December 5, 2022
Update from Mr. Palmer
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!
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 $2 and gift wrapping is included. Santa Land items are being supplied by “Fun Services” in Bellvue Michigan. We look forward to working with them. We need volunteers! Santa Land won’t run without parent involvement! This year, Santa Land will be December 12th thru December 16th. Setup will take place on Monday, December 12th. Parents are welcome to volunteer for as many or as few shifts as their schedule allows. You can sign up at the following link.https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/4090a4da9ac23abf85-20221
Please note this event is CASH ONLY.
Congratulations Switzer FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams
Author/Illustrator visits Switzer
Switzer Science Olympiad Meeting (Grades 4-6)
Monday, Dec. 12th, 6:30pm
Switzer Media Center
Student Council Events
December 9: Holiday Color Day
Wear colors of the holiday you celebrate.
December 13- Holiday movie shirts/ holiday movie character
December 16- Hat Day- Fundraiser for Anthony DeBord
Anthony was a 6th grade student that passed away last month. Donate 1$ to wear a hat. Proceeds will be combined with our surrounding schools to donate to Ebeling Elementary. The goal is to help the school purchase a bench in his honor.
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.