Lori Kamola

Author's posts

4th/5th Grade Talent Show Info

Spirit Day hosted by Student Senate Coming up on 4/10!

Student Senate is planning a Spirit Day for this coming Wednesday! Let’s all show our Smith Surfer Spirit and wear the following colors: 5th Grade: Blue 4th Grade: Red 3rd Grade: Yellow 2nd Grade: Green 1st Grade: Orange Kinder: Purple

Tile Art Is Back!

tile art order form

Art Assembly and Family Art Night Coming Up!

On May 1, your students will enjoy an art assembly during the day with drawing instruction. Then, come back in the evening for a FREE family art night, brought to you by Smith PTA!

Reflections Student Art Entries 2018-2019

In case you missed the student art showcase at open house, or maybe you’d like to check out the student art entries for inspiration for next year, here’s a link to a slideshow of the student work: https://youtu.be/blyAymjmafI

Dine Out for Smith at Miguel’s Jr! March 28 7am-9pm

Step It Up Fundraiser

UPDATE: NEW DATE FOR STEP IT UP FIELD DAY IS APRIL 26. We are kicking off our Step-It-Up fundraiser today, February 19! Students had an engaging and inspiring assembly today, and they should work with you to send out 10+ emails and complete the Golden Ticket from their packet and return it to school tomorrow …

Continue reading

Upcoming PTA Executive Board Election, March 8

Join us for our meeting and election on March 8 at 8:30 in Room F. The Nominating Committee has nominated the following people for the executive board for the 2019-2020 school year: President: Lori Kamola Vice President: Freddie Evans Vice President of Membership: Starla Edwards Vice President of Ways and Means: Sian Shank Secretary: Laura …

Continue reading

Dine Out For Smith! Eat at BJs

Order Your Yearbook Today!

If you haven’t already, order your yearbook today! Click here: http://www.jostens.com And, February 15 is the deadline to personalize your yearbook and place ads! You can fill out a form in the office or click here: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1004533/Smith-Elementary-School/

Social Media and Screen Time Resources

Parent Ed: If you missed the powerful presentation on screen time and social media and their effects on our kids’ mental health, here are some of the resources shared during the presentation: Resources from the presenters: https://savethekids.us/ www.kateymcpherson.com drrobynsilverman.com Recommended Books: https://smile.amazon.com/Glow-Kids-Screen-Addiction-Hijacking/dp/1250097991/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=glow+kids&qid=1548000817&sr=8-1 Recommended app and router for internet safety/monitoring: https://www.bark.us/ www.eero.com And, it was discussed how our kids …

Continue reading

Kindergarten Registration Info

Registration packets are available in the Smith school office!

Parent Ed Night: How Social Media and Screen Time Is Damaging Kids’ Mental Health (and what to do about it)

Nominations and Elections

Nominations and Elections It is hard to believe that we need to think ahead to next year’s PTA board, but we do! According to PTA rules, we need to have our election in March. That means we need to know who is on the ballot in February. So that means we need a nominating committee …

Continue reading

Smith 100 Mile Club Is Starting December 10th!

THE SMITH 100 MILE CLUB STARTS ON MONDAY DECEMBER 10TH We are thrilled to announce the beginning of the Smith 100 Mile Club! This PTA-sponsored program will give you and your kiddos the opportunity to run or walk 100 miles (or more) by the end of the school year. The club will meet MONDAY through …

Continue reading

Teacher of the Day: A Sweet Success!

Thursday, November 8th we celebrated our Teacher of the Day winners! Winners came to the MPR along with teachers and staff for a brief “staff meeting” lead by our student Principal of the Day Jake Steiner. Students had juice and donuts while teachers/staff had coffee and then they went along to their classrooms. Some of …

Continue reading

Jog-A-Thon is now April 25th

Jog-A-Thon is on April 25th! (we’re checking the weather to see if we need to delay) Get excited!! Jog-A-Thon is coming! This is not a fundraiser, it is a fit and fun run! Families are welcome to come out and cheer on their Smith students during the event. Want to sign up to help set …

Continue reading

Congratulations to our classes with a 9-way tie for first place with 100% membership! Wow!

And, this past week, we had a FUN celebration for our amazing 9-way tie for first place classes with 100% membership! That is incredible in itself…by the end of the first full week of school, the following classes had 100% membership: Collins, Szcech, Mullins, Schwitzgebel, Samaniego, Dalton, Sotello, Garland, and Spencer! These classes all earned a …

Continue reading

Playground Painting Success! Thank you parent volunteers!

We are so happy with how the primary playground turned out! Thank you to our amazing parent volunteers!

October Is Dyslexia Awareness Month

OCTOBER IS DYSLEXIA AWARENESS MONTH Media Contacts: Michelle Eklund, Assistant Executive Director meklund@capta.org / (951) 314-3707 Brad Waller, Vice President for Communications bwaller@capta.org / (951) 314-3707 SACRAMENTO – Did you know that about 18 percent of the population of the United States has some of the symptoms of dyslexia, including slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor writing or mixing …

Continue reading