Judith Paolucci
More beautiful SHS student art to brighten your day.... https://bit.ly/3712NkL
about 2 hours ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
A note on graduation: When we received guidance on graduation, the high school leadership was charged with developing a plan to honor our graduates while also ensuring the safety of all participating. High school administrators and staff worked with students to devise this plan and student leadership, as well as our staff, are proud of what is being put together. On June 9th, I am confident that you will find the virtual event to be classy and filled with pride. Other added touches, including the banners at the Boyle Complex, the ringing of church bells, the distribution of care packages, and the numerous video messages contribute toward a celebration of the students' accomplishments that will be one to be remembered.
about 2 hours ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
SHS AP artwork is phenomenal! Check out the work by our high school artists: https://bit.ly/3eMHc27
about 21 hours ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The 4 baby Killdeer birds have hatched! Federally protected Killdeers, a member of the plover family, nested on McCabe property and construction crews set up protective borders so that nests would not be accidentally disturbed. We are happy to announce their birth!
2 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Bells will be ringing! Georgiaville Baptist Church, St. Philip Church, and St. Thomas Episcopal Church will be ringing their bells in honor of the 2020 graduates at 6:50pm on June 9th to remind the community that the graduation ceremony will be airing at 7pm.
3 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Thank you, thank you, thank you! The OCRS PTA worked with a local business, J&R Marketing, to print this banner for our 5th graders and display it on the fence of the OCRS playground. We value our community partners!
3 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The SuperScoop blog post was featured on the AASA "Best of the Blogs" page on their School Administrator magazine. Read the newest post, "The Power of Suggestion," https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/2020/05/26/the-power-of-suggestion/
6 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Virtual signing ceremony highlights outstanding Smithfield athletes heading to play college sports! 2020 Virtual College Signing Ceremony video: https://youtu.be/NvfmTAL17ow
10 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
GMS Art Show - GMS art teachers, Mrs. Jessica DeRemer and Mr. William Plante, have compiled a virtual art show to showcase the GMS student art work from this year. It is now posted on the GMS website (news item).
10 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Construction of new Sallyport entrances for SHS and GMS has started and is expected to be completed early this summer.
10 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Thanks to district funding, donations from the baseball boosters and others, DPW workers, and volunteers engaged by Representative Bernie Hawkins, the SHS baseball dugouts, backstop fencing, and fields were ready for play in advance of the 2020 season. The cancellation of spring sports, unfortunately, postpones the inaugural use of these facilities. A formal "thank you" to all contributors will be included in the June district newsletter.
10 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield Job Posting: Elementary Assistant Principal - While we already have nearly 30 applicants, we want the best applicants to apply! Share this posting with those educators you know who might be interested: https://bit.ly/3c0qg6u
12 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
The location of the district's free breakfast and lunch program for children under 18 is changing due to construction taking place at OCRS. Beginning Wednesday, May 20th, the distribution site will be the District Administration Building at 49 Farnum Pike across from Town Hall.
17 days ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
PARENTS - Join us for a live program with a clinical psychologist and stand-up comedian, Dr. Matt Bellace, “Supporting Teens in Reducing Their Stress (and Ours)” Dr. Bellace uses humor to convey his very powerful message – we need to support young people in both words and actions if we want them to make healthy choices for themselves. WHEN: Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:30pm or Wednesday, June 3rd at 6:30pm COST: FREE! REGISTRATION LINK: https://bit.ly/2WOW0Hv
17 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Keep up with all that's happening in Smithfield! The mid-May Smithfield District Newsletter is available on this link: https://bit.ly/2WAW4dD
21 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
This little lady decided to lay an egg right in the middle of our construction zone. Luckily, our construction workers believe in safety first & put a circle of protection around her! But seriously, if anyone knows a safe way to remove bird and nest, contact the superintendent!
22 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The Providence Journal is changing its annual Rhode Island All-State High School Sports Awards Show from a physical event to a star-studded On Demand Awards show and you’re invited! The awards celebrate the accomplishments of All-State athletes with this year’s honors being presented by celebrity athletes including Drew Brees, Venus Williams, Michael Phelps and many more! Plus, there will be a special tribute to spring athletes and seniors! The On Demand awards show that will be available at no charge at 6 p.m. EST on Thursday, June 18. Learn more here https://bit.ly/2VB101F #JOURNALALLSTATE
23 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
District Improvement Team - The District Improvement team includes parents, teachers, administrators, and community members and meets 3x/year to review action steps, school data, and progress on district improvement efforts. The next meeting is May 18th at 3pm-5pm. If you are interested in joining the team, please contact Judy Paolucci at jpaolucci@smithfield-ps.org.
24 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Thank you to the students in the Teacher Preparation Education Pathway at SHS who prepared Dr. Seuss activities for elementary students in Smithfield!
29 days ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield High School has progressed to the National Championship for Girls Go CyberStart (NCGGCS) 2020! Four of our students will compete in the team event on May 20. Top scoring teams nationally will be playing for $400 per team member and $250 for their school! Advised by Michael Deslauriers, these four students will be: Katie Chan- Class of 2020, Bailey Gaffney- Class of 2021, Abigail Marsella- Class of 2023, and Elizabeth Blanchette- Class of 2023 https://bit.ly/3ccOzPg
30 days ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Having trouble paying your heating bills? LIHEAP can help. Contact the North Providence Tri-County Community Action Agency, which serves Smithfield. 11 Emanuel Street, North Providence 401-351-2750
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield Teachers... We hope your ears have been ringing! Here's what parents, students, and community members have to say about you!
