SWM Monday Memo
Week of November 28, 2022
28 - 8 Period Day
29 - A Day
30 - B Day
- SWM 7th Annual Red Cross Blood Drive / House Commons / 3:30pm - 7:00pm
- 6th Grade Outdoor School Meeting / Main Commons - Cafeteria / 6:00pm - 7:30pm
1 - A Day
- SWM Parent Night Out (Grades 4th-8th) / 5:00pm - 8:00pm / See ad below for details.
2 - B Day
6 - Annual Hearing and Vision Screening for 7th Grade & new to district students
- Orchestra Concerts (6th, 7th & 8th) in Main Commons / 6:30pm - 9:00pm
8 - Choir Concerts (6th, 7th & 8th) in Main Commons / 6:30pm - 9:00pm
13 - Band Concerts in Main Commons / 6:30pm - 9:00pm
14 - Early Release PK-12 (Lunch Served) / 1:15pm / No After School Activities
15 - Spelling Bee in House Commons / 3:00pm - 4:30pm
19 - 6th & 7th Grade Basketball Tournament @ Parkway Northeast Middle / 4:00pm - 6:00pm
20 - 8th Grade Basketball Tournament @ Parkway West Middle/ 4:00pm - 6:00pm
21 - Field Trip / Music Team(s) / Various Locations / 8:20am - 2:30pm
22 - Half Day (No Lunch) / Dismissal at 12:20pm / No ASA
23 - January 3rd - Winter Break / No ASA
DATE CHANGE - 6TH GRADE OUTDOOR SCHOOL PARENT MEETING
The 6th grade Outdoor School Parent Meeting has been moved to WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH due to scheduling conflicts with other building events. The informational meeting will begin at 6pm and directors will be available at 5:30pm for questions and to collect forms. At the meeting you will learn about the fee for Outdoor School, fundraising opportunities, packing list, field lessons and more. We are very excited to be back at Camp Lakewood for our residential 4 day, 3 night experience and hope you can make this important informational meeting.
Parents/Guardians, please call the attendance line at 314-415-7315 by 7:00am and leave a brief message of why your child will be absent for that day.
SWM plans to begin our annual hearing and vision screenings on December 6th. We hope to screen students who are currently in 7th grade, as well as students who are new to the district and students who missed or failed their last screenings. If you do not want your student to be screened., please notify nurse Jacobs by December 2nd. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 314-415-7329.
We are still seeing a significant number of respiratory illnesses here at SWM, especially Inlfueza A.. Please keep your student home whenever they have a fever or cough. Contact Nurse Jacobs if you have any questions or need to report your student has a contagious illness such as Influenza, Covid, or Strep. Thank you for helping to keep our school community safe!
Southwest Middle Holiday Giving
Dear Southwest Families,
Thank you so much to our families who have already signed up to donate to our holiday giving program, we really appreciate your generosity. At this time, we do have many available slots open to still sign up. If able, please consider donating a gift card to this cause. You can sign up using our SWM Holiday Giving Sign up Genius. Once purchased, you can bring the gift card to our SWM Welcome Center. Please sign up using the link above by November 30 and bring gift cards to SWM by December 15.
SWM Marketplace - Opening Soon
'Tis the season for gift-giving and what better place to find the perfect gift than the SWM Marketplace?! This online shopping community is run by business students in Ms. Baumgartner's 8th grade class and they are excited to get these up and running! Website will go LIVE on BLACK FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25 and stay open to take orders until the end of school day on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16. All orders will be placed online from the individual page of each business. Check out what all we have to offer for your one-stop-shopping experience! Look for our QR codes around the building and in this weekly newsletter!
Companies featured this semester:
The Bracelet Venue
Crocin' Croc Charms
The Focus Friend
Powell Canvas Art
Physical Education and Health News
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5TH----SKATE UNIT BEGINS!
We will skate the entire class period (12/5-12/16). It is highly recommended that students wear taller socks to protect their ankles from rubbing in the skates. We also encourage students to bring their own helmet from home (if they have one). Students will be required to wear a helmet and may feel more comfortable if they wear their own. The Skate Time company will provide us with safety gear, and it will be cleaned after each class period. Permission slip and payment can be found on Infinite Campus–deadline to turn in both is (see below for change).
Dear SWM Families and Guardians,
The HPE department has extended the deadline to collect skating forms and fees
to December 4th (Sunday).
Please contact your child’s HPE teacher for any questions.
Thank you very much.
7th Annual Red Cross Blood Drive
Southwest Middle will be hosting its 7th annual Red Cross Blood drive on Wednesday, November 30th in the House Commons. Please set aside time to give the gift of life and make a difference in our community. Register ahead of time online to speed up the donation process or show up between 3:30pm and 7:00pm. Online registrations will receive a 10$ Amazon card with a successful donation. Sponsored by Mr. Larson's advisory.