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We meet the 2nd Monday of every month at 5:30pm. Childcare is provided.

Smith Times April 12, 2017!

Lots of good stuff in here!  Enjoy!

Smith Times 4-12-17

Help CP Smith Grow Our Garden Program and Celebrate Day in the Dirt 2017!!

Hi Smith families,

CP Smith is building a robust garden program with the goal of having every classroom involved with gardening. This year classrooms will plant crops in the spring to be harvested in the fall. The students will be able to help in growing and work with kitchen staff to serve what is grown at lunch as well as have fresh produce available for families to take home.

Join us Saturday April 29 from 9-12  when Day in the Dirt volunteers will help with site clean up and getting the site ready for the season and help build raised beds.

Additional materials needed: shovels, rakes, wheelbarrows, buckets, hammers, drill/screw gun. 

Bagels, coffee and juice will be served!

Sign up by clicking here! 

If the sign up is full, please come anyway!  The more hands, the better!

Background info: Day in the Dirt 2017

Vermont Community Garden Network is hosting the 5th annual Day in the Dirt! on Saturday, April 29. Teams of volunteers help get community and school gardens ready for spring planting from 9am-12pm, then celebrate with a picnic lunch and prizes at the Intervale from noon-2pm.

Day in the Dirt! is presented by the Vermont Community Garden Network in partnership with Green Mountain Compost, Burlington Parks Recreation & Waterfront, the Intervale Center, UVM CDAE students, title sponsor Gardener’s Supply, and many other local businesses who sponsor teams and support the event with food, supplies, and prizes. More info is at http://www.vcgn/org/dirt

Today’s Smackeroo Winner Is…

Aram Bedrosian won $50!

Today’s Smackeroo Winner!

Today’s $50 Smackeroo winner is Kristin Fontaine!!

Smith Smackeroo Winners to Date!

Hi all,

This week all prize winners will be receiving $50!

Student prizes will be given out Friday at morning meeting.

If there are any outstanding tickets, bring them in!  I am ready and waiting to process any remaining tickets and get those contestants into the contest!

In case you missed any of the announcements last week, here is a full list of our winners so far.

M  4/3 Liz Mitchell  $25

T  4/4 RJ Lalumiere $25

W  4/5 Pat McGrath $25

TH 4/6  Cindy Booth $25

F  4/7 Elizabeth Connolly $25

Today  4/10 Joe Plunkett $50

Congratulations winners!! More fun to come!  Stay tuned!


PTO Meeting Tonight!! 5:30-7:00

5:30-7:00 in the Smith library.  Pizza will be served and childcare will be provided.

See you there!


CP Smith PTO Leadership Stepping Down, Time for Some New Blood!

Dear CP Smith families,

Sue Chayer and I have had an amazing time being your PTO leaders for the last three years.  We have such a great school community and together we have been able to do some amazing things!

But it’s time for some fresh legs!  We know from our experience with Smith families that there is a lot of talent in our group.  We would like to give someone else the chance to put their talents and abilities to work and make their own contribution to the community.  We can attest that, at the end of the day, it feels pretty awesome.

Here are the upcoming opportunities:

PTO president or co-presidents:  Sue and I were barely active in the PTO before we stepped up.  More than institutional knowledge you need:

-an ability to connect to people and to connect people with one another

-a desire to keep the momentum going

-a willingness to listen, collaborate, and give people room to contribute in individual ways


   –basic accounting skills

-willingness to participate in decision making with an eye to fiscal responsibility

-ideally but not necessary, willing to advise on maximizing the income we have


Book Fair Coordinator:

    –This is a one time event that usually takes place over several days, however, can be adjusted to suit the coordinator and librarian needs.  Usually brings in about $2000 for library materials. Some preliminary plans will have to made this spring for an event in the fall.

We will be discussing these topics and more at the PTO meeting tonight, so please come!