Sara Monaco
Students at Gallagher Middle School sampled healthy yogurt parfaits today with Food Service Director, Shana DiPetrillo. This is just one of the healthy and delicious offerings from Chartwells!
about 12 hours ago, Sara Monaco
SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Smithfield Public School invites bids for School Photography Services. Please visit http://smithfieldri.apptegy.us/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/doing-business-with-sps for documentation and further information.
7 days ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Judith Paolucci
Kids Reading Across RI encourages students in grades 4 - 6 to read the same book. You are invited to the kickoff event at the State House on May 4, 2-4 p.m. to meet Molly Brooks, author of the 2019 selection Sanity & Tallulah & receive a free copy of the book.
12 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post - For the Love of Libraries! Go to: https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
13 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
See the documentary, "Chronic State" about how marijuana impacts communities.The screening will be held on Wednesday, April 24th at 5:30PM at the East Smithfield Library in the conference room.
14 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Students and teachers at Winsor dressed up as their favorite vocabulary word today as a part of Reading Week 2019. This is just one of the many activities this week! Celebrate at home by reading to your child.
14 days ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
PARENTS DO YOU KNOW WHAT’S HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT? Join us at Smithfield High School on April 10th at 7:00 PM for an interactive exhibit that allows adults to explore a teenager’s mock bedroom. Prevention specialists will guide attendees to be able to recognize & identify signs & symptoms that may indicate alcohol or drug use and other risky behaviors.
21 days ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Science Olympiad Champions! The GMS Science Olympiad team placed first at this weekend's RI competition and will be headed to Cornell in May for nationals. The SHS team placed 2nd out of 25 teams, earning a total of 13 medals overall out of 24 events, their highest number yet.
23 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
SHS students earn career credentials! Twenty-seven students achieved RIDE certification. Fifteen students took and passed the para pro test at CCRI, certifying them as paraprofessionals once classwork is completed.
23 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The Gallagher Dance Team performed for families under the guidance of Barbara Smith-White and Jessica DeRemer. Great job!
26 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The April district newsletter for Smithfield Schools is available online at http://bit.ly/2Oskoc2
28 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
As part of Youth Art Month, Smithfield students have art work on display at the Greenville Public Library
29 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Hold the Date! Opioid Town Hall Meeting for Smithfield residents. April 30th at 6:30 pm at the Town Hall. Dr. Matt Malek will speak on opioid use disorder and medication assistance treatment. Come hear from a recovery support specialist.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
27 SHS students have been trained in the RI Early Learning development Standards and were awarded certificates from the RI Dept. of Education at the March 18th School Committee meeting. Congratulations!
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post: Mathematics and Civic Engagement. Understanding the math behind the budget... https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
"5 Tips to Encourage Reading at Home" This ED.gov blog post focuses on five ways to encourage reading in children by making the experience engaging and fun. https://blog.ed.gov/2019/03/5-tips-to-encourage-reading-at-home/
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Gallagher Middle School students, Lillie McCormick and Valerie Capalbo, led by teacher Karen Guarino, won a $1,000 prize at the ADVenture Innovation Challenge. Their winning idea was to dedicate the first 15 minutes of a free period to a randomly drawn fitness activity.
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council aims to increase public awareness about available resources for individuals and families struggling with an addiction. Please complete this short survey on the effort's effectiveness. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2DDPD9L
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Congratulations to Abby Trainer and Hallie Brown, winners of the Write Rhode Island short story contest!
