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“LEAP into a GOOD BOOK” is the 2019 March is Reading month theme at Switzer. We started  our reading month with our reading broadcast today. Information has been sent home but is also included in this newsletter. Students will be bringing home their packet with reading goals and a log sheets to be turned in on Mondays, starting March 11. Students who meet their goals and turn in their log sheets will be awarded tickets/flies and be entered into drawings for access pizza gift cards, Dairy Queen gift cards, bounce house opportunities and passes to the new Urban Air in Sterling Heights. Don’t forget family reading night planned for March 22, at 6:30pm. All prizes and events have been funded by our supportive PTO and thank you Switzer reading committee for your hard work and great ideas!

 

Students in grades 3-6 will have the opportunity to work with the CSI program through the Attorney General’s office. All parents are invited to the parent version on March 12 @ 6:00pm. Has your child asked about “Momo” or are you asking who they are playing with on Fortnite? This is a great opportunity for parents and I encourage you to attend with me. For more information on the state of Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative, please visit: http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,4534,7-359-82918_80840---,00.html

 

Kindergarten Open House will be at 7:00PM on Wednesday, March 13. Registration forms are available online on both the Switzer website and the district website.

 

Spring break is around the corner. Please note that there will be no school April 1-5. School resumes Monday, April 8. When we return from spring break, the M-Step testing window opens for students in grades 3-6. Your student will be testing on days assigned to each grade level and by teacher. Exact dates will be shared by your classroom teacher as the window opens. Please visit https://wbte.drcedirect.com/MI/portals/mi

USING THE CHROME BROWSER. This site gives students opportunities to see sample questions and gain some exposure to the testing format of M-Step. This is not a study guide but will give students a feel of the test.

 

Looking forward to another great month at Switzer!

Sincerely,

Jacob Palmer

 

The Switzer Elementary community is committed to helping all students become responsible life-long learners by maintaining a safe, positive environment that encourages individuals to reach their full potential.

March Is Reading Month

Academic Blitz”Reading is Awesome” is the 2017 March is Reading month theme at Switzer. We started our reading month with our reading assembly today. Information has been sent home but is also included in this newsletter. Students will be bringing home their packet with reading goals and a log sheets to be turned in on Mondays, starting March 13. Students who meet their goals and turn in their log sheets will be awarded tickets/legos and be entered into drawings for access passes to the Lego Garage or Slurpees. If we hit our school goal we will have a special visit from our “lego rescue heros” from the police, fire and homeland security. Don’t forget family reading night planned for March 24, at 6:30pm. All prizes and events have been funded by our supportive PTO and thank you Switzer reading committee for your hard work and great ideas!

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