Smith Spectacular 2/6/20
Posted on 02/06/2020

Smith Spectacular

February 6, 2020

Kindergarten & Pre-K Registration

It’s hard to believe that it is almost that time of year again! The Smith School will hold Kindergarten and Pre-K Registration on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 12:00 - 5:00 PM in the conference room. Children do not need to be present on this day, but must be ve years old on or before October 15, 2020 in order to attend kindergarten for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Students must be four years old on or before October 15, 2020 to be eligible for Pre-K for the 2020-2021 school year. Students need to be a legal resident of Winterport or Frankfort in order to attend Smith School. Please bring the following items with you to registration:

-Certication of Vital Record (hospital birth certicate is no longer acceptable)                                                                        -Immunization Record

-Proof of Residency

-Recent Photograph of Student

You may call the Smith School oce at 223-4282 with any questions for Kindergarten Registration and 338-3827 with any questions for Pre-K Registration.

WinterKids Fun

Our WinterKids competition has ended. Even though we did not win the gold, we sure did win! It's been an amazing month of fun and learning. Thank you to all who supported and participated!






Winter Gear

Please send your child with a hat, mittens, snow pants, and boots. We go outside EVERY DAY if it is above 10 degrees. If you need help getting any winter gear, please let us know. We have many generous people who have offered to help!

A Slice of PIE (Partners in Education)

· Mark your calendar...PIE’s Valentine Sock Hop and Cake Walk will be
on
Friday, February 7th from 6:00-8:00pm. You can enjoy a professional
photo booth, raes, concessions, LOTS of dancing, and a gigantic Cake
Walk! PIE is welcoming any baked goods (homemade or store-bought)
for the Cake Walk. Send donations (in a disposable container) to school
on Feb. 7th or bring them to the event that night. Thanks in advance for
your contributions. We hope you can join us for this fun event!
· We are excited to report that our quarterly donation from Amazon Smile was $71.29 and donations to date total $864.25! We appreciate everyone who has taken a couple of minutes to select “Partners In Education, Inc.” as your charity when shopping on Amazon. If you shop Amazon but haven’t done this yet, just go to: www.smile.amazon.com. Together we can make that donation amount grow and grow. It is a super-easy way to support Smith School without spending ANY extra money! Thanks for participating in this program, Amazon shoppers!
· If you are interested in ordering some
Smith School Merchandise (T-shirts, Magnets, Sweatshirts, etc.), orders are placed on the 2nd Friday of each month. The next order will be placed on Feb. 14th. Orders must be in no later than the morning of the 14th. Additional forms can be found on the school website and in the main oce.
·
Our next PIE meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 11th at 6:30 pm in the school library.

Tech Tidbit

“The Kids Should See This”
Are you looking for videos to share with your children at home that are
geared toward STEAM and display meaningful media for kids?
www.thekidsshouldseethis.com is a fantastic resource for parents (and teachers) that offers children collections of videos with a focus on STEAM - science, technology, engineering, art, and math. The available videos can help clear up a misconception about a topic, spark an interest, or simply serve as family-friendly media! The easy search feature allows you to look for a certain topic, or you can scroll



over the collections at the top of the website. There are so many cool videos to watch, share, and discuss!

Second Grade Fun!

Second graders had a blast during our Winter Kids activities! The smoothie bike was a hit, the kids actually pedaled the bike to mix their smoothie. Another activity they enjoyed was making birdseed cookies and hanging them outside for the winter birds to eat.
In the classroom for writing we just nished our unit on Opinion writing. Students brought home their writing to share with their families to see if they agree or disagree with their opinion. Now we are onto nonction animal reports. Students will learn how to research an animal of their choice and write a nonction book. Please keep an eye open for a notice about which month we will be sharing our animal report posters at All School.

GT Newsletter

"Explorers Newsletter" - Jan. 2020

Clubs

Ever think of volunteering to run an afterschool club? We'd love to get some going! If you have an idea or are interested in volunteering to head up a club, please get in touch with Dawn Moore (dmoore@rsu22.us) or call 223-4282.

Reminder

School hours are from 7:50-2:00. Children may be dropped off at/after 7:20. There is NO SUPERVISION prior to 7:20. If you drop off at the doors near the agpole, please know the doors will not be opened until 7:20. Thank you for your cooperation.

Upcoming Events

February 7, Friday, Sock Hop
February 12, Wednesday, Pre K/Kindergarten Registration 12:00-5:00

February 14, Friday, Early release, 11:30
February 17- February 21: Winter Vacation

Absences

If you have a planned absence from school for 4 or more days, please let your child's teacher know asap. We have paperwork to be lled out.





Please remember every day of school matters. Research shows that missing 10 percent of the school, or about 18 days in on school year, negatively affects a student’s academic performance. That’s just two days a month and that’s known as chronic absence.

Substitutes

Are you interested in a little extra money? If you have two years of college experience behind you, you can apply to be an RSU#22 substitute. Applications are available at Substitute Application or on our RSU #22 website at rsu22.us

Please note, RSU #22 has increased its sub pay!!

Lunch Room Helper

We are looking for a lunch room helper to support students with getting through the lunch lines, opening milks, and helping students with odds and ends in the lunch room. Hours are 10:30-12:30 daily. If you are interested, please contact Dawn Moore at dmoore@rsu22.us and/or ll out an application at RSU22.us (non-teaching application) or click on: Non teaching application.



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