Smith Newsletter

April 29, 2016

Smith Elementary

Smith Staff will collaborate to inspire and connect to each child by knowing every name and need to ensure success.

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The canned food drive kicked off this week! So far students have brought in a total of 6,511 items! Keep them coming. We want to see Ms. Maas working from the perch in the cafeteria!
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Teacher Appreciation Week!!

May 2- School Spirit Night at Fuzzy's Taco

May 4- May the 4th be with You, Walk to School Day

May 5- Mother's Day tea- 4th grade

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Drama Club Presents: The Reluctant Dragon

5th grade collaborating together in music

5th grade peer tutoring
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May 9, 10, 11th - No Visitors to Campus - STAAR Days

Our final round of testing this year! Thank you!

Upcoming STAAR test information. Third, Fourth and Fifth grade students will be taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) tests on May 9-11, 2016.

May 9—3rd grade and 4th grade Math STAAR, 5th grade retest of Math

May 10-3rd grade and 4th grade Reading STAAR, 5th grade retest of Reading

May 11-5th grade Science STAAR

There are several things that you can do to help your child be successful on this test.

· Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep the night before the test.

· Prepare a healthy breakfast for your child on the morning of the test.

· Have your child arrive at school on time that morning to avoid feeling rushed.

· Provide your child with a non-messy snack to eat during testing.

· Do not schedule any medical appointments for your child on test day.

· Please do not plan to eat lunch with your child on test day.

· Finally, send your child to school with a hug and words of encouragement.

Please note, cell phones are not allowed in the classroom during testing. Thank you for your support in preparing your son or daughter for the STAAR test. Please contact me if you have any questions.

Enjoy your weekend and we'll see everyone on Monday!

Ms. Maas