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Knightly News 10/25/2019 Edition

This has been a musical week at Smith Middle School. Our Orchestra students shined Monday night at the Spooktacular concert and our band students continued with Halloween spirit at our Thrills and Chills concert.

Wednesday, October 30 – Early Release Day (students are dismissed at 12:09 p.m.; no lunch served on this day) Teachers involved in training all afternoon

Thursday, October 31 – Costumes are ok at school but they must be school appropriate; no masks, no weapons

For costume day

Students may not bring to school any weaponry real or fake of any kind

Students may not wear masks, or any costuming that covers the face

Face paint is allowed

Thursday, October 31 – Last day of the 1st Card Marking (full day of school)​​​​​​​

Friday, November 1 – No school on this day; Teacher work day

Have a Great Weekend!!!

Incredible Band Concert This week. Thank you Mr. Torres and all of our band students and parents!

Thank you to all our parents that voted in our scale model contest. Thank you to Mrs. Maher and Mr. Eve for putting together this amazing experience for our students!

Congratulations to Mrs. Maher's 4th hour class. The Scale Model Contest Winners!!!!

Mrs. Putrus and Mrs. Glab are launching another round of book clubs!

Mrs. Lerdahl's students are collaborating with their peers to improve their writing pieces!

Mr. Torres and Mrs. Hartenburg are leading our Connectors to show some holiday spirit!

Mr. Losey's classes try to answer the questions:

Mr. Losey's classes try to answer the questions: Can we reduce the effects of waves on coastal areas? Design and Engineering Activity!

Mix-It-Up Lunch is back. Look below for information on our special lunch and link to register.

If you are interested in attending the student council mix it up lunch fundraiser with your child, please fill out the form below and submit before November 10, 2019, so we can get an accurate count.

Who: All students and parents/grandparents/family members

What: Mix it up lunch #1

When: Friday, November 15, 2019 (A,B, C lunches)

Where: Smith Cafeteria

Why: To foster student connections and raise money for future community service project supplies

How: Sign up below! Bring your own lunch for you and your child. Suggested donation $1

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdp8tZFfpBmuJmJBAwpFnZYC68r63Qo9ocDaeHq9taGTOWCRQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

Step up to the Plate for Troy Schools

Troy Youth Assistance Yoga for Kids

Smith Knights Quiz Bowl Information

Smith Middle School Homework Help

Smith’s Homework Help and Mentoring program will begin on Tuesday, October 8th. The program will run every Tuesday and Wednesday morning from 7:40-8:10 in room 3. This is a drop-in program for students to get some extra help with their classes. There will be a teacher present as well as student mentors who can assist students with difficult concepts, questions about homework, and organization. If you have any questions, please contract Mr. Pyke (bpyke@troy.k12.mi.us) or Mr. Mele (rmele@troy.k12.mi.us).

Looking for tutoring?

Green Team announcement

Are you interested in the environment? Do you want to make Smith and our community a cleaner, greener place? Then GREEN TEAM might be for you!

We take care of our school's recycling, educate our community on the benefits of being green and plan fun projects focused on making our world a happier, healthier place. Come join us every Monday from 3:10 - 4 pm in room 2. See Mrs. Bonnell if you have questions or come to our next meeting!

Parking Lot Reminders!

Smith Twitter - Follow us!!!

Feel free to follow the great things happening at Smith Middle School on twitter - @smithknights

Message from our Food Service

The Troy Schools Food Service Department, which is contracted by Chartwells, is seeking friendly people willing to fill various vacancies within the Food Service Department that are responsible for providing lunches to the students of the Troy School District. Not to worry if you haven’t had previous experience, as “on the job” training will be available!

Depending on the school, the hours would primarily be during the middle of the day, but will vary depending on the vacancy. And you would be earning some extra money while your students are in school! Come join our Food Service Staff by calling 248-823-5089, or please email us at ngervais@troy.k12.mi.us.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Gayle M. Moran Troy Schools Food Service Liaison

Weekly Notes 10/28-11/01