Lost & Found

As the weather changes the WA layers come on and off through out the day which means the lost and found racks are filling up!!!!

The pictures are an example of a label one family uses, but sharpie on the label works too. All the racks have NO NAMES. The small pile are the coats with names that we were able to return today.

Don’t forget to put your students name in it! Especially Costco coats and lunch boxes that many other students have as well. If they have a name PTA volunteers or student leaders will work to return them to their owner.

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South Whidbey School District Unity Day Spirit Shirts

SWEPTA is sharing this message is from the South Whidbey School District that went out via email with a small update at the bottom with a little more info.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Nationally, statistics show that more than one out of every five students reports being bullied. We hope we will see all our South Whidbey Students in Spirit shirts on our South Whidbey School District Unity Day, the fourth Friday in October – October 27, 2017. South Whidbey School District stands together against bullying, united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Please support our efforts and complete the form for your child’s Spirit Shirt size (linked here) by Thursday, October 5, 2017. Please complete a new form for each of your children. 

If you have any trouble opening this link, please reply to this email with your child or children’s name, grade, classroom or first period teacher, t-shirt type (youth, mens, womens)  and size (xs, s, m, l, xl or xxl).

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If your budget allows, please consider supporting this endeavor by making a donation.  Bring your cash or check donation made out SWSD marked for Spirit Shirts to your school front office or the District Office at 5520 Maxwelton Road, Langley WA 98260. The average cost is $10 per shirt. We will ensure every student receives a shirt regardless of their ability to donate. If you can cover the cost for an additional student, we greatly appreciate your help.

Attached, please find a picture of Spirit Shirts that were made for the staff.  Go Blue Whidbey and Savage Printing are working with SWSD to make a shirt for the students similar to these shirts.   The shirts will be the same blue color and have Go Blue South Whidbey Schools. However, we are looking at adding the Orca for the K-4 students, a Cougar for the 5-8 students and a Falcon for the 9-12 students.  The design is still in processWe have had many questions on the funding of the shirts.  The t-shirts are being printed for us by Savage Printing in Clinton. Go Blue Whidbey has helped us with the design. Sponsors include the Goosefoot, South Whidbey Schools Foundation, PTAs, Savage Printing and we have requests to vendors for donations and have received donations from teachers and parents sponsoring shirts for their students and additional students. Every child will receive a t-shirt. There is no fee. We are only requesting donations to help with the costs. The form is for parents to request the appropriate size so that we don’t have to guess what size each child might be and to cut down on having to purchase too many extras.  By completing the form, we can ensure your child receives the size you think they should have.

The purpose of the shirts is for UNITY and SPIRIT. We hope on SWSD Unity Day,  Friday, October 27, all students will GO BLUE and stand together unified for South Whidbey, for each other and against bullying. You can send any questions my way. When we receive the shirts, we could really use the help of the PTAs and leadership to distribute the shirts.

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Holiday Box Tops & Labels For Education Drive

*This fundraising event is for, and is by SWES, but SWEPTA wants to help spread the word.*

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Now through 1/8 South Whidbey Elementary School is going to be hosting an all school Box Top & Labels for Education Drive!  The class* that collects the most Box Tops (expired ones will not count) and Labels for Education (must have logo & barcode) will win a pizza party!  Not only that, but ALL classes that collect 400 or more will get a popcorn party.   That averages out to less than 20 box tops or labels for education per student.

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Our school earns .10 for every box top that we turn in that has not expired.  If we averaged 20 box tops per student we would raise over $1100.  The money raised from these goes to a variety of things including playground equipment and rain day recess supplies and equipment.  Box Tops can be found on a variety of products from breakfast cereal, to cleaning supplies like garbage bags, and even office supplies like your printer paper!  You can find a full list of participating products here: www.boxtops4education.com/participating-products

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Labels for Education can be found on a large variety of food products.  We get points for every valid label submitted and can use those points to purchase a variety of playground & classroom supplies based on our current needs. You can find a full list of participating products here: www.labelsforeducation.com/Earn-Points/Participating-Products
Don’t buy many products that have these?  Ask friends, family & neighbors (with your parents’ permission of course) if they can collect them for you too!

Just turn your Box Tops & Labels for Education into your teacher on a collection sheet, in a zip top bag or an envelope with your teachers name on it.  These are class competitions only, so it does not need student names, just the teachers. More printable collection sheets can be found on the www.btfe.com site or in the front office. We will announce the winner after winter break!

Questions?  Contact the drive coordinator Kymy Johnson.

*Because the Callahan’s 5th grade classes are combined, theirs will be collected together and they have to collect twice as many as a single class to win, and 800 to earn a popcorn party.

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Parent Curriculum Night TONIGHT 9/24

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Tonight, Thursday 9/24 is Parent Curriculum Night! SWES and it’s staff hosts this curriculum night for parents to receive an overview of their child’s educational experience as well as go over things such as class rules, daily schedules and volunteer opportunities.

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This night is designed for parents only (and babes in arms). There is a very limited childcare available for younger children that can’t sit through the presentations. You can contact the office for more information and to RESERVE a spot. 221-4600, but remember the office closes around 4pm most days. Please share with your elementary school friends! Below is and screen shot of the presentations schedule…parent night

 

1st Week of School Schedule

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Don’t forget, to make the transition a little easier for staff, students and families, the first 2 days of the 2015-2016 school year are early release days.  That is both Tuesday 9/8 and Wednesday 9/9.  Thursday and Friday will be full days.

Also kindergarten parents please check your mail.   Kindergartners have scheduled activities meet and greets the first week of school with their first official day of school being the following week on 9/14.

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Early Release Times
Langley Middle School:  11:20
SW Academy:                  11:30
SW High School:             11:30
SW Elementary:               12:30
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