Dear PACE Families,
Summer is quickening to an end and our family is eking out as much summer fun as we can before ushering in the start of the school year on September 6th. With the first day of school fast approaching allow me to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year on behalf of your PACE Board.

This year has many exciting changes in store. Northshore School District welcomes our new superintendent; Dr. Michelle Reid with whom we are excited to begin working. Our district is also working on our grade transition for all schools which will be taking effect in the 2017-18 school year.

We are also very pleased to announce a couple of new members to our PACE teaching family. A huge welcome to Mrs. DiMarco who will be teaching 3rd grade, Mrs. Rayl who will be teaching 4th and Mr. Booth, who is new to Wellington, but not new to the district, who will be teaching 5th grade. We are inspired by their dedication and the enthusiasm shown thus far, and the school year hasn’t yet begun!

Our first get-together of the year is our annual ice cream social where you can meet our new teachers, room reps and other PACE families on Thursday, Sep 1st from 5:30-7pm at Cottage Lake Park. If your last name begins with the letters A-M, please bring your favorite ice cream topping and if your last name begins with the letters N-Z, please bring ice cream and a scoop labeled with your name.

Please see below for other upcoming dates and check out our website, to find these dates and more in the member area of the dashboard. Please take a moment to log in and update your family’s information if anything has changed. Don’t forget to start logging your volunteer hours!

  • Wellington Open House August 31
    • New Family Orientation 10:30-11am (Families new to Wellington)
    • All Families Open House 11-11:30am
  • Ice Cream Social September 1, 5:30-7pm Cottage Lake Park
  • Curriculum Nights
    • 1st Grade: September 13, 6:30pm
    • 2nd Grade September 27, 6:00pm
    • 3rd Grade: September 20, 5:30pm
    • 4th Grade: September 13, 7:00pm
    • 5th Grade: September 13, 5:30pm
    • 6th Grade: September 20, 6:30pm
  • PACE General Meeting (mandatory attendance) September 28, 7-8:30pm Leota Jr High

Here is the latest list of support positions. If you would like to refresh your memory on your position or obtain additional information about it, please check out ‘Support Position Descriptions’ under ‘PACE Documents’ at the bottom of the homepage. Please email me if you have additional questions.

Enjoy the last couple weeks of summer sun. Looking forward to seeing you all the ice cream social and at the first day of school. Here’s to another wonderful year at Wellington!

Betsey White
Chairperson PACE at Wellington 2016-17