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  • Welch Book Fair Volunteers

    Contact Mrs. Crist at for more information!


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Weekly Reminder

  • Weekly Reminder: Wednesday, April 18

    “Nothing we do for children is ever wasted.”






    HEALTHY CONNECTION: Food is not love. Find better ways to say “I love you.” When foods are used to reward kids and show affection, they may start using food to cope with stress or other emotions. Offer hugs, praise, and attention instead of food treats.


    YEARBOOK – Don’t forget to order a yearbook. The price is now $15.00. You can pay online, cash or by check made payable to Welch Elementary School.


    SWEEPSTAKES FOR MILITARY CHILDREN – To celebrate our young heroes’ service and sacrifice, the Exchange is offering incredible prizes for military children. The sweepstakes run until April 30. For a complete list of Month of the Military Child sweepstakes and to enter, authorized shoppers can visit at No purchase is necessary.


    BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS – Mrs. Crist is in need of volunteers to help students shop starting Monday, April 23rd to Thursday, April 26th. Interested volunteers can visit the Welch Website to sign up!


    CALLING ALL INCOMING KINDERGARTEN FAMILIES – Incoming kindergarten parents are invited to Dr. Weber’s kindergarten classroom to learn all about kindergarten expectations on May 8th at 9:35 am. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn how to help your future kindergartener get ready for school, hear insights from kindergarten teachers, and meet other kindergarten families. Since this is an event targeted to parents and caregivers, there will even be childcare provided by the PTA! If you’d like to attend, please email


    FROM THE CAFETERIA – Please note all peanut butter tables are now ALL nut free tables.




    April 23-27 - Book Fair

    25 - Report cards issued

    26 - Band field trip to CRHS for practice – 9:00 am

    - 5th Grade Gala Band Concert at CRHS – 7:00 pm

    27 - 3rd MP Awards Assembly – 1st-2nd – 9:00 am; 3rd-5th – 10:30 am

    - Abbreviated Day – Dismissal: 12:45

    - Afternoon conferences for those who received a conference request

    30 - Student Council Meeting after school



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2018-19 School Year At a Glance

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Bus Routes

Bell Schedule


    The State of Delaware is experiencing a severe bus driver shortage
    and the Caesar Rodney School District is taking proactive steps to keep our buses running. 

    With the alignment of bell times for both the secondary and elementary schools,
    we have dramatically increased our efficiency as each bus can service both sets of schools.

    Double runs means fewer drivers are needed and cuts transportation costs as well.
    Furthermore, the bell time alignment allows for more middle school students
    to attend high school classes for distance learning experiences.

    The change was made out of necessity - primarily due to bus routes being refused
    or dropped by our bus contractors and their inability of finding bus drivers.

    After a community committee studied the issue, a decision was made to change start
    times so that we were still able to provide transportation services to our families.

    Early Dismissal Times are TBA. Please share. Thank you.


CR License

    The Caesar Rodney School District has created a Caesar Rodney 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: 
     Specialty 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

Department of Justice Bullying Prevention and School Crime

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

George Welch Elementary School © 2014 302-674-9080 Fax: 302-674-0682 3100 Hawthorne Drive, Dover , DE 19901