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Welch Weekly Reminder
April 5,  2017

SPRING PICTURES – If you are purchasing spring pictures, please send exact cash or check. Please return all pictures not being purchased to your child’s teacher. Thank you.


YEARBOOK ORDERS – Don’t forget - After spring break, the price for yearbooks is $15.00. New this year – you can order online at – yearbook ID# 13065917. Please send exact cash (we do not keep cash on the premises) or a check made payable to Welch Elementary. Thank you.


VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION – April 6th – 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.


PTA SPIRIT FRIDAY – Friday, April 7th.



Afternoon conferences for those who received a request






CHORUS CONCERT – Wednesday, April 12th at 7:00 pm in the Welch Gym. All chorus members should plan to “dress up” to look their best for this special performance.


PTA NOMINATIONS – The Welch PTA will have several vacant board positions for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. If you’re interested or know someone who is, send in your nomination today! Nominations will be accepted from March 29th – May 10th. Contact the PTA with any questions at Open positions are President and Vice President.


PTA Military Children – The PTA has set up an email for families to share their “we support our military children” pictures. The email is




Apr. 10 - Egg Decorating Contest

12 - Report cards issued

Chorus Concert – 7 pm

13 - Awards Assembly – 8:30 – 1st & 2nd grades; 10:00 – 3rd, 4th & 5th grades

PTA – Month of the Military Child Skate Night – 6 – 8 pm (NO RSVP)

14 – 21 - Spring Break – Schools Closed – return to school April 24


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)”

  • The DeSSA/DCAS spring testing window is open from March 1st through June 1st, 2017. Each teacher will communicate specific testing dates with students and their families. 


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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.

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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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