I hope everyone has a great summer!
Make sure to continue to read and practice your math facts!
ENJOY EVERY MINUTE!
See the links below for SUMMER READING INFORMATION!!!!
Don't forget to visit your Special Area teachers' class pages weekly to complete your required assignments. Please reach out to the Special Area teacher if you have any questions.
ATTENTION REMOTE LEARNING INFORMATION:
CLASS DOJO & GOOGLE CLASSROOM WILL
CONTINUE TO BE OUR MAIN SOURCES OF COMMUNICATION!
DON'T FORGET: PLEASE CHECK OUR GOOGLE CLASSROOM DAILY FOR YOUR ASSIGNMENTS AND LESSON PLANS!!
MOVING FORWARD WE WILL BE CONTINUING WHERE WE LEFT OFF AND STARTING NEW MATERIAL.
PLEASE CONTINUE TO CHECK OUT "OUR STORIES"
ON DOJO FOR ALL INFORMATION
Please feel free to email us or message us on Dojo with any questions or concerns:
DIRECTIONS TO ACCESS TO PEARSON WEBSITE:
Feel free to continue using:
Free Sites for Distance Learning
Wonderopolis: Every day this site shares a new wonder, submitted by kids, and the answer, in an article with a video.
National Geographic Kids: Games, articles, and videos about animals and nature.
Mystery Doug: Video science lessons and activities
Typing Club: Use your time at home to learn keyboarding skills!
Scholastic Learn at Home: Daily learning projects from Scholastic, geared for different grade levels
Explore Animal Webcams: Observe animals live on webcams from around the world
Virtual Museum Tours: Take a free virtual museum tour of a famous place, like the British Museum in London
Hour of Code: Learn coding skills with an hour of code activity.
Design Squad Global: Watch PBS Design Squad videos, to learn about science and engineering challenges
Khan Academy: Free online video lessons in math and other subjects
Crash Course Kids: Elementary school science videos
Family Activity Ideas
Indoor Activities for Kids Stuck at Home: Buzzfeed lists 27 fun activities for kids home from school
70 Educational Activities: A former homeschooler shares 70 educational activities you can do when you're stuck indoors.
Podcasts: Listen to a podcast together. Common Sense Media curated this list of best podcasts for kids.
Cosmic Kids Yoga: Stay active as you practice yoga together.
Distance Reading Book Bingo: Read together and complete this bingo board!
A NOTE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
LET ‘S WORK TOGETHER:
Student Safety is always paramount at Switlik School. We are asking for help in allowing our staff to focus on our shared goal of keeping our children safe and focused on learning. We appreciate your continued support and collaboration with us in ensuring that all students are safe.
ENTRANCE PROCEDURES: Valid Photo Identification is required each time you visit the school. We ask that you wait 20 minutes after student arrival to approach the building to be signed in for your visit. (Exceptions are made for scheduled appointments approved by your child’s principal/teacher/counselor.
- All visitors will notify the receptionist using the buzzer by the visitor doors.
- At the buzzer, all visitors are required to present their valid photo identification to the camera, state the purpose of their visit and/or specify with whom they have the appointment or which student they are picking up.
- At the second set of doors, buzz again for access to reception.
- This includes drop off and pick up for morning and aftercare
Please do not hold the door open for others behind you. We realize this feels awkward and against the rules of good manners, but it’s important that each visitor be acknowledged individually through the buzzer system.
- If the appointment and/or purpose is verified, the visitor will be buzzed in and must present themselves to the receptionists immediately upon entry.
- The visitor’s ID will be held until the visitor leaves the building and the visitor will receive a guest badge. This procedure helps us to know that the visitor has departed by ensuring they leave the same way they arrived.
- Please limit “dropped off” items to only those items your child truly needs during the school day (e.g. necessary clothing changes, important schoolwork or lunch/items that are required for that day). Using the buzzer by the visiting door, inform the receptionists these items are on the cart outside the visitor door.
ARRIVAL PROCEDURES: Please be advised at no time should any vehicle be entering or exiting through our bus ramp during arrival or dismissal times. Please review and adhere to the following:
Arrival Time: 8:50-9:05 a.m. We will not have staff on duty before this time.
- No child should be left off at the school without a staff member in attendance.
- Morning arrival for children is located at the back of the building (gym vestibule entrance).
