Welch Weekly Reminder
“Lucky parents who have fine children have lucky children
who have fine parents.”
FROM HOME & SCHOOL CONNECTION – Look Ahead –
Suggest that your child use winter break to get a head start
on the new year. They could clean out folders and binders or
organize their desk, for instance. If they have a long-term
project coming up, they might start working on it now. Doing
just one small task each day will make a difference.
From the ALT,
Mrs. Yencer: Helpful Parent tips for the Common Core
The Common Core Shifts
What to Look for in the Backpack?
What Can You Do?
ELA: Your child
will learn how to write from what they read.
Look for writing assignments that ask your child to make
arguments in writing using evidence. For 4th and 5th
graders, this might mean reading and writing about
The Kids Guide to Money, a non-fictional book by
Encourage writing at home. Write together using evidence
Your child will now be asked to use math in real-world situations.
for math assignments that are based on the real world.
For instance, homework for 5th graders might include
adding fractions as part of a dessert recipe or
determining how much pizza friends ate based on
Provide time every day for your child to work on math
DAFB Tree Lighting –
All are invited to attend the DAFB Tree Lighting at 5:00 pm
on Thursday, December 5. This event is held outdoors, in
front of the chapel in Base Housing. The Welch Chorus will
1st Grade Concert –
Friday, December 6 at 6:30 pm in the Welch Gym. All first
graders should dress up for this special event.
Chorus Winter Concert –
Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm in the Welch Gym.
Thank you to all
who donated to Stockings for Soldiers! Our school raised
FROM THE PTA – 1) The Holiday Shoppe
will be open next week, December 9 – 13!! You will receive
the schedule, a letter explaining how it works, along with
an envelope for money, and your child’s shopping list to
bring on their scheduled shopping day. The shop will be open
to students during their scheduled times and from 3:05 –
3:30 on Monday, Tue3sday & Thursday for family shopping.
Please note – an adult must come with shoppers for
after school shopping. 2) Candy Cane Grams – We are
selling Candy Cane Grams this year! Send one to any Welch
student or staff member for just 50 cents. Each student
will bring home a form to return with payment by December
13. They will be delivered on December 20. 3) The
Spirit Shop will be open on Friday, December 6 at the
1st Grade and Chorus Concert. In addition to
our usual spirit shop items, Smencils and Spiritwear, we
will also have some fresh flowers for parents to
purchase for their performers!
PARKING SPACES –
The parking spaces in front of the school facing the road
are reserved and marked accordingly. Please do not park in
these spaces even if they are empty. If there is an empty
space, more than likely that person is running errands for
the school, attending a meeting, at an appointment, or at
lunch, etc. and will be returning. Your continued support
and understanding is greatly appreciated.
Dec. 11 -
Reading Night – 6:30 pm
Dec. 23 – Jan. 1 -
2013/2014 Class Supply Lists
Click on the grade level to view a list of the supplies each
student should bring for the first day of school
Have you heard?
teachers are A+ Dancers!
Check out the video of the
Have you heard about
Donorschoose.org is an online charity connecting
people to a classroom in need. Below is a list of
current classrooms at Welch that have requests on Donors
choose. Please check them out, and maybe even
No current Donorschoose.org requests
Looking for Something to do? Check out the
Military Kids Calendar
for Information regarding School Choice?
CRSD School Choice direct link
2013-2014 Hours of Operation
Doors open promptly at
School starts -
**Students must be IN CLASS by
in order to be ON TIME!**
Daily School Procedures
**Special Notice to Parents - If your child is late to
school, please come in and sign your child in at the main
office. This is a district-wide procedure and also a safety
If your child is absent or tardy, it is mandatory to provide
a written excuse. The office will keep the excuses on file
and annotates whether or not the absence is excused.
Our Mission Statement
Our mission is to make a lasting, positive impact on the
lives of the children, parents and community that we serve
-providing an enriching and nurturing environment in which
all children feel safe, lovable, and capable;
-providing experiences that address individual abilities,
learning styles, and emotional needs; and encourage children
to treat others with respect and kindness.
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