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Dear Mary L. Welty Parents and Guardians,

I hope my letter finds you in good spirits and health. We are writing with much pride and enthusiasm to announce that our school has been selected for an A+ School of Excellence school visit. The faculty and staff began a five month experience of creating the application that has led our school to be selected for the visitation. The visitation will take place on Monday, March 30th and Tuesday, March 31st, 2020. 
The A+ School of Excellence judges will be visiting our campus on both Monday and Tuesday. The visitation will include an all-day observation of our teachers and students. Students will be randomly selected by the judges to be interviewed. The interview questions are nothing personal, but rather a way for judges to see if our students enjoy being at school and their opinion on our school. The judges will also be meeting with parents and community members throughout their visit. If you are interested in participating on the parent committee on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, please communicate with Mrs. Aissa Bonillas at or (520) 287-0880. 
We are very excited for this step in the award process! We know that our school encompasses all of the traits to be selected as an A+ School of Excellence. If you have any questions, please feel free to call and speak to any of our faculty and staff members. 
Thank you,

Aissa Bonillas

Mary L. Welty Reminders:

  • All students are required to wear their school uniforms. Please contact Mrs. Bonillas if you need assistance with uniforms. 


  • Breakfast and lunch will continue to be served for free. Breakfast will be served in the classroom EVERY day of the week from 7:30 am – 7:45 am. 


  • Students are required to be ON TIME! Student attendance is MUST in reaching our academic goals. Classes begin promptly at 7:45 a.m. after breakfast in the classroom ends.  


  • Please speak to your children about being respectful and kind. 


  • No Cell Phones, Air pods, Nintendo Switch, iPad, or other electronic devices are allowed on campus. The electronics are to be off and in your backpacks. We are not responsible for lost items. The items will be confiscated if being used during school hours. A parent must pick up from the principal’s office if the item is taken away. 


  • Fighting or bullying are NOT allowed on campus or on the school bus. The NUSD #1 guideline will be followed including a report the law enforcement. 


  • Your child will receive homework daily. Mary L. Welty is dedicated to having our students achieve academically and homework to practice is an extension of the student’s learning.  


  • If your child is riding the bus, contact Citizen’s Auto Stage at (520) 281-0400 ext. 4138 for a schedule or questions. For your child to ride the bus, your address will be screened to determine if the child is eligible for transportation. Transportation by bus will ONLY be provided to student’s whose home addresses are in the Mary L. Welty zone. Students under OPEN ENROLLMENT are NOT eligible for bus service. 

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call our school at (520) 287—0880. 


Aissa Bonillas


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