Swanson Elementary is looking for adults to serve as mentors for 3rd-6th grade students for one hour a week. TeamMates is a school-based mentoring program. Meetings with students will take place during the school day and in the school building. We ask that mentors commit to one year, with the hope that the match will continue through to the student’s high school graduation. If you are interested in finding out more information about TeamMates, please go to www.teammates.org or call Westside Middle School to speak with Quinn McGuire (402)408-8670 or Scott Becker (402)408-8632, to become a mentor.
Mr. Mantzaris wore approximately 60 pies home!
Volunteers Needed for the Book Fair!
The Scholastic Book Fair will run from March 5-12, and be open for sales from March 7-12, in the Media Center. Both March 11 and March 12 are early dismissal days for conferences, with school out at 1:00 p.m. As always, we need lots of volunteers to make it a success.
I have created a Sign-Up Genius for the volunteer spots that need to be filled - click HERE!
I would be very grateful if you could sign-up to help out. It is an easy job and I will make sure you are fully trained on the day of your shift. Basically you will check out customers and keep the books stocked and organized – unless you sign up for set up or tear down. If you have any questions, please let me know!
Stephanie Cota (402-551-4032)
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We will collect items through February 14 and deliver the totes on Friday, February
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Miss Nye's Kindergarten class is donating winter items such as gloves, hats, scarfs, coats, etc. and also books to the Open Door Mission to practice the idea of GIVING for the holiday season! :) We will have a Giving Tree outside of our classroom to show all of the items that we have collected to donate!
The sixth grade classes have sponsored a family for the holidays. Many donations of toys, clothing and gift cards have been receieved.
As a staff, we are having a jeans week. Each staff member will pay 10.00 to wear jeans for an entire week! The money raised will go to sponsor a Westside family during this holiday season.
Lane Yates, Matt Connelly, and Jalen Martin, student athletes from Westside High School, came to talk about leadership qualities with Mrs. Davis' third grade class. WHS students had the third graders draw images of themselves, including leadership qualities each student had, and talked about how the students could use these qualities in a positive way!
Ms. Godinez and Mrs. Davis enjoyed a day at the Durham with their third-graders. The students got to explore the Goosebumps Fear Exhibit. Following the exhibit, 3rd graders went on a scavenger hunt throughout the museum, learning about Omaha.
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My Dreidle, Mozart Melody, Jingle Bells, Ode to Joy, Turkey in the Straw and Legend of Dark Mountain
Listen to Our Sections, a Tri-Medley, Soft Kitty, How I Became a Pirate, More Cowbell, Holiday Sampler and Go Big Red
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Tommy Acers from MUD came to Swanson and gave his silent partner presentation to the third-graders. Third-graders learned about the states of matter, specifically focusing on gas. They learned the properties of gases and other safety lessons. They also learned what to do if they smell natural gas. Finally, they watched how to use natural gas, oxygen, and heat to conduct safe science experiments with gas.
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Click here to see Henry making books.
Click here to see Henry drawing!