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    Are you looking for a FREE and FUN FAMILY activity?  Maybe you're looking to join the All Ranks Club!  Whatever the reason, students at Welch can once again participate in finding Ryder, the Caesar Rodney mascot.  Click the link here to learn more and see photos of Welch families on the hunt.


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 Weekly Reminder

 May 18, 2016

KINDERGARTEN AUTHOR’S TEA – Thursday, May 19 – 2:10 pm

STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING – Thursday, May 19 – 3:15 – 4:15 pm

CAREER FAIR/ARMED FORCES DAY – Friday, May 20. Wear pink and/or green to support Welch Girls on the Run 5k on Saturday or Red, White & Blue for Armed Forces Day.

GIRLS ON THE RUN 5K – Saturday, May 21 – Silver Lake Park, Dover – 10:00 a.m.

FIELD DAY – All students are to pack their lunches on field day. If you would like the Cafeteria to provide a bag lunch for your child, please let their teacher know no later than Friday, May 20. Make sure that there is money on your child’s lunch account if you will be ordering a lunch for your child for field day. Thank you.

PTA BOX TOPS – The final box top collection for this school year will be Monday, May 23. Many box tops expire on June 1st, so get them turned in to your teacher. Thank you for all your support this year. You have sent in over 22,000 box tops, earning the school over “$2,200.”

CAFETERIA NEWS – The last day for lunch charges is June 1, 2016. Please make sure your child’s account is current. You can contact Mrs. Talley, Cafeteria Manager, if you would like to check your child’s account balance by calling the Main Office (674-9080) and asking for extension #305.

KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION AND 5th GRADE MOVING ON CEREMONY – If you are attending either of these ceremonies and you want to sign your child out afterwards, you must come back to the school to do so. NO child(ren) will be released to parents at the ceremonies.


May 21 - Girls on the Run Race

23 - Final box top collection

24 - Kindergarten Field Trip to Salisbury Zoo – 8:35 am – 2:30 pm

25 - Field Day – Grades K – 2

26 - Field Day – Grades 3 – 5

- Talent Show/Dance Team Showcase – 5:30 pm

27 - 4th Grade Field Trip to St. Jones Estuary

- 5th Grade talk

30 - Memorial Day – Schools Closed

31 - 2nd Grade Field Trip to Downtown Dover

 School Physicals
If you are a Parents/legal guardian of children that receive medical care at Dover Air Force Base Clinic click here to learn how to receive a school physical.
Smarter Balanced Practice Tests
    Did you miss the Weekend Call from Mr. Payne?
    If so click here to see a copy of his announcement. 
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The Caesar Rodney School District has created a Caesar Rodney Centennial Celebration Specialty License Plate that can be displayed on your vehicle. A one-time registration fee of $25 will pay for the specialty license plate. For all the information on this centennial license plate, click on the link below: 
 CR Plate
Click Here for Details!
An Equal Opportunity Employer
The Caesar Rodney School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in employment or educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, veteran or marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification or genetic information in accordance with State and Federal laws. Inquiries about compliance should be made to the Title IX, District 504 and ADA Compliance Officers: Paul L. Dunbar Administrative Building, 7 Front Street, Wyoming DE, 19934. Phone (302)698-4800.
Our Vision:

Meet or exceed the annual ESEA targets in all cells in the school accountability system. Maintain a safe environment in an atmosphere of caring discipline. Provide opportunities that encourage a partnership of families, district staff members, students and the community. Project revenue resources to maintain the strong financial position necessary to support the needs of the district. Coordinate the district’s resources and create a plan that aims to ensure all students enrolled in the Caesar Rodney School District for three or more consecutive years will perform at or above grade level by the end of the student’s third year of enrollment.

Our Mission:

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.​

The Four A's

Academics    Arts    Athletics   Atmosphere

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Contact (Ombudsperson) Joseph Flinn Hotline: 1-800-220-5414

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