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    Welcome!

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

    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:

     

     

    Updates Week of November 11th  

    Congratulations to our class for winning the Golden Book Award for the month of October!! We read and logged the most steps for second grade. Keep on reading and keep up the great work. So proud of you!

     Conferences:  Parent-teacher conferences will take place on Novmeber 12, 13, and 14 in our classroom. 

    American Education Week:  Invitations were sent home for American Education Week, taking place on November 15th from 9:30-10:00 in our classroom.

     

    Birthdays this week: 

     

    SCHOOL STORE:

    Please note the school store will be held on Thursday November 15th this week only.

    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:

    Please see the following message below with updates on Handbag Bingo from the PTN:

    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!
     
    Sincerely,
    Coleen Sgammato and Samantha Marley

     

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    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!

     

    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!