Whatever you do this Winter break, I hope it is full of family, friends, and love. Look forward to seeing everyone back at the Creek on Jan 2.
Thanks for all you do!
The Positivity Project: Self-Control Week 2
This week, the kids will continue learning about self-control. What a relevant topic for this type of year, especially with so many yummy treats around.
Update on K-3 Class Size Mandate
At the Dec PTA meeting, the PTA shared more information and resources to help parents get informed about the planned unfunded K-3 class size mandate for the 2018-19 school year.
The next session of the North Carolina General Assembly will start Jan 10. There is a possibility that the legislators will address the mandate in that session. More voices can make this possibility to a reality.
For more information about how you can get involved and the position statement from the Swift Creek PTA, see http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/2/2/24227387/ptapositionstatement.pdf
A helpful resource is the webinar from Public Schools First NC and the NC PTA. It is available at http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/.
Show Your Holiday Spirit This Week!
Join in on the fun by participating in holiday spirit week at school from 12/18 - 12/21. This is a great way to get ready for holiday break!
- Monday: PJ Day -- Wear your best pajamas. Holiday pajamas if you have them.
- Tuesday: Beanie Day -- Wear your toboggan/beanie
- Wednesday: Sock Day - Wear your most festive holiday socks
- Thursday: Sweater Day - Wear an ugly holiday sweater or your festive holiday wear!
Tuesday: Winter Glow Dance Party
To help get some of the pre-winter break excitement and wiggles out, the PBIS (Positive Behavior Instructional Support) committee is hosting a winter glow dance party for each grade level. Students must earn 16 (blue) Winter Glow party tickets to attend. At the time for their grade level, the kids will be in the media center for some dance party fun!
Thursday: Early Release 1:15pm
The Winter Break officially begins at 1:15. Make sure your students know how to get home on this day.
Can you help provide goodies for the Early Release luncheon? A few spots are still available. See http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45abad2ca6f94-december
Friday - Jan 1:
No school! Be safe and have fun!
Great Time to Do Your Science Fair Project!
If you are 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader, the winter break is a great time to work on your science fair project. Entry forms are due Jan 12 and the projects are due Jan 18. See http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/science-fair.html
We also need volunteers and judges for the Science Fair. Please sign up at http://tinyurl.com/sces-science
Kindergarten Registration Begins Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 7:30am - 2:00pm
Know families of incoming kindergartners? Registration begins in January. You need these items to register: certified birth certificate, parent ID, immunizations, current electric/water bill, new signed lease/purchase agreement.
If parents are interested in a tour of the school with the principal, call 919-233-430 to schedule and appointment.
Mark Your Calendars!
- Jan 2 -- Back to school! Be in your seats by 9:15am.
- Jan 4 - Kindergarten registration starts
- Jan 9 6:30pm -- PTA meeting (tentative. Might be rescheduled to a later date.)
- Jan 12: Entry forms due for Science Fair.
- Jan 15 -- No school in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr holiday
- Jan 18: Science Fair for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. All projects due in the cafeteria by 9:10am.