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Welcome to the Home of the Roadrunners!

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Is your child entering our GATE Program? Have you sent back your letter of intent? Would you like to hear even more about our 2nd-5th grade GATE Program here at South West Park? We are having a meeting for potential GATE parents whose children have qualified through GATE testing. Tuesday, March 18th, at 9:00am in the SWP Library. Come hear what we have to offer.

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Thursday, March 6th is the San Joaquin County Science Fair and Family Science Night. please join us!  flyer

 

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Reminder...No School Monday, March 2nd.
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happy valentines day.pngSWP is lucky to have a Valentine Store sponsored by our Parent Club!

It will be open in the cafeteria during lunch on 2/11, 2/12 and 2/13 from 11:15 to 1:15. We are in need of staff and parent volunteers during these two hours. If you know anyone who can help, please have them sign up on our volunteer sheet in the office.
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Roadrunners Afterschool Presents Art on Mondays
There will be two six-week sessions of art lessons taught by three of our retired South/West Park teachers, Queta Soto, Yvonne Perez and Bea Flores.    The cost is $40.00 per session for the first student and $32 per session for siblings.   Sign-ups begin 1/22.   
Classes will be from 1:45-2:45.
Session #1 Dates:    2/3, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, and 3/24
Session #2 Dates:    3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/28, 5/5 and 5/12


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Planning for the new year?

Take a look at our January Calendars.

January Eng  Calendar.pdfJanuary English Calendar.pdf    January Spanish Calendar.pdf Calendario de enero en espanol.pdf

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GLOWTASTIC NIGHT~ Cancelled due to lack of ticket sales.

Get your tickets now! This is going to be an amazing event at South West Park. Friday, January 24th. Click on the link below to get all of the details.

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Important Dates for December, 2013~

  • Monday and Wednesday Afternoons- Glowtastic tickets are on sale after school.
  • Tuesday, Dec. 17th~ Posada Celebration for students with last names A-L @6:00pm
  • Wedneday, Dec. 18th~ Posada Celebration fro students with last names M-Z @6pm
  • Friday, Dec. 20th~Winter Sing-a-long
  • Dec. 21st through Jan. 5th ~ WINTER BREAK!
  • Monday, January 6th, School Resumes.
  • Fri., Jan. 10th, Science Fair Applications are due. 

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 Is Science Olympiad for you? ¿Es para tí la Olimpiada Científica?

ScienceOlympiadLogo3.gifscience hand.jpgAre you curious? ¿Tienes curiosidad?

Do you love Science?¿Amas la ciencia?
Is competition fun for you? ¿Te divierte la competencia?

 Science Olympiad is a hands on Science competition, for 3rd through 5th graders, where students work with partners to learn and master science a variety of concepts: some are hands on, some require study and memorization, some involve build...ing using laws of physics, some are kinesthetic and involve science fact.La Olimpiada Científica es una competencia de ciencias para los estudiantes de tercero a quinto año, donde los estudiantes trabajan con una pareja para aprender sobre la ciencia. Algunas requieren estudio y memorización, otras requieren construir algo usando las leyes de la física, y algunos son kinestéticas y requieren datos científicos.

This Friday, Sept. 20th, we will be having the first Science Olympiad meeting in room 13 from 3:00-3:30. This meeting will just be an informational meeting for anyone who is interested in joining the team. We are highly encouraging parents to attend because it is a big commitment that will last from Sept 20-March 29 with a meeting just about every week during that time period. Este viernes, 20 de septiembre tendremos la primera junta para la Olimpiada Científica, de 3:00 a 3:30. Esta junta es para dar información para quienes estén interesados en unirse al equipo. Invitamos que los padres vengan porque será algo que tomará mucho tiempo, y dura desde el 20 de septiembre hasta el 29 de marzo, con una junto casi cada semana durante ese tiempo.

After months of preparation, two teams will compete in the San Joaquin County Science Olympiad!Despues de meses de preparación, dos equipos competirán en las Olimpiadas Científicas del Condado de San Joaquín.

This is a great opportunity if your child loves science and can commit to the weekly after school meetings and the weekend event!!!Esta es una gran oportunidad para los estudiantes que aman la ciencia y que puedan hacer el compromiso de venir a una junta semanalmente y al evento del fin de semana.

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The Annual South West Park Spelling Bee is Here!

¡Ya llegó la Competencia de Ortografía Anual de South West Park!


Informational Meeting Junta Informativa

      • Wed., Sept. 25th
        • miércoles, 25 de septiembre
      • Room 8
        • Salón 8
      • 3:05-4:00pm
Important Documents Documentos Importantes
SWP Spelling Bee Competencia de Ortografía SWP
      • Thurs., Oct. 3rd
        • jueves, 3 de octubre
      • SWP Cafeteria
        • Cafetería SWP
      • 3:15pm.

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Family Art Night Tonight!

