• Believe Fundraiser

    Earn money for Swanson and prizes by participating in the PTO's fundraiser until Friday October 6th when all packets must be returned to the classroom teacher. Please supervise your child while selling and delivering fundraiser items to strangers.

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  • Donuts for Dads

    Dads, Grandpas, and all others who are special to our students are welcome to join us for Donuts for Dads in the gym on Thursday October 6th from 8:45-9:05am

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  • Free and Reduced Lunch Applications

    Free and reduced lunch applications are due by September 29th. Click on the image for the application

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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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  • Back to School Information

    Double-click on the brown text for more info!

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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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  •  MSBSD OFFERS ONLINE TEST PREP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    MSBSD OFFERS ONLINE TEST PREP FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

    Wanting to prep for the PSAT, SAT, or ACT? The MSBSD now offers a highly effective, free, online test tutorial program for all high school students to help in preparing for the college entrance exams. View full story for links....

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  • MSBSD HOLDS QPR YOUTH RETREAT

    Fostering awareness for students and staff about the importance of supporting each other, QPR focuses on that support. Held each year during September in observance of Suicide Prevention Month, QPR stands for Question.Persuade.Refer. Read more...

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  • SEPTEMBER'S SUICIDE PREVENTION MONTH ACTIVITIES

    Su Valley Jr/Sr High School is one of MSBSD schools participating in activities during September to raise awareness for suicide prevention. Dave Booth is SVHS Principal. A community event, the Su Valley High School Color Run was in partnership with Sunshine Community Health Center and other Alaska agencies. Photo/story credits: KTNA's Katie Writer. Read more...

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  • BURCHELL GRADUATE AWARDED COMMISSIONER'S SCHOLARSHIP

    BURCHELL GRADUATE AWARDED COMMISSIONER'S SCHOLARSHIP

    2016 Burchell High graduate, Caleb Beauvais, was awarded the $10,000 BP Alaska DEED Commissioner's Scholarship in conjunction with the Alaska Principal Foundation. Attending Mat-Su College, Caleb was selected for his "tenacity and self-reflection." Jason Marvel is BHS Principal. Read more...

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  • ALASKA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES UPDATE

    ALASKA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION AND PUBLIC FACILITIES UPDATE

    From the Mat-Su Borough Public Affairs: In time for the new school year, a temporary traffic signal was installed on Seldon Road at the entrance for three schools, Teeland Middle School, Mat-Su Career & Technical High School, and the newly-built Fronteras Spanish Immersion Charter School. View more...

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  • 2016-2017 REGISTRATION ONLINE OPENS

    2016-2017 REGISTRATION ONLINE OPENS

    Whether you are a parent of a returning student or are new to our District, in one easy access, you may register all students in a family. step-by-step iEnroll instructions are available. View fully story...

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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

        swe@matsuk12.us

        Find us on Facebook

         

        Mary Kate Johnston, Principal

        Jodi Rogness, Administrative Secretary

        Molly Johnson, Secretary/Registrar

        Cheryl Nichols, Records Specialist

         

        Swanson Announcements

        • SWANSON ACTIVITIES, INCENTIVES AND FUNDRAISERS!

           
          "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 - 2016-2017
          School start/end times will remain the same for the 2016-2017 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 3:05 on M, Tu, Th, Fri & 2:05 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 2016-2017 School Supply Lists
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        • arrow 2016-2017 SCHOOL REGISTRATION INFORMATION
          For information on School Registration visit MSBSD iEnroll
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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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        • arrow ALASKA MIDDLE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROCESS
          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 ONLINE ABSENCE REPORTING AVAILABLE ON iParent
          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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