Southwestern Elementary School

October Newsletter

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Important Dates

September 23-October 7: Fall Fundraiser (orders and payment are due on Oct. 7)

October 4-October 13: Book Fair!

October 4- Picture Retake Day

October 7- Full Day Preschool to Kelsey Farms

October 11- Kindergarten to Apple Works

October 12- Fourth Grade to the Indianapolis Zoo

October 13- Fall Harvest Day!

October 13-October 14: Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 14-October 21: Fall Break

October 24-October 28- Red Ribbon Week

October 27-SWE Costume Skate Party

October 28- Classroom Fall Parties

October 28- Trunk or Treat and Bone Chili Dinner

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Due to a scheduling conflict, Grandparents Night at the Book Fair has been canceled.

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October 13th (4:30pm-8:00pm) and Oct. 14th (8:00am-12:00pm)

Click below to sign up for conference times.

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SWE Is Opening Back Up For Lunch Guests!

SWE is excited to once again invite parents into the building for lunch! Due to our building being closed during lunch for 2.5 years, we are expecting a large number of lunch guests. To ensure we are able to accommodate all guests, we have set some guidelines.

1. SWE will be open for lunch guests on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. We will begin

welcoming guests on November 1st.

2. All lunch guests must have an approved background check on file with the office.

Background checks take up to 2 weeks to complete, so plan accordingly.

3. Please make a reservation using the link below. We have a limited number of seats

available, and we want to ensure we are able to accommodate all guests.

4. Our cafeteria is not able to accept cash while lunch is being served. In order for guests to purchase a school lunch, the student's account must have the funds to cover the adult lunch

by 3:00pm the day prior to the guest coming in for lunch.

Lunch Times:

Preschool 10:30-11:00

Kindergarten 10:45-11:15

First/Second Grades 11:00-11:30

Third/Fourth Grades 11:15-11:45

Fifth/Sixth Grades 11:30-12:00

School Breakfast/Lunch Information

Breakfast-free for all students

Lunch- $2.80

Application for Free/Reduced Lunch and Textbook Rental Assistance

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The Book Fair is coming to Southwestern Elementary!

October 4th-October 13th!

Click the link below if you are interested in volunteering to work at the Book Fair! Volunteers do need completed background checks on file.

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Mark your calendars for a night of fun at SWE!

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Preschool Interest Form

Plans are already underway for preschool for the 2023-2024 school year! If you have an incoming preschool student, please fill out the following survey. This information will help us structure next year's preschool program.

Red Ribbon Spirit Week at SWE!

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SWE Costume Skate Party- Oct. 27th!

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Book Rental Fees

Kindergarten- $99.00

First Grade- $116.90

Second Grade- $102.40

Third Grade-$119.57

Fourth Grade-$127.46

Fifth Grade-$115.32

Sixth Grade-$91.54

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We need your help!

Learning how to tie shoes can be a challenge, and takes a lot of practice! This is a great time to both teach and practice this skill with your child at home!
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Teaching Assistants and Substitutes Needed!

Do you want to work the same schedule as your children? Do you enjoy working with kids?

We have openings for teaching assistants and substitute teachers. Apply online at

Southwestern Elementary School

3406 W 600 S

Shelbyville, IN 46176