• Welcome!

    This year, Switlik chooses to “Be Kind” – Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti!"

    Thank you all for a fantastic school year! I hope you have a relaxing, safe and fun summer vacation and keep checking back for updates for this upcoming 2019-2020 school year!

    Allergies

    “Please note that our classroom is a nut-free classroom. Your child may bring in these items during lunch, but 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.”

    Please use the following links for lists of safe snacks:

     
     
    Contact Information
    Please contact me at lgerding@jacksonsd.org should you have any questions or concers.
     

    2019-2010 School Year Updates:

    Save the Dates:

    • Kindergarten Orientation- Thursday, August 29th 9:00 a.m-10:00 a.m

    Check it Out!

    Switlik School Library will be open for our Summer Reading Program on the dates listed below. Students are expected to read at least 5 books on their appropriate level over the summer and log them on their reading logs, which will be submitted to their new teacher on the first day of the new year. For every reading log filled, students will get a raffle ticket entered for a chance to win a gift card towards our first book fair of the year. Reading helps keep those reading muscles strong over summer break, so you can come back in the fall and pick up right where you left off!

    • July 8th 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m
    • July 29th 2:00 p.m-6:00 p.m
    • August 12th 9:00 a.m-1:00 p.m
    • August 26th 2:00 p.m-6:00 p.m

    Back to School Nights:

    • September 16th- Grades K-1 (7:00 p.m- 9:00 p.m)
    • September 17th- Grades 2-3 (7:00 p.m- 9:00 p.m)
    • September 23rd- Grades 4-5 (7:00 p.m- 9:00 p.m)

    Have a fun, safe, and relaxing summer break! Don't forget to read every day and practice those Fast Facts!

     

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    Welcome back!

    School Supplies

    • All you will need to bring on the first day of school is a backpack and your lunch/lunch money.
    • Other basic school supplies will be provided so please do not stress about buying anything!
      • This includes planners, pencil boxes, crayons, pencils, erasers, classwork/take home/writing folders, and a marble notebook.
      • Markers, colored pencils, scissors and glue sticks will be provided to the students in caddies which will be at each group for students to share.
      • I recommend keeping extra supplies at home as students may need it to complete their homework.
    • Please bring in an old t-shirt to be used during art class as soon as possible. If possible, please be sure to write your child’s name on the shirt and keep it in a ziploc bag.
    • Note: Our classroom has air conditioning, but it can get pretty chilly after being in the room for some time. I recommend bringing in a sweatshirt each day to have just in case.

     

    Homework and Notes

    • Take home folders (green folders) will be sent home daily. Please check to see what should be left at home and what needs to be brought back to school. There will be labels on each side of your child’s folder to help indicate this.
      • Homework will be sent home in Take Home Folders and must return to school the next day!
    • Your child’s homework will be written in their planner every night. If necessary, I may communicate with you through a note in the planner so please check those every day.
    • If there is any important information you have to pass on to me, especially regarding any changes in dismissal, please send your child in with a note in their green Take Home Folders.

     

    Allergies

    “Please note that our classroom is a nut-free classroom. Your child may bring in these items during lunch, but 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.”

     

    Specials Schedule

    • Monday: Physical Education (Must wear sneakers!)
    • Tuesday: Computers
    • Wednesday: Music
    • Thursday: Media
    • Friday: Art

     

    Lunch/Snack/Recess

    • Our lunch time is 12:15-12:45. We will be having snack each day either in the morning or the afternoon, depending on the schedule.
      • Snack Time: We will have a brief snack during the day (schedule permitting). You may send your student in one healthy snack to have during this time. Please no candy or junk. Snacks may include a drink, preferably a clear liquid. Please be mindful of food allergies when packing snacks. We cannot have any nut products in our room. 
    • Our recess time is 12:45-1:05. Students are required to wear sneakers in order to play on the equipment. We will be going outside everyday weather permitting.
      • For indoor recess, I have several fun games for the students to use including match games, board games, coloring books, puzzles, etc.

     

    School Initiatives

    • We will be using the Reader's and Writer's Workshop models to help improve our literacy skills!
    • Skillstreaming skills we are working on so far: Listening, Following Directions, Ignoring Distractions, Using Self-Control, Problem-Solving

     

    Bucket Filling

    Bucket Fillers

    Please encourage your child to be a Bucket filler at home and at school! A bucket filler is kind, respectful, and caring!

     

    Donations to Our Classroom

    Donations can be made anytime during the school year and we greatly appreciate it. Thank you!!

    • Unwanted puzzles, games, toys, books, or craft supplies for indoor recess
    • Tissues
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Lysol wipes
    • Paper towels
    • Velcro
    • Anything else you think we may need in our classs!