Swanson Weekly Update

October 21, 2022

Halloween Parade: Friday, October 28

We will start our outside parade at approximately 2:30 in the afternoon. We will be starting in the front of the building, working our way around the building behind the gym, towards the playground, around the south playground set, and back towards the building. Please see the parade route map below for detailed directions.

Students will Trick or Treat throughout the parade route made possible by our Swanson Community Club and Halloween Parade Coordinators and Volunteers. Students will return to their classrooms after the parade to end their day with teachers and a Halloween treat. Parents and visitors are asked to stay outside for the parade, trick or treating, and when students return into the building after the parade.

Looking forward to a happy, healthy and safe Halloween!

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Please remember we ask that costumes be on the fun and friendly side, free of scary or frightening masks, or clothing with no blood, gore, or weapons. Students should be able to put on their costume independently or with minimal assistance from staff members. Please reserve make-up for evening activities. Students should bring their costumes at the beginning of the school day and will change into costumes prior to the parade. Thank you for honoring this request.

Westside Unified Basketball at Swanson

Join us at Swanson Elementary on Tuesday, October 25, 2022 from 5:30-6:30 pm for Westside Unified Basketball. This is a fun opportunity that partners peers with and without intellectual disabilities to learn about basketball and build friendships! Scan the QR Code below to register.
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Westside Unified Activity: November

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Picture Retake Day- November 4th

Did your smile look crooked? Did your eyes shut down? Did your hair stand up? Was the camera flash too bright? Did you forget your picture money? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may have your school pictures retaken on Friday, November 4th. Return your whole picture package to Miss Wendelin. If you were absent on picture day or didn't get your picture taken, please let Miss Wendelin know so your picture can be included in the yearbook!

Veterans Day!

Please join us in honoring our Swanson Community Veterans this Veterans Day with a reverse Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11th from 10:30-10:50 am! Please invite your family members, neighbors, and friends who are past and current service men and women of all branches of our Armed Services to join us on this special day. Our students and staff will be lining the Swanson parking lot and drive to welcome our honorees as they drive through our cue.

On this day all members of the Swanson Community of Learners will be wearing red, white, and blue. Please talk with your Superstar about the veterans who may be in your family or circle of friends to invite them to our special event!

In order to thank our service men and women, Swanson students would like to send personalized thank you notes to Veterans. Please help us by clicking on the link below to fill out a form providing the name and address of a Veteran by Tuesday, November 1st. We will then send a thank you note via U.S. Post to the identified current or former service member. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y7iOJLbrKHBnUIh6etEYf5fqf22sT6pt9rJv_Rg8JPM/edit.

Notes from the Swanson Community Club!

Halloween Parade

Oct 28 - Halloween Parade

If you signed up for the "Room Party", it is actually to help with the tables and candy for the parade. Parents from each grade will help decorate a table or hand out candy at the school Halloween parade at 2:30pm on Oct 28. Please contact Lisa Bruckner if you signed up but haven't been contacted by her yet or if you'd still like to sign up: thelbruckner@gmail.com. Thanks!

Parents Night Out!

Swanson Parents!

Are you ready to enjoy a night out while your superstar(s) have fun? We have the perfect fundraising event for you! Saturday, November 5th from 5pm-9pm bring your kids to our Parents Night Out - Nerf NIght!

This event includes:

- Glow in the dark NERF games!

- Pizza Party

-Game room

- Martial Arts

-And More!

Text/Call (402) 312-6015 to save your child's spot today! Only $20 per student and all proceeds go to Swanson's Community Club.

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Upcoming Dates:

October 28 Halloween Parade & Parties, 2:20 pm

November 3 4th/5th Grade Vocal Music Concert @WMS, 6:30p

November 4 Picture Retake Day

November 7 Community Club Mtg., 6:30 pm

November 10 2nd/3rd Grade Vocal Music Concert @ WMS, 6:30p

November 11 Veterans' Day Parade, 10:30 am

November 23-25 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break