E-blasts from the Principal

Week of December 11th

WINTER IS HERE!

  • Be sure your child is dressed for the cold, snowy weather that arrived this weekend. Warm coats, snow pants, boots, mittens and hats are necessary for recess. Unless the wind chill is too cold, we do go outside for recess all winter long. If their is snow and students aren’t wearing boots or snow pants, they must stay on the blacktop. If you need assistance getting any winter gear for your child, contact me at school, and we’re happy to assist.

ADOPT-A-FAMILY GIFTS DUE

  • All unwrapped gifts are due to the office by tomorrow, Monday, 12/11. Thank you to all individuals who were able to contribute to this long-standing Schweitzer tradition--it makes the holidays brighter for some of our families.

FOOD DRIVE

  • Our Holiday Food Drive runs through this Friday. The class that donates the most non-perishables will win a holiday pizza party. Mrs. Griffin’s class is in the lead, followed by Mrs. Bylo and Mrs. VanHulle’s classes.

SANTA’S SECRET WORKSHOP

  • Our SWBA Santa’s Secret Workshop will be open all this week! Students will be able to shop for gifts for families at school. See the SWBA note for your teacher’s shopping shopping date.

FAMILY HOLIDAY NIGHT

  • Our 3rd Annual SWBA Family Holiday Night is this upcoming Friday, 12/15 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Wear your holiday sparkle and per the request of many students, we will have a dance with a dj and students can take their picture with Santa! Concessions will be available, too. This event is for Schweitzer families only.

COMING UP

  • Our 1st trimester Leadership Ceremony is Monday, 12/18. We recognize every student at least once throughout the school year. If your child is receiving an award, you will receive an invitation from their teacher with their assembly time.

  • If you can help out wrapping gifts for the Adopt-A-Family program, join us at 4:00 on Monday, 12/18.

  • Our 1st and 2nd grade classes have their holiday music programs on Tuesday, 12/19. 1st grade will perform at 6:00 pm and 2nd grade will perform at 7:00 pm

  • Winter Break is Monday, 12/25 through Friday, 1/5--we return to school on Monday, 1/8/2018.

SCHWEITZER PROCESS REMINDERS

  • We love visitors but be sure to check in at office. We ask this to keep our school safe.

  • Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays.

  • Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal.

 

Thank you,   

Kristen Brickey, Principal

Week of December 4th

REPORT CARDS & PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCE WEEK

  • Report cards will be sent home with all students on Monday, 12/4 and this week is Parent Teacher Conference Week.
  • Students will have a half-days of school on Tuesday, 12/5 and Thursday, 12/7 with dismissal at 11:40 am.
  • Conferences are Tuesday after dismissal until 6:30 pm and Thursday after dismissal until 8:00 pm.
  • All lost & found items will be out by the main entrance--be sure to check for any lost items!

GIVING TREE

  • A long tradition at Schweitzer is our SWBA-sponsored Adopt-a-Family. The Giving Tree is up by the office and still has many gift tags available. Please stop by and grab a gift tag--your donation will go directly to a Schweitzer student. All gifts are due to the office by Monday, 12/11.

FOOD DRIVE

  • Our Holiday Food Drive starts tomorrow, December 4th and will run for the next two weeks. The class that donates the most non-perishables will win a holiday pizza party. I’ll update everyone next Sunday with class standings.

KINDERGARTEN HOLIDAY PROGRAM

  • Our Kindergarteners have their Holiday Program this Friday, 12/8 at Stockmeyer Auditorium at Wayne Memorial High School at 6:30 pm. Kindergarten families can look for information from Mrs. Bylo, Mrs. McKolay and Mrs. VanHulle--they’ve been working hard for weeks!

COMING UP…SANTA’S SECRET WORKSHOP & FAMILY HOLIDAY NIGHT

  • Our SWBA Santa’s Secret Workshop will be the week of 12/11! Student will be able to shop for gifts for families at school.
  • Our 3rd Annual SWBA Family Holiday Night will be on Friday, 12/15 from 5:30-7:00 pm. Even Santa will be coming!
  • Winter Break is Monday, 12/25 through Friday, 1/5--we return to school on Monday, 1/8/2018.

SCHWEITZER PROCESS REMINDERS

  • We love visitors but be sure to check in at office. We ask this to keep our school safe.
  • Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays.
  • Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal.


Happy December!   

Kristen Brickey, Principal

 

Week of November 20th

THANKSGIVING WEEK
 

  • We will have a short week of school this week.
  • We will have a half-day of School on Wednesday, 11/22 with dismissal at 11:40 am.
  • No school for students on Thursday, 11/23 and Friday, 11/24.

