Lisa’s Weekly Note – March 25 & April 1

Hello SMS Families I find it hard to believe, but we are about to embark onto the HS minimester, and then…Spring Break!! Please note this email serves as an update for both this week AND next week. 

I want to congratulate our middle school students on their hard work and amazing performances for their extended play and lecture recital performances. You showed great maturity, skill, and knowledge. 


HS STUDENTS: Minimester assignments were sent to you this weekend along with any necessary permission slips. Please bring in your permission slips tomorrow!

HS STUDENTS; The SAT/PSAT School Day has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24th. All students will report to school at regular start time, 8:00 am, and the exam will start promptly at 8:30 am.  As outlined with the March 21st exam, you may have an early dismissal following the conclusion of the exam if you parent submits an early release form. in preparation for the exam, please set up an account with College Board if you have not already done so. Follow the link below for detailed instructions on setting up your accounts. All SAT, PSAT, & AP exam scores are accessible via your College Board account.  Our College Board school code is 33119. Please contact Ms. Skelly with any questions. College Board Account

ALL SMS PARENTS: The NYC School Survey deadline has been extended until 3/29. Please let me know if you need any help accessing the survey or your code. The survey provides crucial information to both SMS and the city on how you feel about your child’s school.


Please send in your Gala Ad contributions as soon as possible; K-8, please remit to your class parent; HS, please remit to Lisa Stump (G19)


Raffle tickets are still available for purchase through this Wednesday, March 28, and the drawing will take place on Thursday, March 29.


The PTA has extended the raffle of faculty auction items through 3/28, and the drawings will take place on 3/29. 

Tickets are $10 each. K-8, please submit either cash or check (made out to SMS PTA) in an envelope in the KMC Lobby PTA folder (PLEASE NOTE: your envelope should contain your child’s name, the items you would like to purchase chances for, and payment for your raffle tickets). High School, please submit either cash or check (made out to SMS PTA) in an envelope to my office (G19) PLEASE NOTE: your envelope should contain your child’s name, the items you would like to purchase chances for, and payment for your raffle tickets.


1. Principal for the day

2. Playdate & snack with Ms. Rafofsky (for you and 1 friend)

3. Pizza lunch for you and Ms. Nicole (for you and 1 friend)

4. Pizza after school with Ms. Susan (for you and 1 friend)

5. Manicure by Abby Rapoport

6. Lunch with Kerri (for you and 1 friend)

7. Math Tutoring with Mr. T

8. Chipotle lunch with Ms. Potts (for you and 1 friend)

9. Basketball Party with Mr. Fox and Rosamond

10. Family sized dish of Mary Lynn’s banana pudding

11. 5 lb. container of Ms. Rosario’s potato salad

12. 2 tickets to National Geographic’s Encounter Ocean ODYSSEY from Ms. Racquel

13. Pizza lunch with Ms. Marisa (for you and 1 friend)

14. Personalized dish of candy to be kept in Ms. Palmieri’s office–drop by anytime for a pick-me up.

15. Classroom hot cocoa delivery from Mr. Gordon

16. Taco Tuesday with Ms. Plump and Mr. Friedman

17. Bagel Breakfast delivery from Ms. Ryan and Mr. Gopal

18. Handcrafted pottery vase made by Ms. Simonen


Congratulations to Oliver Ramsdell (3rd Grade) who so brilliantly represented SMS at this weekend’s District 3 Science Expo. I hope some of you were able to get out to see what SMS and all the other District 3 schools are bringing to their science programs. Kudos Oliver! 


Michaela Duryea (10th Grade) and Theodora Tomuta (12th Grade) are appearing with YPC, this Wednesday, March 28th at 10pm, on NBC’s  Special, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tribute to a Superstar.


Summer High School Internships at The Met Application Deadline: April 2, 2018 Event: Ongoing June-August 2018 Contact: highschoolinterns@ The application period for summer high school internships at The Met is now open to students who are rising juniors and seniors. Interns will be able to connect with arts, museum, and creative professionals as they develop professional skills and experience. CLICKHERE for more information and to apply


Columbia University SPLASH! Columbia University will be hosting its Spring 2018 Splash! program on March 31, 2018 from 9 AM to 6 PM. Put simply, the Splash! program lets undergraduate and graduate students teach a class on virtually any subject they like to high school students (Grades 8 to 12). Some of the classes we will offer include: Introduction to Japanese Drumming, Superfluid Helium Protein Biochemistry, History of Ballet, Fractal Fundamentals and Chaos Theory. The full catalog can be found here: Splash/2018_Spring/catalog 

There is an admissions fee of $25 for this event. However, we do offer full financial aid with an application on our website. Lunch will be included in this fee. The registration link can be found here: register.html. Registration opens on Tuesday March 6, and closes on Friday March 23. Many universities hold SPLASH programs. 

CSD3 Harlem Schools Summit at PS 180: 370 W120 St:

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