Welch Elementary School
Principal: Becky Darrah
Assistant Principal: Jim Fowler
Assistant Principal: Catherine Waczkowski
Assistant Principal: Naima Waddy
Click on the link above for a list of our upcoming events!
Click HERE to help Welch earn a new playground!
Dear Welch Family:
It is with heavy hearts we inform you that Mr. Bobby Wilder, bus driver for 27-06, passed away this afternoon as the result of a fall that occurred in his home a few weeks ago. We will have our school counselor, Ms. Toni Vinson, available at Welch the next few days if your child needs assistance with managing grief while in school. As we receive information about the funeral arrangements, we will notify you here (via our Welch website). If you have any questions, please call us at the school (770) 254-2597.
Click HERE for the November EIP newlsetter.
LOST SOMETHING??? Check out our Lost & Found (behind the ice cream box in the cafeteria). ALL UNCLAIMED ITEMS will be donated to charity on Friday, November 21st!
Check out our Lost & Found (behind the ice cream box in the cafeteria). ALL UNCLAIMED ITEMS will be donated to charity on Friday, November 21st!
Attention Parents: Would you like to talk with the Principal? Here's a great opportunity!
Would you like to talk
with the Principal?
Here's a great opportunity!
|Friday, November 21st is Team Spirit Day!! For a $1.00 donation to Relay for Life, you can wear your favorite athletic sports jersey/hat!!|
Please click on the notice below regarding this year's Affidavit of Residence. The affidavit for each student must be returned by December 19, 2014. As a reminder, you will need the following items:
An Affidavit of Residence, AND
Two items from the following list for address verification:
- property tax records which indicate the location of the residence;
- mortgage documents or a security deed which indicates the location of the residence;
- apartment or home lease or rent receipt indicating the current address;
- current electricity bill or electricity application showing the current address;
- Voter precinct identification card or other voter documentation indicating the current address.
The letter below contains more information. Please review it, and feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
|Affidavit Letter--English||Affidavit Letter--Spanish|
ATTENTION 3rd Grade Parents:
The segments featuring Newnan Mayor Keith Brady and Georgia Senator Mike Crane presenting the "Workings of Our Government" to the Welch 3rd Grade Class will air everyday for the next two weeks on NuLink Channel 7 at the following times:
Mayor Brady - 4:10am, 12;16pm and 10:30pm
Senator Crane - 10:09am and 6:20pm
Georgia Milestones Parent Workshop
Georgia Milestones is the new assessment system that our state has implemented for grades 3-5, middle, and high school. Special thanks to the 25 parents and staff members who attended the Georgia Milestones parent workshop with Lisa Skinner!!! Would you like more information? If so, please visit the Coweta County Curriculm Website. There you will find the PowerPoint, handouts, and helpful websites that were presented at the workshop!
Concerned about viruses? Please take a moment to read this letter from the Coweta County Department of School Health.
West Georgia Math Contest
It's all over! GO, WELCH!!!
Special shout-out to Rossner's 5th Grade classes and McCranie's 3rd grade class!!
Sumdog's West Georgia Math Contest is now over!
In total, 2100 students answered 346458 questions correctly. Well done to them.
The overall winners are the classes which scored highest throughout the contest. The top three classes are:
The daily winners are the classes which had the highest score on each day. Here are the daily winners:
The top students are the ones which answered the most questions correctly throughout the contest. The top three students are:
You'll find full leaderboards on the Sumdog website. Many thanks for entering the contest - we hope to see you again!
Follow the latest news from Sumdog's contests...
Be it known that all schools in the
Coweta County School System have been duly inspected for
asbestos according to EPA regulations and an
Asbestos Management Plan is available at
Click HERE to take a look at our EIP newsletter!
|Looking for information about our PTO?|
|Click HERE for a link to the Welch PTO website.||Click HERE for PTO general information.|
Click here for information about how you can earn your GED at WGTC!! Would you like to earn your GED? Are you working towards your own educational goals?
Click here for information about how you can earn your GED at WGTC!!
Would you like to earn your GED?
Are you working towards your own educational goals?
