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Reported by on 2/6/17

Monday, February 6th
School Store 8:50 AM
Extended Day Program 3:35 PM
Chess Club Session II 3:35 PM
Ya-Ma Learning Club 3:35 PM

Tuesday, February 7th
Choir Rehearsal 8:00 AM
Yearbook Group Photos (during the day)
Young Rembrandts 3:35 PM
Circuitry Club 3:35 PM

Wednesday, February 8th
Junior Achievement 8:15 AM
Extended Day Program 3:35 PM

Thursday, February 9th
Jump Rope For Heart!
Postal Club 3:35 PM

Friday, February 10th
School Store 8:50 AM
Friendship Parties 2:30 - 3:00 PM
PTA Valentine Dance 6:30 - 8:30 PM

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OPEN HOUSE… Welch’s Open House is coming up on February 21st from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for students to highlight and share all they have learned this year with their families. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

FRIENDSHIP PARTIES...The PTA Friendship Parties will be taking place on Friday, February 10th from 2:30 - 3:00 PM. This is a fantastic afternoon for students to participate in crafts, games, and celebrate friendships! Students are invited to bring in Valentines or friendship cards for their classmates, but we ask that no food, candy or treats are sent in to be shared.

If you are volunteering in your student’s classroom and would like to take your student at the end of the party (3:00 PM), please email Sarah Nowak ( by the end of the day on Wednesday, February 8th.

STUDENT ATTENDANCE and TARDIES… If your child is absent from school, please contact the attendance line to report that they are missing. That number is 630.428.7200 x3. Please note that it is important to contact the attendance line and not the teacher. Welch must verify that all students are accounted for, and we mark students as unexcused if we don’t hear from a parent/guardian regarding their absence. The absence line is available 24 hours a day— please identify your student’s name, teacher and reason for their absence when reporting. If your student is arriving late to school they must be accompanied into the building with an adult to be signed in. Thank you!

2017-2018 KINDERGARTEN PRE-REGISTRATION… If you have a child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2017, he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. We are pleased to offer ALL-DAY kindergarten for your child.

You are invited and encouraged to attend a Kindergarten Parent Preview Night on April 19, 2017 at 6:30 PM in our LMC. At this meeting, we will provide a detailed look at what the kindergarten experience will offer. You will also be provided with more details related to registration requirements and deadlines. This night is designed for parents and guardians only.

We need the Pre-Registration ( ) information as soon as possible, but no later than February 24, 2017 so that we can begin planning kindergarten enrollment for the upcoming school year. This Pre-Registration information will be used to form a kindergarten mailing list. Once on the mailing list, additional information will be mailed to eligible kindergarten parents. Information regarding registration will be available after April.

If you have any neighbors who do not presently have school-aged children, but will have an incoming kindergartner, please give them a copy of this form or ask them to call our office at 630.428.7200 so that we can send them this information. I look forward to meeting you at the Kindergarten Parent Preview Night!

JUMP ROPE FOR HEART...On Thursday, February 9th, Welch Elementary School is holding a "Jump Rope for Heart" event to raise funds for the American Heart Association. We are very excited to be supporting the Jump Rope for Heart program to help teach our students the importance of the heart and how to take care of it. The event offers many benefits. The money our school raises will help fund potentially lifesaving research, heart education and programs to help us all live healthier lives. Besides being fun, Jump Rope for Heart teaches your child jump rope skills and the importance of physical activity and community service.

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about the event please contact Mr. Horne at or 375-3708. Early this week students will be given an Event Reminder/Parent Volunteer Form, so please be on the lookout for this if you are interested in volunteering at our event. Please remember to keep all donation envelopes at home until they are due back at school, which is (Feb. 16). Below is a schedule of the following times and grades. Thank you for your support!

Thursday, February 9th
4th Grade 9:15-10:05
3rd Grade 10:15-11:05
5th Grade 11:15-12:05
2nd Grade 12:15-1:05
Kindergarten 1:20-2:10
1st Grade 2:25-3:15

BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION… DUE FEB. 17! Collect Box Tops for Education to reach our target of $1000 earned from Box Tops! THE CLASS THAT HAS THE MOST VALID SUBMISSIONS WILL WIN A MOVIE/PJ DAY FOR YOUR CLASS!!! Welch PTA receives 10 cents for every BoxTops coupon collected. A printable collection sheet is attached to this email. Just clip your BoxTops for Education from hundreds of items and attach to the sheets using GLUE or TAPE (No Staples!). OR put in a baggie with your Child's name, grade, and teacher on it. Please check expiration dates – we cannot accept expired BoxTops. The date must say March 1, 2017 or later. There will be individual prizes for the “Top Box Tops Kids” that collect the most Box Tops by the deadline of FEBRUARY 17. If you have questions, contact Kathi Orlowski at

Pre-K Registration (pdf)

Box Tops (pdf)

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