SWES Family News For March 11th

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Principal's Message

Good Evening Families,

Next week all SCCPSS schools will be on Spring Break however, we want our students to keep up with the great progress they have made so far this school year and therefore we will be sending home a Spring break work packet for students.

Kindergarten and 1st grade: highly recommended to complete and turn in (optional - parents discretion), incentives will be given for K & 1 students who do complete their packets

Grades 2, 3, 4 and 5: Should complete work packets as teachers will be offering extra credit & or incentives for all students completing and turning in their work packets on time.

Lost & Found: Parents stop by the front lobby this week if your child is missing clothing and or lunch bags please come to see if it is in our lost & found. It will be on display Tuesday - Friday. Anything left over after Friday will be donated to one of our local area churches/shelters.

Have a safe and fun Spring Break!

16 school days until our Grades 3, 4 and 5 students take the Georgia Milestone Assessment (GMAS)

Ms. Fitzgerald


Upcoming Dates to Know:

Wednesday, 3/13 - Spring photos for students whose parents order photos - children getting photos can dress up for their photos and all other students should be in uniform

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 Down for St. Patrick's Day spirit day - Wear Green

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

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

Thursday, 3/28 - PTA Meeting & Chorus Performance, Kindergarten Orientation & GMAS Booth Parent Resources 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, 4/3- 94.1 GMAS Pep Rally

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

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. and a 2nd time on Thursday, March 28, 2019 @ 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. after our PTA meeting & Chorus performance at Southwest Elementary.
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Peachjar District Communication for Parents


Our school district is going green! Starting Tuesday, March 12th Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools will launch a new electronic flyer communication tool called “Peachjar.” This includes electronic flyers delivered as a newsletter to your inbox, along with the ability to view school approved flyers at any time by clicking the “Peachjar” button on your school website.

This “green” initiative will save our schools tons of paper and reduce copy costs by thousands of dollars. On top of that, posting school flyers in this electronic backpack removes a significant administrative burden from teachers, office staff, and volunteers.

No action is required on your part.

You will receive a welcome email from our service provider (Peachjar) that includes a username and password. This is provided to give you the opportunity to manage your account and flyer delivery preferences – including an “Opt-out option”.

You do not need to login to receive or view school digital flyers.

To ensure smooth delivery of this communication, we suggest you add school@peachjar.com to your email contacts. When you receive your first eflyer, be sure to click “always display images.”

SWES March Artist's of the Month

Congratulations to the following students selected by our Art teacher, Ms. Whitecotton as the March Artists of the Month. These students were chosen not only because they are Fabulous Artists, but also because they exhibited GREAT GATOR BEHAVIOR in the art classroom.

Kindergarten-Mary Taddese(Carter’s Class)

1st Grade- Julian Hidalgo (Emerick’s Class)

2nd Grade- Dalton Livingston (Smith’s Class)

3rd Grade- Claudia Brown (Ruby’s Class)

4th Grade- Inayah Hayes (Chisolm’s class)

5th Grade-Rosa Jaramilla and Ja’Shanti Pringle (Hemrick’s Class)

Savannah Mall - SWES Youth Art Month Display

Stop by Savannah Mall to see our Southwest Gators Artwork on display.

Students who had artwork selected to be a part of the Youth Art Month Exhibit @ Savannah Mall:


Mellany Miranda

Conner Leighton

1st Grade:
Aubree Yawn

Elena Kempf

Zachary Heinrich

2nd Grade:

Brielle Yelder

Ashton Blakey

Lillian Lucas

3rd Grade:
Isabella Denton

Makenna Harris

Nicolas Williams

4th Grade:

Ithiel Rojo

Akeelah Allen

Kedron Byrd

Leigha Frazier

5th Grade:

Ava Zakrzewski

Makayla Beasley

Jamie Leighton

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Southwest Elementary

Principal: Ms. Tara Fitzgerald

Assistant Principal: Dr. J'Nai Collins