Last dose of Nottingham info

If you are a family of an Ed Smith June 2016 graduate and you still need to
connect with your new school, here’s what you need to know:

*Moving on to Nottingham?*

Families who are heading to Nottingham have several ways to stay up-to-date
about Nottingham activities:

*Email* users: Email Molly Voorheis at mcvoorhe [at] syr [dot] edu and she’ll add you
to the Nottingham distribution list

*Facebook* users: “Like” William Nottingham High School

*Website* users: Bookmark the FACES website at www.nottinghamptso.org
FACES is the home/school organization at Nottingham.

*AND, if your child is starting ninth grade and you are not yet on the
Nottingham listserv, here’s some important information for you, just
released by the listserv today:*
Nottingham’s Class of 2020—yup, that’s you, freshmen—is gathering
Wednesday, August 31, for an orientation session.

Students arrive at Nottingham at 3 pm, and parents are invited to join them
at 5 pm for a brief meeting and a cook-out. Freshmen will receive a copy
of their schedule and their locker assignment during orientation.

Hope you can join us—and help us spread the word.

*First day of classes for all: **Wednesday, September 7*

School Transportation meeting with Common Council, SCSD and Centro – 8/17 @ 1pm

Are you interested in helping make sure all SCSD children arrive at school
safely and that all families are able to attend school events for their
Pre-K through 12th grade children?

Tomorrow afternoon – Wednesday, August 17th – from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, there
is a joint meeting of the Airport (Public Transportation) and Education and
Human Development committees of the Syracuse Common Council. The meeting
will be held on the 3rd floor of City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is
to discuss school transportation issues. Interim Superintendent Jaime
Alicea and Centro CEO Rick Lee will be in attendance, as well as
representatives from Parents for Public Schools.

Feel free to share with other people and organizations concerned about safe
transportation to and from school and school events for their pre-k through
12th graders.

Melissa Hidek

pdf icon Joint-Committee-Meeting-on-8.17.16.pdf

Syracuse Woman story on Ms. Mahan

Don’t miss Syracuse Woman Magazine’s feature on Ed Smith art teacher Mary Lynn Mahan: www.facebook.com/SyracuseCitySchools/posts/1221185411259536

Please feel free to share!

Best,

Karin Davenport
Communication Specialist
Syracuse City School District
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, New York 13210
315-435-5800
@SyracuseSchools

Ed. Smith: NYS test scores now on Home Access

The NYS Test Scores for your child are now posted on Home Access. Please
note that only performance levels are provided on-line and that a breakdown
of your child’s performance will come later in a hard copy released to
parents.

After logging on to Home Access, just click on “test scores” (left hand
side) and scroll down past the DIBELS scores. You will then see a scaled
score that will not initially make any sense as a range is not provided,
but a performance level will be listed. The levels range from 21-24, with
23 (level 3) and 24 (level 4) demonstrating grade level competency, and 21
(level 1) and 22 (level 2) requiring areas needing improvement.

Please click on the following link below which will help provide ranges for
the four levels (per grade level), and offer additional information.

www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/ela-math

Back to School Activity Information

From Samantha Pierce, PTO President

There are several upcoming back to school events.

The citywide Youth Day BBQ and backpack giveaway is August 20th from 11am to 6pm. More information is available at:
youthdaybarbecue.com/

The Ed Smith PTO’s Welcome Back events are both on August 31.
Kindergarten Orientation is from 3pm-4pm
Ice Cream Social goes from 4pm-6pm.
See you there!

Back to School Supplies

Dear Ed Smith Community,

It’s that time of year again and you may be thinking school supplies. I would be happy to share grade level and teacher-specific school supply lists through this listserv, but I could use your help.

If you have lists, please scan or take a photo and send them to hm0082485 [at] gmail [dot] com and I will try to share in as simple and organized a way as possible to the listserv and website.

Thanks!

Melissa

Sent from my iPhone

Summer Musical is This Weekend

The SCSD Summer musical is 13–a great show about middle school, family, friends and first dates at the multiplex.

The show is being staged at Corcoran this year, with performances on August 5 and 6 at 7 pm, and August 7 at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door, but pre-sale tickets are available for $5. Call 435-4181 for information.

You will LOVE this show!

Calling all Chess Players

Chess for All Ages

with Anton Ninno

Chess is played by millions of people worldwide, both amateurs and professionals. Want to learn about chess? Meet at Petit Library (105 Victoria Place) on Thursday, August 11, from 6-7 pm, when Anton Ninno, President of Syracuse Chess, Inc., will talk about the history of chess and demonstrate the basics. Try your hand at beginning moves too!

Lots of information

*SCSD Summer Musical – August 5-7 at Corcoran*

The SCSD Summer musical is *13*–a great show about middle school, family,
friends and first dates at the multiplex.

The show is being staged at Corcoran this year, with performances on August
5 and 6 at 7 pm, and August 7 at 2 pm. Tickets are $8 at the door, but
pre-sale tickets are available for $5.

Call 435-4181 for information.

*Vaccine Information for 7th graders*

Did you know that 7th and 12th graders need the Meningococcal Vaccine to
start school this fall? Now is a good time to check with your child’s
physician or school nurse to make sure your student is prepared. For more
information, you can also contact the Onondaga County Health Department
.

*Sports Physicals*

Students planning to participate in a sport will need to have a physical on
file with the school nurse. Physicals are good for one year, so if you
have one last spring, it’s good for fall sports. Don’t forget—you cannot
play OR practice until the physical is completed and the form is file.

Forms are available here: www.nottinghamptso.org/forms/

*Moving on to Nottingham?*

Families who are heading to Nottingham have several ways to stay up-to-date
about Nottingham activities:

*Email* users: Email Molly Voorheis at mcvoorhe [at] syr [dot] edu and she’ll add you
to the Nottingham distribution list

*Facebook* users: “Like” William Nottingham High School

*Website* users: Bookmark the FACES website at www.nottinghamptso.org
FACES is the home/school organization at Nottingham.

*Ed Smith Listserv*

If you’d like to leave the listserv, just send me an email letting me know
and I will remove your email address from our list as soon as I can. The
system will send you a message letting you know you’ve been removed. Please
send all email addresses you’d like removed.

Know of new families who would like to receive information from the
listserv? Please just have them send me an email with all the email
addresses they would like to add. We would like to have as many students
as possible connected through the listserv, so feel free to talk it up and
share this email address: hm0082485 [at] gmail [dot] com

THANKS!!!

Safe Transportation Forum is July 25