I am very excited to inform you that the next (and final) phase of our construction is scheduled to begin this summer 2014 – this will include a new parking lot, the cafeteria / multi-purpose room, and a library. The new parking lot should be completed just in time for the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. Therefore, we will have a new dismissal procedure for the upcoming school year, which will, hopefully, help alleviate some of the traffic congestion in the afternoon. Construction on the cafeteria / multi-purpose room and library should begin in late summer 2014. Weather permitting, construction should be complete by the 2015-2016 school year. I will continue to keep you updated on the construction progress. As always, I want to thank you for your continued patience throughout all phases of the construction of Katherine Smith Elementary School.