• Site Updates

    During our August 28th Professional Development Day, our staff members developed their webpages. Please click on the staff members' names on the Staff tab to see the latest information from your child's teacher.

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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

    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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  • MSBSD LAUNCHES NEW, FRESH MOBILE APP FOR ANDROID AND IPHONE

    MSBSD App makes information accessible via mobile devices for students, parents, staff, and community members--an updated, fresh new app for the District.

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  • MSBSD 2015-2016 REGISTRATION OPEN

    Due to system maintenance, through July 15, you may experience delays in online registration. Online registration for all Mat-Su students, returning or new to our District, including kindergarten students,begins online June 1. Registration for all fall athletics opens July 15. Payment of all course and activity fees will also begin July 15.

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  • SUMMER BREAK

    Students, enjoy your summer! Continuing is summer school and camps and workshops, as well as the School Board and Administration beginning planning for next year. Registration opens June 1.

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  • MSBSD 2015 GRADUATIONS

    View Full Story for links to the graduation dates/times and livestreaming for graduation ceremonies for Mat-Su Borough schools. Congratulations Graduates of the Class of 2015!

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  • ELEMENTARY REPORT CARD SURVEY

    For parents, the District invites you to share your experience with the Standards-Aligned Report Cards. A survey is available through May 15th...click more of the story for the survey link.

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  • ALASKA MEASURES OF PROGRESS (AMP)

    AMP is aligned to the State of Alaska English language arts and math standards which were adopted in 2012. Click full story to read a letter to Parents from DEED Commissioner, Mike Hanley, as well as download an Assessment Calendar and other information.

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  • MSBSD SUMMER STUDENT WORKER APPLICATIONS OPEN

    The 2015 Student Summer Worker application period is available on Applitrack. Four work crews will be hired during the interview process. The crews will consist of: Building Maintenance and Repairs, Curb Appeal (landscaping), Lawns, and Curb Appeal (parking lot improvements). Further information will be available soon. Please contact the CTE Department at 746-9274 with any questions. Click for links...

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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

        Theresa Wilde, Records Specialist/Registrar

         

         
         
         

        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 - 2015-2016
          School start and end times will remain the same for the 2015-2016 school year. Elementary schools time is 9:15 to 3:45, and middle/secondary schools time is 7:45 to 2:15. There are exceptions for northern schools: Willow start time is 8:20 and dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal at 1:40 on Wed. Talkeetna begins at 8:30 with dismissal at 3:00 on M, Tu, Th, Fri, and dismissal on Wednesdays at 1:40. Trapper Creek begins at 8:30 and dismissal at 3:00. Su Valley Jr/Sr High School begins at 8:30 and dismissal is at 2:54. Also, if your child attends one of our six charter schools, 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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        • Arrow 2015-2016 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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        • Focusing on academic success, career readiness, higher education, and industry/technical training, Career and Technical Education is highly valued and counted upon to meet District student needs. Read more, including the Proclamation from Governor Walker.
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        • Arrow HELP MSBSD "STUFF THE BUS"
          School is two weeks away and many students in the Mat-Su Valley do not have the resources they need for their first day of school. That’s exactly what Stuff the Bus is aiming to help with. July 31 is a Day of Action! Partnering with United Way of Mat-Su, the MSBSD will be filling backpacks in the old Carrs parking lot in Palmer, providing school supplies for Valley kids. The following items are needed for donations; backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencils,and pens. Families needing school supplies for their students can call746-9239 for more information.
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        • Arrow MSBSD EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS ON TECHNOLOGY!
          All MSBSD Employees can take advantage of the Dell MPP program, Apple Employee Purchase Program and Microsoft Home Use Program.  Click here to find out more! 
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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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