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Natyarpana Dance Company visits Swanson

Swanson students were treated to a special cultural assembly today.  The Natyarpana Dance Company, based in Brookfield, performed three unique dances.  One of the performers was a fourth grader from Tonawanda.

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Alter Recycling Visits Swanson ♻

Mr. Baker's second grade class had a special visitor in the library.  Bridget Dahm of Alter Metal Recycling came in to teach the kids about different metals. Alter donated books about recycling to each first and second grade classroom at Swanson. Alter is holding a fundraiser this month and 100% of profits are donated back to Swanson PTO.  So clean out your garage and drop metal items off at Alter in Pewaukee.  Don't forget to tell them that you're from Swanson!

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2024 Pi Day Competition Winner

Krishna Karody won Mrs. Sanfelippo's Pi day competition. He memorized 300 digits of the irrational number pi!  He has been studying all year for this day!  Congrats, Krishna!

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Second Graders Study Antoni Gaudí

In Reading, we have been reading a story and studying about the artist/architect Antoni Gaudi and his amazing creations. Inspired by our new learning, Mrs. Hardie's class had a chance to make their own wood creations.  Great job, Kids!

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Swanson Scouts Help the Homeless & Earn Bronze Award

The 5th grade Girl Scout Troop 1312 earned The Bronze Award, the third highest award in the Girl Scout program!  The Bronze Award is earned in part by working on a multi step project that benefits the community. Troop 1312 focused on helping the homeless in Milwaukee County, partnering with Street Angels (a mobile homeless outreach mission). 

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Music & Me 2024 🎵

Music and Me has been going on in both Ms. Zetting and Ms. Deck's rooms and it has been a HIT, with SO many different presentations of how MUSIC fits in your life!!! This is Mrs. Zetting's FAVORITE time of the year, to see how each class comes together to support one another and each student shows their favorite thing about music!

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Book Character Parade 2024

Our 2024 Book Character dress up day was a huge success!  Students and Staff alike dressed as favorite book characters. (Click below for additional photos)

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Swanson "Piano Land" Unit Wraps Up

K5 through 5th grade students are wrapping up their "piano land" experience. Students in music class get 4-6 weeks of lessons on the piano; exploration of high and low sounds to learning the location of the c major scale and even playing Ode To Joy. They are immersed in the creation and personal performance every time they come to music class. Click below for photo of second grade musicians. 

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