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News for the Week of Sept. 11-15
Posted 9/11/22

Good evening Welby Way families,


I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend with the much-needed change in weather and bit of rain.  Once again it was wonderful seeing so many families and the beautiful job our students did at Patriot’s Day on Friday. 


COVID Updates:  I am happy to share that we only had 3 positive COVID cases this week and occurred over the weekend so there was direct contact with students on campus though one classroom was notified of being close contacts.  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 with the safe return to school timeline.  Please remember 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.


School Site Council (SSC)/Governance Orientation and Elections:  This Thursday at 3:00 pm will be the Welby Way annual SSC/Charter Governance meeting via zoom.   I will be providing a general orientation for the councils, discussing the Brown Act, roles and responsibilities of the council members, and conducting an election for this school year’s members.   If you are interested in being part of the Welby Way council where we discuss the school safety plan, budget, Charter Accountability Plan, and Charter lottery, please be sure to join the zoom meeting this Thursday at 3:00 pm.  Zoom login is below:

Topic: SSC/Governance Orientation and Election

Time: Sep 15, 2022 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 517 366 2641

Passcode: welby


5th Grade Parent Meeting: Also on Thursday at 6:00 pm via zoom will be our 5th Parent Meeting.  Mrs. Kearns will be reviewing the best steps in the transition to middle school.  She will talk about how to apply to the magnet schools and requirements.  Following her presentation, the amazing 5th grade teachers will be discussing our overnight in May to Brandies Park.  They will be discussing the dates, activities, cost, and how to best prepare for the trip.   Please be sure to attend the meeting for this important information for your student as they prepare to transition to middle school.  To best prepare for the meeting, I have created a google doc for families to pose their questions regarding the overnight trip prior to the meeting.   This will assist us in answering all questions at the end of the meeting.   Please click on the google link below if you have any questions prior to Thursday’s meeting. 

Place your questions using this link:


Zoom log in information is below.


Topic: 5th Parent Meeting

Time: Sep 15, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 517 366 2641

Passcode: welby


Friday Honor Awards Assembly:   This Friday will be our first Honor Awards assembly for the school year.  I look forward to congratulating the wonderful and hardworking students after the first 4 weeks of school.   Parents will enter through the front gate and the assemblies will be held in the courtyard stage area by the lunch tables.  Parents of the students receiving an award may enter school through the front gate based on the grade level schedule below.  

TK/Kinder & 1st – 8:10 – 8:35 am

2nd & 3rd – 8:40 – 9:10 am

4th & 5th Grade – 9:15 – 9:50 am


POWW -  POWW is hosting our first movie night of the school year with an Encanto Sing-Along on Friday, September 23rd.  Welby Way Elementary Doors Open at 6:00 pm.  Movie begins at 7:00 pm.  Family POWW presents $10 per person presale.  Tickets available for purchase (no refunds).  Tickets will be sold at the door for $15 per person.  Pre-ordered Pizzas also available for presale on  Refreshments & Concessions will be available for purchase onsite. Bring your own chair and/or blanket and be ready to have an enjoyable night as a family.


Picture Day – Picture Day is coming on Sept. 21, 22nd, and 23rd.   A schedule of grade levels per day will be sent out next week.  Order forms are being sent home this week and orders can be placed on line.


No School – Reminder that there will be no school on Monday, Sept. 26th as it is an unassigned day.


Have a wonderful rest of the weekend, be well, and thank you for your partnership.   This is all for now.