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  • Help Welch Elementary School raise money

    for the St. Baldrick's Foundation!

    The St. Baldrick's Foundation funds childhood cancer research!  You can learn more about their work at their website St. Baldrick's Foundation.

    Welch Elementary wants to help in honor of our fantastic second grader, Von, who is fighting lymphoma.  Click on the picture below to visit Welch's fundraiser page!

    Von kicks off the fundraiser!

    Laps for Lymphoma Fundraising Link

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  • Weekly Reminder for September 20

    “Children learn more from what you are than what you teach.”


    PTA MEETING – today at 3:55 pm.


    VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION – today 4:00 pm.


    NINJAS IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND LAPS FOR LYMPHOMA – Tomorrow night – 5:00 pm for those who RSVP’d. It will be a fun night of racing through housing to learn about our school to raising money for childhood cancer. There will be pizza, prizes and bounce houses.


    TEACHER IN-SERVICE – Friday, September 22 – Schools Closed.


    FROM READING CONNECTION – “Writing that makes sense.” – As your child first learns to write, their stories may not always make sense to others. Help their writing flow logically with these two ideas: 1) Even if your child isn’t writing sentences yet, they can tell you stories. As they describe the new class pet or something funny that happened at lunch, you can jot down his tale. He’ll practice relating events in a logical order, and that can help when they put their thoughts and ideas down on paper themselves; 2) Let your child read their stories to you. Ask questions to encourage them to add information (“What did you do with your friends at recess?”) or to clear up a confusing part (“Who said, ‘Let’s go home’ – you or your brother?”).


    HEALTHY CONNECTIONS – Keep things positive – Kid’s don’t like to hear what they can’t do, tell them what they can do instead. Keep it fun and positive. Everyone likes to be praised for a job well done. Celebrate successes and help children and teens develop a good self-image.


    3RD, 4TH & 5TH GRADE STUDENTS will be playing recorders in music class. Please have your child bring in their recorder or they can purchase one for $3 from Mrs. Walls. Please contact Mrs. Walls with any concerns:


    CHORUS MEMBERS – please look for more information about Chorus, (including what group your child is in), in the Wednesday envelope today.


    PARENTS – we have received quite a few forms that have only listed the child’s first name; please make sure whenever you send in RSVPs, forms for the school, etc. that you put your child’s first and last names. Also, if you send in a check for your child’s cafeteria account, please be sure to put their first and last names in the Memo section of the check. Thank you.



    Sept. 26 - PTA Box Tops due

    27 - Math Info Night – (Information forthcoming)

    Oct. 3 - Kindergarten Academy – 9:35 – 10:25 (Room 123)

    4 - Interim reports issued

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    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.


    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