Smithfield Elementary News

November 2020

Letter from the Principal

Dear Smithfield Families,

As we continue to navigate this new way of "doing school" it is important to me that you are kept up-to-date with new happenings. I hope you find this newsletter helpful with staying informed and involved with your child's learning.

Wishing you a safe holiday season,

Kristin Lord


Calendar of Events

Nov. 1st: Last day of PTO Krispy Kreme Fundraiser. Please see Class Dojo or SMI Website for order form and Flyer.

Nov. 3rd: End of 1st Marking Period

Nov. 12th: Report cards posted to Sapphire at end of day

Nov. 17th & 20th: Food Pantry Donation Day

Nov. 23rd - Nov 24th: Parent Teacher Conferences

Nov. 25th: NO SCHOOL for students

Nov. 26th - Nov. 30th: NO SCHOOL for Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec 2nd: Picture Re-takes

Welcome To Our New Guidance Counselor!

Beginning November 5th, Mrs. Laura Osmun will be with us part time working with our K-1 students. We are excited to have Mrs. Osmun join our team!

NEW! Email for Attendance Notes

For your convenience, an email address has been created for sending absence notes. Notes may be sent to

Free Meals Until December!

The district is providing free meals until the end of December 31, 2020.

Birthday Baskets Are Here!

At this time, Birthday Baskets from the ESASD Food Services department are the only birthday celebration treats that are permitted. Attached is the link for the order form. Simply complete the form and send it to your child's teacher (scan to email or physically send it to school).

Birthday Basket Order Form

Until further notice, all classroom birthday celebrations are on hold. Please do not send any items prepackaged (or otherwise) from home to share with others.

The cafeteria is in the process of bringing back their Birthday Basket package that parents/guardians will be able to purchase to celebrate their child's special day. More information and order forms will be released from Food Services soon.

In keeping with health and safety, the ESASD Birthday Basket option will be the only type of birthday celebration permitted at this time.

Snack Reminders

The Following Healthy Snacks are highly recommended:

  • Water
  • Pretzels
  • Fruit
  • Goldfish
  • Crackers
  • Vegetables
  • Animal Crackers
  • Popcorn

After School Clubs/ Activities

Due to the pandemic, after school clubs and activities are not occurring at this time. We will keep you informed of any changes.

Join Smithfield's Class Dojo for Updates

All grade levels at Smithfield Elementary will be using Class DoJo for communication with families this year. Use the following link to join our building DoJo.

Having Chromebook Issues?

Face Coverings

  • Face coverings are required in accordance with the latest Order from the Pennsylvania Department of Health (current as of July 1, 2020).
  • They are to be worn on the bus and in school.
  • Families will provide their own face coverings for their student(s). If a family is unable to provide a face covering for their student, the district will issue two per marking period to the student.

Clothing recommendations for cooler weather

Please label all of your child's belongings.

Below 40 Degrees

  • Heavy Coat
  • Mittens/Glove
  • Hat
  • Scarf

40-60 Degree

  • Light Jacket/Sweater or Sweatshirt

No outdoor recess if temperature is below 15 degrees (or if it feels like 15 below)