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Upcoming Events
 
School Announcements
Our School Year is ENDING
 
Dear Parents and Guardians,

Our school year will be officially ending on Tuesday, June 17. I have enjoyed my first year as principal of Smilie School. Thank you for sharing your children with us this year. We all have so many memories that we have created together.
I will be sending out a survey for you to fill out regarding your experiences with Smilie this year. Please complete this survey at your earliest convenience.

Here are a few reminders:

*We are having our Fabulously Fun Field Days on Monday, June 16, on the playground, between 12:30 and 2:00. Please be aware of the weather and what clothing and lotions your children may need. Preschool students are welcome to come as long as they have a grown-up with them.

* Please return any "Boxtops for Education" that you still may have. We get to buy lots of school supplies with the points generated by these!

* Smilie Day at the Lake Monster's Game is this coming Thursday, June 19. The first 500 students get a free hot dog, fries and a drink! Let's try to have lots of Smilie people at this game. It should be fun!

*Please consider signing up to help take care of our garden this summer. We need many hands to help along our delightful veggies! I sent out the "SignUpGenius" link on a recent email.




Memories from Smilie READS 2014
 




Bolton Merger Update
 Bolton Merger Update

The Bolton School Board met on May 14
th with a few community members to discuss the progress of the merger discussions.  The conversation centered on process and timeline, and the advantages of a merger for students and taxpayers.  The Modified Union structure will allow up to two existing elementary districts to remain separate if they choose, while the other elementary districts would join together with the existing Mount Mansfield district to form a new Mount Mansfield preK-12 district.

Currently, the merger committee is working on Articles of Agreement that outline how the new district would function.  These Articles would need approval by the State Board of Education before being brought to the voters.  The working timeline would have the merger vote in November 2014.  Elections for representatives to the new-MMU board would occur on the same day.  If approved, the new district would be formed July 1, 2015.  The draft articles require that students would attend schools as they do now for at least the first year (2015-16), and that no schools could be closed for at least four years.   It is important to note that the merger committee has not anticipated any school boundary adjustments or school closings.  Any potential changes would be made by the new-MMU board after it has had sufficient time to consider the benefits of any alterations.

Students across the new district would benefit from increased equity, unified planning, and potential choice.  The existing disparities between elementary schools in technology, facilities, and offerings (like enrichment) would be reduced over time.  The new district would be able to plan curriculum and hold schools accountable for student performance for all grades, as compared to the current fragmented approach. Additionally, the new-MMU district could potentially offer elementary school choice to respond to circumstances -- an option not presently available without tuition payments.

In addition to our students, taxpayers would also reap some benefit.  Initial calculations include savings on administration, bookkeeping, and operating expenses.  Further cost reductions could be realized by more efficient use of staff and facilities, including the potential to move our central office to a district-owned building.  Unlike other towns where the tax implications are less dramatic, Bolton would see significant savings.  Our cost per pupil would be averaged across the new district, instead of just our small school.  All merging districts would receive incentive-reductions in the tax rate of $0.08 the first year (and then $0.06, $0.04, and $0.02 in three subsequent years).

We are hopeful the merger can be completed on schedule.  The Modified Union School District structure will allow Bolton and other districts to enjoy the benefits of merging while other schools may prefer to remain separate and unaffected.





Smilie READS Kickoff

Please enjoy our Smilie Reads Kick-Off for our "Driven to Read" program! Students were treated to a creative and zany skit by in house actors. Race car drivers Kyle Streeter and Logan shared all their inside information about racing cars and the connection to reading!
 



 
MMU Budget Vote
 Dear Community Members,

The re-vote for Mt. Mansfield Union School District, Underhill Town School District and Underhill Incorporated School District  2014-15 school budgets will take place on Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 at the following locations:

  • Smilie Memorial School (Bolton Residents)
  • Brewster-Pierce Memorial School (Huntington Residents)
  • Jericho Elementary School (Jericho Residents)
  • Camels Hump Middle School (Richmond Residents)
  • Browns River Middle School (Underhill Residents)

To find details of the revised budgets and meeting schedules, please go to www.cesu.k12.vt.us/schoolboards or call 434-2128. 









