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Smyth Road School Newsletter

JANUARY 2020

• Happy New Year 2020!

Thanks to the Smyth Road community for your generous support towards our Share the warmth program. We were able to provide for children in need, and we truly appreciate your kind support at such a busy time of year, Since warm clothing can be so expensive, we know how frustrating it is when your child loses their boots or coat or hats. Thanks to a donation from Sanmina Corporation and the work of Mr. Oolders and Mrs. Ezzideen, we are now able to display/hang all the unclaimed coats, sweatshirts and hats on large clothing racks. The clothing racks are located on the stage, and parents are welcome to take a look for lost items. Additionally, it would help so much if clothing, coats, lunchboxes, backpacks, and boots could be labeled. We would be able to return items when found if they had names in them.

We respectfully request that parents/family members not walk their children down to their classroom in the morning. Not only are we working to build independence in our students, we also want to be respectful of the classroom teachers' time, schedule and morning routine. Many times parents will say "I just have a few questions for my child's teacher." It is very challenging for the teacher to focus appropriately on a parent's questions while also trying to manage the morning routine with all her students. Thank you for cooperating with this request.

It will soon be time for second trimester progress reports. Please be on the lookout for your child's progress report which will be sent home Thursday, January 23rd .

Book Fair: The Annual Scholastic Book Fair is going to start on January 30th and will run through February 5th. Students will visit the fair during their library time. The Family Night/Ice Cream Social will be Wednesday, February 5th from 5-6:30 p.m. There will be Free ice cream!

Please make note of the date Monday, January 20th. There will be no school due to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Looking ahead.....it was also recently announced that the Presidential Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, February 11th. There will NOT be school that day.

Student of the Month: We had our Road Runner Rally assembly last month. Students were recognized for their positive energy, great work ethic, and kind words and deeds. Because there was such a short amount of time between the end of November and the Holiday break, we announced the November and December students of the month at the December Road Runner Rally. These students received a special certificate, and they will be featured on the bulletin board in the main hallway.

Congratulations to the following students:

Melody Costello-Kindergarten Catherine Petro-Kindergarten Amelia Craver-Kindergarten Malachi Vaudreuil-Kindergarten Audrey Bartlett-Kindergarten Eve Bishop-Gr 1 Ben Oolders-Gr 1 Elias Bartolomei-Gr 1 Brooklyn Currier: Gr 1 Bradyn Baumgardner: Gr. 1 Evelyn Yeomans: Gr. 1 Travis Joyce: Gr 2 Stella Plummer: Gr 2 Juliette Restrepo: Gr 2 Maya Cannon: Gr 2 Mia Campbell: Gr 2 Lincoln Pelletier: Gr 2 Alice Borthwick: Library Arden Paradie: Music Paul Gowern: P.E. Theodore Hutchins-Gr 3 Ariana Huertas-Gr 3 Derick Rodriguez-Gr 3 Gabriela Mendoza-Gr 3 Alixcia Subedi-Gr 3 Isabella Young-Gr 4 Lyric Fisher-Gr 4 Jasmine Shulzinsky-Gr 4 Amar Krestalica: Gr 4 Trey Catenza: Gr 5 Taylor Morin: Gr 5 Carly Stephen: Gr 5 Dylan Cutting: Gr 5 Anthony Collins-Kleinfeldt: Mrs. Perry Jayden Binette: Mrs. Perry Keilana Keefe: Health Alex Frost: Health James Chretien: Library Paul Caruncho: Music Gabriel Baez: P.E.

January Dates and Events:

• Tuesday, January 7th. Start of McIntyre Ski program

• Monday, January 20th : No School: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

• Thursday, January 23rd: 2nd trimester progress reports sent home

• Thursday, January 30th. Start of Scholastic Book Fair



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