Welch Weekly Reminder
“The road to success is always under
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
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.
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!
Here are 10 ways to support learning at home:
Make reading a fun adventure by reading aloud to your child
Ask and answer questions about the books you read together.
Take turns asking and answering such questions as
how. Help your child find evidence in the text
that supports the answers.
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.
Nonfiction books, in particular, feed young, curious minds.
They also help kids develop knowledge and vocabulary.
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.
Help your child learn the “smart words” to know. Use clues
on the page or look in a book’s glossary to reinforce key
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.
Read about it. Write about it. Ask your child to describe in
words what he or she sees in a picture.
Talk about books with your child—and make the conversations
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!
May 2 - 5th Grade Spring Band Concert
3 - Old Dover Days – “Maypole Dancing on
5 - Teacher Appreciation Week
7 - Interim reports issued
- National School Nurse Day
9 - Popcorn Friday
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
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.
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-providing an enriching and nurturing environment in which
all children feel safe, lovable, and capable;
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learning styles, and emotional needs; and encourage children
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