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Principal's Corner
JUNE 19, 2017

Thanks for a great school year which ended with all sorts of amazing events and celebrations including the annual Hopeamyboatafloata Regatta in Mr. Safran's class which tested student-designed boats made from recycling materials.  

Have a great summer!  School begins again on Wednesday, August 30.
JUNE 9, 2017

End of Year Events

Check out the final Smith Times for this year with lots of end-of-year information. 

Tuesday, June 13.  C.P. Smith goes to Oakledge Park for a school-wide picnic and fun day! Students will bike (grades 4 & 5) or ride busses (grades K-3) to the park, leaving Smith about 9:30 and returning by about 1:30.
  • Burlington Food Service will provide a school-wide barbecue picnic (hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, salad, and watermelon) from 11:30-12:30.
  • Students must wear sneakers – no open-toed shoes please.  Sunscreen will be available, but parents, if you are able, please apply sunscreen before school.
  • Parent volunteers are welcome! 
  • A variety of art, activity, and sport stations will be available for students to rotate through. Students will not be allowed in the water
  • There is no rain date, so hope for great weather! 
Wednesday, June 14 – A Farewell Appreciation Ceremony for departing staff members begins at 8:30 a.m. Parents and families are welcome.
Thursday, June 15 – The 5th Grade Goodbye Ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.  Parents and families are welcome.
Thursday, June 15 – The End of Year School Barbecue is from 5:00-7:00 with music, games, dancing, great food, and good fun.  Come and celebrate a great school year.  Please bring a dish to share. New principal Len Phelan will be there to say hello.  Rain date is June 16.

Friday, June 16 – For Step Up Day, students will meet their next year’s teachers between 8:20 and 8:50 a.m. and then return to their classes until the 11:30 a.m. dismissal.  Report cards will go home with class placement information. 
Monday, June 19 – On this Last Day of School, dismissal will be at 11:30 a.m.
MAY 24, 2017

Thanks to Wunderle's Big Top Adventures for a fabulous Friday Community Meeting.  Thanks to Mrs. Carpenter for her support for this great school event. 
Here is the latest Smith Times with information on school events and the end of the year dates.
There is no school on Monday, Memorial Day!
MAY 18, 2017

Thank you to the Nepali Dance Group which performed at our recent Friday Community Meeting!
Here is the latest Smith Times

Important end-of-year dates include:
  • 6/9     Field Day
  • 6/13   School Picnic/Trip to Oakledge Park
  • 6/14   Farewell Appreciation Celebration 8:30 
  • 6/15   5th Grade Goodbye Ceremony 8:30; Last Day After-School
  • 6/16   Move Up Day – Dismissal 11:30 a.m.
  • 6/19   Last Day – Dismissal 11:30 a.m.
MAY 11, 2017

Thanks to the Audubon Society for hosting our 3rd grade!
Here is the latest Smith Times
MAY 2, 2017

Congratulations to the 3rd Grade
on the Invention Convention and all their outstanding fabrications!
Upcoming Events/Announcements:
  • 5th Grade SBAC Testing: May 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 12
  • PTO Meeting: May 8 from 5:30-7:00; Pizza and Child Care Provided
APRIL 20, 2017

Thank you second grade for the outstanding Tapestry of Nations presentations!
Here is the latest Smith Times.
Here is a message from Superintendent Obeng about the school principal for 2017-18
Day in the Dirt is Saturday, April 24 from 9-12.  Volunteers are welcome!
Spring Break is April 24-28. See you on May 1!
APRIL 13, 2017

Thanks to author Jason Chin for visiting C.P. Smith!
Here is the latest Smith Times.
Please keep in mind these key dates:
      4/12-14  4th Grade SBAC Math
      4/24-4/28 Spring Vacation – NO School
      4/29   Day in the Dirt-Gardens 9:00-12:00
      5/1     School Resumes 
APRIL 6, 2017

Here is the latest Smith Times.
Interested in next year's 2017-18 School Calendar?  Find it here or on the link to the left under Calendars. 
SNOW DAYS will be made up on June 16 and 19.  Both days will be 11:30 a.m. early dismissals. 
MARCH 30, 2017

