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Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow Morning at Hunt Middle School! Don’t Miss the Fun!

Hunt Middle School Pancake Breakfast March 25

8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: Hunt Middle School, 1364 North Ave.

Bring your family and friends to Hunt Middle School’s Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction this Saturday, March 25th 8:30-11:30 a.m.! This fun, all-ages event features pancakes (GF/vegan available), Vermont maple syrup, Cabot cheese, homemade applesauce & hot coffee! Check out our Silent Auction while you catch up with neighbors, friends and some elected officials! You’ll find local art, jewelry, gift certificates for massage, local restaurants, yoga and more! Pot up seeds at our garden table & browse our gently used books sale! 

Suggested donation is $6 Adults, $4 Kids ages 3-12. Groups of 4 or more, $20. Kids 2 & under are FREE! No one turned away for lack of funds.

If you would like to donate an item or gently used books to our silent auction, please email Rebecca Padnos at rpadnos@hotmail.com.

Proceeds from this event benefit Hunt Middle School students, including educational outings, 8th grade graduation, Hunt Drama, and the North End Food Pantry.

We hope to see you there!

Kids Win Prizes for Selling Smith Smackeroo Tickets!

Hi Smith families!

We have awesome prizes this year for kids who sell $100 in Smith Smackeroo tickets (Free movie pass for two!) and for the top seller in each grade (listed at the bottom of this post)!

If your child is excited about these prizes or just wants to help raise money for great events and programming at CP Smith school, he or she can sign up to sell tickets at Burlington Town Center with an accompanying adult (a PTO leader will be there too) on Saturday 3/25 and Saturday 4/1!

For more info and to sign up follow this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0949a8af2ca1fb6-sign

Prizes for the top sellers in each grade are as follows:

-2x Pass for two to Get Air

-Pass for two to Metro Rock

-2x Pass for two to Petra Cliffs includes rentals

-2x Classroom pizza party including 3 pizzas, drinks, and dessert


Smith Smackeroos is our biggest fundraiser of the year!  Over the last two years we have raised over $8000 through Smackeroo ticket sales.  We have been able to use that money to bring great opportunities to Smith students.

Thanks to all of you in advance for helping to make this fundraiser a big success!

CP Smith Choral Concert Today at 1:30!

Hi Smith families,

Don’t forget the choral concert today at 1:30!  All classes are participating.  It’s going to be awesome!


What You Need to Know About Smith Smackeroos Fundraiser

I am sure most of you have noticed by now the packets of Smith Smackeroo raffle tickets coming home with your kids. In a nutshell, here is the scoop:

1) Smith Smackeroos cash raffle is our number one fundraiser.  Students and parents who sold Smith Smackeroo tickets over the last two years raised over $8000 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:

4) 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.

5) 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.

6) 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.

7) Students have fun competing for prizes too!  Top sellers in each grade and students who sell $100 or more in tickets will receive prizes donated by the Bagel Cafe, Metro Rock, Get Air, Petracliffs, Merrill’s Roxy Cinema, and Leonardo’s Pizza.

8) If your student is really motivated to sell tickets, the PTO is willing to have a table at the downtown mall on Saturdays March 25 and April 1.  Students can sign up for one or two hour long slots but must be accompanied by an adult.  A PTO representative will also be there.  Here is the link to sign up:  sign up to sell tickets here!

Oh yeah, plus one more…

7) 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.

Thank you all so much for your support!

CP Smith Girls on the Run program starts on Tuesday, and we need COACHES!

CP Smith Girls on the Run program starts on Tuesday, and we need COACHES!

If you are a caring role model and envision a Vermont where every girl knows her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams, become a volunteer coach. You do not need to have running experience to coach! More information is below, contact Jenny Fuller at 999-7941 if you have any questions, thanks!

Over a period of 10 weeks from March 21st to early June, girls in the 3rd through 5th grade participate in an after-school program like no other. Designed to allow every girl to recognize her inner strength, the Girls on the Run curriculum inspires girls to define their lives on their own terms. Throughout the season, the girls make new friends, build their confidence and celebrate all that makes them unique. Sessions meet twice a week for 90 minutes each. 

The Girls on the Run lessons encourage positive emotional, social, mental and physical development. Participants explore and discuss their own beliefs around experiences and challenges girls face at this age. They also develop important strategies and skills to help them navigate life experiences. We start with helping the girls get a better understanding of who they are and what’s important to them. Then, we look at the importance of team work and healthy relationships. And, finally, the girls explore how they can positively connect with and shape the world.

Physical activity is woven into our program to inspire an appreciation of fitness and to build habits that lead to a lifetime of health. At the end of the 10-week session, the girls participate in a Girls on the Run 5k event. This celebratory, non-competitive event is the culminating experience of the curriculum. Completing the 5k gives the girls a tangible understanding of the confidence that comes through accomplishment as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. Crossing the finish line is a defining moment when the girls realize that even the seemingly impossible IS possible.

Coaches come from a wide variety of backgrounds: parents, teachers, nurses, guidance counselors and other community members who value health and physical fitness. Remember, you do not need to run to be a coach. Join us!

REGISTER HERE: http://girlsontherunvermont.org/coach-registration/

We appreciate our Girls on the Run coaches for their time, energy and dedication to this program!

Contact Jenny Fuller, Program Administrator, at jenny@girlsontherunvermont.org or 802.999.7941 for more information.

Science and Engineering Fair Tonight! Plus This Week’s Smith Times!

HI all,


Don’t forget the Science and Engineering Fair tonight in the CP Smith gym and library from 6-8 PM.  It’s going to be awesome!


Also, check out this week’s Smith Times: Smith Times 3-16-17

City Hall Art Show Cancelled Tonight, CP Smith Science and Engineering Fair Still On for Tomorrow Night!

Due to the weather, the Children’s Art Ceremony this evening (Wednesday) with the Mayor at City Hall is unfortunately cancelled.  Hoping to have a reschedule date soon.
However,  the CP Smith Science and Engineering Fair scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday, 3/16) is still on!   With 35 student exhibits, a 3D printer, a tesla coil, a penguin robot, hands on projects and much more, the fair promises to be an amazing event.  See you there!!