Swanson Elementary School December 2022

Good Wishes For Winter Break!

The entire Swanson staff wishes you all a wonderful winter break filled with moments that create memories to warm your hearts. We’ll see you all in 2023!

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December 1st

7:00 PM

(6:00 PM Rehearsal)

6th Grade String Concert

Westside High School

December 5th

7:00 PM

(6:00 PM Rehearsal)

5th Grade String Concert

Westside High School

December 12th

7:00 PM

(6:00 PM Rehearsal)

5th & 6th Grade Band Concert

Westside Middle School

Swanson's Slice of Pie fundraiser

We are so excited for Swanson's Slice of the Pie fundraiser night on Thursday, December 8th from 4:00-9:00 PM at Godfather's Aksarben location. Please make sure to tell your families/friends/staff to mention they support Swanson Elementary when you place your order. Thank you for supporting Swanson's students and staff!
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Check out the Lost and Found before it disappears at the end of the year!!

Please make sure to mark all jackets, coats, hats, gloves, lunch pails, backpacks and other student items with their NAME in case they are left around the building or out at recess. This helps us get them back to the right owner.

The school has a Lost and Found that students are welcome to look through if something is missing. All items will disappear during winter break!

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! The First Friday Spirit Day is Friday, January 6th!

Winter Is Coming

Please download the Westside Community Schools Snow Day Card attached below, to ensure you have contact and closing information in case of a Snow Day or Cold Day this school year!

Recess and Falling Temperatures

Recess will be held outdoors, except when extended exposure to the elements is inadvisable or when the Principal determines it to be otherwise unsafe. Students will not have outdoor recess when either the air temperature or wind chill factor is 10 degrees fahrenheit or lower.

Reminders about Drop-off & Pick-up:

The Bus Lane is reserved for our buses and vans while dropping off and picking up students. Please do not park in this lane unless you are directed by a Swanson staff member. Additionally, parents are to remain inside vehicles during drop-off and pick-up. If you need to assist your child in getting in and out of the car, please park in the parking lot. Thank you for being safe and courteous during arrival and dismissal times!

Please pick up any over the counter medicines!

We have a lot of over-the-counter medicine in our cupboard with outdated permission forms. Parents please stop by and pick up any medication you may have brought to school before winter break! Thanks!

22-23 Swanson School Spelling Bee

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Central High Math Contest Results

Congratulations to the following WCS team that earned 2nd place overall in the Central High Math Contest on Nov. 10. In addition to the team award, Kelvin W. (8th grade at WMS) earned first place in the individual competition and Florence Y. (7th grader at WMS) earned 6th place. The WMS team also earned 1st place in the buzzer round!

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Digital Dozen Winners

The Excellence In Youth Team is proud to announce 4th graders, Karnitha K., Kavin P., and Davis L. from Swanson as the most recent recipients of the Digital Dozen award for the 22-23 school year! This award is presented to students who earn 12 of the digital badges on the EY Website (, which is available to students district-wide. It takes self-motivation, grit, and determination to earn these badges and Kavin, Karnitha, and Davis should be proud of this accomplishment!
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Remember to set up your child's lunch account through My School Bucks. This is an easy way to add money for a la carte items or extra portions, for your child's favorite lunch items. They will thank you for that. When setting up your child(ren) you will need their student ID, which you can obtain by calling the front office.


Check out Westside Community Schools Online Breakfast and Lunch Menu!

Swanson Web Page

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


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




Office - 402-390-6485

(Available 24 hours a day)

You are welcome to leave a message with your child’s name and reason for the absence

Calendar Reminders

December 1 6th Grade Strings Concert @WHS, 7 pm (6pm rehearsal)

December 5 5th Grade Strings Concert @WHS, 7 pm (6pm rehearsal)

December 8 Swanson Slice of Pie Night @ Godfather's Aksarben location, 4:00pm-8:00pm

December 12 5/6 Band Concert @ WMS, 7:00 pm (6pm rehearsal)

December 22-31 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 1-4 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 5 School Resumes

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.

Swanson's Expectations

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible