Supporting Our Scholars Through Parent Partnership – Let’s Talk Over Dinner

From Lisa Neville and SCSD Office of Student Support –

Dear Syracuse City School District Families,

The Office of Student Support is looking forward to talking with you over
dinner on Wednesday, September 28th at 6pm. Join us at White Branch Library
for conversation about how our schools are implementing the Code of Conduct
Character and Support by using restorative justice practices and becoming
more culturally responsive and welcoming communities.

*Be sure to RSVP so that we can plan dinner for you, see flyers attached.*

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Free Baseball Clinic with LeMoyne College Baseball team

Families of 5th-8th graders:

*Free baseball clinic with LeMoyne College Baseball team*

Syracuse R.B.I. (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) presents

With the LeMoyne College Baseball team!
Wednesday, September 28th
4:30-5:45 pm
At the LeMoyne College Baseball Field on the LeMoyne campus.

*Please email your child’s name, address and age to rbisyracuse [at] yahoo [dot] com
<rbisyracuse [at] yahoo [dot] com> by September 26th to register.* A confirmation
email will be sent. The first 12 players to sign up will be invited to
Transportation will not be provided.
Come dressed to PLAY!

NO baseball experience necessary!

*This is a FREE clinic open to CITY RESIDENTS ONLY in 5th to 8th grade.*

Attention Parents & students performing on Sunday at the INUKSUIT at SU

From Ms. Stuetzle:

Attention Parents & students performing on Sunday at the INUKSUIT at SU.

Please note the schedule below. It’s very exciting. OCC, ESF, Hamilton
College, SU, Symphoria, FM, Lemoyne College are among the participants.

Is anyone able to take pictures?

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

“Music is the Melody of Life”

*SCHEDULE 1-1:30 pm* performers arrive, unload in *Q1 and then
go park* (make sure you have someone with equipment to secure it) (SNM will
also have a couple of students to guard instruments for you)

*Street parking free on Sunday or in Stadium lot down below the Dome,* or
whichever S.U. lot is open.
*1:30 pm* musicians meet with group leaders to review
performance on the QUAD and go over the performance progression for each of
the instruments in their group.
*PLEASE NOTE:* Hendrick’s services continue until 2 pm, and cannot be
*2 pm* Everyone meets in Hendricks for a final
talk-through as to the flow and entrance of the musicians and the music.
*3 pm* Groups exit the chapel and form a circle of
sorts in the middle of the Quad, Groups 2 & 3 can also start in the center
with their *Wind* figures, although their stations should be preset with
the larger instruments. Each musician should play one line and move
outward, play a line and move outward, etc. They should do this at equal
distances nine times and when they have finished their *Breathing/Wind*
figures, should be at their locations, or can then proceed to assigned

*Group 1 starts each section, i.e. moves to the next section first, and
then Groups 2 & 3 follow. Therefore,* *keep an eye on your Group Leader*,
and follow their cue to move on to the next section. Y*ou’ll know the
piece is wrapping up when Group 1 *proceeds to the center of the Quad for
their Final section *Wind,* which means the piece will end approx.. 10 min.
later. Groups 2 & 3 stay in place as their instruments are stationary.
*4:15 pm* performance ends – musicians and audience depart,
taking ALL items with them

*Dress: casual nice* (not all black – new music is always upbeat – fall
colors would be nice)

*Bring your own wire stands, wind clips or clothes pins*

*Use back packs to bring in what you need*, wallets, phones, bottle of
water, etc.

*You bring it in and you take it out*

*Your Group Leader will tell you which station you will be at following the
initial circle in the middle of the Quad. But here are the options, just
FYI. *


*Patio in front of Hendricks* (perhaps one group of piccolos could play
from the top of the stairs at Hendricks so there’s an antiphonal effect
with those playing on the 2nd or 3rd fl of Shaffer Art Bldg.

* Steps of Carnegie Library* or larger drums at the top of the

* Patio area just to the left of those steps* as you face
Carnegie Library

*Area near Shaffer Art Bldg*

Possibly piccolo’s on *2nd or 3rd floor of Shaffer*
with window open (David K. via John Coggiola)

* Patio area on either side of the entrance stairs to Link Hall

* Grassy knoll in front of Hinds* where Herakles statue is
under the tree (at least one air raid siren)

* Area between Hinds & HBC (wall mural) –* perhaps back where
the rocks are?

*Walkway in HBC – perhaps back by HL* (so people would be
encouraged to walk around that loop – also gives depth to the sound on the

Meeting Reminders, Speed Skating

Dear Ed Smith Community,

Remember: *the PTO meeting is tomorrow night at 7!!*

Next week are the *open houses*. Elementary is 9/27 @ 530 and Middle is
9/29 @ 530.

And from Emily Hart-Gorman –

Please see attached flyer for the *Syracuse Speed Skating Club*. Several Ed
Smith students skate with the club. Practices begin in October. Open to
kids and adults!

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How to be in the Syracuse Festival of Races with your school!

Here’s a reminder about the Festival of Races. The race flyer is
attached. This is a fun event. Hope to see you on the 2nd!

