Swansfield News 1/14/2022

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Swansfield Elementary School  
Swansfield News 1.14.22

Important Dates

  • January 17 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Schools and Office Closed
  • January 19 - Schools Close 3 hours early, No Half-Day PreK
  • January 19 - PTA General Membership Meeting
  • January 24 - Professional Work Day – School’s Closed for Students
  • January 20 - Harpers Choice Middle Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night - 6:00p.m.
  • January 20 - Clarksville Middle Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night - 6:00p.m.
  • January 21 - End of 2nd Quarter
  • January 28 - Perseverance Day

New Information

Quarter 1 Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all of our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade swans who earned an award during our 1st quarter awards ceremony.  We enjoyed celebrating our students for their academic accomplishments, their contributions to the classroom community and their dedication to learning.  We are looking forward to celebrating our first and second grade students next week!  

Staff Success Factor Royalty

As you know, at Swansfield we have 6 Success Factors: Kindness, Self-Control, Perseverance, Empathy, Accountability, and Hope. On Success Factor Celebration days, a student from each class is voted to be Success Factor Royalty. We would like to include our awesome staff in this process and crown them as Success Factor Royalty as well! We would love for students' voices to be heard in this process. We are asking that students cast their votes for staff members who they think exhibit our Success Factors. Please assist your student with voting for staff to be recognized during our next Success Factor Celebration- Perseverance Day. Staff and student Perseverance Royalty winners will be celebrated on Perseverance Day- Friday, January 28th. Please try to get your votes in by January 21st! 

Don’t Forget to Sign Up for Book Club

Are you interested in joining a joint staff and community virtual book club?  Please view the SES Stamped Book Club Flier for more information about the book!  If you are interested in participating, please sign up HERE.  We hope you will join us!  

A Message from Swansfield’s Rainbow Reps

CARY (Community Allies of Rainbow Youth) is an organization started by CHS parents that advocates to improve opportunities for LGBTQ+ young people.  CARY is sponsoring a virtual program on understanding and supporting trans and non-binary young people.  It will take place on Tuesday Feb. 8 at 6:30 PM. To register use this link.  Not able to attend?  When you choose to register there is an option to record the webinar and download it to watch at another time.  


From Your Title I Team

OMHS Food Pantry January 19

If you or someone you know is in need of food support, Oakland Mills High School will be hosting a Food Pantry on Wednesday, January 19 from 3 to 5pm at 9410 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia. All you need to bring is a photo ID.

If you would like to support this food pantry, donations can be dropped off at the Oakland Mills High School front office during school hours. They also have an Amazon wish list and accept monetary donations for the purchase of fresh produce and bread.

School Day Conversation Starters

Asking your child about his/her day shows that you care about them and about school. Here’s a few to get you started… 

  • Tell me about something you learned today.
  • Tell me about a problem you solved today.
  • Tell me about the best part of your day.
  • What did you do in art/math/music/PE/technology today?
  • What were your friends/classmates talking about today?


A Message from the Health Room

On January 4th, HCPSS shared a message regarding Updated COVID Mitigation Efforts in HCPSS Schools.  We understand that a lot of information was included in this message and we are here to help you with any questions you may have.  

Please see the tables as a quick reference for quarantine guidance.  As always, please reach out to the health room with any questions.  

If you test positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)




Everyone, regardless of vaccine status. 

  • Stay home for 5 days. 
  • If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house. 
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional  days. 
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your  fever resolves.


If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 (Quarantine)




  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days. 
  • Test on day 5, if possible. 
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.


  • You are ages 18 or older and completed the primary series of recommended vaccines, but have not received a recommended booster shot when eligible.
  • You received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine (completing the primary series) over 2 months ago and have not received a recommended booster shot.
  • You are not vaccinated or have not completed a primary vaccine series.
  • Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a  mask around others for 5 additional days. 
  • Test on day 5 if possible 
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.


Household Quarantine Possibilities


Household Contact (HC)


Household Contact (HC)


Positive Case (PC)


PC Isolates 5 days

HC Quarantines 5 additional days

Total: 10 days

PC Isolates 5 days

HC Quarantines 10 additional days

Total: 15 days

Positive Case



PC Isolates 10 days

HC Quarantines 5 additional days

Total: 15 days

PC Isolates 10 days

HC Quarantines 10 additional days

Total: 20 days

Swansfield Wish Lists

We will continue to update our wish lists throughout the school year.  

Student Lounge Wish List

Classroom Wish List


PTA Updates

5th Grade Baby Pictures Needed for Yearbook! (must submit before Jan. 31)

Please send us a baby picture of your current 5th grader so that we can include it in this year’s yearbook. Upload your photo to this folder or email it to vp.schoolrelations@swansfieldpta.org.

Please do not submit photos that feature other people unless you want them to be cropped out. Please only submit ONE photo per child. 

Black History Month Event

Save the Date: February 16th at 6 p.m. Virtual Heritage Tour of MD sponsored by the Reginald F. Lewis Museum Login details coming soon!

Virtual Bingo Event Hosted by River Hill Community Association

Here's something fun to do on Monday, January 24, from 1pm - 3pm when HCPSS has a scheduled day off from school! The River Hill Community Association in conjunction with the Teen Advisory Committee is hosting (via Zoom) a Bingo event that will keep the kids occupied for a couple of hours (and adults too). There are plenty of prizes to win. Play 15 rounds of BINGO for $5 per person.

Register now via Eventbrite at https://bit.ly/SchoolOutBingo.

Questions? Email events@villageofriverhill.org.

CONGRATULATIONS Celebration of Academic Achievement Honorees

The Celebration of Academic Achievement sponsored by The Council of Elders recently honored many of Swansfield’s 4th and 5th graders for achieving the following levels of academic success during last year’s academic school year: earned As or Bs in all areas of mathematics AND Language Arts in all 4 quarters and did not receive any Ds or Es in any of the following subjects – language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, health education for all 4 quarters.


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