Swansfield News 11/17/23

Tue, 12/05/2023 - 10:58am

Swansfield News 11.17.23

Good Afternoon SES Families,

We had an eventful week here at Swansfield. It was so much fun to see so many families during American Education Week. The students and staff loved having families in the building throughout the week. We also held awards assemblies for all grade levels K-5th. The students had a great deal to celebrate during the first quarter and it was our honor to celebrate them. 

Please remember that next Monday and Tuesday are half days for students due to parent & teacher conferences. We will dismiss at 12:15pm. There will be no school Wednesday - Friday. 

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


Important Dates 

  • November 20th - 21st - Three Hour Early Dismissal / Parent Teacher Conferences
  • November 22nd - Schools Closed for students / Parent Teacher Conferences 


New Information 


Family-School Compact & Plan

This week, your child should have received a copy of our SES Title I Family-School Compact & Plan in their take-home folder. Please take a look! There are ELA and Math statements of commitment for staff, grade-level goals for students, and ways for families to get involved at the school.

A Family-School Compact & Plan is an agreement between families, students, and teachers that is jointly developed and distributed to all families. It explains how families, students, and teachers will work together to develop a family-school partnership to make sure all students are met with success, and get the support they need to achieve grade level goals. 

We welcome your ideas and input into the compact and plan for achievement; as well as our family involvement budget, and ideas for how we can work together as equal partners. For feedback and suggestions please reach out to a Title I Teacher (Carolyn Haas) or Family Involvement Contact (Deborah Slater).  Contact information for each staff member can be found on the SES Title I website at http://ses.hcpss.org/about/title-i-program


Gifted & Talented Math & Middle School Placement Information Sessions

Curious about the GT Placement process?  Wondering what is coming next? Please join us for an information session on Monday, November 20 at 2:00 or 5:30 in room 167 (Art) for an overview of the placement process for Gifted and Talented classes in elementary and middle school. There will be an overview of the CogAt and the placement process. There will be time for Q & A as well.  Any questions please contact laine_malcotti@hcpss.org or tara_diventi@hcpss.org  ALL ARE WELCOME.


Lost and Found

Parents/Guardians there are several personal items that your students have left behind. You are welcome to stop by the main office anytime to look in the cafe’.  All items from the lost and found will be available for you to look through November 13th to 17th during our American Education Week and November 20-21 during Parent Teacher Conferences in the main lobby. All clothes that are not retrieved by November 21 will be donated to our Clothing Recycle Bin. 


Shop at our Scholastic Book Fair!

The Scholastic Book Fair is visiting DLES Monday, November 13th through Monday, November 20th. See below for hours or shop online by clicking on the Scholastic Book Fair Link. The book fair will be held in the Media Center. All proceeds will benefit the Swansfield Elementary Library Media Program. Take home copies of new and favorite books while supporting our school!


11/13 - 11/17 - Adult Only Shopping During American Education Week 9-10am

11/20 - Family Shopping Event - 2:00 pm  - 6:30 pm during conferences

**Shop online thru November 26th!!!

 eWallet is available November 13th through the 26th!  Payment can be made via cash, credit or eWallet. We are unable to accept checks.

Thank you for your support of our Library Media Program!


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.  


PTA News 



BINGO: DECEMBER 2, 2 - 4:00 P.M.

Mark your calendar for a fun afternoon of Bingo games, prizes and raffles! Free to attend. Stay tuned for an event flier with details, and announcements on our SES PTA Facebook group here: Swansfield Elementary School PTA | Facebook




Missed the November meeting? Minutes are available on our website: 2023-24 PTA Meetings – Swansfield Elementary School PTA (swansfieldpta.org).



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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