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Hello McSwain Families!

Please take a look at the announcement below.


Fresno Grizzlies Partnership


We're thrilled to share the news of our collaboration with the Fresno Grizzlies! Every student will receive a special bookmark designed to monitor their reading achievements. Those who meet their reading targets will be rewarded with two complimentary tickets to a future game of the Fresno Grizzlies.


Students who participate and read ten books in 5 weeks receive two free tickets to a select “Wild About Reading” Grizzlies game in 2024 (dates listed below).


Students log their reading progress using the bookmark on one side of the double sheet (directions can be found next to the bookmark).


They will have to read 10 books in 5 weeks to receive their two free tickets (which is the voucher on the other side of the bookmark).


Check out the digital magazine at FresnoGrizzlies.com/WildAboutReading. There are a lot of fun activities and a story about “Going Green with the Grizzlies.”


Redemption Dates:

While each school was assigned a specific date, please note that the following dates are universally valid for voucher redemption:



Friday, April 12

Friday, April 26

Saturday, April 27

Saturday, May 11

Friday, May 24

Friday, June 14

Saturday, June 15

Friday, June 21

Any Sunday Home Game



Flexibility:

Students can redeem their vouchers for a game date different from the one initially marked on the voucher. This ensures that families can choose a date that best suits their schedule.


Community Skate Night

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

Date: February 16th, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Admission is $7 dollars, which includes skate rentals

This event is open to students and their families. As long as there is a McSwain student present, your group can go in!

Please take a look at this flyer.

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


*These events is not affiliated with McSwain Unified School District

Daily Update

Hello, McSwain Community!


We hope you are well. Please take a look at the announcements below.


Attendance Policies

An essential aspect of our educational program revolves around student attendance. In order to offer our students the highest quality educational experience, they must be present at school and arrive punctually.
Consistent attendance is pivotal to a student's academic progress, social and emotional growth, and overall success.


We kindly request that students not be withdrawn from school without valid reasons.


We do understand that there may be occasions when a student needs to be absent. If such circumstances arise, we request that you please notify the school office.



Technology Tip

We wanted to send a reminder about Chromebook care. In working with our library technicians, we want to ensure Mustangs handle their Chromebooks with care.
Broken Screens do occur but can be easily avoided with correct handling.


Common mishandlings:

Dropping the device on a hard surface without it being in a zippered case

Closing the lid with an object on the keyboard (i.e., paper clip, pencil, pen, etc.)

Stepping on the Chromebook with or without a case

Throwing the Chromebook with or without a case

Horseplay results in a Chromebook being knocked off a desk or used as a weapon.


Screen Repair Costs: $50.00


Please continue to be careful with your Chromebooks and their handling.

As students receive their Chromebooks, they review procedures alongside their teachers and librarians. Feel free to use this Chromebook slide deck to check with your child at home.

Daily Update

Minimum Day

We will have a minimum day on Wednesday, January 31st

Dismissal for West Campus will be at 12:50 p.m.

Dismissal for East Campus is at 12:00 p.m.

The pick-up logistics are the same as they are on a regular day; the only difference is that East Campus is dismissed first.



Daily Update

Hello McSwain Families,

Please take a look at the information below.


Mr. Lance Podcast Episode 3


It's official: our third episode of the Mr. Lance Talks podcast!

Insightful Discussions: From community matters to global topics, Mr. Lance will delve into various subjects that matter to us all.

This week’s episode features Mr. Costa, our Transportation Director!

Click here to listen!


How to Join:

Subscribe to our podcast channel on pod bean

You can click this link to subscribe. You will be asked to download the Podbean app, which is available on Android, PC, and the Apple store.

Tune In for on going episodes.



Minimum Day

We will have a minimum day on Wednesday, January 31st

Dismissal for West Campus will be at 12:50 p.m.

Dismissal for East Campus is at 12:00 p.m.

The pick-up logistics are the same as they are on a regular day; the only difference is that East Campus is dismissed first.



Yearbook Information

Get your McSwain 2023-24 Yearbook!

The cost is $49, reminder the price will increase after January 26th!

To order a yearbook, visit this website

Search for McSwain School and look at the special packages available for our students.








Coffee with Mr.P! Reminder

Once a month, we will be hosting a forum called Coffee with Mr. Pannu. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ongoing events here at Mcswain and how we could continue to strengthen the partnership between our school and our students and families. Our next session will be at 8:30 am in the West Campus Cafeteria on 1/26/24


Our meeting will focus on NWEA testing here at McSwain!

For parents who cannot make the meeting, we will also upload a presentation copy onto our website and broadcast it live on our YouTube page.

Donuts and Coffee will be served.

This is open to all Parents! Spanish Translation will be available.





Parent Club Meeting

The McSwain Parent Club will be meeting on 1/29 at 6 pm in the West Campus Library. This is open to all! Please come and join us!

Daily Update

Hello McSwain Families

As we head into the weekend, please take a look at the announcements below.

Great Kindness Challenege
We are excited to announce that next week our school will be participating in the Great Kindness Challenge! This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to engage in a week-long series of activities aimed at promoting kindness, empathy, and positive behavior.
Each day will have a different theme and activity, encouraging our children to perform acts of kindness both in and out of school. This event not only fosters a supportive and caring school environment but also helps our students develop important social and emotional skills.
We encourage you as parents to participate by discussing and practicing kindness at home. Together, we can create a ripple effect of kindness in our community. Looking forward to a week filled with smiles and warm hearts!

Kindness Challenges
Monday: Mustang Spirit Day
Dress in McSwain blue to demonstrate our unity and support for each other.

Tuesday: Staff Appreciation Day
Express your gratitude to staff members for their hard work and dedication.

Wednesday: Campus Beautification Day
Contribute to making our school environment more beautiful by picking up litter.

Thursday: Act of Kindness Day
Lend a helping hand to someone in need.

Friday: New and Old Friends Day
Spend time and connect with both new and longstanding friends.


Yearbook Information
Get your McSwain 2023-24 Yearbook!
The cost is $49, reminder the price will increase after January 26th!
To order a yearbook, visit the Jostens Website
Search for McSwain School and look at the special packages available for our students.

Coffee with Mr.P!
Once a month, we will be hosting a forum called Coffee with Mr. Pannu. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss ongoing events here at Mcswain and how we could continue to strengthen the partnership between our school and our students and families. Our next session will be at 8:30 am in the West Campus Cafeteria on 1/26/24

Our meeting will focus on NWEA testing here at McSwain!
For parents who cannot make the meeting, we will also upload a presentation copy onto our website and broadcast it live on our YouTube page.
Donuts and Coffee will be served.
This is open to all Parents! Spanish Translation will be available.


Parent Club Meeting
The McSwain Parent Club will be meeting on 1/29 at 6 pm in the West Campus Library. This is open to all! Please come and join us!

Welcome to McSwain School

McSwain Union Elementary School District, in partnership with the community, is dedicated to excellence and the preparation of all students through a commitment to progressive and comprehensive education in a safe and positive learning environment.