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Welch Weekly Reminder

December 1, 2016 

KINDERGARTEN ACADEMY – Our next Kindergarten Academy is on Wednesday, December 7th at 1:05 pm in Mrs. Weber’s kindergarten classroom. Kindergarten families will learn how to help their kindergartener become a writer!

DAFB Tree Lighting: December 6th at 5:30 pm at the Chapel across from Welch. Our Welch chorus will perform!

First Grade Concert: Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm. All first graders should dress up and look their very best for this special concert!

Chorus Concert: Our Welch Chorus Concert will follow the First Grade Concert on December 8th. The Chorus concert will begin at 7:15 p.m.

Gate Access for Concerts: If you have family or friends who do not have gate access but would like to attend either concert on December 8th, please call the school office to put their name and information on a list for gate access. The access request will be submitted to Pass & Registration for approval on Friday, December 2 by 2:00 pm.

PTA “Spirit Friday” – December 2nd.

CAFETERIA – It is important to make sure your child’s lunch account is current. You can check your child’s account by calling 674-9080, Ext. 305.


December 6 - Expressway 2 Your Student’s Success workshop – 11:30- 12:30 –

DAFB Youth Center (Accommodation: Behavior and 504 Plans)

- Volunteer Orientation – 4 pm

- DAFB Tree Lighting Ceremony – 5:30 pm

7 - Kindergarten Academy – 1:05 pm

8 - 1st Grade Concert – 6:30 pm

- Welch Chorus Concert – 7:15 pm

12-16 - PTA Holiday Shoppe

14 - Interims issued

15 - 3rd Grade Field Trip to Herr’s Potato Chip Factory

19 - Caroling through the neighborhood – 6 pm

20 - Board of Education Meeting – 7 pm – Charlton

21 - PTA Meeting – 3:15



2017-18 School Choice open enrollment begins Monday, November 7th, 2016 and closes Wednesday January 11th 2017. Kindergarten School Choice is open until the first day of the 2017-18 school year. Applications can only be done on-line and will be available on the district website at under School Information in the School Choice folder on Monday 11/7 at 8:00am. All applications require proof of residency be uploaded and Kindergarten applicants must upload the student birth certificate.


o All Kindergarteners, 5th graders, and 8th graders who are attending one of the CR schools and who live out of district (Inter School Choice) must apply to roll to 1st grade, 6th grade, and 9th grade.

o All Kindergarteners and 5th graders that live in the district (Intra School Choice) and are attending a CR school by Choice and want to roll to a school other than their home school must apply. This includes the language programs for the elementary student.

o All students that live within the district and want to change schools.

o Any student who is not currently attending a CR school and would like to attend one of the CR schools.


Students currently attending CR School and applying must submit:

o Application

o Supplemental form

o Proof of residency

The only accepted proof of residency is current mortgage, rental or lease agreement with parents name and address on it, OR current electric, gas, oil, propane, water or sewer bill with parent name and address on it If the parent cannot supply one of the about POR they need to contact me.


C or better in all grades

No discipline issues

Less than 9 days of missed school

(2 tardies or early dismissals is a missed day of school & everyday not in school

excused or not)

**ALL SCHOOL CHOICE APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE DONE ON-LINE  (Click here for the School Choice Webpage)”

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