Reminder to check backpack for school information

The Scholastic Book Fair is scheduled to start on Tuesday, Feb. 28th and your child will be sent home with information on the books that will be available. If you have any questions or would like to help with the book fair which will take place from Tuesday, Feb. 28th through the eveing of the Mulitcultural Dinner, March 8th, please contact Moshiena Fairclothe at 435-4653 or email at mfair [at] scsd [dot] us

In addition, your child will be bringing a nomination form home for the 31 Teachers, 31 Days Program. The program has been created to honor exceptional teachers in the Syracuse City School District during the month of May, however the forms are due by Feb. 29th. This is a collaborative effort between the SCSD, Y94FM, STA, Syracuse 20/20, Say Yes to Education and Wegmans. Nomination forms can also be found at the Edward Smith K-8 Main Office and online at Please submit paper nomination forms to: Syracuse Teachers Association, Attn: Karen Bambacht, 731 James St., Suite 100, Syracuse, NY 13203 or they can be placed in the PTO Mailbox at the Edward Smith Main Office by Feb. 29th and they will be delivered to the Syracuse Teachers Association. There is a very nice editorial piece on the 31 Teachers, 31 Day Program in the March 2012 edition of the Howler by Missy Giardine. You can submit more than one nomination form and nominations are welcome from parents, students, fellow teachers, community members, e.t.c.. Please describe in 300 words or less why your nominated teacher(s) should be recognized.

Wishing you a happy and healty Mid Winter Recess Feb. 20th – Feb 24th.

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