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Community Skate Night

Our Parent Association will be hosting the next skating party of the year!

Date: Friday, December 9th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Admission is 7 dollars which include skate rentals

This event is open to students and their friends. You will need to check them in.

Address: Roller Land, 18th and U Streets, Merced


School Attendance

A key component of our educational program is student attendance.

To provide your students with the highest quality educational programming, students must be present at school and on time.

To help in keeping our attendance rate strong, we will have a school-wide competition to see which classrooms have the highest attendance rate.

Every class that has perfect attendance, meaning all students are present, and no tardies will be given points.

After three weeks, the class with the highest attendance rate will be gifted either a trip to Starbucks (East Campus) or West Campus students will have Hot CoCo and Treats delivered; the competition starts Monday!

Transportation Change Requests

Great news! Starting in the new year, we will be changing our system of making transportation requests.

We will be using an online digital form. This will help expedite the transportation change process.

Please be on the lookout for this update before Winter Break. The new system will go into effect on January 3.


5th Grade Pancake Breakfast

Reminder, our 5th-grade students, will be having their pancake breakfast this weekend on December 4

The breakfast helps us in raising funds for Camp Calvin Crest

Breakfast and poinsettia pickup hours will be from 7 am - 12:00 pm


Little Library

We have been awarded three little libraries from the Merced County Office of Education. We will have our Grand Opening Friday, Dec 9, 2022, @ 8:15 am.

A Little Free Library is a free book-sharing box where anyone may take a book or share a book.

Little Libraries function on the honor system.

You do not need to "share" a book to "take" one. If you take a book or two from a little library, try to bring some to share to that same library or another on campus when you can.

Each of our THREE Little Libraries will be managed by an assigned "steward." The assigned steward takes care of basic maintenance, like keeping the library clean and inviting, but it is up to everyone who uses the library to keep it stocked with good books.

WEST TK-3: Mrs. Cassady's 2nd-grade class, located in the West Campus drop-off

EAST 4-5: Mrs. Blount/Mrs. Shearer's 4th-grade class, located in the District Office parking lot

EAST 6-8: Mrs. Peterson's 7th-grade class, located in the East Campus drop-off

Our stewards will keep our Little Libraries clean and inviting, BUT we need the help of YOU, our community!

Remember, please do not place McSwain School library books in our Little Libraries. ONLY books you own that you'd like to share with others.

READ, SHARE, TAKE, AND ENJOY!

Daily Update

Cross Walk Reminder

Now that we are back at school, a reminder that our crosswalk is designed to light up if students are crossing. Please be on the lookout for the lighted signage and obey the speed limit. By following the rules, we can continue ensuring students can access campus safely.

School Attendance

A key component of our educational program is student attendance. To provide your students with the highest quality educational programming, students must be present at school and on time.

If a student is not consistently at school, it impacts their academic performance, social and emotional development, and overall success. Do not pull your student from school without reason. As we head towards the Winter Break, it is critical students are here daily.


Report Cards

For families that were unable to attend our report card week, the front office will be mailing report cards home. In addition, all grades are accessible and can be viewed on Aeries. As a reminder, if you have any concerns regarding your student, please get in touch with their teacher.


Bookfair

Thank you to our McSwain Library for hosting the West Campus Book Fair. Also, thank our parents and students for making the event a tremendous success. We look forward to hosting our next Book Fair in the Spring!

Community Events

Old Town Atwater Skating Ring

We are happy to announce that every student at McSwain has been given a free entry ticket and skate rental to visit the Skating Ring from our community partners. This is a non-school sponsored event.

Break

Hello McSwain Families,
As we break for the Thanksgiving holiday, on behalf of the staff here at McSwain, we wish you and your students a safe and restful break. Our fantastic staff is also spending time with their families and getting recharged. As we all take time to rest, a reminder is there will be no school the week of November 21st- 25th.

Students and staff will return to school on November 28th.

Take Care, Mustangs!

Daily Update

Community Skate Night

Our Parent Association will host our next skating party this week!

Date: Friday, November 18th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Admission is 7 dollars which includes skate rentals.

This event is open to students and their friends. You will need to check them in.

Address: Roller Land, 18th and U Streets, Merced


Little Library

We have been awarded three little libraries from the Merced County Office of Education. We will have our Grand Opening Friday, Dec 9, 2022, @ 8:15 am.

A Little Free Library is a free book-sharing box where anyone may take a book or share a book.

Little Libraries function on the honor system.

You do not need to "share" a book to "take" one. If you take a book or two from a little library, try to bring some to share to that same library or another on campus when you can.

Each of our THREE Little Libraries will be managed by an assigned "steward." The assigned steward takes care of basic maintenance, like keeping the library clean and inviting, but it is up to everyone who uses the library to keep it stocked with good books.

WEST TK-3: Mrs. Cassady's 2nd-grade class, located in the West Campus drop-off

EAST 4-5: Mrs. Blount/Mrs. Shearer's 4th-grade class, located in the District Office parking lot

EAST 6-8: Mrs. Peterson's 7th-grade class, located in the East Campus drop-off

Our stewards will keep our Little Libraries clean and inviting, BUT we need the help of YOU, our community!

Remember, please do not place McSwain School library books in our Little Libraries. ONLY books you own that you'd like to share with others.

READ, SHARE, TAKE, AND ENJOY!



Pick Up Procedures

We will send information reviewing our drop-off and pick-up procedures as we head into the Thanksgiving break. Please be on the lookout for these announcements. We can continue to ensure our procedures remain safe and effective in working together.



Book Fair

Reminder, our Book Fair, is ongoing!

We will have our last two days Thursday, Nov 17, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm, closing at noon on Friday, Nov 18.

We hope to see our West and East campus TK-6 families there! There will be so many books to choose from for every reader.

Purchases can be paid for by cash, debit, or credit; If you'd like your child(ren) to shop cashless, we encourage you to set up an e-wallet NOW so they are ready to shop. Here's a video with information about e-wallet: e-wallet information

Set up your ewallet on our webpage https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bf/mcswainwest

We hope all parents and grandparents will plan to visit the Book Fair! Proceeds are returned to our students in NEW BOOKS, so we appreciate your support!

Thank you for your support! See you at the Book Fair!

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