Friday Email

March 18, 2016

Smith Mission

Smith Staff will collaborate to inspire and connect to each child by knowing every name and need to ensure success.

Collective Commitments

*All kids can learn in different ways and at different times.

*Relationships are vital to the success of students, teachers and families.
*Smith will provide all students with opportunities to experience success.

*All teachers share the responsibility for the needs of all students.

*Smith Elementary provides an enjoyable and engaging learning environment.

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Renee Dunagin - Fabulous job with our Smith Yearbook! We appreciate your hard work and dedication to making every student's school year feel special!

Jenny Parris - Thank you for stepping in at a moment's notice with LLI! I appreciate you helping our second graders be successful!

Janie Dockweiler - "ARD Queen of Thursday" Thank you for stepping in and spending your lunch and planning in ARD meetings. We appreciate your positive attitude and willingness to go above and beyond for our students.

2nd Grade Team - Best doctor run ever! The second grade team jumped into action on Thursday during their planning to escort Ashlee Freeney to the doctor. Ashlee has not officially gone into labor but is close. Expect news soon!

Cheryl Hendrix - Thank you for your follow through with students. You keep kids in the forefront at all times.

Tracy Barsch - Thank you so much for communicating so well with our parent community. You handled a custody situation, sudden move in and out as well as putting together Kinder Registration. Super Star!

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Important Dates:

March 21st - 12:00-2:30 Lambrecht and Kopp at Fire Safety Town, 3:20 ITL Meeting - Library

March 22nd - 8:00 Healthy Lifestyles Meeting - Conference Room,12:00-2:30 Lindsey and Nellis at Fire Safety Town, 10:30-2:00 First Grade Field Trip Sci -Tech Discovery Center & Shawnee Trail Park, 2:00 All Drill Practice

March 23rd - 9:30-11:30 Probst- Taylor at Fire Safety Town, 3:20 All teachers meet in Room 106 for PD on the new check-out system for professional books and guided reading materials. All paraprofessionals meet with Jen Kimball in Pod 1 for Empower Timekeeping Training.

March 24th - Principal Award Nominations Due to Kasey

March 25th - Staff and Student Holiday (Can you believe it?)
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Curriculum Writers

Job posting link is noted below for elementary curriculum writers. Applicants may access the application via AppliTrack. We plan to hire for the following writing teams: ELAR, Math, Science, Social Studies, and Dyslexia. Writers should be available for summer writing June 6-17 and 3 to 6 additional after school dates during the year from 3:30-5:30. At this time, we are not planning to pull writers during the instructional day. Please note, we are requesting a principal reference for all applicants.

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Summer School Teaching Positions Reposted

Summer school teaching positions have been reposted as we are in need of a few more teachers for the programs. Teachers who may have missed the deadline can apply through applitrack.

Say What? She doesn't wear jeans!!!

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