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November 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 warm extended summer days have come to an end. The beautiful fall colors and dropping temperatures are signs that it is officially time to pull out the winter coats, boots, hats, and gloves. We are happy to head into a season of celebrating with family and friends. Teachers are busy planning holiday celebrations for their classrooms. Please be sure to look for information from your child's teacher about upcoming classroom celebrations or contact your child's teacher directly with any questions.


With the colder temperatures, we want to make sure all of our students are dressed warmly for the weather. We have outside recess every day unless the temperature is below zero. Please send winter gear with your child every day. If you need any warm winter items, please contact one of our school social workers, Mrs. LaBombard at clabombard@swcrk.org Mrs. Brawner at ebrawner@swcrk.org. You can also call them at (810-591-0581).


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Thank you for trusting us with your most precious treasure.


Sincerely,

Mrs. Corbat, Principal

Students of the Month

OCTOBER 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 October, the traits of open-mindedness and integrity 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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THANKSGIVING BASKETS

It’s Thanksgiving Basket time again. Please find your child’s teacher on the basket item list and send in the suggested items by November 16th. Please send your monetary contributions in an envelope marked “Thanksgiving Baskets”. Checks should be made payable to “Morrish PTO”. Over the last 17 years we have been able to collect food and provide a Thanksgiving meal for hundreds of our Morrish families. We really appreciate the opportunity to help those who are close to us. Thank you in advance for your contributions.


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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.


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