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News for the Week of October 17-21
Posted 10/17/22

This Week: 

Charter and Magnet Tours:  This Monday from 8:30 - 9:30 am we will have our next magnet tour and Friday from 8:30 - 9:30 am will be our charter tour in the library.  Families will need to register using the link on the Welby Way website.  Please spread the word to any wonderful families that would like to learn more about applying and attending Welby Way in the fall.  


Magnet and Affiliated Charter Application: The window continues to be open for eChoices for charter and magnet applications through Friday, Nov. 18th.   If your child's teacher feels that your child would benefit from enrolling in the Welby Way High Achievement/Gifted Magnet, now is the time to apply.  This also applies to all 5th grade families that would like to apply to a magnet for your child's middle school experience or attend Hale and it is not your home school.  Also, if your child attends Welby Way as a charter student and you have a younger sibling who you would like to attend in the fall, you must apply to the charter for Fall 2023 in order to receive sibling preference.  Feel free to contact the office, Mrs. Kearns, or me if you have any questions.


TK Enrollment Age Requirements Updates:

In the 2023–2024 school year, the remaining district schools will offer a child who will have their fifth birthday between September 2 and September 1 will be admitted into a TK program maintained by the school district.



Wednesday the 19th and the new 2022 - 2023 Instructional Calendar:  With the revised Instructional Calendar, Oct. 19, Dec. 7, March 15 and April 19 become required (not optional) days of school, and the 2022-23 school year for students will now end on June 9, 2023. Winter Recess remains scheduled for Dec. 19, 2022 through Jan. 6, 2023, and the second semester will still commence on Jan. 9, 2023.  The newly revised instructional calendar can be found at


Fall Great Shake:  This Thursday following recess all students and staff will be participating in the annual Great Fall Shake.  The drill will mostly like last about 45 minutes to an hour and during that time the office will be closed and phones will be not answered.  I will messaging families at the start and end of the drill with updates.  Students may not be picked during this time so please schedule any appointments accordingly on this day.   Also, please be sure your child has turned in their earthquake kit for the school year to ensure they are best prepared in case of an actual emergency.  Thank you.


October SSC/Governance Meeting:  Also this Thursday we will have our October School Site Council/Governance meeting at 3:00 pm via zoom.  Log in information is below along with the attached agenda for your review.  Mrs. Kearns will be reviewing our annual Safe School Plan and the results of the Great Shake.  We will also be discussing the use of our library initiative funds and how the monies will be used to support our library.   


Topic: SSC/Governance Orientation and Election

Time: Oct. 20, 2022 03:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Meeting ID: 517 366 2641

Passcode: welby



POWW Updates:  Thank you to our dedicated and supportive POWW with the fun and rewarding popsicle party on Friday for all classrooms who had 100% participation in the Annual Giving Champaign.  The children truly enjoyed the extra special treat on a Friday.  

  • Halloween Grams – Halloween Gram online Pre-Sales will be starting this Monday, October 17th through Tuesday, October 25th on ($1 per Individual Gram and $20 for the Entire Class). Blank Grams will be delivered to your child’s classroom to take home and fill them out. Please make sure your completed grams are returned back to the school and dropped in the Gram Drop Box in front of the office by Thursday the 27th.  Grams will be delivered on October 31st.  Grams will also be available for on-site purchase in front of the school Mon 10/24 – Wed 10/26 before and after school.
  • POWW Board Meeting (Tuesday, October 18th) – Please join POWW at their monthly Board Meeting on Tuesday, October 18th at 8:05 AM in Room 37 (meetings typically run about 1 – 1 ½ hours).
  • Trunk or Treat & Boo Bash – Tickets are now on sale for our Trunk or Treat & Boo Bash event, which will be held on Saturday, October 29th.  Tickets are $20 per child and can be purchase on (adults and children under 2 are free).
  • 5th Grade Discount Cards:  The 5th Grade Class will be selling Community Discount Cards starting October 21st!  Get discounts to 30 local business and restaurants for $30!  $10 discount for cards purchase prior to October 30th.   Cards will be available for purchase on
  • CPK Fundraiser (Wednesday, October 26th) – The 5th Grade Class will be hosting a fundraiser at CPK, please keep an eye out for more information.
  • Sharky’s Fundraiser (Thursday, October 27th) – POWW will be hosting a fundraiser at Sharky’s in Woodland Hills, please keep an eye out for more information.
  • Snack Shack (Friday, October 28th) – The next Snack Shack will be after school Friday, October 28th, there will be two tables setup, one at the side door to auditorium along Welby Way to serve those getting picked up and another to serve those in Beyond the Bell. 
  • Annual Giving Campaign (AGC): Thank you to everyone that donated to our Annual Giving Campaign. Although we didn’t reach our actual goal, we did raise just over $105,000!!!  100% of these funds will directly go back into Welby Way via our Computer Program, Music Program, Dance Program, PE Program, Field Trip Transportation and other expenses as needed. If you require a Tax Letter, please fill out this google form ( and one will be generated and sent to you by the end of the year.
  • Yearbook – Yearbooks are still available for purchase at, enter our school's passcode 1016070983414640, then sign up or login to purchase!



COVID Updates:   Parents please remember if your child tests positive to email both Mrs. DaCorsi and your classroom teacher to notify us.  This assists us in ensuring your child follows the safe return to school timeline and all close contacts are quickly identified for their well being.   This week we were fortunate to have 0 positive COVID cases on campus or at home.   Lastly, the district will be requiring all students and staff to complete an antigen test prior to returning from the one week Thanksgiving break.   At home test kits will be sent home closer to the break for all students.  


I hope you all are having a wonderful remainder of the weekend.   I continue to thank you for your partnership and support as we work together to best support your child's success and the strength of Welby Way.   This is all for now.


Your Welby Way Principal,

Mrs. DaCorsi