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Switlik Celebrates Co-Teaching

Third grade teacher, Ms. Lyons and ESE Third grade teacher, Mrs. White, together deliver instruction to students who benefit from the expertise of two teachers in the classroom.
PBS Students for April

Stanley Switlik recognizes our PBS Students of the Month for April. These students make positive behavior choices on a daily basis and set an example, leading other students to follow them in deciding to do the “right thing”.
From left are:; K - Elianys R - Ms.Ferrise; Grade 4 – Manny F – Ms. Young; Grade 2 – Brooklyn B – Ms. Vals; Grade 1 – Isaak V – Ms. Doyle; Grade 3 – Kathleen V – Ms. Fenhoff; PK – David H – Ms. Jenny Wile; Grade 5 – Riley M – Ms. Wert. Ms. Jenny Wile and Ms. Darczuk are standing behind the students.
Students are pictured holding their certificates, as well as a coupon for a free pizza Papa John’s Pizza, Switlik’s fabulous sponsor of the  Students of the Month program.

Thank You Papa John’s!!      
PBS Reward!

Ms. Jimenez’s first graders posing as they enjoy their monthly reward - Facial Hair Day!
 In the words of Ms. Jimenez, “If you moustache, it was a great hit”.

Thank You Home Depot!

Stanley Switlik Kindergarten Teachers would like to wish the Moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day!  Special thank you to Home Depot for their generous donation.
A Ride to School!

Samantha J arrived to school in style thanks to Marathon Fire Rescue. She earned this privilege for winning the 3rd quarter Accelerated Reader goals drawing.  Thank you Marathon Fire Rescue for supporting our readers.

Generous Donation!
Baby Grand donated to Stanley Switlik Music program
Thanks to the generous donation by Mr. and Mrs. Watts, of Cudjoe Key, this Young Chang, Baby Grand Piano happily resides with the music program at Stanley Switlik Elementary. The Switlik Singers, under the direction of Jack Louden, will perform an appreciation concert on Thursday, May 19th at 6 p.m. in the school’s cafeteria. Pictured with Mr. Louden are Fisher and Cullen. Both boys enjoy music and take private lessons on piano and guitar.
February Students of The Month

Stanley Switlik takes great pride in recognizing the PBS Students of the Month for February. These student leaders make positive choices on a daily basis and are models for exemplary behavior.
From left are: Grade1 – Charlie A – Ms. Jimenez; K - Skylar R  - Ms. Cadwell; Ms. Darczuk, counselor; Grade 5 – Brandon B – Ms.Dolquiest; Grade 4 –William V – Ms. Zander; Ms. Rodriguez, Dean of Students - Grade 2 – Santiago S– Ms. Lancaster;  Grade 3 – Leo M - Ms. Dennington. Not pictured is PK student, Johnny L, from Ms. Bass's class.
Students are smiling because they are holding coupons for a free pizza Papa John’s Pizza. Papa John’s is our much appreciated sponsor of our Students of the Month program. Your continuous support is greatly appreciated!

Volunteer of the Year!
CONGRATULATIONS to Christina Gonzalez as Stanley Switlik's 2016 Volunteer of the Year!

 Thank you for your time and dedication to our students! 
Pictured: Christina Rodridguez- Dean of Students, Christina Gonzalez- Volunteer of the year, Brett Unke- Principal
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Painting with Wyland!

Stanley Switlik School students, staff, and administrators merged with world renowned artist, Wyland on Saturday, February 6th to create an original painting of Florida Keys sea life.  During the Pigeon Key Art Festival in Marathon, Switlik students and teachers provided instruction and resources designed to educate the community, concerning oceanic and sea life conservation.  Children visiting the festival were invited to create an original sea turtle drawing while using warm and cool colors.  All children were encouraged to paint with Wyland to create an underwater mural depicting the sea life indigenous to the Florida Keys.  At the end of the day, Wyland chose Switlik student artist, Aliyah Gonzalez, as the top student painter of the day!  As Wyland presented Aliyah with his latest book he stated that “Aliyah is a great artist and that he had been upstaged by Aliyah’s talent”!  In light of the Pigeon Key Foundations generosity, the original Wyland-Student mural will be proudly and permanently displayed at Stanley Switlik School.

Pictured is Wyland, Switik student Aliyah G, and her Switlik art teacher Craig Kerns.
"I'm enough of an artist to draw freely on my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited; imagination encircles the world."
--Quoted in interview by G.S. Viereck, October 26, 1929. Reprinted in "Glimpses of the Great" (1930).
January Students of the Month

Stanley Switlik recognizes our January Students of the Month  because these students make the right choice on a daily basis. They are Switlik’s role models for exemplary behavior.
From left are: Grade 2 – Jenice A - Ms. Worthington; Ms. Darczuk, counselor; Grade 1 – Nathalie M – Ms. Mercury; Grade 5 – Jay S – Ms. Ozbun; Grade 4 – Alejandro N – Ms. Osborn;. Grade 3 – Dakota C - Ms. Lyons; PK – Andy V – Ms. Emily S; K – Ethan W – Ms. Voellliger. Seated in center is Mr. Unke, principal.  

