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Upcoming Events
- Early Release Wednesday
8:10 AM - 1:50 PM
- Early Release Wednesday
8:10 AM - 1:50 PM
- P.T.O Meeting/Dinner
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
- Early Release Wednesday
8:10 AM - 1:50 PM
District Announcements
2015-2016 Back to School Parent/Guardian Letter
August 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are pleased that your child(ren) will be among the nearly 4000 students in grades Pre-K-12 who are enrolled in our schools for the 2015-16 school year. Burlington is home to the largest, most diverse school district in the state of Vermont. As such, we offer our students a unique opportunity to learn how to become productive citizens in a truly global society. We have award winning students, state champion athletes, and a highly accomplished faculty and staff, including the current Vermont State Teacher of the Year and the reigning “Vermonter of the Year.” 
Students at all grade levels will have much to look forward to as they get ready for opening day.  

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Principal's Corner
August 10, 2015
Dear C.P. Smith School Parent/Guardians:
Greetings!  We welcome you and all the members of your family to the 2015-16 school year.  May it be the best year yet for the children whom you entrust to our educational care each school day.  We will strive to make it a year of safety and support for all of our students and create an environment in which they will work with equal amounts of academic rigor and joy.  We are excited about putting even more focus on literacy during this school year.
The school year for students begins on Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  It will follow the regular Wednesday Early Release schedule for students in Grades 1 through 5 and a half day for Kindergarten students.  The school day begins at 8:10 a.m.  Students not in their classrooms at that time are marked tardy, so please make sure your child is on time and ready to learn.  The student day ends at 2:50 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and at 1:50 p.m. on Wednesdays.  Kindergarten students will have half-day sessions (8:10-11:30 a.m.) for the first three days:  Wednesday, August 26th through Friday, August 28th.  The first full day for Kindergarten students will be Monday, August 31st.  Kindergarten students may participate in the school lunch program on their half days.  (They will be escorted to the front lobby.  If you wish your child to be served lunch, please bring him/her to the cafeteria, where s/he will be provided special seating and a lunch.) 
Enclosed with this letter is one from your child’s teacher, welcoming him or her to the classroom and talking about expectations and procedures.  Please note that some teaching assignments at the Kindergarten and Grade 1 levels have changed since placement information was sent to parents and guardians in June.  Ms. Kerrin Flanagan and her family have moved to Minnesota, and we are finalizing the hiring of her replacement; Mr. Adam Deyo is now teaching Kindergarten; and Ms. Shelley Spinner will be teaching Grade 1.  Please communicate directly with your child’s teacher about specific questions or concerns you may have during the year.  If you still have questions or concerns after having spoken with your child’s teacher, please communicate with me.  Our doors are always open to you, and we want to work with you to make this school year a wonderful experience for your family.
We will be holding a New Family Orientation Session for the parents/guardians of students new to our school and enrolled in Grades 1-5 on Wednesday, August 19th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in the school library.  We will also hold a Kindergarten Parent/Guardian Orientation Session on Thursday, August 20th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in one of the Kindergarten classrooms.  (I will be at the front door of the school to greet you and escort you to the room.)  We regret that childcare is not available, so we hope you will be able to secure it for your children on your own.  Our school picnic (sponsored by the P.T.O.) will be held on Friday, August 28th from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on the school grounds, weather permitting.  Our Open House for students and parents/guardians will be held on Tuesday, August 25th from 8:00-9:00 a.m.  We hope your family will be able to attend, so your children can meet their new teachers and see their new classrooms.      
We will distribute on the first day of school a packet of important information.  Please be sure to ask your children for these First Day Packets when they arrive home. 
We will be doing a lot of work to promote our school values of safety, respect, and responsibility in all places and at all times during the school day.   
Please feel free to contact me if I can be of support to your family as you prepare for the new school year.  It will be my honor to work with you on behalf of your children.
Thomas L. Fleury, Principal
C.P. Smith School