Dear Smith Road Families,
Wow, what a winter! As I sit here writing the March newsletter, it is -6o outside and another winter storm is brewing. Thankfully March is now upon us and hopefully spring will be early this year.
It has been a very busy month here at Smith Road Elementary School. We have now transitioned to silent student pick-up and bus dismissal. This allows teachers to provide a quiet, distraction free time at the end of the day and many classrooms are offering extra student support, additional reading time, etc. On February 24th, our first live broadcast of student morning announcements was aired. Parents and community members will soon be able to view archived announcements through our district website. A special thank you to all staff members who are volunteering their time with this project!
Please mark your calendars… On Tuesday, March 18th our superintendent Annette Speach will be attending our HSO (Home School Organization) meeting at 6:00 PM. Ms. Speach will be giving a brief presentation as well as discussing topics related to our district. This is a wonderful opportunity for all students and parents to meet our superintendent and learn more about the future plans of the North Syracuse CSD. Snacks and drinks will be provided courtesy of our HSO and child supervision will be provided at no cost to parents.
I’d like to take this opportunity to clarify our policy regarding student birthday invitations:
If your child chooses to distribute birthday party invitations during school, we request that there are enough invitations for all of the boys, all of the girls, or the entire class. This will help lessen conflicts within the classroom as well as keep our focus on academics. If your child chooses to selectively invite students, we ask that these invitations are distributed outside of school.
I hope that you and your family have a safe and happy month and as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at 218-2800. Go SU!
Principal, Smith Road Elementary