Please check out our class page often for important information! We update on a daily basis! 

    Any questions, please feel free to email us

    FGilmore@jacksonsd.org or KHoermann@jacksonsd.org


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    Snack: Due to our late lunch, we will be having a snack during the morning.

    Please send in something that is HEALTHY & easy to eat while we continue to work. 

    Lunch: 1:00-1:30

    Monday: Art- Mrs. Martinez

    Tuesday: Computers- Mr. Autenrieth

    Wednesday: World Language- Señor Luell

    Thursday: Gym- Mrs. Pfluger

    Friday: Music- Mr. Morgan

    Special Time: 10:45-11:25 except for World Language (11:25-12:05)


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    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! 

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    Dismissal Change Form
    To 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. 


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     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 23 students in class along with 3 adults.


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    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
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    We will be sending home Scholastic catalogs throughout the year.
    By ordering online, you can help us earn FREE books for our classroom! 

    Our class code is- LB8KN
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    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?

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    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!

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    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! 

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    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!

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    Week of November 13th-18th
    1/2 Days for Students (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
    Please sign up for a time through the Parent Portal 

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    3rd grade American Education Week: Wednesday, November 14th 9:30-10:00

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    School Spirit Day: CRAZY HAT DAY- Friday, November 16th


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    School Store

    Students can shop on Thursday, November 15th during their lunch period.

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    Friday, November 16 - Crazy HAT Day - This was printed incorrectly in the November Newsletter. It is CRAZY HAT DAY - not Crazy HAIR Day.  We apologize for any confusion!

    Holiday Shop

    Switlik students can shop for the special people on their holiday list during the week of December 3-7th. Sign Up Genius link including class shopping times and volunteer opportunities will be posted here and on facebook soon. 

    Breakfast with Santa, Color Me Mine Ornament Workshop, & Family Holiday Shop
    Join us on Saturday, December 8th from 9-11 am. Paint an ornament from Color Me Mine and leave it for the PTN elves to get fired and returned to you before Winter Break. Choose one of 6 ornaments (while supplies last) and enjoy a bagel and hot chocolate/coffee. Visit with Santa and shop our Family Holiday Shop. For more details, see the reservation form attached or reserve online through the Switlik Swag Shop & Reservations link. Payment MUST BE RECEIVED by Wednesday, November 21. There will be no extra ornaments available at the event - PREORDER IS REQUIRED. Please include names of all attending in comments section of online orders when checking out.  Pricing: $12 per person - ornament, bagel and hot chocolate, $2 per person - bagel and hot chocolate only (no ornament), FREE - Visit with Santa and Shop. Printable reservation form.

    Give Back Greetings
    Visit: SwitlikPTN.givebackgreetings.com to create personalized cards & support the PTN. Great for holiday greeting cards, thank you cards, invitations, announcements, etc. The PTN earns 10% of any order - all year long. 

    Yankee Candle
    Yankee Candle orders will be arriving around November 15th. Check back here and on facebook for pickup information.

    Gift of Warmth
    Please help the Switlik PTN Give the Gift of Warmth this Holiday Season. We are collecting new coats, hats and gloves for select Switlik Students. Paper mittens will be available on 11/13 from the Switlik Reception Bulletin Board. If you would like to help, please select a paper mitten and provide a new unwrapped coat, hat and gloves, along with your paper mitten, to Mrs. DeBenedetto by December 14th. If you are unable to come into Switlik to select a paper mitten or have any questions, contact Jessica Williams at coybean@aol.com.


    Texas Roadhouse
    Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse Howell location, on Thursday, December 13th, from 4:00-10:00pm. Flyer will be posted soon to bring and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Switlik. Stop in at Five Below and pick up some stocking stuffers before or after you grab dinner - see flyer below!

    Five Below
    Do some Holiday Shopping at Five Below in Howell, Brick or Manalapan Monday, December 8 - Saturday, December 15th and bring this flyer and Switlik will receive 10% of your purchases. Shop on Thursday and stop in at Texas Roadhouse for dinner - see flyer above!

     Switlik PTN Pocketbook Bingo

    Save the Date! FRIDAY, MARCH 15th

    • Interested in helping to plan this event?
    • Have a connection that might help us with donations?
    • Interested in donating?
    • Join the bingo committee - contact Coleen Sgammato at PTN.switlik@gmail.com

    Dear Parents,


    We are writing on behalf of the Switlik PTN to request a donation for our Pocketbook Bingo scheduled for March 15, 2019. We are expecting 200 people at this event. The event proceeds will help the PTN continue to offer class trips, assemblies and additional learning materials to our students.


    We would greatly appreciate any donation you can make. We are currently asking for donations to purchase some beautiful pocketbooks and accessories to be won at this event. Any amount collected will help ensure the success of this fundraiser. We would also love the support of any business you think may be interested in supporting our school with a monetary donation. Donations are tax deductible and we can provide you with a letter for tax purposes upon request.


    Please send your donation in an envelope labeled “PTN - Pocketbook Bingo” to school with your child and include your child's name and teacher's name on the envelope. We would like to collect all donations by Wednesday, November 21, 2018. You can also donate through our Switlik Swag Shop and Reservation Store with a credit card:



    If you are interested in helping to plan this event, we are looking to form a committee, so please send an email and let us know. 

    If you have any questions or need further information, please contact me at coleen.sgammato@gmail.com or Samantha Marley at samanthamptn@outlook.com. Thank you so much for your support!



    Coleen Sgammato and Samantha Marley

    Sweetheart Dance
    On Friday, February 8th, the PTN will be holding our first Sweetheart Dance. This event is for all female Switlik Students and their Sweetheart (parent, grandparent, adult family member). Planning starts now - contact PTN.switlik@gmail.com if you’d like to help or have ideas!

    Boys Night
    The PTN is also planning a Boys’ Night for all male Switlik Students and their Special Someone (parent, grandparent, adult family member). We need help planning this event - all ideas are welcome! March 2019. Contact PTN.switlik@gmail.com