Hooray for a full week of school! And it was a great week. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year's Science Fair. It was one of our largest yet! Thanks to Jen and Chris Miller for organizing this event and STEM night in Nov. Both were very well received. We appreciate your commitment to bringing science to our students.
A "slow" week ahead. Remember to stay up to date by following us on FaceBook at https://www.facebook.com/swiftcreekespta/.
Have a great week!
Marie Dexter, PTA President
Here's what is happening this week at the Creek:
The Positivity Project: PrudenceThis week, the kids will be learning about the character strength of Prudence.
What it Means:
You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.
Prudence is the ability to do the right thing, at the right time, for the right reason. It's a future-oriented way of thinking that helps a person set goals, make plans, and
have the discipline to accomplish them. It is cognitive – more a strength of the head than of the heart.
Why it Matters
On a group level, prudence is crucial – especially today, as shortsightedness has crept into many parts of life. Prudent individuals will produce a prudent society. And, as always,
we need leaders who can think long-term and create the world we want our descendants to inherit.
Things to Turn In This Week:
Many flyers went home in Tuesday folders last week. Please remember to turn those items in as soon as possible.
- RSVP to Father/Daughter Dance by Friday, Feb 9. Note father figures, mothers, or other guardians can attend!
- RSVP to swim night at Goldfish Swim School, which is March 9. Spots are limited! You will receive a confirmation email when your RSVP is received.
- 5th grade yearbook dedications
Forms for these events are available on the PTA website. http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/
Wednesday: Turn in Your Box Tops & First Basketball Game of the Season
It is the end of the month, and that means the Box Top Fairy will be visiting the classrooms. Please make sure to turn in your Box Tops and Coke bottle caps to your child's teacher. Each Box Top is worth 10 cents and each Coke bottle cap is worth 5 cents for our school! (Please check the expiration date on your Box Tops. If it is expired, we can't use it. That's why it is so important to turn in your Box Tops promptly!)
At 5:00pm in the gym, come cheer on our 5th grade basketball team as they play their first game of the season. They will be challenging Creech Road on our home court!
Friday: Spirit Day! Are you Interesting in Helping to Create an International Night?
Show your school spirit by wearing your purple on Friday! Which class will be our winners for February?
Anyone who is interested in helping to plan the International Night scheduled for March 22 is welcome to attend our first meeting on Friday, Feb 2 at 8:45am. Check the front office for the location or you can reply to this email. (Even if you cannot attend the meeting, but are interested in helping, please let me know!)
Sunday: NC State Basketball Clinic and Game
Do you have some basketball lovers in your family? This clinic celebrates women in sports and is for both boys and girls! Check it out. http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/home/ncsu-basketball-clinic
Need Volunteers and Snacks for Father/Daughter Dance
We need supplies and volunteers for this event. If you can help, sign up at
Need Proctors for ACCESS Testing
Mrs. Burkhalter needs proctors for ACCESS testing starting Feb. 5th through the end of February. If you are able to volunteer for one session or multiple sessions, please email her at email@example.com as soon as possible. She will send you a link to the sign up sheet. You will need to attend the proctor training before you can begin. You also must be a registered volunteer with Wake County.
Can You Help Mrs. McHone, CCR Teacher?
Mrs. McHone recently created a DonorsChoose project for her students. Can you help?
Use promo code liftoff and contributions will be doubled up to 50 dollars! Note this project is in prefunding stage so don't be surprised when you open the link. :-)
Mark Your Calendars:
- Jan 31 -- Box Top collection day! Be sure to turn in your Box Tops and Coke bottle tops to your child's teacher! 5:00pm -- Basketball game!
- Feb 2 -- School Spirit Day! Wear your purple!
- Feb 13 6:30pm -- PTA meeting followed by sound concert for 2nd grade
- Feb 16 -- College Spirit Day & Father/Daughter Dance.
- Feb 19 -- Regular school day. Make Up day for snow
- March 9 - Spirit Night at Goldfish Swim School. Spots are limited so RSVP today.