Smith Newsletter

Friday, June 3, 2016


Smith Staff will collaborate to inspire and connect to each child by knowing every name and need to ensure success.

Good luck to our 5th graders going to Clark!

Smith 5th Walk
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Staff for 16-17 School Year – Smith Elementary

Kinder – Lisa Lindsey, Mimi Probst- Taylor, Sheri Nellis, Alyson Lambrecht, Taylor Kopp

1st Grade – Janie Dockweiler, Julie Huffstickler, Midge Schmidt, Lauren Tucker, Sharron Younts

2nd Grade – Ashlee Freeney, Jenny Parris, Annie Isom, Misty Belyeu, Brittany McLeod

3rd Grade – Melissa Grubbs, Jodie Bowe, Laura Cates, Kim Williams, Jana Martin

4th Grade – Dana Andregg, Amy Bell, Margaret Gearman, Renee Dunagin, Kim Harkrider

5th Grade – Kendall Smith, Sarah Fariss, Lisa Baril, Andra Boney, Lindsey Redburn

Specials – Jan Pelias, Kathy Smith, Denise Brewer, Jane McAllister, Jenny Pitts, Janis Dahl, Kara Meketa

IC – Lindsey Corder

Dyslexia – Kristen Mulos, Rosario Hawkinson

ESL/GT – The district has not announced yet. We are hoping they give us Sara Anderson and Zeb Evans.

SAIL – Ashlei Funtjar (teacher), Emilio Garcia (teacher), Deb Fleming (SAIL Para), Josefina Barrera (SAIL Para), Sadaf Zuberi (SAIL Para), Latresse Hill (SAIL Para), Olivia Smith (SAIL Para)

Special Education – Kaycee Drysdale (Resource Teacher), Megan Fehler (Resource Teacher), Angela Hurwich (Resource Para), Dominique Gonzalez (Speech Teacher), Dee Rice (OT), LSSP TBA by District, Diagnostician TBA by District

We say Good-Bye to the following staff:

Jennifer Baker – She will be following her fifth grade SAIL students to Pearson Middle School.

Deb Rynders – She will also be at Pearson Middle School with our 5th Grade SAIL students.

Danie Love – She will be the counselor’s secretary at Lebanon Trail High School.

Shauntee Carpenter – She will be a Resource Teacher at Miller Elementary.

Nicole Whatley – She will be a Resource Teacher in Prosper ISD.

Kim Cashman – She will be staying at home next year. You may see her soon back in schools!

Congratulations and Good Luck! We will miss you!

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For all the parents looking for a good collection of books for their children this summer...check out age appropriate book lists at this link: ALSC Summer Reading Lists - 2016 | Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC) from SchoolLibraryJournal’s Tweet
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Jan Pelias

Smith Librarian

Twitter: @smithreads

Facebook: SMITH READS Library page

Summer Technology Information:

Student Summer Enrichment:

Click on the Summer Enrichment rotating slide.

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Frisco Centennial High School boys soccer head coach Bryan Thompson will be hosting soccer camps this summer designed specifically for boys entering grades 5th-9th who are zoned for Centennial.

The cost is $60

The camp dates are July 25-29 with the following grade specific sessions:

  • Session 1 - 8:00am-9:30am is for boys who will be entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall
  • Session 2 - 9:30am-11:00am is for boys who will be entering 7th or 8th grade in the fall
  • Session 3 - 11:00am-12:30pm is for boys who will be entering 9th grade in the fall

Here is the FISD link to enroll:

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The PTA board would like to thank you for another great year! Smith would not be the great school that it is without all of your support! We would also like to give everyone an update on plans for the outdoor area between Pods 1 and 2. In June, the district is planning on clearing out the area and having aggregate material put in. We have ordered tables, chairs, a trash can, and container gardening. We hope this will all be in place in early August. This will be a great area for classes to go outside for lessons, reading, or for parents to enjoy lunch with their child. This could not have been made possible without the money we raised from Stampede, so THANK YOU!

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook at Noel A Smith Elementary PTA for updates over the summer and for back to school! Thank you again and have a wonderful summer!

Smith PTA Board


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5th Annual Stampede – Fall 2016

Have a business? Work at one? Then you can help!

We need sponsors for our 5th annual Smith Stampede coming this fall!

If your company is interested in supporting the community and learning about sponsorship benefits please send an email to

Our goal is to cover the operating expenses (t-shirts, prizes, communication, etc) of the event with donations from local businesses so that all of the fundraising efforts go directly back to our school, students, and teachers.

Thank you!

Thank you so much for sharing your students with us this year. We have been blessed by them daily. We hope that you have a safe and relaxing summer. We will anxiously await the stories in August!

Ms. Maas and Mrs. Sibley