At Welcome Elementary, we are "Wild About Learning"!
Welcome to the Possibilities!!
Congratulations Welcome Elementary for Winning the Palmetto Silver Award!
Welcome Elementary School earned the 2011-2012
Palmetto Silver Awards for
the second year in a row based on our continued
improvement in student achievement.
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Welcome Elementary Earns an A (98.3%) Rating. This grade reflects students performance exceeds the state's expectations on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) from this past spring. The South Carolina Department of Education released school and district “grades” as part of federal accountability law. Previously, you may remember the terms No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Under a recent waiver request which was approved by the U.S. Department of Education, South Carolina has revised its method of reporting district and school performance. The new terminology adopted by our state presents performance using letter grades A-F. Welcome's ESEA Federal Accountability System Report.
Note from the Health Room
Parents must come pick up their children's medications in the health room by dismissal on the last 1/2 day, June 6th , or they will be destroyed. This is district policy. No medications or permissions will be kept over the summer.
Beginning with the 2013 -14 school year, all children entering seventh grade must have received a dose of Tdap vaccine to protect them from pertussis (whooping cough). Parents do not have to wait until their child enters the seventh grade as children as young as seven years old can be vaccinated. Parents will need to provide their child’s school with a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing that their child received this newly required Tdap vaccine. Parents, please don’t wait – avoid the rush by making an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider to get the required Tdap vaccine and other vaccines recommended for your child’s protection.
Our 2012-2013 school yearbooks are on sale now and will arrive in early May. Yearbooks are $16 each and are full color. Forms have been sent home with your child or you may pick up an order form in the office. You may pay by cash or check. Please make checks payable to Welcome Elementary School. Supplies are limited so order your child's yearbook as soon as possible.
Beta Club Members
Welcome Elementary is very proud of our BETA Club Members. Twelve of our 5th graders were inducted into the BETA Club. These students are Diana Mesa, Manuel Yanez, Makayla Dotson, Banata Warnex, Jasmin Mendoza, Egypt Smith, Shantanique Smith, Leron Moore, Kelly Gonzales, Keishla Fuentes, Ashley Westbrooks and Danae Dechant.
Addtional Security for GCS schools
To ensure the security of all students, faculty and staff a picture ID will be required for all individuals visiting/volunteering in our school. When attending an activity or event, you may need to arrive early to ensure proper check-in and admittance into the school. Your visitor tag must be placed on the front of your shirt or blouse where it is easily seen by our staff.
We have stepped up several of our security protocols. The front doors will no longer be unlocked to the public until 7:30 a.m. Teachers will use a card system to enter the building. They have been instructed to not allow anyone to enter the building with them. The back car line gates will be closed after 8:00 a.m. and will reopen at 1:30 p.m. to limit traffic using this drive as a cut through. Also, students have been instructed to “Ignore the Door” and not open any of our outside doors for anyone. We continue to monitor all visitors to our school. IDs must be presented for anyone visiting on campus.
Thank you for your support as our school implements this new policy for the continued safety of our children, their teachers, the staff and volunteers at Welcome Elementary.
Welcome Elementary is proud to be a PBIS school. Our three school-wide expectations are show respect, take responsibility and be ready to learn. At the beginning of the school year, all students received training on these expectations and what their behavior should look like in all areas of the school building. Students receive Star Bucks for displaying positive behavior and can use them to “buy” items from the Star Buck Station. Ask your child about our school expectations! For more on PBIS click here.
If you are interested in enrolling your child in our WE Care Extend Day Program for the 2013-2014 school year contact the school and complete all registration forms.
This service is intended to provide care for children between 2:30 and 6:00 p.m. each regular full day of school. Our Extended Day students will have many opportunities to have fun and enjoy themselves daily in our program. Click here for information and prices for this program.
Go to the school's front office for registration forms or click here for a copy.
If you have to get in touch with the school about your child who is attending the program, please call Delores Floyd at (864) 303-7609.
All Library Book are Due Back Today
Memorial Day - No School
9:00 am - 5K Awards Day
8:30 am - 1st Grade Awards Day
9:30 am - 2nd Grade Awards Day
8:30 am - 4th Grade Awards Day
9:30 am - 3rd Grade Awards Day
8:30 am - 5th Grade Awards Day
April/May Perfect Attendance Water Balloon Fest
5K/1st Grade Field Day
5th Grade Day
1/2 Day-Dismissal at 12:00
2nd/3rd Grade Field Day
1/2 Day-Dismissal at 12:00
4th/5th Grade Field Day
1/2 Day-Dismissal at 12:00
Have a Safe Vacation
Keep your family healthy by checking out a few healthy ideas below. Also, check out our Healthy Living page under the Parent button.
Click HERE for some suggestions for healthy lunchbox ideas for your child.
Click HERE to check out the school district website on nutrition and fitness.
Click HERE for a cool website about school lunches.
There will be no early dismissals after 1:45 p.m.
Se habla Español en la Oficina. Pregunten por Mari Gleason, ó llamen al 355-3901
Remember, school starts at 8:00 a.m.!
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