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Reported by on 9/8/17

It’s a GREAT day to be a Welch White Tiger!

Upcoming Dates to Remember…

Friday, September 8th
PTA Oberweis Fundraiser 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Tuesday, September 12th
Welch Walkers 3:35 PM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday, September 13th
Curriculum Night 6:00 - 6:30 PM— 6:45 - 7:15 PM

Wednesday, September 20th
PTA Meeting @ 9:30 AM

Tuesday, September 26th
Fall Picture Day!

WELCH ICE CREAM SOCIAL and 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 TODAY, 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. 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 feel free to contact Mary Beth Satvedi at

6:00 - 6:30 PM
Mr. Rogers, Miss Gabinski, Mrs. Pettit, Mrs. Dornbos, Ms. Jandeska, Mrs. Hums, Ms. Danca, Mrs. Kulaga, Mrs. Johnson, Ms. Wortham, Mrs. Daly, & 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, Mrs. McCoy, Mrs. Gleason, Miss Wedell
8:00 - 8:30 PM
Mrs. Sikora, Mrs. Domek

Welch Clubs and Activities for 2017-2018… Please see attached document with information about the various clubs and activities offered at Welch Elementary School for the year.

CHARLESTON WRAPS FUNDRAISER! The Welch PTA is partnering again with Charleston Wraps for this fall's fundraiser! Packets should have been sent home last week in backpacks. If you haven't received one we have extra packets and extra order forms in the school office. Please read the blue Parent Letter that is enclosed inside the packet. There is also a sample of items in a display case outside the school office. 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 pigsties pal to hook to a lanyard or backpack. Students who sell at least 25 items will be entered to win one of the 5 pigs and to race them for the top prizes. Thanks to our generous community retailers we have some very cool prizes to award for our pig race. We have tickets to Hollywood Palms and Learning Express has given us a Putty Kit, Putty, and a gift card. 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 Erin.M.Arroyo@gmail

Picture Day Is September 26th... Can you HELP? The Welch PTA is looking for a handful of volunteers to help picture day run smoothly. If you're available September 26th during the school day and interested in helping please check out the link below. Your help is greatly appreciated. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mary Beth Satvedi at

Welch Picture Day Volunteers

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!

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

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!

Author Visit… Exciting News! Author Tad Hills( will be coming to talk to Kindergarten and 1st grade students next week on Tuesday, September 12. All students have the opportunity to purchase an autographed copy of his book(s) via the attached link. Pre-orders will be due to the LMC by Monday, September 11.

See Saw: See Saw is an app where students can show their learning in the library. If you would like to sign up for See Saw in the LMC, please see sign up instructions in this attached link:

Volunteers Needed! If you would like to volunteer to assist in the library, please email or stop by the LMC on Curriculum Night to sign up. ​—

Early Childhood Resource Fair - September 9. The ninth annual Early Childhood Community Resource Fair takes place 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday, September 9 at Ann Reid Early Childhood Center, 1011 S. Naper Blvd., Naperville. More than 60 community resources will be available to families raising children between the ages of birth through five years old. This free event is co-sponsored by Naperville School District 203 and Indian Prairie School District 204. Also collaborating with the school districts are the following organizations: DuPage Children’s Museum, DuPage County Health Department, DuPage Federation, Loaves & Fishes, Project H.E.L.P., SPARK, and StarNet. Activities include:
- Interactive exhibits provided by DuPage Children’s Museum
- “Touch a Truck” vehicles
- Story times (in English and Spanish)
- Musical entertainment
- Smile Squad (DuPage County Health Department's free dental screenings)
- Raffle prizes
For further information, contact Peggy Kiefer at the Ann Reid Early Childhood Center at 630-961-5060.​—

Third-Party Educational Programs
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:
Welch: Ya-Ma Learning Robotics Classes
Welch: Illinois Chess Teachers Chess Club
Welch: Young Rembrandts Drawing Classes for Kids

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