Swansfield News 1/22/2022

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Swansfield Elementary School  
Swansfield New 1.22.22

Important Dates

  • January 24 - Professional Work Day – School’s Closed for Students
  • January 27 - Harpers Choice Middle Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night - 6:00p.m.
  • January 27 - Clarksville Middle Incoming 6th Grade Parent Night - 6:00p.m.
  • January 28 - Perseverance Day - Wear your “Be Kind Club” T-Shirts
  • January 31 - Kids Heart Challenge Begins
  • February 8 - Stamped Book Club - 7:00p.m.
  • February 9 - Restorative Justice Peace Making Circle - 6:30p.m.
  • February 10 - Early Dismissal for Students & Parent Teacher Conferences
  • February 11 - Early Dismissal for Students


New Information

Restorative Justice Peace Making Circle February 9, 2022

Swansfield staff would like to invite our families to join us in a special community building circle on February 9th at 6:30pm. Adopted from indigenous cultures, peacemaking circles bring people together in a way that builds trust and creates opportunities for connection, collaboration, and mutual understanding. Participants will sit together in a circle spaced 2-3 ft apart.  Please come experience the power of a circle.   If you are interested in participating, please sign up HERE.  We hope you will join us!  

Quarter 1 Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to all of our 1st and 2nd 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. 



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! 

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. 

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

January 24, 2022 from 1pm – 3pm

Here's something fun to do on Monday, January 24, 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 at https://bit.ly/SchoolOutBingo

Questions?  Email events@villageofriverhill.org.​​​​​​​

Save the Dates for the 2022 Swansfield Elementary Virtual Science Fair Nights!

Please complete the Interest Form noted below for any student interested in participating.

The Swansfield Science Fair will take place online on Monday, March 21st for students in grades K-2nd and Tuesday, March 22nd for students in grades 3rd-5th. Students will have the option to share their science fair experiment by creating a video or recording a google slides presentation about their project.  If any students are interested in participating, please let us know by filling out this Interest Form for each child.  If you want to volunteer, we will need parent judges to make each night a success! Please let us know on the form if you can help as a volunteer.

More information will be shared shortly including project guidelines, instructional videos and virtual information sessions.

Questions? Contact your Science Fair Co-Chairs: Meagan Downey (meagan.leatherbury@gmail.com) or Jeanie Prescott (jeanieprescott@gmail.com)

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