Smith Sabers

Monthly Newsletter

A Note From The Principal

Greetings Smith Families,

Our students and staff have been hard at work in the classroom with reading, writing, math, social studies and science. It is great to see fun art projects with winter scenes around the building and in classrooms. Students are learning new songs in music, working hard on new balance skills in gym and library is always a fun treat to check out new library books. It is encouraging to see so many students participate in our monthly Bean Stack challenge.

Our morning announcements have been focused on communication and Montana State Facts. The message to students has been, communication is transferring information and ideas between people and we can do that through speaking, writing, body language and behaviors. Being an active listener is an important part of communication along with being able to articulate feelings and pick up on others non verbal communication.

This past Monday, when we needed to come back with masks on, it was encouraging to see the response and participation from our Smith families and students. Thank you for your support so we can get through this surge and continue with 5 days in person instruction.



Sarah Simpson

Smith Principal

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Winter Music Program

WOW! Second grade did a wonderful job performing their Winter Music Program. Teachers sent links home but just in case you did not get to watch your child perform the attached links are good for 1 more week.


First Grade, Lower and Upper Montessori will perform and be recorded in February. We will send home the additional links at that time.

Smith Holiday Program 2021 2022 2nd Grade

Transportation

Just a reminder all schools district wide have bus blackout dates when bussing is not available for the week due to a lack of bus drivers and needing the entire district to have bus rotations. Please note this on your family calendar.

Group B Bus 38: February 21-25 and March 21-25

Group C Bus 30: January 31-February 4 and February 28 -March 4 and April 4-8

*There will be more added through the remainder of the school year.

**If you have any questions please go to the following link https://helenaschools.org/departments/transportation/

Life Touch Pictures

Our fall student pictures finally came in! Class pictures have not come in yet. They were sent home yesterday with students. If you have any questions please about your order please contact Life Touch customer service at 1-800-736-4753. We are working on scheduling a retake day.

One Book One School

Smith will participating in One Book One School beginning February 1st. All students will receive a copy of this year's book to keep as their own. We will have fun special readers and trivia questions throughout the month.

Enrollment for 2022-2023 school year

Kindergarten enrollment is now open. If you or someone you know have a child entering Kindergarten in the fall, please make sure to enroll them so we can plan accordingly.

Covid Rapid Testing

If your child is showing Covid symptoms and you would like them to have a rapid test administered, we do have those available. Call the school for more information or to schedule an appointment. These will not be given without signed parental consent.

Upcoming Events

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


February 1st-February 28th: One Book One School


February 9th: Virtual Author Visit (Paid for by PSS)


February 21st: No School President's Day


March 8th and March 10th: Spring Parent Teacher Conferences (more information to come)


March 28th-April 1st: No School Spring Break

Parents 4 Smith

Meetings: Third Tuesday of the Month at 5:30 pm

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!

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

Helena School District Calendar 2021-2022