Friday Newsletter

February 5, 2016

Smith Elementary

Smith Mission

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

Collective Commitments

*All kids can learn in different ways and at different times.

*Relationships are vital to the success of students, teachers and families.
*Smith will provide all students with opportunities to experience success.

*All teachers share the responsibility for the needs of all students.

*Smith Elementary provides an enjoyable and engaging learning environment.

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Smith Teachers

I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was by your tutoring groups I observed early this morning, I was making some deliveries to classrooms and every group was involved and actively participating. I have heard from my own kids that in secondary they do not get the active support from teachers that I saw this morning. Our students are lucky to have you all as their teachers!

3rd Grade Team

Thank you for your work with technology this week. We loved the integration of Plickers and Google Forms!

Andrea Sibley

You know why:)


Thank you so much for some very open and transparent conversations. I am so grateful to work with such a group of dedicated leaders!

Sarah Fariss, Lisa Baril and Kendall Smith

I am so appreciative of all of your work around schedules. Your brains are coming together in wonderful ways! Our students are so lucky!

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This weeks Biggest Loser results....

Dana Andregg losing a total of 4.7%!

Andrea sibley losing a total of 4.3%!

Amy Bell losing a total of 3.6%!

We are halfway through our journey! Only 4 more weeks until we will have our Spring Break bodies!

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Super Saturday will be Saturday, February 6 Super Saturday is coming up for any person who needs to get more of their required 12 hours of non-contract PD training

February 9- 5th grade Math STAAR Simulation

February 10- 5th grade Reading STAAR Simulation, 3:20 pm Name and Need (Teachers, SPED Teachers, SAIL Teachers, Dyslexia, Counselor, IC, GT)

February 12- Class parties 1:45-2:45

February 13- Smith Winter Carnival 1:00--4:00 (Earn a Jeans Day for Tuesday, February 16th)

February 15 - Professional Development 7:30 Breakfast (Bagels, Coffee, Juice), 8:00-11:00 RTI/Intervention/Enrichment, 11:00-12:30 Lunch (on your own), 12:30-3:30 Conference Style Learning (tickets will be distributed for choices)

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Friendship Week


Spread kindness by giving away compliments today. They don’t cost you a thing but they are priceless to others.


“True Blue” friend. Wear jeans or any blue clothing. Show others that you are a TRUE friend with your words and actions.


You can COUNT on me to make new friends. Wear any thing that has numbers on it. See how many new friends you can make at Mix it up lunch today.


What is your recipe for a good friend? Wear chef’s hat or apron today as we cook up a recipe for friendship traits.

Friday Heart Day

Wear Red. Share your heart with friends. Bring your cards and notes for the Valentine Party.

I love your art!

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Have a wonderful weekend!