Scholastic book fair is coming! Flyers were sent home last week. NEW THIS YEAR - Parents will have the option to create an e-Wallet
account at Scholastic if they prefer not to send cash with their children. Parents can limit spending in the e-Wallet as well as round up their change to donate towards books for the library. Information about e-Wallet can be found at Parents will need to sign up for the e-Wallet in advance of their child coming to the book fair. Parents may also shop online through March 31. The book fair will be open during Open House on Wednesday evening, March 13 from 5:00-8:00pm. Thank you for all of your support of books and the LMC. If you have any questions, please contact

Come to Our Book Fair!

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

Moving…If your family is moving and will not be attending Welch in the fall, please complete the attached form and return it to Welch’s Main Office as soon as possible.

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:

Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes

Moving ( pdf)

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