November 22nd - Schools Close Early/Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
November 23rd - Schools Close Early/Virtual Parent Teacher Conferences
November 24th - 26th - Schools Closed
Virtual Parent/Teacher Conference Support
Parent teacher conferences will be held on Monday, November 22nd and Tuesday, November 23rd. If you need assistance finding the code for your child’s conference, please log on to SES-Conference-Support using your child’s login credentials and a staff member will be available to assist you.
From the Healthroom
Please see information below for vaccination locations for children ages 5-11.
The Hearing and Vision Clinic will be held on December 7th, with a follow up visit on December 16th. Kindergarten students, First Grade students, new students to the state of MD and staff referrals will be screened. Parents may ONLY opt out of this screening for religious reasons. Additional communication will be sent home in your child's FISH folder.
October 26th Picture Day Update
Strawbridge Studio is working as quickly as possible to turn around the fall portrait packages. They are expected to be delivered by November 30th.
Retake Picture Day is scheduled for Friday, December 3rd. This is for new students, students that were absent on our original picture day or anyone that may have been dissatisfied with their portraits from the original photo session. The students requesting a retake need to bring the original package to the photographer for their portrait to be retaken.
Lost & Found
All items not claimed from lost and found by Tuesday, November 23rd will be donated to a charity when we return from Thanksgiving Break. If your child is missing an item of clothing or lunch box, please encourage them to check the lost and found area in the cafeteria.
Parents have until Tuesday, November 30th, to provide valued input to our school staff by completing a 15-minute survey developed by the Excellence with Integrity Institute. All families who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for a FREE gift card! More information about the survey can be found here. After completing the survey, please email Patricia Bratchie at firstname.lastname@example.org and let her know or submit your name HERE.
The Swansfield Elementary School Book Fair will continue to run until Sunday, November 21st. You can shop the book fair from the comfort of your own home! All funds raised go toward purchasing books and other items that will enhance your child’s experiences here at Swansfield. Thank you so much for your support of our Library Media Program!
Swansfield Wish Lists
We will continue to update our wish lists throughout the school year.
Families have expressed a strong interest in treating the hardworking Swansfield Elementary staff members to something that is specifically for them to enjoy. In furtherance of that, the
PTA provided all staff members with an opportunity to answer some questions about their favorite things. The full list can be found here.
There is neither an obligation or expectation that Swansfield Families give gifts to staff members. However, we know that many families like to do this and our hope is that those who are interested will find the list helpful. This is not directly related to the holiday season. The favorite things list can serve as a reference anytime throughout the school year.
National PTA Reflections Art Contest
Swansfield students in PreK-5th grade will have an opportunity to create an original piece of art for the National PTA Reflections art contest! Students can compete in one of 6 categories: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and visual arts. Top entries from Swansfield will advance to a county-wide competition. Entries are due November 29. More information can be found on the SES PTA Reflections website.
Original Works Fundraiser coming soon!
Support Swansfield by turning your child's artistic masterpiece into keepsakes for family and friends! The Swans are hard at work creating beautiful art that you can have made into mugs,totes, magnets and more! Look out for custom order forms in your child's FISH folder. Orders will be due on December 1st and items will be delivered to Swansfield just before winter break. Check out the PTA Website for more information. Questions? Email Angela McMellen Brannigan email@example.com.
PTA National School of Excellence: STAFF & FAMILIES NEEDED
In furtherance of the PTA’s goal for Swansfield to receive the National School of Excellence designation. Volunteers are needed across the community, including staff and teachers, to build an action plan for school improvement.
Throughout the school year, our School of Excellence Committee will use the tools, resources and support provided by National PTA to positively impact family engagement at Swansfield. If you are interested in being part of the School of Excellence committee, please email Lizz Hammon firstname.lastname@example.org
PTA Volunteer Opportunities
The following PTA committees could REALLY use some more volunteers! If you’re interested, please email Lizz Hammon,PTA VP for School Relations at email@example.com
Yearbook ‘Candid’ Photographers
This could be anybody! Anytime throughout the school year - take photos at Swansfield events or activities and upload them here.
Black History Event Chair - February 16th
This committee already has 2 members to help with planning and 2 sets of extra hands ready to provide support during the event.
What is the event? We were hoping you would tell us! Got any ideas?