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News from Mrs. Nowak - April 27

Reported by on 4/27/18

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

Monday, April 30
C Day - Color Day: Dress in your favorite colors!
School Store 8:50 AM
Spring Wiffleball 3:35 PM
Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night @ SMS - 6:30 PM

Tuesday, May 1st
D Day - Dress up and DANCE day!
Walk In Registration - 9:30 AM - 2:30 PM— 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Comedy Workshop 3:35 PM

Wednesday, May 2nd
E Day - Exercise Day!
White Tiger Wednesday!
NO Welch Walkers
Welch Chess Club 3:35 PM
Spring Wiffleball 3:35 PM

Thursday, May 3rd
F Day - Favorite Book and snack you can eat while reading!
Choir 8:00 AM
Postal Club 3:35 PM

Friday, May 4th
G Day - Game Day!
School Store 8:50 AM

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 last week with current K - 4 students. Please ensure you have updated your Online Enrollment PRIOR to Walk-In Registration! This should be done in Home Access Center.

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 are 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!

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 Volunteer Sign Up

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 ( which gives books to at-risk infants, toddlers and school-age children throughout Chicagoland. Donation Tax Receipt:

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.

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 Farewell Sign Up

Donate to Support Families in Need… District 204 currently has 18 percent of its students qualifying for free or reduced lunch. This translates to more than 5,000 students. Purchasing school supplies so children are prepared for the school year can be challenging for low-income families. To address this problem, the Indian Prairie Parents' Council (IPPC) is hosting a drive to support families who may need assistance when their children return to school in August. If you would like to help make a difference for our families, you can make a donation in any amount by visiting If you would prefer to write a check, please make it payable to Indian Prairie Parents' Council. Checks can be mailed to Community Relations Coordinator, Crouse Education Center, 780 Shoreline Drive, Aurora, IL 60504. IPPC will use 100 percent of funds collected to purchase Meijer, Walmart and Target gift cards for distribution through the schools to families in need. Donations can be made through May 18.

ABC Countdown (pdf)

Moving (pdf)

Commonly Accessed Links and Info for Students, Parents and Community


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