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Upcoming Events
- Health Screenings
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
- PTK-PBS-La Familia
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
School Announcements
iBelieve Guide
Cafe Dojo Ice Pop Winners

Students in Ms. Dennington and Mrs. Worthington 3rd grade classes are rewarded with ice pops for earning the most points during their lunch time.  Points are awarded for exhibiting excellent lunch room behavior. 

School Supplies 2014-2015
School Lunch 2014-2015

The meal prices for the 2014-2015 school year are as follows:


Elementary paid    $2.40

Elementary reduced price 40 cents


Paid breakfast  $1.75

Reduced price  30 cents


All other prices remain the same

Summer School
Summer School hours are from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 will run from June 16th to July 11th and grade 3 will run from June 16th to July 18th. School is closed July 4th. Please see the attached bus schedule for your stop.  modules/groups/homepagefiles/cms/1523247/File/BUS SCHEDULE SUMMER 2014 for publishing.pdf
Summer Reading
Literacy experts and educators agree that children of all ages need to be read to, read by themselves and talk about books they have read during the summer.  Summer reading and book discussion will help to maintain reading skills, improve reading fluency, and provide the opportunity to learn new vocabulary and concepts. Most importantly, when parents and children enjoy summer reading together, children develop a love of books and reading that lasts a lifetime.  4th graders Elaysa Solis, Isabella Picariello, Coral Purcell, Christy Cardona, & Kayla Sipe organized a book drive which enabled all Switlik students to select up to 4 books to keep.  In addition, students received a package of 10 brand new books paid for by grant funds. All students are encouraged to sign up at to log summer reading and/or participate in the Marathon Public library summer reading program. All students who log their summer reading online or on paper will receive an incentive when school starts in August.  For more information regarding the importance of summer reading visit Happy reading!
May PBS Students of the Month

PK   Eriana Stuart-Bonola - Ms. Wonderlin
K     Johanna Valdes- Ms.Woodbury
1      Raul Llanes – Ms. Collins
2      Dane Motley – Ms. Wile
3      Michael Downs – Ms. Dennington
4      Emily Suarez – Ms. Kendrick
5      Hannah Hillyer  – Ms. Crispino

Last Day of School Date Change!
Superintendent Mark T. Porter has announced that, following a School Board vote on May 13, Monroe County Schools will have Thursday, June 5 as the last day for students.  This is a change from the original date of Friday, June 6.
This decision will provide Monroe County teachers with an additional professional development day.  All schools who have day care services will offer to assist families with child care needs on June 6. Individual schools will publish information to parents regarding the services available on June 6. 
VPK and Head Start classes will continue as scheduled with student’s last day being June 6.
High School graduation dates and times remain unchanged.
40th Career & Truck Day

Stanley Switlik 3rd grade students enjoy Career and Truck day. Pictured are Mrs. Fenhoff, her class, and the Monroe County Mosquito Control Helicopter and crew.  Supported by community partners, businesses and local agencies, Stanley Switlik students enjoyed more than 30 presenters. The Staff would like to thank the entire Marathon community for supporting this worthwhile event.  

Blood Drive at Stanley Switlik
Thank you Publix

Thank you Marathon Publix for providing Switlik students with numerous cupcakes each month. For every 25 Accelerated Reader Points earned students are invited to a cupcake party. Thanks to your support and generosity Switlik students have been reading more than ever!  Pictured are: Principal Brett Unke; Publix Manager Steve Levine;  Bakery Manager Marco Perez; Media Specialist Christine Paul; and Reading Coach Sarah Morton.

April PBS Students of the Month

PK Brianna Chirino- Ms. Moreira

K   Danna Valenzuela – Ms. Ferrise

1   Grant Copeman – Ms. Jimenez

2   Emily Ruano  - Ms.Vals

3   Ashley Eick  - Ms. Fenhoff

4   Kevin Garcia- Ms. Zander

5   Erick Urquiga – Ms. Crispino

Do you plan on attending a field trip as a volunteer?
We appreciate your partnership in your child’s education.  Parents that wish to volunteer to chaperone field trips or help in the classroom must register online at:  and provide the requested documents in order to become an approved volunteer. Please be advised that it takes at least 10 days to process volunteer applications. Thank you for all that you do!

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Stanley Switlik Elementary School recently recognized its volunteers with a breakfast and token of appreciation. Volunteers are an important part of our success at Switlik and we are very grateful for everyone’s time, dedication and efforts.  Volunteers pictured with Principal Brett Unke are (left to right)  Dinata Misovec,  Suzanne Murchie, Beth Pinkus, Sandi Bisceglia, and Sue Corbin Miller.

New Mural at the Cafeteria

Local artist and long time resident of Marathon Nancy Gagliardini has been busy painting a mural outside the Ruth Alice Campbell Cafeteria at Stanley Switlik Elementary. She has donated her time and artistic skill to transform the entryway of the cafeteria into a tropical paradise. The students and staff are most appreciative of the time and effort she has put in towards beautifying our campus.

