Monday, June 27, 2011

Summer School Coming to an End

Students attending summer school this year have worked hard in preparation of the 3rd administration of the TAKS test in Reading and Math.  The last official day of summer school is Wednesday, June 29th.  Students taking the D-Bundle in Reading will return on Thursday to complete their test.

Each day students received solid review and reteach of concepts based on the TEKS. In math you will see students working on their bar graphs tracking their success. You will see students showing their work and proving their answers. In reading you will see students being pushed to think by working through quotes and explaining their meaning beyond the literal point of view.

Students and teachers alike are ready for next week and as would be expected have a "Bring It On!" attitude toward the TAKS test.

So, Bring It On! 

Thursday, June 23, 2011

S.E.S. Recognized by Keep Texas Beautiful

 Smithville Elementary was honored at the Keep Texas Beautiful's 44th Annual Conference in Austin on Wednesday, June 22, 2011.  The ceremony was held at the AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center on the University of Texas campus.  
The conference goals were to celebrate and recognize the achievements of youth and community leaders (of all ages), civic groups, businesses and governments; offer an array of educational sessions to relay pertinent, innovative approaches to community beautification, waste reduction and litter prevention; and provide unparalleled networking opportunities and exciting presentations from knowledgeable experts and those with a passion for the environment.

The Keep Smithville Beautiful committee nominated Smithville Elementary for this award based upon the trash pickup, recycling, electricity awareness, and gardening programs at the school. We are excited to have been nominated and will proudly display the 2nd place certificate at the school.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SES Students in Region 13 Chef to School Flyer

This flyer produced for the Region 13 Education Service Center's Chef to School Program includes pictures taken at Smithville Elementary.  The Region 13 staff visited Smithville Elementary and took photos of 3rd graders in our garden and cafeteria. 
We are proud to have been a part of the photo shoot and look forward to learning more about the Chef to School program.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Emma's Summer Business

While many students were dreaming of sleeping late, watching a lot of TV, playing their favorite video games and other fun stuff, Emma Campbell was busy planning her summer business: Emma's Dog Walking & Washing Service.

As you can see by the flyer below, Emma offers a full line of services to keep your pooch cool, fit, and clean this summer.  I for one can say she and her employees do a great job.  Sami, and her little sister, Sunny, both enjoyed a nice bath at Emma's.  The were treated like queens: brushed, bathed, fluffed-up, and brushed again.  They even received a small bag of treats and a ribbon for their collars.  Sami and Sunny were ready for the red carpet!

I highly recommend Emma's Dog Walking & Washing Service and will be a repeat customer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

S.I.S.D Honors Staff with Service Pins

Smithville ISD employees gathered in the main cafetorium for an afterschool ice cream social to honor employees. The first to be honored from Smithville Elementary was retiree Marilyn Demerson for her 30 years of service in SISD and 36 years in education. Marilyn spent most of her years in the district working at the Jr. High and moved to the elementary a couple of years ago. Thank you Marilyn for your service to the students of our community.

Smithville Elementary is also proud of those earning their service pins.

5 Years of Service:
Mary Bowen
Krystel Gutierrez
Marie Medrano
Cathy Sherrill
Eileen Young

10 Years of Service:
Paulette Gregory
Crystal Vinklarek

15 Years of Service:
Cathy Kirby
Kathy Pipkin

20 Years of Service:
Darlene Becker

Thank you all for your service to the children of our community.

Extra Fun Run T-Shirts for Sale

Smithville Elementary has a few t-shirts remaining for sale.  If you are interested in purchasing this year's Fun Run t-shirt please contact the school at 512-237-2406.  They are $10 and checks can be made payable to Smithville Elementary.

S.I.S.D. Summer Nutrition Program 2011