Knightly Knews 10/13/17 Friday, OCTOBER 13, 2017

It was a great week at Smith Middle School. Three weeks to go in the first card marking--yes, time does fly when you're having fun!

Sign up for Parent/Teacher Conferences (October 18 & 19) will close at 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 17. Click here to go to the parent sign up site.

Pictures and information from this week are below, as well as a schedule of next week's activities at the bottom of the page. Enjoy your weekend!


Thursday kicked off U-Knighted with our small groups and then an all-school assembly in the gym. Students met in their U-Knighted groups and took some time to discuss the purpose of U-Knighted: to ensure connectedness between all members of our school community by embracing our tenets of safety, respect and responsibility. We all enjoyed an inspiring message from Dr. Richard Machesky, Superintendent of Troy Schools, a visit from Know-it-All-Knight and Bad Choice Bob, and some fun minute to win it games to end the assembly. We will be meeting with our U-Knighted Groups twice a month to reinforce connectedness as a community.

Lost & Found

The Lost & Found items are now being displayed in the cafeteria. Please be sure to check it out and take anything that belongs to you. Any items not claimed by Friday, October 20, will be donated to a local charity.

Building & Site Sinking Fund

In a little over a month, you will be asked to decide an important issue in the November election. The Troy School District is asking voters to consider a 1 mill Building and Site Sinking Fund. This fund would be created at NO INCREASE TO YOUR CURRENT TAX RATE and would allow us to make necessary repairs and refurbishments to Smith and the rest of our schools.

If you have questions about this proposal, there is lots of information and a FAQ link on the TSD website.

But the most important thing to do right now is to make sure you are registered to vote! The last day to register is Tuesday, October 10th. Here is the form, which can be dropped off at the City Clerk's office.

As always, thank you for your support!

Announcing Troybery Books!

ANNOUNCING THE OFFICIAL START OF THE 2018 TROYBERYS! See Mrs. Chatel’s blog for more details about our awesome Troy Middle School Media Center reading program, now in its 18th year. Please encourage your child to participate!

How to use the TPL eCard

Now that you have signed up your child in HAC for the Troy Public Library eCard, how do you use it? Here is a how-to video by Mrs. Chatel that walks your child through the process. Didn’t sign up? There’s still time! Find the instructions here.

PTO - Fall Clean Up

The Smith PTO is organizing a school fall clean up on Saturday, October 14. This could be a great opportunity for a family activity, and will help Smith look great now and in the spring. Thanks for helping! Click here for more info and to sign up.

PTO - Kroger & Amazon Smile

Did you know there are 2 ways you can earn money for Smith without spending any extra money?!

1. If you sign up for Kroger Community Rewards, every time you use your Kroger Plus Card a percentage of your purchase will go to the Smith PTO. You must reenroll every year in May so if you haven’t renewed please do so now. Smith’s organization code is #82743.

2. If you shop on Amazon Smile and choose Smith Parent Teacher Organization as your organization Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchase to Smith.

PTO - Box Tops

There are only a few more weeks to collect and bring in Box Tops to be considered for the raffle ending on Monday, October 23. For every 10 box tops that you send in, your child will be entered to win a $10 Dairy Queen Gift card. Two winners will be announced. Please contact Cari Coffer at colorcc.222@gmail.com with any questions. Thank you!


Athens High School - FORD DRIVE 4UR SCHOOL - Friday, October 20, 2017

PLEASE SAVE THE DATE and plan to attend the Athens High School – FORD DRIVE 4UR SCHOOL event on Friday, October 20,2017. The Athens PTO is proud to partner with Elder Ford to sponsor this event from 8:30AM - 8:00PM at Athens High School, 4333 John R., Troy, MI 48085. Each test driver earns the school $20.

Ford Drive 4UR School (Athens High School 4333 John R., Troy, MI 48085)

Friday, October 20, 2017, 8:30am-8:00pm

Learning Matters

All Oakland County parents are invited to attend the free workshop at Oakland Schools on Saturday, October 14, entitled Reading and Writing: "What's Home Got to Do with It?" More information can be found here.

Weekly Schedule for 10/9/17

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