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Book drive for Summer Reading!!

Dear Smith families,

This year, CP Smith School PTO is partnering with the Sustainability Academy PTO to send each of our students home with several books for summer reading!

Please donate children’s books including picture books, chapter books, and YA (young adult) books in both fiction and non-fiction.  If your family has outgrown books that are still in good condition we would love to have them.

We would also be pleased to accept monetary donations to make sure we have enough books for all of the students.  Checks can be written to CP Smith PTO or Sustainability Academy PTO.  Please drop donations at CP Smith School, the Sustainability Academy, or the front porch of 100 Dodds Ct by June 9.  Checks can be mailed to CP Smith School, 332 Ethan Allen Parkway, Burlington 05408.  All proceeds will be shared between the two schools.

Thank you, Smith families, for all you do to support Burlington’s students!  You are the best and we couldn’t do it without you!

CP Smith and Sustainability PTO’s


Smith Times, May 18, 2017

Check out this week’s Smith Times!  Especially the events for the remainder of the school year.

Click here: Smith Times 5-18-17

Smith Times, Correction!! May 12, 2017

Oops, sorry!! Somehow I put up a March edition!  Must. Get. More. Sleep.

Click here: Smith Times 5-10-17

New! Vermont Cookbooks for Sale!

Vermont Cooks! Recipes from Your Favorite Kitchens Around the State” is a fabulous cookbook compiled by the C.P. Smith PTO and features over 180 recipes from Vermont’s most popular restaurants, farms and food purveyors. Also includes Bernie Sanders favorite cookie recipe!!

Get yours at a special pre-sale price of $12.00 each, or $10.00 when you buy 2 or more! Hurry…price will go up once it hits various retail locations in the area. Makes a great gift! Proceeds benefit C.P. Smith.

Contact Amy Kiviranna at akiviranna@gmail.com to get yours…we’ll even deliver it to you!

Smith Times May 12, 2017!

Hey all,

Lots of news in this week’s Smith Times!

Click here:  Smith Times 3-16-17

BSD School Board Mtg Tu 5/9, Agenda Below

Hi Smith families,
Below is the agenda for tomorrow night’s School Board meeting.  The big item is the presentation on Burlington High School’s capital plan, (ie how the bond funds approved by voters will be spent at the high school).
Also, the board negotiation committee is due to meet this week with representatives of the teachers union.  If you would like to express any desires or concerns regarding this process, tomorrow’s meeting would be your best opportunity.
The meeting will be at 7:00 PM in the Hunt Middle School library.


1. Opening Items
A. Board Agreements
B. Mission
C. Defining the Role of the Board
D. Pledge of Allegiance
E. Roll Call
F. Welcome

2. Agenda
A. Approval of the Agenda

3. Public Comment
A. Comments/Questions from the Public
B. Board Reflections

4. Board Report
A. Discuss moving the start time to 6 PM for Board Meetings
B. Review, Discuss, and Approve Revised Global Ends Policy
C. Motion to Adopt Travel Policy as Proposed

5. Superintendent’s Report
A. Annual School Board Work Calendar Discussion
B. Presentation on Burlington High School Capital Planning
C. Good News

6. Approval of Consent Agenda Items
B. March 16, 2017 Draft Special School Board Meeting Minutes
C. March 21, 2017 Draft Special School Board Meeting Minutes
D. April 12, 2017 Draft Special School Board Meeting Minutes
E. April 18, 2017 Draft Special School Board Meeting Minutes
F. April 13, 2017 Draft Negotiations Committee Minutes
G. Motion to Award the Champlain Elementary School Asbestos Abatement work to EHM

7. Adjournment
A. Motion to Adjourn

8. Executive Session
A. Motion to consider Executive Session to discuss Contract Negotiations where premature disclosure to the public could put the District at a disadvantage and also to consider pending or probable civil litigation


Hey, Everyone! Listen up!

Smith families,

Please come to the PTO meeting Monday, 5/7 at 5:30 PM in the Smith library, even if you have never been before! 

We need to:

  1. discuss some changes that are coming at us next fall, (new principal, place-based learning, etc.)
  2. confirm PTO officers for 2017-18 (president, VP, treasurer)
  3. lay out the rest of the year’s activities and’
  4. fire up the picnic committee

We all know that a healthy democracy depends on participation.  Our school is the perfect place to commit to making the world a better place, from the ground up.

Please come and put in your two cents!

Pizza and childcare will be available.