I hope you had a great return from our long break! As I look at the calendar ahead, I realize that the next few weeks are just going to FLY! And this upcoming week is no exception. Be sure to read down to the all the volunteer opportunities that are coming up!
I hope you have a great one!
Positivity Project (P2): Connection/Purpose
Only a couple more weeks of the Positivity Project! This week, the students will be learning about the character strength of Connection/Purpose.
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
Having a clear sense of purpose in life, and a belief that you’re connected to a larger meaning, gives individuals strength. It allows them to persevere and find courage in
trying circumstances, or lead with kindness and love even when it’s not reciprocated. Those with a sense of purpose have more meaning in their life – and are more fulfilled.
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: Deadline for Items for Girls on the Run Project
Help our Girls on the Run collect items for Hope for Paws and the ASPCA.
Girls on the Run is a program for 3-5 graders that focuses on leadership, teamwork, friendship and more. This Saturday all of the girls successfully completed run a 5K!
For their service project, they are collecting items for Hopes for Paws and the ASPCA. While you are doing some spring cleaning this week, you might find items to donate.
old blankets, towels, sheets
safe dog toys
fake mice for cats
yarn balls for cats
make dog treats
Locations to drop off your items: outside the media center, outside Ms. Flynn's room, or outside the teacher lounge.
Turn in Your Box Tops and Coke Bottle Tops
The Box Top Fairy will be collecting items on Tuesday afternoon. Please turn in any Box Tops or Coke Bottle Tops that you have to your child's teacher!
Wednesday: No School
Don't forget. There is no school on Wednesday because of the scheduled Teachers' Rally in downtown Raleigh.
If you know a family who needs food or child care for that day, you can get more information from this N&O article.
Thursday: Swift Creek Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A
Take the night off from cooking and join us from 5-8pm at the Chick-Fil-A at Walnut Street. A portion of all sales (both dine in and drive thru) will go to Swift Creek.
Save room for dessert. We will be selling $1 sundaes and ALL that money goes directly to the Creek!
Friday: Spirit Day and Celebration of Brilliance
Friday is another school spirit day, so wear your Swift Creek gear or colors. Ms. Lipe's kindergarten class has won the Swifty Spirit Award 3 times this year!!!! Will your child's class have the most participation this month???
On Friday, during their specials' time, students will be attending their last Celebration of Brilliance for this year. These events have been a great way to recognize students and staff for their character strengths and contributions they bring to our school community. If your child is being recognized, you should have received a letter home in last week's Tuesday folder.
Thank you to Mrs. Chadwick and the school's PBIS committee for bringing these celebrations to life. Each one has been so touching and meaningful. What a great way to recognize our students and staff.
Volunteer Opportunities! We Need You!
As I said, the end of the year is SO busy. There are lots of ways for you to help!
- Watch DOGs -- You pick the day!
- Teacher Appreciation Week
- Friday, May 10 -- Muffins with Mom
- EOG Help -- Hall monitors, proctors
- Thursday, June 6 -- End of Year Family Picnic
- Friday, June 7 -- Field Day. Sign up genius is coming soon!
- Monday, June 10 -- Post Graduation Celebration, Talent Show
Mark Your Calendars
- May 6 - 10: Teacher Appreciation Week. Here is the theme for each day.
- Tuesday, May 7 5:30-7-- K-2 Math Night at Food Lion
- Wednesday, May 8 -- Walk or Bike to School. Meet at Food Lion parking lot at 8:30.
- Thursday, May 9 5:30-7pm -- 3-5 Math Night at Food Lion
- Friday, May 10 8:00-8:45am -- Muffins with Mom
- May 14 -- Play 60 for 2-5th grades.
- May 23 6-7pm -- Kindergarten Open House. Invite your friends and neighbors of incoming kindergartners.
- Thursday, June 6 -- End of year family picnic
- Friday, June 7 -- Field Day
- Monday, June 10 -- Graduation and Talent Show
Information about WCPSS 2019-20 Proposed School Budget
Once a quarter, our school board representative for District 5, Dr. James Martin, holds a meeting to discuss important issues in Wake County. This time the discussion centered on the proposed budget for 2019-20.
It was a REALLY interesting discussion. If you have time, I highly recommend you scanning my "Cliff notes." They are available from the PTA website.
What Are Teachers Marching for on Wednesday?
Public Schools First for NC published a letter from a teacher to explain to students why teachers are marching on May 1.
Here is another article about the rally from WRAL.
If you cannot attend the rally on Wednesday, you can wear red (for ed) to show your support.