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News from Mrs. Nowak - April 20

Reported by lynn_domek@ipsd.org on 4/20/18

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

Monday, April 23
School Store 8:50 AM

Tuesday, April 24
Smencil Sales 8:50 AM
Comedy Workshop 3:35 PM

Wednesday, April 25
Countdown Day A - America Day!
Wear Red, White, and Blue!
PTA Meeting 9:30 AM
Welch Chess Club 3:35 PM
Welch Walkers 3:35 PM
Spring Wiffleball 3:35 PM

Thursday, April 26
Countdown Day B - Beach Day! Wear sunglasses and fun summer clothes!
Choir 8:00 AM
Postal Club 3:35 PM

Friday, April 27
No School! School Improvement Planning Day

Walk In Registration/Residency… Please mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 1st from 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM and then from 4:00 - 7:00 PM for Welch’s Walk-In Registration! Information about Walk-In Registration is included in the registration packets that were sent home with current K - 4 students earlier this week. If you received a letter requesting that you prove residency, please do so as soon as possible. Student registration will NOT be available until you have provided complete Proof of Residency.

26 Day Countdown… It is hard to believe that we are nearing the end of the school year! We will be participating in a school-wide 26 day countdown this year! Please see attached document with information about each of the fun days. It will also be included in the upcoming dates/events section of the newsletter each week!

Spring Pictures… Spring Picture Proofs were sent home with students this week— please note that orders are due on Thursday, April 26th.

Field Day… Welch’s Field Day is coming up on Thursday, May 31st! Our theme this year is Dr. Seuss, and we are looking for volunteers to help make this day a success! Please see attached link if you are interested in helping out on this fun filled day!

Field Day Volunteers

Bernie’s Books…Welch Girl Scout Troop 50584 is starting an annual book drive (April 30th to May 11th)! The goal is to donate 1,000 books to Bernie’s Book Bank and help 100 children! Starting April 30th, each classroom will have a bin to collect books from birth to 6th grade. Donated books will be used to replenish Welch classroom libraries. The rest will be donated to Bernie’s Book Bank (https://www.berniesbookbank.org/about/) which gives books to at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Donation Tax Receipt: https://cloud4good.tfaforms.net/384515

Scullen Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Information… Please mark your calendar for Monday, April 30th from 6:30 - 7:30pm for our Scullen 5th Grade Parent night. This will be an opportunity to meet with 6th grade teachers, counselors, and administration. Scullen staff will provide information on the Middle School experience for your children as well as the opportunities and resources that are provided. Hope to see you April 30th from 6:30 - 7:30pm at Scullen Middle School. If you are not able to attend this event, all presentations will be available on the Scullen Website.

Moving… If your family is moving and will not be attending Welch in the fall, please complete the attached form and return it to Welch’s Main Office as soon as possible.

Scullen STEM Night… Scullen is hosting a STEM Night on Tuesday, April 24th, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. STEM Night is a free event for all Scullen and feeder school students and their families to engage in hands-on learning about STEM. Bring the whole family to learn a few new things about science, technology, engineering, and math. ​—​—​—

Fifth Grade Farewell… Please consider volunteering for the 5th Grade Farewell Celebration for our 2018 5th grade students before they move onto Middle School! This is a day where we will be celebrating them ALL DAY LONG! The day will include field games, bounce houses, entertainment, DJ, goody bags and more. We cannot do this without your help!! The day will be split with both morning and afternoon shifts. Families are invited to sign up for one or both! The link to sign up is below:

Fifth Grade Volunteer Sign Up

ABC Countdown (pdf)

Moving (pdf)

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