Inclusion Teacher of the Year

Congratulations Michelle Hillyer, 5th grade teacher  
 "Mrs. Hillyer’s easy going way and infectiously positive attitude inspire her students and fortify her peers. She is a multitasking teammate always willing to support her grade level team and school. Mrs. Hillyer sets the example of a instructional differentiator, leading the way to the Twenty First Century classroom." ~Principal Brett Unke 

March PBS Students of the Month
PK   Jocelyn Cinto- Ms. Wonderlin
K     Cashton Kelsey – Ms. Cadwell
1      Hannah Valdes – Ms. Collins
2      Zeko Sharpe  - Mrs. Rios
3      Dayanna Dalton - Ms. Smith
4      Raymond Paul – Ms. Kendrick                                  
5      Shahed Shuvo – Mr. Walden
Read Across America Day

Students at Stanley Switlik help set a new national record as participants in third annual ‘Read the Most Coast to Coast’ Marathon, FL students at Stanley Switlik Elementary took part in a nationwide effort to “Read the Most Coast to Coast” on Friday, February 28. Switlik students joined Renaissance Learning’s challenge to break the record set last school year for the number of Accelerated Reader Quizzes taken in one day. The new one-day record is an amazing 4,987,949 quizzes! Switlik school earned 360.5 points during this Early Release Day, topping last year’s 340 points during an entire day! Third grade topped the charts with 128.8 points!


Approximately 450 students took part in this shared effort. Students read a variety of texts throughout the half-day. “Read the Most Coast to Coast is a fun-filled event that enables our students to join with others across the nation to set a new record, all while engaging in valuable reading practice,” said Sarah Morton, Reading Coach. “We are proud of our students. They were so excited to contribute to the national quiz count and to see the totals tracked in real time on Renaissance Learning’s website. Students were thrilled when they saw they beat last year’s one-day record.”

For more information, contact:

Sarah Adams Morotn
(305) 289-2490

February Students of The Month

PK    Emily Mejia – Ms. Wile
K      Clare Segard – Ms. Voelliger
1       Braulio Garcia – Ms. Collins
2       Marquisha Abraham- Ms. Depastino
3       Jay Sweeney  - Ms. Worthington
4       Stephanie Delgado – Ms. Zander
5       Taylor Dieguez – Ms. Hillyer

School Survey
January Students of the Month

Pictured with Mr. Unke are students who were selected from their grade levels as Students of the Month for January. 

PK   Zaira Barrera - Ms. Moreira’s class
K     Ayme Maradiaga – Ms. Ferrise
1     Reed Dolqueist - Ms. Meier
2     Daivyon Robles – Ms. Wile
3     Yainiel Reina  - Ms. Denningto
4     Nataly Gonzalez - Ms. Lunsford
5     Jayden Bruland – Ms. Wert


Box Tops

Stanley Switlik Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) presents a check for $1,773.50 to Stanley Switlik School. Funds were raise by students and parents who bring participating “Box Tops for Education” tabs to school. The Switlik PTO has partnered with Marathon Publix so that all residents of Marathon can donate Box Top Coupons for Stanley Switlik. Look for the donation box at the Service desk of the Marathon Publix Super Market.

Pictured left to right;  Stanley Switlik PTO Co-President: Christina Gonzalez, Principal: Brett Unke, PTO Secretary: Ashley Baron,  PTO Co-President: Candice Doyle.

2013-2014 Teacher of The Year

Stanley Switlik Elementary School,  Teacher of the Year.

 Science teacher, Stacey Couch

 Stacey Couch is a dynamic and exceptional teacher. Her love for science and exciting lessons set student anticipation on high alert. As a school wide science teacher, delivering instruction during the elective wheel, her  work impacts every student at Stanley Switlik Elementary. Mrs. Couch provides high interest, hands-on learning opportunities which include field trips to local science rich destinations like the Dolphin Research Center, Turtle Hospital and the occasional guest appearances by local experts in her classroom.  Mrs. Couch has that unique ability to connect with students, encouraging, managing, challenging and motivating them to high achievement.  Mrs. Couch is also a teacher team leader, district science contact, safety patrol sponsor and organizer of our annual Community Science Expo. Students at Stanley Switlik School are speaking the language of science like never before because of Mrs. Couch and her irresistible love of science and teaching. 

2014 FCAT Writes 4th Grade
Read a Thon Winner

Congratulations to Sara Bernal, third grade student in Ms. Houser's Class. 

Sara earned the most money towards the school’s Read-a-thon fundraiser and was rewarded with a ride to school via the City of Marathon Fire Rescue.

This annual event fosters a love of lifetime recreational reading and all money is used to support Switlik’s literacy programs.

If you would like to know more about our Read-a-thon or make a contribution, please contact Sarah Morton @ 305 289 2490 x59360

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