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Academic Parent-Teacher Teams

Calling All Families!
Our next round of APTT meetings is underway. Please join us for the following meetings:
Kindergarten - March 1st at 4:15
First grade - already done
Second grade - February 20th, 12:20 and 5:30
Third grade - March 5th at 5:00
Fourth grade - February 21st at 5:30
Fifth grade - February 21st at 5:00
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Bring in the Box Tops

The first Box Top contest is going on until the Christmas Break. The class who collects the most Box Tops will earn an ice cream sundae party! Please place the Box Tops in a bag with your child's name and the teacher's name on it, or you can glue them on to the attached sheet. Thank you for helping to raise funds for our school!
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Attendance Matters - Every Student, Every Day

Attendance matters to your child's success! Make sure your child is at school every day. Did you know that missing just 2 days of school a month means a child misses 10% of the school year? Poor attendance can influence whether children read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade. Absenteeism and its ill effects start early. Learning happens everyday! You must be present to learn!

Click the title of this article for more information about attendance at Smith Elementary.
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Information for a Successful Year

This year is off to a great start! Here is some important information:
7:45 - Doors open
8:00 - School begins
8:20 - Students must be in class at this time or receive a tardy
10:00 - Students must arrive by this time to be counted present for the day
2:30 - Last time for early checkout and transportation changes

We have a new background checking system. Please have your driver's license ready when you come to school so we can scan it for the new year.
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Welcome Back!

What a great first week of school! It was so fun to see all of our students again, and we are so excited about our new friends joining us.

During these first couple of weeks, a lot of important papers will be going home, so please be sure to check for those. We also have many after-school activities that students in certain grades can join. Our Science Club, Choir, and Game Club will be starting this month, so be on the lookout for those flyers.

In this post, I am also attaching a newsletter called The Parental Involvement Connection. It has many informative articles and resources for you. Click this story to access the link.
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AJ Pitts Named Assistant Principal

After interviewing several outstanding candidates, we are pleased to announce that our new Assistant Principal will be Amanda (AJ) Pitts.

AJ has experience in all subjects and began her teaching career in Dayton before moving to Humble ISD as a Literacy Coach. She spent several years as an Instructional Specialist for Region 12 before her latest assignment as a K-6 Instructional Coordinator for Hillsboro ISD. She is an enthusiastic professional who we believe will take every opportunity to help Smith rise to the next level. We are confident that she possesses the skill set to help continue our vision of excellence in everything that we do.
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