October 23, 2014
Please click here for information intended for families who have a student riding CCTA to or from school to review changes around riding CCTA buses. Our goal is to ensure that we are providing busing for students per School Board Policy and School Board budget decisions.
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Please click here for an important notice from the
Vermont Department of Health regarding Ebola.
HALF & HALF Day - Students Earn 3rd Celebration This Year
October 24, 2014
We welcome to our school community Mrs. Tracy Rubman, who will serve as a special educator for the remainder of this school year. She replaces Ms. Annie Dunn, who left last year.
Thank you very much for attending our recent Curriculum Night presentations and Parent-Teacher Conferences, too. At Curriculum Night, we had representation from 117 of 239 students in Grades 1-5, which is a rate of 49%. This is higher than previous years’ presentations, but we would still like to see more people attend Curriculum Night in the future. We will soon know about the attendance at conferences and will report that in a future newsletter.
Please join us for breakfast (free of charge!) next Friday morning, October 31st at 8:00 a.m. This is part of our monthly Community Connection gathering when we invite members of our community to visit and tour the building, talk about the school, and ask questions about it. We will gather in the cafeteria.
In order to encourage more regular and punctual attendance, we and other Burlington public schools contact families when their children are 5,10,15,20, and 25 days absent from or late to school. We do this in the form of a letter which also seeks to find out from families how we can support good, punctual attendance on the part of their children . . .our students. We seek to work with families as a team of support around their children. On rare occasions, we find we must contact outside agencies for support with this, including the Chittenden County State’s Attorney’s Office, but our goal is always to work directly with families first whenever and wherever we can.
If you are interested in becoming a part of a C.P. Smith Elementary School Drama Club
to explore ways to bring fine arts opportunities to students—especially as part of after school experiences—please contact me at the school. The group that is forming to work with The Very Merry Theatre would like to put on “The Hobbit” this winter. Would you like to join in on the fun?
Another way to become involved in our school is to serve as a coach for a Destination Imagination team we would like to form. Destination Imagination is a worldwide non-profit organization that supports students’ creation of projects that represent high levels of thinking and collaborating with each other. For more information, please contact me at the school.
Thank you for all you are doing—and will do—to make our school community one of safety, respect, and responsibility for all who come through our doors.