Backpack Express

Good morning,

This week’s Backpack Express is ready for your reading pleasure:

  • Lantern Walk:  Tonight at 6:00 is our second annual Lantern Walk to celebrate the Winter Solstice.  Information may be found here.  Volunteers are needed before, during, and after the Lantern Walk.  If you would like to volunteer, you may sign up here.  

  • Ugly Sweater Day:  Just a reminder, Friday is ugly sweater/sweatshirt day.  It can be a holiday sweater, a self-created sweater, or just an ugly sweater.

  • Bike Safety:  We still have students riding bikes to school each day.  Please remind your child to make sure they are wearing their helmets properly and they are following bike safety rules.  

  • Classroom Celebrations:  As a reminder, our classroom celebrations are food-free.  Please do not send in treat bags for students as we will not send them home.

  • Survey:  It’s not too late to take our Panorama survey.  It’s a good opportunity for you to provide feedback on our school.  If you have not already completed the survey, it will be available through Friday of this week.  You may access the survey here.

  • Vacation:  Our last day of school prior to vacation is Friday, which is a full day.  School resumes on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.  

  • January Lunch Menu:  The January hot lunch menu may be found here.  

  • Morning Drop Off:  Two quick reminders about morning drop off:  1.  Adults need to stay in the vehicle if you are dropping off in the circular driveway.  2.  Pull up all as far as you can so we don’t hold up traffic on Sowams Rd.

On behalf of everyone at Sowams, I hope you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Kwanzaa, and a Happy, Healthy New Year.


Jim Callahan


Sowams Mission: Everyone Learns Every Day

Sowams Vision: Sowams School will engage students to be their best selves.