The Dolphin Digest
Smithfield Elementary's Parent Newsletter: September 8, 2020
Parent To Do's:
- If you, or someone you know, wants to sign up to receive the Dolphin Digest, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sign up to serve on the Smithfield School Leadership Team *optional* (below)
Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Assessments
Review the Parent Notice Regarding MAP
Watch the MAP Growth introduction video
Practice the test at practice.mapnwea.org
(Username: grow, Password: grow)
CMS Harassment and Bullying Lesson (K-12)
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all students. Toward that end, age-appropriate grade-level lessons have been developed to assist students in the following areas:
- Identification of bullying and harassment
- Consequences of bullying and harassment
- Steps to take if bullying or harassment is experienced at school (notification and reporting)
- Encouragement to report to trusted adults any bullying or harassment
- Safe strategies for bystander intervention of bullying or harassment
All Smithfield students will receive one classroom lesson on the above topics on Wednesday, September 16th. The lessons may be reviewed at the following web address: http://bit.ly/CMStitle9
If you wish to *EXEMPT* your child from the lesson for his/her grade, please complete and sign the form by following this link by September 11, 2020:
The Way to a Teacher's Heart... Snacks!
If you are able, families can drop off canned drinks and individual packaged snacks and fruit. Please pull to the front of the school and call the front office (980-343-6550). We will come right out to get the donations from your car.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Cub Scout Open House
Cub Scout Open House
Cub Scout Pack 256 will be holding a Virtual Open House on Monday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. for all families interested in joining the Scouting program. Cub Scouting is open to boys and girls in grades kindergarten through fifth grade, and the program focuses on building character and life skills through camping and other outdoor experiences.
Typically, Pack 256 meets every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Quail Hollow Presbyterian Church though schedules have changed due to COVID-19. Contact Cubmaster Andrew Dunn with questions: email@example.com
EC Mini Sessions for Parents
The EC Department is excited to share the launch of “EC Mini Sessions for Families” hosted by the EC Department this fall. These are sessions for families on topics related to students with disabilities and will occur throughout Fall 2020.
Parent Nomination Form: 2020-21 School Leadership Team
We are looking for parent representatives to serve on our School Leadership Team during the 2020-21 school year. The following describes the impact of the School Leadership Team:
Functions of School Leadership Team:
· Facilitate involvement of school community in designing & implementing the School Improvement Plan
· Encourage, support, & create opportunities for involvement from parents of the community
· Coordinate activities associated with the design & implementation of the School Improvement Plan
Monthly meetings will begin at 3pm & will last for approximately 1 hour (virtually)
If you are interested in serving on the SLT this year, please complete the Parent Nomination Form by Friday, September 11th.
CMS families are encouraged to have their children immunized for the 2020-2021 school year. Vaccines and health assessments are required by the state for children to attend school. On Aug. 11, N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper extended the compliance deadline for immunizations and health assessments to Oct. 31.
Vaccinations are required for students entering kindergarten, seventh grade and 12th grade. Families may receive more information from their doctor, school nurse or the Mecklenburg County Public Health Department, 704-336-6500, which has vaccine-only appointments.
Mecklenburg County Public Health has provided multiple school immunization clinics on Saturdays; families can call for appointments for upcoming clinics Aug. 29 and Sept. 12. Click here for details.
CMS Meal Bundles
How to sign up
You can pre-order meal bundles through a new or existing PayPAMS account.
Learn more about PayPAMS
Delivery by Transportation to your designated bus stop during the assigned timeframe.
Pick up at one of 40 CMS school locations between 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Students do not need to be present for pick up or delivery. Name must be provided to receive the meal bundle. Meal bundles must be pre-ordered. You will receive a confirmation email when you have completed the order process.
CMS Meal Benefits
Meal prices will remain the same next year. All students will receive breakfast at no charge. Lunch prices are $2.50, pre-kindergarten; $2.75, kindergarten to eighth grade; and $3, ninth to 12th grade.
Each child will have an Agenda that will go between home and school every day.
Weekly ConnectEd email newsletters
Facebook (Smithfield PTA):
School Website: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/smithfieldES