SMS Newsletter

December 2021 Edition - Happy Holidays

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A Message from Principal Johnson

Holiday Message

SMS Counselors’ Corner/SMS Rincón de los consejeros

During the months of December and January, Sweetwater’s school counselors will offer lessons from the Teen Lures Prevention program to students in grades 6 – 8. Teen Lures Prevention is a research-based program that teaches the importance of healthy relationships and its connection to personal safety by way of class discussions, student handouts, video clips and corresponding activities. An opt-out letter will be sent home with your child before the lessons begin. If you prefer that your child not participate in the Teen Lures Prevention lessons, please write and sign a note indicating your preferences, and send it to your child’s teacher or school counselor. Unless written documentation is received, your child will have the opportunity to participate in the teen lures prevention and safety lessons. If you’d like more information about the program, please contact your child’s school counselor.


Durante los meses de diciembre y enero, los consejeros escolares de Sweetwater ofrecerán lecciones del programa Teen Lures Prevention a los estudiantes en los grados 6 a 8. Teen Lures Prevention es un programa basado en investigaciones que enseña la importancia de las relaciones saludables y su conexión con la seguridad personal. a través de discusiones en clase, folletos para los estudiantes, videoclips y actividades correspondientes. Se enviará una carta de exclusión voluntaria a casa con su hijo antes de que comiencen las lecciones. Si prefiere que su hijo no participe en las lecciones de Prevención de señuelos para adolescentes, por favor escriba y firme una nota indicando sus preferencias y envíela al maestro o consejero escolar de su hijo. A menos que se reciba documentación escrita, su hijo tendrá la oportunidad de participar en las lecciones de seguridad y prevención de señuelos para adolescentes. Si desea obtener más información sobre el programa, comuníquese con el consejero escolar de su hijo.

From the Parent Center

Do you need help for the Holidays? Please see the list of resources below.

Emergency Food Resources

Bread of Life Food Pantry


Bring containers for food. A $15 donation allows individuals to “shop” for food. If unable to pay $15, patrons can be given a box of food. Early arrival is encouraged.

Hope & Life Fellowship, Storehouse Food Pantry


I Care Atlanta

5879-B New Peachtree Rd

Doraville, Ga


This resource provides food boxes for families that are struggling financially, as well as families that are homeless. This is a great resource for our clients in the Norcross area. Clients must call for an intake and will be give a date to pick up food. There is no zip code requirement.

Streewise Georgia

1750 Cedars Rd

Lawrenceville, Ga


This resource provides food, clothing and limited furniture. Clients must call for an appt, and will be instructed at that time what they need to bring with them for intake. There is no zip code requirement.


1800 Satellite Blvd

Duluth, Ga

General Economic Assistance

These agencies may help with utilities, rent, and/or other financial assistance on a limited basis. Please call for more specific information.

Department of Family and Children Services—To apply for Medicaid, TANF, Food Stamps.

Lawrenceville (Main County Office)


Norcross Satellite Office


Buford Satellite Office


Lilburn Cooperative Ministry


Must have a social security card for everyone receiving assistance in the home.

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Connections News

Please click on the link to see Connections Students of the Month.




Sports News

Basketball Information

Parents, if you have not had a chance to see our basketball teams, please click on the attached schedule for dates and times.

SMS Cheerleaders for 2021-2022

Please say congratulations to the girls that made our Cheerleading Squad for 2021! They are pictured below.
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Soccer News

Congratulations to the new members of our Boys Soccer Team! Below you will find the names of the team members, the soccer schedule, and pictures of the team.

Join Us As We Celebrate 10 Days of Holiday Cheer!

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