December 5, 2022

Update from Mr. Palmer

Hello Switzer,

Happy Holiday wishes are extended to all! Parent-teacher conferences were a tremendous success. It is great to report that our conference attendance rate was 97%! The support and communication between our parents and the school staff is vital and appreciated.

Please read below for information from our student council, PTO and co-curricular programs. Lots of accomplishments and events to celebrate this month.

Holiday recess will begin at the close of school on Wednesday, December 21st. This is a half day and we dismiss at 11:44. School resumes on Tuesday, January 3, 2023. The Switzer staff wishes everyone the happiest of holiday seasons and a safe and wonderful New Year!

Jacob Palmer

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Santa Land December 12-16

It’s that time again…Santa Land! Santa Land is a student only Santa Shop which allows our children to shop for all those special people in their life. All items are $2 and gift wrapping is included. Santa Land items are being supplied by “Fun Services” in Bellvue Michigan. We look forward to working with them. We need volunteers! Santa Land won’t run without parent involvement! This year, Santa Land will be December 12th thru December 16th. Setup will take place on Monday, December 12th. Parents are welcome to volunteer for as many or as few shifts as their schedule allows. You can sign up at the following link.https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090a4da9ac23abf85-20221

Please note this event is CASH ONLY.

Congratulations Switzer FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams

Before Thanksgiving Switzer Lego teams competed at the largest regional tournament in the state. The "Switzer Platinum Eagles" and "Lego World" did an awesome job especially since most of them were rookies. Lego World is headed to the state tournament on December 17. Way to go!
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Author/Illustrator visits Switzer

Shelley Johannes visited Switzer on December 2 and all students had a chance to meet and work with her. Students were so excited that they were asking for her autograph! Over the past month classes were able to share Shelly's picture book and her chapter book "Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker". Her chapter book is the first in a series of three. If you are looking for possible gift ideas this could be an option. Thank you, Mrs. Teasel, for organizing this great event and PTO for supporting us.

Switzer Science Olympiad Meeting (Grades 4-6)

Monday, Dec. 12th, 6:30pm

Switzer Media Center

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Student Council Events

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December 19- Ugly Sweater Day

Brrr…children are expected to participate in outdoor recess

Recess is an important part of the school day. It gives the children a chance to release some of their pent-up energy, and clear their minds for the remainder of the school day.

All students are expected to go out for recess, unless we have a doctor's note saying they must stay inside. This is true even during warmer months.

At Switzer, students will go out for recess whenever the wind-chill is 10 degrees or higher. We use weather.com to determine the wind-chill.

Proper clothing for outside recess is a necessity. Children should dress warmly with gloves, scarves, boots, coats and hats. Children may not remain in the classroom when their class goes out for recess, since the teachers go outside also.

Please remember we all shop at Amazon, Kohls and Target. Putting initials on glove tags, coat tags and hat tags help keep the lost and found from over flowing. The weather has been kind but Michigan weather has a funny sense of humor.

Monday Moments and Wellness

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Switzer PTO Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 14th, 6pm

Switzer Media Center

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