Mrs. Ewell is delighted to report that the new 5th and 6th Grade Chorus met for the first time on August 31 and 52 boys and girls turned out for the rehearsal! This is the first time that Chorus has been included in the school day instead of meeting during recess and the large number of students indicates that Swanton Central School has a lot of students who like to sing. The repertoire for the fall/winter term includes “Talk Like a Pirate”, a novelty song in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19), a jazz tune called “The Old Soft Shoe”, and Katy Perry’s hit “Firework”. Chorus members will learn warm-ups, work on singing technique, and become familiar with using choral scores, following a conductor, and what is expected of chorus members: regular attendance, respectful attention in rehearsals, and working as a team. We are off to a wonderful start!
Thank-you to all who joined us for First Day Celebration! It was great to see familiar faces and several new ones. Special thanks to Mary and Christine who put everything together. Thank-you to all parents who signed up for specific events and/or jobs an committees. Remember any little bit you can do is so greatly appreciated. If you have any questions at all about the Swanton PTO or how you can help please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to see you at our first meeting on Oct. 1st at 6:00 in the cafeteria at Central. I will keep you posted on upcoming events, the first being Open House on Sept. 20. I will provide details as we get closer.
Thank-you all for your support!
We want to thank all of you who were able to attend our First Day Celebration this morning. We are off and running towards a wonderful year. We have many pictures form this morning and will post them as we receive permission from families to post on our site. Thanks to the PTO for the welcome reception that followed our presentation by Tim Fox on the Supportive Classroom.
We are so excited that the new school year begins tomorrow! We are all working hard preparing for the start of the year. Our custodial staff is getting the last finishing touches completed for our start. We will be continuing with our Wednesday Weekly, so look for one this Wednesday. It will include lots of information, so please take some time to read through it all and sign the forms that need to come back to school. It is our plan to create a forms depot on our new site so that parents and families can have access to some of the forms that come home in the Wednesday Weekly.
We would also like to remind everyone of the school hours for the 2012-2013 school year. This year we will begin school at 7:55. Our walkers will be dismissed at 3:15 with busses being dismissed at 3:20. Busses will leave the lot by 3:30. Please be patient during the first days of school as it takes a bit longer to dismiss so that we are sure to get all children on the correct bus.
The new 2012-2013 Family Handbook is now up available to download.PTO BYLAWS