Judith Paolucci
New blog post focuses on rigor: http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/2019/02/15/rigor/
1 day 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.
1 day 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.
5 days 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.
6 days 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.
9 days 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.
9 days 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.
12 days 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!
12 days 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!
12 days 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
12 days 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
17 days 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.
17 days 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!
18 days 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
19 days 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.
24 days 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
24 days 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!
26 days 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.
26 days 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!
26 days 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.
30 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
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield Rotary’s celebrations program puts birthday party supplies in the hands of local families
about 1 month 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
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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.
about 1 month 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!
about 1 month 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
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
We wish you a safe and enjoyable school vacation, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
about 1 month 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.
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
3 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.
3 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
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
School Committee meets tonight at 7pm at the SHS media center.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
December district newsletter now available online at http://bit.ly/2DRSe6T
3 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.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post: Writing, a Key to Academic Success http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
3 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!
3 months ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS