Katherine Smith Newsroom
Posted 04/29/2019 07:05AM
Contributing globally is an important part of our mission here at Katherine Smith. We believe thee are many components to this Smith Habit, but the first is applying work to the world. This can take the form of organizing people, challenging the status quo, leading change, fundraising, making something beautiful, or creating awareness..just to name a few.
Posted 04/12/2019 08:13AM
Giving and receiving feedback is an important part of improving the quality of our work. To give high quality feedback, we need to: be specific, helpful, and kind - recognize strengths - want to help others - suggest useful next steps - hard on the content and soft on the people.
Posted 02/06/2019 07:02AM
Evergreen School District is in the process of hiring a new Superintendent and we need your help. Please come to Parent Pride on Wednesday, February 13th to share your ideas and needs in finding the right leader to guide our district. Attached are the notices in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Posted 01/03/2019 01:22PM
Have you ever heard someone say, "I can't do it," when faced with a challenging task? It happens all the time and reflects a fixed mindset: the idea that we are either good at something or we aren't. We have all felt this way before and yes, there may be some things we aren't able to do right now, but what if we simply added, "yet" to the previous statement-"I can't do it, YET."
Posted 01/01/2019 08:00AM
We hope you all had a safe and restful winter break. We look forward to seeing you all back at school on January 7th!
Posted 12/03/2018 11:00AM
The word "rules" is often thought to mean a list of things we are NOT supposed to do. At K Smith, we think of rules as expectations and create learning targets so that students know exactly what it means to "Be Kind to Others." We also want...
Posted 11/16/2018 10:00AM
Congratulations to our K Smith wrestlers for winning the Sunnyvale Wrestling Club championship a second year in a row! Special thanks to Mr. Hernandez and Mr. Mai for their leadership and dedication to our students!
Posted 08/31/2018 08:18AM
Back to School Day will take place Wednesday, September 5th. 1st-6th grade presentations will take place from 2:15 to 3:15. Kindergarten and TK will take place from 7:45-8:30. Look for more specific information in your child's Friday Folder.
Posted 08/14/2018 05:54AM
Our Back-to-School BBQ was a huge success!! We were able to serve over 600 meals and handed out over 250 backpacks! We appreciate all of the generous donations and it was wonderful to see so many partner organizations attend as well!
Posted 01/12/2018 08:00PM
Principal's message Imagine a small fire. I'm sure you've gone camping and sat by a cozy fire under the stars. Putting out that fire is relatively easy. Add a little water. Maybe toss on some dirt, but overall, after some small effort, the fire is out. However,...
Posted 12/01/2017 09:00PM
Principal's message Parent Pride - our weekly parent meeting- happens on Wednesdays at 8 am in the library. This meeting is so much more than just a parent meeting - it's a community event.
Posted 10/16/2017 12:00PM
Quietness gives one strength. When we have a "place" of solace, safety, and quiet, then creativity, imagination, and self-expression emerge naturally. One way we to feel safe is when we have a quiet, safe place physically.
Posted 10/06/2017 02:00PM
People make claims all the time-sometimes when expressing an opinion such as their favorite sport, trying to explain their reasoning in how they solved a math problem, or even in determining what really happened to all the dinosaurs. Then question then becomes "How do you know?" or "What makes you say that?"
Posted 09/30/2017 12:41PM
Walk to school this Wednesday. It's a fun, safe, and healthy way to get to school.
Posted 09/30/2017 12:22PM
You'll often hear us talk about wanting deeper learning outcomes for our students. But, what does that mean?
Posted 09/24/2017 12:40PM
It's Cyber Awareness Week and a good time to talk about Cyber-bullying, which is often done through social media. The Internet and social media has increased global connectivity, but with these incredible communication possibilities have come new and different issues.