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post details the Superintendent's shadowing experience at Gallagher Middle School https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
A meeting for the Smithfield Education Foundation will be held on Monday, 3/11 at 7pm at the SHS media center. This is a great opportunity for involvement in Smithfield Schools! http://smithfieldtimesri.net/2019/03/smithfield-education-foundation-seeks-members/
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Dick Lynch, who served as Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent in Smithfield and had strong connections with athletics across RI and New England, passed away. We are grateful for his service to our community. Funeral information may be found here: https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/providence/obituary.aspx?n=richard-b-lynch-dick&pid=191752545&fhid=6907
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
The annual 5th-grade FLAVA event took place at Winsor this afternoon. This performance is the culmination of a 12-week project integrating physical education, music, and art. This year's theme is POSITIVITY and the importance of positive messaging. Thank you to Mr. Marino, Ms. Burrows, and Mrs. Preston for their collaborative effort on this project!
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Tonight's School Committee Meeting has been cancelled. The next meeting will be held on March 18th at 7:00 PM at Smithfield High School.
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
There will be NO SCHOOL tomorrow, March 4th, due to the anticipated snow storm. All after-school activities are also cancelled. Stay safe!
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The Smithfield School District newsletter for March is available on this link: http://bit.ly/2SrJPuu
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
There will be a 1 hour delay tomorrow, Thursday, 2/28/19, due to the impending weather conditions. Travel safely everyone!
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
A good reminder - It is so important to #SaySomething to a trusted adult if you see, hear, or read a threat of violence. Please watch and RT: http://bit.ly/1G2r2cW
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
There are three road closures in Smithfield that may affect bus dropoff today (2/25). One is on Woodland Avenue at Waterman Avenue. The second is on Mann School Road between the 2 Conners Farm entrances. The third is at #24 Colwell Road.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Each year there are 2 million acts of violence in schools. Even though Smithfield is a relatively safe community, everyone should know, when you #SaySomething, you can help prevent acts of violence. http://bit.ly/2vMArHM
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The Smithfield School Committee will be considering the FY20 budget at its February 25th meeting - 7pm at SHS Media Center.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post focuses on rigor: http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/2019/02/15/rigor/
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The Smithfield Art Department invites you to an exhibition of student art work. February 27th, 3pm- 5:30pm. RI State House, 2nd Fl. Featuring: Eva Chaput, SHS; Kileigh Hodgkins, GMS; Eli Thimas, OCRS; Alana Roman, LaPerche ES; Isabella Ramieri, Winsor ES. Kaya Gaffney, McCabe ES.
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
There will be a 2 hour early dismissal tomorrow, Tuesday, February 12th, due to the impending storm. There will be no after school activities.
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Mrs. Friel's kindergarten class at LaPerche is singing a science song led by the music teacher, Mrs. Barrette. Right now our budding scientists are investigating the properties of wood. Integrating subject areas maximizes learning.
2 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The artwork of SHS student, Eva Chaput, was selected to appear in a RI State House exhibition. The mixed media work is a beautiful rendering of her family vacation home with figure drawings of herself as a baby, toddler, child, and teenager.
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Join us on on Wednesday, February 13th, at 7 PM in the SHS Media Center for this no-cost prevention program about prescription drug misuse and abuse. Thank you to CVS for sponsoring this event.
2 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Fidelity and the RI Center for the Book donated copies of What the Eyes Don’t See for the entire SHS Freshman class. Thanks to community partners, we are able to provide enriching experiences for our students.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Congratulations to our four-time district spelling bee champion Anna Costello (gr. 7) and runner-up Emma Ferraro (gr. 8)! Anna will now represent Smithfield at the RI Spelling Bee at Lincoln Middle School on March 16th, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Come and cheer on this amazing speller!
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Thank you to our amazing school counselors for the tremendous impact they have in helping our students achieve success. Take a minute to thank your counselor today!
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
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
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Keep up with district work by reading our newsletter each month. The February newsletter is available at http://bit.ly/2SgVy2W
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
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.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
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!
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
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
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
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.
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
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
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
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!
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
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.
3 months ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Judith Paolucci
Even with a one hour delay tomorrow, it's important to bundle up and watch for children at bus stops. Drive safe everyone!