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Special thanks go to Eric Covino of Creative Signals, LLC, a Smithfield company, who made a generous gift to the Smithfield school lunch program. Through his donation we were able to clear all negative balances in the program for 228 students. Some students do not qualify for free or reduced meals as the USDA eligibility guidelines have an extremely low threshold for annual income. For some families who are struggling financially due to COVID-19, the kindness and generosity of others makes all the difference.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Goodby asphalt, hello future courtyard.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The May district newsletter is out a little early so you can expect the next newsletter by mid-May. Lots of news in Smithfield! https://bit.ly/SPSMay2020
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Rhapsody - a Smithfield High School publication, highlights the writing skills and creativity of our students. https://bit.ly/RhapsodySHS
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Thank you to all of our administrative professionals! We are incredibly grateful for all you do on a daily basis!
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
OCRS teachers and staff worked together to put together a video for families. Thank you to Kaitlynn Farrell who organized and assembled the video! https://youtu.be/wfXJJ1GHrAs
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Nationwide, kennels are empty & puppies have found new homes. Smithfield teachers & families have joined the craze, bringing joy during uncertain times. We are including pics of new pups in the May newsletter. Send yours to jpaolucci@smithfield-ps.org w/pup's name & family name.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Help us celebrate our seniors and their aspirations! Check out their Instagram page: https://instagram.com/shs2020_futures?igshid=1or51zbyakgzc
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Construction trailer in place... ready for the start of renovations and additions to McCabe Elementary School
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The #DoGoodFromHome Challenge asks kids to do kind acts. *Help people in need of kindness. *Take pictures/videos & share on social media with #DoGoodFromHome. *Tag 5 others in the post. For each #DoGoodFromHome, Hasbro will donate a toy to children of essential workers.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Kindergarten registration is still available through our online system! Please see our website for more details. https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/registering-a-new-student
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Do you know an educator who embodies the values of our school community? Consider nominating a teacher for this year’s Teacher of the Year. To nominate a Smithfield educator, provide their name and school as well as an explanation for what makes them worthy of this year’s award (300 words or less) in an email or through the mail to Judy Paolucci by April 28th.  Nominations will be reviewed by a committee and an awardee will be announced in May. If there's a year when educators deserve as much recognition as possible, it's this one!
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Mrs. Preston's lesson made a wonderful impact on her students at Old County and Winsor. We hope you enjoy it too! https://safeyoutube.net/w/uE73
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
TONIGHT: FREE virtual viewing of Screenagers NEXT CHAPTER on April 15th at 6:30 PM. This film examines what can be done in our schools and homes to help teens navigate our digital age. TY Kent & SC Coalitions! https://www.bigmarker.com/screenagers-starhouse/SCREENAGERS-NC-RISAS
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The E. Smithfield Public Library will offer contactless book pick up on Mondays starting April 13th. Parents may call the library, w/ a library barcode number, on Mondays, 10:30-11:30 am to request up to 10 books & will be given a time for pick up inside the library’s front door.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
UPDATE: Grab & Go Lunches will be available beginning Tuesday, April 14th. from 11:30am to 12:30pm at Old County Road School. Those coming to pick-up meals should wear a face mask, pull up in front of the school & pop their truck so meals can be placed in the back of the vehicle.
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Pure Edge Family Session Breathe, Move, Rest for Family Well-being Tuesday, April 14, 2020 6-6:30 p.m. Parents, we will share a few simple strategies that you can do with the whole family. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_meBLdLPqQSerazYagrLQ7Q
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Learn about innovative lessons provided by Smithfield teachers through virtual lessons in the new Super Scoop blog post, "Difficult Times Nurture Innovation" https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
WE ARE HERE, AND WE CARE! We know things are tough right now but we still want to celebrate the day you were born! We would like to send a fire truck, rescue, and police cruiser to you on your special day to wish you a Happy Birthday. Of course, we will be using our social distancing procedures! Submit address and contact information and we will drive to your home, turn on our lights and sirens, and give you Happy, Happy Birthday wishes! Email jpotenza@smithfieldfire.com or log onto www.Smithfieldfire.com and go under Fire Prevention. All ages are welcome!!!!
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Some positive messages from Mrs. DeRemer's art students at Gallagher Middle School
about 1 month ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
A message to students from teachers across the state put together by our own Liz Russillo... https://youtu.be/GQJ8FBg5uco
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Akim's Tailoring and Dry Cleaning in Greenville (behind the A&W) is a great community partner. We dropped off fabric and picked up 60 cloth masks 2 days later for school and town employees! Shop locally!
about 1 month ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The offer from the Thirsty Beaver for free meals for needy families is one example of the many ways this community works together for the benefit of all. Those interested in the offer can pick up meals from 12-8 tomorrow. They have about 80 more meals left. Check the school department website for details
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Families in Need- please connect with one of our principals or social workers. We are getting offers from a variety of sources and want you to secure any resources you may need to get through this crisis. Here is our latest offer from the Thirsty Beaver: Marco Conti of North American Restaurant Co. in Smithfield, RI is DONATING 100 FREE MEALS to families in need! ♥️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀ To RESERVE your family-sized pasta supper & sides, CALL the SMITHFIELD LOCATION NOW!• 401-349-4790 -𝘖𝘙- DIRECT MESSAGE Them to be added to the list! ⠀⠀⠀⠀ MEALS CAN BE PICKED UP AT . . . 📍 • 45 Cedar Swamp Rd • Smithfield, RI ⏰ • Monday - Saturday • 12:00pm - 8:00pm WHILE SUPPLIES LAST‼️ CALL NOW‼️
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New Superintendent Blog Post: "Our Learning Organization," available at: https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/2020/03/30/our-learning-organization/
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The Smithfield April newsletter includes updates regarding virtual learning and our response to COVID-19. See: https://bit.ly/3dCGTat
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Instructional materials pick ups at the elementary schools are running very smoothly. No lines. Thanks staff!
