SMES Parent Newsletter
Dates for Your Calendar
Friday, April 30- NO SCHOOL (Weather Day)
May 3-7- Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4-7 - Spring Book Fair
Wednesday, May 5- National Elementary Honor Society Inductions (by invitation)
Thursday, May 6- Cap and Gown Pictures for Kindergarten and 6th Grade
Friday, May 7- Field Day
Thursday, May 13- 6th Grade Band Concert @ 7:00 PM
Tuesday, May 18- Bulldog Camp and Senior Walkthrough
Tuesday, May 18- Community Food Bank Food Delivery @ 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday, May 19- Talent Show (Zoom)
Friday, May 21- 6th Grade Graduation Practice
Tuesday, May 25- 6th Grade Graduation and Awards @ 8:30 A.M.
Tuesday, May 25- Kindergarten end-of-Year Program and Awards @ 10:00 A.M.
Wednesday, May 26- Awards Day for Grades 1-5
Thursday, May 27- Last Day of School- Early Dismissal
9:00- 5th grade run, followed immediately by 6th grade
9:45- 3rd grade run followed immediately by 4th grade
12:00- Pre-K run
12:30 1st grade run, followed immediately by 2nd grade
1:00- Kindergarten run
There will be a make-up Color Run in May for students who raised money but were sick or quarantined.
Color Run Safety and Shirt Preservation
Safety and Clean Up
Is Color Powder Safe?
Safety is our main priority! Our colors are made with high quality cornstarch and food dyes. All materials are 100% FD&C and/or D&C grade and approved by the US FDA. However, our product is not designed for consumption.
Does Color Powder Stain Clothing?
Our color powder washes out of most clothing. However, it can stain some materials. 100% cotton clothing is recommended and typical machine washing with stain remover, removes the stains. We recommend removing excess powder from clothing before washing and/or applying water.
Is it harmful if you inhale it?
Although all the materials are food grade we do not recommend inhaling large quantities of color powder. Anyone who has asthma, is allergic to any of the ingredients or has any respiratory issues should exercise caution when participating in color powder events. It should also always be used in well ventilated outdoor space.
Preserving the color in your race shirt:
1. After the event, leave as much color on your shirt as you can. We know you'll be tempted to shake it off.
2. Lay your shirt on a flat surface, preferably outdoors, on a piece of cardboard.
3. Spray your shirt generously with a mixture of vinegar and water on both sides. Some people like to spray their shirt multiple times over a couple of days.
4. Let the shirt dry completely.
5. Place an old cloth (something you wouldn't mind being stained) between the shirt and your iron.
6. Iron both sides of the shirt.
7. Then just wash as normal.
8:15-10:45- Pre-K through 2nd grade
11:45-2:15- Grades 3-6
Cap & Gown Pictures May 6
and use the school code
Awards Days and Graduation Ceremonies
May 25 @ 8:30 A.M. in high school gym- 6th Grade Graduation and Awards. Each student will have a limited number of tickets. Sixth grade teachers will give detailed information and tickets in the coming days. Tickets and masks are required for entry. The gym must be cleared immediately for sanitizing before the Kindergarten graduation. Students can be checked out of school with the teacher.
May 25 @ 10:00 A.M. in high school gym- Kindergarten End of Year Award Celebration. Each student will have a limited number of tickets. Kindergarten teachers will give details and tickets in the coming days. Tickets and masks are required for entry. The gym must be cleared immediately following the ceremony. Students can be checked out of school with the teacher.
May 26 in high school gym- Grades 1-5 Awards Ceremonies. Parents of students who are receiving awards will be contacted to attend. Masks are required for entry. Each grade must clear the gym immediately following their award ceremony.
- 1st Grade Awards- 8:00
- 2nd Grade Awards- 9:00
- 3rd Grade Awards- 10:00
- 4th Grade Awards- 11:00
- 5th Grade Awards- 12:00