Just a reminder that Family Reading Nights are held in the SES Library each Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Bring your child in to read and take AR tests. Please note that there will be no Family Reading Night on Thursday, February 29th due to Family Book Fair Night; Thursday, March 7th due to Family Engagement Night; or Thursday March 21st due to Parent Teacher Conferences. Please join SES for those events instead. Thank you!
Scholastic book fair February 26-March 1. Click image to go to book fair homepage to set up an ewallet.
Janet Trapp, February teacher of the month
Smithville Elementary would like to recognize our Teacher of the Month for February, Mrs. Janet Trapp. SES recognizes one teacher each month for his/her outstanding performance in teaching and their contribution to the students at our school. The teacher of the month is selected by the administration at Smithville Elementary.

Some of Mrs. Trapp's many compliments include:
"She is always kind, she loves her students, and does her best to meet all of their needs."
"Ms. Janet has been the backbone of SES for many years and is such a blessing! Always with a smile on her face, Ms. Janet is ready and eager to help when needed. She loves all the students at SES and strives to help each one achieve their full potential. She is a phenomenal phonics and reading teacher. Ms. Janet sets the bar high for future teachers as she exemplifies what an exceptional teacher should be for every student in public education. Thank you for all you do Ms. Janet!"
"She is always willing to help anyone in need. She’s always so kind to the kids. She is willing to do anything the kids need!"
"Janet is always so kind and calm to her students and colleagues. She is soft spoken and never gets rattled. She is a great asset to our school and we will miss the wise owl next year."
"Janet is a wonderful teacher! She has taught a variety of grade levels and always challenges and encourages her students to do their best. She is patient with her students, but firm if she needs to be. She encourages learning with interesting ideas and activities."
"Janet is always willing to help her fellow teachers and is such an asset to Smithville Elementary School. She is a joy to work with!"
"Mrs.Trapp is a beautiful soul ! She is a wonderful seasoned teacher . She loves and cares for each and every one of her students. We are so blessed to have her here at SES !"
"Janet is almost always calm and collected and wearing a smile. She is one of the first to offer up help when needed."
"Mrs. Trapp adores her students and makes each of them feel special and loved. She also encourages her coworkers and offers experienced advice without judgement."
"Ms. Janet Trapp is a wonderful teacher. She is one of the kindest people you will ever meet. She cares deeply for her students."
"Mrs. Trapp is always going above and beyond for her students. She is willing to share resources and adapt and adjust when something is not working to do best for her students!"
"Mrs. Trapp is the best! She is always so positive and patient with her students. She is the wise owl and we love her!"
"I couldn't have asked for a better fit for my own personal child! He loves her dearly and she is so patient, as she takes the time to get to know his needs. She will be missed after her retirement! What a wonderful asset she has been to SES-for students who are both typically developing and those that are part of the special education program!"

Congratulations Mrs. Trapp, and thank you for your dedication to Smithville Elementary! You are very much appreciated for your kindness, wisdom, and willingness to help the students and staff at SES in any way that you can.
yearbook sale February 5 - 29, the cost is $30
January students of the month
Smithville Elementary would like to recognize our Students of the Month for January. These students were selected for their outstanding character, academics, and other traits that make them an all-around excellent student. Selected as Students of the Month for January are:

PreK- Braydon Brumbach, Ruby Harris
Kindergarten – McKenna Rushing, Amelia Fox
1st Grade – Jaxson Howell, Westlyn Roller
2nd Grade – Eylin Carrasco, Cooper Jennings

The students are pictured with SES Principal Anita Puckett and SES Assistant Principal Karen France.

100th Day of School

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Family Reading Nights will begin in the SES library on Tuesday, January 9, 2024. Family Reading Night is a time for you to bring your child to read or be read to, and take Accelerated Reader (AR) tests on the computer to earn points toward various prizes. We will be hosting this event every Tuesday and Thursday night from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in the library, unless school is canceled, after school programs (LEAPS, STREAM, 21st Century, etc) are canceled, school is dismissed early, or school is out for the holidays.
Important Accelerated  Reader Information  The following are the point requirements and prizes for the  remainder of the year:  Level 3 prizes- Book, Food Coupon, Pokemon cards OR Pokemon plush toy, lunch & field trip to Greenbrook Park – points required by  Friday, April 19, 2024 Pre-K & K points needed – 12 points 1st points needed – 30 points 2nd points needed – 50 points  Top Point Earner school-wide: Principal of the Day Second Top Point Earner school-wide: Vice Principal of the Day Top Point Earner per grade: Librarian of the Day  Drawing held each month for 100% AR quizzes *Points accumulate, but each prize level will only be awarded one time.
cat cash heroes
Smithville Elementary is proud to announce our cat cash heroes for the second nine weeks! These students earned the most cat cash in their grade level this nine weeks. Cat cash is earned for good behavior, and is given out by all of the adults in the building.  The cat cash heroes for the second nine weeks are:

PreK-Cade Poteete
K-Sterling Estes
1st-Ella Poss
2nd-Peyton Bullard
Teacher of the Year

Congratulations to Mrs. Misty Agee, who has been selected by her peers as the 2023-2024 Teacher of the Year for Smithville Elementary!

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Smithville Elementary School/DeKalb County Board of Education intend to apply for the LEAPs grant.

DeKalb County School Support Organizations: SES - PTO

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