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
We're so proud of teachers and students with day 2 of virtual learning under our belts and plans for continued learning underway. Let's stay positive and continue to work as a team - educators, parents and students. For my reflections on state and national medical professionals working on this crisis, see my blog at https://bit.ly/2UxbcGO
2 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Smithfield's Virtual Instruction Plan, FAQs, and resources can be found on our website under Online Tools & Resources and through this link https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/virtual-instruction--4. Thank you in advance for your patience and support.
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Social distancing is essential for getting through this public health crisis. Children gathering at the basketball courts and other athletic fields defeats the purpose for closing schools. To protect citizens against COVID-19, the Town Manager has closed all playgrounds, courts and fields until further notice.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Hello Smithfield! We have been busy with virtual learning and continuity of operations plans but the bottom line is this: WE ARE HERE FOR YOU. Please connect if you need support with learning, mental health, nutrition, or any other needs you may have. And, by the way, I used to teach chemistry; if there's any chem students out there who need some extra support, I AM HERE FOR YOU.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Important Notice: The Governor, RIDE, and RIDOH are moving the April vacation from April 13-17 to this coming week, March 16 -- 20. This is to give school and central office staff time to finalize long-distance learning plans and prepare for potential virtual learning weeks. We have asked teachers to distribute any packets they have developed for virtual learning as well as Chromebooks for students in grades 3-5 in preparation for potential virtual weeks. Our custodians will also be giving our classrooms a deep cleaning next week. Until further notice, all extra-curricular activities are suspended, including interscholastic athletics. The Commissioner & the Director of DOH indicated that the decision to close schools will be made on a week-to-week basis. We will let you know everything we know as we know it. Please enjoy your week as much as you can and attend to your own mental health. This is a stressful time for all of us. Thank you for your partnership in the important work that we do. Our ability to serve our students to the greatest degree, despite the situation, is due the support we have from our families and community.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Please see the news article on the Coronavirus Update (3-11-2020) on our district website. This update was also sent to staff and families by email. www.smithfield-ps.org
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Parents may wish to view this video from the Child Mind Institute, "How to Talk to Kids About the Coronavirus." The video supports parents who wish to provide information to their child in a way that is supportive and comforthing. https://youtu.be/WhVad8ToCiU
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Coronavirus Reporting - If there is a case of the coronavirus in Smithfield - students, staff or families - we appreciate that this be reported to the Superintendent's office so that the district can take appropriate preventative measures. There is information floating around on social media that may not be based on fact. Please help us keep everyone healthy by stopping the spread of viruses and of gossip! As always, email the superintendent (jpaolucci@smithfield-ps.org) for any news or concerns.
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Eileen Crudele
Child Outreach screening is scheduled for March 23, 24, and 25 at the School Administration Building. Call the Child Outreach Office at 231-6608 to make an appointment. Our goal is to screen all 3, 4, and 5 year olds prior to starting kindergarten every year!
3 months ago, Eileen Crudele
Eileen Crudele
The Smithfield Special Education Local Advisory Committee (SSELAC) will hold their next meeting on March 12, 2020 from 6:30-7:30pm at LaPerche Elementary School. Please join us to discuss community opportunities for inclusion of all students.
3 months ago, Eileen Crudele
Sara Monaco
Join us for this informational session on personal safety and human trafficking on March 11th 7:00 PM in the SHS Media Center.
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Gallagher Middle School students' artwork is on display at the Greenville Public Library through the end of March in celebration of Youth Art Month.
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Tim Ferron, president of SHS’s Interact Club, spoke to the Rotary this morning about the initiatives of the students - service above self!
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
I'm currently on a conference call with Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, the Director of the R.I. Department of Health. Her leadership and intelligence provides me confidence in RI's response to coronavirus. Let's hope that the efforts of the RIDOH result in containment. #stayhealthy
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
This video that explains the Coronavirus in clear language. It is from CBC News (Canada) and is presented by Dr. Peter Lin. http://bit.ly/2uOtj28
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post: FY21 Budget Narrative for Smithfield Schools - On March 2nd, the School Committee will vote on a budget to forward to the Town Council. This narrative provides information that helps one to better understand the budget process and contents. http://bit.ly/3alw3Dh
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Students in 8th grade visited the high school today for the course selection fair.
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Casey Miller's second graders wrote descriptions of imaginative animals while Jessica DeRemer's eighth graders brought the mythical creatures to life through drawings. A great example of collaboration in our schools!
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The March Smithfield District Monthly Newsletter is available at http://bit.ly/2T7Q9v0
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
SHS Parent Council's 3rd Annual Trivia Night! Saturday, May 30th at the Portuguese American Club, 32 Fenwood Avenue, Smithfield - Come test your knowledge!
