Welcome Letter

Dear Swansfield Families,

Greetings to you from the Swansfield PTA!

We hope that you have enjoyed your summer! It is hard to believe that the new school year is already here! This year brings some exciting changes to us. As a school, we are welcoming our new principal, Mrs. Maisha Strong. She brings over 16 years of experience and is excited to start at Swansfield. You have an all new PTA board of Mariah Tavary, Robin Shipman, Julie Hellmer, Cerece Rennie Murphy, Emily Steele and Sue Chase. And we are anticipating a school renovation starting in the spring of 2016. We are all excited about the upcoming school year and would like to share a few topics with you.

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The Carson Reading Room is looking for volunteers.  If you are interested, please e-mail carsonreading@swansfieldpta.org for more information.

Fitness Fridays/Striders is currently seeking volunteers to help out at recess on Fridays. Volunteers encourage students to run/walk the 1/4 mile track behind the school. The kids very much enjoy receiving chains and tokens for every mile they complete. Volunteers are needed to help encourage students, keep track of mileage and hand out chains and tokens. If you are available during your child’s recess time, please consider volunteering. If you are interested in helping out please contact Jess Ayers at jchiccone@comcast.net for more information.

Coat Drive Distribution Centers:
Below is a list of distribution centers that will be participating this year in providing a warm coat to families in need.  If you or someone you know is in need of a coat for their family, please pass this information along to them.  Thank you!

October 24:  The Bain Center, Columbia from 930am-12pm
November 7:  N Laurel Community Center from 9am-1030am
November 14:  Lisbon United Methodist Church from 9am-12pm

Mighty Men is returning, please stay tuned for more information…


Upcoming Events:


7:  Walk to School Day – Please e-mail Jennifer if you are interested in leading a Walking
School Bus in your neighborhood!

8 (6:15-7:30):  Second Grade Parent Night in Second Grade Pod

11:  HCPSS Community 5K & Fun Run

24 (9:30am-12pm):  Coat Drive Distribution at The Bain Center in Columbia

Want to Volunteer? 

The procedure for training Volunteers is here:


After School Programs:

Swansfield PTA coordinates several After-School Programs. This year we have coordinated the following classes:


Spanish Immersion Class
Trial Class September 29 3:15-4:30
Classes will begin October 19 every Monday for 6 weeks
Age range: PreK – 2nd grade


Klotz Institute of Karate
Grades K-5 / 5 weeks / $40
Fridays 3:20-4:05
Start date: September 11, 2015 in the Gymnasium
Classes Dates: September 11, 18, 25, Oct. 9 & 23