• Movie Night

    Friday, March 24 Doors open 5:00pm—Movie starts 5:45pm. Free admission, bring your own blankets. We will be raffling off a movie basket including the featured movie. .25 per ticket or $1.00 for 5 tickets. Snacks will be available for purchase before and during intermissions of the movie. If you would like to order pizza for your family see the office for an order form.

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  • Smencils

    The PTO will be selling scented pencils, known as "Smencils," for $1 each in the foyer after lunch every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

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  • Spring Music Concerts

    Monday May 1st - Kindergarten. Tuesday May 2nd - First grade, Wednesday May 3rd - Second Grade. All concerts start at 6pm.

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  • Order Your 2016-2017 Swanson/Sherrod Yearbook!

    Yearbook Pre-Sale available now through March 24th. Books will cost $20 each with the option to add the student's name to the cover for $5. Order online at https://ybpay.lifetouch.com ID code 12595517 or get an order form from the office.

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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 upload them to www.community.lifetouch.com and enter code TUZGAL.

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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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  • 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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        Welcome to Our School

        Welcome to Swanson Elementary

        Home of the Squirrels

        Kindergarten through Second Grade

        Winter Gear
        Students have outside recess when the temperature is warmer than -10 degrees. Please be prepared to send your child to school with boots, snow pants, a warm coat (with functional zipper/snaps), hat and warm gloves/mittens.

        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

        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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        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.
          Glacier View School begins at 8:30. Dismissal is at 2:56.
          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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          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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          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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          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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