New Student Registration
All students who will be coming to Welch as a new student to the Coweta County School System must register through the Central Registration Office. This office is located at the Central Office on Werz Industrial Blvd, Newnan, GA. Please call 770-254-2800 to make an appointment. For information regarding documents that you may need, CLICK HERE.
PARKING at WELCH:
If there are no parking spaces available in the front of the building, please park in the lot behind the school. To get to the parking lot behind the school, turn left as you leave the school, make the first left at the end of the school property (Vanderbuilt Parkway), and then make the first left into the back of the school. Please do not park in the middle lane in the front of the school.
STAY IN TOUCH!!!
HOW TO SIGN UP FOR MRS. DARRAH’S WELCH PARENT MESSAGES: REMIND 101
Remind101 provides a safe way for teachers to text message students and stay in touch with parents for free. Teachers use remind101.com, the android app or the iOS app to send texts to students and parents phones without ever having to share their own phone number. Students and parents also never have to share their phone number with teachers. Ever. Teachers cannot send individual messages to students or parents, and student/parents cannot reply.
Remind101 is used for field trip reminders, motivational messages, homework, exam reminders, schedule changes, fun facts, and trivia. It’s a great way to communicate information to students and parents safely.
To receive messages via text, text @welchpa to 571-814-3326 Or to receive messages via email, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Math for Kindergarten-5th Grade
IXL is a comprehensive, standards-aligned math program offering unlimited practice in thousands of skills. One of the best things about IXL is that students can access it from school and from home! Students will be able to access IXL Math throughout the summer. Our subscription ends on August 1, 2014. Because we are planning on renewing our license, there shouldn’t be an interruption in accessibility. Students will be promoted in IXL about mid-July.This means that current 5th grade students will lose their account. Incoming kindergarten students will be added to IXL at the start of the 2014-2015 school year.
For more information, please use the link below.
CASH FOR CLASS!!!
As a newspaper, The Newnan Times-Herald strongly believes in literacy and ensuring your children - our future community leaders -are well-educated about events in Coweta County. To that end, we are conducting a subscription drive contest with a portion of the proceeds of each new subscription sold going back to that student’s school. The proceeds are up to the discretion of each school and we only ask that they be earmarked for literacy, media and/or technology programs. In addition, we will offer a monetary bonus to the school in each division -elementary, middle and high school - that sells the most subscriptions.
For more information, call 770.304.3373 • Offer valid (1 year only) for new and renewal subscriptions.
ONE-YEAR SUBSCRIPTION @ $115.00-School receives $25
SIX-MONTH SUBSCRIPTION @ $57.50-School receives $12.50
Per our Student Handbook, we cannot take transportation changes through email, fax or the phone. All changes must be in writing. When a parent emails a transportation change to you, please let them know that we cannot accept it. If there is an emergency, we will try and work with the parent but emailing a change cannot be something that is done on a regular basis.
Want to work on your Fry Words on the go? Try this free iTunes Fry Words app:
Sumdog, www.sumdog.com, is an excellent site for learning and practicing math. Students can use the program both at school and at home, earning points to dress up their avatars. Many Coweta County teachers introduced their students to this site, and they report that students love it. Students like that they are able to challenge each other and students from around the world in games. The majority of the math games are free, and the site doesn’t have ads on it.
Coweta schools are participating in a county-wide competition! Click HERE to discover how to join the math fun!!
MealpayPlus is a prepayment system that allows parents to make deposits into their students lunch accounts via the web at http://www.mealpayplus.com/ – 24 hours a day 7 days a week or by calling 877-290-7626. With a one-time free registration, MealpayPlus allows parents to sign up and register all children in a school district to one account.
Parents are able to make and view online payments by phone or web using credit cards (VISA and MasterCard),
bank check cards and /or savings or checking accounts (e-check via ACH). The site that the parents will visit to register their children is: www.mealpayplus.com For payments via phone parents can call: 877-290-7626 AND anytime parents need help this is the HELP DESK NUMBER for them to call.
Would you like to apply for Free & Reduced Lunch online?
Well, now you can!!