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Welcome to the Edward Smith School PTO

Edward Smith School in the Syracuse City School District is an inclusive and diverse learning community encompassing more than 700 students in pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade, their teachers and their families.

The Ed Smith Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is a not-for-profit organization that serves as a forum for communication and support among parents, guardians, faculty, administration, staff, and the community. Learn more about our school and our organization, and stay tuned to the latest news by following our Facebook page, and subscribing to our listserv.

The school administration and a Centennial Committee of current and former parents, teachers, staff, and alumni are planning a celebration for the school's 100th anniversary. Sign up to participate.

from the listserv:

Due to the snow day, the 2nd and 3rd grade concert has been rescheduled for Thursday, February 28th at 7pm for the parents (please have the students meet at 6:30 in the music room!) and Friday March 1st at 9:30am for the elementary students.

Thank you for your flexibility! Any questions, feel free to email or call the school.
Mrs. Wilson kwilson15 [at] scsd [dot] us
Ms. Stuetzle jstuetzle [at] scsd [dot] us

Expires 3/2

from the listserv:

Due to the holidays, December and January Box Tops were counted together.
Gratien - 12
Dowdell - 23
Rogers - 209
Room 105 - 115
DiTucci - 54
Nykarza - 130
Warner - 10
Sweeney - 44
Unlabeled - 35
Keep those Box Tops coming in!

Expires 3/12

from the listserv:

In case you missed if, a couple messages from the district’s communications department....
.....a video from yesterday’s 15th annual African American Panel Discussion at Ed Smith – featuring the school’s dance group and drum line! Here’s the link.
Please feel free to share to spread the good news… and join us in thanking Ms. Blue for arranging another wonderful event!

....our story on the Standard Response Protocol trainings taking place throughout the SCSD to ensure that students and staff are safe and prepared in the event of an emergency: here’s a link! The full web story is linked from this post. Thanks to the Ed Smith students who are quoted in the piece for sharing their thoughts on the importance of these trainings!

.....some photos of a recent kindness project that Ed Smith kindergarteners undertook: here’s a link! Please feel free to share to spread the good news. Thank you to Ms. Warner for sharing this with us!

....a story featuring two Ed Smith students who have qualified to move forward in the Post-Standard/WCNY Spelling Bee: here’s a link!

Karin Davenport
Communications Specialist
Syracuse City School District
725 Harrison Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
(315) 435-5800

from the listserv:

Ed Smith middle school students are hard at work to bring you “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Jr.” on March 21 and 22.
Please see the enclosed form to support the drama department by placing a personal ad in the Playbill for the cast and crew or by sponsorship!
Thank you!

Expires 3/1

from the listserv:

Come one, come all!
We are looking for recipes spanning the 100 years of Ed Smith's existence for a cookbook to celebrate the history and diversity of our school community. We are interested particularly in:

If are interested in hearing more about this project, please contact me on email, or on cellphone (315) 802-8943. Please turn in your recipes at your earliest convenience!

Thank for your participation!
Kate Saufley
kesaufley [at] yahoo [dot] com

from the listserv:

Ski Club Make-Up Dates will be on February 14th and February 28th!

Also: If anybody is missing eyeglasses, please let Ms. Pratt know. (tpratt [at] scsd [dot] us). Ms. Kraemer found a pair in a black 3M case last week outside of the bus!

Teresa Pratt
Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist MS CCC

Expires 3/1

from the listserv:

Dear Families,

As we embark on a New Year, and new month, we are looking forward to many exciting events that include returning to our newly renovated building in the fall.

In addition, we are busily preparing for Ed Smith’s 100th anniversary. The Centennial Committee has been hard at work developing activities that are being planned to celebrate this historic occasion.

Please take a moment to review the activities listed on the Centennial Sign-Up page. There are many different activities and committees to choose from that may interest you.

Simply read over the list and join a committee by emailing the contact person under each activity.

We are hoping to have some parents and community members sign up by January 31st. Our planning committee will meet again in February to compile the list and begin next steps in the planning process. Team leaders will then begin holding their own planning meetings. Each month I hope to bring the entire group together to update everyone on the efforts and network with each other.

