Ed Smith Pre-K-8 School




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Principal
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 PK-8 School @ LEVY
157 Fellows Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

Dear Families,
I would like to take a moment to reflect and thank you for your support this school year.  Your energy, enthusiasm, and volunteer efforts are commendable and greatly appreciated.  There is a true partnership here at Ed Smith K-8 and it is visible every day.
As we wrap up the year, I know there are so many questions about our building renovation status.  At our last staff meeting and PTO meeting, a district representative came to speak to us about the renovation.  Teachers were instructed to begin packing in anticipation of us moving back into the building for next year.   At this time, we are anticipating moving back to our building in the fall.  We are excited to move back.  I have visited the building each month to check on the progress and I am excited by the new improvements.  We look forward to our grand reopening in the fall.
There will also be a formal event planned for the grand reopening and the celebration of our 100th year at Ed Smith in the fall.   Please save the dates of October 10-13, 2019 for our Centennial Celebration.  We will send out more information on this event over the summer and in September.
Finally, please help prevent the ‘summer slide’ in reading that occurs each year by having your child continue to read every day.  There are some nice reading incentive programs to participate in over the summer.  The information will be placed in your child’s report card envelope.
Have a great summer!
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Sam Barber
Principal
Ed Smith PK-8 School




IMPORTANT DATES
 
Monday, June 3rd                                                                Friday, June 14th   
NYS Science Written Test – Gr. 4 & 8 9:15am                     Flag Day Celebration – 2:00pm
                                                                                              5th Gr. moving up breakfast – 9:15am
Tuesday, June 4th                                                                 
8th Gr. Advisory Trip to Common Council                                  Tuesday, June 18th
KF (All KF) Field Trip – Thornden Park Rose Garden         Living Environment Regents – 1:00pm           
                                                                                            1st Gr. (Putt) Field Trip – Hospital Land
Wednesday, June 5th                                                                                
5th Gr. Field Trip – NBT Stadium, baseball game                Wednesday, June 19th
                                                                                             Algebra Regents – 1:00pm
Thursday, June 6th                                                             2nd Gr. Field Trip – Thornden Park (rain date 6/20)
Spring Concert – 6:30pm                                                       
                                                                                             Thursday, June 20th
Friday, June 7th                                                                  8th Gr. Field Trip - Seabreeze
Spring Band Concert – 9:30am                                           4th/5th Gr. Field Trip – Green Lakes State Park
                                                                                             1st Gr. (DiTucci) Field Trip – Hospital Land
Monday, June 10th                                                               
 2nd Gr. Field Trip – Family Theatre @ Lemoyne                     Friday, June 21st      
                                                                                              KF Graduation Ceremony – 9:30am  
Tuesday, June 11th                                                              Mrs. Park’s (6/7/8) Field Trip – Orenda Springs
3rd Gr. Field Trip – The Wild Animal Park                             1st Gr. (Sweeney) Field Trip – Hospital Land                    
8th Gr. Student Council & WEB Leaders to Albany             
             
Wednesday, June 12th                                                         Monday, June 24th                                                                      
6th Gr. Field Trip – The MOST                                               Spanish Exam – 9:00am
KF (All KF) Field Trip – Thorden Park                                    8th Gr. Semi Formal Dance – 6:00pm – 8:00pm           
                                           
                                                                                               Tuesday, June 25
Thursday, June 13th                                                             LAST DAY OF SCHOOL –
PTO Meeting – 7:00pm                                                          ½ day, Dismissal @ 11:30    
                                                                                               8th Gr. Moving Up Ceremony – 9:30am
                                                                                               

Ed Smith School Vision

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

 
 

 

School News
Ed Smith Celebrates Native American Culture through Educational Foundation Grant Ed Smith Celebrates Native American Culture through Educational Foundation Grant: Ed Smith Band Director and Music Teacher Julie Stuetzle wanted to help her students learn to build bridges between cultures – by way of music. Thanks to a grant funded by the SCSD Educational Foundation , she was able to do just that, allowing students of various grade levels to experience Native American art, culture and musical traditions.   Third graders learned about Native American art and storytelling, creating their own artwork in response. Sixth through eighth graders in ... more >>
Ed Smith Students Connect with Veterans through ‘Operation Pen Pal’ Ed Smith Students Connect with Veterans through ‘Operation Pen Pal’: “It makes me want to cry,” Ed Smith eighth grader Jayon Dykes said, pausing as tears came to his eyes. “These veterans have sacrificed so much for us, and I really want to pay tribute to them and give back.”   Thanks to a grant written by teacher Casey LaBrake and funded by the SCSD Educational Foundation, Ed Smith students have had the ongoing opportunity to exchange letters with veterans at the Syracuse VA Medical Center.   “We talked about servicemen ... more >>
Ed Smith Students Advocate for Neighborhood Improvements Ed Smith Students Advocate for Neighborhood Improvements: “Look at this shed,” one Ed Smith student said as she pointed to a picture on her computer. “It’s all busted up! They need to fix the broken window and cut out some of the weeds and tree branches.”   “This is a picture of the sidewalk around school,” another student said, pointing out the snow-covered path. “We have to walk to school, and when the sidewalks aren’t clear, that’s a problem.”   “Look at these ... more >>
Students Participate in Third Annual SCSD Debate Competition Students Participate in Third Annual SCSD Debate Competition: Middle and high school students from Ed Smith, ELMS, Grant, HW Smith, PSLA at Fowler and Westside Academy at Blodgett recently gathered at Grant Middle School for the third annual SCSD Debate Competition.   The theme of this year’s competition: Next Generation Science Standards. Debate topics ranged from human cloning to vegetarianism to space exploration, government biofuel subsidies and more.   Students were given a topic in advance and prepared to defend both sides of ... more >>
SCSD Schools Trained in Standard Response Protocol SCSD Schools Trained in Standard Response Protocol: In the event of an emergency, SCSD students and staff are being trained in Standard Response Protocol (SRP), thanks to the SCSD Department of Public Safety and SUNY Oswego.   All SCSD students and staff will engage in these trainings through March. The trainings, funded in part by Department of Public Safety budget funds and in part by a $10,000 grant from The Hartford Insurance Agency, are part of a larger SCSD initiative to gather data on emergency preparedness and ensure that all students ... more >>


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Announcements

Get Involved in the Ed Smith Centennial!
Help us make Ed Smith’s Centennial great! To see the events and activities and learn how you can get involved, please visit the Ed Smith PTO website (link www.edsmith-pto.org) and click on 100 Year Celebration.



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Links

Ed Smith School Improvement Plan and Preventative Strategies Plan
Personalized Learning Implementation Plan
Ed Smith Support Staff
Ms. Silliman's Symbaloo
PTO Website