3 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Teachers at all of our schools will be engaged in Collins Writing professional learning this week. The Collins program provides a unified approach to writing instruction across subject areas.
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Communities are stronger and schools are better when we all work together to support public education. Join us for Public Schools Week, Feb. 24-28, 2020. #PublicSchoolProud #PSW20 www.publicschoolproud.org
3 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Liliana Zapata of Smithfield High School is the first place winner of the 2020 Scholarship Program: Competition, Exhibit and Award, from the Wickford Art Association. Liliana's work will be on exhibit at the Wickford Art Association Gallery: 32 Beach Street, North Kingstown from February 18 through February. School officials, teachers, friends and family of the scholarship recipients are invited to attend this event, starting at 6:30pm.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The wisdom of Mr Cabral
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Become a paraprofessional or para substitute! The No. RI Collaborative Teacher Assistant Training program will take place on April 21-23 & 27-30, 4:00 - 6:30 pm at 640 George Washington Hwy, Bldg. B, Suite 200, Lincoln, RI. For info & to register visit https://www.nric-ri.org/
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Paul Barrette
Missing OCRS Student is Found. Thanks to the work of the Smithfield police and fire departments, our missing student has been found and is safe.
4 months ago, Paul Barrette
Paul Barrette
child found
4 months ago, Paul Barrette
Judith Paolucci
At about 1pm today, a 4th grade, female, Old County Road student with long brown hair in a black coat left school grounds. As of this time she has not yet been found. Smithfield police and fire are searching the neighborhood and parents are on site. We will keep you informed when this student is found. If you have any information about her whereabouts, please contact Smithfield police.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The 2nd school budget workshop was held on February 3rd and updated budget information was shared and discussed. The slides from the workshop are available on this link: http://bit.ly/3939Vg1
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
National School Counseling Week is February 3-7. School counselors have a tremendous impact in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career. Thank your local school counselors and learn more about their work. #NSCW2020
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
A new Super Scoop blog post focuses on "Managing Change." To access this blog, go to: judypaolucci.edublogs.org
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Congratulations, McCabe Elementary School, for being named a National Unified Champion School!
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Important steps are now being made to complete the elementary renovations and additions on time and on budget. Read all about it. http://bit.ly/2GzLTgz
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Congratulations to the American Heart Association postcard contest winners for Smithfield 2020!
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Great food, great fun, and great people at the wellness celebration tonight! Thank you to our food service provider, Chartwells, for the delicious and nutritious foods!
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield's February district newsletter is now available on our website as well as through this link: http://bit.ly/2RurEXT
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Kindergarten registration opens on February 6th! Please see our website for more details. https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/registering-a-new-student
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Smithfield students design community change! Principal Kelley presents the high school's plan at the XQ+RI celebration today. #XQRI
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
If you see establishments selling flavored vaping products to minors or to anyone in general, call the complaint line at 401-462-3441 to report the incidents.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Five Smithfield Public Schools administrators are spending their Saturday taking a FEMA (emergency management) course at the police department's training room.
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Our "Cyber Sentinels" team competing in the semifinals for CyberPatriot XXII Silver Tier Division. Go Sentinels!
4 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The FY21 budget process is underway. Keep abreast of how this budget evolves by going to our finance webpage (http://bit.ly/30IeXfc). For the slides from the first budget workshop, see this link: http://bit.ly/2RNcMTE
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
We are ready to go to RIDE for approval and then out to bid for construction services for elementary school renovations and additions. This link provides detailed drawings and information about what will be in the base bid and what will be in bid alternates. http://bit.ly/2RAhrYE
4 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Join us on January 29th for a Family Wellness Celebration! Stop in to the SHS cafeteria anytime from 5:30-7:30 PM to sample nutritious foods, take part in activities, and celebrate our student postcard winners!
5 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
We have parents and community members who are essential for getting us to where we need to be. Support the music boosters to help us renovate the high school auditorium. Read all about it: http://bit.ly/30qbLoe
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The District Improvement Team met last week & updated our progress percentages on our district strategic dashboard, which is available on a link on our website. Look through our indicators & strategies to understand what we're doing and where we need to go. http://bit.ly/2u6TiB2
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Listening to Michael Horn, author of Choosing College, and excited to learn more about how to support our students as they make the decision about steps they plan to take after graduating high school. This is a great book for parents of SHS students!
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New Blog Post: Why Curriculum Matters: http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Parents and educators of Winsor and McCabe students gathered last night at the first unification meeting. What a awesome (and large) group of caring individuals! Our mission is to build a cohesive school culture that unites the students and staff of McCabe ES and Winsor ES through events, communication, and other means. Meeting minutes will be distributed by PTOs, principals, and by posting on the building project webpage.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Congratulations! Liliana Zapata and Eva Chaput have been awarded silver keys for artwork submitted to the Scholastic Art Competition. There is an opening reception and ceremony for the public on Sunday, January 19th at The Chazen Family Gallery at RIC's Alex and Ani Hall at 2:00pm. This show will remain on display through February 2nd. The house painting is titled "Home" and is by Eva Chaput, and the screaming face, titled "Bitter Frustrations" is by Liliana Zapata.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Eileen Crudele
Smithfield Special Education Parent Advisory Committee, parents and teachers working together to plan community events.
