Join Us for Coffee on Tuesday, May 9th Courtesy of Mr. Green Beans!

mr-green-beans-logoOn Tuesday, May 9th,  the very lovely and generous Ginny and Trevin of Mr. Green Beans have offered to bring in a coffee cart to treat our school staff and teachers with some fancy coffee.

They will also have this cart set up for parents and will take donations in exchange for coffee. All donations will go towards the catered lunch for teachers on Friday. So, skip your morning coffee at home on Tuesday and join us for a cup at school instead! Big thanks to Ginny and Trevin!

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Staff Appreciation Begins Next Week ~ May 8-12! Volunteers Needed!

staff2017It’s almost time for Staff Appreciation Week 2017! During the week of May 8 -12, we need your help to show our out-of-this-world SWCS teachers and staff some love!

We are still looking for a few volunteers to help out during the week. Check your schedule and see if you can help out!

Mon 5/8: Make Flower Bouquets in the morning after drop-off

Wed 5/10:  Parent Work Party from 3-5 pm

Sign up at today!

Absolutely zero time to help out?  Here are two ways for you to contribute without even setting foot in the school:

  1.  Bring in flowers at drop off on 5/8– cut from your garden, or pick up from the store, no need to go to the flower shop, volunteers will make assemble a bouquet for each teacher and staff member.  Accepted at drop off on 5/8 only.
  2. Pick up some delicious Chocolate for Chocolate Love day when you go to the store anyway – Chocolate can be dropped off at the box on Kathy’s desk from now through 5/9

Thank you in advance for helping out!

On behalf of Friends of SWCS,

Melissa Allen


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Summer Art Camp with Melissa Allen!

Does your 1st – 4th grader love to make and create? Our beloved SWCS art teacher, Melissa Allen, will be offering summer art camps at her home for several weeks in June and August! Children will work with a variety of media while focusing on a new theme each week! To find out more or register, email Melissa directly at


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Online Auction Ends Tonight at 9 pm! Get in Your Final Bids!

online_bannerThis is your last chance to get a great deal at the  SWCS Online Auction. It closes tonight (4/30) at 9 PM, so get those final bids in. Keep in mind that 100% of what you spend goes directly to Southwest Charter School.

Thank you for your support.

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Online Auction Ends at 9 PM on Sunday (4/30)

online_bannerThe SWCS Online Auction ends at 9 pm on Sunday (4/30), so this is your last chance to bid or to increase your bids on the awesome items you had your eye on.

As you make your final bids, keep in mind that this about more than getting a great deal: Every dollar you spend goes directly to Southwest Charter School!

Also, please take note of the generous donors who made our Fundraiser and Online Auction possible and consider them next time you buy something.

Thank you for your support!

Your Fundraiser & Online Auction Team,

Hanne, Toshya & Carrie

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Thank You for Making Our Student Art Show & Fundraiser a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came to the Student Art Show & Fundraiser at Sean Z Becker Real Estate last Friday, April 21!

In total, you helped raise $878 for the Southwest Charter School Art Program!



Student Artists at the Student Art Show April 21, 2017.



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Sign Up for a Party!

online_bannerIn addition to scoring some fabulous items, the online auction will provide you with a second chance to sign up for 7 wonderful SWCS upcoming community events/items donated by our very own parents and staff:

Ultimate Frisbee & Pizza Party with Morgen and Chris, Sat May 13th: https://swcs.schoolauction. net/2017auction/catalog/show/ 810

Columbia River Cruise with Amanda, Sat June 3rd:
https://swcs.schoolauction. net/2017auction/catalog/show/ 813

Karaoke Party with Lisa, Sun June 11th:
https://swcs.schoolauction. net/2017auction/catalog/show/ 745

Canning/Preserving Workshop, Sat July 29th
https://swcs.schoolauction. net/2017auction/catalog/show/ 814

Arcade Afternoon for Dudes and Dads, Sun Sept 17th
https://swcs.schoolauction. net/2017auction/catalog/show/ 811

(Part of) A Cord of Wood Delivered, before Sept 1st
https://swcs.schoolauction. net/2017auction/catalog/show/ 746

Cards Against Humanity Party, Sat Oct 7
https://swcs.schoolauction. net/2017auction/catalog/show/ 733

Don’t miss out again! Log into the online auction and grab your spot while it lasts!

Thank you for your support!

Board Member and Sign Up Party Coordinator,

Nicki Stewart

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Swim Lessons, Bowling Party, Theater Tickets are Up for Bidding on Our Online Auction!

online_bannerIf you haven’t yet, check out the SWCS Online Auction Items range from theater tickets to kids activities and also features a Bowling Party for Six at Grand Central Bowling.

Every dollar you spend goes directly to SWCS, so this is your chance to do some guilt-free shopping.

Let the bidding begin, and don’t forget to let friends and family know about this.

Winning bidders can pick up their items on May 2 from 8:15 to 9 AM, or from 2:45 to 3:15 PM. Items that are not picked up will be mailed on May 5 unless the description specifies ‘pick up only’.

Thank you for your support!

Your Fundraiser & Online Auction Team,

Hanne, Toshya & Carrie


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Friends Morning Coffee ~ Tuesday, April 25


Join Friends of SW Charter for our monthly coffee this Tuesday, April 25 immediately following morning drop off.

Stop by the Great Room for a cup of coffee or tea and a treat to start the day off right!

Hope to see you there!

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