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News from Mrs. Nowak - November 5

Reported by on 11/5/18

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

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

Tuesday, November 6th
No School - Election Day

Wednesday, November 7th
White Tiger Wednesday!
Green Club 3:35 PM
Welch Chess Club 3:35 PM

Thursday, November 8th
Choir 8:00 AM
Comedy Club 3:35 PM
Postal Club 3:35 PM

Friday, November 9th
Veterans Day Assembly - Wear Red, White, and Blue!
LAST 4th Grade Coding Club 8:00 AM
School Store 8:50 AM

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 (see link below)
5 Essentials Survey Link
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.

November 14

District 204 is partnering with local law enforcement agencies for a School Safety Community Night presentation from 7 to 8 pm on Wednesday, November 14 at Waubonsie Valley High School. Safety topics include what parents should teach their younger children to help keep them safe, the district’s partnership with police and how school resource officers work with staff and students, ALICE training in schools, a new program that involves a school safety dog, and how students and parents can report safety concerns. All District 204 parents are invited to attend this event. Children are encouraged to attend at their parents’ discretion. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required at School Safety Community Night RSVP.

LMC READING PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES… During the month of November, students have a choice to participate in the Chicago Wolves reading program. Students who read 15 minutes/day for the month of November and record their reading on the reading log will be given a voucher for a free ticket to a Chicago Wolves hockey game. They can begin reading today! Parents can print out verification forms from the LMC Google Site or students can come to the library to pick up a copy. For questions email Mrs. Domek at

Welch Library Google Site

BAND/ORCHESTRA MEETING FOR 5TH GRADE PARENTS… 5th Grade Parents are invited to attend the Parent Information Meeting on Tuesday, November 13th, 7:00 p.m. at Scullen Middle school in the lunch room. You will learn all about the 6th grade band and orchestra instrument choices as well as the opportunity to meet the Scullen Music Staff.

Instrumental Music (pdf)

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