5 months ago, Eileen Crudele
Judith Paolucci
12 RI and Mass high schools, including SMITHFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, were awarded an Office of Naval Research STEM Resources and Professional Development grant worth over $10,000. STEM and special educator teachers are attending this Thursday's workshop on Jan. 9th at The East Bay Educational Collaborative.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
A World of Difference peer leaders kicked off their first session at Gallagher by presenting a lesson on respect to 6th-grade advisory groups.
5 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Isabella, Simon, and Abby, graduates of SHS, came to Rotary today to report on their college progress. The overwhelming message is that we serve our students well but there’s also places where we can do better. #continuousimprovement.
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Happy New Year! New blog post: 2019: The Year in Review in Smithfield https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/
5 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
January District Newsletter is available at: http://bit.ly/2rl7LIG
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
NO SCHOOL - Tuesday, December 17th. Road conditions are expected to be most intense through the morning and icy conditions are predicted for the afternoon.
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Another great family event...Kindergarten students at Old County making gingerbread houses with the help of their families
6 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
SHS Winter Concert and Holiday Cookie Tray Sale Wednesday, 12/11/19 at 7pm All proceeds benefit music programs and activities
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield teachers have super powers! Still at the early stages of our writing initiative, writing instruction has put Smithfield students at the top. Ranking RICAS writing item scores against other state public schools, 4 of the 7 grades tested ranked 1st-4th in the state.
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Dr. Paolucci participated in SUPERS Read at Cadence Academy. The goal for this event sponsored by United Way of RI, RI Kids Count, and RIAEYC was to highlight the importance of reading to children.
6 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
New blog post: Is it Common Core or is it good math sense? http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Smithfield singers spreading holiday cheer at the RI State House
6 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Middle and high school teachers engaged in professional development focused on recognizing and reacting to implicit bias. This is a continuation of our work with the Anti-Defamation League which was made possible by a grant through Tri-County Community Action and BHDDH.
6 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
SHS Open House featured showcases of CTE programs and departments, as well as students sharing their Rube Goldberg devices and knowledge of energy transfers.
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
2-Hour Delay on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 for Smithfield Public Schools - Stay safe, everyone!
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
We wish Smithfield families & staff a wonderful Thanksgiving and a restful long weekend. Hopefully, you'll have some time for catching up on district news. The December newsletter is available at http://bit.ly/2QP9KiH
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
SAVE THE DATE! The Illuminate Gala is planned for Saturday, April 4, 2020 at 6pm at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln. Proceeds will support sound, lights, and other improvements at the SHS auditorium. Enjoy a night out while supporting the arts in Smithfield!
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Thanksgiving feast at LaPerche was fun and delicious
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Keep up with all that's happening in Smithfield schools! The December district newsletter is available on this link: http://bit.ly/35FKAHr
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post: Changing the Engagement Culture in Your Classroom: http://bit.ly/2ORekKy
6 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Thank you to all of our dedicated and caring Education Support Professionals!
7 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Using Venn diagrams for analyzing setting differences in a story in kindergarten. This is rigor and kindergarteners showed that they are up for the challenge!
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The Super Scoop blog post for November is titled, “Human Capital ” and provides an overview of a 2-day leadership meeting attended by 4 Smithfield administrators. See: www.judypaolucci.edublogs.org
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
A recent RI Kids Count publication on advisory systems and individual learning plans indicated that Smithfield is one of only 2 districts with 60% or more of students responding Yes to having an individual learning plan. Kuddos to our guidance staff!
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Smithfield elementary teachers spent the day engaged in professional learning. Topics included Responsive Classroom, math, writing, science, special education practices and more!
7 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Vaping: What Parents Need to Know - Join us at Smithfield High School on November 13th at 7 PM for an interactive discussion
7 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
I enjoyed participating in the 2019 Supers Read to Young Children event! The goal is to encourage infants and toddlers build a lifelong love of learning. This year's reading was done at Cadence Academy Preschool in Smithfield.
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Thank you to Farm Fresh RI and Chartwells for providing our OCRS first graders the opportunity to visit Jaswell's Farm for a pumpkin picking adventure!!! Students in the first grade learn about seeds and how they produce new plants.
7 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Winsor Ornaments on sale! The 5th grade class is selling ornaments as a fundraiser. Since Winsor ES will be closing, everyone may want these commemorative ornaments! Send the attached form (or get a form from Winsor), along with a check for $10 to Winsor >S before they sell out!
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
November 1st: Due to debris in the road from last night's storm, buses may be running late this morning.
7 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Valley Breeze article on RICAS test scores describes improvements made on state testing in Smithfield. http://bit.ly/2N1MYSj
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Join the Smithfield Prevention Coalition, Tobacco Free Rhode Island, and the Parent Advisory Council on November 13th at 7pm at SHS for an interactive discussion on vaping trends, risks, and strategies for talking to your teen.
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Architects are completing detailed drawings for the elementary building projects. For plans presented on October 28th, see http://bit.ly/2pqHqI1 Also, concerns about the potential traffic at McCabe was discussed. Principals are investigating procedures to alleviate concerns.
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
SHS Parent Council Vendor Fair planned for Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm at the SHS media center.