- Parents who choose the “Kiss and Drop” loop should adhere to the following safety procedures:
- Stay in the right lane along the curb, pull up to the red line:
- Pull up to the gym vestibule entrance doors to drop off your child.
- Parents are to remain in their vehicles at all times.
- Students must exit from the passenger side door.
- Parents will not be permitted to enter the building during drop off arrival time.
- Do not pass other vehicles while children are exiting from vehicle, this can create a dangerous situation.
- Stay in the right lane along the curb, pull up to the red line:
After 9:05 a.m., the start of the school day, parents dropping off their children must park in the main parking lot and escort them inside to the main office receptionist desk in order to sign them in. At this time, children are considered late. Valid Photo Identification is required each time you visit the school.
No child is to be dropped off at the main entrance without a parent/ guardian signing them in.
Parent Pick Up:
- Doors at the back of the building (gym vestibule entrance) for parent pick up will open at 3:05 p.m.
- Present your valid photo identification to the receptionists prior to signing your child out.
- Follow instructions of receptionists as to where to stand while waiting for your child to arrive.
- Please do not park in the bus lane during this time.
- Parents wishing to pick their students up from childcare may begin to do so at 3:15 p.m. We ask that parents wait until dismissal is complete before signing out childcare students.
EARLY DISMISSAL: will conclude at 2:45 p.m. Any parent who wishes to sign out their child after 2:45 p.m. will wait until dismissal at 3:10 p.m. Please refer to the Switlik School Handbook.
If you will be picking your child up early, we prefer you notify the school as early in advance as you can, but at least by the morning of pick up. This can be done through a note sent in with the child, or an email to the teacher and principal. In the event of a true emergency, please contact the school reception desk by phone (732) 833-4650 extension 4135, prior to arrival if possible. We realize there are often instances where early pick-up is necessary (medical or other appointments), but we respectfully ask that you limit early sign-outs to only times when they are necessary.
9-9:15 Morning Meeting
2:35-3:10 Writer's Workshop
Specials Schedule 1-1:40:
Monday: Art Ms. Martinez
Tuesday: Computers Mr. Autenrieth
Wednesday: World Language Senor Luell
Thursday: Music Mr. Morgan
Friday: Gym Mr. Hamdi
Tuesday: 2:30 Library/Research Based Learning
If your child is absent, please send in a note. If they are sick and see a doctor, please send in a doctors note to have it be excused. Thank you!
Dismissal Change FormTo notify the office of a dismissal change for your child, please print and fill out the following document. Please send in the note the DAY of the dismissal change.If you hand in a handwritten note, please be sure to include your child's full name, the date, and teachers name on your letter.
Switlik School Reading Challenge:
Our school initiative is to independently read for 30 minutes each day in school and every night!!! Reading logs are due the last school day each month! Please be sure you are filling out your childs reading log at home.
We LOVE to celebrate birthdays but there are some guidelines to follow.
We are a NUT FREE classroom so please keep that in mind when sending in treats for your child's birthday.
All birthday treats need to be in to school by our lunch period.
As per school district rules-- NO BIRTHDAY INVITATIONS CAN BE GIVEN OUT IN SCHOOL!
We have 25 students in class along with 2 adults.
We will be dancing during our "Brain Breaks." These breaks give us a chance to move and focus our brains for the next task. We use GoNoodle which is a website with different fun videos to get us moving! You and your family can try it at home. Here is a link: https://www.gonoodle.com
In our classroom, we will work hard to be "Bucket Fillers", not "Bucket Dipper"!
But what are "Bucket Fillers" & "Bucket Dippers"?
We're going to read the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
This book tells the story how everyone, all over the world, carries an invisible bucket with them. The way that we treat others can fill their buckets when we are kind, or we can dip from their buckets when we use unkind words and actions. Other people can fill or dip from our buckets too.
In the first few days of school, we will spend time learning how we can fill other peoples' buckets and learning how to avoid dipping from them! You'll be able to fill your friends' buckets in our classroom by writing positive notes to them and using kind words!
We will have recess everyday (weather permitting) outside on the playground. As per school rules, all children must have sneakers to climb on the equipment. Thank you for helping us to keep the children safe outside!
Please note that our classroom is a nut-free classroom. Please do not send any tree nut or peanut containing products to your child’s classroom during classroom celebrations or as a snack each day. We are asking your assistance in providing these students with a safe learning environment. Thank you for your cooperation!