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News from Mrs. Nowak - February 12

Reported by lynn_domek@ipsd.org on 2/12/18

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

Monday, February 12th
School Store @ 8:50 AM
Floor Hockey @ 3:35 PM

Tuesday, February 13th
Smencil Sales @ 8:50 AM

Wednesday, February 14th
Junior Achievement @ 8:00 AM
PTA Meeting @ 9:30 AM

Thursday, February 15th
Choir @ 8:00 AM
Jump Rope for Heart!
Postal Club @ 3:35 PM
STEAM Club @ 3 35 PM
Peer Buddies @ 3:35 PM
PTA Blood Drive 2:30 - 7:00 PM

Friday, February 16th
School Store @ 8:50 AM

Due to the hazardous conditions and the school being closed, our Friendship Celebrations and the PTA Valentine Dance Party that were scheduled for Friday were cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.

Kindergarten 1819… If you have a child who will be five (5) years old on or before September 1, 2018, he or she is eligible to enroll in kindergarten for the 2018-19 school year. Please see link below for important information about enrollment.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1f6FVtVoIaNlUb-i2PmUqJLIMGmLtbp6gUv2laypIrhM/edit?usp=sharing

Spring Conferences… Spring parent-teacher conferences will be on March 1. Staff will be contacting parents who they would like to meet with and discuss their student’s progress. Parents will use the PowerPTC online system to set up a conference. This is the new system launched last fall for scheduling parent-teacher conferences. The district asked PowerPTC to incorporate parent feedback to improve the system and make it more user friendly. In order to incorporate the changes, PowerPTC had to remove previous parent accounts before launching the revised version. Therefore, parents who are contacted by their teacher and asked to participate in the March 1 conference will need to set up a new PowerPTC account. You will receive information on setting up your account after your teacher contacts you.

Team IPEF Sign-Up… Set a great goal, get fit and make a difference for our schools! Team IPEF offers a unique opportunity to run for a cause as a charity partner in the Naperville Half Marathon or 5K on Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Runners commit to raise a minimum of $204 for 204 as they train and complete the half marathon on Sunday, October 22, 2017. All charity runners receive a $20 discount off race registration and get to choose a District 204 school they would like to represent. Visit​—— https://www.ipef204.org/teamipef/ to learn more or check out the video athttps://youtu.be/Sb4YYligwcY to see what Team IPEF is all about.

Valentines and Friendship Cards… Students are invited to bring in Valentines or friendship cards for their classmates that will be distributed on Wednesday, February 14th. Students that wish to participate should bring a card for every student in their class, but we ask that no food, candy or treats are sent in to be shared. Thank you!

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! 20 people equals $200. 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!

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