Important Dates

*Friday, January 11th: WCS Fundraiser~ Marko the Magician
*Friday, March 8th @ 6:15 pm: Swift Sponsors WCS Dance
*May 30-31: WCS 8th Grade Celebration Trip
*June 3rd-7th: Swift Trip to Washington DC

Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 21, 2012

Continental Math Registration Deadline Today (9/21)  

The deadline for registering for Continental Math is today, September 21st.  Information and registration forms can be found on page 7 of last week's  edition of the School Bell .  Any and all enthusiastic mathematicians should participate!


The wagon rides at the Adam's Harvest Festival last weekend raised $1120 for the Swift House trip to Washington DC.  Thank you to everyone who helped, especially the Antonioli family for providing the opportunity to do it.

Swift will also be holding an ABS Fun Night on Oct. 6th to raise money for DC.  There will be more details on that to come.

Over $6000 has come in so far for the Williston Wins fundraising campaign that pays for all school field trip.  These donations are needed to fund field trips which will require no additional money out of pocket.  If you have not already done so, please donate here.  

Photosynthesis in a test tube

Pond water in a microscope

The FAP Steve Mount Memorial 5K Fun Run/Ride Needs Volunteers on Saturday, Sept. 22

Is someone in your family running? Can you come early to help set up or stay a little late to clean up? We need help monitoring the course, managing food & water, and taking registrations. Or perhaps you could be the lead cyclist. There are still plenty of FUN jobs that need to be filled. Please follow this link for details and to sign up.  Thank you for supporting this event!

Swift Camp Out in the Blue and Gold

Please take a moment to check out the great article that Alexis and Carly wrote for the Blue & Gold (The WSD Enrichment Online News Blog featuring news from throughout the School).  Thanks Carly and Alexis!

As always, student writers appreciate your comments (see space for "Leave a Comment" in the grey box directly below the article).  Please do check back throughout the year to read about what is happening in our schools!

Click here for the link to this story.

Polar Express- December 8th

Swift House has a long tradition in helping with The Polar Express, which raises over $70,000 each year for the Vermont Children's Trust Foundation. Last year we had nearly half our team participate. We will be sending the details when the time gets closer, but we will meet around 2:45 at the downtown Burlington train station, and will be "elves" until 7:45. Gary Howard, our beloved retired Swift Facilitator, will be the "Santa" on this day and we will get our traditional Swift House photo with him! If you would like participate please sign up here.  

Dear Swift Families,
Below you will find the meeting highlights from the FAPAC meeting held last week.  Swift House is still in need of a council representative. If you think you may be interested, but would like to find out more about the position, I would be happy to sit down with you.  Currently Swift House is the only house without a representative. – Liz Neeld, FAPAC Chair
FAPAC September Meeting Highlights

The FAP Advisory Council met on September 13th.  Check out the full minutes in a PDF format by clicking HERE.  Below are a few highlights:

Administration Report:  Walter Nardelli, District Principal, spoke to the FAPAC.  A focus of his presentation was on technology and how the district is working to incorporate technology into the educational experience of our children.   Check out the full minutes for more information.

Williston Wins:  Over $6000 has come in so far for this fundraising campaign that pays for all school field trips (except end of year Upper House field trips), grants to teachers and staff to supplement and enhance the instruction of our children, as well as supports a few other school programs. See this week’s School Bell for the 2012-2013 Operating Budget.

Key Upcoming Events:
Steven Mount Memorial Fun Run, this Saturday, September 22nd--check out the School Bell for more information on participating or helping on the day of the event!
Whitcomb's Land of Pumpkins Event, October 6-7th and October 13-14th
Circus Smirkus After School Event--week of October 22nd; more info was in this week's School Bell.
Our next FAPAC meeting is on Thursday, October 11th at 8:15 am.  All are welcome!!!  Please contact me at  if you have feedback or questions on FAP.  Thanks.

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