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Smooth Sailing  Summer 2023

was a HUGE success!

Monday, July 17 through Thursday, July 20 from 8:30-11:30am at James Burd Elementary School
A FREE program funded by Pennsylvania's Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) in partnership with The Greyhound Foundation and SASD

Great big THANKS to the 2023 Outstanding Smooth Sailing Captains! 

First row left to right:  Megan Mancino - Reading Specialist, Nancy Grayson; Reshma Patel - Reading Specialist, James Burd; Jeannie Hackl - 2nd grade, Nancy Grayson; Cassie Aloisi - Kindergarten, James Burd. Second row, left to right: Krystle McCoy - 1st grade, Nancy Grayson; Mikki Taylor - 3rd grade, James Burd; Katie McCauslin -Kindergarten, James Burd; Andrea Pyles - Principal, James Burd; Cheryl Diehl - Secretary, James Burd; Kristi Papcun - Kindergarten, James Burd; Sarah Hepple - 2nd grade, Nancy Grayson; Kay Gleason - awesome volunteer!


WHAT:  Students entering Kindergarten and First or Second Grade benefit greatly by having a smooth transition into the upcoming school year.   We orient our students and begin work on early literacy and math skills. 


WHO:  Based on your child's Kindergarten Registration information or by having a Teacher Referral, your student may be invited to attend Smooth Sailing. For more information please email: 

WHY:  Our goal is to provide foundational skills for incoming Kindergarten and 1st or 2nd grade children to ease their transition into the school setting.

HOW:  Students spend the day in small groups experiencing different classrooms that focus on specific abilities they will require in school. These proficiencies include: fine motor skills, alphabet & numbers knowledge, kid-writing, learning school routines, letters & numbers formation, and understanding guided reading. During our time together, students also get to enjoy and explore the use of iPads. 

WHEN:  Smooth Sailing is held every summer. Students attend 4 mornings (Monday-Thursday) from 8:30am – 11:30 am.  LUNCH is also provided.


WHERE:  James Burd Elementary, 600 Brad St., Shbg, PA  17257


A few Smooth Sailors Summer 2023 having fun!

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