The Dolphin Digest

January 25, 2021

Upcoming Events

January 27th- Chipotle Spirit Night 5pm-9pm

February 3rd- Craft-a-Card Event with Ms. Herring @ 1pm

February 5th - Hero Spirit Day (dress up like your favorite hero)

February 10th- Rock 'n Read Challenge Dance Party

February 12th- Red/Pink Day to celebrate love & friendship

February 15th- PreK-5th in-person learning resumes

February 16th- Smithfield Boosterthon Kick-Off

February 17th- CMS Early Release Day

February 12th- Valentine's Day Celebration @ 1:30

February 12th- Valentine's Friendship Sing-a-Long hosted by Ms. Haynes @ 2pm

February 24th- Smithfield Boosterthon Dance Fit Event

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In just 4 weeks, we’ll kick off our Smithfield Dance Fit on Tuesday, 2/16!

We have 3 goals for this year program:

1. Bringing our school community together for some FUN!

2. Inspiring our students to be active and activate their character building

3. Raising funds to support our school’s needs


We are so excited for the Dance Fit. We will bring our school together for 7 days of cele-bration, fun, and nightly challenges as we work towards helping our school raise $15,000 for Learning Resources & Materials. This year more than ever, we need addi-tional funds to provide an excellent educational experience for all of our students. We completely understand if your family is not in a position to financially support the school right now. You can still be involved by simply SHARING about our fundraiser with friends and extended family online at funrun.com. Sharing IS supporting! All students will participate in the Smithfield Dance Fit, regardless of financial participation. We will also be following our school safety guidelines to ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone.


We appreciate your support more than you know. More details to come as we get closer to kickoff!


Key dates to remember:

Donating Opens on funrun.com – 2/2

Kickoff Day – 2/16

Event Day – 2/24

Show your School Spirit!

Friday, February 5th- HERO SPIRIT DAY (dress up like your favorite hero)

Friday, February 12th- RED/PINK SPIRIT DAY (wear red or pink to celebrate love & friendship)


Show off your child's spirit by posting their picture on the Smithfield Facebook page.

COVID-19 Positive Case Reporting

If your child or a family member living in the home tests positive for COVID-19, please email Jill Trotter (jillianm.trotter@cms.k12.nc.us) and Joanna Harris (joanna.harris@mecklenburgcountync.gov). We must document this information with the district. Thank you for your help!

Smithfield Morning Announcements

Did you know that Smithfield students start each day watching the morning announcements? We say the pledge, listen to the weather forecast, school events, and a daily quote or character trait reminder. Check out today's morning announcement below, hosted by fifth grader, Graham Norwood!
January 25th announcements

6 Keys Character Program at Smithfield

Smithfield's character education program is founded in "6 KEYS" that are: Safety, Love & Belonging, Freedom & Independence, Success, Fun & Enjoyment, and Valued Purpose. Students will be learning and reviewing each key over the next few weeks. This week, students will be focusing on SAFETY and LOVE & BELONGING.

Smithfield Parent Book Club

During virtual learning, have you found yourself asking- “Am I helping my child too much?” or “Am I not helping my child enough?” Join with Smithfield parents and the school psychologist to study the book How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success. If you are interested or have questions, contact Kay Carreira at kays.carreira@cms.k12.nc.us.

Information for Families with Rising Kindergarteners

You may register your children for the 2021-2022 kindergarten classes this month. The forms may be found on the CMS website: https://www.cms.k12.nc.us/cmsdepartments/StudentPlacement/Pages/EnrollingYourStudent.aspx .

You may email Ms. Henderson if you have any questions and to submit your registration forms at marleneh.henderson@cms.k12.nc.us.

Your early registration will help us to determine the number of kindergarten classes we'll need for the new school year. Thank you.
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January Rock 'n Read Challenge

Don't forget to log your minutes for our Rock 'n Read Challenge!


All students are asked to participate in the “January Rock ‘n Read” . If they meet or exceed the goal (200-K/2, 300-3/5) they will be invited to a virtual DANCE PARTY with some Smithfield Staff at the end of the month. Who wants to see Mr. Coffey bust a move?!?


Free TCRWP Parent & Caregiver Workshop

Thursday, January 28, 1-3 PM Eastern Time

Join expert Teachers College Reading and Writing Project staff at our upcoming workshop day for parents and caregivers of students in grades K-8. Learn more about ways to support your child’s literacy education at home, what or how they are learning in school, how to best engage in home literacy projects, and more.

These days are typically 2-3 hours long, composed of a series of 15-minute small-group presentations. Parents and caregivers can choose the workshops that match their needs and are free to come for one workshop or many. The schedule of workshops will be made available prior to the event. These sessions are offered live and are not recorded for later viewing.

Click the link below to register.

https://tcrwp.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIudu-orzMrGdUN0IyGUGksRGCvS2Sjp9E5

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Requests to transfer between Plan B and Full Remote Academy

If you would like your child to transfer out of Plan B (in-person) and into Full Remote Academy, or vice versa, please complete the form by following the link below. We will be in touch within 48 hours of receiving the form in regards to the approval. Thank you!

https://forms.gle/MoxVqNyGAgE6G6vf7

Previous Dolphin Digests

Please see the previous week's Dolphin Digest newsletters below:

January 11th

December 21st

December 7th

November 23rd

Stay Connected!

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