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6020 Ogeechee Road
Savannah, GA 31419 
Phone: (912) 395-3301 
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Tara Fitzgerald

Hours: Bell Times
Grades: PK - 5th

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October Parent Newsletter 2016

Good Morning Gator Families!

Thank you for having your child participate in our dress down day for the SWES App last Friday.  Our App can now be downloaded for free for both iTunes and Google Play if you type in Southwest Elementary under the search menu.  Our teachers are learning how to connect their current classroom pages to this App for easier parent communication and updates. 

Attendance - Our goal is for each student to miss fewer thatn 5 days of school this eyar.  At the end of each marking period, we will recognize our students with perfect attendance.

Upcoming Events:

October 7 - Spirit Wear - Deadline to order our new SWES spirit wear shirts. 

October 11 - 14 - Scholastic Book Fair at SWES from 8:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. in the Gym

Join us for one or more of our family events during our book fair:

  • October 11 - Pastries for Parents/Guardians @ 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. in the gym 
  • October 12 - Muffins with Moms @ 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. in the gym (or another special female family member)
  • October 13 - Donuts with Dads @ 8:15 - 8:45 a.m. in the gym (or another special male family member)

October 14 - Report Cards go home. 

October 21 - Pickles and Popcorn

October 28th - Halloween Trunk or Treat 6 - 8 p.m. @ SWES

November 4 - Turkey Trot Fun Run - bring in a canned good for our food drive

SRI and MAP - We will continue administering the SRI and MAP assessments throughout the school year.  Please encourage your child to do his or her very best each time he or she is given the opportunity to demonstrate what they know.  The tests are not timed and our students are encouraged to take their time, work slowly and carefully.

Test scores need to be sent home to parents no later than October 14th for the first testing window.  The following target schores have been set as part of the district's factors considered for promotion.

SRI- Reading Lexile              MAP - RIT Level

2nd Grade          360             186

3rd Grade           560            198

4th Grade           660            207

5th Grade           760            215

Pre-K Special Guest Reader:  This morning our Pre-K students had a very special guest reader when State Representative, Mr. Ron Stephens came to read to them in the Media Center.  Mr. Stephens read Rainbow Fish to the children.  The boys and girls were so excited and did a great job of asking Mr. Stephens about the story.  Great learning and activities are always happening at Southwest Elementary!

Title I Parent Center is open in the Media Center for parents to create learning activities, check out materials and so much more.  Please be sure to stop in!

Have a great week!

Ms. Fitzgerald


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