The Dolphin Digest

December 7, 2020

Upcoming Events

December 7-11- Dolphin Warrior Spirit Week

December 7-11- Fill the Truck South Meck Food Drive

December 9th- CMS Early Release Day

December 10th- Hungry Howie's Smithfield Spirit Night 4pm-10pm

December 14th-18th- Smithfield Winter Spirit Day Week

December 16th- Sabor Smithfield Spirit Night 11am-9pm

December 21st- Last day of 2nd Quarter

December 22nd- January 4th- No School: Winter Break

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Fill the Truck Food Drive

Families can also drop off canned or non-perishable food between 8:30-1:30 at the front of the school daily. Thank you for your ongoing support!

Early Release Day (Wednesday, December 9th)

CMS has an Early Release Day on Wednesday, December 9th. All instruction will end at 11:45am. Smithfield will follow our regular Wednesday schedule, but will end at 11:45am. Thank you!

Whether at home or at school- get ready to show your WINTER spirit next week!

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Smithfield WINTER SPIRIT WEEK (December 14th-18th)

Get ready for some WINTER FUN! Whether at home or at school, get ready to participate and show your spirit!


Monday, December 14th- Flannel and Fuzzy Socks (Wear your favorite flannel shirt & comfy socks)

Tuesday, December 15th- Blizzard Out (Wear anything white)

Wednesday, December 16th- Holiday Dress up (Dress as your favorite holiday character and/or wear holiday headwear (e.g. Santa hat or antlers)

Thursday, December 17th- Ugly Sweaters (Wear an ugly holiday sweater!)

Friday, December 18th- Comfy Day (Wear comfortable clothes! (e.g. sweatpants, pajama pants)

Smithfield School Nurse

We are excited that our school nurse, Cecile Luboweicki, received a job promotion. However, that unfortunately means she will no longer be working at Smithfield. Ms. Luboweicki's last day with us is today, Monday, December 7th. We will have an interim school nurse, Joanna Harris (Joanna.Harris@mecklenburgcountync.gov) 2 days a week until a full time nurse is hired.

Teacher Gifts Info


Some families have inquired about the logistics of giving teacher gifts:


- Teacher gifts can be dropped off at the school any day (M-F) from 8am-2pm (not during winter break holiday).

-Please pull to the front of the school and call the school from your car: 980-343-6550

-A staff member will come to your car to receive any item needing to be dropped off

- We will notify the teacher/staff member that they have an item to pick up in the front office

-Due to the current circumstances, we are unable to receive homemade food items.


Thank you!

Dolphin Warrior Spirit Week

Help us support two very brave Smithfield Dolphins, Jennings and Penelope, as they fight cancer and undergo treatments for leukemia. To show our love and support we will honor them through a spirit week the week of December 7th. On Monday and Tuesday we will wear their favorite colors and Thursday and Friday we will wear colors that represent childhood cancer and Leukemia.


Monday (12/7)- Red for Jennings

Tuesday (12/8)- Green for Penelope

Thursday (12/10)- Gold for childhood cancer

Friday (12/11)- Orange for Leukemia

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QHMS Future Falcons Virtual Open House


Join us to learn more, and ask

questions about our leadership

magnet program.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9th 6:30pm-7:30pm


Registration is required.

School Choice Lottery Round 1: November 30 - December 13, 2020


Registration Link:

https://bit.ly/qh122english


School of Leadership

Registration Link (Spanish):

https://bit.ly/qh122spanish

Live Zoom Link: https://bit.ly/3mDSnyv

Wilson STEM Academy Perspective CMS Family Session


Great things are happening at Wilson STEM Academy! Please help us in encouraging any perspective CMS Families to join them on Thursday, December 10th from 6-7pm for our special virtual Open House event at https://bit.ly/WSA121020

This is a great opportunity for families to learn more about our amazing STEM-based elective classes, meet some of our staff, and much more.

Attached you will find a document that contains direct links for families to view and/or submit prior to open house: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/10wRZ76_yHjOURCupW5XNh-qQTPoJ0q65ap7AEM02Fqk/edit?usp=sharing

1. Flyer

2. RSVP Form* Please have families RSVP to reserve their spot.

3. Counselor Connection Page

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Free Flu Shots

Mecklenburg County Health Department will have a Free Flu Vaccine event on Saturday 12/12 at Valerie C. Woodward (3205 Freedom Drive). They will also be offering COVID testing at this event.

There are flyers available in multiple languages, found here:https://www.mecknc.gov/HealthDepartment/Flu/Pages/Communication-Resources.aspx

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Emily's Wonder Lab on Netlix

If your child is working remotely on Friday and you would like them to attend this free presentation, more information and the sign up link can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNj6DI5AxQIzp03IYZVcdSa9NCpKy0mS4JMttT7K6ozbRwPA/viewform

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Requests to transfer between Plan B and Full Remote Academy

If you would like your child to transfer out of Plan B (in-person) and into Full Remote Academy, or vice versa, please complete the form by following the link below. We will be in touch within 48 hours of receiving the form in regards to the approval. Thank you!

https://forms.gle/MoxVqNyGAgE6G6vf7

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Dolphin Warrior Week- Monday: RED for Jennings!

Previous Dolphin Digests

Please see the previous week's Dolphin Digest newsletters below:

November 23rd

November 16th

November 9th

November 2nd

October 26th

Stay Connected!

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