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Dear Switlik Families:

Switlik Art Museum:  Thank you to Ms. Martinez and Mrs. Quick for transforming our school into an “Amazing Work of Art” for our annual Switlik Art Museum.  The halls were packed as parents, guests and students had the opportunity to tour the magnificent display of art work throughout the building.

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.    Please adhere to the following guidelines to ensure that the day runs smoothly:

  • Please make sure your child arrives to school on time.
  • Please make sure your child/children adhere to the district dress code policy for this special day.
  • Please bring the two designated tickets with you to the ceremony. Each ticket holder must have a valid picture identification to enter the building.  No exceptions.
  • Parents/Guardians will not be allowed in the building before 9:00 a.m.
  • Please enter and exit the school through the gym lobby doors.
  • If you wish to sign your 5th grade student out after the ceremony, it may be done in your child’s classroom.


J-Town will be streaming the ceremony live, and DVD’s will be available for purchase to cherish the day’s special events.

The 2018-2019 yearbook was presented, and the cover which was chosen by the 5th graders won by a landslide.  The winner was the “Making a Splash” design.  The PTN also presented the winners of the poetry contest and announced our top three poems.  First Place was awarded to Lyla Norville (Ms. Liverani & Ms. Kudrick’s class)  Second Place was awarded to Elizabeth Serrano (Ms. Liverani & Ms. Kudrick’s class) and Third Place to Vanessa Fuentes (Mrs. Placek’s class).  All three poems will appear in the 2018-2019 Switlik Yearbook. 

Does your 5th Grade child want to play a sport in Middle School next year?   You will need to be logged in to your CHILD'S JACKSON SCHOOL DISTRICT GOOGLE ACCOUNT in order to complete this form.  Your email address will be recorded when you submit this form. Physicals will be held on Monday, June 3rd at Jackson Liberty High School and on Tuesday, June 11th at Jackson Memorial High School.  Please fill out the form on Goetz’s website and sign up for a time slot.

REMEMBER: You need to be logged in to your CHILD'S District Google Account to complete this form. We will do our best to keep to our schedule, but we ask that you remain patient as we work to assist our student athletes with their physicals.  Please be sure to arrive on time and to bring with you your COMPLETED Pre-Participation Physical Forms.  These packets can be downloaded on your school websites or picked up in the nurse’s office of each school.

These packets can be downloaded on your school websites or picked up in the nurse's office of each school. NEW THIS YEAR:  A parent or guarding must accompany their child into the exam with the doctor.  Please refer to the district website for additional information.


End of the Year Parties:  will be held June 12th through June 18th.  Please be cognizant of our entry procedures for our End of the Year Parties:

  • Visitors will be limited to 1-2 visitors per student.
  • Visit your teacher’s class page for sign-up information.
  • Please understand that if your name is not on the list, you may not be allowed t to enter the class party.
  • Each guest will receive a ticket that must be presented when you sign in with the receptionists.
  • Tickets are non-transferrable.
  • Please refrain from cell phone/camera use while visiting your child’s classroom.  Not all parents have consented to have their children photographed.
  • Any student who plans on being signed out early by someone other than their parent/guardian, must be accompanied with a note stating permission.


 All guests planning to attend classroom celebrations are asked to park in the designated area outside of the gym entrance.  All guests are asked to enter and sign in with our receptionists located in the gym lobby.  It is district policy that a photo identification is presented to our reception area each and every time you enter our school.  Absolutely no one will be permitted to participate unless they are signed in and are presented with their visitor’s badge.  Your badge must be on you at all times while you are on school premises.  We discourage you from signing your child out after the party, as there will be instruction time for the remainder of the day.

Thank you to all our students, teachers and parent community for helping to continue to make Switlik Elementary School a safe place for the entire Switlik Family.

June 12th:  Grade 1 End of Year Parties

June 13th:  Kindergarten End of Year Parties

June 14th:  Grade 4 End of Year Parties

June 17th:  Grade 2 End of Year Parties

June 18th:  Grade 3 End of Year Parties

Media:  All students in grades Kindergarten through Fifth are asked to return all borrowed library books by Friday, June 7th

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 

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.  We are requesting that students do not wear or bring sunglasses to Game Day, as they get lost or broken since they cannot wear them to play.  Please be sure your child wears sneakers and keep all jewelry at home on Game Days!  There are two breaks for the children broken up in the day for them to eat their snacks and hydrate.  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


June 3rd:  Grade 4 Class Trip to Allaire State Park

June 3rd:  Blue Claws Night

June 5th:  Grade 5 Class Trip to Camden Aquarium (Placek, Liverani)

June 6th:  Grade 5 Class Trip to Camden Aquarium (Casais, Levine, Padron)

June 14th:  Grade 5 Moving Up Ceremony/9:20 a.m. – GYM

June 17th-20th:  Shortened Days

June 20th:  Last Day of School – Happy Summer!


We will be on a shortened day schedule effective June 17th through June 20th .  School hours will be 9:05 to 1:35 for all students in Grades K-5.


Kathleen McKiernan