Swansfield News: 1/8/2021

Sat, 01/09/2021 - 8:56am

Important Dates:

  • Wednesday Evenings - Virtual Storytime, 7pm. Code: Swansfield Storytime

  • Friday, January 8 - Talent Show Submissions Due (see more below)

  • Monday, January 11 - Receipt of Submission Sent To All Students Participating in Virtual Talent Show (see more below)

  • Friday, January 15 - Student Lunch Bunch, Grades 2 & 3 (see more below)

  • Friday, January 15 - Confirmation of Participation Sent To All Students Who Submitted Material for Virtual Talent Show (see more below) 

  • Monday, January 18 - Schools Closed, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Monday, January 18 - PTA Restaurant Day, MOD Pizza, 10:30am - 9:00pm (see more below) 

  • Tuesday, January 19 - Clarksville Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night, 6:00pm. Code: CMS-RisingComets

  • Tuesday, January 19 - Harper’s Choice Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night, 6:30pm. Code: HCMSNSO

  • Friday, January 22 - Student Lunch Bunch, Grades 4 & 5 (see more below)

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Virtual Talent Show

All submissions for our first ever Virtual Talent Show are due by the end of the day today, Friday, January 8th. We’ve invited all students to participate by submitting pre-recorded videos or photographs, which will be available to view on a Google Meet on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at 7:00pm. If you plan to submit something today, please read the following:

  • Submit HERE by Friday, January 8th.
  • Videos or photographs will be accepted.
  • Videos should be an .mp4 or .mov format.
  • Videos must be less than 2 minutes in length.
  • Videos or photographs should be saved/named with your child’s full name and grade (example: Tony Smith Gr2).
  • All videos or photographs must be appropriate for family members of all ages and follow all school rules.

Students who have submitted material for the talent show will receive a receipt of submission in their inbox by Monday, January 11th.  If your child does not receive a receipt of submission, please email Alexa Narron at alexandra_narron@hcpss.org by the end of the day on January 12th.  This will help ensure there are no technical errors with submissions.

All videos and photographs will be reviewed by staff. Students will receive confirmation that their videos or photographs will be included by Friday, January 15th. If for any reason a video or photograph cannot be included, a staff member will contact the parent directly to discuss the reason and work together to see if we can find another way to include your child.

We can’t wait to see the many talents of our #SwanFamily!

Student Lunch Bunches

Swansfield Principal Laurel Porter, Assistant Principal Lauren Beaman and Assistant Principal Howard Carter are excited to host student lunch bunches again this month.  They enjoyed the first meetings in December and look forward to reconnecting with students following Winter Break.

Today they hosted students in Kindergarten and 1st grade.  Students in remaining grades, please join us on your assigned day using code SES-Lunch-Bunch:

  • 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade: Friday, January 15, from 11:20 - 11:50am
  • 4th Grade & 5th Grade: Friday, January 22, from 11:20 - 11:50am

Shining The Spotlight

Each week at Swansfield Elementary we recognize students who shine by demonstrating one of our six Success Factors (Kindness, Self-Control, Perseverance, Empathy, Accountability and Hope).  Congratulations to the following students who were recognized for displaying the success factor Perseverance:

  • Preschool/Pre-K: Bryan D
  • Kindergarten: Savanna G, Enoch C, Rayna O, Melina O
  • 1st Grade: Saqeenah N, Bryce W, Rylen C
  • 2nd Grade: Finn B, Abigail G, Anna N, Ryleigh S, Austin E
  • 3rd Grade: Issachar A, Kedus E, Rami S, Kaylyne M, Shuyao Z
  • 4th Grade: Jordan D, Gino M, Daeja P, Ronnel S, Hailey H
  • 5th Grade: Selena S, Tucker D, Ximena R, Kinley A

Spring 2021 BSAP Saturday Math Academy Online Registration Saturday, January 9

Online registration for the Spring 2021 BSAP Saturday Math Academy program will be held tomorrow morning from 9am to noon via HCPSS Connect. The program is open to students in grades 3-12. Space is limited, and notification will be emailed to families whose registration request was accepted. Program dates, fees, and other information are available HERE.

Social Emotional Learning

This week SEL teacher Sarah Croushler discusses Establishing Routines again after Winter Break. Please see the attached.

SEL Getting Back To It.pdf 

New Digital Tools Available For Students

HCPSS students can now access a new set of supplemental digital tools for virtual instruction that are available only through Google’s menu of additional services. However, parental consent is required before the students can access. Please see this News Post on our school website for further information and directions for granting consent and accessing these tools for your students.

#SwanFamily Staff Shout Outs

Thank you to all of our students, parents and/or family members who have completed a shout out to an SES staff member already this school year.  Our teachers appreciate your kind words!  It’s not too late to submit a shout out if you have not already done so, or to send another one!  #SwanFamily Shout Out can be completed at any time!

Family File

If you have not already done so, please log in to www.hcpss.org/connect to complete or update your Family File as soon as possible. HCPSS utilizes Family File for parents/guardians to provide emergency information.  If you are new to HCPSS you will establish your account and complete the Family File for the first time. If you are a returning student’s family, you must update the information every year. User guides are available HERE.

PTA News

Upcoming Dates:

  • Monday, January 18 - PTA Restaurant Day, MOD Pizza (10000 Town Center Avenue, Columbia), 10:30am - 9:00pm.  Let them know you're supporting Swansfield ES, or use promo code GR165306S for online orders.

Community News and Programs

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


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