Swansboro Elementary

November 8, 2020

Thanks for another great week at SBES!



Tomorrow our Virtual Scholastic Book Fair will kick off. The book fair will run Nov. 9 - Nov. 22 and is completely online. We will be posting the link on our school Facebook page tomorrow once it is activated. Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.


Tuesday, November 10th is Papa John’s Spirit Night from 4:00-8:00 pm. Swing by Papa John's to pick up dinner and a portion of your sale will go back to our school.


On Wednesday, November 11th there will be no school for students as we honor our Veterans. There will be No Teams live sessions or remote assignments for Wednesday, November 11th. I hope that your family will find time to honor all of the servicemen and women that sacrifice so much for our freedoms. Be sure to check out the flyer below with additional information on supporting our Veterans. Also, it is not too late to complete the Veterans Day activities by clicking on the link below to access the interactive Sway created by our Enrichment team.


This week we would also like to give a shout out to all of our students that earned Principal's List (all A's) and Honor Roll (all A's & B's) for the first grading period. We realize that remote learning is difficult for students, especially elementary students and we appreciate the hard work and determination that these students have shown. We are also extremely grateful for the hard work that each parent has put into remote learning. As a mom myself, I suspect that every family has experienced a few times (or more) in which they would have liked to throw the computer out of the window and just give up. I am glad that we have decided to push through despite these frustrations in order to ensure that our students continue to learn and grow despite the pandemic. Giving up can't be an option as our students deserve so much more! Please keep in mind that we are trying to be flexible and give grace to our students and families, but we also have a responsibility to teach the state standards and prepare students for the next grade level as well as end of grade testing which is still a requirement. We also know that students must feel safe and loved and have their basic needs met in order for any learning to occur. Positive parent and school partnerships have always played a vital role in student success and are even more critical during these times. You are encouraged to reach out to your child's teacher to help us better support your child. Thank you again for your dedication to learning and support of Swansboro Elementary!

Congratulations to our Principal's List and Honor Roll students for the first grading period. We are so proud of you!

3rd Grade Principal List:

Nikolai Anikin, Addisyn Schmitt, Arabella Molfetto, Braeden Davis, Carter Jarman, Davian Lopez, Dawson Caraker-Mahoney, Dustin Schuitt, Dylan Johnson, Emma Williams, Emma Aguon, Grant Gawronski, James Blalock, Jiana May, John Marshall, Joshua Lemon, Kailynn Mertins, Kaitlyn Fuller, Kayla Saenz, Mackenzie Carr, Natalie Barreras, Nikolai Anikin, Noah Holcomb, Riley Watson, Thomas Peterson


3rd Grade Honor Roll:

Adelynn Weimer, Ariel Vogels, Aurora Siska, Ava Michel, Ava Ossner, Carcyn Bloodworth, Carson Hoang, Carter Justen, Catherine Dunham, Charly Licht, Danielle Halberg, Elaine Miller, Elizabeth McCollough, Elodie Minior, Emma Justice, Ethan Niggemeier, Evelyn Hawkins, Finn Gardner, Greyson Arnold, Isabel Andrews, Isabelle Buell, James (Colton) Berger, Jessica Ambrose, Jordan Jones, Jorja Jay Mallard, Jude Burns, Justus Floyd, Kaysen Laven, Keaton Hiester, Kyla Tullier, Liam Harshman, Lily Wilkins, Macie Warren, Madison Iulo, Mason Tumlinson, Matthew Benson, Noah Beasley, Piper Hollifield, Preston Humphrey, Sylvia Kohkemper, Titan Gabrielse, Veda Noblot, Zane Joyce


4th Grade Principal List:

Adora Barone, Brice Getsy, Coleton Richmond, Connor Weiss, Cooper Bradley, Easton Battle, Jasmine Brenenstuhl, Kalea Abalos, Kendall Ware


4th Grade Honor Roll:

Alexander Bocanegra, Amelia Rijo, Benton Williams, Brooklynn Kirchmer, Byron Hagopian, Callie Grogg, Capriana Zamora, Connor Williams, Emerson Burke, Gracelynn Forston, Grover Billings, Isaac Dunbar, Isabella Carian, Isla Hawkins, Jacob Prane, Jaxon Berdan, JP Buckner, Lakelyn Panos, Liliana Hagopian, Maddox Williams, Peyton Koenig, Robert Wattle, Rylin Hongiford, Sully Holland, Tu'iomatagi Ape


5th Grade Principal List:

