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News from Mrs. Nowak - January 29

Reported by on 1/29/18

It is a GREAT day to be a Welch White Tiger! Upcoming Dates:

Monday, January 29th
School Store @ 8:50 AM
Art Club @ 3:35 PM

Wednesday, January 31st
Junior Achievement @ 8:00 AM
Student Council Crazy Hair Day!

Thursday, February 1st
Choir @ 8:00 AM
4th/5th Grade STEAM Club @ 3:35 PM
Postal Club @ 3:35 PM

Friday, February 2nd
School Store @ 8:50 AM

2017-2018 Yearbook Cover… Thank you to all of our Welch White Tigers who submitted entries for this year’s yearbook! We have lots of talented artists at Welch! The students selected for the front and back covers are as follows:
Front Cover - Sienna M. (5A)
Back Cover - Andrea R. (4W)
Back Cover - Anoushka S. (3M)
Back Cover - Maha K. (2V)
Back Cover - Ella L. (1C)
Congratulations, White Tigers!
What is #FutureReady204?...Community members are invited to attend the next Engage 204 session on January 29 from 7 to 9 pm at Still Middle School, 787 Meadowridge Drive, Aurora. This session will focus on "What is #FutureReady204?" Experts have stated that the majority of students entering elementary school today will be working in jobs that have not been created yet, using tools that have not been invented yet, solving problems that have not been thought of yet. During this interactive session, administrators will share how education is changing to help students develop life and work skills that will be needed in the future.

Engage 204 is a collaborative process between the community and District 204. Key to the success of this process is the collaboration and discussion between participants. District residents who attend will have the unique opportunity to share ideas and discuss topics in small groups in order to provide feedback to the Board of Education. Findings and recommendations will be presented to the Board of Education by July 2018. All District 204 residents are invited to participate in Engage 204. RSVP is appreciated, but not required at For more information, visit

Ozzie Reading Club… The Kane County Cougars Ozzie Reading program began Monday, January 22 and runs through March 19. It is earlier this year because our game date has been changed from May to April. Students who read 15 minutes daily will receive a free ticket and food voucher to a Kane County Cougars game. Welch's game day this year is April 23 at 6:30pm. Welch's chorus will be singing the National Anthem! The reading verification form can be found here: Parent verification forms can be signed every two weeks and returned to your child's teacher. Please visit for details. Any questions can be directed to Mrs. Domek in the Welch LMC. Happy Reading!​—

Battle of the Bluestems… Will you be watching the Battle of the Bluestems this year? If your child is in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade and has read at least 10 Bluestem books this year they can participate on a team at a Welch Battle of the Bluestems. If you have read all 20 books they can be a captain! Teams have a maximum of 3 players. This following form must be filled out and returned by February 27, 2018 to the LMC. Welch Battle of the Bluestems will be held on March 6 from 3:35-4:15. Top two teams will be invited to a district Battle of the Bluestems to be held at Graham Elementary school on March 12 at 5:00pm. Permission Slip:

WELCH PTA-HEARTLAND BLOOD DRIVE FEBRUARY 15TH...Help two great causes with one act of kindness. Please consider donating blood on February 15. You will not only be helping Heartland Blood Centers you will also be helping raise funds for the PTA! For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call or text Tammy Smith Talbot (708) 602-6764. We are also in need of 3-4 volunteers to assist with checking people in. If interested please let Tammy know. Thanks in advance for your support of these two great causes!!

WELCH PTA OFFICER NOMINATIONS...Would you like to be part of the Welch PTA leadership? Elections will be held at the April meeting, but nominations are taking place now. PTA Officer positions are President or Co-President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. At this time, there are no candidates for the Vice President, and Treasurer positions. Please contact the Nominating Committee at welchelementarypta@gmail. com if you are interested in an officer position!

WELCH PTA 'SHARE' your EMOJIcon DANCE PARTY FEBRUARY 9TH...The Welch PTA sponsored Dance Party is coming on Friday, February 9th from 6:30-8:30PM. Make sure to purchase your tickets at the discounted rate of $8 an adult and $4 a child before January 31st. Tickets will be sold at the door as well for $10 an adult and $5 a child. You can also order your family a pizza in advance. Look for the pink flyer to go home for more information or contact Tonia Brock at Please consider making a donation: bottled water/juice boxes/monetary or a peanut free snack.

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