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Welch Updates 12/11/20

Reported by lynn_domek@ipsd.org on 12/11/20

Upcoming Dates…

Monday, December 14th -
Dream a Little Dream - Pajama Day!

Tuesday, December 15th -
Tree Topper… Dig out your favorite holiday hat, headband or tree topper to wear!

Wednesday, December 16th
It’s Vacation Day! Hawaian shirts, hula skirts, sunglasses - think tropical!

Thursday, December 17th -
Shine Bright like a Light! Light up your wardrobe with holiday lights, glitter, tinsel, etc.!

Friday, December 18th -
Ugly Sweater Day!

Monday, December 21st - Friday, January 1st -
Winter Break!

Monday, January 4th -
Classes Resume!

Teacher Holiday Gifts… Many of you have reached out inquiring about the best way to deliver a holiday gift to a Welch staff member. While you are welcome to drop items off at Welch. Please note that staff are not required to work from school at this time, so please ensure that they know a gift will be dropped off so they can come in to pick it up! Electronic gift cards are a great alternative!

Meals over Winter Break… The last day for meal pick-up before Winter Break is Friday, December 18. The regular food service program will resume on Monday, January 4. District 204 and Organic Life will provide free meals during Winter Break to all children ages 18 and younger. Each child will receive a meal box with 10 breakfast and 10 lunch meals. Pre-ordering is required online. Pre-orders must be received by 4 p.m. on Sunday, December 13. Late orders will not be accepted. Pick-up for pre-ordered meals is Monday, December 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the elementary school selected when pre-ordering.

Chromebook Issues...If you or your students are having any Chromebook issues, please use the following Google Form rather than emailing support@ipsd.org. In addition, see this link for updated troubleshooting steps. 204 Chromebook Ticket

Welch Holiday Giving Tree… The Holidays are quickly approaching! For many of us, the holidays are a season filled with family, friends, and food. It is a time meant for sharing our love of each other and enjoying the peace of the season. Welch Elementary School would like to extend the spirit of giving by offering an opportunity to contribute to families who are currently experiencing hardships within our Welch community. We will be collecting gift cards and monetary donations of any amount for groceries, gas, and gifts to help make the holiday season a time of joy for all of our families. Gift cards and donations (cash or check made payable to Welch Elementary School) can be dropped off at Welch between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM from now until Monday, December 14th. Thank you so much for keeping the holiday spirit alive at Welch, especially during such a hard year for so many!

Author Visit - Grades 2 and 4… Mr. Jim Nielsen is a Biology teacher at Waubonsie Valley High School, and he enjoys sharing his passion for the environment and sustainability with his students and the community. Mr. Nielsen will be virtually visiting Welch 2nd and 4th graders on December 15th. He is now proud to be an Ambassador for Orangutan Alliance, and their work to save the environment inspired him to write Orange and Ivy Save the Rainforest. Mr. Nielsen believes in the next generation of young people as they are going to be the ones that can save our Natural World. The purchase of every book plants a tree in your honor on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo. This creates critical habitat and food for thousands of species! You can support and help endangered species by ordering a book of your own at:
Jimmy Nielsen Book

Welch Spiritwear… Add SPIRIT WEAR to your holiday gift giving to the Welch White Tiger(s) in your life! SPIRIT WEAR is back with 6 new designs and personalization! Be sure your Welch White Tiger is dressed in their spirit wear for Welch White Tiger Wednesdays (W.W.T.W.) on the first Wednesday of every month (January 6, 2021 is the next one). Easy ordering with local contactless pick-up for your convenience. Order at the link below: welch204.memberhub.store If you have any questions, e-mail welchelementarypta@gmail.com

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