We hope you had a happy and restful Thanksgiving! It was really great to get a break!
It is hard to believe that we have only 3 weeks until the Winter Break! Please remember to check out our online Scholastic Book Fair this week. Sales end next Sunday, so check it out now! We also have Teacher Wish lists that you can shop from.
If there is anything that we as the PTA Executive board can do for you, please let us know!
Marie, Deb, Sarah, Dana, and Lauren
The Positivity Project
This week in the Positivity Project, students will be learning about the character strength of Kindness.
What It Means
You are generous to others and you are never too busy to help out. You enjoy doing good deeds for other people.
Why It Matters
For individuals, kindness is correlated with desirable developmental outcomes. It is related to other-oriented emotions, like empathy (the ability to experience the
emotional state of another person) and sympathy (the tender emotion of concern for another’s difficulty). Psychologists have even traced kindness and generosity
as the keys to healthy, happy, and lasting marriages.
On a group level, kindness is very important. In addition to empathy and sympathy, the character strength of kindness is indicative of an individual’s moral reasoning capacity and level of social responsibility. That means people who develop kindness possess a strong personal ethical responsibility to care for other people. And, their acts of kindness towards others lead to additional acts of kindness by those who have been helped.
Family Resources: To access these resources, use the password P2.
Highlights for This Week
- Monday, Nov 30 -- School returns after Thanksgiving holiday.
- Plan B students: All K-3 in person, 4-5 Cohort B
- All Virtual Academy students continue online
- Tuesday, Dec 1: Virtual Tour of Dillard Drive Magnet Middle School. Register NOW!
- Wednesday, Dec 2: Asynchronous School Day. All students are remote.
- December 2-9: Registration period for Virtual Academy for Spring
- Sunday, Dec 6 -- Last Day of the Book Fair. Check out the Article below!
Only one more week of the Book Fair!! The entire fair is virtual! You can shop Scholastic's HUGE selection from your homes and your books will be sent directly to you.
Check it out at: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/swiftcreekelementaryschool2020
Teacher Wish Lists Available!
Looking for a way to support your teachers with our online book fair? Teachers have created virtual wish lists for their classroom libraries!
Shop the Wish List at : https://bit.ly/SCES2020FallWishList
Remember! The Fair ends Sunday, Dec 6!
If you have questions, please contact Book Fair Chair, Kristen Sherman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign Up for Before and After School Care
We are excited to announce that our Before and After School Programs are now open. If you need childcare, please reserve your child's spot today. All information can be found on the school website or you can contact the coordinator, Mrs. Kress, at email@example.com.
5th Grade News
Virtual Tours at Dillard Drive Magnet Middle
At Tuesday's PTA meeting, the principal at Dillard Drive Magnet Middle school, Mrs. Margaret Feldman, talked about the opportunities available at Dillard Drive and the new magnet program.
Virtual Tours will be held on these dates:
- December 1st & 17th, 2020
- January 5th & 20th, 2021
Wake County Public Schools
Virtual Academy Registration for Elementary School: Dec 2 - 9
WCPSS Virtual Academy Spring Registration for Elementary Schools is Dec. 2-9
The registration window for the WCPSS Virtual Academy for elementary students for the spring semester will be Dec. 2-9. The window for middle and high school students has closed.
Please note that this is for K-5 students wishing to register for the WCPSS Virtual Academy.
Due Friday! Application for Winter Break Meals
FYI: Form Required to Receive Winter Break Meal Bundles
Daily curbside and bus deliveries will not be operational from Tues., Dec. 22nd to Jan. 1. Child Nutrition Services will be offering free meal bundles that will be distributed Mon., Dec. 21 from 10:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. at select distribution sites.
The Winter Break Meal Bundle will include eight breakfasts and eight lunches. One meal bundle per child. You do not have to be a WCPSS student to receive meals, only 18 years of age or younger to qualify. The meals will be provided at no cost. Complete the Winter Break Meal Bundle Form by Fri., Dec. 4.
When ordering, please remember that you must have sufficient cooler/freezer space to store the complete bundle for each child for eight days (breakfast and lunch).
Applying to Magnet Schools or Year-Round School?
Applying to Magnet Schools for next year. Are you interested in attending a magnet or year round school next year? The deadline for applications is Jan 28, 2021. For information about a specific school, check that school's website. Many schools are currently conducting virtual tours.
We Need Your Help!
Holiday Gift Cards for Teachers
Thank you to everyone who donated pies for our Thanksgiving celebration for the staff. You should have seen their big, bright smiles.
For the holiday season, Sarah Wohlmann is collecting $5 gift cards to include in a teacher thank you gift. You can sign up to help at
If you have questions, contact Hospitality Chair, Sarah Wohldmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can now donate using Venmo! www.venmo.com/Sarah-Wohldmann
Join the PTA
You can still join the Swift Creek PTA. Information on how to join is available from the Membership page on the PTA website.
If you have questions, please contact Membership chair, Danielle Davis, at email@example.com.
Mark Your Calendars
- Tuesday, Dec 8 6:30pm: PTA meeting
- Friday, Dec 11: Remote Learning Day
- Monday, Dec 21: Teacher Work Day
- Tuesday, Dec 22 - Jan 1: Winter Break