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News from Mrs. Nowak - April 2

Reported by on 4/2/19

Good Afternoon, Welch White Tigers! I hope everyone a relaxing Spring Break! It is a GREAT day to be a Welch White Tiger!

Wednesday, April 3rd
White Tiger Wednesday!
Welch Chess Club 3:35 PM

Thursday, April 4th
Comedy Club 3:35 PM
Postal Club 3:35 PM

Friday, April 5th
Light it up Blue for Autism - wear blue!
School Store 8:50 AM
IAR Testing Starts

IAR…The IAR assessment (Illinois Assessment of Readiness, formally known as the PARCC) will begin on Friday of this week. Please see the link that was sent out in email for the schedule for students in grades 3-5 and note that your student’s attendance and promptness for school are essential. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Spring Pictures…Spring Picture Day is next Thursday, April 11th. Please note that there is no order form sent home ahead of time with these— a sample of the photos taken will be sent home and you will have the opportunity to purchase.

Be Here! On Time, All Day, Every Day…
Over Spring Break, District 204 finalized a new system that will email parents of students who are considered “chronically absent” (missing more than 10 of school days). In upcoming newsletters and communication, I will include research and statistics on the importance of school attendance. Chronic absence is the single strongest predictor of dropping out of school before graduation. Students who drop out of school are much more likely to be poor, unemployed, have substance abuse problems, be teen parents, and be involved with the law. (Hedy Chang, Present, Engaged and Accounted for: The Critical Importance of Addressing Chronic Absence in the Early Grades)

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