Dear Parents and Guardians of SMS Students,
I hope that you are all enjoying the beautiful summer with your family. It is so hard to believe that we are planning to start the 2014-2015 school year in the next few weeks. The South Meadow School staff has been working all summer to get ready for a great start this fall for our students. I want to welcome all of our new SMS students who are joining us for 5th grade, Dublin students entering for the 6th grade, and new students who have moved into our community over the summer.
We want to invite our new students to SMS to an orientation on Wednesday, August 27. We have started a new peer mentor program for new students that will pair a student trained mentor with our new students over the year to help all students feel supported in their new educational community. On August 27 at 10:30 am we invite the new students to come in to SMS (front entrance drop off) and get to know their mentor, become comfortable in the building and have a fun event to kick off the new school year. Students will take a tour of the building, get to know about the school, participate in fun activities to get to know the other new students, learn about our school expectations and have lunch with their classmates and mentors. We invite the parents of the new students to join us at 12:30 pm in the gym to meet with the SMS administration and then join their child. The 5th grade teachers will be available from 1:00-2:00 pm to meet with students and parents in an informal open house format. (Please note: 5th grade teachers will not be available for meet and greet until 1:00pm). We will also have training on the Web2School Parent Portal available to all parents from 1-2:30 on the 27th in the computer lab for those who are interested.
I also want to mention our first open house for parents will be on Wednesday, September 3rd from 6:00-7:30 pm. We look forward to all parents joining us to meet their child’s teachers at that time. The open house night on September 3rd will begin in your student’s classroom followed by a short presentation in the gym at 7:00 pm.
I hope that you all enjoy the rest of the summer and are able to join us for these important events to help support our SMS families to have the best start to the new school year.