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Welch Parent News 9.7.2021

Reported by lynn_domek@ipsd.org on 9/7/21

Hello, White Tiger Families!

I hope everyone had a nice long weekend ahead! We look forward to having our students back with us next Wednesday, September 8th!

Professional Development Wednesdays…. As a reminder, every Wednesday is Professional Development for our staff. Therefore, school starts at 9:15 AM.

Morning buses will run normal routes, just 10 minutes later

Car line/walker student entrance will begin at 9:00

There are no changes in afternoon dismissal

Safety Drills… As you are likely aware, we conduct multiple drills each school year to practice safety procedures. These include evacuation/fire drills, severe weather/tornado drills, bus evacuation and law enforcement/critical incident drills. By practicing emergency procedures, research shows we are more likely to respond effectively in the event of an actual emergency.

This week we will be practicing and talking with students about what to do during critical indecent drills. The emphasis for each of these drills is for everyone to understand what to do in the event of an emergency.During any emergency situation, our first and primary focus is the safety of our students and staff. Of course, emergency situations are dynamic and communication is provided to staff, students, and families as soon as possible.

Per the Safety School Acts, schools must notify parents prior to safety drills involving law enforcement. The drill this week does not involve anyone other than Welch staff— I will communicate with families ahead of any drill involving law enforcement. If you have any questions or concerns about any of these drills, please let me know.

Welch Birthday Book Club…
Whether your child's birthday has already passed, or upcoming... please consider the Welch Birthday Book Club. The program invites students to donate a book to the LMC. This is a great way to give a lasting gift to the school and to celebrate birthdays at the same time! If interested...
1. Please use the following link to access our wish list on Amazon: Birthday Books on Amazon Here you will find books that our LMC would love to add to our collection! Your choice will be sent directly to Welch School from Amazon.

2. Purchase a book at Andersons and send it in to school with your child. Birthday Books at Andersons

Please email Mrs. Domek at lynn_domek@ipsd.org with the title that you ordered, your child's name and birth date, and a picture of your child (just a headshot is wonderful) so that we can add your student’s picture to hang on our Birthday Book Bulletin Board in the LMC. Thank you for considering this program! If you should have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Domek, LMC Director.

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

Sarah Nowak, Principal

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