Weekly Principal's Update


From Ms. Robinson

Dear Families,

As you may have seen, the district made some changes to the elementary school year calendar. Due to the changing nature of learning during the pandemic, new and different responsibilities and expectations have been asked of our school staff, especially teachers. Because of this, we want to enhance student learning by giving additional time to elementary school teachers allowing for quality planning time for instruction, collaborative work in professional learning communities (PLCs), and opportunities to increase their skills to better serve students in our current situation. Therefore, five non-student contact days for the 2020-21 school year will take place at the elementary level — students will not attend school in person on these days:

  • December 21
  • December 22
  • January 29
  • February 26
  • March 26

We will not have school on these days, but YMCA will be providing child care for those who need it.

We appreciate your support of these additional days!

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Parent Teacher Conferences--October 13 &14

On behalf of the staff at Welchester, we would like to invite you to Parent Teacher Conferences on Tuesday, October 13th or Wednesday, October 14th from 3-7PM.

A conference can help create a partnership between parent and teacher which can make a student’s education more meaningful.

A conference is a great opportunity to:

  • Share academic progress and growth based on classroom observations, assessments and assignments.
  • Learn from parents & guardians so we can be better informed about strengths, needs, behaviors and learning styles
  • Discuss enrichment or interventions strategies to support student learning.

Please check the links below to schedule with your child's teacher(s):


Half Day - Morgan

Full Day-Ms. Kara









Ms. Grace


Mrs. Kelly

Mrs. Barilla


Gjellum (remote): https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A084EAFAA28A6F85-parentteacher

Schwetz: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4CADA623A2FFCF8-fall

Mueller: link for sign up

ASD- sign up here

Upcoming Important Dates


Oct 13 & 14--Parent Teacher Individual Conf

Oct 14--Picture Re-Takes

Oct 15--NO SCHOOL Teacher work day

Oct 16--NO SCHOOL- Fall Break

Oct 19- Butter Braid Fundraiser starts

Oct 30- Celebrate Fall/Halloween Celebration

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Costume Guidelines

Costume Guidelines-Students are expected to have costumes without a violent theme, blood or play weapons (plastic, cardboard, etc.) and should be culturally respectful. Students are expected to follow mask guidelines for safety (wear cloth or disposable masks).

Students may wear their costumes to school.

Costumes should allow for good visibility as students may be walking up and down stairs and participate in specials

Support our school! Join PTA

Please consider supporting Welchester PTA by joining today! Just $7 a year supports our school. Visit: https://www.welchesterwellness.com/

Go to the Members tab>Pay membership dues


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