Smithfield Elementary News

October 2021

Message from the Principal

Hello Smithfield Families!

What a great start to the new school year we've had! Hopefully your child shared with you details about some of the fun activities we've had including a "Minute to Win It" competition between teachers which was connected to a review of positive behaviors. We had a back to school pep-rally, many get-to-know-you activities in the classrooms and more! Thank you to our PTO for the back to school decorations by the entrances on the first day of school! The purpose of these monthly newsletters is to keep you informed about upcoming events and connect you with school resources. I hope you find this newsletter helpful with staying informed and involved with your child's learning. As always, if you have any questions, please call our office at (570) 421-2841.


Kristin Lord

Calendar of Events at Smithfield Elementary


1: Picture Day (individual pictures) Find link here

8: District - Casual for a Cause Big Brothers/Big Sisters

11: NO SCHOOL for students (Columbus Day)

12: PTO Meeting - virtually (6-8pm)

4-17 : Virtual Scholastic Book Fair - Hosted by PTO link

18: School Board Meeting (7pm)

18-29: Read"A"Thon link

29: Pumpkin Picking Day (students pick donated pumpkins and complete pumpkin activities with their class)

29: Character Parade (Flyer located in "The Reading Nook")

Click Here for ESASD calendar (also found at

PTO Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 12th, 6pm

This is an online event.

The Reading Nook

Reading Nook Section:

10/4-10/17 Scholastic Book Fair hosted by PTO

10/18-10/29 Read-A-Thon

10/29 Virtual Storybook Character Day click here for links

Counselor Corner - Newsletter and resources!

Our guidance counselors are ready to assist!

Photo of Mrs. Rovi and Mrs. Osmun below.

October Newsletter

Mrs. Rovi and Mrs. Osmun

ESASD Attendance and Truancy Procedures

See the following brochure for the ESASD attendance and truancy procedures. Please call our main office (570) 421-2841 with any questions.

ESASD Attendance and Truancy Brochure

Email for Attendance Notes

For your convenience, an email address has been created for sending absence notes. Notes may be sent to

Sapphire Account Creation/Login Instructions

Birthday Celebrations

Until further notice, all classroom birthday celebrations are on hold. Please do not send any items prepackaged (or otherwise) from home to share with others.

The cafeteria is in the process of bringing back their Birthday Basket package that parents/guardians will be able to purchase to celebrate their child's special day. More information and order forms will be released from Food Services soon.

In keeping with health and safety, the ESASD Birthday Basket option will be the only type of birthday celebration permitted at this time.

Join Smithfield's Class Dojo for Building Updates

All grade levels at Smithfield Elementary will be using Class DoJo for communication with families this year. Use the following link to join our building DoJo.

Having Chromebook Issues?

Use the following link to report any Chromebook issues: