Swansfield News 1/28/2022

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Swansfield Elementary School  
Swansfield News 1.28.22

Important Dates

  • January 31 - Kids Heart Challenge Begins
  • January 31 -  2nd Quarter Reports are available online at 5:00p.m.
  • February 8 - Stamped Book Club - 7:00p.m.
  • February 9 - Restorative Justice Peacemaking Circle - 6:30p.m.
  • February 10 - Early Dismissal for Students & Parent Teacher Conferences
  • February 11 - Early Dismissal for Students


New Information

TCOE Celebration of Excellence

Congratulations to our Swans who were honored at The Council of Elders of the Black Community of Howard County Celebration of Excellence. 

This annual event publicly acknowledges and honors students of African and African-American heritage who are currently in Grades 4–6 and earned a grade of “A” or “B” in mathematics and language arts and a “C” or better in science, social studies, and health education for all four quarters, during the 2020-2021 school year.  Students who were recognized this year were able to continue focusing their greatest efforts on academics, even during a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Using persistence, each student was able to reach excellence. This is truly an exceptional accomplishment! 

Students Honored:  

Issachar Abebe

Axelle Adedze-Doglan

Olamibode Adeleye

Tylar Askins

Marcus Belsches

James Bonds 

Keagan Bonsu 

Kendrick Bonsu 

Marcus Bonsu 

Melina Bonsu 

Makhai Boone

Axle Brown 

Je’siah Clark

Tyler Collins 

Anna Davis

Jackson Davis 

Morgan Domangue 

Kedus Engdaw

Samirah Fagbo

Hosea Fisseha

Ronahldyne Francois

Victoria Gardner

Wabi Gemechis

Aniya Hemphill

Holly Holloway

Aiden Johnson

Khloe’ Johnson

Miles Jones

Isabella Kifle

 Zachary Kifle

Afiakobi Kusi

Lauren Leggs

Jordan Martin

Soraya Mitchell

 Tabi Morane-Koralie

Josiah Porter

Sophia Showalter

Matthieu Smith

Chloe Stewart

Max Storey


Perseverance Royaly Winners


Ms. Birmingham



Ms. Nania


Ms. Gordon


Ms. Rooths


Ms. Lichliter


First Grade

Ms. Phamdo


   Ms. Staton


Ms. Keefe


Ms. Barrett


Second Grade

Ms. Smith


Ms. Mooney


Ms. Hur


Ms. Zawodny


Third Grade

Ms. Stanislav


Ms. Benz


Ms. Win


Ms. Witherow


Fourth Grade

Ms. Van Wyk


Mr. Byers


Ms. Heavens


Ms. Pisca


Ms. Shields


Fifth Grade

Ms. Seering


Mr. Hayes


Ms. Kiwalabye


Ms. Boras



 Message from the Health Room 

Covid-19 Vaccine Clinic at Swansfield 

When:  February 2nd (1st dose) and February 23rd (2nd dose).

Where:  Swansfield Gym

Time:  4:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

Registration Link

Informational Flier (Spanish)  

Information Flier (English)


From Your Title I Team

The library is coming to your neighborhood! The free pop-up library is coming in February and is geared toward parents or caretakers and children ages 0-5. During the pop-up times you can attend a children's class, check out books and activities on site, learn about community resources and use the free Wi-Fi. The dates, times, and locations are on the attached flier. HCLS PopUp Library.pdf



Kids Heart Challenge

Our annual Kids Heart Challenge fundraiser for the American Heart Association, Hoops for Heart, begins Monday, January 31st. This year we will celebrate by working on both basketball and jump rope skills. Please visit our school's webpage at http://www2.heart.org/goto/swansfield to sign up and take the challenge. This year's event will continue through Friday February 25th. Any donations must be made online and should be turned in by Friday March 4th.  Thank you for supporting our school and the American Heart Association!


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!  


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

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!


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. 


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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