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Savannah, GA 31419 
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Tara Fitzgerald

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Grades: PK - 5th

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Southwest Elementary School > Principal’s Newsletter > Posts > What's Happening at SWES - Jan. 21, 2017
What's Happening at SWES - Jan. 21, 2017

Dear Gator Families,

What's happening at SWES?

GMAS: We are 44 school days away from students taking the GMAS.

Math Tutorials:   Letters were sent home in November for math tutoring and this week additional students have been identified from the new MAP math assessment data.  Teachers will send home additional invitations in grades 2-5 for math support. Tutoring is at 8:00 a.m. and children that are invited need to be on time and attend consistently.

Attendance is important.  If you want your child to do well academically and reduce the risk of retention then your child must be in school.  We want to see our students succeed and all research demonstrates the connection between attendance and school success.  Please make sure your child is here all day.

Perfect Attendance Celebration:  We have changed the date for our Perfect Attendance celebration to Thursday, February 2nd. Children with perfect attendance are in school all day.  Per the Family Handbook being tardy or signed out early counts against perfect attendance. Invitations go home this Wednesday for our 60+ students with perfect attendance.  The students will be treated to pizza and ice cream from The Ice Cream Stop and our business partner Mr. Michael Allen from Marco's Pizza will provide pizza during the celebration. 

Do you know what a Gator Buck is?  We have pretty amazing students at SWES who work hard academically and are positive role models for others.  Friday's we pull 20 names from our Gator Buck Bin and those students come to the office for a fun incentive for being responsible, respectful and Great Gator role models!  If a student is signed out early they miss this opportunity to earn an incentive.  Children need to be in school if their name is called.  Keep encouraging your child to do their best academically and with behavior choices each day.


Upcoming Events:

Jan. 27 - PTA Pickles and Popcorn $1 & Spirit Wear Day

Jan. 31 - Box tops are due

Feb. 3 - Progress Reports go home

Feb. 11 - Father/Daughter Dance (Saturday @ 6:00 p.m.)

Have a great week Gator Families!

Ms. Fitzgerald


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