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Message for 5/16

Good evening, Welby Way families.  Here are this week’s reminders: 

This Thursday, May 20th, we have our annual Open House, but held virtually this year.  At 5:00 pm on Thursday, please go to welbyway.org, where you will see a live link to our Open House.  Tech support will be standing by if you have trouble linking to your classroom teacher. 

 

Also on Thursday, 5/20 at 4:30 pm, ALL 5th grade students and parents are invited to a MANDATORY meeting where culmination information will be shared.  You will need to join this meeting if you are planning to participate in the in-person culmination ceremonies at the end of the year.  The Zoom Meeting ID for the 5th grade culmination meeting is 843 9979 6329 (passcode: 5thGrade).   

 

Last week, all TK-4th grade families should have received a letter in the mail regarding your plans for next year -whether you will be returning to Welby Way or moving to a different school.  Please be sure to fill out the forms and return to your teacher or the office if you have not done so already.  Thank you. 

 

The Travel Advisory from the LA County of Department of Public Health states that everyone must quarantine for 10 days after travel.  Please refrain from out-of-state travel until after June 11th, especially our hybrid students.  Excellent attendance remains a schoolwide goal, and the expectation is that every student attend school every day. 

 

For the 3rd grade families who missed the OLSAT Parent meeting last Thursday, please go to welbyway.org to access the slide deck with important information.  Please call the office with any questions. 

Thank You.

 

Message for 5/11

Good evening, Welby Way families.  Here are this week’s reminders. 

 

POWW is hosting another Spirit Store Flash Sale on Tuesday, May 11th from 11:00am to 12:30pm.  Come ready to shop the newest styles! 

 

Thursday, May 13th is our Panda Express Restaurant Night in the Fallbrook Center.  Please see the attached flyer on how to order in person or online. 

 

Last week, the LAUSD Board of Education approved the Instructional Calendar for the 2021-2022 school year.  Please see the attachment and plan accordingly.   

 

The Mobile Testing Unit is scheduled to return to Welby Way sometime this week or next.  Please do not worry that you will not be able to generate a Daily Pass.  Thank you for remaining flexible and patient as the District works out their schedule.  

 

This week, all TK-4th grade families will receive a letter in the mail regarding your plans for next year -whether you will be returning to Welby Way or moving to a different school.  Please be sure to fill out the forms and return to your teacher.  Thank you. 

 

Safety is our first priority, and we would like to remind you of these safety tips, especially if your child walks to and from school: 

  • Avoid walking alone and never take a ride with or walk with a stranger.  
  • If a stranger approaches or attempts to get the child into a vehicle, they should scream and run for help.  
  • Parents and students should maintain good communication about pick-up/drop-off times and locations. 
  • Students should immediately report unresolved problems or threats to a school staff member. 

Don’t forget that the last day to purchase a 2020-2021 yearbook is May 11th!  Go to welbyway.org for ordering details. 

 

Please check the calendar on welbyway.org for all other event information. 

 

Message for 5/1/2020

 

Good evening, Welby Way families.  Here are this week’s reminders: 

This week is Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week.  Information and guidance will be shared by your room parents.  Please look for daily emails. 

POWW is hosting a Spirit Store Flash Sale on Tuesday, May 4th from 11:00am to 1:00pm.  Come and check out new spring designs and classic Welby apparel. 

LAUSD will be providing a series of parent workshops on stress management and emotional wellbeing.  Please join their Zoom on all four Tuesdays in the month of May, from 3 to 4pm.  Please see attached flyer. 

The District presents a Virtual Drawing class on May 6th, 13th, and 22nd.  Enjoy fun a conversation and create a one-of-a-kind piece of art!  Zoom info can be found on the flyer. 

The last day to order your 2020-2021 yearbook is May 11th!  Ordering details can be found on welbyway.org. 

Hybrid Families Only:  

  • The Mobile Testing Unit did not get to test all students last week, but they will return to test the remainder of our students.   If you would like to visit a testing site yourself, the two LAUSD sites that remain open are Reseda HS and Northridge MS.  You may walk in to get a test. 
  • Parent Consent forms were sent home with your child last week.  EVERYONE should complete and return them to your teacher by Monday, even if you have already given electronic consent.  If you would like to continue to take weekly non-LAUSD COVID tests, please indicate so on the form and return it to school.  Please do not forget to upload your external results.  The Parent Consent Form can also be found on welbyway.org under the PARENT tab. 

Online Students: 

  • Storytime with Ms. Phyllis continues on Mondays and Wednesdays, and every other Fridays.  The Zoom links have been corrected on the calendar on welbyway.org. 
  • Community Grab & Go bags are available for all students under the age of 18.  Come to the side door of the Welby Way auditorium from 9 to 10am, Monday – Friday.   
  • Starting this Tuesday, May 4th at 10:30 am, check in with Mrs. Kim and Mrs. Kearns on Grati-Tuesday.  The Zoom Meeting ID is on welbyway.org.  We hope to see you there! 
  • On Wednesday, May 5th (from 3 to 5 pm), we will have materials distribution for select ONLINE students.  Please ask your teachers if you will have books/materials to pick up that day and come to the side door of the auditorium. 

Thank you, everyone, and have a wonderful evening. 

Helen H. Kim

Principal