May 2 - Schools Closed - Professional Learning Day
May 4 - Dental Clinic
May 4 & 5 - K Grade Field Trip - Library Center Branch
May 5 - 3rd Grade Field Trip - Robinson Nature Center
May 6 - 2nd Grade Field Trip - MD Science Center
May 12 - 5th Grade Middle School Visits
May 18 - 3 hour early dismissal/No Pre-K
May 30 - Schools and Offices Closed - Memorial Day
Access to Additional Google Services Parent Permission - Grades 4 & 5
Google Translate is now available in Google’s menu of additional services on HCPSS issued Chromebooks for students in grades 4-12. Parent or guardian consent is required for students to access the tool/application.
If you have previously provided consent for Google’s menu of additional services, your child will automatically be given access to Google Translate, and no further action is needed.
If you desire to provide consent for your child to access Google’s additional services which include Google Translate, YouTube (grades 6-12), and CS First (grades K-5), complete the following steps:
Select HCPSS Google Menu from the middle of the page.
Click the check box to provide consent. Changes are automatically saved.
The Google Additional services will include:
CS First for grades 4 and 5 - This is an authorized Supplementary Digital Tool, for creating interactive stories, games, and animations using a programming language called Scratch during the Computational Thinker unit
Google Translate grades 4-12 - This additional service or authorized Supplementary Digital Tool, offers free service to instantly translate words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages. Students will be informed when this service is allowable for use during classwork, independent assignments, and/or World Language assessments.
Christopher Emmanuel Paul, nickname CP3, was born May 6, 1985, Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He is an American professional basketball player who became one of the premier stars of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in the early 21st century. Paul’s career single-handedly gives the lie to one of basketball’s enduring myths: the pure point guard. Supposedly, the pure point is a selfless, infinitely wise player who lives to do nothing other than set up teammates to score. As adept and intuitive a playmaker as the NBA had ever seen, Paul made passes that defied comprehension while shifting around his teammates (and opponents) like a master chess player. At the same time, he scored as readily as any player in the league, whether nailing the outside jump shot with impressive accuracy or knifing his way to the basket with ease.
Paul excelled at both basketball and football as a youth but chose to stick with basketball in high school—even though, at a little over 5 feet tall as a freshman, he was considered too small to play. But Paul’s talent shone through—with a little help from a few growth spurts—and by the time he went off to play college ball at Wake Forest University, he was 6 feet tall and considered one of the top prospects in the country. Paul spent two years at Wake, showcasing both his incredible skill set and a fiery competitive streak that could get him into trouble with referees. Paul declared for the NBA draft in 2005, and he was selected fourth overall by the New Orleans Hornets. He now plays for the Phoenix Suns.
Lost and Found
Parents/Guardians we have a number of items in our lost and found. Please stop by our lost and found and take a look to see if your student might have some items they forgot about. Just come to the main office to sign in and we will direct you to the lost and found location.
From Your Title I Team
Spring/Summer clothing giveaway (ALL FREE!) Saturday April 30, 10am to 12pm at the North Laurel Community Center, 9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel MD 20723. For more information call 410-313-0390.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Festival
On Sunday, May 1st, Howard County is hosting its 1st AAPI Heritage Month Festival from 11am to 4 pm. 2022 AAPI Flyer.pdf The festival is free but all attendees must register to attend.
Students will need to bring their HCPSS issued laptop (fully charged) and corded headphones (if possible). Any student without headphones will be issued a pair to use for the assessments. To learn more about Spring Assessments and MCAP please visit HCPSS Testing FAQ located on the HCPSS website.
Dental Clinic is coming! This is a reminder that the Dental Clinic will be on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. Please be sure to submit all permission forms to your student's teacher as soon as possible. Feel free to register online at www.MySchoolDentist.com or complete and return the paper consent to the school.
The HCHD is sponsoring a vaccine clinic for any dose at our May 14 vision event in the parking lot of LRHS.
Location: Long Reach High School: 6101 Old Dobbin Ln Columbia, MD 21045
Wilde Lake High School Jazz Cabaret - TICKETS GOING FAST!
Join us for an evening with your Wilde Lake friends and family to enjoy live music with the Award Winning Jazz Ensemble. Witness Wilde Lake's Main Street transformed into a timeless Jazz Cabaret! You won't want to miss the return of this annual event! Light Food & Beverages available for purchase.
May 7th, 2022
Doors open at 6:30 pm, Concert begins at 7:00 pm
Wilde Lake H.S. - Main Street
Wilde Lake HS Band Boosters
$10 Adults, $12 at the door
$5 Students & Seniors, $7 at the door
No smoking or alcoholic beverages on HCPSS premises
This event has limited seating and tends to sell out, so please get your tickets soon!
Green Beanz Plastic Recycling Drop-off Help
The GreenBeanz group at Swansfield Elementary is continuing the plastic bag collection for recycling! Our students are helping to weigh the plastic each week, but Ms. DiVenti and Ms. Malcotti are looking for volunteers to help transport the measured plastic to drop-off bins at the supermarket (e.g., your local Giant or Harris Teeter).
Thanks for helping the GreenBeanz be great junior environmentalists!!
14th Annual Howard County Family Wellness Day
The 14th Annual Howard County Family Wellness Day on Sunday, June 19th from 8:30am to 1pm at Centennial Park South, brings together the entire community, challenging every organization, public and private, and every citizen, to make a commitment to healthy living.
With games, crafts, and performances along with vital health screenings, and health education, Family Wellness Day is a total community collaboration. HC Family Wellness Day.pdf
ALL SIX officer positions will be vacant at the end of this school year. Nominations for the next 2 year term are being accepted now! If you’re interested in serving on the SES PTA Executive Board, please complete this brief survey by March 13.
Who is eligible?
Any member of the SES PTA (including staff, community members, grandparents, etc).
Which positions need to be filled?
VP for School Relations
VP for Membership
Want to chat with an outgoing board member about their position?
Mark your calendars for Friday, June 3, 6:30-9:30pm for an outdoor movie night at Swansfield! Before dusk, enjoy lawn games, food trucks, and complimentary popcorn and ice cream. At dusk, a family-friendly movie will be shown on the big screen! No cost to attend, RSVP will be requested for planning. Rain date: Friday, June 10.
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.