Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School

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Samuel Barber
Vice Principals
Gregory Lawson
Lessie Williams
DASA Coordinators
Lessie Williams
Lauren Angelone
School Address
Fellows Ave and Harvard Place | Syracuse, NY 13210
School Hours 
Middle School Students
8:00 AM-2:50 PM
Elementary School Students
9:00 AM-3:00 PM
Main Office
(315) 435-4650
Nurse's Office
(315) 435-4543
Guidance Office
(315) 435-6414

Ed Smith School Vision

To be the most improved school in the district - where EVERY child learns and grows.

October 26, 2018
Greetings Parents and Guardians: 

It is hard to believe the fall season is already upon us.  We have had a great start to the school year and I am looking forward to continuing this trend into the winter months.  The following are important dates for parents to remember as we continue to move to the end of October and into November. 

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 there is No School for students.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 is our annual Halloween Parade for K-5 students.   The parade will begin promptly at 2pm.  Please send your child to school with their costume. Teachers and staff will get them changed before the parade.  We kindly ask that students do not wear scary masks or costumes, or bring in any dangerous accessories (such as swords, toy guns, etc.).  If there is inclement weather the parade will be held indoors- parents will line up outside their child’s classroom.  If you do not want your child to participate in the parade, please send a written note to your child’s teacher by Monday, October 28, and we have an alternate activity available in the library for your child.  There is no after school program on this day.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 middle school students will have their Annual Halloween dance. Students are allowed to wear costumes to change into later in the day. The dance will take place from 1:30 pm until 2:40 pm in the cafe.  Music is provided for entertainment and the students will be served punch and cookies for refreshments. To attend the dance students must have met behavioral goals.
November 6, 2018 – No School for students – Parent Teacher Conferences 9am-3 pm.
November 8, 2018 – Parent Teacher Conferences from 5-7 pm.
November 12, 2018 – No School – Veteran’s Day Holiday.
November 14, 2018 - The Inclusion Talent Show at 6 pm in the café.
November 21, 2018- No School – Thanksgiving Recess begins.
I hope to see you at our upcoming events and thank you for your continued support.
All the best,
Mr. Barber


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Ed Smith Curriculum Night
Join us for Curriculum Night at Ed Smith School. Learn all about what your child is learning in school. Presentations will be made by the principal and administrative team, as well as grade level teachers. Come out and enjoy the evening!
5:15 pm – Administrative presentations in the cafeteria
5:30 & 6:15 pm – Elementary presentations in classrooms
5:30 & 6:15 pm – Middle School presentations in classrooms
(Follow your child’s schedule)

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