Happy Halloween!

Have a happy and safe Halloween tonight!

Remember to bring in your Halloween candy to school on the morning of Monday, November 3rd for our Great Halloween Candy Exchange benefiting Operation Gratitude.  From 8 to 8:30 am, we’ll be collecting candy (as well as toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, and handmade scarves) for our troops.

Every student who donates will receive prizes from Art a la Carte, Burgerville, YoDelish and more!


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We still need a few more dishes and help for the staff potluck during conferences…

potluck2It’s time again for student lead parent/teacher conferences. They will take place Wednesday evening October 29th through the afternoon of Friday October 31st.

We are still in need of a few dishes and cleanup/setup help:

  • Wednesday, October 29th ~ Dessert, Dinner Cleanup/Breakfast Set Up
  • Thursday, October 30th ~ Breakfast Entree, Breakfast Cleanup/Lunch Setup, Lunch Entree, Lunch Cleanup/Dinner Set Up, Dinner Entree, Dinner Dessert, Dinner Cleanup/Breakfast Setup
  • Friday, October 31st ~Breakfast Entree, Breakfast Side Dish, Breakfast Cleanup, Lunch Entree, Final Cleanup

Please log in and sign up to keep the staff fully energized for the duration of the conferences. This is a great way to give back and let them know how much you care.

Breakfast items should be delivered by 8:00 am, lunch by 11:30 am and dinner delivered by 5:30 pm.  The buffet table will be set up in the office.  If you need to, you can deliver an item early and store it in the refrigerator in the Griffin Den or in the office.  Remember, we need to include some vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free items.

Again, to sign up, go to:

Questions?  Contact Melissa Allen at melissaallen7@yahoo.com or Christine Bravo at christinenbravo@gmail.com.

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Last Chance to Purchase a Chinook Book

chinookChinook Book Final Sales Information!

Our Chinook Book sales have wrapped up for the year and we more than doubled our sales from last year.  Thanks so much to all of the families that participated!  You purchased over 120 books, apps, and combo pack which raised almost $1,200 for SWCS.  We have a handful of books left for purchase, so if you missed the deadline please see Karen in the school office ASAP to grab one before they are gone.

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Chicken in Need of a New Home

chickenUPDATE: The Cartwright family has adopted Peggy!

Adopt a Chicken

Peggy, the chicken with the injured foot, is in need of immediate adoption.  She has been pecking the little white bantam, so we feel both would be happier if they could have separate homes.  She’s a sweet girl that deserves a loving home.  Please consider adding her to your flock, or perhaps it’s time to start a flock at your home.  Contact Elise Christman at theotherken@comcast.net if you are interested.


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Auction Volunteers Needed!

gogreengalaVOLUNTEER to make our 2015 Go Green Gala a success!

We need YOU, our parent volunteers, to make our annual auction, SWCS’s largest fundraiser, a success!

Contact julikirby@gmail.com to fill one of our most urgent needs outlined below:

  • Procurement Team MembersWe only raise $ if we have items to sell
    • time commitment – beginning now, as much time weekly as you can spare, until we have the coolest items for the coolest auction in town
    • can be done from home
    • 90% of communication/donation requests are via email or online forms
    • procurement packets/donation forms are ready now for you to use
    • work with the procurement chairs to choose one of our most successful item categories (restaurants, hotels, etc) and start sending out procurement emails or letters. Many businesses have a form to fill out online — then simply hit ‘send.’
  • Item Input Team Member:  Be the first to see what’s come in!
    • time commitment – one day per week/now thru February
    • work with Item Input Coordinator (Christina Cartwright) to choose one day per week to pick up item donation bin from school, input item descriptions in auction software, deliver completed items back to school for storage purposes.
    • all item input work done from home
  • Donation Pick Up Team Member:
    • time commitment – as needed during procurement season
    • join our auction Facebook group and watch for posts regarding donations that need to be picked up at local businesses, communicate your availability, pick up the item and drop it off in the donation bin in the front entryway at school.  Easy breezy.
  • Classroom Art Projects – parent project leader (needed for all classes except Mike & Susan)+
    • time commitment – dependent upon scope of project chosen/most of the work done in the classroom.
    • determine a creative class art project to be sold in either the silent or live auction on auction night; garner ideas on Pinterest or ask to see our Idea Book
    • work with teachers to schedule classroom time to execute project from start to finish (may need to be done over a number of different days)
    • communicate with classroom parents via Shutterfly to collect monetary donations for the cost of project supplies; usually $5 per family
    • communicate with Classroom Art Project Coordinator (Mandy O’Donnell) who oversees the parent project leaders and offers help (supplies, ideas, volunteers) and projected completion dates

Thanks for all your help to make this a great night!


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Run for the Arts Pledges Due Friday, October 24th!

roventeRun for the Arts pledges are due this Friday, October 24! It’s the last day to turn in your pledge sheets and donations to SWCS.

Fundraising prizes and random drawings will be awarded at the Run for the Arts Awards Assembly on Friday, November 21.

To win a prize, you must meet the October 24th deadline.

The class that raises the most funds will have a pizza party donated by Rovente Pizzeria on Macadam.

Yummy alternatives will be pre-arranged for students with dietary restrictions.

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