What’s Happening in December on Site for the New Lower & Upper Elementary Schools?

Swampscott School Building Project 

New Upper & Lower Elementary Schools 

 December 2021 

What’s Happening On The Site 

Exciting events are happening as we begin to build our new school! We will be sending out  regular notices to make sure you are kept informed about activity on the Stanley School site.  

During the month of December, engineers will be conducting survey, soil and geotechnical tests  around the school property and materials inspection/surveying inside the building. 

Early December  

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Digging test pits  

WHAT IS THIS FOR: Soil samples will help the team understand the quality and permeability of the  soil, inform stormwater system and the foundation design 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Pinflags and paint marking possible test locations; at multiple locations a 2-8’  hole will be dug, soil will be collected and then the ground will be restored; small machinery will  be used; work will occur over 5 days 

Mid December 

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Ground penetrating radar and geotech drilling 

WHAT IS THIS FOR: To map ledge and soil characteristics to inform ledge removal and structural  foundation design 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Noiseless radar survey and geotech drilling to be coordinated with the school  schedule, to minimize disruption 

Mid-late December 

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Geothermal well test bore 

WHAT IS THIS FOR: To provide soil thermal transfer characteristics data used to design the size  and layout of the geothermal well field that will be used to heat/cool the school WHAT TO EXPECT: Work to occur at NW corner of site; 4-5 days of drilling; 1-2 days of restoration;  the area will be temporarily fenced off 

Winter Vacation: 

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Pre-demolition materials survey 

WHAT IS THIS FOR: To determine how/what removal of building will entail 

WHAT TO EXPECT: Noiseless work inside the school 

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Swampscott vs. Marblehead Senior Girls Flag Football- How to Buy Tickets

  • Saturday 9AM at Marblehead High School Field.
  • You can buy tickets at the gate in Marblehead. CASH ONLY
  • $10 for everyone regardless of if you are a student, adult, or child. 

State Semi-Finals for Big Blue Football Team- How to buy tickets

Big Blue Football –
Tomorrow night at 8PM at Manning Field in Lynn watch the Big Blue Varsity Football Team play in the State Semi-Finals versus Bishop Fenwick. 
Tickets can be purchased at gofan.co

Scapino – Fall Drama Club Play – Oct 21-22 at SHS

SHS Drama Club is proud to present, Scapino, a raucous one-act farce, Thursday and Friday October 21st and 22nd at 7 p.m. in the auditorium.

Join servant Scapino as he tricks and deceives grumpy fathers into allowing two sets of lovers to marry.  This fast paced comedy is about an hour and features eleven of your favorite student actors.

Tickets are $10 for students and seniors 65 and over, $15 for adults.  Don’t miss our riotous return to live theater!

Kindergarten Info & Clarke PTO

Clarke PTO Facebook Site & Family Directory
  • To learn more about volunteer opportunities and ways to connect with other families visit the PTO Facebook site: @clarkeschoolpto
  • The PTO creates a ‘Family Directory’ to share contact information amongst families. To sign up or opt-out visit their site or send an email to clarkepto@swampscott.k12.ma.us 
Kindergarten Information
  • Kindergarten parents are invited to a ‘PTO Welcome Coffee‘ following arrival on the first day of kindergarten, September 10th.
  • Kindergarten Screening is by appointment the first 3 days of the school year. A sign-up link was emailed to families on 8/12/21, if you did not receive it please call Nancy Mejia at 781-596-8812 or email nmejia@swampscott.k12.ma.us
  • If you missed the ‘Kindergarten Information Zoom’ you can preview a recording of the meeting at: https://youtu.be/pFBTFqInup8 The video features our kindergarten teachers, nurse, and school counselor providing information and helpful tips for a smooth transition to school.

August 30 Clarke School Family Picnic

August 30th Clarke School Family Picnic

All Clarke Families are invited to bring a blanket and picnic dinner to the field in front of the school from 4pm-6pm on Monday August 30th. Rick Goldin, a singer-songwriter, will be performing at 5pm. This will be a fun family event with an opportunity to meet other parents and enjoy some catchy tunes!


Meet the Clarke Team!

Meet the Clarke Team 

We have an outstanding group of professionals who work collaboratively to make the Clarke Elementary School a warm welcoming place. Our district mantra is #TogetherWeShine

Mrs. Nancy Mejia joined our team in July 2021 as the new Clarke Administrative Assistant. She is the friendly voice that answers the phone and helps direct questions to the proper person. Mrs. Mejia is fluent in Spanish, so feel free to say Hola! She can be reached in the Clarke main office at 781-596-8812 or via email: nmejia@swampscott.k12.ma.us

In 2020 Clarke staff members created these short flipgrid videos to introduce themselves to families. Although some of the information was more relevant last year- we thought new families might enjoy seeing us! We hope to update them soon to include new staff members.

Additional Staff Members



Extended Day Program 2021-2022

On Wednesday, August 4th, 2021, the Swampscott School Committee awarded the Extended Day Program to the Lynch/van Otterloo YMCA (Swampscott/Marblehead YMCA) .

Click here to visit the extended day page at the YMCA