Register for Parent/Teacher Conferences
Gifted and Talented Program Information
Join Us For Awards Assemblies
Free Books for Young Children Not Yet In School
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Register Beginning Monday, November 12, for Parent/Teacher Conferences
Conferences Will Be Held Monday, November 19 and Tuesday, November 20
A flier going home in this coming Monday folder outlines important information for you as you prepare to register for Parent/Teacher Conferences (see attached below). Also attached are specific directions for completing your registration and a video tutorial. The registration window opens Monday, November 12, at 8:00 am and will remain open through Monday, November 19, at 8:00 am. You can log on to HCPSS Connect at www.hcpss.org/connect to access Synergy Conference Management in order to schedule your conferences. For parents without online access, please contact our front office staff at 410-313-6907 for assistance in scheduling conferences.
Visit School Friday November 16 for American Education Week; Swansfield to Host Awards Assemblies
All parents and guardians are invited to visit Swansfield Friday, November 16, for Awards Assemblies and to visit your child's classroom in celebration of American Education Week. A flier specific to your child's grade will be going home in Monday's folder and is attached below.
Awards Assemblies Will Recognize Students' Achievements
We will recognize students' first quarter efforts during Awards Assemblies scheduled for Friday, November 16, in the morning and afternoon. We will celebrate students in grades K-2 at a 9:00 am assembly, and grades 3-5 at 2:10 pm. The following awards will be presented:
Parents of students receiving the Community Contributor Award and Soaring Swan Award will be notified in advance.
GT Teachers Offer Gifted and Talented Placement Information Sessions
Parents who are interested in learning more about placement in the GT program, including the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAt), should plan to attend one of four information sessions planned by Swansfield Gifted and Talented teachers. The sessions will explain the criteria used to determine student placement and will allow time for parent questions. The sessions will be held from 4:00 to 4:30 pm and from 5:30 to 6:00 pm each evening, Monday November 19 and Tuesday November 20, in Ms. Malcotti's GT Classroom 173.
Bullying Awareness Spirit Days
The following spirit days are planned for students to help us raise awareness about and stop bullying:
Donations Needed For B-I-N-G-O
As part of our PBIS celebrations, we are planning a school-wide live bingo November 30, but we need your help collecting prizes for bingo winners. Do you have any used games or toys in good condition? Any items we could use as prizes would be much appreciated. Please send in your donations to the front office marked "BINGO". Thank you in advance for your support!
Smile Programs - The Mobile Dentists will be coming to SES again. Their first visit is scheduled for November 26-28. Paper consent forms were sent home a few weeks ago and must be returned for your child to participate. For those choosing to complete the online form, please visit: www.MySchoolDentist.com.
Do You Have A Baby Or Young Child Age 4 Or Under In Your Home?
Would you like your child to receive one FREE BOOK, EACH MONTH, until age 5?
Swansfield has been selected to participate in Read with Me, a partnership between HCPSS, Bright Minds, the Howard County Early Childhood Advisory Council, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Any baby or young child age 4 or under who lives in the Swansfield Elementary area can participate. One book each month will be mailed directly to your child.
If you would like to sign up or learn more, stop by the school or contact Deborah Slater at Swansfield at 410-313-6907 or email@example.com. Also, flyers will be coming home early November.
Congratulations Spotlight Winners
We congratulate our Spotlight Winners for the past two weeks. These students have demonstrated they follow our school rules and are Safe, Respectful and Responsible.
Please Update Your Emergency Card In Family File
HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to complete emergency information. By now parents/guardians should have verified and/or updated information for each child. If you haven't done so already, please log in to HCPSS Connect, select the Family File tab and then click on Family File. Instructions are available online.
Throughout HCPSS, the safety of our students and staff remains our number one priority. Front office staff have been asked to follow specific procedures before admitting anyone into the building, which includes using the front door, presenting an ID and signing in with LobbyGuard. Review visitor procedures.
We appreciate your cooperation as we work together to build a safe and productive learning environment for all our students.
Volunteers/Chaperones Must Complete Training
All volunteers and field trip chaperones in HCPSS schools must complete the online training course prior to volunteering (see link below), print a completion certificate and return it to the front office. If you are unable to access online a printed version is available at school.
Connect With Our PTA
Learn more about upcoming PTA activities, how you can get involved, and even join the PTA if you haven't done so already. Visit http://swansfieldpta.org/
Visit http://swansfieldpta.org/newsletters/ to catch up on all things PTA.
Community News and Programs
Please visit the Community News and Programs page at http://www.hcpss.org/community-news-and-programs/ for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.