Southwestern Elementary School

September Newsletter

From The Principal

Greetings Spartan Families!

What a fantastic first month of school! We hit the ground running and students are in a routine and busy exploring, creating, and learning. We have a lot of events coming up in September and October and we are looking forward to more opportunities to welcome families into the building as we continue getting back to a more traditional school year.

We have added to our Southwestern family. Mr. Collin Rigney is joining the Spartan Nation as the elementary school's new assistant principal. Mr. Rigney will also serve as the corporation wide athletic director. Mr. Rigney will be spending a few days a week with us and will officially start full time on September 26th. Welcome Mr. Rigney!

As always, reach out to us if you have any questions! We are happy to help!


Mrs. Hoeing

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Important Dates

September 5: Labor Day-No School

September 7: Mid Terms Sent Home

September 8: PTO Meeting 6:00pm- Come join us as we plan our fall events!

September 15: National Dot Day!- Wear your favorite polka dot outfit and enjoy a day of celebrating dots!

September 23:Fall Fundraiser Kick-Off!

September 27: Gravy with Grandparents (preschool-2nd grade) 7:15am-7:45am

September 28: Gravy with Grandparents (preschool, 3rd-6th grade) 7:15am-7:45am

September 30: End of the First Quarter

September 23-October 7: Fall Fundraiser (orders and payment are due on Oct. 7)

October 7: Grandparents Night at the Book Fair! 6:00pm-7:00pm

October 4-October 13: Book Fair!

October 13-October 14: Parent/Teacher Conferences

October 14-October 21: Fall Break

School Breakfast/Lunch Information

Breakfast-free for all students

Lunch- $2.80

Application for Free/Reduced Lunch and Textbook Rental Assistance

September Breakfast/Lunch Menu

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Attention grandparents or other special guests!

Southwestern Elementary Student Council will be hosting Gravy with Grandparents this month! More information will be coming home soon!

Gravy with Grandparents Dates:

Tuesday, September 27th- Preschool-2nd Grade

Wednesday, September 28th- Preschool and 3rd Grade-6th Grade

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The Book Fair is coming to Southwestern Elementary!

October 4th-October 13th!

Special Event: Shopping with Grandparents!

Friday, October 7th 6:00pm-7:00pm

Students are invited to bring their grandparents or other special people to shop and enjoy cookies.

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All students are currently taking the NWEA Math and Reading test. This test provide data for teachers to understand the current levels of your child/children in math and reading, and to plan classroom experiences to meet his/her individual needs. Click below to learn more about NWEA testing.

Meet Mr. Rigney

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Book Rental Fees

Kindergarten- $99.00

First Grade- $116.90

Second Grade- $102.40

Third Grade-$119.57

Fourth Grade-$127.46

Fifth Grade-$115.32

Sixth Grade-$91.54

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Teaching Assistants and Substitutes Needed!

Do you want to work the same schedule as your children? Do you enjoy working with kids?

We have openings for teaching assistants and substitute teachers. Apply online at

Southwestern Elementary School

3406 W 600 S

Shelbyville, IN 46176