Kindergarten registration: Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2016 can register now for kindergarten at our Central Registration site. Note that this procedure is different than in past years - please consult the site for details.
REVISED CHANGES FOR STUDENT DROP-OFF/PICK-UP FOR 2015-2016
Effective September 25, 2015, drop-off/pick-up changes will take effect. Walkers will enter and exit through the H-wing (Kindergarten) doors. There will be no vehicular traffic permitted in the "horseshoe." All buses and vans will drop-off and dismiss through the main drive that is shared with Carl Sandburg Middle School. Car riders will continue to pick-up and drop-off through the driveway connected to Heartwood Turn. There will, however, be a new traffic pattern in the afternoon for pick-up. At afternoon dismissal, cars will need to loop around the staff parking and enter one of five "shoots." Cars should line up in the five "shoots" in a trunk-to-bumper fashion. Parents can then walk to the J-hall (Gymnasium) doors to pick up their children. Cars will be required to wait to exit the facility until approximately 3:45 p.m. when the cones at the end of the "shoots" will be removed one at a time. Cars can then proceed out Heartwood Turn, one row at a time. (Please see Mr. Stoneback's letter and diagram)Traffic & Dismissal Changes
The Home Access Center is currently disabled for teacher progress report entry. The Home Access Center will be re-opened on February 12, 2016.
9:10 am to 3:35 pm
Doors open at 8:55 am (breakfast served at 8:50 am)
State Farm Youth Advisory Board Grant
Schweitzer Elementary is excited and proud to be the recipient of a $25,000 service-learning grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to further develop their “Recycles and Reuses” program. This is a project of the Service Learning Club, but will include students from the entire school.
The Schweitzer Elementary Recycles and Reuses program is a youth-led environmental science project that includes everything from placing triple sorting recycle bins in each classroom to purchasing compost bins for their Garden Club to recycle cafeteria waste into fresh garden soil. Recycle bins will also be purchased for the athletic fields as well as for the adjoining Carl Sandburg Middle School.
Our students will also partner with a local artist to turn trash into an artistic treasure, teaching the students how to make beautiful new creations out of recycled materials. The grant was written with help from students in the Service Learning Club, led by Mrs. Exner, during the 2014-2015 school year.