SW Snowden Elementary Highlights


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2/23 Tuesday

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

2/25 Thursday

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



2/26 Friday

Talent Show with dinner along with a Title I meeting

6-7 pm

Talent Show 7-8 pm

2/29 Monday

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.

3/9 Wednesday

9:30 am African American Dance Ensemble grade K-8 at CMS

3/16 Wednesday

Lexia Training onsite 3:00-5:00

3/17 Thursday

3:15 Bright Futures Council Meeting

3:30-4:30 Make up day for Middle School Dance (St. Patrick's Day Theme)

3/19 Saturday

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.


3/25 Friday

Teacher Work Day/Good Friday

Spring Break Begins for Students

4/4 Monday

Students and Staff Return to School

4/15 Friday

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

4/22 Friday


5/6 Friday

Field Day



6/8 Wednesday

PK, K Celebrations and awards

6/9 Thursday (now a full day) Last day for Students


2:00-3:00 Awards Ceremony for 1st-7th grade

6/10 Friday

Required Work day for Staff

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Meet Laura Howard

Laura Howard is our second ECU intern this school year. She is a senior at ECU who grew up in Waxal, NC near Charlotte. She has wanted to be a teacher ever since she taught Sunday School. She is from a large family and has 3 sisters and one brother. In high school, Laura was the captain of her dance team. She was asked what she liked best about SW Snowden. "I love that everyone has been so welcoming. The kids in Kindergarten are very sweet."
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SWS Sound Studio is Up and Running!

Our middle school student in our after school SPLASH students are doing some amazing things with writing, recording and producing music on Mondays and Wednesdays. Ask Mr. Taylor and our middle school students to tell you more about this process. We hope to have some recordings to share soon!

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.



On Thursday evening, Early College High School Principal, Emily Pake, shared details about the Early College program and how students can graduate from high school with a 2 year Associates degree. We learned that many students then go on to a 4 year college and begin as Juniors. This can save students at least $42,000 in college tuition.
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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.



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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.

SW Snowden First Annual Color 5K Run 3/19/16

Registration Forms and information may be found on our website


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Welcome, Rusty!

Rusty Guinea Pig is our newest 2nd grader. He likes cosy warm places and food with plenty of crunch. Be sure to stop in Ms. Norris' classroom and give Rusty a warm SWS welcome!
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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.


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.

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