October 14th - History of Racial Justice Workshop 2
October 15th - Schools Closed
October 20th - PTA General Membership Meeting
October 28th - History of Racial Justice Workshop 3
November 11th - History of Racial Justice Workshop 4
Thank you Swansfield Families
It is hard to believe we are already in the month of October! The Swansfield staff would like to thank you for your continued support of our school community. Our students love seeing their family members and friends’ family members helping during the day. We are also grateful for your generous donations of items on our wish lists as well as donations for our September Snack Bar. It was a wonderful treat to close out the month for staff.
Howard County GT Program Parent Academy, October 13 and 14
HCPSS families interested in the Gifted and Talented (GT) Program are invited to come learn about the advanced-level offerings available and how their students can become involved. The evening will begin with an overview of GT Education Program offerings followed by a question and answer session with Central Office GT Education Program staff.
Elementary and Secondary programs will be covered on separate days. Families may attend one or both nights. Registration is required for these events. Elementary Focus: Wednesday, October 13, 7 – 8:00 p.m., being held virtually via Microsoft Teams Secondary Focus: Thursday, October 14, 7-8:00 p.m., being held virtually via Microsoft Teams For more information and to register, please visit the HCPSS GT Program Parent Academy announcement.
We will be partnering with our PTA again this year to offer a Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 30. Look for more information about this to come home in a few weeks. For families new to Swansfield, we do not host a Halloween parade or party during the school day. The Festival and Trunk or Treat will be in place of a school activity. We hope to see everyone there! For families who do not celebrate Halloween, we hope you will still join us for the Fall Festival portion of the event.
Walk to School Day
Wednesday, October 6th is Walk to School Day! Bus riders will have the opportunity to “walk to school”. Busses will drop students off at the Swansfield Water Park across the street and students will walk across the bridge to school. If you would like to help welcome students as they walk to school on this day, please fill out this form. A flyer was sent home in your child’s FISH (Family Involvement Starts Here) on Wednesday.
Are you receiving text messages from SES?
Are you receiving text messages from SES and HCPSS? If you are, then you do not need to do anything else! If you did not, you will need to opt-in. Here are the instructions on how to opt-in to text messaging:
Type the number 67587 in the "To" portion of the text message.
Text Yes in the message part of the text message.
You will receive an "opt in" message from HCPSS sent from SchoolMessenger.
Text Y and hit send.
You will now begin receiving text alerts from SES and HCPSS.
Masks are required in all HCPSS buildings for all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Masks also will be required while on school buses. Parents please ensure that your student has a mask to wear every day during the school year.
Swansfield Wish Lists
We will continue to update our wish lists throughout the school year.
The PTA will be having a fundraiser on Wednesday, October 13th from 10:30 a.m.to 10 p.m. at 10000 Town Center Ave. The restaurant has asked that at least 20 people RSVP before October 10th in order to confirm our event. Please click here to let them know the Swans are coming!
Spanish Translators Needed for Print Material
The PTA at SES periodically distributes print newsletters, fundraising flyers and information about events via your children’s FISH folders. It is our goal to provide as much of our material as possible in Spanish as well as English. If you can help, please contact Lizz Hammon at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get 30% Off Swansfield Spirit Wear!
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