October 10, 2016
Welcome to October …. Fall is such a wonderful time of year! Leaves are turning vibrate colors. Harvests are being gathered. The weather is getting cooler, but it is still fun to play outdoors. October and November promise to be busy months at the Switlik School.
The following are a few highlights from the calendar for October and November: Please be sure to reference the PTN Webpage for additional information.
October 11th Coffee with the Principal/9:30 a.m. – IMC
October 12th School Closed
October 13th Switlik Title One Parent Night/6:00 p.m. – IMC
October 14th Switlik School Spirit Day – Wear Green for Respect
October 15th Clothing Drive
October 17-21 Book Fair
October 19th Coffee with the Principal/7:00 p.m. - IMC
October 20th PTN Meeting/9:30 a.m. - IMC
October 20th Family Book Fair Night/6:00-8:00 p.m.
October 24-28 Red Ribbon Week
October 24th Fall Pictures
October 27th Fall Family Fun Night/6:00 p.m.
November 1st Wizard’s Game/6:00 p.m. – JMHS
November 7-11 School Closed
November 14-17 Shortened Days – Parent Teacher Conferences
November 14-18 American Education Week
November 15th McDonald’s Night
November 17th PTN Meeting/7:00 p.m. – IMC
November 23rd Shortened Day
November 24-25 School Closed
The Book Fair has arrived! The Fall Book Fair is scheduled for October 17th-21st. Our Family Night is Thursday, October 20th from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Gym Foyer.
Say CHEESE! Students in grades K-5 will have their school pictures taken on October 24th.
Fall Harvest Day will be celebrated on Monday, October 31st. In keeping with the spirit of fun, children may dress in costumes for the day. Children who choose to participate should come to school dressed in their costumes and be prepared to remain in their costumes all day. Please keep in mind that costumes should be comfortable, allow for children to move freely, and should NOT depict any sort of violence. Masks may not be worn by children or adults visiting the building during the school day, and no fake weapons of any kind will be allowed. Please plan to apply make-up at home. Costumes must be school dress code appropriate. Your child’s teacher will be providing additional information on their class pages about classroom times and events. Kindergarten students will have a parade and songs in the gym. The parade will be followed by a party in your child’s classroom:
The Wizards are Coming on November – Come join us for an evening of tricks, hoops, and alley –oops.! Don’t miss this fun-filled, high flying and interactive community event featuring the world famous Harlem Wizards Basketball Team as they take on the Switlik Panther All Stars, a team of teachers and principals from our Switlik School. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., the event runs from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Jackson Memorial High School. Order your tickets now! Visit www.harlemwizards.com and click “buy tickets,” or fill out the ticket order form found on the PTN Website. Tickets are limited.
Lost & Found All items in our Lost & Found will be displayed on the stage the week of October 24th-28th during lunch periods for students to claim any items that may belong to them.
Golden Book Award- Let the fun begin! Congratulation to our September Golden Book Award Winners!
Kindergarten – Mrs. Robinson’s Class
First Grade – Mrs. Kahn’s Class
Second Grade – Mrs. Slomin’s Class
Third Grade – Mrs. Gilmore’s Class
Fourth Grade – Mrs. Hughes’ Class
Fifth Grade – Mrs. Padron’s Class
Parent /Teacher Conferences will be held during the week of November 14-17. The Portal will be open to parents/guardians on Wednesday, October 12th for parent/guardians to schedule conferences through the Portal.
As a reminder school will be closed November 7-11th and November 24-25th. Enjoy a happy and safe fall season with family and friends.