Meet & Greet with Principal Shea

Principal Shea will host an informal ‘Meet & Greet’ for parents at 8:20 am on Thursday, 9/5/19.

This will provide an opportunity for parents to meet the new Clarke School Principal and exchange ideas.

Tours for New Students (Grades 1-4)

Principal Shea will provide a tour of the building for students who will be new to the Clarke School this year. Families are welcome to attend on either of the dates below.

(Kindergarten families will have a chance to view the building on Curriculum Night, September 12th, and attend an introductory breakfast on the First Day of Kindergarten).

Tour Dates:

Friday, 8/23/19, at 1:00 pm

Monday, 8/26/19, at 3:00 pm.


Clarke Back to School Supply Lists for 2019-2020

Below are links for back to school supplies by grade level. Please have your student bring them in on the first day of school, if possible. We want to ensure all students have what is needed. If buying supplies creates a hardship, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher or Principal Shea for assistance. […]

2019-2020 Class Assignments

  • Letters announcing teacher assignments for grades 1-4 will be mailed home on August 16, 2019. Also included will be a survey inviting families to share their input and ideas with our new principal, Ms. Mary Beth Shea.
  • Kindergarten families will receive a letter announcing appointment times for kindergarten screenings the week of August 6th. These 30 minute appointments will be held the first week of school (August 27th-29th).

Library Card Information

It’s important for you to have your library card so you can check out your materials at the library.  Don’t miss out!

So, how about this? Take a picture of your card on your phone or download either the CardStar or KeyRing app, and put your card on there.

The next time you come to the Swampscott Public Library, show Janina and she’ll enter your name for a drawing to win a gift certificate to Popo’s. She might also give you a little gift just for participating…

Deadline for drawing will be July 5th, 2017


Big Blue Bargains Volunteer Information


Big Blue Bargains is an all-volunteer, school run thrift store. We are open every Wednesday from 9:00-11:00 and Saturday from 9:00-1:00, with each school volunteering for a week. The school rotation schedule works out to just six hours every six weeks! The income received goes directly back to your school.

Since opening in 2012, we have donated $60,000 to the schools!


What’s in it for you if you volunteer?

  • Less need to fundraise at your school or write a personal check
  • Minimal time commitment
  • Ample time to plan ahead to volunteer
  • Fifty percent off the day you volunteer (at least 2 hrs)
  • Minimal tagging of items due to new pricing system
  • Helping the Swampscott community with recycle and reuse efforts
  • Opportunity to connect with new people

Every school has a sign up coordinator who works on getting two volunteers for each day. We realize that committing to four hours on Saturday may be difficult. Therefore, we welcome flexibility with scheduling such as two volunteers working 9:00-11:00 and two working 11:00-1:00. We also welcome teachers, administrators, relatives, and students 15 years and older to volunteer for your school.

Go to our website,, and click on the page “Link to Volunteer Sign Ups”. Here you will find the school coordinator information and the link to sign up to volunteer.

If you have any questions, please email us at

2015 Coordinators: Clarke: Allison Duffy, Hadley: Val Sweeney, Stanley: Julie Phaneuf, SMS: Jen Townsend, SHS: Susan Gambal

Schedule a Fingerprinting Appointment

To schedule a fingerprinting appointment online please follow the directions below or call 1-866-349-8130 to schedule appointment over the phone:

 1. Go to the website: and click “Schedule a New Appointment”

2. Under Agency/Sector please select “Pre-K-12th Grade Education”

3. If you hold a DESE License please select “Licensed Educator”
All others should select “All Other School Personnel”

4. Swampscott Public Schools Provider ID Code is 02910000. You may provide up to 10 district Provider ID Codes to eliminate the need to pay the fee multiple times. This should be done at the time you schedule your fingerprint appointment. Results will remain confidential and be filed in the Superintendent’s Office. You will only be contacted if results were found unsuitable.

 Other Surrounding Provider ID Codes:

Beverly: 00300000
Danvers: 00710000
Lynn: 01630000
Lynnfield: 01640000
Marblehead: 01680000
Peabody: 02290000
Revere: 02480000
Salem: 02580000
Saugus: 02620000