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News from Mrs. Nowak - October 30

Reported by on 10/30/18

It is a GREAT day to be a Welch White Tiger! A HUGE thank you to all of the wonderful parents and volunteers who made Friday’s Fall Celebrations such a success! The kids had an amazing time! Thank you!

Tuesday, October 30th
Xylophone Ensemble 3:35 PM

Thursday, November 1st
Choir 8:00 AM
Parent Teacher Conferences 4:30 - 8:00 PM

Friday, November 2nd
School Store 8:50 AM

Monday, November 5th
No School - Parent Teacher Conferences 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM— 4:30 - 8:00 PM

Tuesday, November 6th
No School - Election Day

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES...Fall Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Nov. 1 from 4:30-8:00 and Nov. 5 from 8:00-3:00 and 4:30-8:00. Power PTC is now closed. If you did not sign up for your child’s conference, please contact Welch’s Main Office.


Parents, students and teachers across Illinois will once again have an opportunity to participate in the annual statewide Illinois 5Essentials Survey. This survey is designed to generate a detailed picture of the inner workings of your child’s school as it relates to the important elements of school effectiveness.

On behalf of the Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois 5Essentials Survey will be administered online by the University of Chicago. All survey responses will be kept confidential. The state will provide survey results for individual schools only if a school has at least 20 percent of parents take the survey. If you have children attending more than one school, we ask that you complete the survey for each school.

To take this short survey:

1. Visit

2. Type and select “Dupage” as "County." (The county is the location of the school district's main office.)

3. Type your school's name into the "School" field and select your school.

The Illinois 5Essentials Survey identifies five indicators that can lead to important student outcomes, including test score gains. Research has shown that schools strong on these indicators are ten times more likely to improve student learning. The five indicators that effect school success are effective leaders, collaborative teachers, involved families, supportive environments, and ambitious instruction.

Parents will have until January to participate in the survey.

REPORT CARDS...Report cards are now available in Home Access. If you are unfamiliar with how to use Home Access or misplaced your password, please contact the office. You may notice a slight change in report cards. Elementary is no longer reporting + and - grades, solely “straight” grades. For example, you will see an S instead of an S- or a B instead of a B+. The purpose is to maintain more consistency K-12. The most important indicator of student progress is the conversation you have with your child’s teacher about learning and achievement.

WHEN TO STAY HOME… The cold weather is here, and with it comes coughs, sniffles, fevers, and more! Please see attached document for information about when students should stay home and when they should be in school.

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