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
From the RIDE field memo: Shout-out to Kristine Straus, innovative art educator at Smithfield High School. Kristine consistently moderates the Art Education Twitter Chats. Join her on Sunday evenings at 8 p.m. for a virtual art studio using #artedrichat. Make some work, share some work, critique some work, learn and collaborate with one another. Amazing job, Kristine Straus! .
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
First Gentleman Andy Moffit led GMS students in a loud apple CRUNCH to celebrate healthy snacking and locally grown foods. Thank you to Steere Orchard, Jaswell's Farm, Farm Fresh RI, Shri Bark, Mr. Moffit and Chartwells for making this event possible!
7 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
New Blog Post: Leadership Beyond Compliance - Why is leadership at all levels - students, teachers, and administrators - important for our schools? http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
7 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
COURAGEOUS CONVERSATIONS: Join us for a community meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Smithfield High School Auditorium for a presentation from the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference® Institute.
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
The Smithfield High School World Language Department invites you to "A Night at the Museum". Wednesday, October 23rd; 6:00-8:00 PM Smithfield High School
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
American Legion volunteers visit with OCRS 5th graders to teach care and respect for the American flag.
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
The Vaping Workshop originally scheduled for Wednesday, October 17th, at 7:00 PM at SHS is being postponed. We will send out the updated date as soon as it is available.
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Families: Like the SPC Regional Coalition Facebook page to see updates on teen health topics. https://www.facebook.com/SPC-Regional-Prevention-Coalition-721871718159831/
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Our Athletic Facilities Capital Committee is one of many good examples of strong town-school collaboration. If anyone can find a solution to our athletic capital needs, we can! http://bit.ly/322XfTz
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
SHS National Honor Society Society induction ceremony celebrates service, character, scholarship, and leadership. So proud of our hard-working students!
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post, Why Teach Summarizing? explains a tool being used in schools to improve comprehension and writing: http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/2019/10/09/why-teach-summarizing/
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
BUILDING UNITY IN OUR COMMUNITY Join us for a community meeting on Tuesday, October 22nd from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the Smithfield High School Auditorium for a presentation from the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference® Institute.
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Forecasted temperatures during early Saturday morning hours will not reach low enough or for a duration long enough to eliminate the EEE and WNV threat from mosquitoes. Avoid outdoor activity at dusk, wear insect repellent and cover exposed skin to prevent a mosquito bite.
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
McCabe and OCRS have been accepted into the “Recess Rocks in RI” training program! The goal of the program is to engage all students in active play during recess. Each school will receive training, on-site support and a recess equipment pack valued at approximately $500.
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Upcoming Smithfield Flu Clinics
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Thank you Smithfield Police Department for a beautiful space for our World of Difference training.
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield's October District Newsletter is available on this link: http://bit.ly/2og2v79 Also, the new blog post, Don't Stop Talking! can be found here: http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Join us on October 5th for the annual Pink Out soccer games!
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Congratulations Liz Russillo - RI’s teacher of the year for 2019, a SHS science teacher recognized at tonight’s Waterfire
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Congratulations GMS teacher and Smithfield Teacher of the Year Victoria Carruba - recognized at Waterfire tonight
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Smithfield High School, in conjunction with the Smithfield Prevention Coalition, hosted a Change Direction presentation encouraging students to pay attention to their emotional well-being. Students were introduced to the 5 signs of emotional pain. #changementalhealth
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
This week, elementary classroom teachers observed engaging and interactive model lessons by Collins Writing Consultant, Bill Atwood.
8 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
New Blog Post: Don't stop talking! available at: judypaolucci.edublogs.org
8 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
McCabe students were featured on NBC 10's Sunrise shout-out on Friday morning, September 20, 2019/ Here's a link to see the video: https://tinyurl.com/yysjhv5x
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Families filled our elementary schools at the open houses tonight. Thank you for your support!
9 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Begging the conversations about furniture needs at renovated elementary schools. Students will love this! We can’t wait to meet with teachers about options to be considered.
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
LaPerche students start each day as a community.
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Smithfield Elementary Families: Join us on October 8th at 6:30 in the SHS Library to learn helpful tips for building resiliency, promoting mental health, navigating social media, and starting the conversation about substance use. Register: https://forms.gle/NW5q1qXJZV3V2iSp6
9 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
DBVW Architects are refining plans for the additions and renovations to our elementary schools.Plans will continue to be refined under the direction of the school building committee. For updates, visit: http://bit.ly/2mff0yT
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Seniors were winners again this year in the 2nd Annual Big Wigs Bocce Tournament!
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
The District Emergency Operations Team, a collaboration between Smithfield police, fire, and SPS administrators, meets regularly to maintain safety throughout our schools.
9 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Both the Smithfield Educational Foundation and the Smithfield Rotary provide resources to teachers and to families of Smithfield. Consider supporting their upcoming fundraisers: SEF RUBBER DUCKY REGATTA - adopt a duck to race down the Woonasquatucket River Saturday, 9/21, 2019 at 11:00 am. To ‘Adopt’ a duck online using a credit card: https://rubberduckregatta.cheddarup.com/ SEF FIVE GUYS DINNER - Help SEF earn 15% of proceeds of meals served to SEF supporters on 9/16 from 5-8pm. ROTARY SAVOR THE FLAVOR EVENT - Buy tickets on Eventbrite to the September 24th event at Bryant. Enjoy food from local restaurants and support our Rotary! Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/2kbLuJC
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Assistant Superintendent, Sara Monaco, joined the Learning Forward team at a convening of educational organizations in NYC. The 3-day event focused on Curriculum-Based Professional Learning. Thank you to @CarnegieCorp for sponsoring this event. @LearningForward #MaterialsMatter
9 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Here is a timely news story for parents inquiring about bullet-proof backpacks. https://www.wpri.com/…/analyst-bulletproof-backpacks-provi…/
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
EEE/Mosquito Update - Town and School Departments are working together to monitor the EEE risk and decrease mosquito populations in Smithfield.
