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Reported by on 10/2/17

It’s a GREAT day to be a Welch White Tiger! Upcoming Dates to Remember…

Monday, October 2
CogAT Grades 2 & 5
(9:45 AM for grade 2— 11:15 AM for grade 5)
5th Grade Ceiling Tile Club 3:35 PM
Robotics Club 3:35 PM
NO Wiffleball

Tuesday, October 3
CogAT Grades 2 & 5
(9:45 AM for grade 2— 11:15 AM for grade 5)
Welch Walkers 3:35 PM
First Grade STEM Club 3:35 PM
Comedy Club 3:35 PM

Wednesday, October 4
CogAT Grades 2 & 5
(9:45 AM for grade 2— 11:15 AM for grade 5)
Walk to School Day!
White Tiger Wednesday!
Green Club 3:35 PM
4th/5th Grade Wiffleball 3:35 PM
Welch Chess Club 3:35 PM

Thursday, October 5
Choir 8:00 AM
Friday, October 6
4th Grade Coding Club 8:20 AM

Team IPEF… Thanks to Arnab Bose for representing Welch Elementary in the Naperville Half Marathon on Sunday, October 22. He will be running with Team IPEF as a charity partner on behalf of our school. In addition to running, he is also fundraising a minimum of $204 for 204. Half of all money he raises will come back to Welch while the rest goes to support district wide initiatives sponsored by the Indian Prairie Educational Foundation. That includes programs like STEM Family nights, teacher grants and the Annual Fine Arts Festival. It's a win-win as all funds help enrich education here in District 204. You can make a donation toward his efforts at

Additionally, we have 11 students representing Welch Elementary in the Naperville Kids Marathon! Every student that runs has made a $26 donation ($1 per mile) that will be split, half to IPEF for district wide initiaitves, and half directly back to Welch! We are so proud of the White Tigers listed below who are representing Welch!

Kennedy H.
Zaina K.
Ivanka M.
Ella P.
Adam P.
Valeria R.
Andrea R.
Bella S.
Sanjana T.
Jameson T.

Naperville Police Department Substance Abuse Prevention Posters… In April 2017, substance abuse prevention posters were created by our students and submitted to the Naperville Police Department to be displayed during Red Ribbon Week and Crime Prevention Month. Please join me in recognizing Allison Oh, whose poster was selected to be displayed at the Fry Family YMCA during the month of October! We are so proud of you, Allison!

AM Arrival… Thank you getting students to school on time each morning, and on the occasion when students are running late or have an appointment that requires them to arrive to school after the start time, we appreciate parents signing them in at the Main Office. Please know that staff leave their assigned posts (front/back door walkers and car line) at 9:05 AM Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays, and Fridays and 9:15 AM on Wednesdays to get to their classes. If your student is arriving at or after the bell, we ask that you pull around to the circle drive and come into the front office to sign your student in. Staff are unable to bring students in with them after the bell. Thank you!

LMC Makerspace… The LMC is asking for donations for the Makerspace consumables. If you would like to donate any of the following items, please send in one item with your student: duct tape, painter's tape, transparent tape, wood craft sticks, drinking straws, string, yarn, play dough, aluminum foil, conductive fabric/thread, paper plates/cups, and/or altoids tins.

Vision and Hearing Screening…Starting in October, Welch Elementary will be conducting vision and hearing screenings. These screening tests are mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health at specific times during a child's educational experience. If your child wears glasses, please make sure that they have them in school. Vision screening is not a substitute for a complete eye and vision evaluation by an eye doctor. Your child is not required to undergo the vision screening if there is a completed signed report on file indicating that an exam has been administered in the previous twelve months by a certified optometrist or ophthalmologist. All students in KN through 3rd grades will have hearing screened and all second graders will have vision screened. If you have questions, please contact Jen Kolb.

LMC Author Visit… Chicago author Lindsay Currie will present to 4th and 5th graders on Friday, October 13 (a perfect day for a scary book!). Students who order a book in advance will receive an autographed copy. Orders are due Wednesday, September 27 by returning the attached form: Checks should be made out to Welch Elementary. Information about Lindsay Currie can be found at​——

5th GRADE FAREWELL PLANNING MEETING, WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 11TH AT 7PM... Calling all 5th grade parents, believe it or not we're already starting to plan for our 5th grade farewell. Please join us on October 11th at 7pm. If you have any questions please contact

REFLECTIONS 2017-18… Less than 4 weeks to go!!! Don't miss the chance to represent Welch and take your talent to the National level. Welch is proud of all its participants for being creative. There are 6 categories and kids can participate in multiple categories. Rewards include certificate of participation from Mrs. Nowak, arts project display in school board, names listed in the message from school, advancing projects will be recognized at the respective levels. Last date for submission of art projects along with the enclosed student entry (to be completed by the student) form to the school office is Oct 25, 2017. Please contact Vidya Ramakrishnan at 630-423-6342 or for detailed rules or questions.

Box Tops Due Monday, October 16th... Clipping Box Tops is an easy way to help earn cash for our school. Each one is worth 10¢ for our school! Just look for the pink Box Tops on hundreds of products. All you have to do is clip them and send them to school with your child(ren). Submission sheets have been sent home. If your child(ren) have misplaced theirs or one just didn’t make it home, it’s okay. Just send your collected Box Tops in a baggie or envelope to school, with your child's name and classroom teacher included. Our deadline for Box Top submissions is Monday, October 16, 2017. Prizes will be awarded to the students who bring in the most! For more information on Box Tops, including a list of participating products, go to If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help make our school’s Box Tops for Education™ program a huge success this year. My name is Lauren Delahoussaye and I’m thrilled to be the Welch PTA Box Tops for Education™ Chair. Please contact me at

WALK TO SCHOOL DAY Wednesday, October 4th!!! Welch White Tiger Walk to School Day is coming. We invite you to celebrate Walk to School Day on Wednesday October 4th. Thousands of schools and communicates will be participating in this event. Gather your neighbors and friends and join the movement. A police officer will be crossing students and their families at 87th and Skylane Drive. Upon your arrival at school we invite you to write your name on the sidewalk in chalk to show your participation. Any questions please contact Mary Beth Satvedi at

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

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