This week is exciting for so many people. After many years of hoping, waiting, and planning, we are finally going to build our school garden. Details are available at http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/school-garden.html
Be sure to send your child in old, comfortable clothes and shoes on the build days!!! We will be getting dirty.
Have a wonderful week! Thanks for all you do to help our students blossom and grow.
The Positivity Project: Connection / Purpose
NEW: Check out our new P2 website. I hope to add to this page next year, but you got to start somewhere. :-)
WHAT IT MEANS
You have beliefs about the meaning of life and your life’s purpose. You seek to be part
of something greater than yourself.
WHY IT MATTERS
On a group level, purpose can be a powerful aligning element. It gives people a reason to continue on in hope and optimism, despite difficult circumstances. The sense of connection between people further strengthens their individual resolve and focus, which fortifies the group. When a group of individuals believe in something higher than themselves, their work can be exponentially greater.
Tuesday, May 1 & Wednesday, May 2: Lettuce Dig In!
This is it! After years of waiting, hoping, and planning, Swift Creek is finally getting its school garden.
NEW: Check out our Garden Website for more details about what the kids will be doing each day! http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/school-garden.html
If you have questions about the garden, please contact Nehal Outlaw at email@example.com.
Wednesday, May 2: 5th Grade Talent Show Forms are Due
Is your 5th grader interested in participating in this year's Talent Show? Participation forms are due by Wednesday, May 2.
Forms are available from the 5th grade section oft he PTA website. http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/
Friday, May 4: School Spirit Day!
Show your school pride by wearing your purple and white! Which class will win Swifty Cougar for the month of May?
Sunday, May 6: Join Us at a NC Courage Game!
Here's another great opportunity to hang out with Swifty friends outside of school and a chance to raise some money for Swift Creek!
Join us for a NC Courage game on Sunday, May 6 at 3pm. Tickets are available at https://www.fevo.com/edp/Swift-Creek-Elementary-School-Night-0t1LiRbB?promo=Sykes
Tuesday, May 8: Last PTA Meeting of the Year
Please join us for the last PTA meeting of the year, Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30pm in the media center.
We will meet the new principal at Dillard Drive Middle School, Mrs. Feldman. We will also be electing officers for next year and voting on our summer budget.
Here are the nominees for officers for next year:
- President - Marie Dexter
- Vice President 1 - Tara Batemon
- Vice President 2 - Deborah Killion
- Treasurer - Delores Ragsdale
- Secretary - April Bartley
If you'd like to nominate someone, please send their name to Marie Dexter at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations will also be accepted during the meeting.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 - 11
Teacher Appreciation Week is the week of May 7-11. The PTA has some great things planned, but we need some help. We are looking for donations of food items, as well as classroom coverage on Friday, May 11 for the teacher luncheon. Please see the links below.
On Tuesday, May 8, the PTA will host a breakfast for the teachers. If you would like to donate breakfast items, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/yctyzjw8
On Thursday, May 10, the PTA will provide the teachers with healthy snacks today. To donate items, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/y79fd5mg
On Friday, May 11. the PTA is hosting a Mexican luncheon for the teachers. If you would like to volunteer to sit in the class while all the teachers eat together from 12-1 pm, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/yc5vsh6k
If you have questions about volunteering, contact Delores Ragsdale at email@example.com. For questions about hospitality, contact Elizabeth Worthy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mark Your Calendars!
- Sunday, May 6 at 3:00pm: Swift Creek night with the NC Courage.
- Friday, May 18 8am: Donuts with Dad in the cafeteria. Remember to send in your RSVPs as soon as possible.
- Thursday, June 7
- 9:30am -- 5th grade graduation in the gym
- 10:30am -- High Fives on the field
- 2:00pm -- Talent Show
- 5-7pm: Join us on the field behind the school for a Swift Creek family picnic. Bring your picnic dinner and we'll provide the fun! More details to come!
End-of-Grade Tests! We need Proctors.
Attention 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents! Here is the end-of-grade test schedule:
- Friday, May 25: ELA (Grade 3) and Science (Coles: Grade 5)
- Tuesday, May 29: Math (Grade 3) and Science (Krauter: Grade 5)
- Wednesday, May 30: Science (Boyd: Grade 5)
- Thursday, May 31: Math (Grade 4) and ELA (Grade 5)
- Friday, June 1: ELA (Grade 4) and Math (Grade 5)
- Monday, June 4: Read to Achieve Test (Grade 3) and Make-Ups (Grade 4-5)
Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/EOGatSwift.