Smithfield Elementary News

September 2021

Message from the Principal

Hello Smithfield Families!

Welcome back to what we anticipate will be an exciting year for our students! As we transition back into "doing school" please make sure you ask your child all about what they are learning and to describe all of the great things that are happening at Smithfield. Our team is so excited to see our students again! We hope you find the following resources to be helpful as you plan the month ahead. As always, if you have any questions, please call our office at (570) 421-2841.


Kristin Lord

Calendar of Events at Smithfield Elementary


3 - 6: NO SCHOOL - Offices closed for Labor Day holiday

6 - National Read a Book Day (see the Reading Nook below for more information)

20: School board meeting @ 7pm (go to for more details)

24: 2-hour delay for all students (Act 80 Day for staff)

28 - Parent Meeting about the reading program at Smithfield Elementary


1: Picture Day

Click Here for ESASD calendar (also found at

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 14th, 6pm

This is an online event.

Reading Program Parent Meeting

Tuesday, Sep. 28th, 10am

This is an online event.

Join us on Zoom to hear about our reading program at Smithfield Elementary! Our reading specialists will present information about all that we do to support reading and will be available for questions. See the attached flyer for more information. Complete the registration form and join us for the Zoom presentation using the following meeting information:

ID: 96431286930
Passcode: lhb1bI94

The Reading Nook

Reading Nook Section:

Your Smithfield Reading Department hopes you had a fantastic summer!! A reminder that Summer Reading Logs 2021 are due on Wednesday, September 8th. Please hand them into your homeroom teacher or the reading department. Participants will have a chance to earn up to $5.00 for the Fall Book Fair for the first five books read. Additionally, participants will have a chance to win a raffle basket of prizes!

Monday, September 6th is National Read A Book Day!! We encourage your students to take a picture of themselves reading a book and send it to your teacher's Class DoJo page by Wednesday, September 8th. Each person participating will receive a chance to win a raffle prize!

Counselor Corner - Newsletter and resources!

Click Here to view our summer newsletter.

Our guidance counselors are ready to assist!

Photo of Mrs. Rovi and Mrs. Osmun below.

Mrs. Rovi and Mrs. Osmun

ESASD Attendance and Truancy Procedures

See the following brochure for the ESASD attendance and truancy procedures. Please call our main office (570) 421-2841 with any questions.

ESASD Attendance and Truancy Brochure

Email for Attendance Notes

For your convenience, an email address has been created for sending absence notes. Notes may be sent to

Birthday Celebrations

Until further notice, all classroom birthday celebrations are on hold. Please do not send any items prepackaged (or otherwise) from home to share with others.

The cafeteria is in the process of bringing back their Birthday Basket package that parents/guardians will be able to purchase to celebrate their child's special day. More information and order forms will be released from Food Services soon.

In keeping with health and safety, the ESASD Birthday Basket option will be the only type of birthday celebration permitted at this time.

Join Smithfield's Class Dojo for Building Updates

All grade levels at Smithfield Elementary will be using Class DoJo for communication with families this year. Use the following link to join our building DoJo.

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