Smith Sabers

Principal Newsletter

A Note From The Principal

Greetings Smith Families,


Welcome 2023! What a great 1st week back in the new year. It was wonderful to see all our students and staff back in the building and so many parents coming and going! A HUGE thank you to PSS for providing staff drinks and goodie bags when we returned since we had the unexpected "cold" day before break!


Speaking of before break; 2022 really ended on a high note with so many celebrations and acts of generosity. Students were able to perform their Christmas Concert at HMS auditorium on stage in front of a packed house. It was wonderful to experience the excitement and sense of accomplishment our students felt. Thank you to everyone that was able to attend and experience the event in person. Our school community food drive was once again a huge success. We had over 2300 pieces of food and $780 donated to feed families in our school community over break! There were also other generous donations supporting families through the holidays and monetary donations to pay down student lunch debt. Thank you! I really appreciate all the support each and everyone of you give to your child(ren) and our school community!


It truly is a great day to be a Smith Saber!


Sarah Simpson

Smith Principal

Missoula Children's Theater

PSS will once again sponsor Children's Missoula Theater coming to Smith and providing a week long theater experience for our students. Students will try out Monday, January 30th after school, practice for the performance after school all week. 2 performances are scheduled for Saturday, February 4th at Smith. Parents are responsible for transportation after practice during the school week. Practice will not occur during the school day, this is an after school commitment. This is free to our students with PSS covering the cost. More detailed information for come.

Upcoming Events

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


Week of January 9th: iReady and Acadience Testing (See letter)

Monday, January 16th: No School Martin Luther King Day

Thursday, January 19th: Noon Dismissal (Students will be sent home with a sack lunch if ordered.)

Friday, January 20th: No School

Week of January 30th: Missoula Children's Theater

Wednesday, February 1st: Kick off One Book One School

Saturday, February 4th: Student Performances "King Arthur's Quest"

Monday, February 20th: No School President's Day

February 28th and March 2nd: Parent Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, March 7th: Family Event Book BIngo 5:45-6:45

March 27th-31st: No School Spring Break

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

Monday, May 29th: No School Memorial Day

Thursday, June 1st: Field Day

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

Parents 4 Smith

Meetings: Third Tuesday of the Month

Email: parents4smithschool@gmail.com


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!

https://1stplacespiritwear.com/schools/MT/Helena/Smith%20Elementary%20School