We may not be able to hold events at the school, but there will still be a Book Fair! Come by Phoenix Books in Burlington or Essex during the week of October 26th through November 1st and tell them you’re supporting CP Smith Elementary. It’s a double whammy – supporting a local business AND supporting the PTO! As always, proceeds from the Book Fair are put into the budget line for Library use – which means more books and learning items available to Smith students! If ordering online, you MUST mention the CP Smith book fair in the “order comments” box at the end of the checkout process in order for us to receive credit for your purchases. There are a few exclusions, so check with Phoenix Books if you’re not sure if an item qualifies. Share the details with C.P. Smith supporters near and far! Loved ones far away can shop by phone or online! Contact Amy Kiviranna at email@example.com or Phoenix Books with questions.
The C.P. Smith Elementary School kitchen has been preparing a full day of school meals for any child on a remote day of learning. These bags include breakfast, lunch, supper and a snack. Most of the items being packed here at Smith have familiar favorites the kids know from school! Every child in school can receive these meals, so we have them available for remote families as well. These meals can be picked up from the C.P. Smith parking lot on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning from 7:45am until 8:15am. If your child is fully remote you can pick up a bag for each school day. If your child is partially remote, you can pick up for each day they study from home!
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!
Mrs. Weishaar’s second grade class is leading our efforts to recycle plastic bags and wrapping at C.P. Smith Elementary School. These hard-to-recycle items often end up as litter in our neighborhood or floating in local waterways posing a threat to marine life. Help us dispose of detrimental plastics properly by placing your refuse plastic bags and wrap in the receptacles here at C.P. Smith. The teachers use these efforts as the basis for Science and Mathematics lessons. This effort was kicked off at a recent Friday Community Meeting and to date they have recycled 60 pounds of plastic, let’s help them recycle a bunch more!