Items Needed for Nurse and Library

posted Sep 18, 2018, 6:00 AM by Bridget Krieger   [ updated Sep 19, 2018, 10:16 AM ]

Our nurse, Mrs. Meeker, is in need of some important items to help students. Any donations would be greatly appreciated! 
  • small bottles of water
  • baby wipes or flushable wipes
  • brand new girls and boys underwear
  • sweatpants gently used
Mrs. Krieger in the Library would also love some... 
  • tissues 
  • disinfecting wipes
  • hand sanitizer 

Thank you for your support!

Let's Kick the Year off with an Ice Cream Social!

posted Sep 17, 2018, 9:21 AM by Bridget Krieger

Let's all get together and have fun with our new friends and meet other Smyth Road parents on Thursday, September 27th 5:30-6:30! If the weather is nice we will be outside by the playground, otherwise we will still have fun in the gym. 

Educational Equity Community Forum

posted Sep 7, 2018, 11:31 AM by Kathleen McNally

A Message from Dr. Vargas

posted Aug 9, 2018, 7:55 AM by Kathleen McNally   [ updated Aug 27, 2018, 6:35 PM by Bridget Krieger ]

Dear Families,


It is hard to believe it is August already.  It has been so exciting to see so many of our students come to visit the Bookmobile and participate in so many wonderful learning activities this summer. We wanted to share a few reminders to all families as we prepare to return to school this fall.  


"Booked for Summer" is our district-wide reading and learning program for all students Pre-K to 12.  


Students who are entering pre-k to grade 8 are expected to bring their stamped Booked for Summer Passport to school on their first day.  Click here to download and print a copy of the Booked for Summer Passport.  


All students entering grades 9-12 are expected to read and create a journal based on the  Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave by Frederick Douglass.  Students are expected to bring their journals to school on the first day of school as they will be doing a school wide activity with their journals during the first week of school. Some classes also have additional required readings. Please see our school website and the Booked for Summer website for more information.  

The 2018/19 academic calendar is available online.

  • The first day of school for students in kindergarten through grade 12 is on Wednesday, September 5.

  • The first day of school for all preschool students is on Monday, September 10.

  • Tuesday, September 11 is city primary election day and a professional learning day for teachers: NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS.

Other important dates for the school year are listed on the calendar and highlighted on the district website.


We are looking forward to seeing you back at school in September!

Smyth Rd. Students Caught Reading!

posted Jun 24, 2018, 7:53 PM by Bridget Krieger   [ updated Jul 26, 2018, 12:37 PM ]

I couldn't be more proud of how many Smyth Rd. students have already been caught reading this summer and are featured on ! 

Check out these great readers, keep your brain growing through reading, and send your pictures in! 

Look who has been Caught Reading!

Millions of Words Read at Smyth Rd.!!!

posted Jun 12, 2018, 12:13 PM by Bridget Krieger

This year 142 students completed the Million Word Challenge! Their smiling faces with their favorite book can be seen throughout the hallway at Smyth Rd.

Thank you for all your support as we "Move It, Move It" to more Technology!

posted May 25, 2018, 8:44 AM by Bridget Krieger

It's not too late to donate still. Check out our fundraising celebration in our gallery photos. 


Attendance Calls

posted Apr 10, 2018, 11:19 AM by Bridget Krieger

The district is now making automated attendance calls to homes when students are out sick. These calls just started this week so there may be some issues as they work out the kinks. If your child is out sick and you do not get a call, please let us know. 

As always, families still need to either call the school or send in a note about your child’s absence so the absence can be excused. 

Drop and Go of Students in the AM

posted Feb 6, 2018, 10:02 AM by Bridget Krieger

  • Families please read this reminder and pass along information to family members, friends and other relatives who may drop off your children in the morning. It can be very hazardous when people don’t follow the rules. Please do not drop your children off in the bus lane. That is the area before the driveway that is reserved for buses. Please also be patient. You may not always get the closest spot in the Live Parking (or Drop and Go) section, but that does not mean it is OK to double park or drop off your child in the middle of the street or middle of driveway. The Live Parking is set up so that you can safely drop off your children and then continue on without turning off your vehicle. If you would like to walk your child up the driveway to school, you are not allowed to leave your car in the Live Parking area.  Instead please park on the other side of the street or at St. Paul’s Church.

Thank you Barnes & Nobles and Book Donors

posted Jan 16, 2018, 12:07 PM by Bridget Krieger

A big THANK YOU to the anonymous donors who purchased these books for our Library!!! In addition, thank you to Nathan at Barnes and Nobles for hosting the Holiday Book Drive for Manchester Schools, yet again! We received close to $150 dollars worth of books. Our students were so excited to have these titles available! 

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