Southwestern Elementary School

November Newsletter

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Important Dates

November 1- Paragon Fundraiser Item Pick Up 3:15-5:15

November 11- Veteran's Day Program 9:00

November 11- Mid Terms Sent Home

November 16- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Shelby County Players

November 17- Kindergarten Vision Screenings

November 21- 5th Grade Field Trip to IRT

November 23-25 Thanksgiving Break

December 1- Kindergarten-Third Grade Winter Concert 7:00

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SWE Is Opening Back Up For Lunch Guests!

SWE is excited to once again invite parents into the building for lunch! Due to our building being closed during lunch for 2.5 years, we are expecting a large number of lunch guests. To ensure we are able to accommodate all guests, we have set some guidelines.

1. SWE will be open for lunch guests on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. We will begin

welcoming guests on November 1st.

2. All lunch guests must have an approved background check on file with the office.

Background checks take up to 2 weeks to complete, so plan accordingly.

3. Please make a reservation using the link below. We have a limited number of seats

available, and we want to ensure we are able to accommodate all guests.

4. Our cafeteria is not able to accept cash while lunch is being served. In order for guests to purchase a school lunch, the student's account must have the funds to cover the adult lunch

by 3:00pm the day prior to the guest coming in for lunch.

Lunch Times:

Preschool 10:30-11:00

Kindergarten 10:45-11:15

First/Second Grades 11:00-11:30

Third/Fourth Grades 11:15-11:45

Fifth/Sixth Grades 11:30-12:00

Meet Our New Nurse- Mrs. Tylynn Routier!

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Cooler Weather Is Here!

As temperatures are becoming cooler, we are seeing some cold Spartans at recess. Here is a quick reminder of the Southwestern Elementary recess policy.

Children will be sent outside for recess when the temperature is 20 degrees Fahrenheit or above, including the wind chill, and playground conditions permit safe play. During winter, hats, gloves, and scarves are expected. All students go outside for recess on outside recess days. In rare instances where students with asthma or those returning from a serious illness need to remain inside during recess, these students are permitted to stay in the office if they have a parent note. If a child needs to stay in for more than two days, a doctor's note is required.

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Accessing Your Child's Google Account At Home- Grades 3-6

If your child is in third through sixth grade, you are able to access his/her account from a home device. Go to Your child will have their user name and password information. Reach out if you have any questions!
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Southwestern Elementary Food Drive!

Scoop Out Hunger-November 9th-November 18th

Southwestern Elementary is collecting non perishable food and personal products to help meet the need of food insecurity in the community. Students will earn 1 point for each item brought in for the drive. Double points will be awarded for the following items.

10 count box of Kool-Aide or juice boxes

jar of peanut butter

box of crackers

box of cereal

box of Pop-Tarts

4 count microwavable macaroni and cheese

toilet paper in original package

Class Competition- Classes with the highest points in grades preschool-2nd grade and 3rd grade-6th grade will win an ice cream party!

School Challenge:

1. If the school earns 2,022 points, we will have a Twin Day!

2. If the school earns 4,022 points, we will have an all school Movie Day!

3. If the school earns 5,022 points, Mrs. Hoeing will become a human ice cream sundae!

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Car Rider Reminder

For the safety of students and staff, all adults must remain in their vehicles during pick up and drop off. During drop-off, please have students ready to exit the vehicle when it is their turn (coats on, backpacks packed, etc). At pick up, if your student needs to be buckled into a car seat and is unable to do so themselves, please pull into the main parking lot after the car rider line is dismissed and buckle your student in at that time.

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Note About Transportation Changes

No student will be allowed to leave school prior to dismissal time or make a change in dismissal routine unless the school has been notified by one of the following methods:

A. Written request (Note to SWE form or parent written) or notification to homeroom teachers in addition to permission slips for clubs, extracurricular activities, etc. that are signed by parent/guardian indicating a change in pick-up.

B. In-person parental request in the office at the time of pick-up.

C. Phone call to the office by parent/guardian with the information below by 2:00 p.m.

1. Name of Parent/Guardian's calling

2. Name of student and teacher

3. Information regarding the early dismissal or change in pick-up

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If your family or a family you know needs assistance for the holidays, please reach out to our nurse, Tylynn Routier, at (317)729-5320.

Preschool Interest Form

Plans are already underway for preschool for the 2023-2024 school year! If you have an incoming preschool student, please fill out the following survey. This information will help us structure next year's preschool program.

Book Rental Fees

Kindergarten- $99.00

First Grade- $116.90

Second Grade- $102.40

Third Grade-$119.57

Fourth Grade-$127.46

Fifth Grade-$115.32

Sixth Grade-$91.54

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Teaching Assistants and Substitutes Needed!

Do you want to work the same schedule as your children? Do you enjoy working with kids?

We have openings for teaching assistants and substitute teachers. Apply online at

Southwestern Elementary School

3406 W 600 S

Shelbyville, IN 46176