GIVING TREE
 

  • A long tradition at Schweitzer is our SWBA-sponsored Adopt-a-Family. The Giving Tree will be up early this week by the office. Please stop by and grab a gift tag--your donation will go directly to a Schweitzer student.

SCHWEITZER PROCESS REMINDER
 

  • Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays.
  • Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kristen Brickey, Principal

 

Week of November 6th

REMINDER: TIME CHANGE & NO SCHOOL for STUDENTS

If you haven’t already, be sure to turn your clocks back one hour, as of last night. There is no school for students on Tuesday, November 7th.

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to Mrs. VanHulle’s kindergarten class! They were our Box Top winners and received the school trophy with a special surprise last week! Also, congratulations, to Ms. Mishowski’s 1st grade class for collecting the most pieces of candy for Trunk or Treat!

Thank you to all of our families who support our school in many different ways!

SWBA COFFEE WITH MRS. BRICKEY

Come have coffee with me on Friday morning from 8:30-9:30 am in our Media Center. I’d love to talk with everyone about what’s going well at Schweitzer and any ideas for improvement.

UPCOMING

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Schwetizer for the week of 11/13! Look for a note regarding your child’s preview and shopping days sent home this week.

  • We will have a half-day of School on Wednesday, 11/22 with dismissal at 11:40 am.
  • No school for students on Thursday, 11/23 and Friday, 11/24 due to Thanksgiving.

SCHWEITZER PROCESS REMINDERS

Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays.

Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal.

Thank you!
Kristen Brickey, Principal

 

Week of October 30th

TRUNK OR TREAT NIGHT
 

  • Thank you to everyone who participated in our Trunk or Treat night! It was a great night and we received a ton of candy donations that helped to make this event a success! If you took any pictures at Trunk or Treat or if you do on Tuesday at school, please feel free to share them with our SWBA group for our yearbook. Email pictures to schweitzeryearbookphoto@gmail.com

SILLY MIXED MATCHED WEEK
 

  • This week our school be focusing on Habit 6: Synergize. We’ll continue to raise funds for our Leadership Day. Wear silly mixed matched clothes any day these week for .25 cents!

HALLOWEEN!
 

  • This Tuesday, October 31st is a half-day at school with dismissal at 11:40 am.
  • All classes will have individual Halloween celebrations.
  • We will celebrate Halloween with an-all school parade at 10:40 am. Families are invited to attend and watch our parade.
  • All students may wear their costumes to school but w no masks, fake weapons or overly scary or gory costumes. If your child’s costume does have a mask, they can wear it for the parade though.

PICTURE RETAKE DAY
 

  • This upcoming, Wednesday, November 1st is Picture Retake Day.

NO SCHOOL
 

  • Mark your calendar-there is no school for students on Tuesday, November 7th.

 

SCHWEITZER PROCESS REMINDERS
 

  • Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays.
  • Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal.

Thank you!

Kristen Brickey, Principal

 

Week of October 16th

PARKING LOT REMINDERS

We are still looking for a few volunteers to assist with our parking lot arrival and dismissal. A huge thank you to Mr. London for helping out with bussing last week! If you would like to volunteer with arrival or dismissal, please contact me at brickeyk@wwcsd.net

AM ARRIVALS

All students line up outside their grade-level doors and this is where good-bye’s should take place. If you do need to enter the building, all parent visitors must sign in at the office. It has come to my attention that not all visitors are signing in at the office. We ask everyone to do this for the safety of our building.

LUNCH APPLICATIONS

The deadline to apply for free or reduced lunch expire as of last week. Beginning tomorrow, October 16th, an alternative lunch is provided for students who have not been approved for free or reduced lunch status. If you received a note home on last Friday, please be sure to apply online at lunchapp.com or return the paper application tomorrow. I want to make sure all of our students get a full, healthy lunch.

TRUNK OR TREAT NIGHT

Our 2nd Annual SWBA Trunk or Treat Night will be on Thursday, October 26th from 6:00-7:30 pm. This event is for Schweitzer Families only.

TRUNK OR TREAT CANDY CONTEST

Our Halloween Trunk or Treat Candy contest is underway through October 23rd. We are in need of individually packaged bags of candy or other halloween treats. The classroom that collects the most bags of candy will earn a classroom party of their choice. Ms. Mishowski and Ms. Burke’s class are currently in the lead!

HALLOWEEN

Tuesday, October 31st is a half-day at school with dismissal at 11:40 am.

All classes will have individual Halloween celebrations.

We will celebrate Halloween with an-all school parade at 10:40. Families are invited to attend and watch our parade.

All students may wear their costumes to school but w no masks, fake weapons or overly scary or gory costumes.

SCHWEITZER PROCESS REMINDERS

Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays.

Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal.

