IMS NEWS FOR INCOMING 6th GRADERS
Inglewood Middle School Toolkit   Curious about middle school? Please look at the   FAMILY TRANSITION TOOLKIT   for your rising 6th Grader! This toolkit provides answers to many questions that your 5th graders (and you) have as they make the transition into middle school at Inglewood. We look forward to welcoming you to Inglewood! Go Knights! Go Dolphins! IMS Spirit Wear! GO KNIGHTS! The Inglewood Middle School PTSA wanted to offer an opportunity to 5 th  grade families moving up to IMS in the fall to purchase IMS Spirit Wear before they enter middle school next year! So, all ... read full article
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Dipti Agrawal 
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4/1/2021-6/30/2021

The 2020 Yearbook...
  The Yearbook Cover Contest  had a record 65 entries this year! After weeks of review, the yearbook committee chose three finalists that will be featured on the cover, back cover and title page of the yearbook this year. It was truly a difficult year to decide! The finalists are: Arjun V. Mrs. Henderson's Class William F. Mrs. Howden's Class Sayuri K. Mr. Kettner's Class Congratulations and Thank you to all the Smith families  for your enthusiastic participation! All submissions will be featured somewhere in the book. CONTRIBUTE TO THE YEARBOOK The Yearbook Committee is looking for photos of your students for ... read full article
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Dipti Agrawal 
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1/24/2021-4/30/2021

Safety Night Webinars- Active Intruder Drills
LWPTSA Emergency Preparedness Committee is hosting a safety webinar about Active Intruder Drills (aka ALICE drills) conducted in our schools. Join two Certified ALICE Instructors and experts in Criminal Justice, Dr. Brooke Gialopsos and Dr. Cheryl Jonson, as they explain what an ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) drill is and is NOT. You'll come away understanding why this multi-option training is important and useful in schools and how to talk to kids about these drills. We will uncover the universal skills being taught through ALICE drills and how to manage our own fears of active threat situations. Parents, staff ... read full article
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Dipti Agrawal 
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11/30/2020-4/27/2021

