MMW List Server Message

June 5, 2015

Hello Maureen M. Welch Parents,

I hope that this message finds all of you doing well. At school, there's so much going on, and next week is filled with end-of-the-year events planned in various grade levels. As a parent, I know that it becomes challenging right now to remember the schedules for so many events along with the supplies needed for them. The staff and I significantly appreciate all that parents are doing to support these activities. Thank you.

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C.A.R.E.S. Coin Recipients for February

Congratulations to Jenny Fleming (Mrs. Belmonte), Sam Levin (Mrs. Young), Faith Giedrycz (Mrs. Sweeney), Adam Kolman (Mrs. Gecht), and Braeden Reilly (Mrs. Fox). They were randomly selected from our group of students who earned C.A.R.E.S. tokens in the month of May. These children had their names announced at school this week, and they’ll have a Pretzel Party with me today. Congratulations to these students and everyone who made good choices and earned a coin in May.

PTO Pretzel Sale

The last Pretzel Sale of the school year is today, June 5th. Pretzels are $ .50 each and can be purchased before school at the bus circle and car rider entrance.

Required Volunteer Clearances

As mentioned earlier in the year, due to the recent changes to legislation, the district will be requiring clearances for all volunteers helping in the school, effective July 1, 2015. Click HERE for details. Important note: All volunteers for any field trip will be required to have the clearances completed and on file.

Council Rock Community Aquatics Program

The Council Rock Community Aquatics Program is currently accepting registrations for our summer program. Classes include children’s swimming lessons (group and private), summer recreational swimming hours, and a competitive swim training program for swimmers 8th grade and up. Registration is held weekdays from 3-7pm Monday to Friday at the pool lobby area (door 3A) at Council Rock North. No registration will occur on Wednesday, June 17 due to graduation. Weekday registration begins on Monday, June 22 from 10-2pm Monday to Thursday. Please check our website at and click on summer 2015 to view the brochure and registration form. If you have any questions, please email Brian Johnson at

Summer recreational swimming hours begin on Monday, June 22 from 12:30-1:45 Monday to Thursday until Thursday, July 30. Please check our website at for the full list of Rec Swim dates for the summer.

Reminders from the Welch PTO

Summer is near, but that does not mean the PTO product redemption collections stop! Here are great ways to earn money for our school during the summer months:

  • Target Red Card: If you have the Target Red Card, register it with our school and the PTO will receive a percentage of your purchases.
  • Shoparoo: Download this app on your smartphone, snap a picture of your receipt from shopping, and the points will earn money for the school
  • Box Tops and Labels for Education: Continue clipping box tops and collecting labels for education all summer long. Either send them in by June 1st, or collect and send them in when school starts in the fall.

Thanks to all of the families who have supported our school with these programs throughout the school year.

Foreign Language Program

Are you interested in having your child participate in the Foreign Language Program at our school next fall? The 20-week program runs every Tuesday morning from 8:05 to 8:50 am and cost $198.00 (includes materials). If interested, please email Cat Zant at cat or Hilda Diekman

From the Transportation Department

The transportation department would like parents to know that day care arrangements with bussing are automatically cancelled at the end of this year and that they must file new Day Care Forms for the 2015-2016 school year. Failure to file new forms will result in their children being transported to and from their homes. These forms can be found on the district web site. To access the transportation page, go to the drop down box under administration on the Council Rock home page.

Upcoming Dates

  • Friday, June 5th - PTO Pretzel Sale (Last One)
  • Wednesday, June 17th - Last Day for students - Early Dismissal - AM Kindergarten Attends

Have a great weekend!

Joe MacClay


Maureen M. Welch Elementary School

750 New Road

Churchville, PA 18966