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    "Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."
    -Chinese Proverb 
    My email address is dmiller@jacksonsd.org. Please do not hesistate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  

     Kindergarten / Important Dates

    10/5 - Back to School Night Grades 4 and 5  7:00pm 
    11/4 & 11/5- No School 
    11/16-11/18- Shortened Days Parent/Teacher Conferences
    11/24- Shortened Day
    11/25- No School
    11/26 - No School 
    12/24-12/31- No School Winter Break

    Switlik Book Fair:  October 11th – October 25th

    We’re excited to invite you to our upcoming Scholastic Book Fair. Hosted by our staff, this event is an opportunity for students of all ages to build their home libraries and further their love of reading. As always, all purchases benefit our school.

    After missing out on many beloved traditions, our fall Book Fair will be a familiar, welcome,and safe event for our students. Here’s what you need to know about the Fair:

    • Our Book Fair offers a cash-free payment option called eWallet. It’s a convenient digital account that your child can use for shopping at our Fair. Grandparents, friends, and

    others can contribute, too!

    • If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop online at our school’s Virtual Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25.

    Your online orders will also benefit our school.

    Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and

    online shopping: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=switlikelementaryschool1

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    All For Books Coin Challenge


    The Switlik PTN needs your help to collect coins from your students the first week of the Scholastic Book Fair for the ALL For Books campaign.   Each day for one week starting October 11th, students should be encouraged to send in a different type of coin:  Monday - pennies, Tuesday - nickels, Wednesday - dimes, Thursday - quarters, and Friday - any coin.
    At the end of the week, the PTN will come collect the plastic jug that we supply for your classroom.  We will tabulate the coins for each individual classroom and award the winning classroom with a visit from Kona Ice Truck in October and purchase the books from the Teacher Wish List.   
    The money we collect goes directly into our Scholastic Book Fair profit and will be used to purchase books for all classrooms, the Reading Specialist, and Library before we close out the Fair on 10/22..


    Picture Day: Is fast approaching on Friday, October 22nd.  Please review the guidelines set forth below to ensure the safety of all students and staff in reference to group class pictures:

    • Students will be arranged on risers standing shoulder to shoulder. We are unable to photograph the students socially distanced – 3 feet apart.
    • Students will wear their masks as they are arranged for the picture. At the very last minute, the photographer will ask them to remove their masks and hold it in hand.
    • When the group image is captured, the students must immediately replace their masks as they leave the area.
    • Please inform your child's teacher if you do not want your child to participate in the class picture.
    Supply and Donation List Available – STEM School Highlands Ranch
    This is a list of suggested school supplies:
    • Accordion file with 5 sections labeled (planner/notices, HW, Math, SS/Science, Grammar) 
    • Blue or black pens
    • Several pencils with erasers
    • Pencil sharpener (make sure it collects the shavings)
    • Highlighter (any color - yellow suggested)
    • 2 colored pens (any color - make sure they are not too light of a color) 
    • One 2 gallon zip lock bag
    • Face mask (REQUIRED DAILY)
    • Small pencil case (Please do not use the plastic box kind. Make sure it is small and can fit in your desk.) 

    Joseph T Donahue School (3-4) / Homepage


    Monday: Art/Mrs. Matthews

    Tuesday: Computers/Mr. Autenrieth

    Wednesday: Media/Ms. Palme

    Thursday: Gym/Mr. Hamdi 

    Friday: Music /Mrs. Noble 



    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!