100 AR Point Club Luncheon
On Friday, May 29, sixty one Stanley Switlik students were recognized for earning at least 100 accelerated reader points during the 2014-15 school year. In order to earn this distinction, students must commit to a high level of reading outside the school day. Principal, Brett Unke is proud to see an increase in the students being recognized; last year only 40 students earned 100 points. The Marathon Yacht Club has generously provided this luncheon at no cost to the school for the past several years. Special thanks goes to Marathon Yacht Club Manager Tony Granaghan, Teresa Scott, and the rest of the staff for their welcoming reception and support of our student readers. The students are already looking forward to next year.
Pictures- all students with certificates, Addison Collins showing off her new Kindle reader she won in the drawing with Deputy Superintendent Theresa Axford, & 4th grade table.
April Students of The Month
Switlik PBS Students of the Month for April
Big Shout Out to Switlik PBS Students of the Month for April. These exemplary students represent their grade level for displaying positive behaviors. Students pictured here are: K Allyson Morales - Ms.Cadwell’s class, Grade 1 –Tinashay Cunningham– Ms. Collins’ class, Grade 2 – Mart’yana Kilbourne - Ms. Rios’ class, Grade 3 –Dylan Ziels - Ms. Houser’s class, Grade 4 – Brianna Brown – Ms. Zander’s class and Grade 5, Nory Maradiaga – Ms. Smith’s class. Ms. Rodriguez, Dean of Students and Ms. Darczuk, School Counselor are also pictured. Not pictured is PK student of the month – Vania DeArmas – Ms. Wonderlin’s class.
Inclusion Teacher of the Year
Jeanette Wert, Inclusion Teacher of the Year
Inclusion Teacher of the Year (ITOY) is the General Education teacher whose Exceptional Student Education (ESE) students perform at a high level. The ITOY is a teacher who uses a variety of methods to instruct students with learning disabilities for their continued success.
Jeanette Wert is always a leader in researching content to keep her students “ahead of the curve” in all subject areas. She prepares all of her students in various modalities to find their best learning style. A picture of her class is very explicit direct instruction followed by all students working cooperatively on the materials to progress to the next level. Ms. Wert stays involved in her students’ learning from beginning to end, every day, from the first day to the last day of school.
She does not give up on her students! Jeanette Wert makes sure that they know that despite their special learning needs, they are capable of achieving great things and that they are held accountable for their learning. She works collaboratively with our ESE teachers to co-teach and plan appropriate instruction. Ms. Wert also knows the curriculum inside and out, including content specs, access points and the vertical hierarchy of skills.
Ms. Wert. states that “delivering an academic program to a room full of unique students is certainly a challenge. I try to ensure that a multi-modal approach is being used including visual, auditory, kinesthetic and tactile for optimum success.” She uses Kindles in the classroom with educational Apps. Also, educational music and dance, hands on manipulatives and experiments that provide concrete experiences. She uses direct instruction teaching specific skills, rules, and strategies for reading and math in a clear and explicit way during her small groups.
March PBS Students of the Month
Switlik PBS Students of the Month for March
Kudos to Stanley Switlik PBS Students of the Month for March. These exemplary students have been chosen to represent their grade level based on their positive behavior. Students are pictured holding their free Papa John’s pizza coupon. Thank you, Papa John’s, our PBS sponsor! Seated from left are : Grade 1 – Justin Lopez, Ms. Martin's class; Grade 3– Aiden Gonzalez, Ms. Fenhoff's class; K - Allyson Morales, Ms. Cadwell's class; Grade 2 – Benito Lopez, Miss Reuter's class. Standing are Mr. Unke, Principal; Grade 4 – Cassandra Brezil, Ms. Zander's class; Grade 5 - Christy Cardona, Ms. Clark's class and Ms. Darczuk, School Counselor. Not pictured is PK student of the month, Abigail Peterson – Ms. Barrett's class;
February Students of The Month
Switlik’s PBS Students of the Month for February
Congratulations to Switlik PBS Students of the Month for February. These students exemplify positive behavior throughout the month. Pictured here with their Papa John’s free pizza coupons are: PK - Jason Orama - Ms. Wonderlin's class, K - Isaac Lagos - Ms. Voellliger's class, Grade 1 - Kaylee Aguilar – Ms. Martin's class, Grade 2 – Ella Dunn – Ms. DePastino's class, Grade 3 - Mason Buxton - Ms. Worthington's class, Grade 4, Angel Barerra – Ms. Kendrick's class, Grade 5, Karen Melendez – Ms. Wert's class. Included in the photo are Ms. Rodriguez, Dean of Students and Ms. Darczuk, School Counselor.
