Swanson Weekly Update

February 17, 2023

NO SCHOOL -- Monday, February 20 , 2023 -- Presidents' Day

Valentine's Day Celebrations

Valentine's Day was back and full of hearts, candy and cards! Thank you to Lisa Bruckner for coordinating our classroom celebrations and to our parent volunteers for planning and facilitating activities in the classrooms. It was a great afternoon for all!

Swanson Bingo Night

Mark your calendars for Swanson's Bingo Night at Westside Middle School. Come to the event to play bingo and enjoy a Runza sandwich. If you would like further information or attend the event, please see below for information.
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Student In-District Transfer Requests for the 2023-24 School Year

Are you a District resident and would like your K-6 grade child(ren) to attend an elementary school in Westside other than the area where you live? The deadline to submit an In-District Transfer request for the upcoming school year is 4:00 pm on March 15th.

An In-District Transfer request form must also be completed for any child starting kindergarten next year who has a sibling attending an elementary school outside of their home attendance area.. The deadline to submit this request is also 4:00 pm on March 15th.

In district transfer forms can be completed using this link: https://forms.gle/EHgruZWb9MH1UBtH8

Questions about In-District Transfers, please contact Student Services at 402-390-2107.

Kindergarten Enrollment for Non-District Residents

If you live outside of the Westside district and have a child eligible for kindergarten in 2023-24 who has a sibling attending our schools through the Option Enrollment program, you must submit an option application for your kindergartener. The deadline to apply for Option Enrollment is 4:00 pm on March 15th.

In addition to kindergarten, you can apply for any other grade level by the same deadline, 4:00 pm on March 15th.

Option Enrollment forms can be completed using this link:


Early Admission for Kindergarten

Children of District residents who wish to be tested for early entrance to kindergarten must turn 5 years old between August 1 and October 15, 2023.

For further information regarding early entrance testing, please contact Early Admissions at


WE-SIDE Inclusion Week: February 27-March 3

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Savor the memory of our Westside Football Championship Season!

Show your pride in t-shirt or sweatshirt style. Shirts are available for shipping and are being sold in The Colosseum!

CLICK HERE to order online!

First Friday Spirit Day!

Each first Friday of the month is Swanson Spirit Day. On this day we all wear our Swanson logo wear or school colors, blue and white, to show our spirit. We begin our day by saying the Swanson Pledge together. It’s a fun day filled with terrific Swanson spirit! Our next First Friday Spirit Day is Friday, March 3rd.

22/23 Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Check out Westside Community Schools Online Breakfast and Lunch Menu! https://schools.mealviewer.com/school/SwansonElementarySchool


Email is a great way to communicate with your child’s teacher. The Westside format is as follows:


Sample: harr.jennifer@westside66.net


Swanson Web Page

Visit our web page for current information on school happenings and activities during the year. Go to www.westside66.org and click on schools and then the Swanson link.

Calendar Reminders

February 20 NO SCHOOL/Presidents' Day

March 3 Pizza/Bingo Night @ WMS, 6pm

March 6 Community Club Mtg., 6:30pm

March 16 Parent-Teacher Conferences, 8am-4pm

March 16-17 NO SCHOOL for Students

March 16-17 Scholastic Book Fair

Welcome to Swanson! Home of the Superstars!


The Mission of Swanson School, as a dynamic community alliance and model of innovative education, is to support and empower all learners to achieve academic excellence.

School Improvement

Swanson's school improvement goal is all students will increase reading comprehension.

Swanson's Expectations

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible