Spring Break is only 3 weeks away! I know my girls are looking forward to it!
Below is the news from the Creek this week.
Please let us know if you have any questions or need anything. Have a great week!
The Positivity Project: Zest/Ethusiasm
This week, the students will be learning about the character strength of zest/ethusiasm.
WHAT IT MEANS
You approach life with excitement and energy. You energize people around you.
WHY IT MATTERS?
For individuals, zest and enthusiasm are easily identifiable and highly desirable personality traits. We feel good when we are energized by an activity or opportunity – and we like to spend time with people who are excited about life. Those who demonstrate a high level of enthusiasm are more likely to complete tasks and exceed minimum requirements as a result of their passion.
For groups, enthusiasm and zest are can be directly tied to high levels of success, happiness, and achievement. Enthusiasm is contagious. One person’s enthusiasm can spark others to think, speak, and act with more energy and conviction. Groups that are enthusiastic about tasks are much more likely to spend longer periods of time in service to the group’s overall goals.
Sneak Peak at March Newsletter
The March newsletter will be sent home in Tuesday folders. For a sneak peak, see http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/uploads/2/4/2/2/24227387/mar132018_english.pdf
We Need Help with the Book Fair and EOGs!
Volunteer at the Book Fair! https://tinyurl.com/y74svvlt
EOG testing is right around the corner (end of May, beginning of June) and we are in need of registered parent volunteers to help proctor!! If you are interested in helping please use the web link to complete a form with your information: https://tinyurl.com/EOGatSwift
Tuesday: PTA Meeting and 5th Grade Drama Performance
Join us starting at 6:30pm for a brief PTA meeting followed by the 5th grade performance of Go West! At the PTA meeting, we will be recognizing our Reflections winners, our OM teams, accepting nominations for PTA officers, and updates on our school garden. You won't want to miss it!
Wednesday: Last Basketball Game of the Season!
Come cheer on our 5th graders at their last game of the season! And what a great season it has been. Thank you to Ms. Graves and Mrs. Campoli for making this possible for our students!
Saturday: Join Team Swift Creek on March 17 for 5k Walk/Run
The inter-Faith Food Shuttle is helping us get our school garden started in April. Here is our chance to support their programs! We hope you can attend. Please register with Team Swift Creek at the link below. If you have questions, please contact Nehal Outlaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.Please join us on March 17th at 8am at the the Food Shuttle headquarters in Dorthea Dix Park for the race and help us spread the word through email and social media! This is a family friendly event - please feel free to bring your kids!
REGISTER HERE: https://app.racereach.com/event/food-shuttle-garden-gallop-5k-run-walk/
Friday: 5th Grade Dedications are Due
If you want to put a dedication for your 5th grader in the yearbook, dedication forms are due by Friday. If you have questions, please contact Kristy Pickurel at email@example.com.
The form is available at
International Night is March 22
Everyone can participate in International Night on March 22. In Tuesday folders, a flyer will be going home with more information about the event. On half of this flyer, please encourage your child to . Turn in the completed picture to your child's teacher. We will hang them around the map in the front hall of the school.
Remember to have your child draw the flag for your family's country of origin or a picture of something unique about their culture. We are hanging these pictures in the front hall.
You can access this flyer online at https://tinyurl.com/scesFlagFlyer
If you are interested in participating, please contact Marie Dexter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for a Great Summer Camp
Did you know that Camp Invention will be at Swift Creek June 18-22?
Camp Invention is one week in the summer where your child’s creativity, innovation, and problem solving skills are challenged and developed in fun and exciting ways.
Register at campinvention.org.
- Early Bird Discount: Valid through March 23 Save $25 with promo code SummerFun25
- Spring into Summer Discount: Valid March 22-May 4 $15 off with promo code SummerFun15
- Two Siblings Discount $25 off each child promo code SIBLING
For more information, contact Camp Director Monica Coles (email@example.com) or Camp Parent Marie Dexter (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Mark Your Calendars:
- March 13 6:30pm: PTA meeting followed by 5th grade drama performance
- March 17 8:00am: 5k run/walk with Inter-Faith Food Shuttle at Dorthea Dix. Join Team Swift Creek!!!
- March 19-23: Book Fair Week
- March 22: International Fair / Family Night at the Book Fair
- March 30 - April 6 -- Spring Break!
- April 10 6:30pm -- 4th grade Drama Performance. Preceded by a short PTA meeting. We will be accepting your nominations for officers for next year.
- April 17: Spirit Night at Chick-Fil-A in Crossroads