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Next renovation meeting

Dear Families,
My apologies on the timing of this notice. Time slipped away on me in the world of rescheduled snow days. Our next renovation meeting with district staff will be on March 28th at 4:30 pm in the library.

We are hoping the 4:30 pm time of the meeting will allow teachers and staff to attend. This is another meeting in a series that will occur. We will be planning for the next meeting to occur at a later time in the evening to accommodate more families busy schedules.

Thanks,

Mr. Barber

From: Ed Smith School parents listserv <EDSMITHSCHOOL [at] LISTSERV [dot] SYR [dot] EDU> on behalf of Melissa H <hm0082485 [at] GMAIL [dot] COM>
Sent: Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:39 PM
To: EDSMITHSCHOOL [at] LISTSERV [dot] SYR [dot] EDU
Subject: Ed Smith: Rally for public education TOMORROW (Friday 3/24) at 4:30

Forwarded by Tula Goenka, FACES Co- President

Nottingham community,

Please join Parents for Public Schools at a rally THIS FRIDAY (tomorrow) from 4:30 – 5:00 at the State Office Building on 333 E. Washington Street in Syracuse. Tell Senator DeFrancisco and Senator Valesky to stand up for our kids and public education and against the handouts to corporate charters!

The NY State Senate has released its budget and it is devastating to our schools. Some of the “low-lights” of that bill include:
1) Removing caps on the # of charter schools in our state
2) Increasing charter tuition reimbursements would cost districts $120 million in THE FIRST YEAR ALONE!
3) DISTRICTS would be required to reimburse charters for nurses, custodians, food service and all other support staff, leaving even less money for public education.

Help us send a message to our senators that public education must not be sacrificed to corporate America!

See you at the rally!

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Rally for public education TOMORROW (Friday 3/24) at 4:30

Forwarded by Tula Goenka, FACES Co- President

Nottingham community,

Please join Parents for Public Schools at a rally THIS FRIDAY (tomorrow) from 4:30 – 5:00 at the State Office Building on 333 E. Washington Street in Syracuse. Tell Senator DeFrancisco and Senator Valesky to stand up for our kids and public education and against the handouts to corporate charters!

The NY State Senate has released its budget and it is devastating to our schools. Some of the “low-lights” of that bill include:
1) Removing caps on the # of charter schools in our state
2) Increasing charter tuition reimbursements would cost districts $120 million in THE FIRST YEAR ALONE!
3) DISTRICTS would be required to reimburse charters for nurses, custodians, food service and all other support staff, leaving even less money for public education.

Help us send a message to our senators that public education must not be sacrificed to corporate America!

See you at the rally!

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Updated Spring Photo Schedule for Thursday and Friday, 3/23 and 3/24

Hello,

The Lifetouch Spring Photos for Edward Smith K-8 are scheduled for Thursday 3/23 and Friday, 3/24 along with Sports and Club Photo on Thursday 3/23. Students who have a sports team photos are welcome to wear their Modified Team Gear or school colors. Additional order forms for Spring Photos can be found outside of the main office or you can order online at mylifetouch.com, Picture Day ID: WL626026YO. All K-5 Students photos will be taken and you have the option to order photos in advance and pay online (please still send your student with the picture day form completed), pay the same day of the photo session by returning the picture day form with payment or after you receive the photo proof sheet. Only Middle School Students who have paid in advance or the same day will have their photos taken (please send your child to school with a completed picture day form) unless they are part of a club or sport. All student in a club a sport will have a group photo taken.

The schedule for Thursday 3/23 Friday 3/24

8:10 to 8:40 Middle School Middle School
8:40 to 9:10 Middle School Middle School
9:10 to 9:40 Dowdell/Sweeney Warner
9:40 to 10:10 Seidman Matthews
10:10 to 10:40 Rodak O’Rourke
10:40 to 11:10 Shults Netti
11:10 to 11:40 Gratien
11:40 to 12:10
12:10 to 12:40 DiTucci Putt
12:40 to 1:10 Fiacchi Wranesh
1:10 to 1:40 Adamo Clausen
1:40 to 2:10 Shewchuk Gaynor
2:10 to 2:40 Berish Rogers

If you have questions contact Ed Smith Main Office at 315-435-4650.

Sincerely, Kay Scott, Parent Volunteer and Yearbook Adviser

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History Essay Contest

Trying again….Please see attached information about a History Essay Contest. These are the guidelines for doing the essay and the deadline to submit the essays. Thanks.

Michelle Demianenko
School Secretary
Edward Smith School
1106 Lancaster Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-435-4650
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Band news

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Greetings and attached is a newsletter of the upcoming events in the band program. Please make sure your child is taking their instruments home and practicing.

