Smith Family Newsletter
We believe in the power of school and family partnerships.
Message from Ms. Rivera
Welcome to the October Edition of the Smith Family Newsletter. October is such an exciting time of year. We are getting closer to the holidays and the weather is getting beautiful! October is also a great time for us because that is when our true partnerships with parents come to life during our Academic Parent Teacher Team meetings. More information is below, but this is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet your child's teacher, meet other parents, and learn strategies and receive resources to help your child at home.
As parents, you are your child's first teacher, and we need to team up in order to help our kids grow to their highest potential. We will have lots of involvement activities coming up. Thank you to those of you who were able to attend the Campus Performance meetings this week and to the volunteers we already have coming in. Our PTO is also hard at work, so I urge you to get involved as much as you can. We look forward to seeing you at our events!
October 1 - School Custodian Appreciation Day
October 4 - Author Visit - Aaron Reynolds
October 5 - Picture Day
October 8 - End of 1st 9 Weeks
October 9 - Sterling Ridge BBQ and Kids Festival (Rescheduled from Oct. 2nd)
October 11 - No School - Professional Development Day
October 18 - Dyslexia Night at 6:00 - English
October 19 - Dyslexia Night at 6:00 - Spanish; Report Cards sent home
October 25 - Red Ribbon Week
October 28 - Raising Readers and PTO Trunk or Treat, 5:00-7:00
October 29 - Book Character Parade; Goosebumps Party
November 2 - No School - Election Day
Academic Parent Teacher Teams
Unlike a traditional conference, the APTT meeting is a group parent meeting where you get the opportunity to collaborate with other parents, learn about how your child is doing in relation to the class, learn new skills to support learning at home, and set goals for your child. You can learn more about APTT by clicking here, and I want to emphasize that this does not take the place of an individual conference, which you can schedule at any time. All meetings are 5:30 to 6:30, and the dates are as follows:
October 12 - 3rd and 4th
October 20th - PK and Kinder
October 21st - 1st and 2nd
Childcare and dinner will be provided. We hope to see you there!
Thank you, PTO!
Our amazing PTO sponsored a food truck for all staff members. We had delicious food from Tito's Tacos!
Students are doing all sorts of fun activities in art class with our new art teacher, Mrs. Falter.
Kindergarten students manage themselves in math stations so the teacher can work with students at the small-group table.