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    “You have enemies? Good.

    That means you’ve stood up

    for something, sometime in your life.”

           -Winston Churchill

     

       

     

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    PLEASE NOTE THAT THE READ 180 ROOM 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!

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    Note From Your Teacher:   

    It is HIGHLY encouraged that your child reads nightly in order to increase their reading level. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns anytime!   
    Mrs. Miller
     
    dmiller@jacksonsd.org
     
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    Game Day

    May, 2018


    Dear Switlik Families,


    As our Game Days are quickly approaching, I would like to outline some guidelines to make each day safe, efficient and fun for all.  


    • Only parents who have signed up through their child’s classroom teacher to assist in Game Day activities will be permitted to participate in the day.
    • All parents must sign in with our receptionists located in the main entrance of our building.  It is district policy that a photo identification is presented to our reception area each and every time you enter our school.  Absolutely no one will be permitted to participate unless they are signed in with proper identification, their Game Day pass, and will then be presented with their visitor’s badge.  Your badge must be on you at all times while you are on school grounds.
    • For safety reasons, siblings are not permitted to attend Game Day this includes high school students as well.
    • Game Day T-Shirts are to remain “intact” for Game Day.  T-Shirts should not be cut or embellished.
    • Game Day will end promptly at 1:00 p.m., at which time your child will have their lunch.
    • We discourage you from signing your child out after Game Day, as it will count as a half-day absence.  There will be instructional time for the remainder of that day.

    Game Day Schedule – Weather Permitting (dates are subject to change):


    Wednesday, June 6 Kindergarten

    Thursday, June 7 Grade 1

    Monday, June 11 Grade 2

    Tuesday, June 12 Grade 3

    Wednesday, June 13 Grade 5

    Thursday, June 14 Grade 4


    The PTN will be providing a free pizza lunch from a local pizzeria for all students in Grades K-5 on the day of their Game Day.  Each student will be given two slices of pizza and a bottle of water compliments of the PTN. The PTN hopes that this adds to the fun and excitement of the Game Day experience!    If your child(ren) does not wish to participate, they may either purchase lunch in the cafeteria or bring in lunch from home.


    Thank you for your cooperation.


    Sincerely,

    Kathleen McKiernan

    Principal

     
     
     Letter from the Principal 
     

     

     

    Dear Switlik Families,

    Spring has finally sprung!  The days are longer, the flowers are beginning to bloom, the grass is growing and the warmer weather is arriving.   With warm weather upon us, for some, that means allergies.  Please make sure our nurse, Mrs. Kossmann, knows of any allergies your child may suffer from.  We also keep an eye on asthma concerns since the children will spend more time outdoors running and playing hard.  Please be mindful of the district’s dress code policy and items that are not permitted (flip flops, tank tops, etc.) to ensure safety and compliance. 

    Student Dress Code

    As stated above, it is time to review dress codes with students especially the excerpt regarding NO FLIP-FLOPS or OPEN TOED Shoes.   Please see the excerpt from the student handbook below. If you have any questions please contact the Main Office.

    Restrictions on freedom of students’ dress will be imposed whenever the code of dress in question is unsafe either for the student or for those around him/her or whenever it is disruptive to school operations and the educational process in general.  Specifically:

    1. Students will not wear hats, caps, or other head coverings in the building.
    2. No clothing, jewelry, or item that promotes violence, bigotry, profanity or use of a restricted substance, and/or otherwise deemed inappropriate, or interferes with the instructional setting.
    3. Jewelry and clothing should not restrict movement, be distracting or cause a safety hazard to oneself or others.
    4. No micro-mini shorts or skirts will be permitted.  Skirts/shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh in length.
    5. No boxers, spandex shorts or cutoff shorts will be worn.
    6. No torn or tattered clothing.
    7. All students must wear shoes at all times for safety and health reasons.  No flip-flops or open-toed footwear are allowed.
    8. Students should not wear outer clothing in the building.
    9. All shirts should cover students’ shoulders, backs and come down to the waistline.
    10. Tank tops and backless shirts are not permitted.

