Swanson Elementary School - April 2022

Swanson & Westside Staff Appreciation Week - April 4th - April 8th

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No School - April 11 - 15 - Spring Break

Pizza-Bingo Night

Thank you to Mrs. Angie Johnson and her Pizza-Bingo committee for putting on a spectacular evening for families last Friday! Pizza, prizes and fun were had by all that attended. We appreciate our Swanson Community Club for helping to make this event possible and all who donated prizes, pop and time!

Too Sick for School

When is too sick for school?

  • Has a temperature of 100.4 or higher

  • Is vomiting

  • Has diarrhea

  • Eye is pink and crusty

May return when….

  • Fever free without the use of fever reducing

medication (Tylenol/acetaminophen, Motrin/ibuprofen)

for 24 hours

  • Not vomiting for 24 hours

  • Haven’t had diarrhea for 24 hours

  • Eyes are no longer pink or crusty

or have had 2 doses of antibiotics

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Please have your child check around the house for any school property that may have been borrowed during the school year and return it to school. Items to be searching for include library books, text books, calculators, templates, etc.


If your child will not be coming back to Swanson next fall because you are moving or transferring to another school, please let our office know as soon as possible. This is information is important to us as we prepare for fall classes.


Remember to pick up any medications you have in the health office before the end of school. All medications left will be disposed of on the last day of school.


The end of school is near! Please check your student’s lunch account to make sure there is enough money until the end of the year. There will be NO CHARGING during the last week of school. Thanks for your very prompt attention to this matter.


  • All lost library books MUST be found and turned in to the library before the end of the year.

  • Last library check-out day will be May 13th.

  • All library books must be returned to the library by May 20th.

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Back to School Supplies

Hey parents!

I am happy to announce our continued partnership with 1st Day School Supplies. If there were ever a year to order your school supplies early, this is it! With all the supply chain issues, it makes back-to-school shopping easy and hassle free. Plus they have guaranteed our school the high quality brands you know & trust like Crayola, Ticonderoga, Elmers, Purell and Clorox. Your child's school supply box will be delivered directly to the school and will be waiting in their classroom on their first day, eliminating the need for you to shop and haul everything in. Click here to pre-order your box today!

6th Grade Parent Night

Hello, 6th Grade Parents!

We are excited to welcome your student to Westside Middle School next year! To help your child and family transition smoothly to a new building, we have a few important dates scheduled and hope you can join us.

April 4 or April 5, 6:00-7:30pm

6th Grade Parent Night

  • Parents/guardians are invited to join us at Westside Middle School as our building leaders discuss ‘WMS 101’! We will cover curriculum, expectations, activities, clubs, sports and grading.

  • Please choose one of these sessions; it is not necessary to attend both evenings.

May 13, during the school day

Warrior Walkabout

  • We will bus our 6th grade students to Westside Middle School for a special event: Warrior Walkabout! This opportunity allows students to see their new school firsthand and learn about what their new school day/year will look like.

  • Warrior Walkabout is split into two groups based on school. Information will be sent from all elementary schools for specific times and details.

  • Students will be transported back to their elementary schools for regular dismissal times and procedures.

We are excited to meet our new students and their families! If you have questions, please reach out to

Kim Eymann

Principal, Westside Middle School

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EY News

You will find information about EY opportunities, our geography contest winners, ideas for badges to check out, and details about the writing contest sponsored by the OPL.

Jenny Henningsen

EY Coordinator

Sunset & Swanson

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First Friday Spirit Day!

Each first Friday of the month is Swanson Spirit Day. On this day we all wear our Swanson logo wear or school colors, blue and white, to show our spirit. We begin our day by saying the Swanson Pledge together. It’s a fun day filled with terrific Swanson spirit! Our next First Friday Spirit Day is Friday, May 6th.

21/22 Breakfast and Lunch Menu

Check out Westside Community Schools Online Breakfast and Lunch Menu!


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


Swanson Web Page

Visit our web page for current information on school happenings and activities during the year. Go to and click on schools and then the Swanson link.

Calendar Reminders

April 4 6th Gr. Parent Night, 6-7:30 pm @ WMS

April 4-8 pm Staff Appreciation Week

April 5 6th Gr. Parent Night, 6-7:30 pm @ WMS

April 5 C.C. Mtg., 6:30 pm

April 11-15 No School - Spring Break

April 20 2nd Gr. Field Trip

April 21 District Art Show

April 21 2022/23 Kindergarten Round Up

April 29 Movie Night

April 30 Big Band Dance @ WHS, 5:30 pm

May 3 6 Gr. Band Solo/Ensemble Concert @ WHS, 7 pm

May 4-5 6th Gr. Outdoor Ed

May 6 Fun Run

May 12 1st Gr. Field Trip

May 20 Kindergarten Field Trip

May 24 District WestFest Strings Concert @ WHS, 7 pm

May 27 Last day of school, 12:00 pm DISMISSAL

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.

School Improvement

Swanson's school improvement goal is all students will increase reading comprehension.

Swanson's Expectations

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible