Dear Parents and Guardians,
Mark your calendars… During our November Parent/Teacher conferences, many parents completed a Math/ELA survey. Over the past two months, our Title I committee has been sorting through this data and planning activities that best meet the needs, desires, and schedules of our Smith Road families. We are happy to announce two new evening events… On Thursday, February 26th, we will be hosting our first annual Family Fun English Language Arts night for grades K-2. On Tuesday, March 2nd, we will be offering our first annual Family Fun Math night for grades 3-4. Both nights will feature multiple “stations” for students and families to engage in fun educational games, informational stations offering ideas on Math/ELA support at home, access to Common Core aligned curriculum, Question and Answer stations, and dinner for the family! These events will be offered FREE to our Smith Road students and immediate family members. More information will be coming home soon.
Recently there have been some questions about our management practices in the cafeteria. With over 600 students eating their lunch between 11:00 and 1:30, you can imagine the many challenges our dedicated staff face… In order to maintain a safe and orderly environment, there are times when staff request that students lower their voices in the cafeteria. This has been a challenge over the past several years due to the large student body and acoustics of the cafeteria. We continue to work on implementing strategies that address these concerns and welcome any feedback from the community.
Please remember that the school day begins at 9:15AM and ends at 3:15PM. Students may not be dropped off prior to 9:00AM. If you are picking your child up for dismissal, they will be called down at 3:15PM. Also, please note that the front circle is for student drop-off only and is a NO PARKING ZONE AT ALL TIMES (by order of the Fire Marshall). If you are picking your child up at dismissal time, you will need to park in the parking lot.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the main office at 218-2800.
Principal, Smith Road Elementary