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Some of our awesome 4th grade distant learners!  Awesome job, Tigers!

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Summer is a great time to read!

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The deadline to complete your 5-minute Census has been extended to October 31st. Watch the video for more info. Go to 2020census.gov to complete your census today!


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Parents, please remember that by responding to the 2020 Census and counting every member in your home, you'll influence how much funding our community receives over the next 10 years for our schools, child care and more. Fill out your census today! https://2020census.gov/

Parents, remember that when responding to the 2020 Census (Census 2020) and counting each member in your household, will influence the amount of funds our community will receive over the next 10 years for our schools, childcare and more. Complete your census today! https://2020census.gov/

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LF Smith Packet Pick-up Plan
 


Tuesday, March 24th

Dear Parents,

We have missed seeing our Tiger Family so much! We pray that you and your family are safe. We are all working very hard to begin instruction soon. Our teachers have been making great efforts to contact all of our families. It is very important that you sign up for the platform that they recommend for communication (Class Dojo, Zoom, etc.).

Our teachers have provided me with a list of those students that need a paper packet. We will distribute these packets on Tuesday, March 24th. We will have a car rider pick up line on the front of the school (Perez side) for PPCD and Language Lab students. Pre-Kindergarten through 4th grade packets will be picked up on the side of the school where the cafeteria and library are located (Shaver entrance). Parents, due to the importance of maintaining social distancing, only those in cars will be able to pick up packets. If you are unable to reach the school in a car, please call the school on Monday or Tuesday morning between 10:00-11:00 AM to arrange for a mailed packet. Please know that we can only provide packets to those students previously confirmed by the teacher. Please feel free to contact your child’s teacher for clarification.

The pick-up times are as follows:

10:30-11:30 AM (PPCD and Language Lab) – Front of School (Perez)

For PK through 4th Grade – Families will enter from Shaver like normal dismissal/arrival time. Families with more than one child should try to come at the time slot of their youngest child. They will receive all packets at this time.

Parents should be prepared to state the grade level of their child, name of their child, and the name of the teacher at each appropriate grade level station. This will make the process go much more quickly. We will have stations for each grade level so you will receive a packet for one child at each grade level station. If you have three students in different grade levels, please be prepared to stop at 3 different stations.

10:30-11:00 AM (PK Time Slot) – Station 11
11:00-11:30 AM (Kinder Time Slot) – Station 9
11:30-12:00 PM (1st Grade Time Slot) – Station 7
12:00-12:30 PM (2nd Grade Time Slot) – Station 5
12:30-1:00 PM (3rd Grade Time Slot) – Station 3
1:00-1:30 PM (4th Grade Time Slot) – Station 1

Our school phones will be manned beginning Monday, March 23rd from 10:00-11:00 AM daily. Thanks so much for your patience during these unprecedented events. We are looking forward to getting started!

Sincerely,
Cathy Danna


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A Message from Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell:

Attention Pasadena ISD:

All Pasadena ISD facilities will remain closed for normal operations through Friday, April 10, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Houston area continues to see an increasing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and health officials report this number is expected to increase as more testing is made available.

The Centers for Disease Control has outlined the need for all communities to implement a social distancing protocol. The district anticipates beginning instructional support outside of school through the use of electronic and non-electronic materials on Monday, March 23, 2020. Right now we are working diligently to prepare our staff to be able to provide support and feedback to your students. Parents will receive further information regarding instruction from their child’s campus. Our website has optional extended learning opportunities and activities for students. We encourage parents and students to visit the district’s website and social media often for the most recent updates as we navigate this unprecedented situation together.

The health of Pasadena ISD students, staff and community continues to be the District’s top priority. Pasadena Independent School District will offer curbside grab-and-go free breakfast and lunch to all Pasadena ISD students beginning tomorrow. Parents may drive by any of our traditional High School campuses to pick up a meal for each child present in the vehicle. Breakfast will be served from 7:30-8:30 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Please know we will post information on a regular basis so that our students, families and staff are updated. The information is continually changing and I appreciate your understanding and patience as we move forward. Please plan to be available during regularly calendared school days. Your supervisor will be in contact with you in the very near future.

I am praying for our children and each of you during this most difficult time. I love our district and I have been once again reminded what makes Pasadena ISD so very special.

Take care,
DeeAnn


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Attention Pasadena ISD,

Pasadena Independent School District will be closed next week, March 16-20, 2020, in an effort to help prevent the broader spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Pasadena ISD has made this decision in collaboration with many other school districts in the greater Houston area. All University Scholastic League (UIL) and other related school events scheduled for next week are also canceled. The Superintendent will continue to work with state and local authorities to determine any future actions.




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A big congratulations to our new Independent Readers. Today they received spirit shirts and were the spotlight of our school parade.





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Thank you, Mayor Wagner, for visiting our campus today. Our 4th grade students were thrilled that you took the time to see them perform their Christmas musical. All of our students were so excited to meet you! (12/19/18)

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Thank you to the Cycle Houston volunteers who brought bikes for our 2nd grade students as a reward for meeting their reading goals! Wow!!! (12/08/18)

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Yesterday was our 1st LF Smith Turkey Trot! Richey Elementary joined us, and all of our kids had a blast!


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Dr. DeeAnn Powell and Pasadena Rotary members came by the school today to give our 3rd grade students dictionaries. Our kids were excited!!!



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We had a wonderful time this evening with our first annual Parent Christmas Craft Night. Parents that attended had the chance to make a table runner or garland, a Christmas ornament, a candy container, and more! We had such a good time! Araceli Rodriguez;Kathryn Bruso;Teresa Potter; Debbie Garcia; Ana Guzman; Rogelio Guzman; Alyssa Vogel; Maria Mata-Davila; Katie Brown - thanks for all your help tonight! ❤️❤️❤️


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We took some of our top readers to Barnes and Noble today! They had a great time buying books, and we even enjoyed a quick stop by the cafe! Congrats to our Accelerated Reading prize recipients!!!

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 Several amazing moms joined us today for a cake decorating course.  Our fabulous counselor, Araceli Rodriguez, incorporated math skills like measurement, angles, etc.  We all had a blast, and the cupcakes were beautifully decorated!  BEST school, BEST students, BEST community!

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Dr. Nicki Newton, nationally known math guru and author of Guided Math in Action, visited our campus today.  She took pictures and video of the amazing things going on at LF Smith!  BEST school!  BEST students!  BEST community!




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Our students have learned so much in 100 days!






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Our Polar Express Day was a blast!  Guest speaker, Scott Harrell, did an awesome job reading to our students.  We also had Santa make a special visit. 





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Our 4th Graders preparing for the "Jingle Bell Jukebox" program!




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We had a super successful Community Health Fair today!  Thanks to our CHAC Team for all of the their hard work and to our families and community for the support!





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11/11/16 We snagged a picture of some of our kids wearing their college spirit shirts!





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11/10/16 - We're celebrating College Week at LF Smith Elementary! Where did you go to college?