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April 24, 2015

Hello Maureen M. Welch Parents,


Blood Drive at MMW

The PTO will be hosting an American Red Cross blood drive in the school gymnasium on Monday, May 11th. The drive will be from 3pm-8pm. Appointments are preferred and can be made by signing up online at You will need to enter Sponsor Code: Welch for our registration table of time slots.

Did you know that every day in the United States, roughly 44,000 pints of blood are needed? Every donation may help save up to three lives. Please consider donating. Tell your family, friends and neighbors. This is not just a Welch event, this is open to the entire community. Questions? Please email the PTO at

Earth Day

We have several activities planned for the school on Earth Day. One is a fundraiser to raise money to buy a water fountain that allows students to refill water bottles "hands free." This will be another way to encourage students to use refillable water bottles. Students are asked to wear green next Wednesday (April 22nd) and to donate their loose change on this day. More details about the fundraiser can be found at this link:

Make a CHANGE - Earth Day Activity

CR Elementary Report Card Survey

We will soon be approaching the end of our first year using the revised Council Rock Elementary Report Card. As previously communicated, an opportunity is being provided for parents to share their feedback. Please click on the following LINK to access a parent survey. The survey link will be open until Friday, April 24th.

Recycling Contest

Suburban Waste Services (formerly Abitibi) is the collector of our recycled paper. This company provides our school with funds based on how much is collected in our recycling bin each month. These funds help pay for many student activities around the school. Suburban Waste Services is running a contest during the month of April in which three different $500 cash prizes will be awarded to organizations that have the most creative outreach program, the highest monthly volume and the greatest improvement in volume of collected material. We’re hoping that families can help out by sending recycled paper to school or that parents can drop off their paper directly into the bin next to our school. The contest runs all during the month of April – the staff and I appreciate your support. Paper Recycling Contest

PTO Elections for 2015-2016

MMW PTO Elections are just around the corner for the 2015-2016 School Year. Elections for the MMW PTO Board of Directors will be held at the April PTO Meeting, and elections for the Committee Chairs will be held at the May PTO Meeting. The nominating chair needs your help! If you are interested in being part of the Nominating Committee, please contact Kimberly Patrizi at

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, April 24th – PTO Pretzel Sale
  • Tuesday, April 28th – PTO Meeting, 7pm

Field Day - Friday, May 8th

It looks like there's going to be awesome weather this weekend - enjoy!

Joe MacClay


Maureen M. Welch Elementary School

750 New Road

Churchville, PA 18966