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News from Mrs. Nowak

Reported by on 8/31/17

Hello, White Tiger Families!

We have had a terrific first few days of school! Our teachers and staff have enjoyed getting to know your students and building a rapport in each of the classrooms! Each week I will send out a Welch Newsletter with important information about upcoming school and PTA events, dates, and opportunities. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you ever have any questions or concerns. It is a great day to be a White Tiger!

Upcoming Dates to Remember:
Thursday, August 31st
PTA Charleston Fundraiser Kick-off
Friday, September 1st
No School - Institute Day
Monday, September 4th
No School - Labor Day
Wednesday, September 6th
White Tiger Wednesday
Friday, September 8th
PTA Oberweis Fundraiser 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Wednesday, September 13th
Curriculum Night 6:00 - 6:30 PM— 6:45 - 7:15 PM
Wednesday, September 20th
PTA Meeting @ 9:30 AM

Charleston Wraps Fundraiser: The Welch PTA is partnering again with Charleston Wraps for this fall's fundraiser! Look for packets in backpacks TODAY! When you get the packets please open them up and read the Parent Letter that is enclosed inside. There is also a sample of items in a display case outside the school office. This fundraiser will offer new prize incentives for the students as well. There are coupons inside the packet for when students sell a certain amount of items. For every coupon returned and signed by parents the students will receive a cool pigster pal to hook to a lanyard or backpack. Anyone who sells at least 25 items will be entered into the drawing to win one of the five 1 foot pigs that they will race for top prizes. Proceeds from this fundraiser will allow the Welch PTA to continue our current PTA programs throughout the year. A few of these programs are field trip funding, reading programs, classroom technologies, room parties, other supplies and learning materials and much more. Thank you in advance for your help! Any questions please contact Erin Arroyo at

Welch Ice Cream Social and PTA Fundraiser at Oberweis: I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Print the attached coupon and join the Welch community, teachers, and staff on Friday, September 8 from 6 to 9pm at the Oberweis on 95th street for an ice cream social and Welch PTA fundraiser. Teachers will be greeting students, handing out balloons, and delivering orders from 6-9pm.
6:00 - 6:30 PM
Mr. Rogers, Miss Gabinski, Mrs. Pettit, Mrs. Dornbos, Ms. Jandeska, Mrs. Hums, Ms. Danca, Ms. Wortham, & Mrs. Bryant
6:30 - 7:00 PM
Mrs. Lake, Mrs. Borghesi, Mr. Rakas, Mrs. Vantine, Miss Johnson
7:00 - 7:30 PM
Mrs. Trujillo, Mrs. Cavallaro, Mr. Wiesbrook, Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Gleason, Miss Wedell
8:00 - 8:30 PM
Mrs. Sikora, Mrs. Domek
In a change from previous years, this fundraiser is now one day only. Shop anytime Friday, September 8, and the Welch PTA will receive up to 30% of your order. Paper coupon must be presented at the register for Welch PTA to receive credit. Any questions please contact Mary Beth Satvedi at
Oberweis Coupon

Curriculum Night: Curriculum night will be held on Wednesday, September 13th, for all grade levels.This evening is designed to allow parents the opportunity to better get to know their child’s teacher and hear about the curriculum designed for their child’s grade level. Each grade level has two identical sessions from which to choose.
First Session: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Second Session: 6:45-7:15 p.m.
Please note that this evening is for PARENTS ONLY. Welch students and siblings are not invited to this important night for parents as we will not have any supervision for them. Thank you. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

White Tiger Wednesdays: Our first White Tiger Wednesday is next Wednesday, September 6th! White Tiger Wednesdays are the first Wednesday of each month. On these days, students are encouraged to wear Welch spirit wear and celebrate being a part of such a great school. On White Tiger Wednesdays, our PTA pops and provides popcorn to the students and staff. Yesterday, each student brought home a permission slip to eat the popcorn, which includes the ingredients used. In order to eat the popcorn, EVERY student must return this slip to their classroom teacher. The permission slip is here: Popcorn Permission Slip
If you need a copy of the ingredients, please contact Welch's Main Office. Thank you.

Welch Calendar: Please see link below for a tentative calendar of events for the 2017-2018 school year.
Welch Tentative Calendar

Dismissal: Thank you to everyone for your diligence and communication regarding your student(s) dismissal plan each day. As you know, it is helpful to have consistency to eliminate confusion among students and staff. We ask that if you are picking your student up early that you do so prior to 3:10 PM. If you are calling with any changes to dismissal, please try and do this prior to 3:00 PM to ensure we have ample time to communicate with your child. Thank you!

ESL Classes for Adults... IPSD 204 and the College of DuPage have formed a partnership to offer ESL classes for adults in District 204 schools.
When: September 20 – December 6 from 6:00 – 9:20 p.m.
Where: Waubonsie Valley High School – Monday and Wednesday evenings
Who: Parents of children in the District 204 ELL Program.
If you are interested in enrolling in the class, you must first come to one of the following testing and registration sessions at Waubonsie Valley High School at 6pm.
· Wednesday, September 13
· Monday, September 18
Waubonsie Valley High School is located at 2590 Ogden Avenue, Aurora, IL 60504.
Please enter through door 33. Placement exams and classes will be held in rooms 211, 212, 213, 214 and 215.
Cost: Classes and books are FREE!
Class size: Limit of 30 students per class.
Adult students are expected to attend every class. Students who have 3 absences will be dropped from class. A student may re-enroll in the class only with the instructor's permission.

Homework Club for Kids:
Who: Children in grades K – 8 whose parents are in ESL class. Space is limited!
What: Children come with parents and get help with their homework while their parents are in ESL class.

Third Party Educational Programs&hellip— The following companies have rented space in our schools to offer an after-school educational program for students. The distribution of this material is in no way an endorsement of programs, services, activities or products by District 204. For more information about the programs listed below, visit:
Young: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids
Young: Bricks 4 Kids LEGO Engineering Club

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