We had another eventful week at the Creek! When I get a few moments this afternoon, I'll post some pictures from Chick-Fil-A night and Muffins with Mom on our Facebook page. Thank you to everyone who came out for these events.
We don't have the final numbers for Chick-Fil-A night yet, but I know we raised $183 in sundaes. Ms. Graves sold a personal record at 40, but the 2nd grade team edged her out with $61. (Notice how it took a team to beat Ms. Graves. ;-)
And there is more excitement coming up this week! Hope you can join in the fun!
The Positivity Project: Appreciation of Beauty
WHAT IT MEANS
You notice and value the world’s beauty and people’s skills. You don’t take things for
WHY IT MATTERS
On a group level, those who appreciate excellence and beauty make our lives more enjoyable. First, it means that they’re not looking to criticize the world or its people, but
instead take pleasure from their excellence. Second, it is the writers, painters, musicians, and filmmakers who help us better appreciate the world around us. It’s due to their
admiration for the way the sun hits off a wave or the quiet perseverance of a cross-country runner, that we are able to see the world with fresh eyes.
Deadline Monday: Food for the Food Drive
So far the Swift Creek Service Club has collected 936 food items in their food drive. Their goal is 1500 items. When the school reaches that goal, we get a dance party!
The deadline for items is TOMORROW! Please send in canned vegetables, fruit, meat, beans, whole grain pasta or rice, peanut butter, and cereal so we can reach our goal!
Tuesday, April 24 & Wednesday, April 25: To Dig or Not to Dig?
Hopefully this week, we will be building our new school garden! The original plan is to build the beds on Tuesday. However, with 100% chance of rain in the forecast, we might have to reschedule. Any changes will be announced on Facebook or if you signed up to help, you will receive an email.
You can still sign up to help! We also need supplies for the dig days, especially gloves, and kid-sized gardening tools.
If you have questions about the garden, please contact Nehal Outlaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday, April 24: Best Wishes to Mrs. Hoke
This week is Mrs. Hoke's last few days with us at the Creek. Please stop by to wish her well as the new principal of Penny Road. (Her last day is either Tuesday or Wednesday.) So stop by early in the week!
Friday, April 27: College Spirit Day & Box Top Collection Day!
Show your school pride by wearing your favorite college gear or colors!
The Box Top fairy missed the month of March, so she expects to find double the payload in classrooms this Friday! Make sure to turn in your Box Tops and Coke bottle tops. Which class will be our Super Snippers this month?
5th Grade Talent Show Forms
Parents, this week 5th grade Talent Show forms went home. These forms are due by May 2. If you have any questions, please contact me at email@example.com.
Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7 - 11
Teacher Appreciation Week is the week of May 7-11. The PTA has some great things planned, but we need some help. We are looking for donations of food items, as well as classroom coverage on Friday, May 11 for the teacher luncheon. Please see the links below.
On Tuesday, May 8, the PTA will host a breakfast for the teachers. If you would like to donate breakfast items, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/yctyzjw8
On Thursday, May 10, the PTA will provide the teachers with healthy snacks today. To donate items, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/y79fd5mg
On Friday, May 11. the PTA is hosting a Mexican luncheon for the teachers. If you would like to volunteer to sit in the class while all the teachers eat together from 12-1 pm, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/yc5vsh6k
If you have questions about volunteering, contact Delores Ragsdale at firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about hospitality, contact Elizabeth Worthy at email@example.com.
Sunday, May 6: Join Us at a NC Courage Game!
Here's another great opportunity to hang out with Swifty friends outside of school and a chance to raise some money for Swift Creek!
Join us for a NC Courage game on Sunday, May 6 at 3pm. Tickets are available at https://www.fevo.com/edp/Swift-Creek-Elementary-School-Night-0t1LiRbB?promo=Sykes
Mark Your Calendars!
- Tuesday, April 24: The Big Dig. It is our building day for the new school garden. We still need supplies. Check out our Garden Registry at http://tinyurl.com/scesGardenWishes. Or volunteer to help at http://tinyurl.com/scesDigIn
- Wednesday, April 25: The Little Dig. Time to put in that dirt!
- Friday, April 27: Box Top collection day! Turn in your Box Tops and Coke bottle tops by this date! The class with the most points win a small prize and the teacher wins some classroom supplies!
- Sunday, May 6 at 3:00pm: Swift Creek night with the NC Courage.
- Friday, May 18 8am: Donuts with Dad in the cafeteria.
- Thursday, June 7 5-7pm: Join us on the field behind the school for a Swift Creek family picnic. More details to come!
End-of-Grade Tests! We need Proctors.
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)
Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/EOGatSwift.