*Syracuse Festival of Races – 3K Fun and Fitness Run *

*Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 10:45am, Manley Field House*

*In the past ten years, Ed Smith has won the Boys & Girls Cup for the most
participants from a Syracuse City school. *

*Let’s keep up the good work!*

To register: EVERY member of your family who will participate needs to
register and pay the entry fee. Every person signed up counts towards our
total!  Extra forms are available in the main office hallway or from the
listserv (see attachment). $7 for children under 18, and $10 for adults.

Registrants will receive a SFoR tee shirt to wear on race day. Return
registration forms to your child’s teacher or the PTO mailbox. Please make
checks out to “Festival of Races” and clearly label envelopes. Shirts
will be distributed in school the Thursday before the race.

*5K runners cannot be registered through Ed Smith!* Go to to enter the men’s or women’s 5K

*Race day:* Meet at Manley Field House Sunday, October 2.. 3K Walk and
Fitness Run starts at 10:45am, but come at 10:30 for pictures and to show
your support for Ed. Smith. Look for the Ed. Smith banner.

Questions? Contact Kristin Baker at 478-8718, or at sbaker1 [at] twcny [dot] rr [dot] com

Hand in your entry fee ASAP or by Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at the

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Congratulations on STEM achievement

From the District’s Facebook –

Congratulations to Ed Smith School student Jackson Marko, selected as a 2016 Broadcom M.A.S.T.E.R.S. Semifinalist, a Science,Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) competition for middleschool students nationwide. Jackson was selected from a pool of more than 6,000 nominees for his project, “Measuring Concussion Risk in Contact
Sports.” Competitors are vying for a trip to Washington, DC and a $25,000
prize. As a semifinalist, Jackson received a prize package including a
subscription to Mathematica+ software, a digital subscription to Science
News Magazine and more. Great work,
Jackson! #SCSDSTEM #SCSDGo4Gold

Meadowbrook Harlequins to perform The Crucible

From Nottingham –

Our talented Meadowbrook Harlequins are hard at work, rehearsing for playwright Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, an American classic dramatizing the famous Salem witch trials that took place in the 1600’s. Performances will be held on Thursday, October 27th at 7:00p.m., Saturday, October 29th at 7:00p.m. and Sunday, October 30th at 2:00p.m.

**Nottingham student clubs host “Haunted Ham” on Friday, October 28th, and an excerpt of the The Crucible will be featured at this event.

Hope to see many of you there!

Tuesday Sports at Nottingham

Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 20th, is a great day to check out our local high school sports at Home at Nottingham.

At 4:30 p.m. Girls JV Volleyball vs. West Genesee

At 6pm, Syracuse United, the SCSD’s citywide Varsity Girls Soccer team, takes on Phoenix at Nottingham.

And also at 6:00 p.m. Girls Varsity Volleyball vs. West Genesee

For a full list of all the Nottingham H.S. games, please go to the link:

Go Bulldogs!!

News about Ms. Mahan and the lost dog, and some housekeeping

Happy Monday, Ed Smith Community. A couple more items for today.

1. Please see attached from Mary Lynn Mahan about viewing student art
online, and also about how to contact Ms. Mahan.

2. From Mike O’Connor – Thanks to everyone for your help and concern. Luna
returned home safe and sound last night around 1 am. I didn’t want anyone
still worrying about her or looking for her.
Thanks for all your help.

3. If you’ve just started receiving listserv emails, *welcome! *I hope it
will be helpful to you and your Ed Smith student(s). If you know of other
people who would like to receive these emails, please have them contact me
at hm0082485 [at] gmail [dot] com. If you would like to see listserv emails sent
before you joined, check the PTO website at

Have a great week everyone!

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From Ms. Stuetzle –

Please note that I had to change Band rehearsals only to Tuesday because of
the new advisory meetings in middle school on Wednesdays.

This year concert band will only be on Tuesdays and rotate through 4
periods. This means that band students will be missing that class only
*once* a month for band rehearsals.

Students are insured instrumental lessons during the school day from the
NY State education department. Teachers may not/should not deny students to
come to band/lessons unless there is a test.

It is imperative that students come to all rehearsals because it is a
graded subject and we need all our parts. A schedule/dates & periods of
just of the band rehearsals will follow shortly.

Concert Band starts on *Tuesday, Sept. 27th in period 7/8.*

Lessons are small group instruction on a different day. These are only 1/2
hour and rotate as well. Students may schedule make-up lessons in 3rd

Please note that Lesson schedules are color coded this year.

Musical greetings,

Please contact me with any questions or concerns,

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

“Music is the Melody of Life”

Chess Club Mini

Greetings Parents, Because of a scheduled chess tournament, the Chess Club Mini will begin on Friday, September 30th from 3:15 – 4:15. Students will meet in the library. Please see the attached letter from Mr. Barber and the permission slip that needs to be submitted before a student can participate in the chess club. The complete mini schedule will be sent to you next week.

Chess Club Grades K-8
Fridays, Ongoing
Instructors: J. Gonnella; B. Fierke

Fun and engaging for students of all levels, including beginners. Each week students will play with a new partner. Students will spend most of the time playing; lessons and advice will be offered as needed. Students will improve their game by learning about rules, strategy and tactics and how to find good moves and avoid mistakes.

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