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National School Backpack Awareness Day

September 20, 2017 is. In 2007, 23,000 people went to the emergency room because of injuries related to backpacks and book bags. It is reported that 55 percent of students carry a backpack heavier than the recommended guideline of 15 percent of the child’s body weight. On September 20th, Swanton Elementary School will be sending home a backpack safety flyer to raise awareness of the proper way to wear backpacks. For more information on how backpack safety can help you or your family, visit the National School Backpack Awareness Day Web site at www.aota.org/backpack.

FNWSU Meal Charge Procedure

I. PURPOSE

The purpose of this procedure is to establish consistent practices for the Franklin Northwest Supervisory Union (FNWSU) to provide meals to students who have insufficient funds in their school meal accounts and the collection of unpaid meal debt.

II. GENERAL STATEMENT

The FNWSU recognizes proper nutrition is essential for adequate learning to occur and to establish lifelong, healthy eating habits while also working to maintain the financial integrity of the school food service program.

Read the entire Meal Change Procedures document by downloading it below.

Meal Charge Procedure

Walk to School Wednesday

Walk to School Wednesday starts Sept 6 and will continue weekly until Christmas break.  We will use the same 5 starting locations (Rec Field, Swanton Meadows, Village Green, Church of the Nativity, and corner of Bushey and Leduc) and a few busses will stop and allow children to get off and walk if they choose to do so.  If you DO NOT want your student to get off the bus, please call Wendy the school nurse and let her know.  We look forward to a happy and healthful school year with your children!
-Wendy Culligan, School Nurse