November 4, 2022
Update from Mr. Palmer
A full November update will come next week. Below are some highlights to focus on this coming week!
Fund Run was AWESOME! Thank to everyone for their support. You can still donate next week but we need to close our window so we can order all the shirts and sweatshirts. The goal is to have them in your hands for the holidays (supply chain willing)
Parent-teacher conferences are a high priority at Switzer. We celebrate our 99% attendance rate! Our conference dates are November 10 and November 17.
November 10: 1-2:30 in person @ Switzer
November 10: 2:30-4:00 Virtual. A link will be sent to you.
November 10: 5:00-8:00 In person @ Switzer
November 17: 5:00-8:00 Virtual. A link will be sent to you.
We still have some parents that need to sign up. Please use
https://utica.schoolsoft.com to schedule your conference.
Dates to remember:
Book Fair is running all week in the Media Center (and at conferences)
November 8: No School
November 9: PTO meeting 6:00pm
November 10: 1/2 Day 11:44 dismissal. PICTURE RETAKE DAY
November 11: Student Council "Anything but a backpack Day"
Have a great weekend!
FUND RUN 2022
School Identifier: 5d78f616553ed
BOOK FAIR INFO
Dear Parents and Families:
Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school.
Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from November 7-11 at Switzer Elementary in the Media Center. Please note that if we need to cancel the FunD Run on November 4th due to inclement weather, we will need to swap Book Fair Shopping with the FunD Run. Students will complete their shopping on the 4th and the FunD run will take place on the 11th.
This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account. Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute! Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds and give your kids more books to enjoy.
If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair. All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online orders will also benefit our school.
Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet, volunteering, and online shopping:
The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!
Switzer Elementary School
Lunch and breakfast are free for those apply and qualify
For the 2022-2023 school year, families will visit https://utica.familyportal.cloud to fill out the application for free or reduced-price meals, complete HIR forms and to deposit funds into their student’s lunch account (Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted). Please see the attached guide (Family Portal) for questions regarding this transition. Parents can also click the “tutorial” button on the main page of the family portal website for video setup instructions.
Monday Moments and Wellness resources
The UCS Wellness team is happy to announce the seventh episode of their podcast series. The team worked with community members to create a podcast regarding different areas of physical, mental, and social health for UCS staff, students, and families. These podcasts are available on the UCS Wellness page. UCS Wellness - Utica Community Schools (uticak12.org)
The seventh podcast in the series is titled “Our Youth and Vaping.” Below is a list of the podcasts available on the Wellness page:
- Mental Health with guest, Nancy Buyle
- Grief and the Grieving Process for Children
- Family Communication
- CARE of Southeastern Michigan
- Discussing Dating Violence with Turning Point
- Tackling Tough Topics with the Macomb County Sheriff’s Office
- Our Youth and Vaping