Tuesday, November 15, 2016

November 11, 2016

Washington DC 

An Biannual Tradition- Swift students meet with
Congressional Representatives on Capitol Steps

Forms

Remember, all permission slips and the deposit were due on November 11th.  Please contact Stephanie Bliss if you have any questions.  Chaperone forms were published in last week's Swift Flyer (see below). Permission slips are printed and available in Swift House (or in Swift Flyer on October 28th).

Fundraisers

We had a successful Fun Night in October, raising more than $1800!  We will continue to need all "hands-on-deck" for the remaining fundraisers throughout the year.  Please mark your calendars for future fundraisers:


  • Saturday, December 17th- Fun Night (Change of Date- Spaces were not available Friday)
    • Many student and adult chaperones needed
    • Concession and prize donations needed
  • Saturday, January 7th- Bottle Drive
    • Drivers and runners needed
  • Friday, January 27th- Marko the Magician
    • Concessions needed
    • Set-up, clean-up and ticket sales needed
  • Saturday, February 11th- Bottle Drive
    • Drivers and runners needed
  • Saturday, March 25th- Big Basket Raffle Fun Night
    • Many student and adult chaperones needed
    • Concession and prize donations needed

We ask that parents and students attending the trip help with 4 of the 6 fundraisers (counting the Fun Night we already completed).  We will send out a sign-up form shortly asking for general commitments.  


Engineering Challenge

All WCS students are busily preparing for the Engineering Challenge this coming Thursday (5th and 6th graders) and Friday (7th and 8th graders).  Students are working in groups to build a machine for one of four challenges:
  • Rubberband Car
  • Zipline Challenge
  • Marshmallow Catapult
  • Ramp and Ball

All challenges require students to build an adjustable machine as their final target distances or time will not be reveled until the day of the challenge.  The competitions are school-wide, so all WCS students competing in the same category will meet up in the theater.  We'll share the results after vacation!

Jagger's "Zipline" Data- Testing the effects of smartcells on speed

Zipline Car- Grace L, Logan M and Aliyah K

Philip working on catapult 

Claire, Nora, Maggie adding data to science notebooks

Calibrating a catapult

Delia, Charlie and Gunner of their third version of a rubberband car

Poppy and Ava reinforcing their ramp

Veterans Day

Swift facilitators recognized Veterans Day this past Friday by sharing stories of veterans in our lives.  Click on the image below for names and photos.  


Bookfair Schedule

Sorry, our first e-mail was two weeks early...

Monday, November 28th- 1:15 Mr. Hunt and Ms. Skapof
Thursday, December 1st- 1:15 Ms. Donnelly and Ms. Laberge

Send your son or daughter in with money if they would like to purchase a book.  They may also choose to browse.  All sales benefit our school.


Holiday Gift Workshop



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