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Welby Way Charter Elementary And Gifted-High Ability Magnet

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    Susan DaCorsi 
    Clare Kearns             
    James McGroarty

    Mahira Vallin  email:
    Alexia Zepeda 
    TEACHERS - Click Here for Directory
    23456 Welby Way 
    West Hills, CA 91307
    Phone (818) 348-1975
    Fax (818) 704 - 8726
    Local District - Northwest 


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    Parents: Please click the link above and complete the School Experience Survey by December 9th. Your input is important! Thank you!

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    I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday week, stayed healthy, and stress free Thanksgiving.  Tomorrow we return in the morning for our last 3 weeks of school in 2022 and prior to the winter break.   Please do not forget to administer your child’s at home antigen test today or by this evening to ensure we all return healthy, negative, and safe.  

    COVID Reminder:  With the recent increase in COVID cases and the flu please do not forget to administer your child’s at home COVID antigen test to return to school tomorrow.  We had 4 positive cases on campus prior to the Thanksgiving break and many students out ill.   I want to ensure we all return to school negative and safe.  

    *******If your child tests positive, please be sure to label the test with your child’s first and last name, date of birth, school, POSITIVE, and date of the test and upload it to your child’s Daily Pass.   Also, please be sure to email me ( and your child’s teacher regarding the positive results so I can assist you the safe return to school timeline.   Lastly, if your child exhibits any flu like symptoms please keep your child home and test them prior to returning to school to ensure they are negative.

    Welby Way Librarian: Tomorrow we would like to welcome our new librarian, Julie Norris, to Welby Way.  She comes to us with much enthusiasim and joy to work with our amazing students and have our library officially reopen for students.   

    Annual School Experience Survey: The deadline for the annual School Experience Survey is right around the corner and we only have a limited number of families who have participated.  Help your child earn a homework pass, extra play time or other various classroom incentives but emailing your teacher the survey verification once you have completed it.  This survey gives everyone a chance to provide feedback about Welby Way school in order to help make improvements.  Paper copies of the survey can be picked up in the main office but I am highly encouraging everyone to complete their survey online this year.  The survey can easily be found online at   Your input and time is greatly appreciated and provides valuable information for our charter accountability plan and what Welby is doing well or how we can improve.

    Honor Awards Assembly:  This Tuesday will be our October Honor Awards Assembly where we will be acknowledging our hard workers, positive character traits, and those students with perfect attendance for the month of October.  If your child is receiving an award your child's teacher will reach out to you.   
    November SSC/Governance Meeting:  This Thursday, Dec. 1st at 3:00 pm will be our next SSC/Governance Meeting via zoom.  We will be discussing the 2022 - 23 charter lottery numbers, any charter updates, and council parent membership.   All are welcome to attend

    Meeting ID: 517 366 2641   Passcode: welby

    POWW - This week our books will be arriving for our exciting POWW Scholastic Book Fair just in time for the holidays.   Students will preview the books with their class this week and the Book Fair will officially start next week - 12/5 - 12/9/22.  More details regarding times and events surrounding the week are to come.   A flyer from POWW regarding "What Does Your Family Look Like" art drawing event is to come tomorrow.   This is an exciting to share the beauty of our various families.

    LA Clippers Read to Achieve:  This Friday will be the last day to log your child's daily or weekly reading minutes to receive incentives, prizes, and other great surprises from the LA Clippers.   You or your child can go to to log the minutes and titles of their reading.  This can include any AR, classroom, or at home reading.  Let's see if Welby Way can take the prize this year.   

    Reminders:  Don't forget to mark your calendar as the last day of school prior to the Winter Break will be Friday, December 16th with our winter break from Monday, Dec. 18th - Friday,Jan. 6th.  School resumes on Monday, Jan. 9th.  Also, our Winter Program for grades 1st, 3rd, and 5th will be on Thursday, Dec. 15th at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm in the auditorium.  

    I want to thank you for your support and partnership as I look forward to continuing to work together to do what is best for our students.    Have a wonderful rest of the weekend, evening, and be well.   This is all for now.

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