Emma L. Smith Elementary

April Newsletter

Important Dates

April 12 - Spring Pictures

April 14 - No School!

April 17 - Board Meeting (7PM) ELC room at Smith Elementary

April 20 - Late Start Day

April 20 - PTO Meeting (4PM) in Heritage Conference room

April 21 - Young 5 Field Trip to Ann Arbor Scrap Box

April 28 - Kindergarten Field Trip Butterfly Gardens

-Look for information in your child's folder soon!

April 28 - Bible Release (Last one)

Feelin' Good Mileage Club

The program will run April 10 - May 26. Students will get their punch cards during this week and will begin earning miles. Students will run to earn toe tokens and hopefully enough miles for a water bottle.

Late Start is Thursday April 20

School Starts at 11:32 a.m.

Please remain in the lobby area until 11:25 a.m. Bell will ring for students to enter hallways at 11:25 a.m.

3rd grade M-STEP

This spring, every 3rd grade student will be taking our statewide assessment, called the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP). It will be given online and will measure current student knowledge.

The M-STEP will assess student learning on Michigan’s standards in Mathematics and English Language Arts.

The testing schedule for all 3rd grade classrooms is as follows:

May 10

English Language Arts (ELA)

Time: 10:15-12:30

May 16 & 18


Time: 10:15-12:30

Please try to avoid any appointments during these dates/times and your child is well-rested and has a good breakfast. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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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.

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.

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

8:57 - 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