This Week at SMS – October 21

Hello SMS families. I hope you are staying warm on this brisk fall day. We had an action packed week including 7th grade trip to the Guggenheim for artistic inspiration for their poetry writing, a HS Recording Club trip to the Audio Engineering Society NYC conference, and a 2nd grade Town Hall presentation on their HEART work. Thank you to all our teachers for providing these enriching experiences!
Please see our weekly calendar below, and feel free to reach out to me with any questions, concerns, or information/news you would like to share with the larger community.
Big Apple Award Nominations: Deadline November 26
Nominate a teacher that has made a difference to your or your child’s life through the seventh annualBig Apple Awardsprogram. Click here to nominate!


Saturday, October 27: SMS K-8 Halloween Party from 5-9: SMS HS Cafeteria–Setup begins at 3:
9th-12th graders: Wednesdays in the Black Box: YPC:
HS students: receive community service hours and have a great time creating and executing a haunted house at the K-8 Halloween Party. Parent supervisors Erin McCarty and Laura Hurvich will hold a planning meeting this Tuesday in room G19 at 3:15. The setup and haunted house will take place on Saturday, October 27.
Our PTA is putting together a family directoryfor everyone.Please use the link below to add whatever information you would like shared with our community. ONLY WHAT YOU ENTER WILL BE SHARED. Thank you! Click HERE to enter your information.
Don’t forget to clip BOXTOPS for SMS! K-8 please bring them in to your teachers. HS please bring them in to Lisa Stump. Every little bit helps!

Do you shop at FAIRWAY? SMS is Community Partners with Fairway Markets.
Every time you check out and swipe your community partners card, 3% of your receipt is donated to the SMS PTA–what a great way to get free money for our school. If you need an Community Partners card, please contact Lisa Stump.
Elementary Admissions Events from 6:30-8:30pm: . Attend an elementary admissions event to learn how to apply to 3-K, pre-K, kindergarten, and Gifted & Talented programs.
Manhattan: Monday, 10/22/18: PS 75 Emily Dickinson School, 735 West End Avenue

Bronx: Monday, 10/22/18: PS 65 Mother Hale Academy 677 East 141st Street
Manhattan: Tuesday, 10/23/18: The Clinton School 10 East 15th St
Bronx: Tuesday, 10/23/18: PS/MS 194 2365 Waterbury Ave
Queens: Thursday, 10/25/18: Springfield Gardens Educational Complex 143-10 Springfield Blvd.
Brooklyn: Thursday, 10/25/18: PS 133 William A Butler School 610 Baltic St.
Queens: Monday, 10/29/18: PS 110 43-18 97th Place
Brooklyn:  Monday, 10/29/18: 104 Sutter Avenue
Brooklyn: Tuesday, 10/30/18: PS 69 63302 9th Avenue

CEC3 Middle School Committee Meeting
Tuesday, October 23th at 6 PM
MS421 West Prep Academy, 150 West 105th Street
CSD3 Presidents’ Council & CEC3 Joint Calendar Meeting
Wednesday, October 24th at 6:30 PM
MS245 Computer School, 100 West 77th Street – Auditorium

All District 3 Families: Friday, 10/26/18: District 3 Family Fun Day from 5-8 pm: 370 West 120th St.
Saturday, 10/27/18: UFT Manhattan Parent Conference from 8am-4pm: 52 Broadway, Shanker Hall, 2nd Floor, NY, NY 10004:
November 5: 11th and 12th Grade Students: NACAC Performing and Visual Arts College Fair from 6:30-9pm: Jacob Javits Convention Center: