Wellington News & Updates

March 27, 2023

A Note from Mrs. Strange

March weather came in with a fury but this month has brought many happy experiences for our students as well! Thanks to each of you for helping to make our PTA's Readsolotl Readathon a huge success! Not only did we surpass our initial goal of $20,000 but our students exceeded the $25,000 stretch goal as well! Our students have earned some fun schoolwide experiences for exceeding our $25,000 stretch goal last week including taping Mrs. Strange to the wall, Kona Ice, and mix-it-up lunch where students could sit at any table with friends for lunch! We have more fun in store for the month of April with the Principal Team working on the roof and playing Gaga ball during recess times! Our PTA is working hard to ensure that all students receive their prizes, thank you for your patience!

Our 4th and 5th grade students will be participating in Learning Checks this week for the purpose of determining mastery of standards in Reading and Math in a testing environment similar to what they will experience during state testing in May. Students will have a 60 minute math and reading section each as well as Science for 4th grade (Tuesday) and Social Studies and Editing/Mechanics for 5th grade (Thursday). Our 3rd graders will have their Learning Check on Monday, April 17. Students will begin at 8:00 a.m. on their testing days, just like we will in May. This is an annual practice that we do to assist students with adjusting to what a state testing session will feel like. Students in grades K-2 will not participate in Learning Checks, but may have their special area class at a different time one or two days as we adjust schedules for our intermediate students. As with any academic benchmark, we ask that students get a good night's rest, a good breakfast, and arrive on time to school so that we may begin our testing sessions on time.

I am very proud of our students and appreciate all that you as families do to support your child/children. FCPS has shared a family survey and I would greatly appreciate a few minutes of your time to help us know what is going well and what can be improved at Wellington and within our district. You may access the survey here through Friday, March 31.

Friendly reminder that school is in session five days this week, but will be closed for Spring Break the following week, April 3-7. We look forward to seeing our students back after Spring Break on April 10.Thank you for supporting learning at Wellington! Looking forward to a great week of learning!


Julie Strange


Wellington Elementary School



Mark Your Calendar!

March 27-28: 4th grade Learning Checks

March 29-30: 5th grade Learning Checks

March 29: Spring Pictures!

March 30: 2nd & 3rd grade Art Show (6:00 p.m.) and Chorus Concert (6:30 p.m.)

March 31: 2nd grade field trip to Lexington Children's Theater

April 3-7: Spring Break! Schools and offices closed

April 10: School resumes

April 14: 3rd grade field trip to Lexington Children's Theater

April 17: 3rd grade Learning Check; MAP Testing window opens

April 17-21: Book Fair!

April 21: 5th grade extended field trip to Cincinnati

April 25-26: 4th grade 4H Camp - overnight field trip

April 27-28: No Preschool

May 1: Band (5th gr.) and Orchestra (4th & 5th gr.) Concert 6:30 p.m.

May 3-4: LiveSchool Store

May 4: Spring Musical - Lion King

May 8: Tentative State Testing start date for grades 3-5

Lost and Found!

One of our STLP Projects was developing a system for the Lost and Found at Wellington! The children have gotten over 75 items organized on racks in the cafeteria/gym foyer, cataloged and ready to go! Please view our Lost and Found Link to view items. Please notice there is a number associated with each item and a form linked to the website where you can fill out the name and item. Once forms are turned in, our team will return the item to the child! The Wellington STLP team has worked on this collectively, with special credit given to 5th grader Jayden Hans for developing the website and form!

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Wellington STLP District Projects

Attendance Reminders

While we always encourage consistent, daily attendance for students, we also recognize there will be days when absences are unavoidable, and students will miss school. As a reminder, when students return from an absence, excuse notes must be submitted within 3 days of the return.

Excuse notes can be written and sent to school via your child’s blue communication folder or submitted via email to cathy.collins@fayette.kyschools.us. If submitting via email, please include a picture of the written note with your signature. When writing your note, include the following information so that absences can be excused for approved reasons:

  • Current date
  • Student’s first and last names
  • Date of the absence(s)
  • Reason for the absence(s)
  • Parent signature (must be included on note)
    Questions about absences or notes? Please contact Mrs. Collins at cathy.collins@fayette.kyschools.us.