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March News:

Kindergarten/1st Grade Registration: Save the date! New students ready to enter Kindergarten and students who will be new to Smyth Road entering first grade can register in the Smyth Road library on Wednesday, April 15th from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:00-2:30 p.m. To register for kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by September 30, 2020. Information about registration will be posted on the district web site and in the newspaper. I will also post more information about this registration in next month's newsletter.

Thank you!: On behalf of the PTO and Smyth Rd, thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out at the book fair last month. Also thank you to all who shopped at the Book Fair and supported our school. Thanks especially to the Book Fair coordinators: Reading teacher, Amy Colby, librarian, Erin Murray, and parent volunteer, Mary Cronin. It was a big success!

Java Joes Coffee: Smyth Rd is doing a fundraiser and all the coffee drinkers out there will benefit! We will be selling Java Joe's roasted gourmet coffee starting today. You will have the option to buy whole bean, ground, or K-cup coffee. Orders can be entered online or on the order form sent home. All money and order forms need to be sent in to the office by March 27th. Students who sell 10 orders or more will get a free pair of ear buds. The class that sells the most will get a free pizza party from Ms. Briggs and Mrs. Otero. Thanks for supporting our school!

Report cards: Our second trimester report cards will be issued on Thursday, March 26th. Again, the report card copy is yours to keep, but please sign and return the envelope.

Jack Agati: Come see Jack Agati at Smyth Rd on March 26th at 6:30!!! Well-known presenter, Jack Agati, is a trainer in the area of human relations and management. He has combined his educational experiences into practical and common presentations. For over twenty-five years Jack's programs have trained and entertained audiences in educational communities throughout North America. At Smyth Rd Jack will be doing a presentation called: Raising Responsible Children...Managing Misbehaviors through the Use of Logical Outcomes This program will help participants develop practical management techniques to deal with children's misbehaviors. It will help us teach children how to make better decisions and become more accountable and responsible for those decisions. This approach will help us to avoid raising a generation of "house guests" in our homes and schools. The goals of this session are to help the participants distinguish between logical outcomes and punishment as disciplinary tools and to gain a working knowledge of the process of setting up logical outcomes for specific misbehaviors. This is an event for parents. If some families are unable to find a sitter for their children, we will have volunteers available to watch children in the library during the presentation. We hope parents can attend! Feel free to bring friends!

Fisher Cats Challenge: Look for a post card in today's Thursday envelope with information about the Fisher Cats Reading challenge. Students just need to read 5 books, list the titles on the postcard and return the signed post card to their classroom teacher, Students can be awarded free tickets to a Fisher Cats game for reading, and the school can win $$ if we have total school participation. Our goal is 100% participation in this challenge!

Parent Help Session: We have heard from several parents that they are having challenges signing into the Clever Platform at home. We will do a "Help Session" on the morning of Wednesday, March 18th in the library from 8:30-9:15 a.m. There are many great educational sites on this platform for math and reading practice at home!

P.B.L.: Our school is doing a whole school PBL project (Project Based Learning) If you hear talk at home about Smyth Rd becoming a "city," your child is learning about the different components of being part of a city. We are now called "Smyth City," and we will soon have our own bank, post office, store, aquarium, Lego museum and Parks department. Families will be invited in once different components of our city are up and running!

March Dates and Events:

  • Thursday, March 5: Java Joe's fundraiser starts/Fisher Cats Challenge begins
  • Friday, March 13th: Trimester II grades close
    • Tuesday, March 17: St. Patrick's Day: Wear your Green!
    • Wednesday, March 18: 8:30-9:15 Help Session for Parents in library Friday,
    • March 20th: Buddy Bash (look for information sent home)
    • Thursday, March 26th : Second Trimester Report cards sent home
    • Thursday, March 26th: 6:30-7:30 Jack Agati presentation
    • Friday, March 27th: End of Java Joe's fundraiser. Get order in!


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