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News for the Week of October 24-28
Posted 10/24/22

COVID Updates:   Parents please remember if your child tests positive to email both Mrs. DaCorsi and your classroom teacher.  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 had 2 positive COVID cases on campus and all close contacts have been notified and antigen tests were sent home on Friday to be administered this weekend prior to returning on Monday.   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 the week prior to the one week break for all students. 


This Week:


Tuesday:  On Tuesday we will have our next Honor's Awards Assembly in the front assembly area.  Teachers will notify parents of students who will be receiving an award.


September Honor’s Award Assembly

Tk/K/1st – 8:25 am

2nd & 3rd – 8:50 am

4th & 5th – 9:15 am


5th grade Hale Parent Meeting @ Welby Way:  On Wednesday the Hale Middle School staff will be coming to Welby Way on Tuesday at 8:30 am in the auditorium to speak with interested 5th grade families regarding the various programs they offer, how to apply, and answer any questions you may have.   All participating families must first check in at the office for a Visitor's Pass prior to heading to the auditorium.  


College Day:  In honor of College Day on Wednesday, Student Council is hosting a Spirit Day by encouraging all staff and students to wear their favorite school appropriate college gear.  Let's see how many different schools will be represented to show our spirit and awareness of carrying on our education and options beyond high school.  


Charter and Magnet Tours:  This Thursday, Oct. 27th 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.   These will be the last tours during the Magnet/Charter enrollment window and until the fall.   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.  


October Fire Drill:  On Thursday in the afternoon we will have our October fire drill as we continue to practice monthly our various emergency drills to best prepare our students and staff in case of an emergency. 


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.



POWW Updates:   

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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 in the front of the school at the large sliding gate to serve those getting picked up and another to serve those in Beyond the Bell. 
  • Yearbook – Yearbooks are still available for purchase at, enter our school's passcode 1016070983414640, then sign up or login to purchase!


Halloween Parade:  On Monday, Oct. 31st at 8:15 am we will have our annual Halloween Parade on the yard.   All families are welcome and gates will open once all students are assembled in their assigned area.   A map of the specific assigned area for your child's classroom will be sent out prior to the parade.  If you plan to stay after the parade to assist with any classroom activities you must be an approved volunteer and check in at the office prior to heading to your child's classroom. 


Students may wear their costumes to school - Costumes should fit over student’s clothing or student must bring a change of clothes for after the parade.


No scary props, equipment, or weapons, including replicas.


Masks may be carried but not worn


Moderate Make-up may be used if completely removed before class.


I hope you all have an enjoyable remainder of the weekend and evening.  Thank you for continued support and the gift of your child.   This is all for now.


Your Welby Way Principal,

Mrs. DaCorsi