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Welches Parent Teacher Corner

Welches Parent Teacher Corner

Hello Welches Families! The Welches PTCO is a non-profit organization that exists to serve and support the students of the Welches Schools and our community as a whole. To keep up to date on community events, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities, make sure to join our new email list at! Our next Executive Board Meeting will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 28th at 6pm in the Elementary School Library. We’d love to see you there!

October was a wonderful month of fundraising, community connection, and fall fun. Welches students brought in nearly $12,000 (and counting!) at our annual Rainbow Run! These funds are used for students activities and arts programs like the Right Brain Initiative. The WPTCO & Mt. Hood Unida partnered to bring Welches our first community movie night of the school year. Local families enjoyed making traditional paper marigolds, sugar skull masks and watching Disney Pixar’s “Coco!” We had a wonderful time celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month thanks to Mt. Hood Unida! October also marked our annual Harvest Festival hosted by the WPTCO and Welches Schools to celebrate the spooky season! Students enjoyed pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts, and showing off their creative costumes at school.

This November, join us in spreading holiday cheer with our annual wreath fundraiser! We’re thrilled to announce that our annual Holiday Wreath Fundraiser is now open to the entire school community! While this has traditionally been an 8th grade fundraiser, we’re excited to share that the WPTCO has allocated $2,000 per year towards the 8th grade promotion fund, ensuring every student can celebrate, regardless of class size or fundraising ability. Wreath sales will begin the first week of November with wreath pickup happening the week after Thanksgiving. Get into the festive spirit and support Welches students by purchasing handcrafted wreaths provided by Booth Farms, located in Boring, OR! All wreaths are made of fresh noble fir with pinecones, cedar and juniper accents, finished with a festive red bow. Don’t miss the chance to make your holidays brighter and more meaningful. For details and pre-orders, please visit or visit the QR Code below.

As always, we’re hard at work planning even more community events, movie nights, and our auction fundraiser this spring as well as working on a new website! We’ve got some big fundraising aspirations this year and we’ll need the support of this incredible mountain community. Don’t forget to save the Date for our Annual Auction this Spring: April 27, 2024 at Camp Arrah Wanna. We can’t wait to see you there!

If you have any questions or you’d like to make a donation to the WPTCO, reach out at You can also donate to the WPTCO directly through Paypal at

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