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PTO Meeting on Wednesday

Calling all families! Please join us for the first PTO meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 19th at 8:30 in the cafeteria. You are already a member of our PTO, some come to meet some fun people and find out how you can support our students and staff.
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Fundraiser Happening Now!

Students are selling items in support of our annual fundraiser. These funds allow us to pay for field trips, instructional tools for students, student celebrations, and more. See the attached flyer for more information, and click this story for online orders.
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School is Here!

Finally! We are so happy to welcome kids back to Smith Elementary School. Some reminders for a successful year:

- Students need to be in their classrooms by 8:20 to avoid tardies.
- Doors open at 7:45, so please drop them off with plenty of time to get to class.
- Students must be in class by 10:00 to be counted present for the day.
- Only buses can go to the back parking lot, unless the student is enrolled in Early Morning Childcare. No drop-offs after 7:45 in the back.
- Visitors are allowed in the cafeteria at lunch time. No visitors in the instructional area during the school day.
- No transportation changes or taking students early after 2:30.
- Buses may run late the first week. We will have teachers riding the bus the first two days of school to help the bus driver.

We appreciate your help! Ms. Rivera's welcome letter is attached. It is also in the students' welcome packets. We're going to have an awesome year!
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Meet the Teacher Night

Join us for Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, August 16th from 4:00 to 6:00. When you arrive, go to your child's grade-level hall to see who's class he or she is in. We are going to have an awesome year!
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Nicole Hoffman has been selected as the Assistant Principal of Smith Elementary.

She has served as the academic coach for the past two years at Williams Elementary and has 20 years of experience in education.

“I am truly honored and excited to become a part of the Smith family. I have dreamed of becoming an Assistant Principal for a long time. As they say: ‘when one door closes, another door opens’ and as this door opens, I can’t wait to foster the love of learning with the students, staff and the community. Expect the BEST!”

Ms. Hoffman has spent most of her educational career in Cy-Fair ISD (CFISD) and more recently, Magnolia ISD. She has taught all elementary grade-levels and content areas including populations in special education, English as a second language, and gifted and talented program.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree for Interdisciplinary Studies in Elementary Education from the University of Houston and a Master’s degree for Mid-Management in Education from Sam Houston State University.
She and her husband Shaun reside in Cypress, Texas with their 2 daughters. Shaun owns a corrugated box company in the Houston area and is an antique car junkie. Hannah, who is 18, will be attending Sam Houston State this fall, pursuing a degree in nursing. Grayson, who is 11, will be entering middle school and one day hopes to be a police officer.
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New Student Registration - August 1st, 8:00-4:00, August 2nd 8:00-6:00

We are so excited to welcome new students to Smith Elementary!
Items you will need to bring with you in order to register:

Driver's License of the parent or valid photo ID
Student's shot record with a clinic stamp or physician signature
Student's social security card
Student's birth certificate - certified copy with state seal, not a hospital keepsake
Proof of residency - example: lease or utility bill
(It must have your name and physical address listed on it)
Any legal paperwork regarding custody or guardianship of the student
Last report card, if applicable

Click this story for more information.
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Summer Fun at Smith

We have lots of fun events for you this summer. Remember to keep reading and practicing those math facts and concepts. It is so important for kids to choose their own books. Visit the school and the book bus over the summer, and local libraries also have great programs at no cost.

Smith Summer Schedule:
July 9th - Neighborhood Book Drop
July 16th - Raising Readers 5:00 - 6:30
July 23rd - Neighborhood Book Drop

For the book drops, we will be at these locations and times:
Buttercup Lane 9:30
Park Place (by the mailboxes) 10:00
Aberdeen and Stonehaven 10:45
Smith 11:30
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STAAR Testing This Week

Our students have worked so hard all year, and third through fifth graders are ready to tackle the test! Please remember to make sure they get a good night's rest and are energized each morning. We can't wait to see what they can do!
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