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Please note our new school phone number: (205) 775-2070.  Our old number often had static-filled connections that were very frustrating, and we think this new phone system will solve that problem.The new number registers as a Chelsea number, so program the new number in your phone so you will know it is SMES calling! If you get a call in the evening between 5:00- 8:00 p.m., it is an automated message.  These messages have important reminders for parents.
Posted by tmcminn  On Nov 01, 2018 at 2:20 PM
  
We are back in the swing of things at school with lots of learning taking place!  Last week, some of our learning focused on treatment of others as Mr. Spradlin talked to the students about bullying.  Students were made aware of what bullying looks like and the importance of TELLING SOMEONE when it happens, as well as STANDING UP to those who bully, rather than just being a bystander.  I want to make sure that our parents know that we do not tolerate bullying.  It is NEVER OK to bully someone. Our teachers are diligent about watching for bullying.  My door is always open to hear any concerns that parents may have, and we are committed to having a safe and loving school environment.  Encourage your student to tell a teacher or to let me know when I can address ways to help your student have a better learning experience.  DEFINITION OF BULLYING (according to preventingbullying.promoteprevent.org) : "Bullying is repeated aggressive behavior where one person or group in a position of power deliberately intimidates, abuses, or coerces an individual with the intention to hurt that person physically or emotionally.  Many young people can be unkind to each other during adolescence as they refine social skills and grow into adults.  While these interactions are unpleasant, there is a clear line between conflict and bullying. Incidents of bullying must include all 3 of these characteristics: 1.  Intentional- the behavior was aggressive and a deliberate attempt to hurt another person. 2.  Repeated- these aggressive actions occur repeatedly over time to the same person or group 3.  Power imbalance- the person bullying has more physical and social power than the child being bullied."
Posted by tmcminn  On Sep 01, 2018 at 5:39 PM
  
Welcome back to school!  My name is Tammy McMinn.  I am excited to be the new principal of Susan Moore Elementary School!  At SMES, we value our parents and community.  I will keep you briefly updated here in my blog throughout the year.  You can also follow our activities in the social media links.  Feel free to email me any time at tmcminn@blountboe.net.  I look forward to a great year with all of you!
Posted by tmcminn  On Jul 02, 2018 at 12:29 PM
  
 
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