School Recess
 
School Vacation

Monday, April 21 through Friday, April 25
Have a fun and safe vacation!



playground issues and concerns
 Playground Issues and Concerns


Playground supervisors and I have had to close certain playground structures for safety reasons over the last few winter months.  Student safety requires us to limit use of some of the playground equipment.  As the "fall zone protection material" either freezes or is covered with ice, use of some structures that places a student’s head over five feet above the ground may be closed.  The "fall zone" is defined as the area on the ground where a child would fall off an apparatus.   Most fall zone materials, either wood chips or pea stones, will not protect a child from a critical head injury above this height, if the material is frozen or covered with ice. Decisions on the use of equipment will be made on a daily basis by playground supervisors and me.  The fall zone materials used in district schools provide sufficient protection in the warmer weather and maintenance of these materials occurs on a regular basis.  This winter has provided school playgrounds in the district with many layers of ice and hard packed snow with no possible maintenance of materials. And now, due to the great amount of water on the playground, we will have the students play on the parts of the playground that are not under water. Hopefully, the bright sun will soon soften the earth and dry up all the water. 

Parent Information Night for CHMS
 
Smilie Memorial Elementary School will be hosting a Parent Information Night on Tuesday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. Principal Mark Carbone, from Camel's Hump Middle School, will be present to introduce 4th grade parents to Camel's Hump Middle School and the transition process. Please join us at Smilie School, on Tuesday evening. We will meet in the library.


Half Day on Friday, March 21, 2014
 
Half Day Parent Conference Day on Friday, March 21

There will be a half day of school for all students in grades K-4 on Friday, March 21st. Students will be dismissed at 11:10 a.m.

There will be no A.M. or P.M. Preschool on Friday, March 21st. 



Welcome Back to School
 Welcome back to school!

I wanted to let you know about our bake sale at the northbound and southbound rest areas on I-89 a few weeks ago. 

SMILIE'S BAKE SALE WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!!!!

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the rest stop bake sale!! We ended up with lots of baked goods and enough volunteers to run both sides of the interstate all day long!

Our efforts raised $560 for Smilie's students!



School Recess: February 24-March 4
 
No School: February 24 through March 4 

School Resumes: Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Have a fun and safe winter break!






Skiing at Bolton February 10, 2014
 



Smilie Winter Concert
 
Please join us for our Music Concert

Smilie's Winter Concert will be on Tuesday, February 18, from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Please have students arrive around 6:15 and go straight to the gymnasium. Please help us out at the end by stacking all chairs. I look forward to seeing you!



Bake Sale is ON... Alternate Ways to get Food to Us
 THE BAKE SALE IS ON!!

In the event of a snow day on Friday, here are some options for delivering your food donations:

1. Drop off at Smilie today by 3:00.
2. Drop off at Smilie on Friday at 3:00 (I will come by to meet anyone in the parking lot)
3. Drop off at Diane Hansen's house any time after 4:00 on Friday.
4. Call Diane....I will come pick it up for you! (434-2534)

If school is open, please drop everything off at Smilie by 3:00 on Friday.

Thank you so much in advance!!

2nd Smilie Day at Bolton: February 10, 2014
 Smilie Day Update February 10, 2014
 Smilie Day at Bolton

Monday, February 10, 2014

What Every Parent Needs to Know

 

·        All students will eat early  -around 10:20 a.m.

·        Students and Chaperones will get on the buses at 11:00 a.m. (please be punctual)

·        Students and chaperones will leave the buses and  go to either the ski lodge or the recreation center that houses the pool and game area

·        There will be a head count, on the bus, two times

·        Chaperones will do a head count before,  a couple times during and after the activity together

 

Swimmers: Swimmers need a swim suit, towel and plastic bag for wet suit. I have decided to divide the swimmers into two groups because there are 20 children wanting to swim. All swimmers will have 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour in games in the recreation center. One group of swimmers will swim from 11:15-12:15 and then will go to games from 12:30-1:15. The other group will play games from 11:15-12:00 and swim from 12:15-1:15. Game supervisors are Tina Cole, Michelle Blow and Katie LeFrancois .

We will have a lifeguard on duty and her name is Erin Brady. Erin is also our special educator at Smilie. I will be supervising the dressing room for the girls and chaperoning at the pool. We have lots of adult chaperones for the pool. Thanks! Another staff member, Addison, will be supervising the boys’ dressing room.

In order to save time, I encourage you to have your child wear his or her bathing suit under his or her clothing.