Reflections 2020-21 Finalists...
        Congratulations to the 2 State Finalists - Name Category Grade Award Ella R. Ph Intermediate Outstanding Interpretation Saatvik M. LT Primary Award of Excellence As per Competition rules, only entries ranked as "Outstanding Interpretation" move to Nationals. Hence, Ella's Photography entry will be moving to Nationals:) The Finalists for School and Council levels can be found HERE! Congratulations to the 15 Finalists that made it to the Council Level, and to the 7 Finalists who took Smith to State!  Thank you to all the families and students behind the 26 entries we received for “I Matter Because”! ... read full article
Author:
Dipti Agrawal 
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10/1/2020-6/16/2021
IMS NEWS FOR INCOMING 6th GRADERSDipti Agrawal4/1/20216/30/2021
IMS NEWS FOR INCOMING 6th GRADERS
Inglewood Middle School Toolkit   Curious about middle school? Please look at the   FAMILY TRANSITION TOOLKIT   for your rising 6th Grader! This toolkit provides answers to many questions that your 5th graders (and you) have as they make the transition into middle school at Inglewood. We look forward to welcoming you to Inglewood! Go Knights! Go Dolphins! IMS Spirit Wear! GO KNIGHTS! The Inglewood Middle School PTSA wanted to offer an opportunity to 5 th  grade families moving up to IMS in the fall to purchase IMS Spirit Wear before they enter middle school next year! So, all ... read full article
The 2020 Yearbook...Dipti Agrawal1/24/20214/30/2021
The 2020 Yearbook...
  The Yearbook Cover Contest  had a record 65 entries this year! After weeks of review, the yearbook committee chose three finalists that will be featured on the cover, back cover and title page of the yearbook this year. It was truly a difficult year to decide! The finalists are: Arjun V. Mrs. Henderson's Class William F. Mrs. Howden's Class Sayuri K. Mr. Kettner's Class Congratulations and Thank you to all the Smith families  for your enthusiastic participation! All submissions will be featured somewhere in the book. CONTRIBUTE TO THE YEARBOOK The Yearbook Committee is looking for photos of your students for ... read full article
Smith Office Tree OrnamentsDipti Agrawal12/14/202012/16/2020
Smith Office Tree Ornaments
Decorate the Tree at the Smith Office with your favorite ornament! Make or Buy one, and Drop it off in the box outside the school anytime between December 14-16. ... read full article
Winter Fundraiser: Crayons For Cooper Drive 12/14-12/18Dipti Agrawal12/4/202012/18/2020
Winter Fundraiser: Crayons For Cooper Drive 12/14-12/18
          The Heart of Cooper Guild is a fantastic cause that helps The Seattle Children’s Hospital, and this guild was established by our very own Smith family, the Kims. Read more about  The Kim Family and Crayons for Cooper DONATION DETAILS Please bring new and unopened boxes of crayons to the Smith drop-off boxes if you’re able to donate to our fundraiser.  You may also make monetary donations online using this  LINK . Remember to   select " Guild Credit " and " Heart of Cooper Joe .” To generate enthusiasm for our fundraiser, the Smith ... read full article
Safety Night Webinars- Active Intruder DrillsDipti Agrawal11/30/20204/27/2021
Safety Night Webinars- Active Intruder Drills
LWPTSA Emergency Preparedness Committee is hosting a safety webinar about Active Intruder Drills (aka ALICE drills) conducted in our schools. Join two Certified ALICE Instructors and experts in Criminal Justice, Dr. Brooke Gialopsos and Dr. Cheryl Jonson, as they explain what an ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) drill is and is NOT. You'll come away understanding why this multi-option training is important and useful in schools and how to talk to kids about these drills. We will uncover the universal skills being taught through ALICE drills and how to manage our own fears of active threat situations. Parents, staff ... read full article
MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISERDipti Agrawal11/28/202012/6/2020
MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISER
  Mark you Calendars and Eat for a Cause, at your closest- Mod Pizza On- Sunday,  December 6, 2020 10:30 AM-10:00PM! Mention- Smith Elementary when ordering or at checkout.    ... read full article
Virtual Parent Discussion: Healthy Habits around Remote LearningDipti Agrawal11/26/202012/10/2020
Virtual Parent Discussion: Healthy Habits around Remote Learning
  Thanks to all the Smith parents for attending the online discussion with our school counselor, Katie Epstein , on the topic of ' Developing Healthy Family Habits Around Remote Learning' on December 3rd! Our amazing counselor created a recorded version of her PowerPoint for those who missed tonight’s event along with a helpful list of resources- Presentation Link: Healthy Habits for Remote Learning - Recording.pptx Resource List Link: PTSA Healthy Habits Event Resource List .docx ... read full article
Dolphin Drive 2020 UpdateDipti Agrawal11/20/202011/27/2020
Dolphin Drive 2020 Update
Thank you to all the wonderful Smith families that contributed to our Annual Food Drive for Issaquah Food and Clothing Bank ! Our goal was to collect 500lbs of donated food,  and….WE DID IT!  Do Not Miss this lovely Thanksgiving Message  compiled by our amazing Smith Staff shared through a   Lip Sync Video  ! A Word from our 3rd Grade Teacher, Jen Harmon - "We cannot thank you all enough for your generosity and compassion during this time. We also want to take this time to tell our students and families how proud we are of you all this ... read full article
Room Parents Welcome!Dipti Agrawal10/22/202011/20/2020
Room Parents Welcome!
In this time of remote learning we know teachers and parents have even more on their plate than any other Fall.  While most volunteering is put on hold, we are pleased to kickstart the Room Parent program during Remote Learning.  For more Information about how it will look like and to Sign-Up ,  CLICK HERE ... read full article
CELEBRATE UNITY WEEK 2020 AT SMITH!Dipti Agrawal10/19/202010/23/2020
CELEBRATE UNITY WEEK 2020 AT SMITH!
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Reflections 2020-21 Finalists...Dipti Agrawal10/1/20206/16/2021
Reflections 2020-21 Finalists...
        Congratulations to the 2 State Finalists - Name Category Grade Award Ella R. Ph Intermediate Outstanding Interpretation Saatvik M. LT Primary Award of Excellence As per Competition rules, only entries ranked as "Outstanding Interpretation" move to Nationals. Hence, Ella's Photography entry will be moving to Nationals:) The Finalists for School and Council levels can be found HERE! Congratulations to the 15 Finalists that made it to the Council Level, and to the 7 Finalists who took Smith to State!  Thank you to all the families and students behind the 26 entries we received for “I Matter Because”! ... read full article
Welcome from PTSA!Marcus Grinde8/26/20209/9/2020
Welcome from PTSA!
If you are returning to Smith this year, we welcome you back; hopefully, you already know all the important work the PTSA does for our school and you will renew  your membership this year. If you are new to Smith, then welcome to our school family; we are certain you will agree that Smith provides excellent education opportunities for our children. We encourage you to get involved with the PTSA by learning more about it, joining (using the form or online ), leveraging our communication resources and by volunteering in any way you’re able (there are lots of ways to ... read full article
LWSD Information/FAQMarcus Grinde8/14/20209/30/2020
LWSD Information/FAQ
For the latest information on the Lake Washington School District's plans and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to:  https://www.lwsd.org/ ... read full article