Sonic FYI's

April 11, 2016

Information Bars! Please Click!

The "banners" throughout this page are links to files you may want to check-out. Please click them to gain access to this information.
Parent/Guardian Survey

Each year, we want to gather feedback to look at what we are doing well and what do we need to improve on. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. Thanks You!

Sonic Bookstore is Back!!

The Smith Elementary Student Council will be selling items on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7:55-8:15 am at the 1st/2nd nodule and outside the cafeteria through the month of May. We will have pencils and erasers available for $1, $0.50, and $0.25. Our items will change during the next 2 months, so check and see what we have in stock. Your purchase will help fund various school projects.

Yearbooks for SALE!

Do you have a yearbook yet? We have a limited supply in the office for $15 each.

He has one...DO YOU?

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How can Parents Help Promote a Growth Mindset?

Over the next few newsletters, I'll share some strategies that parents can use to help their children develop a "growth mindset". Growth Mindset is a believe that students can learn anything given the right feedback, a variety of strategies, and hard work.

4. Encourage responsible risk, failing, and learning from mistakes.

Now is the time to let our kids risk and fail. Failure teaches our kids important life lessons. For one, it’s how they learn resiliency. But we often want to prevent our kids from failing, from feeling upset or sad.

We must let our kids fail now so that they can strengthen their growth mindset muscles. If we don’t, they will be adults with no perseverance, with no belief in their abilities to work hard and succeed.


Buffalo Stuffed Crust Pizza


Sweet Pancake Wraps

Booya Broccoli

Cowabunga Dip

Cool Canned Fruit

Totally Chill Juice

Crisp Veggies

Frog Spit (lime sherbet tube)

Make it a Date!

April 11: Spotlight Awards K-2 & Team @ 9AM, 3-6 @ 10AM

April 15: Chuck E Cheese Night

April 16: Elementary Band Concert @ North HS

April 19,20 & 21: ELA ISTEP+ Testing

April 26,27 & 28: Math/Science/Social Studies ISTEP+ Testing

April 28: 5th grade Band Sign-ups

May 12: Spring Choir Concert

May 18: Family Success Night ( Great time to bring Grandparents)

May 16-20: Book Fair

May 20: Chuck E Cheese Night

May 23: Field Day (Grandparents Day is now part of Family Success Night)

May 24: Sixth Grade Graduation

May 25: Spotlight Awards K-2 & Team @ 9AM, 3-6 @ 10AM

May 25 Last Student Day....Have a Great summer and READ,READ,READ

Weekly Message from Indiana's Dept of Ed!

This week's Topic is ISTEP+.


All 5th-grade students have the option to join 6th-grade band next year. It all begins by attending our sign-up night on Thursday, April 28, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, in the cafeteria. You can meet the band director, Mr. Brookshire, and your child can try the various instruments. Please visit for more information and to schedule your 15-minute appointment.


Community Activities/Opportunities!! Lots of INFO here!

Click the above link to learn more about a community programs and opportunities like sports, contest, and much more. I will update this folder each Monday!

Previous Newsletter Information

Middle School opportunities for current 6th graders!

Central and Northside Middle schools have shared important dates and opportunities for our current 6th graders. (Click above for more information)

Kindergarten Enrollment is HERE! Enroll Now

Kindergarten Round-Up HERE!

What to Bring:

  • Proof of Residency - electric/water/gas bill, mortgage/lease statement. (cable/phone bills will not work)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records

If you have a child you feel would benefit for early Kindergarten enrollment, you can view the application materials online. The deadline to turn in applications for early Kindergarten enrollment is April 1st. This is only for students younger than 5 by August 1st.

Smith Girls Basketball Open Gyms!

Starting after Spring Break! (Click above for more information)


BCSC is changing its pre-school program. We need to know NOW if you are interested in sending your child to pre-k at Smith - or to the Johnson Center. We want to be able to offer pre-k to your child Monday - Friday all day next year but need to know the interest NOW. PLEASE READ THE INFORMATION AT THE LINK BELOW.


Did you know that the meal assistance is not just about lunch?

  • If your family meets the income qualifications for free or reduced lunch, and even if your child brings his or her lunch to school, there are several benefits that may be available for your family:

    • Textbook Assistance: For financial assistance with textbook fees, check the box on the back of the free/reduced lunch application
    • Elementary Backsacks Program: For weekend food, see school counselor
    • High School - ACT/SAT Testing Fees: See school counselor
    • High School - Dual Credit/AP Courses: See school counselor
    • Discounted Internet service :$9.95 per month through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-855-824-8376
    • Discounted Computer: $149.99 through Comcast — Internet Essentials — 1-855-846-8376
    • Discounts for Sports Program Fees: See school Athletic Director
    • iCare afterschool program: limited scholarships available - See BCSC website
    • Click here to access this information on the BCSC website.

Links to GREAT Information - More than Lunch 2016

Spanish version Spanish, More than Lunch

Questions? Please contact: Suzi Bruin, BCSC Nutrition Assistance Coordinator, at 812-314-3851 or

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