I am very excited to announce that the 7 & 8 grade students will be attending a workshop/rehearsal at Nottingham on April 4th from 8:30am-1:00pm. We will rehearse “Hallelujah” with the HW Band and Nottingham band. Also, the older students will be holding workshops on their instruments with us.

This is in preparation for our spring event/concert at Nottingham. Please see newsletter.

A permission slip was sent home today for April 4th.

Best regards,

Mrs. Stuetzle

Julie Stuetzle
Band Director/General Music
Edward Smith K-8
(315) 435-4650
jstuet53 [at] scsd [dot] us

“Music is the Melody of Life”

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band field trip for 7th & 8th graders

Dear Parents/Guardians,
I’m happy to announce that the 7th & 8th grade concert band members will be traveling to Nottingham High School for a workshop/rehearsal with both Nottingham’s band students and HW Smith’s band students. This trip will be on April 4th from 8:30am- 1:00pm. We will be learning about the music program at Nottingham and preparing for the Spring Quadrant concert. Grades 7-12 will be performing one piece together on stage; “Hallelujah”.

At the Spring concert, bands & jazz bands from all three schools along with other Nottingham music groups will be performing at night at Nottingham on May 25th.

Please make sure to sign the permission slip sent home with the 7th & 8th graders. Also food donations for the filed trip would be much appreciated.

I’m also attaching other events coming up in the band program.

Musical Greetings,

Julie Stuetzle

Julie Stuetzle
Band Director/General Music
Edward Smith K-8
(315) 435-4650
jstuet53 [at] scsd [dot] us

“Music is the Melody of Life”

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February Box Tops results

Thanks to all who brought Box Tops to school for our February race.

I am happy to announce that Mr. Schult’s class won the Box Top race for February 2017!!! Prizes will be presented to his class.

I also wanted to thank everyone for the Box Tops throughout the year — we just sent in our annual collection and received a check for $1,003 from BoxTops!! That makes a big difference to our school!

Here are the complete results for February:

Schultz: 152
Odamo: 49
Warner: 30
Rogers: 20
Sweeney: 15
Berish: 12
Unlabeled: 68

Remember to keep bringing those Box Tops to school to help your class win the Box Tops race!

Please contact me at kari [dot] zheheimerman [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions.

Thanks for your help with Box Tops. Every little bit helps!!
-Kari Zhe-Heimerman

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Eighth Grade Families – Nottingham Incoming Freshmen Showcase is Tuesday! (3/21@ 5 pm)

Ed Smith 8th Grade families,

The Nottingham Showcase is on Tuesday, March 21st from 5-7 pm at the school. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about high school classes, extracurricular activities, and see what makes Nottingham a special place.

Please see the attached flyer for more information. All are welcome, and parents/students of current 8th graders are especially encouraged to attend.

Please spread the word too!!!

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Math Exploration Mini Delayed

The Math Exploration mini has been delayed for one week and will begin next Tuesday, March 28th, for students in grades 6-8.

To register, please e mail vfelleman [at] gmail [dot] com.

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Nottingham Gear Sale Continues; Orders Accepted Until 3/24

In case anyone is interested especially families of eighth graders –

Only ten more days to order FACES sponsored Nottingham gear (Go Bulldogs!!); deadline is March 24th.

Please see the attached flyer for more information or click on this link to order.

Any questions can be directed to Heather Carson at HCarso88 [at] scsd [dot] us.

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School Chess Team Places First in Team & Individual Events

Congratulations to the *Ed. Smith team (grades K-4)* for placing* FIRST*
in the 2017 Onondaga County K-12 Chess Championship held this past
Sunday. Students participating on this winning team included the following
students: Abigail Mannion; Bella Kaftan; Cece Kaftan; Charlie Leonard; Coen
Fierke; Conor Leuschke; Elias Mannion; Hen Heimerman; Mareo Higuchi; Mikio
Keech; and Tom Leonard.

One member of this team, 4th grader Coen Fierke, placed *first *(along with
two other students) with a perfect score of 4.0.

Click on this link

for
the entire story, and list of schools and students who participated.

Congratulations again to all of our participants for a job well done.

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Spring Photo Dates Changed, not so Spring Like Forecast, to Thurs. and Fri. March 23rd and 24th

Edward Smith K-8 and Lifetouch are proactively moving the Spring Photo Day
from this Tuesday and Wednesday March 14th and 15th to the following week,
Thursday and Friday, March 23rd and 24th. Once we have a change to touch
base with the Edward Smith Teachers will send out a new schedule. The
forecast is just not looking good for Tuesday and Wednesday this week.

Spring Sports Team and Club Photos will be on Thursday, March 23rd.

If there are any parents willing to help with either Photo Day, March 23rd
and March 24th, please contact Kay Scott at kayascott [at] yahoo [dot] com or call,
text message at 315-491-0612 <(315)%20491-0612>.

Sincerely, Kay

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