SWE STAR GAZER

Every Student...Every Day

**August 23 Edition**

Dates to Remember

Aug 24. - First PTO Meeting - 6pm - SWE cafeteria

Sept 1 - SWE Charleston Wrap Fundraiser Opens

Sept 6 - Labor Day Holiday - No School

Sept 14 - PTO Meeting

Sept 20 - Elementary (ONLY) PD Day - No school for elementary

Oct. 1 - End of 9 weeks

Oct. 4 - 8 -Fall Break - No School

Follow Summerwood Elementary on Social Media!

Facebook -- @HumbleISD.SWE

Instagram - @HumbleISD_SWE

Twitter - @HumbleISD_SWE ----- #SWExcellence

Annual Update - Please Click Here to Complete

Annual Update must be completed for ALL returning Humble ISD students.

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NURSE NEWS

If You Child Tests Positive for COVID...

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!


Click below to hear a personalized counseling message from our Superintendent, Dr. Elizabeth Fagen

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Breakfast & Lunch

Humble ISD will provide free breakfast and lunch to all students.
Students on campus will receive breakfast and lunch at no charge. Students can purchase seconds and a la carte snacks for an additional fee at the register. .


While no application or eligibility determination is required for your student to receive free meals this school year, it is still critical for families to apply for free and reduced meals. This important data allows Humble ISD families to receive benefits such as discounted internet costs, reduced fees for SAT/ACT testing, help with college application fees, potential eligibility if P-EBT benefits are offered in the future, as well as maximizing important state and federal funding for individual schools. Applications are provided online at www.schoolcafe.com.

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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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Humble ISD/SWE Volunteer Opportunities

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Student Opportunities at SWE

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Music Applications Due on Tues, 8/24!!

5th Grade Student Council Elections

For those interested i...


5th grade teachers will hand out applications the first week of school.

The applications will be due August 20th.

Elections will be the following week August, 27th. The students will be allowed to make posters the week of elections and will need to give a speech to their class.


Any questions, email jennifer.brown@humbleisd.net or courtney.land@humbleisd.net

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Please Click Here To Complete The SWE Dismissal Form

Please complete one form for each child.Thanks!

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.

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PTO INFORMATION

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First PTO Meeting

Aug 24 @ 6:30 at SWE in the cafeteria!

Help Staff Clear Their Lists!

Good Morning!

Now that we have the first week of school under our belt, let’s support our Summerwood Elementary teachers and staff and #clearthelist of items they need for their classrooms.


TEACHER FAVORITES LISTS - We have complied all of the staff's favorites and Amazon Wish List links in one spot for easy access throughout the year.

https://summerwoodpto.membershiptoolkit.com/teacherfavorites


PARENTS- If you wish to help a teacher or staff member, simply click on their Amazon Wish List link, select the item(s) you would like to purchase, and select the teacher's delivery address when you checkout. Item(s) are shipped directly to the school, or you can choose to ship the item(s) to your house and send them with your kiddo.

THANK YOU in advance to everyone for supporting #SWE and our amazing teachers and staff!!

SWE PTO

Awesome SWE Apparel!

New SWE apparel is now LIVE on the SWE PTO website! Please notice that all apparel is again PRE ORDER only this year. PTO will take orders until Friday, September 3rd.


All apparel can be ordered in the Spirit Shop.

https://summerwoodpto.membershiptoolkit.com/packet/5679

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District Information

Humble ISD Virtual Learning Option Waitlist

Humble ISD will allow parents to be on a waitlist for openings in virtual learning classes.
Approximately 2,000 students have chosen virtual learning. Classes were formed based upon parent requests submitted at the end of the 2020-2021 school year and this summer. Parents may place their child on the waitlist by completing the Learning Location Form. In order to provide the best school experiences for all students, the district must monitor class sizes as enrollment numbers fluctuate. At the beginning of the school year, notifications to parents of students on the elementary waitlist will go out no later than the week of August 23. Notifications to the parents of middle and high school students on the secondary waitlist will go out no later than the week of August 30. Students with medical conditions may qualify for homebound instruction. Families with extenuating circumstances prohibiting on campus instruction should contact their child’s principal.

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Community Information

Boy Scout Opportunity

Is your child interested in having fun while working with other kids on real-life skills and gaining leadership experience? Join Cub Scouts Pack 922! Our activities include camping, hiking, rocket launch, Pinewood Derby car race, and much more! We are open to all boys--Kinder through 5th grade. Time commitment is about 2 hours a month. Our pack welcome meeting and orientation will be on Wed Sept 15 at 6:30pm. Please email SummerwoodPack922@gmail.com for more details. You can also get general info on scouting by going to www.shac.org/join
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AFTER-SCHOOL CARE BY THE YMCA

Lake Houston Family YMCA is now registering for the 2021-2022 school year for YMCA After Care and Y Learning Center. More Information