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Announcements
H.S.A. Overview
Please contact the H.S.A. at smithschoolhsa@gmail.com

2016 - 2017 Executive Board
Laura Cutri Co-President
Cathy Cavaliere Co-President
Sonya Hong Co-Vice-President
Alvina Lee Co-Vice-President
Michelle Schiller Secretary
Glenda Beltreschi Co-Treasurer
Audrey Gabel Co-Treasurer


Smith School Home School Association (H.S.A.)
Overview:


The Smith School HSA is organized for the purpose of fostering a supportive and productive relationship among the children, parents, teachers and staff. The objectives of this Association are:
• To ensure the welfare and well being of each child in an environment conducive to learning and growing.
• To promote the relationship between the home and school and to enhance cooperation among parents, teachers, administrators, staff and community for the benefit of our children.
The HSA operates at the intersections of the Principal, the parents and the teachers. The HSA raises money in an effort to provide Smith School with the educational resources and tools necessary to enhance our children’s learning. Working together, the parents and faculty complete the purchase of many necessary tools and supplies to help our children in the classroom.

The HSA helps fund the following:
• Teacher Classroom Fund - allowing the Smith School Staff to purchase books and additional supplies for their classrooms
• Cultural arts presentations and assemblies, including a week long artist in residency program
• A field trip allowance for all classes to help defray the costs of field trips
• International Day – each year volunteers organize a day long presentation so students can experience the culture of another country and taste the cuisine
• Go Green - each year volunteers organize activities related to Earth Day
• Wellness events - each year volunteers organize activities to teach students about wellness
• Musical instruments and concerts
• Anti-bullying education and programs
• New parents’ dessert party
• End of year classroom parties
• Teacher appreciation holiday luncheon and spring breakfast
• Teacher requests for special projects
• An annual visit from a renowned author, including a book for each student signed by the author
• Maintenance of the school courtyard
• Special purchases as needs arise


HSA Special Purchases
Over the years, the HSA has made many special purchases to improve our school such as:
• iPads for the library
• Classroom rugs
• Stage and window curtains and mats for the multipurpose room
• Benches for the courtyard
• Updated globe and maps for each classroom
• School sign
• Playground equipment
• Basketball hoops
• Laminator
• Glass shelves for display cases
• Video conferencing equipment
• Video and digital cameras
• Televisions, DVD players and TV carts
• Class trip t-shirts

Annual Events and Programs
Fall and Spring Book Fairs, Collection of Box Tops for Education, After School Clubs Program, School Lunch Program, School Directory, Fall Event, Benefit Lunch, Family Carnival, Fifth Grade Graduation Events, Holiday Shoppe, Library Fund, Variety Show, Family Photo, Plant Sale, School Supply Sale, Smith School Store, Spring Event, Young Astronauts Club.
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