Principal's Newsletter

  • SMS Update: 7/20/21

    Posted by SBLSD on 7/20/2021

    We hope our students and families are finding some rest, relaxation, and fun this summer.  Please read below for information about:

    • Bobcat Back-to-School event on August 30

    • Summer independent learning opportunities and our upcoming book exchange on July 27 from noon to 1pm

    • School supply list

    SAVE THE DATE!  Bobcat Back-to-School Event on August 30 from 1pm to 6pm

    When:   On August 30 we will offer a Back-to-School event for all SMS students 

    What:  Students will get school pictures, receive their school ID card, pick-up their class schedule, find their classrooms and meet their teachers, turn in health-care/immunization forms (if not done previously), learn about sports/clubs at SMS, and much more.  

    Stay tuned! We will email information in early August with more information about this event.

    OPTIONAL: Summer Independent Learning and Book Exchange 

    All students are invited to participate in our voluntary Bobcats Rising summer program that encourages students to engage in activities related to reading, math, STEM, creative arts, fitness, and service/leadership. This is an independent program that is completed at home.

    • Visit the Bobcats Rising website to learn more.

    • Book exchange: We encourage all of our students to read over the summer and to support this goal, we have a large variety of high interest books available for students to check-out for free over the summer. The book exchange occurs twice each month and is located in the SMS main loop.

      • Tuesday, July 27, noon to 1pm

      • Tuesday, August 10, noon to 1pm

      • Tuesday, August 24, noon to 1pm

    2021-2022 School Supply List 

    We have purposely tried to keep our school supply list as manageable as possible for students and families.  If students need additional supplies for specific classes, teachers will communicate this information in their syllabus in the first weeks of school.

    Required Supplies: 

    • Writing utensils: pens and pencils 

    • Highlighters

    • College ruled notebooks (composition or spiral) - 4 

    • Glue stick 

    • Colored pencils or crayons

    • Earbuds/ headphones

    Optional Supplies: 

    • Scientific calculator

    • Hand held pencil sharpener

    • Pencil pouch

    We do have free backpacks with supplies available for families who need assistance. Please email your child’s counselor if your family needs assistance. Our counselors will be checking their emails when they return from summer break in mid-August.

    Shawna Eklund, counselor for students with last name A-K, shawna_eklund@sumnersd.org

    Donna Knutsen, counselor for students with last name L-Z, donna_knutsen@sumnersd.org

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