Principal's Message



    It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Silver Firs! Your family is now part of an exceptional learning community. At Silver Firs, you will find a place to grow, a place to connect, and a place to belong. We celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion. Here, each child is known by name and celebrated for the unique talents they bring to our school. We aim to instill in every student a sense of confidence, a yearning for knowledge, and a love of learning that extends far beyond their elementary years. Our outstanding PTA and families are very supportive of Silver Firs, and this unique partnership allows us to work together in service of the students.  


    Silver Firs is a school of thinkers. Your child will be invited to question, explore, discover, and reflect upon the learning process. Teachers at Silver Firs light fires in students’ minds! They inspire students to become active participants, critical thinkers, and drivers of their own learning. We live in a world where knowledge is no longer an indicator of success. Success belongs to those who know what to do with their knowledge. The future lies in the hands of Silver Firs students, who are taught not only to remember important information but also to ask smart questions, synthesize facts, identify misinformation, and create solutions. Your child’s future begins here! 


    Our teachers are highly dedicated, well-trained professionals. As a team, we constantly seek better methods to teach young minds. We extend areas of strengths, support areas of weakness, and attend to the emotional, social, and physical wellbeing of every learner. 


    To truly understand and appreciate our school, I invite you to get involved! Family involvement is a significant factor in student success. We value your input and look forward to a strong partnership. There will be many opportunities to meet teachers, contribute to class inquiries, and discuss your child’s progress. Our school is filled with possibilities. We intend to equip your child with the knowledge, skills, and motivation to pursue their passions and achieve their potential. 


    In partnership, 

    Aleta Smoot