Thank you so much for showing our teachers your appreciation last week! They were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support. I always love seeing all those teacher smiles. Thank you to everyone who volunteered to bring in food for the teacher breakfast and healthy snack day. Also, thank you to everyone who covered a class so the teachers could have lunch together! I know the staff enjoyed it.
Remember there is no school on Wednesday because of the teacher rally in downtown Raleigh!
Thanks for all you do! If you have any questions, please let me know.
The Positivity Project: Other People Matter
This is the last week of the Positivity Project. For my kindergartener this program has had a HUGE impact. She randomly starts talking about character strengths and and strategies from the P2 project.
One of my goals for next year is to get parents more involved with the project. One of my goals over the summer is to create flyers that can be sent home each week. If you'd like to be one of my reviewers, let me know! I'd love the input.
At dinner this week, ask your child about the Other People Matter mindset. What have they learned this year? What did they find the most interesting? What character strengths do they think they demonstrate the best? What strengths might they like to improve?
This information is also available from the PTA's P2 website.
Wednesday, May 16: No school!
Schools are closed because of the teacher rally in downtown Raleigh.
On May 16, the NC General Assembly will reconvene. Teachers and supporters of public education from across NC will be rallying for issues, such as increasing teacher pay and increased student spending. On May 16, wear RED to show your support for public education. Information from Great Schools In Wake: http://ow.ly/iZyw30jPCl4
Thursday, May 17: Kindergarten Open House 6-7pm
Do you know a family who will be starting kindergarten at Swift Creek next year? Please encourage them to attend the Kindergarten Open House on Thursday. These families will have an opportunity to meet our current kindergarten teachers, look at the classrooms, and order school supplies!
Friday: Donuts with Dad 8:15-8:45am
Thank you to all our amazing Swift Creek Dads! On Friday, join us for a special treat of donuts. (We will also have the option of granola bars and fruit).
Food service begins at 8:15. Please remain with your child until the 8:45am bell rings. if you didn't RSVP, that's okay. You are still welcome!!!!
DO NOT send your child to their classroom before 8:45. The teachers are preparing for the day.
Friday: College Spirit Day
Wear your favorite college gear or colors today!
Swift Creek Wins AHA Brains and Bodies Award for Second Year!
This week our school was honored with a Bronze award from the AHA Brains and Bodies group. We have taken great strides in improving the health and wellness in our school. A very special Thanks to Ms. Graves for helping our reach our goals.
A video of the awards ceremony is available on the School Website: https://www.wcpss.net/swiftcreekes and on Twitter @SCESROARS!
Update on Family Picnic on June 7: Free Food!
What an AMAZING, JAM PACKED year it has been!
Join us for FREE FOOD and fun as we celebrate the end of the school year! We will be serving sandwiches, chips, fruit, popsicles, and water while supplies last! Come early to grab something to eat. Bring a blanket so you can join us picnic style.
Afterwards, we’ll have a few games or let your child play on the playground with their friends.
(Don’t like our food choices or concerned about allergies? You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner for your family!)
An RSVP form will be sent home in Tuesday folders this week!!!
PTA Meeting Minutes and Officers for Next Year
At our last PTA meeting of the year, Tuesday, May 8 at 6:30pm in the media center, we elected these officers for next year:
- President - Marie Dexter
- Vice President 1 - Tara Batemon
- Vice President 2 - Deborah Killion
- Treasurer - Delores Ragsdale
- Secretary - April Bartley
We also celebrated all we've done this year! You'll be amazed by the complete list but some highlights include:
- Exceeded our fundraising goal during the Fun Run
- Purchased 1 xylophone, 2 stands, and a glockenspeil for the music room
- Purchased 6 ipads and 6 ChromeBooks
- Our first STEM night
- Our first International night
- Our school garden!!!
http://swiftcreekeswcpssnetptahtml.weebly.com/current-year2.html . Click English for May 8. The minutes will open in a Word doc.
We Need EOG Proctors. Please Help!
We desperately need parent volunteers to help proctor these tests, especially on May 31 and June 1. We are already using our TAs and there are still proctor slots to fill! .
Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/EOGatSwift.
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)
Why stress in August when you can buy next year's school supplies today? Turn in your School Supply Kitz order form by Friday, May 25. Or order online at www.shopttkits.com. Our school code is 38021.
If you have any questions, contact Lynn Kelly at email@example.com
Camp Invention! It's Not too Late to Sign Up!
Need a summer camp for June 18-22? Then look no further. Camp Invention will be at Swift Creek! This is a great opportunity to learn new STEM skills in a familiar environment with our Swifty staff! My oldest daughter participated several years ago and loved it. I’ve heard similar praise from other parents!
Register at campinvention.org.
Two Siblings Discount $25 off each child promo code SIBLING
For more information, contact Camp Director Monica Coles (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Camp Parent Marie Dexter (email@example.com).
Mark Your Calendars!
- Thursday, May 17 6-7pm: Kindergarten Open House. This is for our families who will be joining us next year! If you have neighbors or friends who will be coming to the Creek next year, please tell them to come by. We'd love to meet them!
- Friday, May 25: Deadline for paper order forms of School Supply Kitz
- 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. FREE FOOD!
- Friday, June 8: Last Day of School! Field Day! Last day to order School Supply Kitz online.