SWES Family News For February 18th

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Emergency Drill this Week - Message from the Principal

Dear SWES Gator Families,

We will take part in an active shooter lockdown drill this week. I will inform parents the morning of the drill and send out a message when it ends. If you are at school during the drill you will need to follow the directions of staff and take part in the drill. Once the drill has begun no one will be allowed in the school. You will have to wait outsid until the drill is over.

Thank you for your support of our emergency preparation drills and program.

Ms. Fitzgerald


Upcoming Dates to Know:

Tuesday, 2/19 - McTeacher's Spirit Night 5-7 pm at Berwick Plaza (come on out & enjoy watching SWES staff be a apart of the McDonald's team for the evening)

Friday, 2/22 - Dress for free in red, green or black with jeans to honor Harvard Historian Mr. Carter G. Woodson

Thursday 2/28 - GBIS $1 dress down


Friday, 3/1 - Dress for success to honor Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate, Stacey Abrams

Friday, 3/1 - Dr. Seuss Read Across America Guest Readers including Superintendent, Dr. Levett

Monday, 3/4 - Thursday, 3/7 Career Week including Career on Wheels

Friday, 3/8 - Staff Planning Day - No School for Students

Wednesday, 3/13 - Spring photos for students whose parents order photos

Wednesday, 3/13 - 2nd Annual Rotary Read in Grades PreK-3 special guest readers

Friday, 3/15 - Report Cards Go Home

Friday, 3/15 - Free Dress in Green for St. Patrick's Day spirit day

Monday, 3/18 - Friday, March 22 - Spring Break - No School

Wednesday, 3/27 - Kindergarten Orientation @ 9:30 a.m.


Wednesday, 4/3- 94.1 GMAS Pep Rally

Monday 4/8 - Thursday 4/25 GMAS Grades 3 - 5

Share Your Career with our Gators - Career Fair Sign Up -

If you are interested in speaking to our students briefly about your career please click on the link below to learn more and to sign up.



Kindergarten Orientation

If you have a child who will kindergarten age and will enroll with SWES for the upcoming school year, please plan to attend the orientation on March 27,2019 from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. at Southwest Elementary.
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Southwest Elementary

Principal: Ms. Tara Fitzgerald

Assistant Principal: Dr. J'Nai Collins