Judith Paolucci
Lisa Cournoyer, SPS Finance Director, and I are learning about best practices in school budgeting - Presented by RIASBO and RISSA.
1 day ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Tomorrow morning we can expect an inch or less for the Smithfield area as well as some slick spots during the morning commute. Snow is expected to switch to rain Friday during the afternoon hours. Probably no need for a delay but great need for care!
2 days 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 days 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 days 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!
7 days 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
8 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield Rotary’s celebrations program puts birthday party supplies in the hands of local families
9 days 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
10 days 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.
10 days 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.
10 days 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!
12 days 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.
12 days 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.
13 days 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.
13 days 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.
13 days 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!
19 days 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
19 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
We wish you a safe and enjoyable school vacation, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
28 days 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Sentinel Singers add joyous music to our School Committee meeting.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Rosemarie Cipriano was elected to the role of chairperson of the Smithfield School Committee at its December 3rd meeting.
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
School Committee meets tonight at 7pm at the SHS media center.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
December district newsletter now available online at http://bit.ly/2DRSe6T
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post: Writing, a Key to Academic Success http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
about 1 month 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!
2 months ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS