Old Spaghetti Factory Restaurant Night! ~ Wednesday, September 28th

osfJoin your SW Charter friends for food and fun at our first restaurant night of the year at the Old Spaghetti Factory in the S. Waterfront and raise money for our awesome school!

Please dine in anytime during regular business hours (11:30 am – 2:30 pm or 4:30 pm – 9 pm) on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 and 15% of the sales will be donated right back to SW Charter!

Flyers went home with students today, but if you can’t find it, please print out the image below.

You must present the attached flyer at the time of purchase so they know you are dining in support of the school. Good for dining in the restaurant only, not on to-go orders.

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SWCS Arts Parkrun ~ Wednesday, October 5th

parkrunOctober is coming and that means it’s time for the SWCS Arts Parkrun (previously known as Run 4 the Arts). In years past, SW Charter has used Run 4 the Arts/Young Audiences as an organizing structure.

Each year we have been successful in attaining our goal of raising $20,000, but we have had to pay 15% of that money to Young Audiences. This year, the Arts Parkrun Committee has developed an in-house program to maximize our fundraising potential. This means that 100% of the proceeds raised from the Parkrun will go directly to art programming at SWCS.

Please join us in reaching our annual goal of $20,000! We hope that each family will participate in the SWCS Arts Parkrun to the best of its ability. With 196 students, if each family raises at least $100, we will achieve our goal.

We know it can feel awkward to ask loved ones and neighbors for money. We have a few suggestions to help mitigate this uncomfortable feeling. Firstly, we have included a link to a video about the SWCS Arts Parkrun. Please blast this video on social media and add it to your email requesting sponsorship from those near and far. Secondly, although this year as a school we can only accept cash and checks, you can set up your own PayPal account and sponsors can pay you electronically and you can write one check to SWCS.

Your child(ren) received pledge sheets in their classroom and were treated to an entertaining skit about how to get pledges. Here are some important dates to remember:

  • Friday, September 16 : Friday, September 30 ~ Collect pledges
  • Friday, September 30 : Return completed pledge form to your child’s teacher
  • Wednesday, October 5 : Join us for the SWCS Arts Parkrun at Caruthers Park!
  • Monday, October 10 – Friday, October 28 : Collect money from pledgees
  • Friday, November 18 : Join us at the Prize Assembly at 8:45 am in the Great Room!

This is a community event that requires the participation of students, teachers and parents to be successful. We thank you in advance for your efforts, time and dedication to making our students’ experience at SWCS remarkable and right brain friendly!

Please contact Caroline with any questions or concerns at cfalcone@mail.com

Look for a Sign Up Genius email coming soon with volunteer opportunities.

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Chinook Book Orders Due Wednesday, October 5th

chinook2017The deadline for ordering your Chinook Book has been extended to Wednesday, October 5th!

Come to school on Wednesday, October 5th to support your children as they run during the SWCS Arts Parkrun and while you are there, make sure to drop off your Chinook Book orders.  Half of the purchase price of all books ($22), apps ($15) and combo packs ($30) goes directly to our school and helps support our beloved teachers.

Checks should be made out to SWCS and cash is always welcome.  Please help us reach our goal of one book per family!!  Questions?  Contact Elise Christman at elise@christmans.net.

couponAlso, think about donating your coupon to the Circuit Bouldering Gym so that we can offer the K-5 class that raises the most arts money a trip there to celebrate! If you’d like to donate your Circuit coupon to the students of SWCS, please contact Christine Egan at christine57114@gmail.com.

 

 

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Donate Your Chinook Book Coupon and Celebrate Our Students!

couponParents, would you be willing to donate The Circuit Bouldering Gym coupon from your new Chinook Book to help celebrate our K-5 students this year?

We are hoping to present the highest earning K-5 Arts ParkRun class with a field trip to The Circuit!

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The Circuit has been very generous with donations to SWCS over the years, including this one. However, we didn’t want to over-ask by soliciting yet another donation.

But if we could gather six Chinook book coupons from our community – 4 admissions on each – that would cover a class of 24!

If you’d like to donate your Circuit coupon to the students of SWCS, please contact Christine Egan at christine57114@gmail.com.

Thank you so much for making our new homegrown arts run a success!

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1st Restaurant Night of the Year at Old Spaghetti Factory ~ Wednesday, September 28

osfJoin us for food and fun at the Old Spaghetti Factory in the S. Waterfront and raise money for our awesome school!

Please dine in anytime during regular business hours (11:30 am – 2:30 pm or 4:30 pm – 9 pm) on Wednesday, September 28 and 15% of the sales will be donated right back to SW Charter!

Good for dining in the restaurant only, not on to-go orders.

More details to come!

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School Picture Days Next Week ~ 9/27 & 9/29

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SW Charter School Picture Days are next week Tuesday, September 27th & Thursday, September 29th!

SW Charter parent Jen Downer from She Saw Things Photography will be capturing images of our amazing children!

We are looking for TWO VOLUNTEERS for each day to help shuttle kids back and forth from their classes, to help Jen out as needed, and to generally keep things running smoothing. Time approximately 8:45 am to 1:00 pm.

Contact Elise Christman at elise@christmans.net for more information, or to be one of the lucky volunteers- it’s a lot of fun to meet all the kids in the school!

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