SWES Family News For February 11th

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Congratulations for Your Hardwork Juleri Burgado!

Juleri placed 12th out of 40 spelling bee contestants in lasts weeks District Spelling Bee. We are proud of you Juleri!

Message from the Prinipcal

Good Morning SWES Gator Families,

During the school year children practice emergency response drills in all classrooms and school spaces. Fire drills, Severe weather drills and Active Shooter drills are some of the potential events that we practice for in order to be prepared. During the month of February students will take part in an active shooter drill as they have over the previous school years. The date for this drill is unannounced. We will send out communication once the drill is over.

Please see the parent communication attached below for more information.

Thank you for your support of our emergency preparation drills and program.

Ms. Fitzgerald


Important Dates to Know:

2/12/2019 Do to district printing issues Progress Reports & NWEA MAP Math & Reading K-5 student progress reports go home on Tuesday. Some teachers may have sent them home this past Friday if they were able to print from a different source.

2/14/2019 Envelopes due for Kids Heart Challenge to teacher

2/15/2019 In honor of Mary McLeod Bethune students can dress in college or school spirit wear on Friday, if children don't have college or school spirit wear they can chose to wear pink, or purple with jeans for our Kids Heart Challenge - children must be in uniform if they aren't able to wear one of the two spirit day options (no cost)

2/15/2019 Kids Heart Challenge

2/19/2019 McTeacher's Spirit Night at Berwick Plaza

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Kids Heart Challenge has begun at SWES

Hello Families! Our school is proud to partner with the American Heart Association with Kids Heart Challenge. Over the next few weeks, our students will be having fun learning about their hearts with the Heart Heroes while raising money to help fund lifesaving research. Our school goal is to raise $1000, and in addition to helping the American Heart Association, our school can earn free PE equipment. Students can earn their own Heart Hero Characters this year by using the new mobile app (download the Kids Heart Challenge app) or visit heart.org/kidsheartchallenge to sign up and raise money online! Just for signing up to save lives, your students will earn a glow in the dark wristband! Plus, the mobile app brings the Heart Hero Keychains and wristband your student earns to life! All donations are due on February 14, 2019 and our event day is February 15, 2019.

Thank you for helping a great cause!

Coach Grossman

SWES Physical Education Teacher/Sports 101 Program Coordinator

Kids Heart Challenge Coordinator


Learn more about how your donations help save lives here: http://american.heart.org/kidsheartchallenge/for-students/

Southwest Elementary

Principal: Ms. Tara Fitzgerald

Assistant Principal: Dr. J'Nai Collins