Last week was awesome!!! Thank you to everyone who came out to the Book Fair and International Night on Thursday. We heard lots of good comments about the Book Fair. Parents seemed to like the greater book selection. And International Night brought out lots of smiles! Wow! Our host families (the presenters) really out did themselves, didn't they? Thank you to everyone who helped organize this event!
Fortunately, this week is a little calmer. Remember Friday is a Teacher Work Day so there is no school. I hope you and your family can enjoy a long three day weekend!
Have a wonderful week!
Positivity Project (P2): Fairness
What Does It Mean
You believe that all people have value. You approach situations with an unbiased
mindset and treat everyone with respect.
Why It Matters
For individuals, cultivating the character strength of fairness is correlated with highly desirable developmental outcomes. It helps people to become trustworthy friends,
responsible citizens, and generally moral people.
Fairness is also essential for the good of the group. As individuals develop the capacity for moral reason they often find a strengthening of: the aptitude for self-reflection;
self-awareness and self-confidence; and perspective taking (i.e. the ability to “put themselves in another’s shoes”).
All Week: Yo-yos, Yo-yos, Yo-yos
On Friday, the students and staff gathered for an assembly to hear Ned's mindset mission. First impressions are that they really enjoyed it and found it useful to understanding the Power of Courage and the Power to Grow.
This is a pay-it-forward assembly. Meaning, that we didn't pay for the assembly to come to us. Instead, they request that we sell yo-yos for 5 days after the assembly to help spread their message.
This week in the front hall from 8:45-9:15, Mrs. Chadwick will be selling yo-yos. You can use the attached order form if you could like to purchase one. CASH ONLY please.
Thursday: Box Top Collection Day!
Doing some spring cleaning? Well let me help! I will take all those Box Tops and Coke bottle tops off your hands. Collection day is Thursday! Whose class will be the Swifty Super Snippers for the month?!?!?!
Friday: Teacher Work Day!
A Special Message from Ms. Graves!
Hello Cougars! I am so proud of you for making the healthy choice to bring a fruit or vegetable for snack this week!
Remember, we want to make these healthy choices everyday so I would love to see how you're doing! Please share with me photos of you making healthy food choices!
Post them on our Facebook page or my twitter @fitforlifesces and use the hashtag #scefruitvegeveryday - I would love to see how many students are continuing our healthy habits at home! Keep up the healthy work! Love, Ms. Graves
Kids Heart Challenge: We Reached $5000!!!!
Last week, I asked for help to reach our $5000 goal in the Kids Heart Challenge, and you answered! Thank you! Now Ms. Graves can get extra PE equipment for our kiddos!!!
Time is Running Out! Vote Now through March 31 and Help Swift Creek win $10,000!
Have you voted for Mrs. D’Amelio (a 4th and 5th grade teacher) today? She has been nominated for the NC School Hero award (through NC Education Lottery). There will be 10 winners. Swift Creek Elementary AND Mrs. D’Amelio can win $10,000 each. NO registering is required.
You can vote DAILY and from multiple devices!
See https://www.ncschoolheroes.com/#nominateheroes (takes you to Wake County teachers that have been nominated)
A few more details on how the winners are selected:
According to the NC Education Lottery web site, teachers with the top 200 votes will move on to the next round. Then a selection committee will review the text entry for each candidate and select the top 10 winners.
Right now, Mrs. D'Amelio is in the top 200 for votes. Please vote today to make sure she gets to the next round!
5th Grade Talent Show!
Is your 5th grader interested in participating in the Talent Show this year? Tell them to get their acts together. Registration slips will be coming home soon.
They can tell a story, play an instrument, sing a song as a group, do a comedy act or skit . . . There are so many options. The Talent Show will be at 2:00 on Monday, June 10.
Are you interested in volunteering to help? Simply reply to this email.
Mark Your Calendars:
- Friday, March 29: Teacher Work Day
- Fri, Apr 5 8:15am-8:45am: Donuts with Dad. Remember to RSVP!
- Tues, April 9 6:30pm: PTA meeting and drama performance
- April 15-19: Spring Break!
- Monday, April 22: Teacher Work Day
- Tuesday, April 23: Family Academy Night: Preparing Your Child for the EOGs. Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/forms/OSnWD2VDFj5eHsa82 (or on the form that went home earlier this month)
- Fri, Apr 26 6-:730: Mother and Son Game Night. RSVPs will be going home in this week's Tuesday folder.
- Thurs, May 2 5-8pm: Swift Creek Night at Chick-Fil-A
Lego Club and Camp Invention Sign Ups
Lego After School Camp is Back for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades
PlayWell is offering STEM Challenge with Lego Materials for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders on Fridays, April 5 - May 24 (No class April 19). The cost is $126/child for 7 sessions. You can register at http://play-well-registration.com/course/77932
Join Us for Camp Invention, Supercharged!!!
The new Camp Invention program, Supercharged, allows campers to experience real-world problem solving and creative thinking! From robots and high-tech farms to superhero gadgets, campers will invent the future! Swift Creek ES is hosting Camp Invention from June 24 - 28. Visit invent.org/camp or call 800-968-4332 to register.
Are you interested in sponsoring a child who can’t afford the Camp Invention fee? Our goal is to give 10 local disadvantaged children the Camp Invention experience, inspiring the future innovators and leaders of our community. Simply donate a minimum of $5 at https://bit.ly/2RrKtwo and help us reach our goal! Thank you!
The end of year countdown has begun! Only 50 days until my babies are 6th graders and 2nd graders . . . Yikes!