Ed Smith PK-8 School @ LEVY
157 Fellows Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
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!
Ed Smith PK-8 School
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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