Swansboro Elementary School

February 2017 Newsletter

What's Happening at SBES?

At SBES, the 2017 year is off to an amazing start! Last weekend we had a blast partnering with our PTO to promote an active lifestyle with our Let’s Get Moving event in which students and their families participated in Tabata and Kids Zumba workouts. We are so grateful for the support that our PTO provides our school! In fact, thanks to our PTO, three classrooms will be receiving brand new Smart Panels to replace our existing out dated technology. With the continued support of our community, we hope to be able to purchase a Smart Panel for every classroom within the next three years.

Students at SBES recently completed middle of the year benchmark assessments and I couldn’t be more proud of the effort that our students and teachers put forth in completing these assessments. My staff and I are looking forward to our very first Data Day where teachers will be given an extended planning period to analyze our benchmark data and collaborate to develop a plan of action for addressing our students’ specific needs in the upcoming grading period. Thank you so much for all the volunteers that are making this possible as well as to those that are providing items for our teacher luncheon. It’s the little things that make the big difference!

Looking ahead, we have two great events just around the corner. Our Read-a-thon will kick off on February 15th and the actual Read-a-thon Day will be on March 3rd. If you would like to volunteer to come read to our students on March 3rd, please email me at page.highsmith@onslow.k12.nc.us. Also, I would like to invite you all out to our talent show which will be held on February 24th.


Wednesday, February 1-7 National School Counselor’s Week

Wednesday, February 1 PTO mtg. 8:30 am in cafe and 6:00 pm in media center

Thursday, February 2 Groundhog’s Day

Saturday, February 4 Science Olympiad Competition – GOOD LUCK

Monday, February 6-10 Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Tuesday, February 7 First grade field trip to see Didgeridoo

Tuesday, February 7 Frosted Night 2-6pm

Wednesday, February 8 Data Day and Teacher Luncheon

Thursday, February 9 Kindergarten field trip to see Snow White & Seven Dwarfs

Tuesday, February 14 Valentine’s Day

Tuesday, February 14 Fourth grade field trip to see the NC Symphony

Tuesday, February 14 First grade music performance at 6 pm

Tuesday, February 14 PaPa John’s Night

Wednesday, February 15 Read-a-thon Kick Off (information will be coming home today)

Wednesday, February 15 Strategic Leadership Team Meeting at 3:45 in media center

Thursday, February 16 Early Release Day

Friday, February 17 Teacher Workday- No school for students

Monday, February 20 President’s Day

Tuesday, February 21 Candy Edventure

Wednesday, February 22 BOX TOPS DUE (but keep collecting for the next due date)

Friday, February 24 Third grade field trip to Onslow County Museum

Friday, February 24 SBES Talent Show at 6pm, admission $5

Monday, February 27 Interim Reports go home

Tuesday, February 28 Battle of the Books competition

Tuesday, February 28 Pizza Hut Night

Happy School Counselor's Week! We are so lucky to have you at SBES, Mr. D. You truly are a lifesaver! Hope you have a wonderful week!

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Driving a bus is a difficult job. Let's show our drivers how much we appreciate all that they do for our children by doing something kind for them this week!
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Congratulations to our Science Olympiad Team- 4th Place!

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Congratulations to our 5th grade Spelling Bee Winners!

1st place- McKenna Panos

2nd place-McKenzie Phillips

3rd place- Alyssa Beck

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Mrs. Spencer's class has fun with the visit from the planetarium.

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Ms. Rigg's Silly Class!