• Valentine Gram

    Parents and family members can send a valentine gram to children, and kids can send them to friends and teachers. Each Valentine Gram has a large pixie stick attached to a Valentine. The cost is $1 and will be delivered to students in their classrooms during class valentines day parties on February 12th. Orders due February 10th. Click the full story for the order form.

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  • Square 1 Art

    The PTA Square 1 Art fundraiser is underway. Each student will create art that can be turned into jewelry, stationary, coffee mugs, and other keepsakes. For more information and inspiration, please check out the samples posted on the bulletin board in the foyer and visit www.square1art.com

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  • Yeabook Photos

    If you have any photos of field trips, classroom activities, or other school related photos that you would like included it the yearbook, please email them to swansonsherrodyearbook@gmail.com

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  • Pickup/Drop Off

    Check out the August newsletter for a map of pickup/drop off locations. Doors open at 8:50am and school starts at 9:15. Please let the office know of ANY end of day changes by 3:20pm to ensure your child gets home in a timely manner.

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  • Popcorn Friday

    The first Friday of the month is popcorn Friday. After lunch, students can buy one bag of popcorn after lunch for 50 cents. The money will help buy supplies for Swanson teachers.

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        Welcome to Our School


        Welcome to Swanson Elementary

        Home of the Squirrels

        Kindergarten through Second Grade

        School Hours 9:15 AM – 3:45 PM

        Office Hours 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


        507 N Gulkana Street

        Palmer, Alaska 99645

        (907) 861-5300 Telephone

        (907) 861-5380 Facsimile


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        Mary Kate Johnston, Principal

        Jodi Rogness, Administrative Secretary

        Molly Johnson, Secretary/Registrar

        Theresa Wilde, Records Specialist/Registrar


        snow Dress for Recess
        Students have 30 minutes of outdoor recess when it is warmer than -10 degrees. Please ensure your child has ALL of the below-listed items daily:
        -winter coat with functioning zipper, snaps, or buttons
        -snow pants
        -mittens or gloves (stretch gloves are not adequate) 

        Swanson Announcements


          "RESPECT" Tickets:  Every Friday, we celebrate those who are caught exhibiting good behavior and excellent choices by drawing names from each classroom for either a prize, an elevator ride or lunch with the Principal!
          Popcorn Fridays!  After lunch, the office begins selling a hot yummy bag of popcorn for .50 cents.  It's a great treat and a wonderful way to support our school!
          Box Tops - We collect General Mills Box Tops all year round.  We have two collection bins in the foyer and Box Top Bucks collection sheets on the wall outside the office door.  Every time a student brings a completed "buck" they will receive a prize from the office! 
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        District News

        • arrow MSBSD START TIMES - 2015-2016
          School start/end times will remain the same for the 2015-2016 school year.
          Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45.
          Middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15.
          There are exceptions for northern schools:
          Willow start time is 8:20. Dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri & 1:40 on W.
          Talkeetna begins at 8:30. Dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri & 1:40 on W.
          Trapper Creek begins at 8:30. Dismissal at 3:00.
          Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30. Dismissal is at 2:54.
          If your child attends a charter school, confirm the time with your school.
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        • arrow SCHOOL SUPPLY LISTS
          Click here for 2015-2016 School Supply Lists
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          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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          Interested in applying to Alaska Middle College? Download an Application Flowchart to see how.  You may also visit their website for more information.
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        • arrow MSBSD GOES MOBILE!
          Click here for more information on the MSBSD mobile app, how to get started, and downloading the app. You may also download and read a mobile Fact Sheet or print it for easy reference.  Go mobile with the MSBSD! at www.matsuk12.us/mobile.
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          Parents—Online Absence Reporting. Parents now have a method to report online student absences. A written note or telephone call is still acceptable, but online reporting is easy through iParent.
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