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Reported by on 11/13/17

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

Tuesday, November 14th
Picture Retakes!
Student Council @ 8:10 AM
NO Comedy Workshop

Wednesday, November 15th
PTA Meeting @ 9:30 AM
Welch Chess Club @ 3:35 PM

Thursday, November 16th
Choir @ 8:00 AM
Postal Club @ 3:35 PM

Friday, November 17th
3rd Grade Coding Club @ 8:20 AM
School Store @ 8:50 AM

Picture Retakes… Picture Retakes are TOMORROW! Students who are new to our building and students who were absent for the original picture day received a picture form last week. These students should bring in their completed form tomorrow. If you are interested in your student having retakes, please send them with their original picture package. They will return these when they have their picture retaken. Questions? Please contact Donna Essenfeld (630.428.7200).

Art to Remember… Art to Remember orders are due soon!
Art to Remember​—

Project HOME… One of our very own White Tigers is raising money for a wonderful fundraiser called Project HOME. Please see the link below if you are interested in attending.

Project Home Fundraiser

Attend Engage 204 on Nov. 14...You are invited to attend Engage 204, Indian Prairie School District's new community engagement program on November 14 from 7 to 9 pm at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. This is the first of a series of Engage 204 sessions hosted by community leaders on behalf of the district. The November 14 meeting will feature a special State of the District presentation by Superintendent Karen Sullivan. Engage 204 is a collaborative process between the community and District 204 to ensure a strong future for the district and its students. The Engage 204 sessions will explore different aspects of the district, including, enrollment, district finances, and other key issues involved in maintaining a successful educational experience for students. Key to the success of this process is the collaboration and discussion between participants. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics in small groups in order to provide feedback to the Board of Education. All District 204 residents are invited to participate in Engage 204. RSVP is appreciated, but not required at Learn more at

Giftmart… The holiday season is upon us , and our school is participating in the Gift Mart toy drive going on throughout District 204. The toy drive benefits families from schools within our district. Gift Mart, a local organization helping families throughout the area, will be holding a holiday event for these families on December 16th and the toy drive directly helps put on this event. After the event, any remaining toys will be distributed in the community. For additional information about Gift Mart and the event, you can visit Toy donation boxes will be in the school from November 11th until December 8th. If you would like to participate in the drive, please bring an unwrapped $15-20 toy for a child between the ages of 6 and 12 to the school and place it in one of the collection boxes located throughout the school. Your generosity and giving spirit is appreciated. Thank you and Happy Holidays from Gift Mart Wheatland Community.

Candy Drive… Is it too tempting to have all of that candy around your house? Maybe you didn’t get as many trick or treaters as you expected. Looking for a way to get rid of that extra candy so it doesn't go in your mouth? We will be collecting any wrapped Halloween candy to send over to our troops from Nov. 1 – 17th. Please drop off your candy in the bin in the main entrance and make someone overseas happy! Any questions contact Ciara Ward at

LMC... The Book Fair is coming! Looking to do some shopping on Black Friday? Shop the online book fair at Online Book Fair from November 22th-December 5th. Students will be previewing books on Monday and Tuesday, November 27th-28th. Students and parents are welcome to purchase books Wednesday, November 29 from 9:15am-3:15pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm, Thursday, November 30 from 9:15-3:15, and Friday, December 1 from 9:15-11:00am. Also this year, Welch will be participating in Scholastic's All for Books program. This program offers families the opportunity to contribute money to purchase books for families who are currently experiencing hardships within our Welch community. If you would like to contribute, please note amount on your check at the book fair. We will deliver books to these families over the holidays. Any donations are accepted and appreciated!

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