Meet our Principal
Hello Samantha Smith Families,
We are excited for another successful year here at Smith! Many of your families are familiar with our school community, but being a growing school, we are welcoming many who are new to our school.
As a school community, we believe in “Success, Care, and Respect for All Learners.” All students will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to be successful now and in the future. As adult members of the Samantha Smith Learning Community, we accept the charge to do everything in our power to ensure that students will be taught, cared for, and respected each and every day by school staff, parents and the community.
We look forward to partnering with you during your child’s educational journey. Our teachers care about all of our students. In every decision we make, we always ask ourselves, “What is best for kids?” I am thankful each day to work with such talented teachers and staff. We are also lucky to have supportive parents. I would highly encourage you to join our PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association). This group works closely with me to ensure our students get the best educational experience.
On a personal note, this will be my 9th year as the Principal of Samantha Smith Elementary. I started at Washington State University (Go Cougs!). I was a teacher before moving into administration. I love working with kids. This is my passion. In the past 6 years, our school community has watched me also step into motherhood. I have two girls at home, Kennedy who is almost six and Pierce who is three. I am thankful every day for my small wonders at home. They have taught me so much more about my role as a principal and as a partner in your child’s education.
As mentioned before, we are excited for another great year. Here are some dates for you to remember:
Wednesday, August 28th, Back to Business Night
This is a family event in the Big Gym/Small Gym and undercover area. At this event you will receive your child’s teacher information, register for YMCA programs, put money in lunch accounts (bring checkbook) sign up for PTSA Membership, drop off any medications, and more.
Thursday, August 29th: Meet & Greet, Curriculum Nights
Meet and Greet Times (please bring your child):
2:00-2:30 K-2 in classrooms- Mrs. Warner will give a parent presentation
for 3-5 parents 2:15-2:30
2:30-3:00 3-5 in classrooms- Mrs. Warner will give a parent presentation
for K-2 parents 2:35-2:50
Curriculum Night Times (parents or guardians only):
5:00-5:30 4/5 in classrooms and 4/5 Quest in library
5:15-5:35 Mrs. Warner will give a parent presentation to kinder or new to Smith 1st grade families in the main gym
5:35-6:35 K/1 in classrooms
6:40-7:10 2/3 in classrooms and 2/3 Quest in main gym.
Mrs. Warner, Principal