2018 Spring Newsletter

 A Word from Mrs. Latimer

Dear Parents and supporters for Smith,

Spring is here! April showers bring hopefully May flowers…. and a change in the weather. In the mornings, it is cold enough for a jacket but by afternoon it warms up and the jackets come off. We unfortunately have over a hundred lost and found items including jackets in the cafeteria! Please come by and claim your things before we bag it all up and take to a local charity.

Also with Spring, comes sports, late nights and school becomes second for some in the list of priorities! We are MAP testing in all grade levels to show growth of each student on April 18th and May 2nd. Please make sure students are getting the proper rest, breakfast and encouragement prior to those testing days. Staar testing for Fourth graders is on April 10th and Fifth graders April 10-11th. Make ups on April 12th.

Staar testing in May includes Third-Fifth graders on May 14th and 15th and Science for Fifth graders on May 16th. Recognition programs will be held on May 17th and 18th. Pre-K, Kindergarten and Third graders will have their programs on May 17th and First, Second and Fourth will be held on May 18th. Look for specific times from your weekly newsletters. Play day will be on May 24th and you may

purchase your t-shirts now. We are glad to support our PTA in our first movie night under the stars…. details will come in Monday folders.

As summer approaches reading must remain as a top priority. Please continue to read at least 20 minutes a night with children and continue Think through Math so students do not regress over the summer.

Our library will be closed this summer.

Congratulations to Kerry Stamps for being voted as our Teacher of the Year by her peers. We also want to congratulate Tammy Tucker by being selected as the Teacher of the Year by PTA. Gail Renne is also receiving a well-deserved honor of being Smith’s Volunteer of the Year with her many hours of extra activities. All of these ladies are deserving of this special recognition.

Our staff wants to thank each one of you for a great year at Smith.

School begins on August 15th next year and we are planning our open house on Monday, August 13th at 4:30-6:00. We look forward to another great year as it is always a great day to be a Smith Star!

Gale Latimer,

Principal Smith Elementary


A Word from our PTA President

Happy Spring!


We are quickly approaching the end of the school year, yet we still have exciting things planned for our Smith Stars!

I would like to thank all our Room Parents and volunteers who helped make the Valentine’s Day parties a success.

Teacher Appreciate week is coming up in May. Let’s show our Smith Teachers how much we love them!

Keep clipping Box Tops. This is the easiest way to raise money for our school! One of our classrooms will be receiving a treat for clipping the most Box Tops.

Be sure to follow Preston Smith PTA on Facebook and Twitter. Be on the lookout for an exciting event soon!

Good luck to all of our Smith Stars who are taking the STAAR test in April and May.

Stars Shine Bright at Smith, Felicia Flores
Preston Smith PTA President

Staff Birthdays

Ann Johnson 1

Angela Franklin 3

Suzanna Stephens 3

Valerie Addington 13

Tina Saldana 21

Kim Butler 1

Melissa Oliver 2

Maria Tovar 6

Megan Lammons 11

Lana Campbell 16

Gail Renee 17

Kerry Stamps 23

Sue Thomas 2

Dates to Remember

Smith Movie night under the star 5/18

Play Day 5/24

Last Day of School 5/25

Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, also known as Child Abuse Prevention Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States dedicated to raising awareness and preventing child abuse. April has been designated Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States since 1983.


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