Butter Braids and Popcorn Palace Order Pickup

When: Monday, April 7th
Where: Hallway outside the cafeteria

(Please remember that Butter Braids MUST be placed in the freezer within 3 hours of pickup.)

**If you cannot make this pickup time, you MUST call to make other arrangements. Please call/text Rebecca O’Neill at (860) 690-7315 or email at rboneill@sbcglobal.net.


Talent Show Postponed to May 2nd

We are looking for MORE PERFORMERS to join our 3rd Annual Talent Show! Are you interested? Got a singing or dancing act? Do you play an instrument? Do you have a cool science experiment you can produce for us on-the-spot? Come on down and show us what you’ve got. We’ll be holding another Talent Show Meetup on Thursday, April 10th at 6:30 pm. Flyers will be coming home today. Please fill out the form on the flyer and send back with your student if they are interested in joining our show!

To all performers who attended the meeting last Monday: we have cancelled the rehearsal for this evening. Final rehearsal will be Wednesday, April 30th. The PTO encourages you all to practice your routine and make it shine! We will likely hold another rehearsal after Spring Break so stay tuned.


Questions? Contact Sarah Fite anytime. 860-977-5926 or sarah@sarahfite.com

And the winner of the latest Box Tops for Education contest is…

Ms. Jacklin’s 5th Grade Class!!!!

Congratulations to Ms. Jacklin’s 5th Grade Class. They are the winner of the latest Box Tops for Education Contest!! The class turned in  759 Box Tops!! Way to Go!!  Overall we had 100% participation for all classes. A total of 5,274 Box Tops were turned in.   Stay tuned for the next contest announcement!! Keep on clipping!!














Spring Fair Meeting March 17th at 6:30 pm

The Spring Fair is our most popular Smith STEM School event! This year, the fair will be held on June 6th. It takes a village to make this fun event run smoothly. Are you interested in joining us as we prepare for this year’s fair? Please bring all of your ideas to a meeting tonight at 6:30 pm. We need volunteers to handle each aspect of the fair, including:

  • Raffle Baskets/Auction Items
  • Food/Drinks
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Small Games
  • Large Games – Dunk Tank, Bounce Houses, etc.

Please join us this evening for a quick and informal pow-wow about the Fair!

Interested in helping us out with this but unable to attend the meeting this evening? Please contact Rebecca O’Neill and tell us how you’d like to help out Smith School! Thanks!

Basketball game THIS FRIDAY at 6:30 pm!


marchmadnessThis is one game you don’t want to miss!

Come out and cheer for Smith as faculty play against students and alumnae!



The details:

WHEN: Friday, March 14th @ 6:30 pm
WHERE: Conard High School, 110 Beechwood Road
COST: $3 per adult / $2 per child

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, no problem! You can pay at the door! Pizza, water and snacks will be served! There will be a raffle and prizes!!

Calling all Bakers!

We could use your help! Please bring some yummy baked treats to the game! If you can’t make the game you can drop them in the office anytime on Friday. Be sure to email us of your delivery so your yummy treats don’t get left behind! smithschoolpto1@gmail.com


Fatherhood Group Meets Weekly beginning March 18th

Family Men and School: What you can do to help your child succeed in school

Join us for weekly sessions with Read Dads Forever, an organization focusing on fatherhood strategies and development.

Through research, music, photos, video and interactive conversation, family men will learn the unique value of their social, emotional and physical makeup and how it corresponds and supports the development and success of their children at school.

This program is comprised of six sessions:

  • 3/18 – The value of a man in the life of a child (moms & dads)
  • 3/25 – Who am I? Where am I from?
  • 4/1 – Parenting differences and brain development (moms & dads)
  • 4/8 – Life through my child’s eyes
  • 4/22 – You are important to your child’s academic success
  • 4/29 – Progress report, Family dinner and celebration (moms & dads)

The program will help men develop and/or enhance their empathetic connection and support of their children. By the end of the program we expect that fathers will have improved their communicative relationship with both mother and child(ren), and realize the impact of his role as a model, leader and teacher in his child’s life.

Each session is 2 hours long with the first half-hour for dinner with the children. After that, dads (and in three sessions both dads and moms) will take part in the session and childcare will be provided for those kids that attend Smith.

If interested, please contact Smith School Social Worker Luis Ramirez today! Email: luis_ramirez@whps.org. Phone: 860-236-3315 x1229.