What's Happening at Swanson

Family School Partnership Meetings

Title I Family School Partnership meetings give families an opportunity gain access to learning and understanding through a series designed to inform and give families insight to tools, programs and developments that impact your child's learning. By connecting families across all Title I schools, we create opportunities for families to share their knowledge, ideas, and feedback. By doing so, we strengthen home-school-district partnerships that support student success!

Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month with different topics and presenters. For more information and to register please reach out to Zenaida Ramirez.

Front/Back flyer and general FSP info

Cooking Matters Virtual classes

Event Timing: March 7th - April 18th 5:00-6:00 pm. Please note that on 3/21 there will not be any classes due to Spring Break.

Event Address: Virtual Link will be sent to registrants

For questions please contact Zenaida Ramirez at 303-982-0891

Join us for a FREE online education series where parents/caregivers (student(s) can join as well) can cook along with the instructor. Lists of grocery items will be available prior to the meeting so please RSVP. Attend all classes or just one, it's up to you! Must have access to Chromebook/iPad and internet. All classes held virtually except Cooking Matters at the store.

3/7: Cooking Matters at the Store in person

This session will discuss how to buy fruits and vegetables on a budget, and practice comparing unit prices, reading food labels, and reading ingredient labels to find whole grains.

3/14: Kids Say Yes to fruits & veggies

This session will discuss pros and cons of using different forms of fruits and vegetables​, how to prepare meals and snacks that help kids eat more fruits and vegetables, and share ideas for helping kids enjoy more fruits and vegetables.

3/21: SKIP no class due to Spring Break

3/28: No More Mealtime Madness

This session will introduce fundamentals of maintaining a basic pantry and discuss ways to involve kids in the meal planning to create more buy in at mealtime.​

4/4: Hack your Snack

This session will share tips for saving time when buying and preparing healthy snacks, practice making healthy, homemade snacks, reading food labels, and identifying healthier choices when choosing prepackaged snacks, and practice comparing unit prices to save money.​

4/11: Money-Saver Alert

This session will discuss how to use everything that you have (or access to), practice using hard to utilize ingredients in a variety of recipes, and discuss how to save foods that you can't use right away and how to limit food waste with children while still introducing new foods.​

4/18: The Family Kitchen

This session will prepare caregivers to work together with kids in their care to discuss safe, age-appropriate tasks for kids in the kitchen, practice preparing meals or snacks with child-friendly steps, and make healthy meals and snacks that everyone will enjoy.​

To register for cooking matters please click here.

Cooking Matters at Home

Carrots recipe


Wedo Lego robotics - FULL

Adventures in STEM

Are you looking to explore the world of robots? Design, program and build robots during this fun after-school class, using Lego WeDo Robotics kits and other software. Only $14 for a 7-week class. Tuesday's, March 1st - April 19th, 3:30 - 4:30 pm. No classes on Spring Break.

Class is limited so sign up today!

To register please return flyer with payment to your child's teacher.

Take your family to school week 2022.pdf

Take your family to School week will be on February 22-25. Check out the flyer for more information.

Swanson's first RISE Night will be on Wednesday, February 23, 2022

session 1: 4:00-5:00 pm

session 2: 5:15-6:15 pm

Two sessions will be available for families with multiple student's. This gives families the opportunity to meet with each of their student's teacher and hear what they are learning in class.

Spanish video please click here.

Past swanson events

NEW: Jeffco Summer of Early Learning (JSEL) 2021

The JSEL session for incoming kindergarten - third grade students will be from June 7 - July 16. This summer, the program will have seven in-person sites (Parr, Arvada K-8, Edgewater, Slater, Foothills, Rose Stein, and Welchester) and a remote option. Incoming kindergarten students can only register for the in-person option. Edgewater will offer dual-language classes. Class time will be from 8:30 am - 11:30 with breakfast and lunch also served. Space will be limited so early registration is highly suggested. More information and registration forms can be found on the public website (registration is online-only and closes Friday, May 14). Contact - Kim Ballantyne

Jeffco Headstart:

Swanson Elementary is partnering with Jeffco Headstart next year as a pick up location for pre-schoolers. If you or someone you know has familes with younger siblings, encourage them to look into Jeffco Headstart. Headstart will pick up and drop off pre-schoolers at Swanson (aligned to our bell schedule).

To register, please use the link here.

Cooking Matters at Home are a series of free virtual classes for all our Swanson families. Families are able to use student devices to join. Students are welcome to attend with grandma, grandpa, uncle or any loved one.

If you have joined a Cooking Matters class before then you know how fun and exciting cooking can be. These classes are new and new or returning families are welcome.

3/1 - Kids say yes to fruits and veggies

3/8 - Making Recipes work for you

3/15 - No more mealtime madness

3/22 - The family kitchen

Event Timing: Mondays starting March 1 - 22 at 4:30 pm

Event Address: Virtual- from the comfort of your own home

Contact us at (303) 982-0898 or zenaida.ramirez@jeffco.k12.co.us

To register, please use the following links.

English Spanish

Balon USA is a free of charge after-school soccer opportunity for girls and boys in 3rd-5th grades. Our program is non-competitive and focuses on: having fun, getting exercise, learning soccer skills, teamwork, and keeping a positive attitude. All equipment and jerseys will be provided.

PRACTICES BEGIN week of March 15

Games on Saturdays 9-2pm

March 20 through May 15, 2021 at

Place: Walker Branch Park(5825 W 16th Ave, Lakewood, CO 80214)


This link https://forms.gle/rDhEL9g8EKRDAXGg6

Before Wednesday March 10th.


STEM / book giveaway by Jefferson Public Library / Su Teatro / Zumba for parents / Socio-emotional learning Virtual Conferences

Contact Germán Zarate, Balon USA’s Founder for questions at 303-589-5058 or german@balonusa.org

TYFTSW flyer Spanish.pdf

Take Your family to school week

You are invited to Take Your Family To School Week on March 8-10, 2021.

More information to will be shared with families by the end of the week.