Smith Sabers

Principal Newsletter

A Note From The Principal

Greetings Smith Families,

May is fast approaching and the end of the school year will be here soon! Please make sure you are reading the teacher's emails that are going out. Teachers are including grade specific dates for end of the year activities.

Thank you for all your support and commitment to our school and your child's education! Check out our Facebook page for some great pictures!

It's a great day to be a Saber!

Sarah Simpson

Smith Principal

Technology Free Week May 1-May 7

Please read the following article to gain more insight as to the history of this week and why it is important!

Students will have the opportunity to share with classmates and staff what they tried instead of technology.

And when it is not Technology Free time please take time to read the following article giving ideas on how to balance screen time with kids.

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Teacher Appreciation Week May 8th

Help us celebrate our amazing staff at Smith the week of May 8th! Follow the daily themes and have your child participate.

May 8th: Memory Monday- Have your child draw or write about their favorite memory with their teacher or staff member this school year and bring in to share.

May 9th: Treat Tuesday-Have your child bring in a special “treat” (snack/drink/anything) for their teacher.

May 10th: Wisdom Wednesday- Have your child share some words of wisdom with their teacher/staff member that they learned this year.

May 11th: Thankful Thursday- Have your child share with their teacher why they are thankful to be in their classroom. Write a Tootle or Appreciation Card.

May 12th: Flower Friday- Have your child bring in a flower or make a flower for their teacher.

Countdown To Summer!

Please check the calendar below for our ABC Countdown to summer! Activities will be taking place in classrooms as we countdown the remaining days of our school year.
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Summer SACC Registration Lottery

Starting May 1 email Jamie at jmerrill@helenaschools.orgwith 1. Parents’ name and contact information 2. Child’s name, grade in Fall 2023, and school 3. Which weeks you would like to register for.

Lottery application is open May 1-12. You will be notified of your spot starting on May 17. You will have one week to accept or decline your offer. Emails sent before May 1 will be deleted.

For more information please see the SACC page of the District website.

Summer Fun

Please take a moment to check out attached flyers for summer football camps put on by HHS.

2023-2024 School Year

Please contact the office if you know you are moving and/or will no longer be attending Smith next school year. We make every effort to be as accurate as possible for class lists and numbers in grade levels. Giving the office a heads up, even if it is just a possibility, is very helpful.

Parents for Smith School

We so appreciate all our PSS does to support our students and staff throughout the school year. Many hands make light work and there are multiple ways to get involved. Our PSS is looking for more volunteers to help with various projects. Please reach out to me or if interested.

Upcoming Events

School Hours: Monday 8:30-2:30 Tuesday-Friday 8:30-3:15

Week of May 1st: Technology Free Week

Friday, May 5th: Vigilante Day 11:00 am dismissal

Week of May 8th: Teacher Appreciation Week

Week of May 15th: iReady end of year benchmark testing

Week of May 22nd Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, May 25th: End of Year Family Event 5:00-7:00

Monday, May 29th: No School Memorial Day

May 30th-June 2nd: Tipi at Smith

Thursday, June 1st: Field Day

Thursday, June 8th: Last Day of School noon dismissal

Save the Date: Back to School Night at Smith for 2023-2024 School Year August 29th

First Day of School 1st-5th Grade Wednesday, August 30th

First Day of School Kindergarten Tuesday, September 5th

Parents 4 Smith

Meetings: Third Tuesday of the Month


Saber Gear

Our Saber Gear store is up and running. Please plan on visiting the link and placing your order. Great merchandise for both young and not so young! 10% comes back to Smith!