    Special Education Advisory Committee:  Please join us on Monday, May 13th at 6:30 p.m. at Jackson Liberty High School IMC for presentations on Transition Dialogues and Tips for Reading and Math during the Summer Months. For further information, please visit the Special Education page.

    PTN Meeting:  Please join us on Thursday, May 16th at 12:30 p.m. in our IMC for our final PTN meeting of the year!

    Box Tops – Please continue to clip those box tops and earn cash for the Switlik PTN.  Our goal this is year is to raise $5,000.00 by just cutting Box Tops!  The class that collects the most each month wins a munchkin and juice party!  For a list of participating Box Top products, visit www.btfe.com/products 

    Switlik Art Museum:  Our building will be transformed into an amazing showcase of your children’s talent.  We hope you will have the opportunity to tour this magnificent display of work of art on Wednesday, May 22nd.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

    Game Days:  Our Game Days are quickly approaching.  Your child(ren) should bring a towel, cold drinks (no soda, please), healthy snacks, a hat…and be sure to put sunscreen on at home, as teachers are not permitted to do so on your behalf.  Please be sure your child wears sneakers and keep all jewelry at home on Game Days!  We are looking forward to action packed days!  Please see the schedule:

    Kindergarten:                         Monday, June 3rd   

    Grade 1:                                  Tuesday, June 4th    

    Grade 2:                                  Wednesday, June 5th    

    Grade 3:                                  Thursday, June 6th

    Grade 4:                                  Monday, June 10th    

    Grade 5:                                  Tuesday, June 11th

     

    The PTN is once again providing a free pizza lunch from a local pizzeria for all students on the day their grade participates in Game Day.  Each student will be given two slices of pizza and a bottle of water at no charge.  If your child(ren)does not wish to participate, (s)he can either purchase lunch in the cafeteria or bring in lunch from home, as usual.  The PTN hopes that his adds to the fun and excitement of the Game Day Experience.  Your child’s COMPLIMENTARY GAME DAY SHIRT have been sent home.  Please have your child(ren) wear his/her shirt on their grade level’s Game Day. 

    5th Grade Health Talk:  On May 17th our fifth grade students will be participating in a health talk.  These classes deal with Human Growth and Development, and are separated by gender.  Our Physical Education Teachers will talk to the boys and girls separately.  Letters have been sent home. 

    Save the Date!  Moving Up Ceremony – The day is quickly approaching where our 5th Grade students will celebrate their moving up to Middle School.  The celebration will begin promptly at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, June 14th.  Further information will be posted on our website in the upcoming weeks.

    UPCOMING EVENTS:

    May 10th:        PTN Plant Sale

    May 10th:        Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea

    May 11th:        PTN Clothing Drive

    May 17th:        Grade 5 Health Talk

    May 22nd:        PTN Appreciation Breakfast

    May 22nd:        Art Museum

    May 27th:        School Closed – Memorial Day

    May 28th:        Grade 5 BBQ

     

    School will operate on a shortened day on Friday, May 24th and will be closed on May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.  Enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

    Sincerely, 

    Kathleen McKiernan

     

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    Switlik Is a

    Bucket Filling School!


    Switlik Elementary School is working towards a more caring and respectful environment. We are using the world acclaimed book by Carol McCloud, Have You Filled a Bucket Today- A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids in order to create a safer, kinder, more respectful school culture.  

    The philosophy is simple and is this - imagine everyone is born with an invisible bucket. The bucket represents a person's mental and emotional health. You can't see the bucket but it’s there and it is our responsibility to fill that bucket. When you say nice things, show respect, act in kindness, you are filling each other's buckets and, in turn, filling your own bucket.  

    Switlik Elementary school is working towards keeping our buckets full every day, thus resulting in individuals who feel healthy mentally, emotionally, and socially.  

     

    Be a bucket filler

    not a bucket dipper! 

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    CLASS SCHEDULE

     

    PERIOD 1 – WRITER'S WORKSHOP 4TH

    PERIOD 2 – WIN 5TH

    PERIOD 3 - PREPARATION PERIOD

    PERIOD 4 - READ 180 4TH

    PERIOD 5 – LUNCH

    PERIOD 6 – WRITER'S WORKSHOP 5TH

    PERIOD 7/8 – READ 180 5TH