Swanson Elementary School November 2022

NO SCHOOL - November 23rd - 25th Thanksgiving Break

We Are Thankful!

At this time of Thanksgiving we, the Swanson Staff, want you to know how thankful we are for you, our Swanson families. Our Superstars are all learning and growing and the support you give both them and us is so appreciated. Please know your partnership with us does make a difference in your child’s success. We hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

In gratefulness,

The Swanson Staff

November 3rd

6:30 PM

4th & 5th Grade Vocal Music Concert

Westside Middle School

November 10th

6:30 PM

2nd & 3rd Grade Vocal Music Concert

Westside Middle School

Veterans' Day Celebration

Please join us in honoring our Swanson Community Veterans this Veterans Day with a reverse Veterans Day Parade on Friday, November 11th from 10:30-10:45 am! Please invite your family members, neighbors, and friends who are past and current service men and women of all branches of our Armed Services to join us on this special day. Our students and staff will be lining the Swanson parking lot and drive to welcome our honorees as they drive through our cue.

On this day all members of the Swanson Community of Learners will be wearing red, white, and blue. Please talk with your Superstar about the veterans who may be in your family or circle of friends to invite them to our special event!

Thank you for your assistance in keeping Swanson's long standing traditions of celebrating and thanking our veterans.

Please wear Red, White and Blue, next Friday, November 11th for Veterans Day!

Keep Us from Getting Lost

Please make sure to mark all jackets, coats, hats, gloves, lunch pails, backpacks and other student items with their NAME in case they are left around the building or out at recess. This helps us get them back to the right owner.

The school has a Lost and Found that students are welcome to look through if something is missing.

Digital Dozen Winner

The Excellence In Youth Team is proud to announce 4th grader Krish P. from Swanson has earned the Digital Dozen award for the 22-23 school year! This award is presented to students who earn 12 of the digital badges on the EY Website (, which is available to students district-wide. It takes self-motivation, grit, and determination to earn these badges and Krish should be proud of this accomplishment!

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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! The First Friday Spirit Day is Friday, November 4th.

Notes from Swanson Community Club

Nov 5 - Parents' Night Out

There's still time to sign up for Parents Night Out this Saturday, November 5th from 5pm-9pm at Siso Martial Arts! This event includes: Glow in the dark NERF games, Pizza Party, Game room, Martial Arts, and more.

Text/Call (402) 312-6015 to save your child's spot.

Only $20 per student and all proceeds go to Swanson's Community Club.

Nov 7 - Community Club Meeting @ Casual Pint

Come enjoy a cold beverage and some appetizers as we chat about plans for Swanson Spring activities! Monday, Nov 7th, 6:30-7:30pm at Casual Pint in Countryside Village.

Feb 3 - Talent Show Help Needed

We're in search of a couple Swanson Parents willing to lead the planning of the Talent Show this year. It is currently scheduled for Feb 3 at 6pm in the WMS Auditorium. If this event is important to you and you'd like to see it continue, let us know! It may not happen this year without your support (and that's ok if we're all just too tapped out). Email or text Jacque Torson ( or 719-332-5009) if you'd like to help or chat about it.

Westside ECC and Club 66 2023 Summer Camp Survey

Westside ECC and Club 66 are thinking about adding some different options for elementary students this summer but need to collect some data. To complete the survey, click the link below.

2023 Summer Survey

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Check out Westside Community Schools Online Breakfast and Lunch Menu!

School Social Worker

School Social Worker

April Anderson, LCSW

School Social Worker

Westside Community Schools

402-408-8914 office

402-680-2409 cell

Click here for Community Resources

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.


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




Office - 402-390-6485

(Available 24 hours a day)

You are welcome to leave a message with your child’s name and reason for the absence

Calendar Reminders

November 7 Community Club Mtg., 6:30 pm

November 10 2nd/3rd Grade Vocal Music Concert @ WMS, 6:30 pm

November 11 Veterans' Day Parade, 10:30-10:50 am

November 23-25 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

December 1 6th grade Strings Concert @WHS, 7 pm (6pm rehearsal)

December 5 5th grade Strings Concert @WHS, 7 pm (6pm rehearsal)

December 12 5/6 Band Concert @ WMS, 7:00 pm (6pm rehearsal)

December 22-31 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 1-4 NO SCHOOL - Winter Break

January 5 School Resumes

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.

Swanson's Expectations

  • Be Safe
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Responsible