Get Those Run for the Arts Pledges and Lap Counter Needed!

runningOur annual Run for the Arts fundraiser for art programming is quickly approaching on Wednesday, October 7th.  Pledge forms are due by the end of the school day on Tuesday, 10/6.

We need volunteer lap counters and safety patrols at Caruthers Park on October 7th. You can be in and out of there in less than an hour! It’s also a lot of fun to cheer the kids on as they run their laps.

Here is the class run schedule and the link to sign-up to volunteer.

  • Parents of Raina, Nesa and Lisa’s students: there are 67 students running in this group!!  Please volunteer and help make sure laps are counted and kids are safe! You will be able to leave after 9:15.

Run Schedule:

8:45-9:15 a.m.                   Raina, Nesa, Lisa

9:30-10:00 a.m.                Megan, Karinsa

10:15-10:45 a.m.              Courtney, Susan

11:00- 11:30 a.m.            Chris, Sarah

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Announcing the 1st Annual Grades 6-8 Ultimate Run for Arts Playlist Contest

playlistCreate a 30-minute playlist of the songs you need to survive laps around Caruthers Park for Run for the Arts this Wednesday, October 7th!

Submit the list of artists and song titles (no need to attach songs) to and you will get to participate in a blind vote for the best one.

The prize is a $25 i Tunes card! Due by the end of school 10/6. Grades 6,7,8 only!

roventePizza Pizza Pizza! Rovente Pizza is generously donating a pizza party for the class with the highest total donations! Get your sponsors signed up and help your class win some cheesy goodness. Please stop in to Rovente and give them a big thanks for supporting SWCS!

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Friends of SW Meeting This Tuesday, October 6th @ 6:30 pm

pto_meetingThe Friends of SW Charter, your PTO, will have its monthly meeting this Tuesday, October 6th at 6:30 pm at Elephants on Corbett located at 5221 SW Corbett Avenue in John’s Landing. We meet upstairs in the Corbett Room.

We hope you will come! Help plan activities and events for the upcoming year!

Composed of parents like you, Friends seeks to:

  • Build Community & Support Families
  • Aid & Support Staff
  • Fundraise
  • Engage in Community Service
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We Still Need Bottle Caps! ~ Purple, Green, Yellow, Red, Gold and Orange

Mural 3We’re still accepting bottle caps!

During last June’s Field Day the students made a lot of progress on our 2nd bottle cap mural. Thanks to Christina Cartwright for working on it over the summer.

It’s almost complete, but we are still in need of bottle caps in specific colors:

  • Purples
  • Greens
  • Yellows
  • Reds
  • Golds
  • Oranges

We have a paper bag in the lobby (next to the art supply donations bin) where you can drop off your bottle caps.

Thanks so much!

Thanks so much!

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Friends AM Coffee this Friday, October 2nd!

morning coffeeAfter you get the kids settled in their classrooms, join Friends of SW Charter for our monthly community coffee!

Meet in the front lobby and patio (weather permitting) on Friday, October 2nd  immediately after drop-off for coffee, tea and treats (including gluten-free)!

chinook2015In addition, the coupons in last year’s Chinook Books will be expiring at the end of October. Bring in any remaining coupons you will not be using for an informal coupon swap!

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Chinook Book Orders Due Tomorrow ~ Thursday, October 1st

chinook2015Please place your Chinook Book orders in the grey metal bin attached to the front desk, or turn them in directly to Karen (or Karen’s inbox) in the accounting office.

Order deadline is TOMORROW Thursday 10/1/15.

Orders will be delivered to your student’s classroom early next week at the latest so you can start taking advantage of all of the great deals and FREE FREE FREE offers.

Questions?  Contact Elise Christman at

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