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March 2019 Newsletter

Swartz Creek Community Schools: Learning, Leading, Growing

Swartz Creek Community Schools is a family committed to excellence, instilling the values of integrity and compassion, and encouraging every individual to embrace challenges through continuous learning.

Dear Morrish Families,

Welcome to March! Soon we will welcome spring and that means warmer days are ahead! Across the country, schools are celebrating March is Reading Month. Remember that reading is reading. If your child prefers comic books to novels, the benefits of reading are the same. Let your child’s interests guide book selections.

Research shows that one of the most important steps parents can take to support children’s early literacy skill development is to have a literacy-rich home environment. Read for pleasure, talk with your children about how much you love reading, have books available, make reading a fun and special activity at home, not just for them, but also for you.

Children typically learn to read by the third grade then read to learn after that. Research also shows that children who cannot read by the third grade often experience developmental and academic challenges throughout their K-12 education and beyond.


LEARNING TO READ DOESN'T START IN KINDERGARTEN

If you have toddlers or babies at home keep in mind that developing language and literacy skills begins at birth through every day loving interactions, such as sharing books, telling stories, singing songs and talking to one another. Early childhood educators make an impact too!


Please be sure to check out all of the literacy activities that are planned for March is Reading Month. A calendar of events was sent home with students and is also pictured below. You can access the calendar of events by clicking HERE and HERE.


Books can be life changing. It does not matter if you are five or a mid-career professional. Take a moment and think about a book that may have inspired you.

As Dr. Seuss says, “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”


Sincerely,

Mrs. Corbat, Principal

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2018-2019 Swartz Creek Community Schools Calendar

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MEDICATION POLICY

Medication will be administered to children only if the Authorization to Administer Medication Form is on file in the Morrish Office. Medication must be in the original prescription container with the child's name and name of the doctor on it. The medication will be stored in a locked container and administered as prescribed by the physician. Administration will be recorded on a medication log sheet by the staff.

Please do not send medication in with your student. You have to bring it in and fill out the appropriate forms.

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PARENTS AND FIELD TRIPS!!!!!!!!!

Any adult attending a field trip with our school must have a volunteer profile I-CHAT form on file with the district. This I -chat form is a signed consent to do a background check on individuals attending field trips to keep our children safe outside of our building.

We request that anyone who might be going mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles just fill one out at the beginning of the school year. A background check will only be ran if you indicate you are going on a field trip. At the end of each year these forms are shredded. It is easiest for everyone involved just to fill this out now. Thank you!

Safety First

There are hundreds of students coming to school in the morning and leaving at dismissal. This means that our school parking lot can be a very chaotic place. Student safety is always a concern for Morrish staff and keeping children safe in the parking lot requires the cooperation of everyone – from school staff, to parents, and the children themselves.


Here are a few safety tips that drivers should observe when dropping children off at school and picking them up:


  • Obey the speed limit and traffic rules
  • Obey the school’s drop-off and pick up rules
  • Be courteous to & patient with other drivers
  • Car lines are for drop-off and pick-up.
  • If parents need to get out and walk their children in, please park the car. This keeps the car line moving smoothly and efficiently.


Avoid, if you can, making immediate after school plans that might cause you to feel like rushing. There’s never a reason to drive over 5 miles per hour in the school parking lot. With a team effort, students can come and go without worry and that makes it easier for them to focus on what they come to school for: learning.


PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO LEARN ABOUT OUR ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL POLICIES.

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