Tonight's budget workshop included information about a variety of District needs and updated the School Committee on the draft FY20 budget. To view the workshop slides, go to: http://bit.ly/2WJV7xx
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Keep up with district work by reading our newsletter each month. The February newsletter is available at http://bit.ly/2SgVy2W
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
The Northern RI Relay For Life--an annual event in June held at the Smithfield High School track involving all Northern RI towns, raises money in the united fight against cancer. A Kickoff event is organized to invite new teams to join in this endeavor.
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Kickoff event flyer - RsvP to heidi.thompson@cancer.org
Extremely cold weather tomorrow morning will necessitate that parents carefully supervise students at bus stops. We are planning to start school on time unless issues with buses arise due to the cold weather. Please stay tuned!
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
The RFQs for OMP services and designer services (architect) for the elementary reconfiguration project in Smithfield are posted! See https://www.smithfieldri.com/bids/#pm and https://www.smithfieldri.com/bids/#design
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Congratulations to the 49 seniors inducted into the National Honor Society this evening! How fortunate they were to hear such an inspirational speech delivered by Smithfield High School alum, Erik Deneault '97, centered around the importance of service.
over 5 years ago, Sara Monaco
Erik Deneault speaking
Student signing the NHS book
Class of 2019 inductees on stage
The budget process is especially difficult this year in Smithfield. Keep up with our progress by visiting the finance page of the district website. For the slides presented at the January 22nd budget workshop, click on this link: http://bit.ly/2T9VwY9
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Thank you to Chartwells, Farm Fresh RI, and RIHSC for bringing the Local Food Ambassador Program to Smithfield! Parents & community members were trained to host cafeteria taste-tests featuring locally-grown produce in the hopes of exposing our students to more fruits & veggies!
over 5 years ago, Sara Monaco
Sponsors of the Local Food Ambassador Program
Girls holding the butternut squash
girls smelling the food
Boys holding the butternut squash
Smithfield Public Schools will be on a one hour delay for Tuesday, January 22, 2018 to prepare for icy conditions around our schools. 12 month employees should report on time.
over 5 years ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Even with a one hour delay tomorrow, it's important to bundle up and watch for children at bus stops. Drive safe everyone!
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Lisa Cournoyer, SPS Finance Director, and I are learning about best practices in school budgeting - Presented by RIASBO and RISSA.
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Budgeting best practices roadmap
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services asked us to share information with SNAP recipients. See this link: http://bit.ly/2FwMIs8
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Today's blog post is a letter to Governor Raimondo in response to her State of the State address. It's vitally important to our community and our state for everyone to understand the issue being faced by SPS for FY20. http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Kuddos to our facilities director, Angelo Mencucci, our middle school principal & assistant principal, Laurie Beauvais & John Burns, & our custodial & maintenance staff for safely & efficiently installing furniture for GMS's 2nd floor. What a difference this makes for students!
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
“Why Veteran Teachers Need an Instructional Coach” Liz Russillo, 2019 Smithfield Teacher of the Year, shares about how two veteran teachers have spent the year working with instructional coaches and have been inspired by the best professional development of their career. Read her full post. (Source: RIDE) http://bit.ly/2AFU8oK
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Smithfield Rotary’s celebrations program puts birthday party supplies in the hands of local families
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Smithfield rotary members with celebration bags
The School Committee met w/ the Town Council to share concerns about reductions in state aid and progress on budgeting for FY20. All budget documents, including slides, will be posted on the district website. Slides used at this meeting can be found here. http://bit.ly/2HgVKLF
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
On December 18, 2018, the U.S. Surgeon General declares use of e-cigarettes among youth an epidemic. E-cigarettes contain nicotine, which can lead to addiction and can cause harm to developing adolescent brains.
over 5 years ago, Judith Paolucci
Kindergarten registration for 2019-20 begins January 28th! Call to set up your appointment today. For more information and registration forms see https://bit.ly/2TBE7av.
over 5 years ago, Sara Monaco
Children should participate in Child Outreach screening annually, at 3, 4, and 5 years old prior to starting kindergarten. If your preschool child has not yet been screened this school year by Child Outreach, please contact our office for an appointment (231-6608 or cpoyton@smithfield-ps.org). Screening is scheduled to take place January 22-25, 2019 at the School Administration Building on Farnum Pike. When it comes to Smithfield preschoolers, our goal is to screen Every Child, Every Year!
over 5 years ago, Sara Monaco