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    "Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."
    -Chinese Proverb 
    Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! I am looking forward to meeting my new 4th graders on Thursday, September 9th.  
    My email address is dmiller@jacksonsd.org. Please do not hesistate to reach out with any questions or concerns.  

     Kindergarten / Important Dates

    9/9- First Day Students
    Mangia Fundraiser 4:00-10:00PM ( flyers will be sent home on the first day of school)
    Four Boys Fundraiser 12:00pm -10:30PM (flyer will be sent home on the first day of school) 
    9/16- No School
    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
    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!