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Thank you to the Veterans of Foreign Wars for their generous donation of $5,000 to the Smithfield School Department which will fund $1,000 scholarships to SHS seniors with a familial connection to the armed services.
9 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Dear Members of our School Community (and those from throughout the state!), Unfortunately a sentence I included in an email was misinterpreted from its intended meeting. I had stated, "I hope all the news about Providence schools doesn't let people think that poor attendance is a characteristic of all teachers!" My meaning was that all the negative statements from the press should not be applied to all teachers. Unfortunately, social media has altered the meaning of the sentence. Again, the sentence was not meant to be disrespectful but, instead, was meant to indicate that the press's comments about the attendance rates should not be applied to all teachers and I meant ALL teachers - both in Providence and Smithfield. I am sorry for any bad feelings this misinterpretation has caused. I was a former Providence teacher myself!
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
School lunch menus are now posted on our website and will be updated the 23rd of each month. https://smithfieldps.nutrislice.com/
9 months ago, Sara Monaco
SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The telephone provider for several RI schools is experiencing technical issues & our phones at the schools have been periodically affected. Please email your school if you have to contact them about an issue today & we will update you when Cox Communications resolves the issue.
9 months ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Judith Paolucci
Three of the four RI schools named by the Special Olympics as Nationally Recognized Unified Champion Schools are right here in Smithfield. Congratulations McCabe Elementary, LaPerche Elementary, and Smithfield High School. http://bit.ly/2lt3krU
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Congratulations to Lindsay Burrows on being selected as the 2020 RIAEA Outstanding New Art Educator of the Year! Your dedication and service to art education have been recognized by your peers. Thank you for implementing a model art education program in Smithfield!
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield's September District Newsletter now available at http://bit.ly/30MLzn0 and on our website
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post - 8 Tips for a Successful School Year - judypaolucci.edublogs.org
9 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
BUS ROUTES POSTED Please see the 2019-2020 bus routes which have been posted on our website under Family Resources (https://www.smithfield-ps.org/o/smithfield-public-schools/page/transportation--244). Most routes have been updated in an effort to improve efficiency and equity.
10 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The Smithfield Educational Foundation provides grants for innovative projects in Smithfield Schools. Support their efforts by stopping by A&W on Wednesday! A portion of the proceeds from food sales go to SEF.
10 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
What are Smithfield teachers doing a week before school starts? Attending a 4-day Responsive Classroom course focused on cultivating a positive school environment and classroom culture!
10 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Day 1 of XQ+RI Design Camp. The Core Design Team had a great day thinking big about the future of Smithfield High School!
10 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The school year is almost here! Get connected to news in Smithfield Schools. The August/September District Newsletter is available at http://bit.ly/2Z8lddT
10 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blot post, "Grit" available at http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/2019/07/16/grit/
11 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
July/August District Newsletter is now available at http://bit.ly/2Xpjsrx
11 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Latest designs address space in elementary schools (Valley Breeze) http://bit.ly/2RTBQrB
11 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
11 months ago, Judith Paolucci
SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Happy to share our friends at the East Smithfield Public Library's Summer meal schedule for July - visit https://5il.co/8ho0
11 months ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Sara Monaco
12 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Basketball Courts Opening Day was a huge success. Thanks for the extra touches, Al, for garnering community support, Dave, and for all other members of the committee for pulling all this together. Even at 8:45 p.m., the courts were bustling
12 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
School is officially out but our teachers are still hard at work writing the elementary math curriculum and learning about our new secondary math program that will be implemented in the fall.
12 months ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
The Northern RI Relay for Life takes place tomorrow, June 15th, at the SHS track.
12 months ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
SHS Interact students were recognized at the Smithfield Rotary Installation dinner.
12 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Congratulations Smithfield Graduates!!! New Blog Post: Address to the Class of 2019 http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/2019/06/12/address-to-the-class-of-2019/
12 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Pre-kindergarten celebration - a great way to end a great school year.
12 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The DARE Achievement Ceremony and Moving Up Ceremony for Winsor Elementary School’s fifth graders - It’s all about making good choices
12 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Bullying Policy - The Smithfield Public Schools' bullying policy is easily found on our webpage by clicking "explore." You can also find it through this link: http://bit.ly/2I1MxF2
12 months ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Smithfield High School is one of 20 RI high school teams to receive a $25,000 XQ+RI Planning Grant!!! From now until December, a Smithfield Design Team will work together to rethink high schools and create a school redesign proposal. "Let's build a super school!" #XQRI http://ride.ri.gov/InsideRIDE/AdditionalInformation/News/ViewArticle/tabid/408/ArticleId/581/20-RI-High-School-Teams-to-Receive-XQ-RI-Planning-Grants.aspx
almost 1 year ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Town of Smithfield Paw Sox Scholarship, one of the many scholarships awarded to SHS seniors tonight
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
SHS Honor Night begins! Congrats to all!
