SW Snowden Elementary School

Jan. 8-Jan. 15, 2016

Welcome Back Everyone!

As we welcome in the new year, there are many things to celebrate at SW Snowden Elementary School. Below are some upcoming events:

1/11 Monday

Home Game

1/12 Tuesday

Administrators Meeting

1/13 Wednesday

Home Game

1/14 Thursday

Calendar Meeting for Principals

1/15 Friday

K-8 Writing Assessments Due

1/20 Wed.

Dental Screenings

8:30-9:00 Both K classes

9:00-9:30 Both 1st grades

9:30-10:00 2nd grade

1/21 Thursday

End of the 9 weeks period, parents conference and pick up report cards by Friday, 1/29

1/22 Friday

Required teacher work day


-Paul Huggins will do Google Docs. and other trainings with staff

-Parent teacher conferences

1/25 Mon.

K-2 Math assessments this week.

1/28 Thursday

6:00 pm PTO meeting in the Band Room

1/29 Friday

2:00 Awards Ceremony


2/5 Friday

Early College visit for 8th graders (w/Emily Pake)

2/8 Monday

Homecoming Game

2/11 Thursday

Jump Rope for Heart

2/25 Thursday

National Theater for Children presents SPACE STATION CONSERVATION (PK-5TH)

2:15-3:00 Click on the link below to learn more about this performance!

SW Snowden 5K Color Run

We are in the early stages of planning the first annual SW Snowden Color 5K Fun Run. We thought that this school fundraiser would be a great way to encourage our students to get into shape and be ready for the local Fossil Museum 5K Run scheduled for later in the spring. We are making it an unofficial "Color Run" to help make this a unique and fun opportunity for our students.

Our run will be a twist on the official The Color Run was founded in March 2011. As each runner passes a mile marker, their white shirts are dusted with hypo-allergenic cornstarch based colors. Our run will be similar.

The runners route will be very similar to that of the Fossil Museum except that the starting and ending point will be at our school. Be on the lookout for more details on registration and set up from our newly formed SWS Race Committee.

Click on the link below to learn more about what a color run looks like!


Thank you, Dr. Phipps!

Our superintendent, Dr. Phipps, stopped in this week to donate some very nice tennis rackets. After hearing about recent USTA clinic he thought he would donate some from his personal collection. He has also offered to do some lessons with our students once it warms up a bit.
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Thank you Note Received from Salvation Army

We recently received this letter of appreciation from the Salvation Army in recognition of the Relief Concert and Collection Drive for Flood Victims in South Carolina! Way to go SWS!
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African American Dance Ensemble

We are pleased to announce that students in grades K-8 have been invited to attend this special performance. It is called "The African American Dance Ensemble and is sponsored by the Arts of the Pamlico. at Chocowinity Middle School on March 9th. Please click on the link below for more details.

About Us

S.W. Snowden serves about 200 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade . The students come from Beaufort County communities in and around Aurora, Edward, and Blounts Creek. The school's history can be traced back over several years and it has been restructured several times. In 1970, the Aurora school was renamed S. W. after Mr. Seward Webb Snowden who was a dedicated principal from the 1940s to the 1960s.