SW Snowden Elementary Highlights
6:00 pm Curriculum Night at Southside High School for all rising 9th graders
This is an important transition and registration event for our current 8th graders as SWS
National Theater for Children presents SPACE STATION CONSERVATION (PK-5TH)
Talent Show with dinner along with a Title I meeting
Talent Show 7-8 pm
K-3 Training -Jan Richardson's Guided Reading with Nancy Phipps
3/2 Read Across America, Dr. Seuss' Birthday.
Mrs. Roberson and Henries and helping to plan the events for this day. We have also invited some local and state government officials come and read to our younger students.
9:30 am African American Dance Ensemble grade K-8 at CMS
Lexia Training onsite 3:00-5:00
3:15 Bright Futures Council Meeting
3:30-4:30 Make up day for Middle School Dance (St. Patrick's Day Theme)
5K Color Fun Run 9:00 am
The registration form is on our school webpage. Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to the picture and title SWS 1st Annual Color Run.
Teacher Work Day/Good Friday
Spring Break Begins for Students
Students and Staff Return to School
6:00 pm PTO Sponsored Basketball Games in the SWS Gym. We will use our student cheerleaders but are recruiting alumni cheerleaders. If you know any interested, energetic ladies, contact Amanda Midgett.
Game 1: Staff/Student Game
Game 2: Parent/Student Game
STEPPING OUT PERFORMANCES
EOC, EOG, FINAL EXAMS
PK, K Celebrations and awards
6/9 Thursday (now a full day) Last day for Students
1:00-2:00 8TH GRADE MOVING UP CEREMONY
2:00-3:00 Awards Ceremony for 1st-7th grade
Required Work day for Staff
Meet Laura Howard
SWS Sound Studio is Up and Running!
Early College High School
8th graders were recently visited by a teach from Beaufort County Early College High School. They learned about the incredible advantage this institution provides. Applications are due by March 4. Interested students attended the orientation this week with their parents. To learn more about this opportunity, go to their school website.
PRESENTATION AT BEAUFORT COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' Birthday 3/2/16
Please be on the look out for a flyer from Mrs. Roberson. Teachers may find additional ideas on these websites. Students will also be asked to dress as their favorite book character and several local officials have volunteered to read to our students that morning.
SW Snowden Staff to attend NASA Research Institute
Our school is partnering with NASA STEM. In June, our staff will attend a 4 day staff development at the NASA Research Institute to learn more about using Science Technology, Engineering and Math to support our curriculum. We have 14 interested staff members so far. To read more NASA STEM opportunities go to
This training will also help enhance our partnership with Aurora Fossil Museum, and ongoing STEM activities within our after school SPLASH program.
BRIGHT FUTURES COUNCIL UPDATE from Barbara Jones
In the past, our Rec Dept has sponsored an Easter Egg Hunt on the
school's football field. The Aurora Volunteer Fire Department hides
the eggs, the Richlands Seniors stuff the eggs and the recreation
department donates the funds for the candy. Children usually dye an
egg in the beginning as we wait for folks to show up. The date and more information will be sent out soon.
Also, I am checking on partnering with Potash for Coke Rewards. Coke
Rewards now issues funds instead of items so schools can get the much
needed items for their classrooms. Mike Landon, Potash employee and
town clerk, Judy Landon's husband has been collecting them from his
department, Mine. If we can get other departments on this bandwagon,
it would be great. Potash supplies employees with Coke beverages
throughout the day.
The beverages are canned and boxes contain the point code. Each box
label is worth 12 points and each lid off of a drink is worth 3
points. If this can be coordinated we will need a volunteer to
coordinate it and have acrew to enter the codes. Our school children
and community can also assist in the contribution of Coke Rewards
points as well.
There is a link that provides more info on this, google Coke Rewards
schools and it gives a wealth of information on the program.
RED CROSS DRIVE
This message is from BCS Communication Officer, Sarah Hodges:
We are gearing up for our annual Red Cross Blood Drive next Thursday, February 25. This year’s drive, running from Noon to 5pm, is one of the most important ones we have held in recent years. Inclement weather in the past weeks has cost the Red Cross 20 blood drives around Eastern NC. This comes to approximately 640 units of blood lost. The Beaufort County Schools community is in a great position to help ease the deficit.
You may schedule your appointment online by following this link. This is not required, but I will tell you these online appointments help the event run more smoothly. The Red Cross has designed a tool to help keep events moving along. This is called the RapidPass. The graphic below shows how to use this feature.
This online tool allows you to go online THE MORNING OF the blood drive and complete the history questions that are a part of the donating process. Everyone that completes the RapidPass prior to arrival at the blood drive will help keep wait times down and have a positive impact on the event.