Spelling Bee Finalists
5th Grade Spelling Bee finalists. 1st: Coral Purcell, 2nd Emily Suarez, 3rd Felicity Rodriguez. Pictured with Melissa Grady centennial Bank who sponsored the event and Brett Unke
Literacy Week 2015
PBS Kindergarten Students of the Week
Car Seat Appointments
With the amended car seat law that went into effect in January for the state of Florida, child safety seat awareness is high right now. To take advantage of this, we are asking parents the following questions to help them think concretely about their child’s safety in their vehicle.
- Are you sure your child's car seat is installed correctly? 4 of out 5 are not.
- Do you know when it’s safe to switch from rear-facing to forward-facing?
- Do you know when to move your child out of a car seat and how to choose a booster seat?
- Are there any recalls that affect your child’s seat?
Our Certified Car Seat Technicians can help ask and then answer these questions, with a personal appointments available in Key West, Marathon, or Tavernier. Please help us spread the word about the appointments, especially the dates in Marathon and Tavernier, since we are only available there occasionally.
Car Seat Appointment Flyer
PBS Students for December
PBS Students of the Month for December are student role models for positive behavior here at Stanley Switlik Elementary School . The students pictured here have exemplified being responsible, respectful and all around good citizens. They are: PK, Jorge Parrado (not pictured) – Ms. Wonderlin’s class, K -Joshua Koler- Mrs. Ferrise’s class, Grade 1, Alexa Weller-Parsons - Ms Doyle’s class, Grade 2 - Dakota Coleman - Miss Vals’ class, Grade 3, Rain Banks – Ms. Fenhoff’s class, Grade 4 - Aliyah Gonzalez – Ms. Lunsford’s class and Grade 5, Fabian Hernandez – Ms. Wert’s class. Thank you, Papa John’s, for sponsoring PBS Students of the Month.
MCSD Mobile App Now Available!
The new mobile app for the Monroe County School District (MCSD) puts all the important information in one, easy-to-use location, making it a breeze for parents, students, teachers, and other members of our learning community to access the content they need while on the go, from the device of their choice. Users can now enjoy custom feeds to district and school calendars, news, and more, with the ability to import the most valuable information straight to their smartphone’s native apps. We chose to partner with Blackboard for our new MCSD Mobile app because of their reputation for working with K-12 institutions. Now, with MCSD Mobile, all members of our MCSD learning community can stay connected while on the go.
Look for the app in Google Play by searching for MCSD Mobile and in iTunes using the keyword “keysschools.” Once you have downloaded and installed the app, swipe to the right to view resources that include access to Gradebook, Facebook, Meal Pay, and the full website. To follow a school, tap on My Profile, then Follow School. Type the school name in, then select it from the list and tap “Finished.” The news feed and calendar will now show items from both the district and all schools that you follow.
For additional information regarding the MCSD Mobile app, please contact the school webmaster
Renaissance Place Live Widget
November Students of The Month
Stanley Switlik's PBS Students of the Month for November are Koan Cruz, Kindergarten, David Fernandez, Grade 2, Kayesha Christian, Grade 3, Dalila Pleytez-Canales, Grade 4, along with Mr. Brett Unke, principal and Ms. Mary Lou Darczuk, school counselor. PBS Students of the Month not pictured here are Grade 1, Leandra Suarez and Grade 5, Lindsay Bull. These students exemplify positive behavior and serve as role models for making best choices.
October Students of the Month
Stanley Switlik recognizes these students who exemplify positive behavior. PBS Students of the Month for October are pictured from left: Emily Suarez, Ms. Darczuk, Amiya Seaborn, Mr. Unke, Daniela Ciriaco, Lauren Van Hoesen, Raysel Montes, Steven Williams, Emily Guzman. Not pictured here is Kaitlin Noa.
PTK and La Familia Night October 7,2014
Switlik Staff wears Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness
Bullying Awareness Month
September Students of The Month
PK Jocelin Cinto -Ms. Wonderlin
Kindergarten Ashley Rasmussen - Ms. Woodbury
Grade 1 Kayde Micire - Ms. Martin
Grade 2 Nathan Downs - Ms. DePastino
Grade 3 Zeko Sharpe - Ms. Dennington
Grade 4 Billy Martin - Ms. Zander
Grade 5 Isabella Picariello - Ms. Smith
Pictured left to right: Dean of Students - Ms. Rodriguez and Guidance Counselor/PBS Coach - Ms. Darczuk
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