This Week at SMS – October 7

This Week at SMS – October 7

Archive, Lisa's Weekly Notes
Hello SMS Families! I hope you are enjoying your long weekend. Everyone seems to have settled into their fall schedules and is hard at work. I want to send thanks to our guidance counselor, Patricia Skelly, for bringing a Juilliard rep in to speak with our high school students. This was just one of many college representatives that will come to speak with our students and answer questions about their school as well as their admissions/auditions process. I also want to send thanks to our PTA for underwriting a fun and valuable team building middle school trip to High Exposure. I have included a few pictures below.   8TH GRADE FAMILIES:  MySchools to Support Students through High School Admissions: The DOE’s new student enrollment system, called MySchools, is now available to families.…
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This Week at SMS – Sept 30

This Week at SMS – Sept 30

Archive, Lisa's Weekly Notes
Hello SMS Families! I hope everyone has been out enjoying this lovely weather as we move into autumn. I have attached October Calendars to this email for your monthly planning. Please note, there are separate calendars for the K-8 and the HS. As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or things you would like to share with the larger SMS community.    3rd-8th grade Families: NYS TEST SCORES RELEASED State tests scores from the 2017-18 school year have been released.Click HERE to log in to your New York City Schools Account to see your student's scores. If you do not have an NYC Schools Account, please let me know, and I can assist you.   AT SMS: K-8 Families: KMC is closed on October 1 & 2 in observance of Shemini Atzeret and Simchas Torah, but school is…
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This Week at SMS: September 23, 2018

This Week at SMS: September 23, 2018

Archive, Lisa's Weekly Notes
Hello SMS families, and Happy Fall! It was terrific seeing so many of you at Curriculum Night last week--thank you to all the PTA members who helped both at the K-8 and the High School. This week we have our first full week of school, so I hope everyone is well rested. As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or anything you would like to share with the larger community. HOUSEKEEPING All Parents: It is imperative that we have your up-to-date emergency contact information. Blue Cards must be filled out each year. Please return them as soon as possible. The DOE requires that all parents complete the school meals form  - Click here to complete the form online.     K-8 Parents: If not yet done... K-8 Student Biographical Data K-8 Parent Permissions   Middle…
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This Week at SMS: September 16, 2018

This Week at SMS: September 16, 2018

Archive, Lisa's Weekly Notes
Hello SMS Families! I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend. Please note that we have a four day week ahead--there is no school on Wednesday, September 19, in observance of Yom Kippur, and Thursday, Sept 20 is Curriculum Night for ALL GRADES (we do not follow the DOE calendar for Curriculum Night). I look forward to seeing you there!   K-8 Curriculm Night: 5-7pm - You will have a chance to meet your child’s teachers and to learn about the curriculum and expectations of each class. Parents, please report directly to your child's classroom HS Curriculum Night: 5-7pm - You will have a chance to meet your child’s teachers and to learn about the curriculum and expectations of each class. Please report directly to the auditorium. HOUSEKEEPING: All Parents: It is imperative that we…
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This Week at SMS: September 9, 2018

This Week at SMS: September 9, 2018

Archive, Lisa's Weekly Notes
Hello SMS Families. I hope you have had a smooth transition into the new school year. The shortened weeks help to ease us back in to the school schedule. Please note there is NO SCHOOL Monday (September 10) and Tuesday (September 11) in observance of Rosh Hashanah.    We hope to see you at the first PTA meeting of the year on Wednesday, September 13, at 6:30 pm, at the high school. There will be a vote on budget revisions, so we encourage you to attend. As always, feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or information you would like to share. I am available via email, telephone, or in person at the contacts in my signature. Click here for your digital copy of Achieve NYC, NYC DOE's Parent Guide for grades PreK-12--it is available in multiple…
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Lisa’s Weekly Note: Welcome to the new school year!

Lisa’s Weekly Note: Welcome to the new school year!

Archive, Lisa's Weekly Notes
Hello everyone, and welcome back! I hope you have enjoyed your summer, and I look forward to hearing all about your camps, trips, and other adventures. For those of you who are new to SMS, You will receive a weekly email from me each Sunday, outlining the week ahead. If you go more than a week without hearing from me, please check in--it means something needs to be adjusted with our google groups, and I don't want you to miss any important information. I can't wait to see everyone back at school and get to know all our new families.    Below is a the weekly calendar, and I have also attached both a September High School and a September Elem/MS calendar for your planning. Please let me know if…
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