Swansboro Elementary

December 13, 2020

Schoolwide Christmas Spirit Week: December 14th -18th!

Monday-Reindeer Day

Tuesday- Elf Day

Wednesday- Ugly Sweater Day

Thursday- Grinch Day

Friday- Polar Express Day- wear your PJs

Happy Sunday Pirate Families!

Don't forget that this week is our Christmas Spirit Week!

Monday-Reindeer Day

Tuesday- Elf Day

Wednesday- Ugly Sweater Day

Thursday- Grinch Day

Friday- Polar Express Day- wear your PJs

Tomorrow at 7pm we will have our WebEx Virtual Workshop:Understanding and Helping Your Unorganized Child. Please see the flier below for more info regarding registration.

This Wednesday there will be no live Teams sessions. Instead, please log on to our school's website on Wednesday to hear a special holiday message from Mrs. Wilsey and Ms. Highsmith. Also the end of the grading period is this Friday, so please utilize Wednesday to complete any missing work that your child may have. Please keep in mind that once the grading period has ended, grades are calculated and report cards are finalized. All students in grades 3-5 have been taught how to use PowerSchool to monitor their grades and any missing assignments.

There have been a few updates to the NC Strong Schools Public Health Toolkit, so check out the updates below in the newsletter. As always, we ask that if you or anyone in your household have any Covid symptoms or concerns, please reach out to the school. Each case is unique and will require you to speak with Nurse Sammons or Ms. Highsmith to ensure student safety and adherence to OCS policies. This Friday is the last day of school before we begin our Winter Break which is December 21- January 1. January 4th is a teacher workday and students will return to school on Tuesday, January 5th. If you need to reach me over the break, please email me at page.highsmith@onslow.k12.nc.us. We wish all of our families a safe and happy holiday season!

One last request, if you are dropping your child off in the morning carpool line, please make sure that you turn your heat down as it is impacting our temperature readings:) If you could have students packed, masked and ready to go, that will help us expedite the process and get all students and staff to class before the bell rings. We appreciate everyone's help in implementation of our Covid procedures.You all are doing great with all these changes:)

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Note from Nurse Sammons:

If you OR your child has a fever of over 100, a new cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell or you are being quarantined per medical advice or are being Covid tested per medical request PLEASE email the Nurse or call the school. We must clear your child per OCS protocol before they return on the bus or return to in person school. Nurse Sammons email is Mollie.Sammons@onslow.k12.nc.us. For more information, please check out Nurse Sammons' webpage on our school's website.

Please join our PTO Remind group for updates to future meetings and happenings: @7bedd4

TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE

Student Tech Support Line: 910-989-2101


Navigating Your Laptop From Home

https://sway.office.com/kgLw5NnDccBM7m2u?ref=Link&loc=play


Parent Module on Using Teams

Getting Parents Started with Teams.pptx


This is a link to the district website that has other help guides for learning from home.

https://www.onslow.k12.nc.us/Page/31947

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IMPORTANT DATES

December 14 7pm WebEx Virtual Workshop:Understanding and Helping Your Unorganized Child


December 18 End of Grading Period



December 18 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



December 18 Family Life Class (5th graders with permission slips)



December 21-January 1 Winter Break - No School



December 22 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



January 2021 National Mentoring Month



January 1 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



January 4 Teacher Workday- NO school for students



January 5-19 MOY iReady Math (K-5)



January 5 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



January 5 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



January 11-25 NC Check-Ins # 2 (5th grade Science)



January 11-15 Maintenance Employee Appreciation Week



January 11 Report cards sent home with students



January 13 Strategic Planning 7:30-8:15 am



January 15 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (after school–8:00 pm)



January 18 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day- NO school for students



January 26 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00 pm Please leave receipt for donation)



February 1-5 National School Counselor Week



February 2 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



February 4 Quality Council/ Systems Involvement Team 4:00-5:15 RSC



February 5 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



February 9 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



February 10 Strategic Planning 7:30- 8:15 am



February 18 Interim Reports for Elementary Students



February 19 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



February 22-25 Battle of the Books district competition (tentative)



February 23 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



February 27 Odyssey of the Mind Tournament Outer Banks-First Flight (tentative)



March 1-5 Read Across America Week & Book Fair



March 2 Read In Night (tentative)



March 2 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



March 4 OCS Spelling Bee PWE (tentative)



March 5 Read-a-thon Final Day- all payments due by 8:30 am



March 5 Character Day Parade (tentative)



March 5 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



March 7-13 School Social Worker Week



March 9 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



March 10 Strategic Planning 7:30-8:15 am



March 15 End of Grading Period



March 19 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



March 22 Reports cards sent home with students



March 23 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



March 29-April 2 Spring Break- NO school



April 2 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



April 6 Media Specialist Day



April 6 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



April 8 Quality Council/ Systems Involvement Team 4:00-5:15 RSC



April 12-23 NC Check-Ins # 3 (5th grade Science)



April 13 Strategic Planning 7:30-8:15 am



April 16 Spring Fling (tentative)



April 16 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



April 18-24 Public School Volunteer Week



April 19-23 Administrative Professional Week



April 21 Administrative Professional Day



April 21 Chess district tournament grades 2-3 (tentative)



April 22 OCS Global Innovation Showcase (virtual)



April 23 Interim Reports for Elementary Students



April 23 Chess district tournament grades 4-5 (tentative)



April 23 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



April 26- May 7 EOY iReady Math (K-5)



April 26 OCS Multiplication Bee BCE (tentative)



April 30 Global Field Day (tentative)



May 1 School Principals Day



May 3-7 Onslow County Schools Employee Appreciation Week



May 3-7 Onslow County Schools Bus Driver Appreciation Week



May 3-7 Teacher & Teacher Assistant Appreciation Week



May 4 National Teacher Day



May 4 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



May 4 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



May 7 School Lunch Hero Day



May 7 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



May 11 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



May 12 National School Nurse Day



May 13 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



May 17-21 National Educational Boss Week



May 17 EOG Reading Grades 3, 4, 5 Cohort A



May 18 EOG Science Grade 5 Cohort A



May 20 EOG Reading Grades 3, 4, 5 Cohort B



May 21 EOG Science Grade 5 Cohort B



May 24 EOG Math Grades 3, 4, 5 Cohort A



May 25 RTA Grade 3 Cohort A



May 25 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



May 27 EOG Math Grades 3, 4, 5 Cohort B



May 28 RTA Grade 3 Cohort B



May 28 Kindergarten Ceremony 9 am, 5th grade ceremony 11 am (tentative)



May 28 Last day of school for students (report cards sent home if all dues paid)



May 31 Memorial Day



June RTA (After reading camp) TBD



June 1 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



June 1-4 Teacher Workdays



June 4 Swansboro High School Graduation



June 14- 17 OCS Camp Invention