Smith Family Newsletter
We believe in the power of school and family partnerships.
Message from Ms. Rivera
Welcome to the April edition of our newsletter. I can't believe we are already in the final nine weeks of school! I am grateful for this time since it was snatched away from us last year, and the kids are happy and energized with this beautiful weather.
Right now, we are in the final push to get our kids on track and on level before the summer. See below for an introduction to the Smith Elementary Instructional Series, where we will share short videos with tips on how to help your child at home. Thank you for partnering with us to grow our kids!
Please reach out to me if you have any questions or feedback, visit our website, and follow us on Twitter @CedricSmithElem.
Teacher of the Month - Jay Ross
Jay Ross is a veteran teacher at Smith and a fan favorite. Mr. Ross is a wonderful role model for our kids. He is kind, patient, and one of the wittiest people you could ever meet. He is so talented in creating a love of reading and writing in his students. He is also an author of several books, including the hilarious Diary of America.
Thank you, Mr. Ross, for inspiring our kids to be better people each day!
Teacher of the Year - Holly Swonke
Paraprofessional of the Year - Angie Ramirez
Rookie Teacher of the Year - Janee Steger
Important Dates and Reminders
April 5 - Assistant Principal Day
April 6 - School Librarian Day
April 7 - Kindergarten Graduation Pictures - proofs will be sent home
April 9 - Project Reach Showcase for 2nd and 4th grade
April 12 - School Board Meeting
April 22 - Earth Day
April 27 - Bus Driver Appreciation Day; Progress Reports sent home
April 29 - Food Bank - Free Food Bags
May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
- Please remember to send your child to school with a water bottle each day.
- Snacks and treats to share cannot be brought to school. Birthday cupcakes can be ordered from the nutrition department by clicking here.
- Thank you for keeping sick kids at home!
MEF Star Educator Program
Teachers Are Learning, Too!
Teachers collaborate during our professional development day.
Fun in Art Class
Students learn about positive and negative space through silhouettes.
Project Reach students prepare items for their showcase.