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Dear Switlik Families,

Spring has finally sprung!  The days are longer, the flowers are beginning to bloom, the grass is growing and the warmer weather is arriving.   With warm weather upon us, for some, that means allergies.  Please make sure our nurse, Mrs. Kossmann, knows of any allergies your child may suffer from.  We also keep an eye on asthma concerns since the children will spend more time outdoors running and playing hard.  Please be mindful of the district’s dress code policy and items that are not permitted (flip flops, tank tops, etc.) to ensure safety and compliance. 

Student Dress Code

As stated above, it is time to review dress codes with students especially the excerpt regarding NO FLIP-FLOPS or OPEN TOED Shoes.   Please see the excerpt from the student handbook below. If you have any questions please contact the Main Office.

Restrictions on freedom of students’ dress will be imposed whenever the code of dress in question is unsafe either for the student or for those around him/her or whenever it is disruptive to school operations and the educational process in general.  Specifically:

  1. Students will not wear hats, caps, or other head coverings in the building.
  2. No clothing, jewelry, or item that promotes violence, bigotry, profanity or use of a restricted substance, and/or otherwise deemed inappropriate, or interferes with the instructional setting.
  3. Jewelry and clothing should not restrict movement, be distracting or cause a safety hazard to oneself or others.
  4. No micro-mini shorts or skirts will be permitted.  Skirts/shorts must be no shorter than mid-thigh in length.
  5. No boxers, spandex shorts or cutoff shorts will be worn.
  6. No torn or tattered clothing.
  7. All students must wear shoes at all times for safety and health reasons.  No flip-flops or open-toed footwear are allowed.
  8. Students should not wear outer clothing in the building.
  9. All shirts should cover students’ shoulders, backs and come down to the waistline.
  10. Tank tops and backless shirts are not permitted.

Special Education Advisory Committee:  Please join us on Monday, May 13th at 6:30 p.m. at Jackson Liberty High School IMC for presentations on Transition Dialogues and Tips for Reading and Math during the Summer Months. For further information, please visit the Special Education page.

PTN Meeting:  Please join us on Thursday, May 16th at 12:30 p.m. in our IMC for our final PTN meeting of the year!

Box Tops – Please continue to clip those box tops and earn cash for the Switlik PTN.  Our goal this is year is to raise $5,000.00 by just cutting Box Tops!  The class that collects the most each month wins a munchkin and juice party!  For a list of participating Box Top products, visit 

Switlik Art Museum:  Our building will be transformed into an amazing showcase of your children’s talent.  We hope you will have the opportunity to tour this magnificent display of work of art on Wednesday, May 22nd.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Game Days:  Our Game Days are quickly approaching.  Your child(ren) should bring a towel, cold drinks (no soda, please), healthy snacks, a hat…and be sure to put sunscreen on at home, as teachers are not permitted to do so on your behalf.  Please be sure your child wears sneakers and keep all jewelry at home on Game Days!  We are looking forward to action packed days!  Please see the schedule:

Kindergarten:                         Monday, June 3rd   

Grade 1:                                  Tuesday, June 4th    

Grade 2:                                  Wednesday, June 5th    

Grade 3:                                  Thursday, June 6th

Grade 4:                                  Monday, June 10th    

Grade 5:                                  Tuesday, June 11th


The PTN is once again 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 two 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 in the cafeteria or bring in lunch from home, as usual.  The PTN hopes that his adds to the fun and excitement of the Game Day Experience.  Your child’s COMPLIMENTARY GAME DAY SHIRT have been sent home.  Please have your child(ren) wear his/her shirt on their grade level’s Game Day. 

5th Grade Health Talk:  On May 17th our fifth grade students will be participating in a health talk.  These classes deal with Human Growth and Development, and are separated by gender.  Our Physical Education Teacher will talk to the boys and girls separately.  Letters have been sent home. 

Save the Date!  Moving Up Ceremony – The day is quickly approaching where our 5th Grade students will celebrate their moving up to Middle School.  The celebration will begin promptly at 9:20 a.m. on Friday, June 14th.  Further information will be posted on our website in the upcoming weeks.


May 10th:        PTN Plant Sale

May 10th:        Kindergarten Mother’s Day Tea

May 11th:        PTN Clothing Drive

May 17th:        Grade 5 Health Talk

May 22nd:        PTN Appreciation Breakfast

May 22nd:        Art Museum

May 27th:        School Closed – Memorial Day

May 28th:        Grade 5 BBQ


School will operate on a shortened day on Friday, May 24th and will be closed on May 27th in observance of Memorial Day.  Enjoy the holiday with family and friends.


Kathleen McKiernan