Addison Davis, Ashlyn Yates, Baffour Akoto, Bridget Walden, Brody Morton, Cesar Bocanegra, Charlea Abrams, Ella Esemann, Harley Solowynsky, Jacek May, Jorge Sanchez, Keith Christen, Layla Holland, Lindlee Wilson, Lynlee Green, Mackenzie McDowall, Madison Caraker-Mahoney, Ollie Billings, Reese Hislop, William Bryan, Zoe Golden


5th Grade Honor Roll:

Addison Pope, Adyson McCarthy, Ava Beasley, Brady Locke, Cailey Granados, Caylee Laspada, David Lang, Dylan Cohn, J.J. Wallace, Jackson Digrolamo, Jay Adame, Jillian Burns, Jocelyn Reed, Landon Morton, Levi Roberts, Lola Collard, Noah Throesch, Olivia Saari, Ronnie Joyce, Spencer Campbell, Tarrin Marston

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

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE

Our school counselor and social worker are beginning to gather information and resources for families that need holiday assistance. Please email carrie.jackson@onslow.k12.nc.us or alexandra.casemore@onlsow.k12.nc.us if you are in need of assistance.

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

A Note from Nurse Sammons

All Immunization Records and North Carolina Schools Health Assessment Forms are due by Friday, October 30th, 2020. Nurse Sammons has sent home reminders to those that still need to turn in their updated paperwork. Students will be excluded from school Starting Monday November 2, 2020 if these documents are not turned in. These are NC State General Statutes and Laws. We cannot make exceptions.

Protocol for when students are sent home from school sick:

Dear Parent/Guardian: Date:


Your student _____________________________ is being sent home today because of the following symptoms:


*Fever 100ᵒ F or Higher * Chills Shortness of Breath

*Difficulty Breathing *New Cough *Loss of Smell

*Loss of Taste *Exposure to COVID-19


HE/SHE MAY NOT RETURN TO SCHOOL UNTIL:

1. A health care provider states the student DOES NOT have COVID-19 and/or they have an alternative diagnosis which explains the COVID-like symptoms OR they have a negative PCR COVID-19 test AND they are fever free (without using fever reducing medications) for 24 hours.


2. IF THEY ARE DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19, THEY MAY RETURN TO SCHOOL WHEN:

· It has been at least 10 days since the student first had symptoms.

· Fever free for at least 24 hours, without using fever reducing medication (Tylenol, Ibuprofen)

· Symptoms have improved; feels better.


** NC STATE DHHS GUIDELINES STATE: STUDENTS SENT HOME WITH COVID-LIKE ILLNESS AND NOT SEEN BY A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER MUST BE EXCLUDED FROM FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION FOR 10 DAYS.


IF ONE STUDENT IS EXCLUDED DUE TO COVID-19, THE ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD IS EXCLUDED. STUDENT MUST BE CHECKED IN BY THE OFFICE TO RETURN TO SCHOOL. CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

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School Fees

Instructional Supply: $5.00

Art: $1.00

Supplemental Reader: $6.00

Technology Usage Assessment Fee (not insurance, rental fee): $25.00

Total for all students (k-5) is $37.

* Music: Recorder fee for 5th grade only: $5 Students will learn finger positions here at school but will only be allowed to actually play the recorder at home due to Covid restrictions. They will have the opportunity to perform virtually.


* New this year. School fees can be paid online safe and securely by visiting our school website. Click on the shopping cart icon found on the right of the screen. You will need to register to get started. If you do not have your students id number, check their computer login sheet which will be sent home the first week of school.

* If you cannot afford these fees, you may request a fee waiver by emailing school administration (page.highsmith@onslow.k12.nc.us or elizabeth.wilsey@onslow.k12.nc.us). These will be reviewed by administration and you will be notified once approved.

IMPORTANT DATES


November 10 Board of Education Mtg. 6:30 pm RSC



November 10 Papa John’s Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p)



November 11 Veteran’s Day- NO school for students * No Teams mtgs or remote assignments*



November 16-20 American Education Week



November 17 Interim Reports for Elementary Students



November 18 National Education Support Professionals Day (speech, school psychologist, program specialist, occupational and physical therapist, interpreters, etc)



November 20 Substitute Educators Day



November 20 Sweeter Things Ice Cream Shack Spirit Night (afterschool–8:00p)



November 24 Pizza Hut Spirit Night (4:00-8:00p Please leave receipt for donation)



November 25 Teacher Workday- No school for students



November 26-27 Thanksgiving Break- No School



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



December 4 Dairy Queen Spirit Night (mention SBES Spirit Night)



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



December 8 Make Up Picture Day



December 9 Strategic Planning 7:30- 8:15 am



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