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            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

            Cindi Payne, Administrative Secretary

            Molly Johnson, Secretary/Registrar

            Cheryl Nichols, Records Specialist



          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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          Swanson Elem. Headlines

          • Fall Carnival!

            The annual Fall Carnival will be Friday, October 27th from 5:30-8 PM. There will be indoor trick-or-treating, concession food, a silent auction, games and prizes. We are still in need of candy and cake walk donations! Students who donate will receive 4-10 tickets!

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          • Anti-Bullying Assembly

            We will be hosing the NED show on October 17 at 2pm. There are free downloads at www.thenedshow.com including resources on kindness, pay it forward, growth mindset, and bully prevention videos.

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          • How to talk to children about shootings

            An age to age guide endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics

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          • School Dismissal Manager

            effective Tuesday, September 5, 2017, it is no longer necessary for you to phone the school, send notes, or send an email to inform the school of dismissal changes. School Dismissal Manager will provide us with a more organized and efficient tracking system for afternoon dismissals.

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