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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 process

We 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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PTA Meeting Thursday 12/1

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Join us for SWEPTA’s monthly board meeting right after school from 3:40-4:45pm this Thursday Dec. 1st in the art room. All members and potential members are invited to attend!
 
Children are welcome, and we will set out some light snacks. We hope to see you there!

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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SWEPTA Information Night, Tonight 10/7

SWEPTA Information Night

Please Join Us! TONIGHT, Wednesday, Oct.7th in the PTA/Art Room. Learn more about what the PTA does for SWE and how you can help!

6:00-6:30 Information night
6:30-8:00 SWEPTA Board Mtg,

Come for one or stay for both!

Info Night

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

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

School Starts in 1 Week!

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It’s hard to believe this amazing (and warm) summer is already coming to and end.  Most families are ready for fall and school to start back up!  Class lists will be posted sometime later this week on the front doors of the school.  The office is open from 9am-3pm today through Thursday 9/3 and then will be closed again until school starts on the 8th.

Kindergarten parents please check your mail for your placement letter along with directions for the first week.   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.

Don’t forget if your child attended school here last year their teacher for this year is listed on the upper right hand of their report card!  Here are a few helpful links.

SUPPLIES
Supply lists if you haven’t finished up your back to school shopping yet…
SWES Grades K-5 2015-2016 Supply Lists

BUSING
Bus routes for K-5, please contact the bus barn (number on list) if you have questions.
K-5 2015-2016 Bus Routes

Have older children as well?  Here is the secondary school’s schedule.
Middle & High School Bus Routes for 2015-2016

DISTRICT CALENDAR
Here is the district wide school calendar with half days and no school days marked.
2015-2016 District Calendar

COMMUNITY RESOURCES
While the back to school program has finished we are part of an amazing community.  If you are someone you know is experiencing hardships the Family Resource Center by Readiness to learn has amazing resources and would love to help you and your family out!  They can provide a variety of services to Homework Club for middle schoolers, school supplies, to just help filling out forms for free or reduced lunch.  
www.readinesstolearn.org

SWES Textile Drive

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The elementary school will be partnering with the 4H club K9 Korp to do a textile drive the last few weeks of school. As a partner, some of the funds will be given to the elementary school for supplies while the rest of the funds will be used for 4H education opportunities and other 4H related expenses.

We will have two large bins outside the front entrance for you to place your items into. This is the time to get rid of clothes, blankets, curtains, sheets, and shoes. that are too worn to be of any use, but you can’t just bring yourself to throw away. Unusable items will be recycled and any usable items will be given to a local thrift shop.

Thank you for supporting your school and local 4H. Any questions please email me at jcravy@sw.wednet.edu
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REMINDER: Golden Orca Nominations Due

Don’t forget to turn in those nomination forms for the Golden Orca Awards! Nominate a classroom or school volunteer who has a made a difference in the classroom or your childs life.  Forms can be found in your childs Take Home Tuesday Folder from this week.

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Photo Source: www.ktcs9.org

Tonight 5/14: Orca Showcase & SWEPTA BBQ

 

 Don’t forget to joins us TONIGHT for ORCAS Showcase

SWEPTA is sponsoring a BBQ starting at at 5:00 p.m. on the front lawn.  The BBQ will close promptly at 6:15 p.m. so that SWEPTA volunteers can clean up and get to their students classrooms.  We will also be asking current PTA members to vote on next years budget and board when they have a chance.

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There will be Costco hot dogs, chips, water, Capri Sun’s and Cookies available, everything is a $1 each, making it $1-$4 per person for dinner depending on what you get!!! Funds from the BBQ go to helping with SWEPTA’s programs. Last year we ran out of hot dogs so don’t wait ;).

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The ORCAS Showcase begins at 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Come join us for a night of special celebrations and presentations.

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