Swansfield News 2.2.24

Fri, 02/09/2024 - 9:47am

Swansfield News 2.2.24

Good Afternoon Swansfield,

We are wrapping up our first full week of the third quarter. Quarter 2 report cards will be available for all students on Monday, February 5th at 4:00pm. Families should log in to their HCPSS Connect accounts to access their child’s report card. 

Next week we will begin hosting our quarter 2 awards assemblies. Please check out the schedule below. We look forward to seeing many of our families both in-person and virtually. 

Have a great weekend! ~ Anthony J Esposito, Principal


Important Dates 

  • February 5th - Q2 Awards K: 9:00 & Grade 5: 2:15
  • February 6th - Q2 Awards Grade 1: 9:00 & Grade 4: 2:15
  • February 7th - 3 hour Early Dismissal / Parent Teacher Conference 
  • February 8th - 3 hour Early Dismissal / Parent Teacher Conference
  • February 9th - Professional Learning Day / No school for Student
  • February 12th - Q2 Awards Grade 2: 9:00 & Grade 3: 2:15
  • February 15th - Science Fair
  • February 19th - Schools and Offices closed 
  • February 22nd - Black History Trivia Night
  • March 1: 5th Grade Baby Pictures Due (upload for SES Yearbook - see details below)


New Information 

Black History Trivia Night

We encourage all families to come to our SES Black History Trivia Night on Thursday, February 22nd! Enjoy delicious soul food for dinner, 5:30-6:00. Then, test your knowledge and compete against other SES families in Black History Trivia, 6:00-7:30. No preparation is needed, but if you’re in it to win it, then feel free to check out our Study Guide ahead of time. To secure your spot, RSVP here. We can only accommodate the first 250 people to complete the form, so don’t delay in signing up. Can’t wait to see you on 2/22!


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’ during school hours.  Items from the lost and found will also be in the main lobby during Parent Teacher Conferences on February 7th until 3:00pm. All clothes that are not retrieved by February 9th will be donated to our Clothing Recycle Bin. 


Quarter 2 Awards






February 5th


Google Meet link: meet.google.com/pfu-xzzt-ivk 

Grade 1

February 6th 


Google Meet link: meet.google.com/qpj-geer-fam

Grade 2

February 12th


Google Meet link: meet.google.com/azo-chaw-ire

Grade 3

February 12th


Google Meet link: meet.google.com/osv-gytj-udm

Grade 4

February 6th 


Google Meetl link: meet.google.com/taf-maac-nub

Grade 5

February 5th


Google Meet link: meet.google.com/ovs-dokd-kaq


PTA News 



  • February 6th - Restaurant Fundraiser at Neo Pizza
  • February 15th - Science Fair
  • March 1st - 5th Grade Baby Pictures Due (upload for SES Yearbook - see details below)


Restaurant Fundraiser: Tuesday, February 6 at Neo Pizza - All day!

On Tuesday February 6th Neo Pizza will donate 20% of sales from the fundraiser to the SES PTA! You can visit for lunch or dinner; the event runs all day!  Both dine in and carry out orders are eligible.  You must turn in a paper copy of the flyer with your receipt so be sure to bring it with you. 


Read-A-Thon: It’s not too late to log your minutes!

Participants have until Sunday, February 4 to log reading minutes and collect donations! https://app.99pledges.com/fund/2024readat/addme Questions? Contact Read-a-Thon chair, Michelle Li at Readathon@Swansfieldpta.org 


Save the Date: April 27 SES Fun Run

The first-ever SES Fun Run will be held at the school on Saturday, April 27! The P.E. department and PTA are hosting a morning full of activities, including the one-mile Fun Run course, to raise funds for SES Field Day and P.E. equipment, and for playground/blacktop refurbishment. The event is beginner-friendly (walkers and runners welcome) and open to students, families and the community. Stay tuned for details and registration information. Interested in volunteering? Contact recording@swansfieldpta.org




The Swansfield PTA is proud to announce that three of our Swans who entered the Reflections art competition will be advancing to the state competition by receiving awards at the county level!

Max Solomon (Grade 4) received the Award of Merit in Music Composition.  Annika Sudarson (Grade 3) received the Award of Merit in Photography.  Ssuubi Nsereko (Grade 4) received the Award of Merit in Literature.  We congratulate these students on their success at the county level and wish them the best of luck in the state competition!


Upcoming Fundraiser: Original Works

We are excited to partner with Original Works for an art-based fundraiser! Each student created a piece of  artwork at school that you then can have reproduced onto a variety of keepsake products. The products range from magnets to mugs and start at just $6.00.

Art will come home at the beginning of March and orders will be due March 16th. Proceeds will help fund PTA sponsored events such as the StepAfrika and Reptile World in-school assemblies. For more information on Original Works please visit their website at www.originalworks.com. Thank you for supporting this unique and creative program!


Share Photos for our SES Yearbook 

Is your student in 5th grade? We want a baby picture of your 5th grader to include in the Yearbook by March 1.  Please use this link to access the community photos feature and upload your photos:



You will be prompted to login to a Shutterfly account or use your Facebook credentials. You can either use your pre-existing account or use the generic PTA account below to add your photos to the Yearbook. To use the PTA account, enter the following login information:

Username: yearbookphotos@swansfieldpta.org 

Password: Yearbookphotos2023

After logging in, select photos from your phone or computer. For each photo select one or more tags that can be attributed to your photo. Click on Begin Upload.  We would love to get your photos of any school related events!

If you need assistance, email yearbook@swansfieldpta.org or membership@swansfieldpta.org.


Volunteer for the PTA Nominating Committee 

All six of the PTA board positions will be open for a two-year term beginning at the end of this school year. The Nominating Committee is a 5-person committee who will solicit volunteers for the board positions and develop a list of candidates for the positions. The Nominating Committee will begin their work in March and the vote will be held at the May 2024 general membership meeting. Time commitment will be approximately 3-4 hours total between March and May. If you are interested in joining the Nominating Committee, please email president@swansfieldpta.org

Interested in volunteering for the PTA Board, but want more information about the roles and responsibilities of board members? Please email board@swansfieldpta.org to contact all board members, or reach out to the board member serving in the position you are interested in - contact information is on our website here: PTA Executive Board – Swansfield Elementary School PTA (swansfieldpta.org). We’d be happy to chat with you about it! 



Thank you to Lizz Hammon and Mr. Esposito for sharing information on the budget with the SES community on Thursday, February 1.  In response to that meeting, the PTA is working on gathering resources to help community members advocate during the budget process.  The gathered resources will be found here: HCPSS Budget Advocacy Information  Please feel free to reach out to the SES PTA board with additional needs (board@swansfieldpta.org) as we work with the community over the coming months.

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