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Lisa Cournoyer, SPS Finance Director, and I are learning about best practices in school budgeting - Presented by RIASBO and RISSA.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The Rhode Island Department of Human Services asked us to share information with SNAP recipients. See this link: http://bit.ly/2FwMIs8
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
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
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
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!
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
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
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield Rotary’s celebrations program puts birthday party supplies in the hands of local families
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
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
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
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.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
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.
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
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!
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Did you know? While 82% of GMS students reported believing that their friends would think negatively about their use of vaping products, this reduces to 38% for SHS students. Let's work together to make vaping history.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Come to an ‘Open House’ for the Smithfield Education Foundation - January 14 at 4pm in the SHS Media Center. The Smithfield Education Foundation is looking for new volunteers. If you are interested but cannot attend, please contact them at smithfieldedfoundation@gmail.com.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Most (>90%) SHS students report that their peers do NOT use illegal drugs, nor consume alcohol, but almost half report that at least one peer uses marijuana. Let's not be complacent nor turn a blind eye. Let's work together to make sure our youth know the danger of marijuana use.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Monday night's School Committee meeting is posted on the SC webpage on the district site. On Tuesday of this week we'll also be meeting with the Town Council for a joint meeting (5:30pm at town hall) to enhance understanding of school department budgeting, goals, and operations.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New district newsletter for January, 2019 is available on the superintendent page of the district website as well as through this link: http://bit.ly/2GCdNLT Keep up with all the news in Smithfield schools!
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post, New Year's Resolutions, provides resolutions for the school district and a New Year's greeting to our school community - go to: judypaolucci.edublogs.org
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
We wish you a safe and enjoyable school vacation, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
The Smithfield High School Academy of Finance held its Annual Holiday Breakfast on Wednesday, December 19th. Approximately 90 students, alumni, educators, school administrators, business partners, and members of the school committee gathered to network, reflect and celebrate the past year’s accomplishments.
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Here's what NOT to put in teenagers' stockings this year... vaping is addictive. Let's work together to eliminate vaping by Smithfield youth.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Can’t wait to replace these 45+ year old desks at GMS! 2019 will bring new furniture to the 2nd floor
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
SAVE THE DATE! Join us on January 24th, 2019 at 6:30 PM at Smithfield High School for SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age. This award-winning documentary and the moderated discussion that follows address the struggles over tech time and social media while offering solutions on how we can help our children navigate the digital world. Sign up today! https://bit.ly/2r4LX0d
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
New blog post - "A Formula for Disaster" explains the state aid formula in Rhode Island. There's still more investigation to do to determine why Smithfield is predicted to receive about a 20% decrease in state aid for FY20. https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Sentinel Singers add joyous music to our School Committee meeting.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Rhode Island Reads partner meeting - important work for all our state’s children. Children who do not read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school than their peers.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Power Restored! Power has been restored at LaPerche Elementary School. Thank you National Grid! Thanks as well to our facilities director, fire department, and school staff for developing contingency plans and for keeping students safe and comfortable during the outage.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Richard Iannitelli was elected to the position of vice-chairperson and Jean Harnois was elected as secretary at the December 3rd meeting of the Smithfield School Committee.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Rosemarie Cipriano was elected to the role of chairperson of the Smithfield School Committee at its December 3rd meeting.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
No School for Students - Thursday, December 6th - Parent-teacher conferences for elementary schools and professional development day for middle and high schols
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
School Committee meets tonight at 7pm at the SHS media center.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
December district newsletter now available online at http://bit.ly/2DRSe6T
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
SHS is hosting a showcase on December 5 from 6-8 pm. The showcase provides information to students & families about programs at the high school. Both Smithfield residents and nonresidents are invited. Non resident students may be accepted into specialized, CTE programs at SHS.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post: Writing, a Key to Academic Success http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
2017-18 Annual Report Available...visit https://5il.co/5jig to see how Smithfield Public Schools continues to work to help all Smithfield's students to succeed!
6 months ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS