News Gallery and Archives
"Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader" Event was a Success!
School Board Members and Michelin North America representatives presented checks to principals on Tuesday. Check amounts are based on student enrollment at each school. The money was raised in August at the "Are You Smarter than a Greenville County Schools Fifth Grader?" event
Thank You Verizon Foundation and Ms. Martin!!
The Verizon Foundation selected our grant proposal “I love Math Now!” on behalf of Welcome Elementary School and the School District Of Greenville County for a 2011 Think Ahead With Thinkfinity Award! The review committee was particularly impressed by our proposal. We were awarded $8,250! Third grade is using the web site http://www.thinkfinity.org/ and grant money to promote and assist with continued learning beyond the classroom doors, while encouraging and inspiring the love for learning in our students.
In the picture are Kevin Suich, Verizon Strategic Accounts Manager; Christine Phillips, Principal of Welcome Elementary; Amy Martin, Master Math Teacher and our 3rd Grade Students and Teachers.
Welcome Elementary Recognized as a 2011 Safe Kids School
The Safe Kids Upstate award is presented to schools dedicated to educating students about safety and those who provide programs that support a safe school environment.
Help keep our children safe!!! We are working in connection with SafeKidsUpstate.org Please check out our monthly safety tips on ways to prevent childhood injury.
Greenville District Partners with Welcome Elementary
The Greenville District had the opportunity to partner with Welcome Elementary School which is a public school located in Greenville County.
The Greenville District was able to purchase supplies in support of the CATCH, Coordinated Approach To Child Health Program. The CATCH Program is a coordinated health program that has been implemented across elementary schools in Greenville County. There is a strong “diabetes education/prevention” education piece that runs through the program, specially in the grade 4 resource guide.
The Greenville District was able to present the items listed above to Welcome Elementary School's Principal-Christine Phillips, Greenville District Office Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Consultant-Penny Bostain, the Fourth Grade Teachers, PE Coach, and the entire Staff of Teachers on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
Thank You Hands on Greenville and Computer Dynamics!
Special thank you to the team from Computer Dynamics who worked on our courtyard as part of the annual Hands on Greenville Day. We had over 25 volunteers who weeded, tilled the ground, planted and mulched to provide a beautiful new butterfly garden and bird sanctuary.
What a wonderful job this group did to make our school a beautiful place to learn!!
Thank you Hands on Greenville and Computer Dynamics!
Look What Our 3rd Graders Are Doing!!
Our 3rd grade students explored shapes in their environment. They traveled around the school to find different shapes. Click on the picture to see their adventure.
Check out the "Student Work" page for other videos!
Showcase of Talent
On Monday, April 11th, our Welcome students displayed their wealth of talent to parents, students and teachers. What a showcase of talent! Thank you, Ms. Wynn, Mr. Cook and Coach Stovall for bringing out the talent in our students and all of the hard work you put into this event.
Please view other pictures under the "Student Work" page!
A Very Big "Thank You" to Bi-Lo!!
Monday, October 4th was our PTSA Open House and Market Fresh Program. We had a wonderful turn out of parents, grandparents, aunt, uncles and students.
Thank you to Bi-Lo on Church Street for providing all of our wonderful fruits, vegetables and so much more to make this event a huge success. It was wonderful to see so many children excited about eating healthy and parents to help encourage this healthy choice.
A special thank you to Coach Stovall, Judy Wynn, Lee Cook, and the CATCH team for the CATCH skit and song. Also, thank you to Jill Gibbs and our team of "farmers" for working the Welcome Farmer's Market.
Our wonderful staff of teachers were ready for parents and students to visit classrooms. Our hallways were filled with students' work and teachers presented to parents how their classrooms operate during the school day.
We are Reading at Welcome Elementary
Our students had summer reading to complete while they were on vacation. Many students completed their READO cards to show what they read over the summer. To celebrate, students were treated to an ice cream party, goodies and books.
Our Book Fair was a huge success this year. Many parents attended our Family Literacy Night and purchased books for their children. All were treated to milk and cookies. We also had a special guest...Clifford, the Big Red Dog! Thank you to everyone who made the night a huge success.
End of the Year Carnival and Celebration Dance
Our students had a great time on May 28th as they celebrated all of their many successes during the school year. The students attended a carnival, dance and the water balloon fest. If students had perfect attendance for April and May, they received a balloon for each month to throw at Mrs. Phillips and Mrs. Booker-Christy. Our NBA students also celebrated with a special party and extra time at the carnival. The weather was beautiful. The students had a great time. There were so many smiling faces including teachers and staff. A special thanks to our administration and staff for all of your hard work to make this great event happen for our students.
Thank You to Outdoor Solutions!
Welcome Elementary is grateful for the tulips that were donated for Red Ribbon week which many classes helped to plant last fall. We want to say a special thank you to Outdoor Solutions for their generous donation which reminds us to stay drug free.
Recycling with Mr. Frank
Mr. Frank is a custodian at Welcome Elementary and he has been in charge of the recycling program for two years now. He volunteers every Friday morning to pick up all the recycling material from the classrooms. He takes with him different students to help collect the recycling material and uses this time to make them realize how important and helpful they can be for the community and the environment. This year he worked with some students from Ms. Bonnema and Mrs. Finley’s classrooms.
Thanks Mr. Frank for giving us an example of how to take care of our planet, the earth.