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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

November 28th, 2016

Shelburne and Williston "Mix-it-Up" Dance!

Students in grades 6-8 from Williston Central School have been invited to participate in a student organized middle school dance / activity night -the Snowflake Mix-It-Up - that will take place this Friday, Dec. 2 from 7-9 PM at SCS. Proceeds from this event will be donated to ccThrive, a non-profit committing to supporting youth cancer survivors including one of Shelburne's own middle schoolers at SCS. Here is a short screencast that was made by SCS 8th graders to help advertise the event - Snowflake Mix-It-Up promo video 

All WCS students will be required to arrive with a WCS dance permission slip (information regarding drop off and pick up times and locations on permission slip). There will also be 10% coupons available to Chef Lu's restaurant and Archies if parents would like to enjoy a dinner out in Shelburne during the Snowlake Mix-It-Up.

We hope to see a packed house this Friday - entry fee will be $5 and there will also be a great concession stand as well as some raffles throughout the night. If you have any questions - please do not hesitate to contact SCS principal Allan Miller or 383-1106

Elf Instructions- Polar Express on December 10th

Soon we transform into elves as part of our annual volunteer job for the Vermont Children's Trust.  If anyone in your family has signed up to participate, here are the details you need:

Printable Directions

We have had some lovely contributions to our "Elf Fund" as well.  Keep sharing the link to friends and family who might be interested in supporting our endeavor!

Washington DC Updates

The Washington DC fundraising is on a roll now.  We are asking that students and parents of students attending the trip participate in at least 4 of our 6 fundraisers.  We now actually have 7 fundraisers because of the Shelburne school dance!

To help with our long term planning, please sign-up to chaperone on the general form below:

Swift Fundraising Sign-Ups

We will send out specific event sign-ups for the Fun Nights and Marco as the time draws closer.  Speaking of which we have the latest one below.  We were able to get the new gym and dining room for Friday the 16th instead of returning to school on the 17th to host.

Friday, December 16th Fun Night Volunteer Sign-Up

We will soon start sending announcements specifically to families participating in the DC trip so be sure you have forms in and up-to-date e-mail addresses shared.

Thank you for your support!

Engineering Challenge

Rubberband Cars on display for judges

Rylee, Ethan and Sedira working their ramp

Nick Peach, Ayden and Ruben watch their Rubberband Car

Congratulations to our prize winners:
  • Tristan, Aiden G and Shahin : 3rd place in Zipline Challenge
  • Lily, Ella and Nick Parker:  2nd Place in Rubberband Car 
  • Manny, Liz and Shane: 2nd place in Ballramp Challenge
  • Sedira, Rylee and EtahnL 1st Place in Ballramp Challenge
7th and 8th Grade Ballramp Winners

7th and 8th Grade Rubberband Car winners

FAPAC November 2016 Meeting Highlights Information

To:  Swift House Parents
From:  Shelly Masson
, FAPAC Representative
cc: Kevin Hunt, Amanda Laberge, Amy Skapof, Deborah Donnelly and Stephanie Bliss

The FAP Advisory Council held its monthly meeting on November 10th.  FAP is Williston's equivalent of a parent-teacher organization.  We meet each month, our meetings our open to all, and you will receive an email like this every month with highlights of the meeting and a link to the FAP website for the full minutes.  Check the full minutes in a PDF format by clicking 
You can now follow us on  Facebook and Twitter (@FAP_Williston)!
Below are the meeting highlights: 
FAPAC Meeting Recording
The November FAPAC meeting was recorded and is available at this link online.

Financial Report
Taxes have been completed.  The Annual Fund is doing well, but we need to keep promoting the fund.  It has been suggested that we reach out to the entire Williston Community via word of mouth and Front Porch Forum.  A reminder that the Annual Fund directly funds house accounts for field trips, guest speakers and other activities your child participates in.  EVERY student, in EVERY grade receives a direct benefit from the Annual Fund!

#FAPAnnualFund - We want to make the Annual Fund more visible.  When Tweeting about a trip covered by this fund, please use the hashtag #FAPAnnualFund to get more visibility. 
The link to donate to the Annual Fund can be found here.

Administration Update
We had about a 65% percent turnout for Election Day this year. Thank you to the town and staff and students for being flexible and vigilant.  We will continue to collect information on how to make this day smoother.   Thank you so much for the passage of the bond!
Decision packets were reviewed and voted on by FAP members.  Many other constituency groups will also vote.  This process is unique to Williston and anyone can submit a packet to be considered.

Upcoming Events
Scholastic Book Fair: November 28th – December – 2nd in the Williston Central Dining Room
Big Basket Raffle: March 25th
Please contact me at if you have feedback or questions on FAP.  Thanks.

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