Smith Family Newsletter
We believe in the power of school and family partnerships.
Message from Ms. Rivera
Welcome to the March edition of our newsletter. I am grateful for this warmer weather and am happy to never experience those freezing days ever again. Please contact the school if your family needs assistance.
I have an update about pictures. Individual spring pictures and group class pictures will be on March 24th. The class picture will be taken outside, and students will take off their masks for the few seconds that the camera flashes. Let your child's teacher know if you would prefer that the mask be kept on. Yearbooks can be purchased at Balfour.com for $25. This year, students will be in alphabetical order by grade instead of by class since we have had so many changes this year.
Finally, the deadline to let us know about a learning environment switch is this Friday, March 5th. You only need to contact us if your child will be changing from online or face-to-face learning.
As always, thank you for your support at home. 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 - Sarah Kennedy
This is Ms. Kennedy's fourth year at Smith, and she is a shining example of the determination and positive attitude that it takes to make a difference in a child's life. Ms. Kennedy puts everything she has into her teaching each day, and she is willing to do whatever it takes to help our kids. She is also helpful to her teammates and is patient and kind to everyone.
Thank you, Ms. Kennedy, for everything you do to help make Smith Elementary a better place each day!
Your Child and Internet Safety
Important Dates and Reminders
March 1 - Book Fair begins; First day of TELPAS Testing
March 5 - Deadline for Learning Environment Changes; Maintenance Appreciation Day
March 11 - End of 3rd 9 Weeks
March 12 - No School - Professional Development Day
March 15 through 19 - Spring Break
March 24 - Picture Day
March 30 - Report Cards sent home
- Doors open at 7:45, virtual morning assembly begins at 8:05, and students must be in class by 8:30.
- If students will be absent for a prolonged period, contact the teacher. The students can also complete work from their teachers' Canvas or Seesaw pages.
- Birthday cupcakes cannot be delivered to school. If you would like to celebrate your child's birthday with a snack, click here to order them from the nutrition department.
MEF Supports Teachers
The Magnolia Education Foundation awarded Smith teachers over $14,000 in grants! Thank you, MEF! You can learn more about MEF by clicking here.
Social Emotional Learning
A student helps our counselor-in-training deliver a message about character during morning assembly. Our SEL program is called Second Step.
A Yummy Lunch
Thank you to the Toll Bros. for providing a delicious lunch from Fuddrucker's.