*This fundraising event is for, and is by SWES, but SWEPTA wants to help spread the word.*
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.
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
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.
*This fundraising event is for, and is by SWES, but SWEPTA wants to help spread the word. This is a copy of an all school email from the principal.*
The SWES ASB kettle corn fundraiser has been extended until December 11th.
We will be sending home order forms along with this letter in our THT folders on November 10th. We will sell popcorn through the Thanksgiving break and will need order forms back by Friday, December
4th 11th. We should have the orders back by the end of the next week.
This Kettle Corn is well worth the small price of $5 per bag. I saw the same product of much lower quality at a fair for $9 a bag. I purchase bags (usually 3 or 4) of the regular flavored Kettle popcorn every time we go across Snoqualmie Pass to the Yakima area. In addition to his regular flavor he also makes caramel flavored.
We appreciate your support to increase our ASB funds. As a staff we will be looking into other fundraiser ideas such as selling items that we grow on our school farm. If you are interested in helping us with ideas for other fundraisers please contact me.
Family Movie Night: A Fun Night For the Whole Family!
Bring your pillows, blankets, or chairs, along with your favorite movie munchies to share.
We will provide free popcorn but your welcome to bring potluck style snacks as well. Don’t forget to collect your SWEPTA bracelet charm, it goes on the bracelet you got from Jog-A-Thon this week.
Location: SOUTH WHIDBEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM
Time: 6:30 PM Friday Oct. 30th
Wow that snuck up on us fast. Last week in your students Take Home Tuesday folder you should have found a information packet and pledge sheet. If you have misplaced your pledge sheet, the office has blank ones available.
SWEPTA NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
Volunteer positions still need to be filled, message coordinator Michelle if you are available for a shift on Tuesday anytime 10/27 between 10:30am – 1:30pm.
STUDENTS: Don’t forget to take advantage of the weekend and collect some sponsors/pledges! Every $5 collected earns an raffle entry, so $20 in pledge money turned in will equal 4 raffle entries! Sponsors can pledge per lap or flat donations and it can be all from one person OR small donations from many people.
Sponsor a Student
Jog-A-Thon has been SWEPTA’s largest fundraiser for the past 20 years, and we want to make this year our best ever. SWE Parent Teacher Association’s mission for Jog-A-Thon is to raise money for your school while giving students a chance to participate in a fun and healthy fundraiser.
10/13 – 10/27 Have everyone sponsor you (your student)
10/27 Be ready to run, wear your class color (listed below)
10/28 – 11/4 Go collect pledge money and turn it in to be entered into our grand prize raffle.
Burgess – Red
Haugen – Yellow
LeWarne – Blue
Spear – Purple
Anthony – Green
DaviesVogel – Orange
Matthews – White
Hofius – Red
Mack – Yellow
Twomey – Blue
Cain – Purple
Ploof – Green
Sage – Orange
Stanley – Red
Kizer – Yellow
Raley – Blue
Zisette – Green
Callahan – Orange
Lavassar – Purple
Muncey – White
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!
Are you interested in volunteering for our Art Docent Program and helping teach art in the classroom? Join us to welcome to another year of bringing art experiences to kids! No experience is needed, just a love of art.
Our Art Docent orientation is tonight at art room at SWES at 6:30. The art room is located right across from Mrs. LeWarne & Mrs. Haugen’s kindergarten classrooms. The front door will be open so come right on down to art room. Please come, even if it not for entire time, or you still aren’t sure if this is the volunteer opportunity for you yet. We are looking forward to getting the year off to a great start with art!
See you there, and bring any interested friends and community members.
If you have questions, or what to volunteer but can’t make it, please contact Betsy Gmerek.
Join Good Cheer Food Bank & Thrift Stores this Sunday for a fun family day at the Fairgrounds. $10 and 2 cans for Good Cheer Food Bank gets you all you need to make a scarecrow. Lots of fun and a BBQ! Fun for all ages.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Supply lists if you haven’t finished up your back to school shopping yet…
SWES Grades K-5 2015-2016 Supply Lists
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
Here is the district wide school calendar with half days and no school days marked.
2015-2016 District Calendar
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.