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

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 you have any questions.
Elementary Students and Parents: Please report directly to your classrooms on the first day, rather than to morning meeting. Parents may accompany students to their classroom on the first day of school.
Middle School Students: Please report directly to the KMC Mezzanine at 9am on the first day for Middle School orientation. This orientation is for students only. 
High School Students: Please enter the north cafeteria and pass through to the south cafeteria at 10am on the first day. Students who have not yet received student IDs will receive them at this time. New students, your cellphone pouches do not yet have bar codes. Please clearly label your pouch with your name and grade until we have attached barcode labels.
CURRICULUM NIGHT: Parents, please make every effort to attend curriculum night on September 20, from 5-7pm. Our faculty will give an overview of their year as well as cover critical grading policies. 
PTA MEETING: Parents, mark your calendars for the first PTA meeting of the academic year: September 12, at 6:30 pm at the high school (122 Amsterdam Avenue–MLK Educational Campus)
K-8 Students: Karate Kids after school program: This year will be Karate Kids 18th year at SMS. Sessions will be held on Wednesdays, beginning right away on September 5. Please see attached documents for additional information.

FAIRWAY: If you shop at Fairway, please note that SMS has become their Community Partner. This means that every time you shop there, if you use your Community Partner swipe card at checkout, they will donate 3% of your purchase directly to SMS. What an easy way to get money for your child’s school. Please let me know if you need a community partner card, and I will see that one is sent home with your child.

School of Visual Arts Alumni and Animation Film Festival: There are a number of free screenings with post screening Q&As from 9/9-9/16, including CocoFerdinandThe Greatest ShowmanBlack Panther, SpongeBob the Movie, and others. Please click here for film details.
Chancellor Carranza’s Town Hall: