“As teacher, we must not guide our students to become the people we wish them to be, but elevate them to become the people they were meant to be. Remember, the encouragement we give our students may be the only encouragement they ever receive, so don’t use it sparingly.”
The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer
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!
Note From Your Teacher:I will be sending home Reading Packets that will be due on Fridays. These will count ass missing assignments if not completed. 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. Millerdmiller@jacksonsd.orgREAD ACROSS AMERICA
Spirit Days 2019
Monday Feb. 25: Prehistoric Partner Reading: Grab a partner and travel back in time. Read a book about a Dinosaur or just a book you have read before.
Tuesday, Feb. 26: Stomp! Chomp! READ! Bring in a snack, grab a book and read!
Wednesday, Feb. 27: Wacky Wednesday! Dress in your Wackiest clothes!
Thursday, Feb. 28 COLOR WARS! Dress in your grade level color for the day! (Colors found on next page) Book Fair Family Night and Game Show.
Friday, March 1st: National Grab a Book and Read with Cat day! Dress in your Red, Black and White (Switlik gear) and Read EXTRA today!Letter from the Principal
Dear Switlik Families,
School will be closed for students on Friday, February 1, 2019 for Staff In-Service. Additionally, school will be closed on Monday, February 18th in observance of President’s Day.
I hope this Principal’s Message finds your family healthy and enjoying the winter season. Before sending your child out to the bus stop or dropping them off at school, please take a moment to make sure they are dressed appropriately for the weather. Depending on the weather, students may go out for recess. Dressing your child in multiple light layers is recommended so that they can remove a top layer if they get too warm while indoors. When it gets cold outside, it gets cold inside the building as well. Don’t be afraid to ask your children whether or not they are comfortable while they are at school; they will often tell you if they are too hot or too cold in their classrooms No matter the weather outside, we are busy learning and growing inside our building with character.
Cold Weather: With the inclement weather upon us and the continuous possibility of early dismissals and delayed openings, it is important that your emergency contact information is up to date. Any changes to your contact information can be updated through the Genesis portal.
A Note from our School Nurse: In order to minimize risk to others, we encourage parents to keep your children home if they exhibit any flu symptoms which include fever, body aches, chills, headache, coughing or vomiting. We advise that you keep your children home from school until they are fever-free for a full 24 hours without the use of any fever-reducing medications (such as Tylenol or Advil). While in school, we will be reminding everyone about the importance of preventative actions, such as frequent handwashing and covering their mouths when they cough or sneeze. The CDC also recommends the Flu Shot for anyone above the age of 6 months and high risk groups.
Spelling Bee: Our school level spelling bee was held on Wednesday, January 9th. Congratulations to Chase Kanarkowski in Ms. Liverani & Ms. Kudrick’s class for winning the spelling bee with the correct spelling of the word eclair. Chase and four additional students, GraceAnne VanDorpe, Emi Tomochek, James Santostephano and Benjamin Gershman will participate in the District Spelling Bee to be held on Thursday, March 21st at 6:30 p.m. at Jackson Memorial High School.
Switlik “Souper Bowl” – The Switlik School has been casting their votes for their Super Bowl favorite. Who will it be? The New England Patriots or the Los Angeles Rams? To cast their vote, students and staff brought in a canned food item and placed it in the bin of their choice. All donations will be delivered to the Jackson Food Pantry.
Read Across America & Book Fair Week: Switlik’s Book Fair and Read Across America Week will begin on Monday, February 25th through Friday, March 1st. This year’s theme is “Reading is Dino-Mite!”
“Dino-Dare” Game Show – Thursday, February 28th: Save the Date! The Switlik Staff, the JEA Pride Committee and the Switlik PTN invite you and your family to celebrate “Read Across America” with a fun night of Switlik Staff presenting the “Dino-Dare” Show! The event takes place from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in our APR. (the Book Fair begins at 6:00 p.m. and the Read Across America Celebration begins at 6:30). There will only be one session this year – doors will open promptly at 6:30 p.m.. We ask that families enter the building through the doors near the GYM. Shop in the Scholastic Book Fair and please wait to enter the APR until your session begins. We are also asking for donations of snack items (cookies, munchkins, mini cupcakes, brownies). These items may be dropped off at the reception desk during the day on February 28th between 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. so they are ready for the evening festivities.
February 8th: Sweetheart Dance/6:30 p.m. – GYM
February 12th: PTN Jersey Mike’s Night/4:00-8:00 p.m.
February 13th: School Store during Lunch Periods
February 1st: School Closed for Students – Staff In-Service Day
February 6th: Title 1 Family Book Club/5:30-7:30 p.m. – IMC
February 15th: School Spirit Day – Favorite Sports Jersey Day!
February 18th: School Closed – President’s Day
February 25th-March 1st: Book Fair/Read Across America Week
February 28th: Dr. Seuss Family Night/6:30-7:30 p.m.
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!
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