Congratulations City Art Show awardees!
Parent-Teacher Conferences
are Thursday and Friday, March 30-31.  
  • Students are dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday.  Bag lunches are provided.
  • There is no school on Friday
Here is the latest Smith Times. 
MARCH 22, 2017
  • CONCERT this Friday, March 24 at 1:30 p.m.  All are welcome!
  • Thanks to the Montshire Museum for the great science workshops this week!
  • Here is the latest edition of the Smith Times.  Read all about school activities and upcoming events. 
MARCH 15, 2017

Update on School Activities due to Snow Storm
  • The City Elementary Art Show on March 15 is canceled.  Rescheduling information will be posted as soon as it becomes available.
  • The Science and Engineering Fair on Thursday, March 16 will happen from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Lots of great family-friendly activities and student presentations are planned.  All are welcome!
MARCH 9, 2017

Check out the latest about C.P. Smith in this Smith Times
MARCH 7, 2017

Welcome back!  School resumes at 8:05 tomorrow, March 8.  We have a normal Wednesday early release schedule with students dismissed at 1:50.  

The next PTO meeting is Monday, March 13 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The Science and Engineering Fair is Thursday, March 16 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.  
All are welcome!
FEBRUARY 22, 2017

Congratulations to the cast and crew of Where the Wild Things Are!
Click here to read the latest Smith Times. 
FEBRUARY 20, 2017

February Break is February 25-March 7.  School resumes on Wednesday, March 8.  
Report cards go home Friday, February 24.
FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day!  
The next PTO meeting is tomorrow, February 15th from 5:30-7:00.  Child care and pizza provided. All are welcome!
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
  • Kindergarten and 3rd grade students working together to build electrical circuits and explain how electricity works.
  • Valentine's Dance and Family Fun Night on Friday, February 10 from 6:00-8:00 p.m  All are welcome!
  • The latest Smith Times is here. 
FEBRUARY 1, 2017

Happy Lunar New Year!

The next PTO Meeting is now Wednesday, February 15th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Thanks to parent and community volunteers, including from the Heineberg Center, for reading with our first graders!  Here is the latest Smith Times.  

JANUARY 24, 2017

JANUARY 19, 2017
Thank you to Craig Newman from Outreach for Earth Stewardship who visited C.P. Smith students in the Ethan Allen Woods to introduce them to two owls.  This was a great natural learning opportunity for students!

Don't forget the International Dinner/Art/Music Show on Thursday, January 26 from 5:30-7:00.  Thanks to the Burlington Food Service and the PTO for their sponsorship.  All are welcome.  Bring a potluck dish if you can!

Here is the latest Smith Times
JANUARY 9, 2017

Happy New Year!  Here are some important dates ahead:
  • Monday, January 9: PTO Meeting 5:30-7:00 p.m. Pizza/child care provided. Title 1, support services, our home-school compact plus many other important topics to be discussed.  
  • Monday, January 16: No School - MLK Day
  • Thursday, January 19: No School - Faculty Strategic Planning Day
  • Thursday, January 26: International Dinner/Art Show 5:30-7:00 p.m.
The latest edition of the Smith Times can be found here. 
DECEMBER 21, 2016

The halls are alive with festive, holiday, wintry art!  Have a wonderful December break.  See you next year on Tuesday, January 3!  Here is the latest Smith Times.
DECEMBER 14, 2016

Here is the latest edition of the Smith Times.
DECEMBER 12, 2016

Congratulations to Mrs. Spinner's and Mr. Deyo's classes for their discovery of a rare American Chestnut Tree earning them First Place in the Branch Out Burlington contest.  View the story on WCAX by clicking here

The PTO meets tonight at 5:30. All are welcome!
DECEMBER 7, 2016

Here is the latest edition of the Smith Times.
DECEMBER 5, 2016

Thanks to Jake Aga and Kids on the Ball for the exciting tennis happening at C.P. Smith this week!
Thanks also to the PTO for the very successful Extravaganza!
DECEMBER 2, 2016

Rainbow over our great school!

