Emma L. Smith Elementary

November Newsletter

Important Dates

November 1 - 2nd grade Field Trip to Ann Arbor Hands on Museum

November 4 - End of 1st Quarter

November 7 - SCS Board Meeting. 7:00 p.m. at Smith Elementary

November 7 - Start of 2nd Quarter

November 8 - Election Day!

November 10 - Late Start for Students. Professional Development for Staff

November 10 - PTO meeting. 4:00 p.m. at Heritage

November 11 - Veterans Day!

November 16-17 - Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 18 - Bible Release

November 23 - No School! Release Day

November 24-25 - No School! Happy Thanksgiving!


December 8 - PTO Holiday Festival at Smith Elementary (5:30-7:30)

December 15 - Annual Holiday Music Concert

Morning Drop Off/Afternoon Pick Up

As a reminder, we ask that all parents remain in the lobby area before the bell rings at 8:52 and before the bell rings at 3:45 at the end of the day. Thank you for your cooperation.

Mrs. Laverige - K-3 Music

Check out the music website that Mrs. Laveirge created! The website is a place for parents to see what their children are doing in music class, as well as a place for the students to explore music outside of the music room!

Mrs. Filice - Kindergarten

We had a terrific Halloween parade and party! Thank you for all of the parent help. The kids in Mrs. Filice's class did awesome on their Halloween homework!
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Mrs. Burke - STEM

Over the past few weeks, there has been some exciting new projects happening in STEM. Third graders created Minions in Google Drawings, second graders made dinosaurs and turkeys. Last week, first grade and kindergarten combined baking soda and vinegar in zip lock bags to create a gas that made the bags pop open.

School Schedule(s)

Regular School Day - 8:57 - 3:45

Late Start Days - 11:32 - 3:45


8:40 - Breakfast opens

8:50 - 2nd and 3rd graders line up outside of classes

8:52 - Bell rings for students to enter hallways and classrooms

5:57 - School Starts

*Please try not to drop off your child any earlier than 8:45 a.m. Thank you!


3:35 - Kindergarten released to buses and parent pick up

3:42 - 1st - 3rd grade Kids Club, Walkers, and pick ups released

3:45 - All bussers released

Late Start Days

11:32 - 3:45

  • Students will eat lunch
  • Each class will receive 40 minutes of specials
  • Normal afternoon recess

Dates: 9/15, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/9, 3/9, 4/20, 5/11, 6/8

Insurance and Maintenance Fee for Chromebooks

If you are still in need of assistance with the Insurance/Maintenance Fee for our 1:1 Chromebooks, please contact Mr. Edwards as soon as possible. We encourage you to set up a payment plan, whether it's $1/week or a month, or what every you can manage, we will work with each family to ensure your students device is covered


If you are still looking for a set of headphones to send in with your child, we now have an option for you. If you are interested in purchasing a pair, they are $1/pair. They will be located in the main office or you may send in $1 with your child and we will provide them with a pair.
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School Volunteers/Visitors

Please check in with the office when you arrive. You will be required to wear a visitors badge

All volunteers are required to have a background check on file. Background checks are good for one full year. Please contact the main office or Mr. Edwards if you have any questions.

Trimesters to Semesters

We have switched to Semesters. You and your child will receive the following reports throughout the school year.

  • 2 detailed progress reports at conference time (November 16-17 and March 15)
  • 2 Report Cards at end of Semester time (January 27 and June 16)