Swansfield News 4/8/2022

Fri, 04/22/2022 - 4:07pm
Swansfield Elementary School  

Swansfield News 4.8.22

Important Dates

  • April 8 - Quarter 3 report cards available online
  • April 11-18 - Spring Break (No school for students)
  • April 21 - Band, Strings & Chorus Concert
  • April 22 - Picture Day
  • April 27 - 3 hour early dismissal/No Pre-K
  • April 27 - PTA Meeting
  • April 29 - Accountability Day

New Information

Spring Picture Day

A photographer from Strawbridge Studios will be at Swansfield on 4/22/2022 to photograph students for spring pictures. SES Spring Picture Day.pdf

Health Room Corner 

What do I need to show as proof of a negative COVID test result?

Effective April 5, 2022, if a student or staff member exhibits COVID-like symptoms, the parent/guardian or staff may submit any of the following to show proof of a negative test and return to the building:

  • Negative PCR test result - A copy of the test result should be emailed to the school nurse r health assistant
  • Negative rapid test result - A copy of the test result should be emailed to the school nurse or health assistant
  • Negative at-home test result - A photo of the negative test, along with the student or staff member's full name, date of birth, and the date and time the test was taken should be emailed to the school nurse or health assistant, who will follow up with parents/guardians as necessary.

A negative rapid test result will not require a confirmatory PCR test IF the student or staff member has not been identified as a close contact or part of a cohort outbreak.


Second Dental Clinic 

Our favorite Dental Clinic is coming back, on Wednesday, May 4, 2022.  The permission slips are coming home this week with Fish Folders. Feel free to register online at www.MySchoolDentist.com or complete and return the paper consent to the school. 

BSAP Corner  

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews was born January 2, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a trombone and trumpet player.

Growing up in New Orleans' Treme neighborhood, "Trombone Shorty" was participating in brass band parades as a child, carrying his trombone even before his arms were long enough to reach all the positions of the slide. Andrews was a bandleader by the age of 6. Originally attracting attention for his youth, by his teens he was attracting attention for his musical virtuosity as well. 

He attended the prestigious New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), and as a graduate Troy joined the ranks of others like Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick, Jr., Irvin Mayfield and Nicholas Payton who also attended NOCCA. Trombone Shorty has been named Performer of the Year by New Orleans’ premier music magazine, Offbeat. He also garnered honors as Best Contemporary Jazz Performer. 

Read Aloud 

“Trombone Shorty” by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews 


Staff Appreciation Wish List

We continue to celebrate our staff for their hard work and dedication regularly.  To help with this effort, we are looking for donations of food items to have on hand.  If you would like to donate, please see our new Staff Appreciation Wish List.  Thank you in advance!


Basketball and Soccer Volunteers Needed!

Swansfield is looking for volunteers to coach/referee basketball and soccer games during recess for students in grades 3-5. No coaching or referring experience is necessary. You just need to have a love for the game. Please email Mr. Carter at howard_carter@hcpss.org if you would like to volunteer. 

Recess Times

3rd: 12:30-1:00

4th: 1:10-1:40

5th: 1:45-2:15

Health Room Corner

Allergy season is already upon us - if you have not done so already, please update the health room with a doctor's note if your student has an allergy. Also, as a reminder, we are still asking for a PCR to rule out a covid-like symptom, unfortunately, home rapid tests are still not accepted. 

Finally, don't forget to share the Covid vaccination card with us if you have not already done so: doris_qano@hcpss.org and tracey_ellerby@hcpss.org



PTA Updates

Swans Soar through Reading and Fundraising Goals in SES PTA Read-a-thon!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Swansfield PTA 2022 Read-a-thon!  We had 114 students participate who read over 50,000 combined minutes in two weeks! We also raised $7,987, which will go towards PTA programming and school support initiatives!  Participants should have received SES Read-a-thon bookmarks in their FISH folders this week. 

Congratulations to the 2022 Read-a-thon Winners! Individual and homeroom winners will get to pick a prize from a list of SES recognitions after spring break! 

Top 10 individual readers (each student read over 1,000 minutes!):

1. Annika Sudarsan

2. Zaara Sudarsan

3. Madeleine Brannigan

4. Andrew Ryan

5. Shuyao Zhang

6. Maxwell Sekerak

7. Averil Weiss

8. Jahesh Omarzad

9. Quentin Brannigan

10. Brandon Owaga

Homeroom in each grade with the most minutes

K: Rooths

1st: Staton

2nd: Smith

3rd: Witherow

4th: Heavens

5th: Hayes

SES International Night is coming up on May 23 at 6:30pm

Please join us for this wonderful evening of food, fun and learning as we celebrate the many rich cultures that make up our Swansfield community.

Would you like to share a piece of your culture too? You can host a country table, perform a song or dance, wear clothing from your culture, or even bring some tasty foods for everyone to try. All are welcome. Please sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4DABAB2EA4F58-sesinternational

Ideas or questions? Contact vp.schoolrelations@swansfieldpta.org

Harper's Choice Festival April 23

You are invited to the Harper's Choice Festival to be held April 23 from noon to 3 p.m. in the courtyard of the Harper's Choice Village Center behind Kahler Hall. Local faves Freezer Burn will play hot blues, classic rock, and originals while free hot dogs and veggie dogs grill. We expect to have a magician and other kid-friendly activities. 

Area nonprofits and small businesses will be highlighted, with crafts and other unique products and services for sale. And all parents voting in the day's village elections will be entered into a raffle to win a gift certificate from Patra's Sweet Treats. 

The Harper's Choice Festival is being organized by Neighbors for a Vibrant Harper's Choice in coordination with the Harper's Choice Community Association (for more information, please contact Lia Nigro at hcvibrant@gmail.com). Hope to see you there!


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