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 issue.

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.
 

Why Welch?

Did you know that our school is named after a brave man named Major George S. Welch?  He was America's first WW II Air Hero!  To learn more click here

 

Welch Weekly Reminder

Updated 4/16/2014

“The road to success is always under construction.”

                                                                                                                Anonymous

HOME & SCHOOL CONNECTION – Whisper magic – Having trouble getting your child to listen? Here’s an idea teachers often use in the classroom: Instead of raising your voice, talk softly, or even whisper. Chances are your youngster will stop what they’re doing to hear what you’re saying.

MAYPOLE – There is a mandatory dress rehearsal at 6:00 pm in the Welch gym TONIGHT (Wednesday, April 16). Parents: There will be a short meeting after the rehearsal to discuss important information about the Maypole performance on May 3rd.  Please plan to be there for the rehearsal and meeting!

5TH GRADE – 5th Grade Author’s Tea – April 17 – 10:30 am.

GOOD FRIDAY AND SPRING BREAK- April 18-25; school reopens April 28

FROM THE PTA-Keep sending in your box tops to help your class reach their goal and win a classroom reward!  At the end of the year, the K-2 and 3-5 class with the most collected box tops all year long will win a pizza party and their names will go on the Box Top Trophy!  The top three classes right now are: K-2: Mrs. Hastings, Mrs. Diehl and Miss. Warriner; 3-5: Ms. Boris, Mrs. Scott and Mrs. Robinson.

From the ALT, Mrs. Yencer: Helpful Parent tips for the Common Core Transition:  These newly adopted standards in English Language Arts and Math are important for your student’s future success!

10 Tips for Parents

Here are 10 ways to support learning at home:

Ø  Make reading a fun adventure by reading aloud to your child each evening.

Ø  Ask and answer questions about the books you read together. Take turns asking and answering such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how. Help your child find evidence in the text that supports the answers.

Ø  Choice is a powerful motivator. Let your child choose a book that inspires him or her. Suggest topics or books that you think will be of special interest.

Ø  Nonfiction books, in particular, feed young, curious minds. They also help kids develop knowledge and vocabulary.

Ø  Make connections between words, ideas and events. Look for the rich connections in nonfiction and literary texts—big ideas and details, causes and effects, and steps in a process. For example, ask your child to explain the different stages an animal goes through as it grows up.

Ø  Help your child learn the “smart words” to know. Use clues on the page or look in a book’s glossary to reinforce key vocabulary.

Ø  Pictures can say as much as words. Spend extra time looking at photos, illustrations, diagrams and maps. Often, the picture helps explain the words, or it gives extra information that enriches the text.

Ø  Read about it. Write about it. Ask your child to describe in words what he or she sees in a picture.

Ø  Talk about books with your child—and make the conversations count.

Ø  Nonfiction doesn’t just live between the covers of a book. Take your child to a zoo, gaze at the stars at night, or study a bug. Have fun!

scholastic.com/discovermore.

 LOOKING AHEAD

May 2   -           5th Grade Spring Band Concert – CRHS

-             Spirit Day

        3  -           Old Dover Days – “Maypole Dancing on the Green”

        5  -           Teacher Appreciation Week

        7  -           Interim reports issued

            -           National School Nurse Day

        9  -           Popcorn Friday

 

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Have you heard?  Welch Elementary

 teachers are A+ Dancers!

Check out the video of the 2013 Flash Mob

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 Have you heard about

Donors Choose?

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 donate! :)

No current Donorschoose.org requests
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2013-2014 Hours of Operation
Doors open promptly at 8:05am
School starts - 8:20am
**Students must be IN CLASS by 8:20am in order to be ON TIME!**
Tardy -
8:21am
Dismissal - 3:05pm

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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 issue.

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.

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Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of the children, parents and community that we serve by:

-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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To learn more about The Fish Philosophy

Click here

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Ombudsperson

 Contact info:

Delaware Department of Justice, School Crime and Bullying Contact Information, Ombudsperson 1 800 220-5414.  

Cr Bullying and CyberBullying Policy

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Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to make a lasting, positive impact on the lives of the children, parents and community that we serve by:

-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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