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News from Mrs. Nowak - February 26

Reported by on 2/27/18

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

Monday, February 26th
NO School Store
Six Flags Reading Logs DUE!
Felting Art Club 3:35 PM

Tuesday, February 27th
Student Council 8:10 AM
Smencil Sales 8:50 AM
Young Authors Cafe 9:30 AM

Wednesday, February 28th
Mascot Day!
2nd Grade Musical Performance 7:00 PM

Thursday, March 1st
No School - Parent Teacher Conferences 1:00 - 8:00 PM

Friday, March 2nd
No School - Institute Day

Monday, March 5th
Ozzie Third Base Vouchers Due
School Store 8:50 AM
Felting Art Club 3:35 PM
Floor Hockey 3:35 PM

Tuesday, March 6th
Smencil Sales 8:50 AM
Comedy Club 3:35 PM
BlueStem Battle 3:35 PM

Wednesday, March 7th
White Tiger Wednesday!
Green Club 3:35 PM
Floor Hockey 3:35 PM

Thursday, March 8th
Choir 8:00 AM
Peer Buddies 3:35 PM
Postal Club 3:35 PM

Friday, March 9th
Coding Club 8:20 AM
School Store 8:50 AM
Yearbook Orders Due!!
Science Fair 6:30 PM

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.

Spring Conferences…Parent/Teacher conferences will occur on Thursday, March 1. The district will continue to use PowerPTC for conference scheduling. Parents should have received an email on last night with directions for setting up their accounts. Please follow these steps right away so the email does not get lost in the shuffle. PowerPTC will be open for scheduling on Monday, February 19. If your child’s teacher feels that a conference is necessary, he/she will contact you prior to the opening of the scheduling window. If you do not hear from the team, but you would still like a conference, you can schedule one through PowerPTC. Please note that spaces are limited. If you have any questions or challenges activating or setting up your account, please contact Sarah Nowak.

Yearbook Sales… If you have not already purchased a yearbook, this is your last chance! Order forms were sent home with students last week or you can order one online at Simply go to the site and use the dropdown menu to order a book for Arlene Welch Elementary School. The cost of the book is $13.00 and orders are due March 9th!

PTA Science Fair… The Welch Elementary Science Fair is just 2 weeks away! This fun event will be held on Friday, March 9 and is open to all students with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM). To register online, visit Students who register by March 1 will receive a special souvenir!

Display boards are available for $5 (colors include white, green, red, blue, yellow or black) and can be purchased from the school office (checks payable to Welch PTA or exact change, please).

Parent volunteers are needed to help run the event and are very much appreciated. To sign up, visit

Teachers Dinner… On Thursday, March 1st the PTA is providing a lunch for the teachers and staff during parent teacher conferences. We'd like to also provide a basket with snacks and drinks for the teachers during conferences on Thursday. If you're interested in donating a snack or beverage for our amazing teachers please sign up below. Please remember everything needs to be individually wrapper for easy on the go. We have over 50+ teachers and staff! Please drop off snacks by Wednesday, February 28th.

Teachers Conference Dinner

Box Tops for Education Due February 27th… It's Box Tops for Education time again. Please collect your Box Tops and return to school by 2/27/2018. Thank you. Please direct any questions you have to Lauren Delahoussaye at 312-206-2151 or

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:

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