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Knightly News 12/11/2020 Edition

Monday is an A Day

Tuesday is a B Day

Wednesday is an A Day

Thursday is an B Day

Friday is an A Day

NEXT WEEK IS VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!

Media Center Book Bags Update

Science Department Update

As a science department, we have planned a fun activity for all three grade levels on both Friday, December 18th (A Day) and Monday, January 4th (B Day) that we would like to share with you.

Your Smith scientist will be participating in the “Marshmallow Catapult STEM Challenge!” The science teachers have prepared “goodie bags” for your student so that they have all of the materials to complete the challenge during their regularly scheduled Zoom science classes. Each Ziploc bag includes the basic items needed for the activity: a hot coco packet, 9 popsicle sticks, 1 plastic spoon, 6 rubber bands, and 10 mini marshmallows.

We are asking that students come to Smith to pick up their STEM challenge bags any time between the morning of Tuesday, December 15th (after the building opens at 7:30 AM) and the evening of Thursday, December 17th (before the building closes at 7:30 PM). Our “A Day” students will use the materials in science class on Friday (Dec. 18th), and our “B Day” students will keep the materials over Winter Break and use them in science class on Monday (Jan. 4th).

November and December Calendars

Media Center Update

Mrs. Chatel has announced the theme for the 21st Annual Troybery Award Program: Read Newbery Award winners, and compare them to Troybery Award winners from the past 20 years! You can find the Troybery-Newbery Challenge reading form, links to eBooks, and a video introducing this year’s program on Mrs. Chatel’s website: www.troymiddleschoolmediacenter.weebly.com.

Many thanks for supporting our Scholastic Book Fair and for buying books for your child’s teachers!

Our next Boulan Media Center library book pickup and return is Thursday, December 3, from 9 am-5 pm

Smith School Picture Update

We have scheduled school pictures with Kaiser.

February 9th and 11th, from 12(noon) – 5:00 p.m.

As we enter the new year, we will share more information including picture order forms, our process for pictures, and much more.

Smith Holiday Giving Tree is Back

Some families have a tradition of giving their student's teachers a special item for the holiday season, while some families never thought about it. Some families would love to but have no idea what they would buy. Some families can't afford to buy items for all 6 teachers, or more if you have multiple students at Smith!! The wonderful teachers at Smith love our students no matter what! The PTO knows that they secretly love presents too! Not only for themselves, but for their classrooms too!

As we all know most teachers spend their own money on items for their classroom that our children benefit from every day. If your family would like to contribute in a small or larger way, and are not sure what to give, our PTO has set up a few easy ways for you to help contribute to providing every teacher with an Amazon gift card for items for their classroom. Due to the unusual circumstances this year, we felt the safest and easiest way to participate was with Amazon gift cards.

If you'd like to participate all you have to do is either:

1. Mail in your donation to: Smith PTO c/o Smith Middle School 5835 Donaldson Rd. Troy, Mi 48085

2. Drop off your donation to the drop off table inside the vestibule at school ***Please Put “For PTO” and your name on envelope

3. Simple and Easy – Send donation through Venmo to smithknights-pto ***please add your name in comment section when sending Venmo

We all appreciate your support!!!

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