Snow Shoers: There are 4 students who want to snow shoe. Our supervisors are Helen-Anne Cafferty, Karee Wiltshire and Amber Spence, student intern. We are bringing our snow shoes from Smilie for the students and adults. These students and chaperones will meet outside of the recreation center to plan their walk. Snowshoers will snowshoe from 11:15-12:15 and then play games from 12:30-1:15.

Skiers and SnowboardersSkiers and chaperones will wait together in the lodge while supervisor Steve Menz goes to get their lift tickets. Once everyone has their ticket, they will ski from 11:15 until 1:15. We have lots of chaperones for the skiers. Thanks!

Ski and Snowboard Equipment: If your student is bringing his or her own equipment, please have it at the school in the morning and at least by 10:00 a.m., as Graham Clegg will be taking them up in his truck.

 

We will only cancel if the weather is below 0.The forecast for Monday is for a temperature in the teens. Snowshoers and skiers, please dress for cold weather. Please contact me with any questions!  Let’s have some fun!        

                                                                                                 Barbara

 

Smilie Movie Night Friday, February 7,
 
Join us for Movie Night at Smile this Friday. Come at 5:30-movie starts at 6:15!

The Smilie Community Association (SCA) invites all Smilie families to join us for 
Movie Night on Friday, February 7th in the Smilie School gym. We will be showing Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (rated PG). Doors open at 5:30 and movie starts at 6:15. This is a FREE event, although we will have pizza, juice, and baked goods on sale. Wear your PJs and bring a sleeping bag/blanket or low lawn chair if you’d like. Please join us for this fun event!



 

1st Smilie Day at Bolton January 2014
 Everyone had a great time at our first Smilie Day at Bolton Valley Resort. Please enjoy the pictures of our students swimming and snowshoeing. I hope to have pictures of skiing and snowboarding another time.


Smilie Day Update January 27, 2014
 Smilie Day at Bolton

Monday, January 27, 2014

What Every Parent Needs to Know

 

·        All students will eat early  -around 10:20 a.m.

·        Students and Chaperones will get on the buses at 11:00 a.m. (please be punctual)

·        Students and chaperones will leave the buses and  go to either the ski lodge or the recreation center that houses the pool and game area

·        There will be a head count, on the bus, two times

·        Chaperones will do a head count before,  a couple times during and after the activity together

 

Swimmers: Swimmers need a swim suit, towel and plastic bag for wet suit. I have decided to divide the swimmers into two groups because there are 20 children wanting to swim. All swimmers will have 1 hour in the pool and 1 hour in games in the recreation center. One group of swimmers will swim from 11:15-12:15 and then will go to games from 12:30-1:15. The other group will play games from 11:15-12:00 and swim from 12:15-1:15. Game supervisors are Tina Cole and Michelle Blow.

We will have a lifeguard on duty and her name is Erin Brady. Erin is also our special educator at Smilie. I will be supervising the dressing room for the girls and chaperoning at the pool. We have lots of adult chaperones for the pool. Thanks! Another staff member, Addison, will be supervising the boys’ dressing room.

In order to save time, I encourage you to have your child wear his or her bathing suit under his or her clothing.

Snow Shoers: There are 4 students who want to snow shoe. Our supervisors are Helen-Anne Cafferty, and Amber Spence, student intern. We are bringing our snow shoes from Smilie for the students and adults. These students and chaperones will meet outside of the recreation center to plan their walk. Snowshoers will snowshoe from 11:15-12:15 and then play games from 12:30-1:15.

Skiers and Snowboarders: Skiers and chaperones will wait together in the lodge while supervisor Steve Menz goes to get their lift tickets. Once everyone has their ticket, they will ski from 11:15 until 1:15. We have lots of chaperones for the skiers. Thanks!

Ski and Snowboard Equipment: If your student is bringing his or her own equipment, please have it at the school in the morning and at least by 10:00 a.m., as Graham Clegg will be taking them up in his truck.

 

We will only cancel if the weather is below 0.The forecast for Monday is for a temperature of 12 degrees. Snowshoers and skiers, please dress for cold weather. Please contact me with any questions!  Let’s have some fun!        

                                                                                                 Barbara

 

NO SCHOOL on MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
 


In  honor of the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,  students will not have school on Monday, January 20. School will resume on Tuesday, January 21, 2014. 

