We will host our annual Welcome Event for our incoming kindergarten students and their families on Tuesday, August 29th from noon until 1:00 P.M. here at C.P. Smith. Students and families will get to meet our kindergarten teachers and key staff members as well as see our kindergarten classrooms and the school in advance of our first day of school which will happen on the following day, Wednesday, August 30. We are looking forward to getting to know our kindergarteners and their families and to answer any questions you may have. Enjoy the rest of the summer!
We look forward to welcoming our students and families back to school for another amazing school year at C.P. Smith Elementary School on Wednesday, August 30. We hope that the summer has been great for you and your family and we are very eager to open the 2023-24 school year on Wednesday, August 30. School starts each day at 8:10 A.M. and our doors open to students each day at 7:45 A.M. Our first day of school concludes at 1:50 P.M. as it is a Wednesday. Each Wednesday during the school year dismissal is an hour early, at 1:50 P.M. to allow for weekly teacher professional learning and meetings. On Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays dismissal time is at 2:50 P.M. throughout the year. We have many great and enriching learning experiences in store for students in the coming school year and cannot wait to reconnect with everyone and get the school year started on August 30. See you soon!
The following information was shared with families at our recent Kindergarten Get Acquainted Day:
Our school nurse Mrs. Harris shared information on the importance of working together to support student health and care. We count on families to share current contact information including emergency contacts, vaccination records as well as information about medical conditions. Any shared personal or medical information is maintained in accordance with HIPPA confidentiality laws and regulations. Following is a Slides presentation with more information on this important aspect of your child’s education.
Our school counselor, Mrs. Guilmette, presented information on her work to support students’ safety and social emotional well being. Mrs. Guilmette teaches a Social-Emotional Learning class and meets with students individually and in small groups to promote healthy friendships, help them address challenges of all kinds and to support wellness. Below is a Slides presentation that provides more detail on her efforts:
The Burlington School Food Project is offering free meals to all students 18 and under at various sites throughout Burlington. No registration is required, just show up and pick up your free meals! Please click here for more information and a list of pick up sites and times during which these free, fresh and wholesome meals will be available.
Helpful links to resources for families:
The brochure linked below provides helpful links and contact information for resources for C.P. Smith families for use during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Please click on the link below to access the brochure:
City of Burlington Resource and Recovery Center: The City of Burlington Resource and Recovery Center provides current information on community resources available for Burlington residents
Here is a link to the Burlington School District Resource List for use by families of elementary school students at home during the COVID -19 pandemic:
C.P. Smith’s Production of Frozen Jr. Was Fantastic!
Our annual school play was a smashing success featuring great performances and teamwork exhibited by all cast, crew and chorus members. In all over 70 students participated in the production of Frozen Jr. presented in partnership with the Very Merry Theatre Company. C.P. Smith students hard work and dedicated preparation paid off as Arizona Huynh, Alexandra Crafts, Hannah Harris, Moya Thayer, Annie Boutin, Celeste Hines, Isaac Aubin, Carlos Vanegas, Riley Maynard and many others provided fantastic performances! Director Don Wright and a truly committed group of family volunteers, Very Merry staff and musicians helped our students put on a first rate play on the big stage at Hunt Middle School. Special thanks go to Mrs. Beth Bahrenburg, Production Manager, Mrs. Nikki Boutin, Choreographer, and Mrs. Christine Harris, Costume Director and the many other volunteers who made this wonderful experience possible for our students.
The faculty and staff of C.P. Smith Elementary School welcome you to the 2019-20 school year, a very special one for our school community as it marks our 60th year!
Our school day begins each day at 8:10 A.M. and ends at 2:50 P.M on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Wednesdays our school day ends at 1:50 P.M. We hope you and your family had a great summer and look forward to partnering with families to support students throughout the school year!
Here is some general information about our school day:
School doors open each day at 7:45 A.M.
Breakfast is served in the cafeteria each morning from 7:45 until 8:05 A.M.
Our school day begins at 8:10 A.M. each day
Lunches are served between 11:20 A.M. and 12:45 P.M.
Dismissal on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays is at 2:50 P.M.
Dismissal on Wednesdays is at 1:50 P.M. for teachers’ meetings and professional development
C.P. Smith fourth graders in Mr. Safran’s class and Ms. Brockway’s class recently went on a field trip to the Winooski River to work with college students from the University of Vermont Watershed Alliance to conduct water testing during which they examined the physical properties of the water and looked for the presence of macroinvertebrates. On Friday, November 2 the students presented their findings to the entire school community at our Friday Community Meeting!