Swansfield 12/1/23

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 11:06am

Swansfield News 12.1.23

Good Afternoon SES Families,

We had a great week back after the Thanksgiving holiday. Chorus students took part in the finale of the winter concert for Clarksville MS on Wednesday night. We want to thank Ms. Pearson for preparing the students for this special opportunity. Our 5th grade students took a field trip on Thursday to the National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington DC. Thank you to our 5th grade team and to the parents that chaperoned this field trip.

We look forward to celebrating Inclusive Schools Week, December 4th - 8th. Each day will have a different theme and we are asking all students and staff to take part. Below you will find the schedule for the week. 

Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend! ~ Anthony J Esposito, Principal


Important Dates 

  • December 2nd - PTA BINGO
  • December 8th - Self Control Day
  • December 13th - Three Hour Early Release
  • December 14th - Grade 2 Title I Family Night 
  • December 25th - January 1st - Winter Break ​​​​​​​


New Information 


Inclusive Schools Week: December 4th - December 8th

This is a week to celebrate the progress public education has made in supporting quality inclusive educational opportunities for diverse learners! Knowing that SES places such high importance towards creating an inclusive setting for all children is something that we should all be proud to support.

  • Monday, December 4th - Tip Your Hats to Inclusion (Hat Day) 
  • Tuesday, December 5th - Tie Dye Tuesday, No two tie dyes are exactly the same, but there is beauty in all of them. 
  • Wednesday, December 6th - Wacky Wednesday to show your uniqueness 
  • Thursday, December 7th - Be Comfortable, Be You (Wear PJs) 
  • Friday, December 8th - Wear School Colors to show we are all ONE


Mobile Dental Clinic

The MOBILE DENTAL CLINIC will be visiting Swansfield on December 5th, 2023. The registration forms will go home this week or next with Friday folders.  Alternatively, you can register online at www.MySchoolDentist.com

Please remember that this clinic is mostly for those students who do NOT routinely get seen at their dentist.  


NexTrex Challenge 

The annual NexTrex Challenge has started! During the NexTrex Challenge the entire school recycles plastic bags and plastic film to prevent these items from going into the landfill.  A flier and magnet explaining the challenge will be coming home in Friday Folders. Students bring in plastic items and place them in the NexTrex recycling boxes. Members of the Green Beanz environmental team weigh the bags. Volunteers pick up the bags and drop them off at local grocery stores who send the bags to the Trex company.  If Swansfield students collect 1000 lbs of plastic, our school will receive a Trex bench. So far Swansfield has saved over 300 lbs of plastic from going into the landfill! 


PTA News 




Come to SES tomorrow for a fun afternoon of Bingo games, prizes, raffles, and snacks! This event is sponsored by the SES PTA - there is no cost to attend or play Bingo.




Do you want a SES car magnet, but cannot make it to a PTA meeting?  For a limited time, the PTA will be selling the magnets online for distribution to your student at SES.  Place your order on MemberHub by December 1.  Your magnet will be delivered to the school the week of December 4.  Place your orders here:  https://swansfield.memberhub.com/store/items/965100  



The Green Beanz Environmental Team is collecting plastic to win a bench from Trex! Students are helping to weigh the plastic each week, but Mrs. DiVenti and Ms. Malcotti could use help bringing the plastic to drop-off bins at a supermarket (ex. Giant, Harris Teeter). 

Please use the sign-up sheet: Swansfield Plastic Recycling Pick-up to help with their efforts! From there, all you need to do is park in the front and come into the vestibule. Bags will be waiting to be picked up there. Thank you in advance for helping the Green Beanz!



The SES P.E. team and the PTA are launching a first-time fun run to help raise funds to purchase new P.E. equipment for the school. The fun run will be held on school property and the course will be approximately 1 mile long. The event date will be announced soon (Spring 2024). Interested in helping plan this fun event for students and families? Please contact recording@swansfieldpta.org to learn more.



As we enter the holiday season, some families may find it helpful to have a list of the SES staff’s favorite things. Expressions of appreciation for your students’ teachers, staff and admins are completely optional. View the list here: SES Staff Favorite Things- 2023/2024


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