Thank you!
Kristen Brickey, Principal

 

Week of October 10

PARKING LOT REMINDERS

We do have various staff members assigned to each grade level door, the bus drop-off area and our front parking lot. I’m very thankful that these staff members are volunteering their before school planning time to assist with the safety of our school! On occasion, our staff volunteers are absent or have meetings and we’d love any assistance. If you would like to volunteer to assist with arrival or dismissal, please contact me at brickeyk@wwcsd.net

PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN IN

TRUNK OR TREAT NIGHT

Our 2nd Annual SWBA Trunk or Treat Night will be on Thursday, October 27th from 6:00-7:30 pm. Look for a note coming home this week that explains the details of this event. This event is for Schweitzer Families only.

TRUNK OR TREAT CANDY CONTEST

Look for a note to come home from our SWBA group early this week explaining our Halloween Trunk or Treat Candy contest. We are in need of individually packaged bags of candy and the classroom that collects the most bags of candy will earn a classroom party of their choice.

HALLOWEEN

Tuesday, October 31st is a half-day at school with dismissal at 11:40 am.

All classes will have individual Halloween celebrations.

We will celebrate Halloween with an-all school parade at 10:40. Families are invited to attend and watch our parade.

All students may wear their costumes to school but w no masks, fake weapons or overly scary or gory costumes.

SCHWEITZER PROCESS REMINDERS

Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays.

Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal.

Thank you!
Kristen Brickey, Principal

 

Week of October 2nd

KING PANCAKE DAY

Tomorrow, Monday, October 2nd is King Pancake Day at Schweitzer. It is the only lunch choice.

FALL FUNDRAISER

Our annual fall Cherrydale Fundraiser is coming to a close!  All orders are due Tuesday, October 3rd.

COUNT DAY

Wednesday, October 4th is Official Count Day! Please make sure your student is in attendance on Wednesday as it determines our yearly funding from the state.

SWBA MEETING

Our October SWBA parent meeting is Tuesday, October 10th at 4:00 pm.

BIRTHDAY TREATS & PETS/REMINDERS

Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays.

Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal.

Thank you!
Kristen Brickey, Principal

 

Week of September 25th

FALl FUNDRAISER

Our annual fall Cherrydale Fundraiser is underway! There are a ton of fun prizes for students who participate in raising funds for our school. If you sell ONE item, you will be invited to a SNO-CONE party!!! All orders are due next Tuesday.

PICTURE DAY

Picture Day is tomorrow, Monday, September 25th! You can purchase photos either online or by sending in a check using the Lifetouch order form which was sent home last week. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need an additional form.

HOT WEATHER

Looks like we have more hot weather as we start our school week. Be sure to dress your child in cool clothing and to bring a cold water bottle to school. We'll have popsicles for every class, too.

UPDATE STUDENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Most families have updated all student information online--thank you! If you haven’t done this, you can do this by going to www.wwcsd.net and going to the Registration Portal area in the middle of the screen, and find the Update Registration Information area and click to begin updating.

BIRTHDAY TREATS & PETS/REMINDERS

Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays. Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal. Thank you! Kristen Brickey, Principal

Week of September 18th

FUNDRAISER KICK-OFF

Our SWBA group will be kicking-off our annual fall Cherrydale Fundraiser on Tuesday. 9/19. Look for your child to bring home fundraiser information packets. There are a ton of fun prizes for students who participate in raising funds for our school. If you sell ONE item, you will be invited to a SNO-CONE party. Thank you to all families who assist in fundraising--our SWBA group only does 2 fundraiser--Cherrydale in the Fall and our Stinger Sprint in the Spring and all funds raised help our school with many family nights, assemblies and much-needed supplies for our school.

MOBILE DENTIST

The mobile dentist will be visiting our school this fall. If you’d like your child to see the dentist at school, please turn in the application form by Friday, 9/23.

PICTURE DAY

Picture Day is Monday, September 25th!  You can purchase photos either online or by sending in a check using the Lifetouch order form which was sent home last week. Please contact your child’s teacher if you need an additional form.

UPDATE STUDENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Most families have updated all student information online--thank you! If you haven’t done this, you can do this by going to www.wwcsd.net and going to the Registration Portal area in the middle of the screen, and find the Update Registration Information area and click to begin updating.

BIRTHDAY TREATS, MEDICATION AT SCHOOL & PETS/REMINDERS

Due to food allergies and other medical conditions, we have a school-wide policy of not sending in any treats for student birthdays.

If you child needs to take medication, including inhalers, at school, we must have a current Medication Authorization on file in the office. These must be updated yearly.

Please do not bring pets, especially dogs, on school property at arrival or dismissal.

 

Thank you!
Kristen Brickey, Principal