Students are holding certificates as well as coupons from Papa John’s Pizza, for which they receive a free pizza. Thank you Papa John’s for your generous sponsorship of our Students of the Month program. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated!  
Literacy Week 2016

Students celebrate literacy week at Stanley Switlik with a free book! Thanks to the Marathon Runners club for their generous donation all students were able to select a free book of their choice.  Students love getting free books and look forward to this event all year long. 
Pictured are Mrs.Wert’s 5th graders showing off their free book.
NED show comes to Switlik!
Students at Stanley Switlik started the month of February on a positive note. They were treated to a NED Show performance on Monday morning. Swiltik’s Positive Behavior Support (PBS) team invited the NED show, to come and teach the importance of developing strong character. Channing, the performer, through storytelling and “dialogue” with NED, reinforced the message of NED’s name Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best. 

NED presenter-Channing, Mary Lou Darczuk- Guidance Counselor & Ms. DePastino's  3rd grade class.

Attention 3rd Grade Parents!

Parents- Please look for the 3rd grade progression plan in your child's backpack.  Below are the letters in English and Spanish. 

3rd Grade Progression Plan English 
3rd Grade Progression Plan Spanish 

Please click on the link below for more information! 

Thank you United Way!

Thank you United Way for the large donation of school supplies from the Stuff the Bus event!  
December Students of the Month
Switlik Students of the Month 2015

Big shout-out to Switlik’s December Students of the Month!  These students consistently choose to make positive behavior choices and are recognized as behavioral role models.
From left are: PK - Tony B – Ms. Jennifer Wile; K -Luca P– Ms. Cohen; Grade 1 Melissa S - Mr. Willis; Grade 2 - Alaric R – Ms. Tami Wile; Grade 3 - David F - P - Ms. Fenhoff; Grade 4 - Travis P – Ms. Norman; Grade 5 - Sabrina G-P – Ms. Smith. Standing behind students are, Ms. Darczuk, counselor and 
Ms. Rodriguez, Dean of Students

Students are recognized by Papa John’s and receive a free pizza. Thank you Papa John’s for sponsoring our Students of the Month program and continued support. We greatly appreciate it!       

Jr. Prinicipal For the Day!
Stanley Switlik Elementary recently completed their Read-a-thon fundraiser.  Students secured pledges for reading in the amount of $6,677.92.  These funds will be used to further the literacy program for students at Switlik.  The highest pledge winners in each grade received $25.00 in Book Bucks to spend with Scholastic Book Clubs. The student bringing in the highest amount of pledges was rewarded with the honor of “Junior Principal for the Day”.  Jack D, a first grader, and Sara B, a fifth grader, tied for this recognition.  Both students did a terrific job carrying out their responsibilities of providing leadership for the elementary school.  Congratulations, Sara and Jack!  A HUGE ‘Thank you” to students, parents and the community for supporting reading at Stanley Switlik Elementary.

Jr. Principals:  seated left to right-Sara Bernal, (Fifth grade), Jack Dunn (First Grade), Mr. Brett Unke (the REAL Principal).  Standing:  Mrs. Christina Rodriguez (Dean of Students)

Grade Level Winners:  (l. to r.) Jack Dunn (first grade), Stephanie Rodriguez (Kindergarten), Ella Dunn (third grade), Kirby Delgado (second grade) and Sara Bernal (fifth grade).  Kiki Hewlett (fourth grade) was absent.

Switlik Singers

The Switlik Singers from Switlik Elementary School performed at this year’s Christmas Tree Lighting at Fisherman’s Hospital. The 48 singers, under the direction of Jack Louden and Kristi Ferrise, are from grades 3 through 5. A big  thank you to Centennial Bank for providing pizzas for a special Holiday party for our singers.
For more information about the Switlik Singers or to schedule a performance, please contact Jack Louden at (305) 289-2490, extension 59363.
Hour of Code

Bring computer science to your school. Start with an Hour of Code

Computers are everywhere, but fewer schools teach computer science than 10 years ago. Good news is, we’re on our way to change this. If you heard about the Hour of Code last year, you might know it made history. In the first Hour of Code, 15 million students tried computer science. Last year, that number increased to 60 million students! The Hour of Code is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics.

Hour of Code Resources
Chamber Beautification

The Marathon Chamber of Commerce presented Stanley Switlik Elementary School with a check for $1500 for the Chamber Beautification Program.  Pictured: Assistant Principal Christina Rodriguez, Chamber Past Chairman Ryan Elwell, Principal Brett Unke, Chamber Chairman Elect TJ Patterson and Chamber CEO Daniel Samess with Switlik students.
Ultimate Reader Award from our Superintendent!

Additional information regarding this award can be found at SURA folder at the Monroe County School District’s Library Learning Commons site:
All promotional material is available for print in Spanish, English, and Creole.
To learn more about the value of reading beyond the school day and get a personalized at-home reading plan, please visit the Florida Department of Education’s Just Take 20 site:
October Students of the Month

Stanley Switlik is so proud of and recognizes our Positive Behavior Students (PBS) Students of the Month for October. These students represent their grade level for exemplifying students who make positive choices. This includes helping others and demonstrating positive leadership skills. They are bottom row from left; Grade   3– Brian B – Ms. Depastino; Kindergarten – Elizabeth P; Grade  1 – Isaac L Ms. Mercury. Row 2 from left; Grade 2 – Eduardo G– Ms. Sullivan; Grade  4  - Kaesha C – Ms. Young; Grade 5 – Ashley E – Ms. Ozbun, Counselor, Ms. Darczuk. Not pictured here is PK student, Josue V – Ms. Bass.
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