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South/West Park Parent Club invites everyone to its First Annual Family Art Night this Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is a free event with free snacks and a free raffle. Every student who comes will get a raffle ticket for the art ...raffle basket.

Things to See: Local artists will display their art. We have 6 classes that will be displaying their art work.
Things to Do: Make a ceramic "pinch pot"; Splatter paint on a huge canvas; Tissue Art; learn to draw with pastels; watch a demonstration of watercolor; Make an origami butterfly; and more.
Sponsored by The Grand: They will have a station where you can design your own holiday card. With a parents signature, it can be published and displayed at the Grand. Come and talk to The Grand representatives and see all the classes that are available right here in Tracy.
We hope to see all of you tonight.

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South West Park invites you to our Computer Lab Evenings

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    • Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings
    • 6:00-7:00pm
    • Here you can learn English or Spanish using Rosetta Stone. You can also bring your children to work on Imagine Learning, Accelerated Reader, Sumdog, or any other school project that requires a computer. What a terrific opportunity
        

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Come learn how you can help protect the environment.

Beginning at 5:00pm on Friday, Sept. 6th- before the movie- we will have special activities to encourage kids to "go green". Join us for the fun!

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Comenzando a las 5:00 en viernes, septiembre 6 - antes de la película- tendremos actividades especiales para motivar a los niños a "pensar verde". Únase a nosotros para la diversión!

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Epic Video Trailer <---- Click here

Join us in the SWP Cafeteria.

Admission is free and there will be snacks for sale.

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Happy Labor Day! ¡Feliz Día del Trabajo!

Enjoy your 3-day weekend. Disfrute su Fin de Semana Feriado
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 monkeys.jpgThe Monkeys are here!Our fundraiser is in full swing and we appreciate everyone's help. Below are a few details that might clarify our monkey reward system.The sale will run through Wed., September 11th. Good Luck! 

 

Address Booklets:
  • Yesterday, Thursday, August 29th, was the date that the Address Books were due.
  • Yesterday students received a lanyard and a monkey for turning in the book.
  • They can still turn in the book and get a monkey, but  only on Tuesday.
 
5 Item Coupons and Monkeys:
  • We have a limited amount of lanyards left and will give those to students who bring in the 5 item coupon next week.
  • Those students who already have a lanyard will not get a 2nd lanyard.
  • They get a monkey for selling 1 item, 5 items, 10 items, 15 items, etc., if they have the coupon signed by a parent.
  • We will be checking the coupons we receive against orders turned in on September 11th.
  • We will be giving out monkeys on Tuesday and Thursday next week.

 

¡Los Changos han llegado!­  Nuestra recaudación de fondos está en plena marcha y apreciamos la ayuda de todos.  Aquí hay unos detalles que aclaran el sistema de premios de los changuitos.  La venta corre hasta el miércoles, 11 de septiembre.  ¡Buena Suerte!
 
Libretos de Domicilios:
·         Ayer, jueves 29 de agosto fue la fecha para regresar los Libretos de Domicilios
·         Ayer los estudiantes recibieron un acollador y un chango por regresar los libretos
·         Aún pueden regresar el libro y recibir un changuito, pero solamente el martes
Cupones y Changuitos:
·         Tenemos un número limitado de acolladores y los daremos a los estudiantes que traigan cupones de venta de 5 artículos la próxima semana
·         Esos estudiantes que ya tienen un acollador no recibirán otro
·         Recibirán un chango por cada 5 artículos que vendan, si traen el cupón firmado por un padre
·         Revisaremos los cupones con las órdenes de ventas que se regresen el 11 de septiembre
·         Daremos los changuitos el martes y jueves de la próxima semana
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Purple Roadrunner Folders ~ Home/School Communication

Every Wednesday, your child will be given a 'Purple Folder' to take home. Inside you will find important communication from the school, corrected papers, forms that need to be completed by a parent, and even fun opportunities for your student and family. Please be sure to ask for the folder, if your child forgets to give it to you. By sending it right back the next day you can be sure to receive all communication that is sent on the next Wednesday.

Please return this year's registration packet (which includes an emergency form) as soon as possible. Thank-you.

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Welcome Back to the 2013-2014 School Year:

We are so excited! Classes begin Monday, August 12th, 2013. 
Students should report directly to their classrooms.
Be sure your child knows how he or she is getting home, either by bus, car, or walking .
If your child is going to be picked up, please ask them to wait for you in the drive through line.
Thank-you!
 
Bienvenidos el año escolar 2013-2014:
 ¡Estamos muy emocionados!

Tenemos muchas ganas de verlos a las 8:20 am el lunes en la mañana.

Los estudiantes deben ir directamente al salón que se les ha asignado.

La ventana de la oficina en la calle Mt. Oso tendrá esta información el viernes en la tarde.

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Congratulations to our 98% Attendance Winners!

Cady Venice from Mrs. Morano’s Class and  Ingrid Moshan Morales of Sra. Sandra Marquez' Class both won bicycles. Great job getting to school this last trimester. Keep up the great work and you might win next trimester.

