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									                                      Major News
                                    Major George S. Welch Elementary School
                                                                                                                 January 2006
                                     Where the Students and Staff Aim High


  Kathy DeLong, Principal                        3100 Hawthorne Drive Dover, DE 19901                                      Welch Web Site
  kathy.delong@cr.k12.de.us                                 (302) 674-9080                                              www.k12.de.us/welch


                                                     Welch Student Council                            Important
   Principal’s Corner                                                                                  Dates
   Kathy DeLong                                      Members Deliver Some
                                                     Christmas Cheer to the                        Jan. 25th     Report Cards Sent Home

 DON’T FORGET!!!                                        “Flight Line”                             Jan. 26th    Abbreviated Day for
                                                                                                                Parent Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conferences                                                                                      No PM K
Thurs. Jan. 26th 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.                                                                         Dismissal at 1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                   Jan. 30th    Awards Assemblies:
Parent Tips for Making the MOST of                                                                              8:50 a.m. 4th
Your Parent/Teacher Conference                                                                                  9:15 a.m. 5th
 Make a list of the questions you want to                                                                      9:40 a.m. 2nd
    ask.                                                                                                        10:10 a.m. 3rd
 If you don’t understand a statement the                                                                       12:30 p.m. 1st
    teacher makes about your child, ask for a                                                            th  th
                                                                                                   Feb. 6 -24 Pennies for Patients
    specific example.                                                                                           Campaign
 Don’t hesitate to ask questions for
    clarification or say “I don’t understand.”                                                     Feb. 8th      District Spelling Bee at
 Share information about your child to the                                                        7:00 p.m.     Frear Elementary School
    teacher that may give your child’s              As part of the Student Council’s efforts to    Feb. 14th     Valentine’s Day Parties
                                                 serve and reach out to the air base community,
    teacher insight about him/her.                                                                               2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
                                                 several members were selected to deliver some
 Bring any of your child’s work about           “Christmas Cheer and Cookies” to the men and      Feb. 15th     PTA Meeting
    which you have a question.                   women working on the flight line. So, on          7:00 p.m.     (Child Care Provided)
 Share any behaviors about your child           Tuesday, December 20th, TSgt. Dorton arranged
    that you feel the teacher should be          for Ms. Raney (student council advisor) and       Feb. 20th     NO SCHOOL for
    aware.                                       four members to ride over to the flight line to                 Presidents’ Day
 Take notes during the conference so that       deliver the “goods”.                              Feb. 24th     3rd & 4th Grades Black
    you can review it later.                                                                       7:00 p.m.     History Music Program
 Ask any questions that you feel were not
    covered during the conference.                                                                       SCHOOL DELAYS &/OR
 Ask what you can do at home to assist in                                                                  CANCELLATIONS:
    your child’s education.                                                                           Please check the many sources for
 At the conclusion of the conference, find                                                        school delays or cancellations,
    out the best way to reach the teacher if                                                       including, WBOC TV (Comcast
    you have any questions.                                                                        Channel 2) continuously runs the
                                                                                                   names of the school districts starting at
                                                                                                   about 5:30 a.m. Remember, we are
                                                                                                   CAESAR RODNEY SCHOOL
                                                                                                   DISTRICT. Also, our school website
                                                  Adrienne Taylor-Napier, Mackenzie Dell,          www.k12.de.us/welch/ will post any
                                                 Paige Napper, and Elizabeth Dorton ride on the    up to date info and has a link to the
                                                 transport to the flight line to make their        WBOC school closings & delays.
                                                 deliveries.                                       Finally, you can also check with a
                                                                                                   neighbor. If you do somehow miss the
                                                    All of the student council members             notices on the TV or website and you
         Together
                                                 contributed to this project by making and         drive your child to school, you should
                                                 boxing up the cookies. The recipients were        notice that there are fewer cars,
         Everyone
                                                 extremely grateful and enjoyed both the warm
                                                 wishes as well as the yummy cookies!
                                                                                                   students, and adults around. Please do
                                                                                                   not take the chance of dropping your
         Achieves                                                                                  child off. Walk them inside and check
         More                                                                                      with the office staff.
      Major News                                                                                             Page 2



         Crazy Hair Day!!                                               Spelling Bee News!!
                                                               The 4th and 5th grade Spelling Bees were held last week.
                                                       Both grade levels had excellent representatives from each of the
                                                       homerooms.
                                                                        4th Grade Contestants




        Jacob Pangle and Lauren Dell

                                                   Back Row: Breshae Brooks, Tyler Waddell, Josselyn Merrill-Smith;
                                                  Front Row: Marcianna Green, Stephanie Goelzhauser, Ryan Broderick

                                                                        5th Grade Contestants




  Jenna Sheets, Adrianna Vilgos, & Summer
                   Brooks
                                                                                   \


                                               (L to R): Rachel Gardner, Adriana Avie, Megan Cooney, Nate Parker, and
                                               Germaine Gill
                                                                     And the Winners Are…
                                                         4th Grade                               5th Grade




     Brianna Burke          Quintel Green




                                               Tyler Waddell (Winner) &                Rachel Gardner (Alternate)
                                               Marcianna Green (Alternate)             & Megan Cooney (Winner)

                                                    Tyler and Megan will represent Welch at the
                                                         Caesar Rodney School District Spelling Bee
Grace Kennedy, Kevin Kelly, Justice Mertz, &             Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.
Bailee Starr                                                     Frear Elementary School

								
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