Join us for our First Smilie Day at Bolton Monday, January 27, 2014

       
JOIN US FOR OUR FIRST ANNUAL SMILIE DAY AT BOLTON     

       

 Bolton Valley has generously offered three days to ski, snowshoe or swim for all Smilie students, K-4, free of charge. Smilie staff and parents are welcome as well. We are now calling these days, Smilie Days. Our first day is January 27th. The two remaining days are February 10th and March 10th. All students will eat at 10:30 a.m. and depart for Bolton at 11:00 a.m. Students who are skiing or snowboarding will have two hours on the slopes. Students who are swimming or snowshoeing will spend half the time in these activities and the other half will be spent playing games in the recreation center.

            Children must know how to ski or snowboard and get on and off the lift by themselves if they want to ski or snowboard. There are no lessons on Smilie Days. Those children who do not ski or snowboard will have a choice of swimming or snowshoeing.

            Smilie has snowshoes and Smilie Days includes free rental of ski/snowboard equipment. If you wish to use Bolton Valley rental equipment, you must fill out the attached forms. Parents can sign up for equipment, as well. If you are getting equipment for you or your child, you must sign the attached Liability Agreement.

            ALL PARENTS MUST SIGN THE BOLTON VALLEY ASSUMPTION AND ACCEPTANCE OF RISK WAIVER.

Students are welcome to use their own equipment and you will need to drop that off at school as equipment is not allowed on the buses. We will get the equipment up to the mountain.

Please take some time to carefully fill out the forms we sent home on Friday. January 17 and return them to school by next Tuesday, January 21, so that we can get the rental information up to Bolton Valley. They will then have the equipment ready and labeled for us when we arrive on each Smilie Day.

We welcome and encourage you to join us on these days. We can use your help as chaperones! Please indicate which days you are able to chaperone. If you have any questions, please contact me at 434-2757.

                                               

                                                                        Sincerely,
                                                                                   
                                                                                     Barbara E. Tomasi-Gay


  

 

CALLING All Girls for a GREAT HOCKEY EXPERIENCE


 






White T-Shirts for MMU Fans

Let's Suupport Our MMU Athletes!

To build a better sense of community throughout the district, I am trying something new this year for our Winter Sports @ MMU ... 

I  went out and bought white t-shirts to be used as "Fan Shirts". The cost of these shirts are  $5.00 and will get ANY CESU student into ALL MMU HOME games this winter season (basketball/wrestling/hockey/etc) ... without the shirt, the admission for students is $2.00. Adults are more than welcome to buy the shirts, however, they still have to pay to get into the events.



 







Smilie students enjoy the " Hour of Code"

Dear Parents and Community Members, Our students had the opportunity to participate in the nationwide "Hour of Code" , where students learned how to "program". Joanne Finnegan, our Technology Integrationist, created a video of our students and this can be viewed below. It was a marvelous experience for everyone!




VSO AT SMILIE: Thursday, December 19, 2013, at 1:15
PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND

VSO MUSICIANS TO PERFORM IN AREA SCHOOLS The Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s “DrumShtick” Percussion Trio will visit schools in Warren, Waitsfield, and Bolton on December 19th. (See schedule below.) The day has been made possible through the generosity of the Warren Arts Council and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters. “DrumShtick” is always a big hit in schools. Brian Johnson, Robert Levis, and Jane Boxall are all excellent performers with years of experience turning kids on to classical music. Their show is called “Percussion Means the World to Us,” and it explores a culturally diverse repertoire and includes demonstrations of non-Western instruments. Through their sometimes zany humor they introduce children both to general musical concepts and to the family of percussion instruments. The VSO’s traveling ensembles visit all corners of the state as part of an outreach program known as the Lois H. McClure “Musicians-in-the-Schools” program. These lively performances are met with overwhelming enthusiasm, as the musical ambassadors spread the word that classical music can be fun! These concerts are part of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s statewide SymphonyKids education program, which reached over 30,000 schoolchildren last year with 283 presentations serving 195 schools in 170 different communities.

For more information on “DrumShtick” or the VSO's SymphonyKids programs in general, please call Eleanor Long at (800) VSO-9293 ext. 14.

Performance schedule:


Warren Elementary 9:00 a.m. 
Waitsfield Elementary 10:30 a.m.
Smilie Memorial School 1:15 p.m., in the gymnasium.


