Swanson Weekly Update

October 14, 2022

***NO SCHOOL - October 13 - 17th***

Picture Retake Day - Friday, 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!

Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat in the Park

Swanson Elementary will continue with its tradition of Halloween Festivities on Friday, October 28th. We will start our outside parade at 2:30 in the afternoon starting in the front and working our way around the building to the gym door entrance. Students will Trick or Treat throughout the parade route made possible by our Swanson Community Club. Students and staff will return to their classrooms for a treat, finish out the day and be dismissed at 3:30 pm. Looking forward to a happy, healthy and safe Halloween!

Halloween Parade- Friday, October 28th!

halloween reminder-fun and friendly costumes, please!

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. Please reserve make-up for evening activities. Students should bring their costumes at the beginning of the school day. Thanks for honoring this request.

Veterans' Day Celebration

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.

Thank you for your assistance in keeping Swanson's long standing traditions of celebrating and thanking our veterans.

Unity Day

The month of October is Bullying Prevention Month. To celebrate this, Swanson Elementary will be participating in Unity Day on Wednesday, October 19th. Unity Day is a day when people come together in one giant message of support. The call to action is simple: wear and share the color ORANGE. The goal of the day is to bring together youth, parents, educators, and others across the nation to emphasize the message that bullying is not acceptable and that all students deserve to be safe in school, online, and in the community. Swanson staff will be participating by wearing orange to school on October 19th and we encourage all students to do the same! Students will be completing additional activities at school to continue the message of bullying prevention and being united for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Denton, our school psychologist.


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

Westside Unified Basketball

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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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.


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


Sample: harr.jennifer@westside66.net




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

October 13-17 NO SCHOOL for students

October 18- School Resumes

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

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