Independent Preschool-8th Grade

Paw's PitStop

Need a new sweatshirt? Hungry for a mid day snack? How about a drink? Come visit us at Paws' Pit Stop.

During regular school days, we will be open during the following times:

  • 7:30 to 8:00 a.m.
  • 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. (Middle School break)
  • 3:00 to 3:30 p.m.

This will also be a great opportunity for many of our students to partake in roles working, marketing, ordering, and designing our store throughout the year. Our inventory is growing so be sure to check back if you're looking to show off your school spirit!

The store will also be open additional hours during special events.


Although students (and parents) can still purchase everything in the store through cash and carry, we want to provide families with an option that will not require students to carry money at school. We have an account set up for every student in the store.

To allow for full parental control, it will ONLY function as a pre-paid account at this time. If you do not want your child to spend at the store from their account, then you do not need to do anything; their balance will remain $0.

If you wish to set up a pre-paid balance, there will be 3 ways that you can put $ onto their account. During any open store hours you (or your child) can bring cash, check, or a credit card to the store and place any amount that you wish on their account. Following this, your child will only have to provide their name at the store front to make purchases. Each time they make a purchase, they will be told what their remaining balance is.


We're looking to find some devoted volunteers to help throughout the school year during the three time slots for each day. Since volunteers will need to learn the cash register procedure and there are a lot of slots to fill, we're hoping to find multiple individuals who can dedicate themselves on an on-going basis. If you are willing and feel that you could commit to filling a slot somewhat regularly on a certain day every week, we would be grateful to have your help.

Volunteers are welcome to have their Swain children go to extended care free of charge while volunteering. Thank you in advance to all of the very generous volunteers we have in our Swain community!