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Welches Parent-Teacher Corner

By Cassie Kanable

Welches Parent-Teacher Corner

Hello, Welches Families! The WPTCO is a non-profit that serves & supports the students of the Welches Schools and the greater Welches community. To keep up to date on events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities, make sure to join our new email list at or scan the QR Code at the end of this story.

November was a wonderful month of fundraising & getting into the holiday spirit! Welches students kicked off the annual Canned Food Drive, enjoyed a wonderful fall break, and even fit in a couple wonderful field trips. As we wrap up 2023, there’s so much to look forward to in December! Here are some upcoming community events:

12/1 Welches PTCO Movie Night is back! Join us for a screening of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem” on Friday Dec. 1st in the Welches Elementary Multipurpose Room. In true TMNT fashion, we’ll have pizza available for purchase at concessions! Doors Open at 5:00 PM (come early & enjoy some pizza!), and the movie starts at 6:00 PM. Bring chairs, floor pillows or blankets. $1 per person, concessions available for purchase. ALL CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT.

12/2 WPTCO Wreath Fundraiser: Join us for our final wreath sale Saturday Dec. 2nd at Welches Mountain Building Supply from 10:00 AM-2:00 PM! We’ll have complimentary coffee & cocoa with the purchase of a wreath. Handcrafted wreaths provided by Booth Farms located in Boring, OR. For details visit

12/5 Last Day to Sign Up for Hoodland Community Holiday Basket Program: Need some support this holiday season? Sign up for a food basket & gifts for your children, 18 & under! Sign-up sheets are now available at Smoke on the Mountain, Hoodland CCB, Welches Liquor Store, Coffee House 26, Welches School, Hoodland Fire, Hoodland Library and Mountain Building Supply. All forms are due by Tuesday, Dec. 5th at 2:00 PM. Baskets will be ready for pick up at the Mt. Hood Lions Club Friday Dec. 15th from 4:00-8:00 PM and Saturday Dec. 16th from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM. An adult must show ID at time of pick-up. Excess food boxes will be given to our local food pantries for their use.

12/7 Middle School Band Concert: Join the Welches Middle School Band for their winter concert on Thursday, Dec. 7th at 7pm in the elementary multipurpose room.

12/8 Last Day for Canned Food Drive: Welches Schools are hosting a canned food drive benefiting the Hoodland Community Christmas Baskets Program. Donations can be dropped at the elementary school office through Friday, Dec. 8th. Items needed include boxed dinners, cereal, canned vegetables, fruits, rice, dried beans, chili, tuna, peanut butter and soups with an expiration date past January 2024.

Plus, look for more information on Welches Ski & Snowboard Nights at Timberline in January & February! Visit for details.

If you have any questions or you’d like to make a donation to the WPTCO, reach out to us at

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