Summer Meal Program

Site locations for the 2018 Summer Food Service Program are now available. The Summer Food Service Program ensures that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. This summer, the Putnam County School District plans to serve more than 35,000 free meals to children 18 years and under at approved SFSP sites.

Help us ensure that no child goes hungry this summer.

See our flyer 

Seeking Foster Grandparent Volunteers for 2018-2019

Communities In Schools of Florida, Inc. is seeking caring adults to serve as tutors and mentors for students throughout Putnam County for the 2018-2019 school year.

All you need to join is the ability to give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future. If you’re 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.

See our flyer here.
See our website for more information

Pre-Kindergarten Program – Now accepting applications!

Beginning March 5, 2018, we are accepting applications for our pre-kindergarten program.

Eligibility for the program requires that your child must be 4 years old on or before September 1st, 2018.

Please have the following documents when applying:

  • Child’s Birth Certificate

  • Proof of Residency

  • Certificate of Eligibility

Apply at Kelly Smith Elementary or at the Putnam County School District Pre-K Office.

For more information, please call 386-312-4906

Shark Bites


One hundred students at Kelley Smith Elementary School got to enjoy a whole day with Ring Master (a.k.a Media Specialist) Suzanne Buckles for reading all 15 Sunshine State Young Reader books! 
Students got a chance to play games like Duck Pond Matching, Fish Bowl, Catch a Ball, Skeeball, Shoot and Score, 
Three In A Row, Disk Drop and more.  Mrs. Veda Crossland dressed as a clown and made balloon animals, rings, and flowers for the children.  There was even a KISSING BOOTH….where the students got a chance to use their skills in guessing how many kisses were in the jar!  Students enjoyed games, prizes, cotton candy, popcorn, hotdogs and chips.  Each child received a goodie bag and a reading medal for their hard work.  

Beginning 2018-2019 School Year

In an effort to refine our plan to ensure the safety of your children, next year Kelley Smith Elementary will be a “wheels only” school. 

Students may be dropped off and picked up through the parent drive through line or delivered via school bus through the bus loop only. 

Parents will be allowed to escort their students to class for the first 4 days of school, August 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2018 only. 

Fin-tastic Sharks