Hope you can join us!


FOOD BASKETS FOR OUR SENIORS
 
Please help us prepare Food Baskets for Bolton's Senior Citizens

Smilie School will be collecting food for Senior Baskets for the holidays. Please send non-perishable items to school from December 2 through December 13.

Thanks so much for your help!



Bolton's 250th Birthday: A Success!
 The town of Bolton Celebrated it's 250th anniversary on Saturday, November 16 at the Smilie Memorial Elementary School. Citizens visited throughout the afternoon and evening to check out the  old maps, timeline of the town's history, old fashioned games and crafts, and lots of photos and artifacts from the past. One highlight was the lynx pelt generously loaned by the Lafreniere family. Bertha Preston Lafreniere (one of the first female representatives to the state legislature back in the 60's) shot that lynx in her back yard and the story made it into the newspaper!

The students of Smilie Memorial Elementary School (preK-4) contributed several displays that wowed participants: 
*Interviews with seniors that were videotaped and provided for viewing/listening 
*Impersonations of residents from 100-200 years ago also videotaped and provided on laptops with headphones below the timeline
*"Tunnel Boxes" that artistically informed viewers about occupations past and present in Bolton
*A wall-sized rendition of the original Smilie School, complete with self-portraits of today's smiling kindergartners (which replaced the Pinneo Brook school washed away in the flood of 1927), which had to be demolished when the interstate was built.
*A hand-crafted book about the history of Bolton's schools to which each student in the 2/3 class contributed text and drawings.
A community potluck complete with venison stew helped finish up the evening as Boltonites shared stories, listened to music, and learned a little more about the history of their town. The town is hoping to post the video recordings, so keep an eye on the Bolton website: www.boltonvt.org
An additional celebration that is happening in December: Bolton Valley Resort is celebrating the town's anniversary by offering $2.50 ski passes to Bolton residents on December 20. Bring some proof of residency if you plan to take advantage of this generous offer!

Thank you to all of the volunteers, teachers, and contributors who made this event possible!




Breakfast with Santa
 Smilie Community Association

Breakfast with Santa

It's that time of year again. When the excitement fills the air, the kids are wild with anticipation, and friends and neighbors get together for some

holiday fun!

Come celebrate this joyous holiday season with us as the glorious community we are.

Saturday December 7th, from 8:00 - 11:00 a.m. in the Smilie Memorial School gymnasium. Santa will be joining us from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. to hear all the special wishes the children have. A marvelous breakfast will be served by the SCA volunteers and Smilie staff.

A lovely reading nook will be in place for sitting and relaxing and reading to children about the beautiful stories of Christmas.

A craft table will be set up for children and parents to do crafts together. You can save them for gifts or decorate your homes with them. You

may have to make a cool frame craft to put your pictures in when you get them taken with Santa. That's right,  we are taking photo's this year

that you can have soon after the photo is taken.

An amazing raffle will be taking place as well, with prizes offered listed below:

Green Mountain Coffee - 6 - 1 lb bags of coffee

Flash Bags - a bag

Veronica Stubbs - a local inn keeper - will make a basket with Dan's

Chocolates and scone mix

Cold Hollow - will donate a Yankee Breakfast gift set

American Girl shop - is donating one Rebecca doll* along with an accompanying paperback book, Meet Rebecca!!!!!

A gift basket from Stargazer Gifts and Toys

A gift basket from The Crimson Poppy

An Ava Anderson Gift Basket

And more to come at the time of the event!

I hope to see you on the 7th and if you have any questions feel free to email or call me at bphillips@gmavt.net or 434-5468.

Sincerely,

Brenda L. Phillips

SCA



November Craft Day
 November’s Crafternoon with Brenda

Come join me for a fun filled afternoon at Smilie making a placemat, wreath, and centerpiece for the Thanksgiving table.

All children are welcome and preschoolers and kindergartners must be accompanied by an adult. Adult helpers are an asset to this ASE activity.

Join me on Wednesday November 20th from 2:15-4:00. Snack and drinks will be provided. The cost is $5.00 to cover materials.

The deadline to sign up for this event is Wednesday November 13th.

Call Brenda Phillips with questions at 434-5468.