This is truly a community effort that includes many of the Ed Smith Alumni. In fact, one of our Alumni, Adam Gaus, has designed and launched our new PTO website. This will be the central location to distribute information, see updates on the renovation & old pictures sent by the historical associations, community members and fellow alumni. Check out the rest of this new website.

As we researched the history of the school, it is clear that this school has been an impressive part of the community for 100 years with a rich history of family, neighborhood, community and excellence. I am proud to be principal at this exciting time at Ed Smith School.

I look forward to this truly historical year for the Ed Smith Community. Please join us to celebrate!

Samuel Barber
Principal, Ed Smith PK-8 School

from the listserv:

We will begin the SU Saturday Art Workshop on the first Saturday of February. The website registration link is open now -
Sessions are for children 5 and up. Cost $65 ($40 for each additional child)

The Spring Session dates are as follows:
February 16, 23
March 2, 9, 23 (Week off on the 16th for SU Spring Break)

BIG SHOW March 30
Portfolio pick-up April 6
Class sessions begin at 9:30 and 11:15.

We look forward to another great session!
Thanks for your support.

Andrea Buckvold
SU Art Education Dept.

Expires 4/7

from the listserv:

Hi all, here is another call for photos for the yearbook, from any and all occasions of course, but specifically from last year's CARNIVAL! If anyone has any good photos, please send them to lesleyporcelli [at] gmail [dot] com. Just a reminder, as always, that they should be high-res. You can send them directly from your phone to mine at 917 886 4965, or you can choose "large" when sending them as an email attachment.

And another reminder that you can order your yearbook at any time using the below site and job number! Job #9373319

from the listserv:

Dear Parents/ Guardians/ Teachers,
Here are the dates and times of rehearsals for the spring of 2019 for the Edward Smith Concert Band 5-8th grade. All rehearsals will be on stage in the cafetorium. The list may change as students pass pg. 13 in their lesson books. All students need to have completed pg. 13 by Feb. 27th in order to perform in concert band. All beginners will perform in the beginning band for the spring concert.

Spring concert/ event:

This year we have an exciting event called "Skä•noñh -Celebration of Native American/First People Culture through Music, Dance, Words & Art" where we will be having our guest performers. The Indigenous Peoples Dance group performs after our bands.

Concert band members- Kaz Keech, Elise Ruby, Kiersten Pack, LaQuincia Bryant, Chauntira Kitchens, Pilaurr Stokes, Cameron Golden, Emiliano Beardall, , Kate Schofield–Broadbent, Jaz Pitts, Florence Minta, Silvia Colegrove, , Henry Zhe-Heimerman, Tristan Saufley, Shane Franklin, Cordel Begley, Naomi Graham, , Isabella Kaftan, Shameya Sigler, Chanaria Smith, Icyss Boyd, Mia Harrison, Yalealous Jackson, Owen McManus, Shudip Mangar, Savon Dugger, Kayla Neuman, Anna Stodieck, TuReal Ali El Bey, Elijah Trotman, Hossein Soleimani, Ruby Gozen-Keck, Asad Baker

Musical Greetings
Any questions or concerns please contact me,
Julie Stuetzle Tel. # 315-435-4650 Jstuet53 [at] scsd [dot] us

Expires 6/8

from the listserv:

Attention Ed Smith Ski / Board Club Students
If you have equipment-please put in along the sides of the hallway outside of Ms. Pratt’s Room (143A).
Dates: Feb. 14 and 28, 2019

General Reminders -

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Ed Smith School PTO invites students’ families to join the Ed Smith School PTO listserv. Any Ed Smith family member with an email address and access to a computer, tablet or smart phone can become a subscriber to the listserv.  Members will receive periodic emails containing information about Ed Smith and Syracuse City School District (SCSD) events and opportunities shared by school employees and administrators and the PTO. The Ed Smith listserv is run by a volunteer and the PTO, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, for the benefit of Ed Smith students and families. Occasionally, the listserv may share information with members about free or low-cost community or educational activities. We encourage all families to join and try it out!  To subscribe to the listserv, please send your name and email address to: