Welcome! We are really excited about the 2016-2017 school year!
The Sward PTA holds meetings once a month where you can hear updates on programs we are running for EVERY CHILD at Sward. You can find out about events and information from our Principal, Mrs. Gloodt. You can even hear a presentation from our dedicated staff about things the classes are learning, whether it be a new math program, technology such as Scootpad, or how they figured out your child’s Lexile score and what you can do with that number.
Our Executive Committee for this school year:
- President – Pam Mallo
- 1st Vice President – Sarah Miller
- 2nd Vice President – Shannon Kazmierczak
- Secretary – Brenda Sweetser
- Treasurer – Cindy Wood
You won’t find a harder working team anywhere else!
We have many programs and activities planned for your children this year and we would LOVE your help with making them happen. By the way, helping doesn’t mean you have to be the chairman. Some programs just need help clipping box tops at home. Some need help putting up decorations after school. Whatever your commitment level might be, we would love to have you join us.
We have a Facebook page that you can follow and get information about the things we do, such as Sward Dinners Out, which are fundraisers at local restaurants such as Potbelly’s and Chipotle. You can find us there at Sward PTA for this and lots of other information.
The PTA’s mission is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. That is why we do what we do.
This year’s meeting schedule:
- September 7
- October 5
- November 2
- December 7
- January 11
- February 8
- March 8
- April 5
- May 17
Our meetings are at 6:30 pm and are generally held in the teacher’s lounge at Sward. We hope to see you there!
2017 Helen Whalen Scholarship
The PTA Council is giving away three $1,000 scholarships to high school
seniors that were students from D123 that apply and score the highest on
their application. These applications are available to students from their
high school counselor’s office or they can download the application by using
the link below. Good luck to all!
Manna is a gift card program that is super simple to use.
- Choose gift cards for regular places you shop every day
- Circle the denomination you want, if applicable on the form
- Send your order form with payment (checks payable to Sward PTA) to school by Monday morning in an envelope marked Manna.
Your order will be sent home with your child on Wednesday of the same
week. No late orders will be accepted. Download the order form weekly at
Email Shannon Kazmierczak for more information. Shannonrdk@yahoo.com
BINGO! – Mar 22
Bingo is here! Check in at the front for your packet of game cards, sponsor
list, and a free raffle ticket. It is a FREE night of family fun, with age-
appropriate prizes and the most coveted “pizza with the principal” prize.
PTA Meeting – Apr 5
Don’t miss your opportunity to meet our next principal, Mrs. Kramer. She
will be attending our meeting at 6:30. Also, Sward has more Reflections
winners that we want to celebrate at our meeting. Do you want to get a
jump on signing up for next year’s committees? We will provide! We are
offering child care in the gym during the meeting, so don’t let that stop you
from attending this exciting night.
Father/Son Event – April 9
The Bulls/Sox Academy is the destination; your son and his most important
man are the stars. Get your responses in soon! For a few extra dollars you
can ride the bus. Contact Amy Enderle for more information.
RMH Dinner – April 10
Our second Ronald McDonald House dinner is scheduled for April 10. A call
for volunteers will come out nearer to the event. You can volunteer to cook
a meal there or you can help by donating money or supplies for the meal.
Contact Jamie Canvin for more information.