From the Principal

Welcome Sward Eagles!

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Oak Lawn-Hometown School District 123 invites parents to attend a Board of Education “Meet & Greet” on April 11 at 6:30 pm at OLHMS. The purpose of this time is for members of the community to meet with both current and prospective members of the District 123 Board of Education. The “Meet & Greet” will take place before the regular Committee of the Whole Meeting that evening. Refreshments will be provided.


Seniors & Family Health & Safety Expo, April 8, 9:00 am-12:00 pm @ OLHMS. Please consider attending The Seniors & Family Health Safety Expo on April 8th to learn more from local health agencies and leaders committed to better serving the Oak Lawn-Hometown community by providing various resources and information that support both healthy children and a healthy community.


SPRING PICTURES are on Thursday March 23rd!  All students will be photographed, either with their Sward siblings or individually.  Parents must return the “sibling request” form for group photo.


The SMILE MOBILE DENTIST is coming to Sward on Thursday 4/20/17!  Dental care remains the greatest unmet health need among U.S children.  If you have not received a form, contact the school today and one will be sent home with your child. RETURN FORMS NO LATER THAN 3/24/17. ******************************************

Don’t miss out on the PTA Fannie May fundraising event on 4/1/17!  BE SURE TO BRING IN THE PEACH FLYER IN TODAY’S THT FOLDER!


The Sward Yearbook committee is working on a new format this year that will allow parents to CUSTOMIZE two pages of their child’s yearbook with photos from their personal computer, Facebook & Flickr. PLEASE NOTE:  ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS WILL BE MADE ONLINE THIS YEAR. Whether you want to customize pages or not, you MUST ORDER your child’s yearbook ONLINE.  All orders must be made online by April 1st.


To purchase your yearbook, (1) go to (2) enter our school’s passcode: 1014133926493704 and follow along.

It’s EKLIN MADNESS at Sward School this week!  It’s a full week of SPIRIT DAYS to show our love and admiration for Mrs. Eklin!!  Here is the run-down:

Wednesday, March 22 is Disney Day, wear your favorite Disney gear. T-shirts, Mickey ears, etc.

Thursday, March 23 is Dress Your Best for Mrs. Eklin (it’s Spring Photos Day also!)

Friday, March 24 is Wear your Sward Spiritwear to celebrate Mrs. Eklin’s years of service to our Sward Community.



We are “sold out”

Thanks to all the parents who returned rsvp forms!  We have reached the maximum number of people who can legally be allowed in the gym, therefore we cannot allow any Walk-In families that evening.

CHECK-IN begins at 6:00 p.m. Please remember NO FOOD or (personal) DRINK is

allowed in the gym. PTA will be providing water.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:  On April 7th, Sward School will host a live museum called “Pioneer Living”!  Students will be able to participate in a hands-on, activity-based museum that engages students in the real lives of children back in the 1800’s.  We’d love to have parents/adults assist us with these activity stations.  Here is the schedule:

8:45……grade 1                9:45……grade KDG

10:45……grade 2              12:05……grade 3

1:05……grade 4                2:05……grade 5


Please call the school office at 423-7820 if you can lend a hand during one or more of the sessions.  Thank you for considering this great opportunity!


Remember to turn in your RSVP & Payment for the PTA Father/Son event coming up on April 9th!!  Limited space available for bus transportation!


5 Reasons to attend the April 5th PTA meeting:

1) Come to meet Mrs. Kramer, the next Sward principal 2) Come to hear from some of our Reflections winners about their projects; 3) Come to hear about the current programs; 4) Come to sign up in advance for next year’s committees; and 5) Our Awesome Dads will be on hand in the gym for child care (no infants, please).  How can you say no?!