Friday, May 13, 2016

SMS Garden

It was so exciting to see the garden project "grow"!
Hope to see many of you on Saturday for the planting help and celebration.
If you haven't had a chance to view the PTO link on the SMS website, please do so - It is amazing!

Thursday, April 14, 2016


Thank you to those who have already brought in non - perishable food for the STA sponsored FOOD DRIVE for St. Vincent De Paul!
Reminder : Donations are due tomorrow, Friday, 4/15.
A BIG THANK YOU to all who are able to donate!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Smarter Balance Testing

Your child’s Smarter Balanced testing window is scheduled for Monday, March 28th through Tuesday, April 5th.
They will be taking English/Language Arts 3/28-3/31.
They will be taking Math 4/1, 4/4 & 4/5.
Each testing session will be between 75 and 90 minutes long, though with unlimited time if your child needs it.
Here is a link to help you understand more about the testing:

Your child has also been taught how to practice via the school website. This may help them to feel more comfortable during the actual testing time.
To help your child be their most successful, please be sure they get plenty of rest and have a healthy breakfast to sustain attention.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Also, related arts will be moved on those testing days to 8:35 a.m.

Ethnic Food Festival

A huge thank you goes out to all 3G parents for providing such a delicious spread for our Immigration Ethnic Food Celebration! It was a wonderful way to culminate such a special day and Social Studies unit! I hope you all enjoyed this unit of study as much as your children did. It is one of the favorite experiences students have at SMS. Thank you for helping to make it so special.

Guest Speaker from South Korea

The Newly Arrived Immigrants

Lady Liberty and the Mayor of New York City