Smith Family Newsletter
We believe in the power of school and family partnerships.
Message from Ms. Rivera
Winter is definitely here, and although it is chilly outside, we are turning up the heat on learning in school! Our mid-year data shows that our students are making great strides academically. Every day when I walk the halls, I am so grateful for the amazing teachers and staff that we have. They constantly track student progress and make adjustments to reach every student on their level. They are the best!
As always, continue to support your child's learning at home. Click here to access Magnolia ISD's Curriculum Resources for Parents. In addition, attendance still matters. Of course, kids need to stay home if they are sick, but every day counts, so please make sure they get to school ready to learn on time each day.
Finally, we have a couple of exciting PTO events this month. To get involved with PTO, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the "Upcoming Events" section for more information, and also visit our website, and follow us on Twitter @CedricSmithElem.
February Teacher of the Month
Ms. J is so loving to everyone and is always positive and upbeat. In addition to her wonderful personality, Ms. J is an exceptional educator. Her kids adore her, and she pushes every one of them to excel. I cannot say enough about Ms. J. She is amazing! Congratulations on this well-deserved honor!
February Paraprofessional of the Month
Mrs. Cantu is a fantastic team member. She is a hard worker, she has a positive attitude, and she can roll with the changes that happen every day. We can always count on her to jump in wherever help is needed, and she does a wonderful job working with our kids each day. We are so happy to have her at Smith! Congratulations, Mrs. Cantu!
Go Texan Pictures
PTO will be taking pictures on Go Texan Day, Friday, February 25th, so the kids can dress in their best western wear and take an adorable photo. Click here to sign up and purchase photos. You can also bring cash to your child's teacher.
Father Daughter Dance TicketsThe Father Daughter Dance will be on Saturday, February 26th from 6:00 to 8:00. The cost is $15 for one daughter and then $10 for each additional daughter. The entry fee covers a photo, refreshments, and music from an awesome DJ. Click here to sign up and purchase tickets.
- Doors open at 7:45 and the tardy bell rings at 8:30. Parents of tardy students must walk them into the office and sign them in.
- Cell phones are prohibited in school zones and in the car rider line.
- In car rider line, do not block the back driveway - buses need to easily get in and out.
- If a student is absent, call the school to let us know.
- Excessive tardies and absences can lead to truancy classes and fines.
- Cut-off time for student checkout is 3:00.
- Cut-off time for dropping students off in the back for Early Morning Childcare is 7:35
February 4 - Bluebonnet Parties for 3rd and 4th grades
February 7 - School Counselor Week - We love Ms. Plachy!
February 8 - Progress Reports sent home
February 14 - Book Fair this week; School Board Meeting at 6:30
February 17 - Raising Readers, 5:00-6:30
February 21 - President's Day - No School
February 25 - Go Texan Day - PTO Go Texan Pictures
February 26 - Father Daughter Dance, 6:00-8:00
Magnolia Education Foundation awarded Trisha Hacker with a grant to purchase GoReaders, a device to play audiobooks.
MEF Grants - Pre-K
Our Pre-K team was awarded a grant for more equipment in our sensory motor lab. Click here to learn more about MEF.
100th Day of School
Kindergarten had fun celebrating 100 days of becoming smarter!