SMS Winter Concert 2022
The SMS Winter Concert will be held in the Gym on Thursday, December 15th starting at 6:30pm.
Conducted by Ed Lowy and Elizabeth Ring-Fortin. Accompanied by Lisa Murray.
Please park in the back and enter the building through the gym entrances.
Admission is free.
Roller skating was a Success on Friday
Roller skating at SMS is back! On Friday we had more than 125 students participate in roller skating. Thank you everyone who helped out and make the event a success. Special thanks to Lydia Price, Angela Benedict, and the Drama club for organizing the event. We will be having another roller skating event on February 10th.
Do not forget to bring your winter clothes for recess! Students will have access to lockers for their winter clothes only.
No School December 23rd!
Rotation #3 Starts December 19th (Check Powerschool for Changes)
The yearbooks are $20. Everyone will have their name on the yearbook cover.
Photos of the Week
🤔News you Might Already Know🤔
A Message from our School Psychologist
Hello everyone and Happy December! This week focuses on taking preventative steps to making your December and the greater holiday season more successful, smooth, and happy for everyone - making your job as a parent hopefully easier!
Resource of the Week:
- The Therapist Parent is a website, blog, Facebook account written by Psychologist, Krysten Taprell, accessible for free, and helpful for reminding us of the little things to keep in mind as we tackle the day-to-day with our children. By "following" her account on Facebook, I've seen her posts numerous times as I scroll through my account, and have found them to be helpful reminders for both the students I work with and my own children!
Article of the Week:
- Cooperation, Not Obedience as a Goal of Parenting - This is one of the many blog posts by The Therapist Parent, and a great reminder of when to pick battles, even when we become frustrated, and how to foster cooperation and empower them as their own individual selves so that our children are more likely to cooperate in the future with what we ask of them.
- Now that it's officially December, the holiday season is in full gear and it seems like there is so much going on around us and so much to do! It can be really important to talk about expectations for this season as a family (sitting down together at dinner is ideal). What is everyone hoping to do? What is everyone most excited about? While it is all very exciting, it can also be very overwhelming, especially since the items we place on ourselves "to do" can become stressors. Try to spend some time in the coming days as a family setting realistic expectations, and talking about what you will definitely do vs. try to do, and talk about what happens if you can't do something, because we really can't do it all! This will help everyone with regulating their emotions if they end up feeling disappointed, help them bounce back so they can more focus on the positive, and help YOU feel better overall as a parent!
Thank you and have a wonderful weekend/week ahead!
Bernd Foecking, Ed.S., NCSP
Do not Forget to Sign Up!! Time for some Drama! 🎭
Calling all students interested in participating in the school play this year! There will be an informational meeting held on November 29. Before then, you can take a look at the Drama Club's bulletin board; the production calendar for the year has been posted there, as well as the title of the play and a general list of characters. More information will be coming out in the following weeks, so stay tuned! If you have more questions, you can see Director, Ms. Angela, or Assistant Director, Ms. Price
First Meeting will be during the school day.
Please Join our Google Classroom!
SMS Drama Club Google Classroom
WHAT IS ADVISORY?
Your students advisor is your point of contact for communication at South Meadow School.
Description of Advisory
Advisory is an uninterrupted 30 minutes after the first block of the day.
The purpose of advisory is to establish a small community of learners (8-14 students and staff) that can serve as home base for your student at SMS.
Promotes collaboration, positive climate, student learning, communication, and social skills.
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) for all students.
Supports academic readiness, builds student to student affiliation, and strengthens student and staff relationships.
Pick up Patrol
We will again be using Pickup Patrol with a 1pm deadline. After 1pm please call or email the office 924-7105. Pickup patrol is used for student transportation changes and after school plans.