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Mrs. Martel's Readers' Theater gave LaPerche first graders a chance to show off their reading skills!
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Join us on June 6th at 6:30 in the high school media center to learn more about the Academic Honors Proposal and provide input. The full proposal can be found at http://bit.ly/shsacademichonors.
about 1 year ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The June District newsletter is now available on the district website as well as through this link: http://bit.ly/2XeQ2gI. The next newsletter will probably be put out in mid-July, followed by one in mid/late-August, then back to the first of the month in October.
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
GMS National Junior Honor Society inducts 57 new members who show scholarship,citizenship, leadership, service, and character
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The SHS students and staff evacuated the building this morning for a short time due to an odor observed. The fire and school departments worked together to determine the source of the odor, an exhaust fan with a faulty belt, and remedy the situation. Thanks @SmithfieldFire !
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
SHS Teacher Preparation CTE Pathway includes real teaching experiences for students. Preschool students participating in the playschool program "graduated" to the delight of their parents and aspiring teachers alike.
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Budget update slides from last night's Smithfield School Committee meeting is available on the district website. Explore --> Departments --> Business Office --> Budget Info --> Budget Update Slides & through this link: http://bit.ly/2HUl6vV
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Mrs. Friel's Class
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The SHS Evening of the Arts featured beautiful artwork and live performances!
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Great instruction takes planning, good routines, a repertoire of strategies, and hard work! Mrs. Friel has it all and does it all!
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The District Improvement team meeting is scheduled for May 20th at 4:30pm at the PD Training Room. Our goals for this meeting will be to assess the progress on each of the action steps for our DIT, review data, and set action steps for next year. This year, we have a new tool at our disposal - the District Dashboard. For each of the "strategies" listed, we can determine the percent completion (I did estimates a month or so ago just as a start) and we can also look at the data on the indicators tab and discuss what other data should be included. Please checkout this dashboard (go to district webpage then to explore then to District Dashboard). There's much to celebrate and much to do. Please send an email to jpaolucci@smithfield-ps.org if you are interested in joining this team.
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Please join us at the annual Evening of the Arts at Smithfield High School on May 16th from 6-8 pm. This event features the breathtaking artwork of the Fine Arts Department, two comical performances by the World Language Department, the exciting Playschool Open House, student work displays from the Family and Consumer Science Department and much much more! There will be a silent auction sponsored by the Class of 2021 during the event. Gift baskets and gift cards will be auctioned off to the highest bidder.
about 1 year ago, Sara Monaco
Sara Monaco
Relay for Life of Northern RI - June 15th at SHS For more information go to www.relayforlife.org or contact northernrirelay@yahoo.com.
about 1 year ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
New Smithfield superintendent blog post: Technology Learning; Technology for Learning https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Members of SHS Rotary Interact participated in the Earth Day 2019 Community Clean-Up event this past Saturday at Deerfield Park. Thank you for serving our community!
about 1 year ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
Do you know a family with a child ready to go to kindergarten next year in Smithfield? Remind them to register. As of this date, 123 students are registered to attend kindergarten next year. Last minute registrations may result in last minute hirings and revised class lists!
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield's May District Newsletter is now available on this link: http://bit.ly/2Vz1mqf
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Annual Alumni Golf Tournament to benfit the Smithfield Baseball Boosters. Contact Amy Antunes 401.261.1826 or amy.antunes@gmail.com to register or sponsor. RSVP by May 31st 2019.
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Sara Monaco
Families and educators are invited to the State House on Saturday, May 4 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. to meet Molly Brooks, author of the 2019 Reading Across RI selection Sanity & Tallulah. Each family will receive a free copy of the book that they can have signed by the author.
about 1 year ago, Sara Monaco
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 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post - For the Love of Libraries! Go to: https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year 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.
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The Gallagher Dance Team performed for families under the guidance of Barbara Smith-White and Jessica DeRemer. Great job!
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
The April district newsletter for Smithfield Schools is available online at http://bit.ly/2Oskoc2
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
As part of Youth Art Month, Smithfield students have art work on display at the Greenville Public Library
about 1 year 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 year 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 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post: Mathematics and Civic Engagement. Understanding the math behind the budget... https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
about 1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Congratulations to Abby Trainer and Hallie Brown, winners of the Write Rhode Island short story contest!
about 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post details the Superintendent's shadowing experience at Gallagher Middle School https://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/
about 1 year 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 year 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 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year ago, Sara Monaco
Judith Paolucci
The Smithfield School District newsletter for March is available on this link: http://bit.ly/2SrJPuu
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post focuses on rigor: http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org/2019/02/15/rigor/
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Smithfield Rotary’s celebrations program puts birthday party supplies in the hands of local families
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
We wish you a safe and enjoyable school vacation, a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Sentinel Singers add joyous music to our School Committee meeting.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
Rosemarie Cipriano was elected to the role of chairperson of the Smithfield School Committee at its December 3rd meeting.
over 1 year 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
over 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
School Committee meets tonight at 7pm at the SHS media center.
over 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
December district newsletter now available online at http://bit.ly/2DRSe6T
over 1 year 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.
over 1 year ago, Judith Paolucci
Judith Paolucci
New blog post: Writing, a Key to Academic Success http://judypaolucci.edublogs.org
over 1 year 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!
over 1 year ago, SMITHFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS