Dolphin News

Stanley Switlik Elementary School

Principal Paul

Dear Switlik Families,

Celebrate Literacy Week was jam packed with all kinds of literacy fun, from guest readers to reading out in the sun, students were immersed in a variety of activities to promote the joy of reading. Students in grades 1-3 had an Artists in Schools assembly from Donna Wissinger and Joy Myers featuring a dynamic musical and environmental science celebration of the coral reef. These artists provided a captivating performance where students not only got to hear beautiful live music but also learn about the coral reef. Let’s continue to work together to promote a love for literacy. After all, it is the key to a bright future and a lifelong love for learning.

I would like to take this opportunity to give a shout out to the Marathon Rotary for providing our school with a grant to enhance our Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) program. For example, this past Friday our January PBIS event was a magic show. It was amazing to see just pure astonishment on our children’s faces as the magicians dazzled the audience with an assortment of tricks. A positive environment is essential for learning. These programs help reinforce positive behavior and build rapport. I am so thankful for the Marathon Rotary and all they do to support our community and schools.

Please note, this Wednesday, February 1, is early dismissal for teacher professional learning.

Have a wonderful week!


Mrs. Paul

Important Information

  • 2/1: Early Dismissal for Students
  • 2/9: Dance for Grades 3-5; 5:30-7:30, flyer below
  • There are many useful links at the bottom of this newsletter.
  • Breakfast and lunch are no longer free. Please apply for free or reduced lunch for these benefits. The link to do so is at the bottom of this newsletter.
  • School hours are 8:25-3:20
  • Drop-off begins at 8:10 and pick-up begins at 3:20. There is no supervision for students before 8:10 and early arrival for pick-up causes traffic congestion as it fills the lot and blocks US1.
  • To make dismissal changes, notify the office in writing prior to 2:00 PM.
  • Regular attendance is critical for success. Excessive absences, late arrivals, and early sign-outs result in missed opportunities for learning and will negatively impact your child's education.
  • As a general procedure, parents may not sign students out of school after 2:45 PM. Should an emergency arise necessitating a sign out after 2:45 it will be managed on a case by case basis.
  • Please call Odalis Mendez at (305) 289-2490 x 59370 to report all absences. We are incentivizing attendance and do not want your child to miss out due to an unexcused absence.
  • We are accepting donations of rods and reels for our Fishing Club to the attention of Mr. Eller. All conditions accepted.
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Artists in Schools- South Florida Symphony

Celebrate Literacy Week! 2023

Students of the Week January 27th
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Song of the Week - Swit Grit

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