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October 2018 Newsletter

Swartz Creek Community Schools: Learning, Leading, Growing

Swartz Creek Community Schools is a family committed to excellence, instilling the values of integrity and compassion, and encouraging every individual to embrace challenges through continuous learning.

Dear Morrish Families,

Our students have had a busy September. They have learned about and practiced our CREEK expectations, reviewed some curriculum from the spring, started learning new curriculum and are exploring the #OtherPeopleMatter mindset daily through The Positivity Project. Students have learned about the character trait of curiosity and teamwork this month. Teachers have nominated students who have demonstrated these character traits as strengths as our Leaders of the Month. Scroll down in this newsletter for more information.


UP NEXT: Open-Mindedness, Integrity, & Perspective



We need your help!

If you pay for meals, please make sure you keep your child's meal account credited. If your child qualifies for free or reduced meals, please complete an application by October 6th. New applications must be filled out every year. Information about free and reduced lunch can be found on THIS LINK.


When a child's account gets above a negative balance of $10, we serve an alternate meal until the account is credited. Please make sure you check your child's balance regularly. You can check it for FREE on THIS LINK. You can make deposits on that link as well, however there is a small fee. Another option is to send money or a check (payable to Swartz Creek Community Schools) with your child.


Stay up to date and plugged in to all the learning going on by following us on Facebook and Twitter.


Thank you for trusting us with your most precious treasure.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Corbat, Principal

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Fall Festival

FALL FESTIVAL- OCTOBER 31ST! PLEASE JOIN US!

Our Fall Festival will take place on October 31st from 1:30-3:30. COSTUMES ARE ALLOWED. Students will change into costumes from 1:30-2:00. We ask that parents join to help with this. Classrooms and grade levels are planning activities that will take place between 2:00 and 3:30.

  • 2:00 Costume Parade for Kdg, 1st, 2nd grades
  • 2:30 Costume Parade for 3rd, 4th, 5th grades


In an effort to enjoy and celebrate Halloween at Morrish Elementary appropriately, respectfully, and in accordance with school rules, we ask that students use the following guidelines when selecting a costume:


1. No head coverings unless it is part of the costume, NO masks or FULL face paint. Staff members must be able to identify students.

2. Costumes that depict violence, alcohol, or drugs are not permitted.

3. Fake weapons are not allowed.

4. Costumes that could be offensive or perpetuate a stereotype of someone’s culture, gender, heritage, or religion are not permitted.

5. Hair paint and make-up must be applied at home prior to arriving at school in the morning. Do not bring spray, gel, make-up, paint, glitter, etc. to school to be applied.



Students wearing questionable costumes will be asked to change into regular school attire. If you have any questions regarding the appropriateness of your costume idea, we encourage you to speak with Mrs. Corbat.

Students of the Month

SEPTEMBER 2018 LEADERS OF THE MONTH


Teachers will nominate two students from their classrooms each month who have demonstrated the Positivity Project character traits for that month. For September, the traits of curiosity and teamwork were a focus. These students will receive a letter informing them that they have been selected as Leader of the Month and will be able to invite a guest to lunch.

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SCHOOL HOURS

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2018-2019 Swartz Creek Community Schools Calendar

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MEDICATION POLICY

Medication will be administered to children only if the Authorization to Administer Medication Form is on file in the Morrish Office. Medication must be in the original prescription container with the child's name and name of the doctor on it. The medication will be stored in a locked container and administered as prescribed by the physician. Administration will be recorded on a medication log sheet by the staff.

Please do not send medication in with your student. You have to bring it in and fill out the appropriate forms.

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PARENTS AND FIELD TRIPS!!!!!!!!!

Any adult attending a field trip with our school must have a volunteer profile I-CHAT form on file with the district. This I -chat form is a signed consent to do a background check on individuals attending field trips to keep our children safe outside of our building.

We request that anyone who might be going mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts, uncles just fill one out at the beginning of the school year. A background check will only be ran if you indicate you are going on a field trip. At the end of each year these forms are shredded. It is easiest for everyone involved just to fill this out now. Thank you!

Safety First

There are hundreds of students coming to school in the morning and leaving at dismissal. This means that our school parking lot can be a very chaotic place. Student safety is always a concern for Morrish staff and keeping children safe in the parking lot requires the cooperation of everyone – from school staff, to parents, and the children themselves.


Here are a few safety tips that drivers should observe when dropping children off at school and picking them up:


  • Obey the speed limit and traffic rules
  • Obey the school’s drop-off and pick up rules
  • Be courteous to & patient with other drivers
  • Car lines are for drop-off and pick-up.
  • If parents need to get out and walk their children in, please park the car. This keeps the car line moving smoothly and efficiently.


Avoid, if you can, making immediate after school plans that might cause you to feel like rushing. There’s never a reason to drive over 5 miles per hour in the school parking lot. With a team effort, students can come and go without worry and that makes it easier for them to focus on what they come to school for: learning.


PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO LEARN ABOUT OUR ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL POLICIES.