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


    “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.

    Updates week of May 20th


    1. Math: WS (Mon 5/20 and Thurs 5/23) Review Sheet (Tues 5/21) Topic 14 Test (Wed 5/22)
    2. Reading: Read and Log (RAL)- suggested 30 min
    3. Spelling: Practice/Study and Test Friday (TF)- May 24th

    Switlik Art Museum: This Wednesday, May 22 is the Switlik Art Museum from 6:00 to 8:30pm. The Mister Softee and House of Cupcakes Trucks will be there and Switlik will earn a % of the profits. Come grab a yummy treat and enjoy looking at all of the wonderful artwork our students worked so hard on all year. 

    Blue Claws Fundraiser: This Friday, May 24th is the LAST day to get orders in for the PTN Blue Claws Fundraiser on Monday, June 3. Switlik will earn money for each ticket bought through the PTN. The 5th graders will be singing the National Anthem. Come on out for a fun night with Switlik families and help raise some money for our wonderful school! If you have any questions please reach out to Christine Temple at cmtemple@jacksonsd.org

    Game Day 2019: Grade 2 Game Day will be Wednesday, June 5. Please look over the following letter very closely for more information on the day and the procedures we must follow. GAME DAY PARENT INFORMATION

    I am looking for 2 parent volunteers to help out at Game Day. I will pull names out of a hat if there is a lot of interest, but I would also like to give priority to those who have not gotten the chance to come to any of our field trips. Please let me know asap if you are interested (no later than Tues, May 28th). Only parents who have signed up through their child's classroom teacher to assist in Game Day activities will be permitted to participate in the day.

    Game Day 2019 Lunch Announcement: The PTN is happy to announce that it will be providing a free pizza lunch from a local pizzeria for all students on the day their grade participates in Game Day. Each student will be given 2 slices of pizza and a bottle of water at no charge.  If your child(ren) does not wish to participate, (s)he can either purchase lunch form the cafeteria or bring in a lunch from home as usual. The PTN hopes that this adds to the fun and excitement of the Game Day experience. Your child’s COMPLIMENTARY GAME DAY SHIRT has been sent home.  Please have your child(ren) wear his/her shirt on their grade level’s Game Day. *T-shirts should remain in-tact and should not be cut or embellished.

    School Store: We will be visiting the school store during lunch next time in June. 

    Birthdays this month: Happy Birthday James (May 9), Happy Birthday Stella and Miss Gerding (May 16), and Happy Birthday Gunnar (May 28)!

    Donations: Thank you to everyone who donated to the Pennies for Patients fundraiser. Congratulations on reaching and surpassing our goal of raising $2,200 as a school! We are very grateful for all of your generosity! As a school community, we raised $5,009.55! Way to go Switlik!! 


    We will be having our school store on the 2nd Wednesday of each month in the cafeteria during lunch.  Students will have the opportunity to shop once they have eaten.  Items are priced between $0.25 - $2.00. The PTN is always looking for volunteers, please contact Samantha Marley or PTN.switlik@gmail.com

    PTN Updates:






    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.



    “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



    • 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!