Thanksgiving Dinner on Tuesday, November 19
 
         On Tuesday, November 19, family and friends are invited to come to Smilie School for a Thanksgiving Feast. We will be offering the traditional Thanksgiving meal with turkey and all the trimmings as well as a vegetarian choice of baked stuffed squash. The adult price will be $6.00.

There will be two serving times:

11:20-11:50 with Mrs. Cole"s Kindergarten class and Mrs. LeFrancois's First and Second Graders

12:00-12:30 with Mrs. Cafferty's Second and Third Graders, Mr.Menz's third and fourth graders and Mrs. Gifford's Preschoolers

Please call the school (434-2757),  if you have any questions.


Smilie Celebrates Bolton's 250th Anniversary
 
Mark Your Calendars!

Bolton's 250th Anniversary Celebration
Smilie School Gymnasium
Saturday, November 16, 2013
3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Students in grades K-4 are taking an active role in the celebration of Bolton’s 250th Anniversary. Teachers had an organizational meeting with Leslie Pelch, a community member who is leading the preparations for this celebration. Everyone was excited to participate. One teacher is creating a rendition of the first schoolhouse in Bolton. Kindergarten students are creating self-portraits which will be featured in the windows of this schoolhouse. First and Second grade students are creating “tunnel books” which feature the past and present professions/jobs in Bolton. Second and third grade students have written and illustrated the story of Bolton’s schools. Third and fourth grade students are involved in a variety of activities relating to the important people in Bolton’s history. One activity was to videotape interviews with Bolton’s senior citizens.  Another on-going project is to research and write reports on the important individuals of Bolton’s past. Students will then make a video while reading these reports to be shown the day of the celebration. I hope that you will join us on Saturday, November 16, from 3-8 p.m., in Smilie’s gymnasium, for this fun-filled celebration.

November School Board Meeting

Smilie Budget 2014-2015

At the November Smilie School Board meeting, we reviewed the status quo budget as well as enrollment and staffing projections for the 2014-2015 school year.  With preliminary estimates for increases like salaries and health care, and decrease in electric usage due to energy improvements we are hopeful that the tax rate impact will be much less than last year.  Each month our confidence increases in these assumptions and the guidance we receive about the statewide property tax formula that will be set by the legislature after our budget has been finalized.

The Modified Unified Union School District voluntary merger committee has formed.  We expect a merger vote in late 2014 to take effect for the 2015-2016 school year.  The merger will increase educational opportunities and have tax savings for Bolton and other elementary districts in the Chittenden East Supervisory Union.  Keeping Smilie as an outstanding school with the current tax formula would be place too large a burden on Bolton taxpayers.

The Board will meet again on Wednesday December 4th at 6:30 PM at Smilie school.  Public input is always requested at the beginning of every meeting, and may be accepted later in the meeting at the discretion of the Board.  Please also feel free to call or email any of your board representatives.

Andrew Pond andrew.pond@cesuvt.org 434-2363

Alain Cohen griffonier@gmavt.net 434-2280

Paula Gervia pgervia@gmail.com 434-3892

Mary Ellen Seaver-Reid mseaverr@uvm.edu 434-4813

Amy Turner mrslthiker@hotmail.com 434-3514





THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED CLEAN UP!

TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED CLEAN UP THE GROUNDS ON SATURDAY:


 Wow,  what an amazing group of volunteers we have at Smilie! This past Saturday, they raked leaves, cut brush, pruned trees, cut and weeded flower beds, cleaned out the gardens, cleared sidewalks and the parking lot edges, and a lot more. All these jobs were  done by 10 Smilie families and one Bolton Community family. I was just amazed at all that hard work done by our volunteers so I had to share it with you so you know our school is loved and that we appreciate one another in our small town. The grounds look beautiful and it warms my heart to say I am so thankful to live in Bolton and that my children attend such an amazing school. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping out at Smilie School Grounds Cleanup Day.
Remember,  it's never to late to join us and volunteer for an event sometime this year! It really is an amazing feeling to see the rewards in the faces of our children, staff , and towns people.
Brenda L. Phillips
SCA

Community Volleyball
 Community Volleyball

There will be adult volleyball in the Smilie Gym on Wednesdays at 6 p.m., starting on October 16. This is pick-up volleyball and all abilities are encouraged to play.

Please direct questions to Keith FitzPatrick by email at fitzcatrick@yahoo.com.



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