Principal Weekly Update

April 4-8

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From the Principal

Dear Welchester Community,

We made it through our first CMAS units! Our kids did a great job on their ELA test! We saw a lot of focus, perseverance and growth mindset.

World's Finest Chocolate orders will be ready for pick up after school on Tuesday, April 6th. If possible, please plan to pick up orders. In the past, our experience has been that sending it with kids, it doesn't always all make it home :)

The test schedule is available on our school website:

Testing will be Tuesday-Thursday from 8:15 AM-12PM. Please work to ensure your child arrives to school on time during this period. Students who arrive to school after testing begins may need to do make up testing if testing has already begun. This is to ensure a quiet, standardized testing environment. Additionally, we have tried to schedule testing at times to minimally interfere with our regular daily schedule. Please make note of your child’s testing times and please try not to schedule appointments for your child during this time.

Please take an opportunity to speak to your child about the test experience. It is important that children approach the test with seriousness and confidence. We count on your support in the following ways:

  • Please help alleviate any anxieties your child may have about the testing and encourage them to take the test seriously and to put in their best effort.

  • Please ensure your child eats a wholesome, nutritious breakfast each day.

  • Please ensure your child is rested and ready to do his/her best work.

If you have any questions about testing, please feel free to call or email your child's teacher.


Upcoming Dates:

April 6- PTA Meeting, 5:30

April 21- Multicultural Night

April 22- No School (non contact day)

May 6- Flex testing day (by appointment)

In Partnership,

Bethany Robinson

Science Fair 2022-Meet the Scientists!

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Ninja Nation is coming to Welchester!

As a reward for hard work and perseverance, we will be blowing off some steam on Friday, April 15th with Ninja Nation Obstacle Course! Students grades K-5 will have an opportunity to participate. Grades 3-5 earn their ticket to participate through their CMAS efforts. This will be FREE to all students and will take place during their scheduled specials time.

Athletic Shoes Required: Please note that all participants are required to wear athletic shoes to access the Ninja Nation Mobile course. Anyone wearing flip flops, crocs, boots, dress shoes, socks or bare feet will not be able to participate.

All students must have a waiver signed to participate.

LAST CALL: Nominate a Welchester Teacher!

Every year, the Golden Schools Foundation awards two Golden-area teachers with a Teacher Recognition Award. They receive $1,000 to spend in their classrooms, and a beautiful crystal apple to recognize them for their amazing contributions to our schools. Golden Schools Foundation is currently accepting nominations from parents, students, principals or other staff members. Nominations are due April 5.

Nomination form online

JSEL Registration

JSEL Registration is open now! Dates are June 6- July 15.

For more information, please click here.

About Us

Welchester is a high-achieving, professional learning community with about 300 students, located in Golden, Colorado. We have a strong commitment to students, staff development, collaboration and learning. Teachers at Welchester use progress monitoring methods to regularly assess student achievement, set goals and change instruction to best meet the needs of individual students.

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