SES Newsletter

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 8:20pm

Register for Parent/Teacher Conferences

Gifted and Talented Program Information

Join Us For Awards Assemblies

Free Books for Young Children Not Yet In School

Upcoming Events:

  • Monday November 12: Parents Can Begin Registering for Teacher Conferences (see more below)

  • Wednesday November 14: Report Cards Go Home

  • Friday November 16: Visit School for American Education Week and 1st Quarter Awards Assemblies (see more below)

  • Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20: Parent/Teacher Conferences (see more below)

  • Monday and Tuesday, November 19 and 20: Gifted and Talented Placement Information Sessions (see more below)

  • Wednesday through Friday, November 21 - 23: Schools Closed

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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 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. 


Parent Conference Registration.pdf

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. 

American Education Week - Grades K-2.docx 

American Education Week - Grades 3-5.docx 

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:

  • Exemplary Attendance for students who have been present and on time 96% of school days.
  • Honor Roll for students in grades 1-2 who have all I's and W's, a 1 or 2 for all effort grades, a 1 or 2 for all learning behaviors, and no office referrals;  Students in grades 3-5 who have all A's and B's, and the same other criteria listed for students in grades 1-2.
  • Principal's Award for students who have earned all I's and 1's or all A's and 1's.
  • Community Contributor Award  for one boy and one girl from each homeroom who have demonstrated care, compassion and dedication to his/her classroom community and/or school community.
  • Soaring Swan Award for one student from each homeroom who has exhibited exceptional effort throughout the quarter.

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:

  • November 9 - Wear kind words on your shirt to remind us all to use kind words.
  • November 16 - Wear your favorite team jersey or SES spiritwear to show we are all a team and we stick together.
  • November 29 - Wear numbers to show we all are valued and we all count!

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!

Dental Screening


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:

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 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.
  • Pre-K:  Hannah G, Mathew A, Phillip J, Diego R
  • Kindergarten:  Eyoboed S, Benjamin S, Janista J, Ash'Ton C, Nyilah B, Yeilyn G, Kihara P, Timothy C
  • 1st Grade: Anika B, Ry'Lee F, Bianca M, Kaidyn H, Makai R, Logan C, Leo K, Dhamon S, Sophia S, Kendell M
  • 2nd Grade:  Jade R, Bena-Jene O, Abbie C, Ibukun F, Tylar A, Maliyah E, Adam G, Max W
  • 3rd Grade:  Ramelo W, Sybil-Sarah A, Gabby M, Castiel B, Franco M, Jordan H
  • 4th Grade:  Yosselin P, David B, Stefany O, Saniyah L, Evelyn H, Hanna A, Alessa C, Mateo A
  • 5th Grade:  De'asia C, Jayden L, Jeff J, Ann-Michaela D, S'Niya A, Kaila I, Judith H, Mason R

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.

Visitor Procedures

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

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Community News and Programs

Please visit the Community News and Programs page at for announcements of upcoming events and programs sponsored by non-profit organizations.