SWE STAR GAZER

Every Student...Every Day

**September 27 Edition**

Dear Star Family,


Happy Fall! I can't believe that we are completing our first 9 weeks of school!


As a Positive Behavior Interventions & Support (PBIS) campus, we continually celebrate our Stars who make an effort to "chose right and shine bright". We will be celebrating our Star Students of the Month, two students from each classroom that continually exemplify our campus expectations, for the month of August & September this week. This week as well our StarBucks Cart will be visiting grade level halls to allow students to purchase either items or coupons for experiences with the Starbucks points they have accumulated in all settings for showcasing campus expectations. Staff can also nominate any student any day for a "Good Call of the Day" celebration where the students experience a positive office referral!


As a reminder, to make the most of every day, our instructional day begins at 7:55 am with the tardy bell ringing at 8:00 am. Our doors open at 7:30, so students can chose to eat breakfast or head directly to class for Soft Start activities. Soft Starts allow students choice of an activity to help them ease into their day. It is so important to be on time to allow students to settle, organize and be ready to engage in the day's instructional experiences.


Since school started, we have had multiple opportunities for our families to support SWE. We provide choices and never expect participation, but we ALWAYS appreciate the support! From our Charleston Wrap fundraiser, SWE's profit was over $8000! WOW...so amazed!! We are excited to place an order to purchase additional technology devices, additional playground equipment and some flexible seating options for the classroom. From the McDonald's Spirit Night, SWE PTO profitted over $900. Awesome!! PTO will be able to fund additional staff grants that directly impact the instructional opportunities our Stars receive. We thank each one of you for supporting SWE in your own way.


October will be a busy month, and we look forward to collaborating with our Star Community to provide the most meaningful experiences for our students.


Sincerely,

Shannon Lalmansingh

SWE Principal

Dates to Remember

Sept. 30 - Celebrating Star Students of the Month

Oct. 1 - End of 9 weeks

Oct. 1 - PTO Pay to Play: Peace, Love & Stars - Decade Day - $1. Beads on sale for additional $1


Oct. 4 - 8 -Fall Break - No School


Oct. 12 - PTO Meeting: Fall Fest Planning @ 6:30pm

Oct. 13 - Fall School Pictures (Info below)

Oct 14 - Oct. 21- SWE Book Fair - More info to come soon!

Oct. 15 - Report Cards available in HAC


Oct. 18 - PTO TX Roadhouse Roll Fundraiser Opens


Oct. 25 - Oct 29 -Red Ribbon Week: More info will be shared soon

Oct. 29 - Celebrate Star Students of the Month

Oct 29 - Save the Date....PTO Fall Fest ...Trunk or Treat: 5 - 8pm


Nov. 1 - Parent- Teacher Zoom Conferences Day: NO School for elementary students. Teachers will send home a sign-up soon.


Nov. 22 - Nov. 26 - Thanksgiving Break

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Arrival & Instruction Times

Supervision begins at 7:30 am

Breakfast begins at 7:30 am in the cafeteria

Soft Starts begin at 7:30 am in the classroom

Instruction begins at 8:00 am


Parents, please walk your student into school if they are arriving after the tardy bell has rung.

Fall School Pictures

Wednesday, October 13


Order online: www.scott-tate.com

Keyword Code: FSW21


Available packages listed below.

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Reminders

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Remember Those Water Bottles!

Please send a water bottle with your child EVERY day. We are using our bottle fillers to refill throughout the day. We want our students to stay safe and hydrated on these hot summer days. Labeling the bottle with your child's name helps it to be returned quickly.

PE Safety

For the safety of your child, please ensure that they wear tennis shoes and appropriate clothing on their PE day, so they can participate fully.

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NURSE Takac's NEWS

Nurse T has an informative website. Check it out here: https://www.humbleisd.net/Domain/1559


If your child tests positive for COVID, please self - report to Humble ISD at https://humbleisd.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eyxBxCu13vN7LJr


Once the form is submitted, an email with specific details and a return to school date will be sent to the parent.


Please also call the SWE absence hotline at 281-641-3019 or complete and online absence note: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeiyElFfc97wqmi4b3OJujIEtVvS-Cy5UdLh-rG-kOAEk3eBg/viewform

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COUNSELOR'S CORNER

Hello, my name is Shannon Kinniebrew, and I'm the school counselor at SWE. I'm excited to share that this year I'm meeting with each student on campus through individual meetings! This is a special time for students to tell me about themselves, their strengths, and their goals for the future. In our guidance lessons this year we'll continue growing in our Great 8 Social & Emotional Learning Skills, especially in the areas of optimistic thinking, self management, goal directed behavior, and relationship skills. If you believe your student could benefit from additional counseling services please visit my website at https://www.humbleisd.net/Page/9936 or email me directly at shannon.kinniebrew@humbleisd.net. I hope you have a wonderful week. It's going to be a great year here at SWE!

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Gifted and Talented Referral

See the flyer below for information from the district on the Gifted and Talented Program.

Any GT questions should be sent to Robin Dukes, SWE ELT(Extended Learning Teacher), at robin.dukes@humbleisd.net

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PTO INFORMATION

Volunteering at SWE

Just a reminder that in order to volunteer or chaperone at any Humble ISD school, parents MUST complete a background check per district policy.


This must be completed each school year


Here is the link. It is quick and easy do.

https://www.humbleisd.net/volunteer

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District Information

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Campus Information

Dismissal Reminders

Even though we plan dismissal procedures with a similar skeleton framework each year, several factors impact the implementation and final plan. This year we have substantially more students on campus and less staff to support (with no virtual classes on campus). We so appreciated your grace & patience as we adjusted to meet the needs of our campus this year. Safety is our first priority.


Some reminders moving forward to help ensure the safety of all our students and staff.


Please ensure that you completed a dismissal form for every child at SWE. Teachers did make calls to those families that were missing forms yesterday, so we knew first day dismissal plans. We still need everyone to complete this form for each child as soon as possible!


Dismissal Times:

3:10 - 4th & 5th Bikers released

3:12 - K - 3 Bikers released

3:15 - 3 - 5 Walkers released

3:17 - K - 2 Walkers released

3:19 - Daycare released

3:20 - Car Riders begin to be dismissed - Students are released from their dismissal classrooms when their car rider number is inputted into our system as parents arrive in the car rider line.


Walkers: Please ensure that your child knows which direction to walk. IF you are meeting your child as a walker, please practice safety. Staff can not let students run across roads to meet you in any spot other than the crosswalk.


Daycare: Please communicate with your daycare provider, if your student has a change of plans and will not be attending.



Car Riders: If your child is assigned as a car rider, it is necessary for you to REMAIN IN YOUR CAR in the car rider line. The Car Rider line will begin to move more quickly as students & parents learn routines. Car rider students will not be called out of their dismissal area for parents who walk up. If you would like to meet your child, students can be reassigned as a walker.


Please communicate ANY dismissal changes to your child's homeroom teacher before midday, if possible. If a change needs to occur later, please contact the main office at 281-641-3000.

Please Click Here To Complete The SWE Dismissal Form

Please complete one form for each child.Thanks!

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