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Tracy Unified School District Has a new Head Lice Policy~

Tracy Unified School District has followed the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) guidelines regarding our head lice policy. The new policy follows the guidelines which recommend that schools and childcare facilities maintain an active educational campaign for parents on the accurate diagnosis and proper treatment of head lice cases to prevent transmission of lice in schools and reduce lost school days due to head lice infestation. To read TUSD’s new policy -> click here.
 
For more information, please contact the California Department of Public Health, Vector-Borne Disease Section at (916) 552-9730 or visit www.cdph.ca.gov.
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 Keeping our little part of the world safe and sound 
Please read this letter to our families explaining our newest safety measures.

Safety Letter  <- Click Here

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2013-2014 Registration Information~ Click Here 
https://www.tracy.k12.ca.us/sites/swpes/Pages/Registration.aspx

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Science Fair Information

Introductory Letter for students and parents. -> Letter

Get all the details about this year's Science Fair -> science fair 2013.pdf

To participate in our Science Fair on Thursday, Feb. 21st, 2013, you may :

  • Create a 3 Dimensional Model       Create a Poster  or Conduct an Experiment

Everyone must also keep a daily  journal documenting their learning and research as they pursue the answer to their scientific question.

But where do I start? Well...what kind of Science do you find most interesting? Check out this list of different types of Science and then start asking questions, look on-line for more information, visit a library, ask an expert.  

* Research Plans are due on Wed., Jan. 16th if you are using any living animals/person or chemicals.                         
To know more, click here ->Research plan(4).pdfResearch plan(4).pdf
 
You can enter a project just to participate or you can enter it to be judged. If you choose to have your project compete, this is how your Project will be evaluated -> Backboard check-off-3.pdfOverview-.pdf
 
Awesome Resource For Your Science Fair Board and what it needs to include-> Science Board
Stuck for an idea? Visit this site: https://sites.google.com/site/cokersfocus/science-fair 

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Winter Sing-a-long Concert

 Thanks for joining us for our annual Winter Sing-a-long Concerts on Friday, Dec. 14th. Everyone gathered in the cafeteria for a fun and festive time. Wonderful music was chosen by Mrs. Haddorff and the students sounded pretty terrific. Santa even made an appearance!

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Our Posada Celebration was Epic ! The party was from 6:00pm until 7:30pm on both Dec. 11th and Dec. 12th. We had music, dancing, karaoke, pinatas, Mexican hot chocolate, and pan dulce! All of this was in the South West Park Multi-Purpose room. We'd like to extend a huge thank-you to everyone that made this possible by donating time, pinatas, candy, and $: Our Families, Our Staff, and especially our kids- for making this Posada so much fun.

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GATE INFORMATION MEETING-
      •  At 6:00pm on Nov. 8th

      • at Williams Middle School on Tennis Lane.

Are you looking for an academically rigorous program for your student? The TUSD Gifted and Talented Program may be what your child needs. Please come by to hear about how we differentiate our instruction for 2nd through 8th grade students.  

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Coming November 14, 2012

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Red Ribbon Week Is Here~ Make a committment to be drug free. Visit our list of activities so you can take part in our spirit days that celebrate choosing a drug free life. Website

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THANK-YOU~ to all of the students,
families, and community members that made our Fall Festival such a huge success.
We earned money toward a shade structure and even more to enrich our classrooms. In fact, so much money was earned that SWP earned the fun task of "Taping" Ms. Soto and Mr. Lopez to the wall. Great fun was had by all.

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Our Annual Spelling Bee ~ October 4th, 2012.

Congratulations to our 1st and 2nd place winners!!
1st place-Olivia Wood                &            2nd place-Satya Kethineni
     

If interested in participating next year, information can be found on the SWP Spelling Bee webpage. Start studying for next year.

Information and Permission slip   SWP Spelling Bee Web Page

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Science Olympiad comes to SWP!

Our informational meeting for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades was held on October 10th,  in room 13. We have now had 2 separate meetings and have begun the process of picking the team members that will represent us at the Science Olympiad event. Our Science Olympiad Coordinator is Miss Jennifer Kassel. jkassel@tusd.net . Our next meeting will be on Friday, November  2nd in Room 13. Remember- we are looking for good thinkers, great problem solvers, and capable-cooperative team players.

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Check out our amazing Parent Club! Looking for a way to get involved? Want to know more about how our families are making a difference for our students?  They have a brand new website to keep everyone informed. Their enthusiasm is contagious! Link to Parent Club Website

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Immunization Requirements  became effective in July of 2011 and are in response to the worst "Whooping Cough" epidemic in years. Please read over the attached notice to get more information or ask your health care provider. Official Notice y en Espanol  

Need Medical Insurance for your student? Here is the answer. State-wide outreach Flyer .

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Ramona Soto-Barajas, Principal
501 Mount Oso Road, Tracy, CA 95376
Phone: (209) 830-3335
Fax: (209) 830-3336