District Parent Forum on Student Services (Student Emotional and Mental Health Concerns) on Tuesday, December 6 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the C.P. Smith Library.
DECEMBER 1, 2016

The Extravaganza is Coming!
The C.P. Smith Kids Only Shopping Extravaganza is December 5.  Students can shop for gifts for family members at kid prices (25 cents, 50 cents, one dollar and two dollars).  To be sure there are enough gifts for all, there is a $5 shopping limit per child.  All children will be able to participate thanks to our PTO.  All merchandise is donated ahead of time by Smith families and neighbors and friends.  Please bring any treasures you wish to donate to the C.P. Smith Main Office before December 2

The latest edition of the Smith Times can be found
NOVEMBER 18, 2016

  • Mrs. Kissell's second grade class performing "The Animals Give Thanks." Happy Thanksgiving from our school family to yours! 
  • Parent-Teacher Conference are this week and November 21 and 22.  Thank you for your participation!
  • Here is the latest edition of the Smith Times.  
  • No School November 21-15.  School resumes Monday, November 28.
Happy Thanksgiving!
NOVEMBER 10, 2016

Message to Our School Community:

C.P. Smith Elementary School recognizes that the presidential election has been a challenging time for many of our students, families, and staff members.  The negative and divisive language used during the campaign has led many in our community to feel isolated, targeted, and concerned for their safety.  A hallmark of who we are as a school is that every one of our students and family members is accepted and welcomed in our school community.  We will be especially vigilant in the days ahead that our students are "safe, responsible, and respectful."  We must be nice to each other, use appropriate language, and support each other.  We denounce any form of prejudice or bias and urge our students and families to let us know immediately if they are hearing disrespectful language or if they are being targeted by others.  It is important that our school community models for others the respect we must have for each other.  Thank you.

C.P. Smith is collecting food for Thanksgiving Baskets. Please send non-perishable donations in with your child to school. Collection bins are located outside each classroom.
  • Kindergarten -  Fruit: Applesauce, Cranberry Sauce, Fruit Cocktail
  • 1st Grade - Baked Goods: Cornbread, Stuffing, Cake Mix, Brownie Mix
  • 2nd and 3rd Grades - Starch: Mac & Cheese, Rice,  Instant or Fresh Potatoes, Gravy Mixes
  • 4th and 5th Grades – Canned Vegetables: Corn, Carrots, Beans, Yams
OCTOBER 31, 2016

Thanks to the UVM Rally Cat for visiting and cheering on our students!

Happy Halloween!
OCTOBER 27, 2016

The Fifth Grade at Camel's Hump and launching rockets with Star Base!

The Annual Halloween Family Fun Night and Dance is THIS FRIDAY on October 28th from 6 to 8PM.  There will be pizza, popcorn and treats for sale, plus a live deejay!  Admission will now be free for students and families with donations collected at the door to support the costs of this school community event.  We hope to see you there!

Check out more school information in the latest edition of the Smith Times posted on the left link on this page. 
OCTOBER 17, 2016


  • Thanks to the Community Sailing Center for hosting our 4th grades! 
  • 5th grade goes to Star Base on Tuesday; 3rd/4th grades to the Flynn Theater on Wednesday.
  • There is no school on Friday, October 21 due to teacher inservice.
OCTOBER 13, 2016

Here is this week's edition of the Smith Times.
OCTOBER 7, 2016

Happy Holidays!
  • Indigenous People's Day is Monday, October 10 which celebrates the influence and culture of the people who were here before the "new world" was discovered or settled.
  • Wednesday, October 12 is Yom Kippur which is the day of atonement in the Jewish faith.  There is NO SCHOOL on October 12.
  • Dashain, a Hindu festival celebrating good over evil is October 11-15. 
OCTOBER 6, 2016
  • Picture Retakes are tomorrow, October 7th at 8:00 a.m. 
  • The next PTO meeting is on Monday, October 10th from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  Pizza and child care will be provided.  All are welcome!
  • Here is the latest edition of the Smith Times.
  • Thank you Mr. Teer, composer of the Smith School Song, for visiting C.P. Smith.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Third grade hiking Mt. Philo!  
Here is the latest edition of the Smith Times. 
SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

            In the Woods!

This week at C.P. Smith; click here for the latest Smith Times!