Welcome to the Wonderful Welch!

August 27, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the Wonderful Welch School!  I hope you, along with your family and friends, have had a wonderful summer! The teachers and I look forward to working with you this coming year.  We are anticipating an exciting year of learning and community building. We hope to meet everyone during our school sponsored events. I would like to take this opportunity to share information you will need to know for the 2018-2019 school year.  

  • The first day of school for students in grades 1-5 is Wednesday, September 5, 2018.  
  • Kindergarten screening will be held on Wednesday-September 5th and Thursday-September 6th (you should have received an appointment in the mail).  The first full day of school for Kindergarten students is on Tuesday, September 11, 2018.
  • School begins at 8:50 AM and students are dismissed at 2:55 PM.  Prompt arrival and attendance is of the utmost importance for a positive learning experience.
  • Bus Routes will be posted on the district’s website at  You may also contact the transportation department at 978-536-6581 with any additional inquiries or questions.
  • Universal Free Breakfast is served daily. More information will be sent home about the school lunch program on the first day of school.  All lunch forms are available online on the website.
  • For Kids Only Afterschool Program is offered as an extended day program at the Welch School.  Policies, procedures and registration information can be obtained at their website;


Please refer to the traffic pattern, the Peabody Public School calendar and your child’s placement for the school year that was mailed to you.  If you did not receive the letter we may not have a correct address on file!  Kindly take a moment to familiarize yourself with these documents prior to the beginning of the school year.  Please do not hesitate to contact the school over the next week at 978-536-5775 if you have any questions. I am looking forward to positive and productive school year!

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