Hi Smith Families!
Don’t forget these important events 3/23, 3/24, and 3/29:
Friday March 23:
10:15 AM Smith Student Dance Performance! All students will participate! Smith gym.
11:30 AM Early dismissal
12:15-2:15 PM Open House at CP Smith! Visit your child’s classroom, visit physical education, music, art, and library media arts programs, too!
Saturday March 24:
8:30- 11:00 AM Hunt Middle School Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction! More info here: Hunt Pancake Breakfast
Thursday March 29:
1:30 PM CPSmith Choral Concert, all students participating! Smith gym
Hey Smith Families,
Smith Smackeroo tickets came home this week with your students. It’s Smackeroo season again!
Participants win cash prizes! Between April 2nd and April 20th we’ll be giving out 15 cash prizes! Five prizes of $25, five prizes of $50, four prizes of $100, and a $500 Grand Prize!
Students win prizes too! Prizes for students who sell $100 in tickets or more include tickets to Pizza Putt, Spare Time Bowling, and Roxy Merrill Cinema!
Students who are the top sellers in their class win prizes from Petra Cliffs, Get Air and Metro Rock!
Don’t miss out on the fun!
Details regarding the Smith Smackeroo Fundraiser are below:
1) Smith Smackeroos cash raffle is our number one fundraiser. Students and parents who sold Smith Smackeroo tickets over the last three years raised over $17,000 for CP Smith school!
2) Smith Smackeroos success relies on student and family participation.
-If every student in school sold just one ticket we would earn $2800!
-If every student sold 3 tickets we would earn $8400!
-If 1/2 of the kids (136 kids) sell $100 worth of tickets we would achieve $13,600!
3) All of the classes at Smith were given a presentation on Smith Smackeroos this week. The following points were stressed in the presentation:
A) Students and families should choose for themselves whether they would like to participate in this fundraiser. If your family chooses not to participate, please return the ticket packet to us so that we can use the tickets elsewhere.
B) Students should approach only people that they know very well and can trust (parents, extended family, close neighbors, and close friends). Parents may sell tickets at work or to friends, just make sure a student name is written in the “seller” line on the ticket stub.
C) Collecting money on behalf of the school is a big responsibility. Tickets stubs and money must be returned to classroom teachers by March 30 but may be turned in sooner.
D) Students were discouraged from buying the tickets themselves as their incomes are limited and the odds are not in their favor. I explained that most adults clearly understand these odds and will consider ticket purchases a donation. This is not a hard and fast rule, but just letting you know, students have been advised.
Please return all unused tickets to your child’s teacher. Sold tickets and money should be turned in by April 2.
It’s almost Smackeroo season again!! Tickets are to be distributed to students next week!
This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and generally brings in about $6000 to CP Smith PTO!
I NEED SOME HELP FROM YOU!!
I need a crew of people to help me assemble the envelopes. It’s very easy manual labor which we can do really quickly with extra hands.
Please come to my house at 100 Dodds Ct. tomorrow evening (Thursday 3/8) from 7-8PM. (Even if tomorrow is a snow day!)
We’ll have it done in no time!!
By the way, the school district calendar has us listed for a PTO meeting tomorrow night but that is a seriously flawed document! We always have PTO meetings on the second Monday of the month so, next Monday 3/12 is the day.
And, also, by the way, March is the ideal month to try something new (I made that up) so if you have never been to a PTO meeting before, obviously, you should come!
Fondly, Karen Ruben, Smith Smackeroo fundraiser chairperson
No School Monday, Updated Meal Distribution Information
There will be no school on Monday, September 18 due to the teachers’ strike.
There will be a change in meal distribution on Monday. To provide better access for students based on Thursday and Friday, the District, in partnership with the King Street Center, Burlington Parks & Recreation, Burlington Housing Authority and Champlain Housing Trust will be delivering meals to city neighborhoods on Monday (tentative schedule below). Please note, meals will still be available at J.J. Flynn Elementary School and Burlington High School from 11 AM – 12PM, but these are the only school sites where meal distribution will take place.
The District would like to thank our community partners for this collaborative effort to deliver meals to our students. Meals are free and available to all students.
Schedule subject to change. Please refer to bsdvt.org for the most up to date information by clicking the alert banner visible on each page.
Meal Delivery Schedule Monday, September 18 (tentative)
J.J. Flynn and Burlington High School open for lunch from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
Bobbin Mill—11:00-11:30 AM
South Meadow —11:30-12:00 PM
Franklin Square—11:00-12:00 PM
Roosevelt Park–11:30-12:00 PM
Salmon Run- 12:00-12:30 PM
The Welcome Back Picnic is tonight from 5-7pm! If you are able, please bring a dish to share. We will provide the burgers, hotdogs, drinks, and dessert. Wild Bill will DJ and there will be a rep from the Fletcher Free Library there to sign folks up for library cards.
See you tonight!
Good news, everyone! Tonight is our first PTO meeting of the year! We’ll be meeting in the library from 5:30-7:00pm, with pizza and childcare provided. Come to hear about what we’ve got planned for the year so far, see what volunteer opportunities are available, and give us your input. We’d love to see you there!
Hi folks! The weather is looking yucky this evening, so the Welcome Back Picnic has been postponed to next Tuesday the 12th. We’ll see you then!
And don’t forget, there’s a PTO Meeting coming up on Monday from 5:30-7:00pm in the library.