Send Award Nominations by April 20th
Dear Smith Parents, Every year, the Samantha Smith PTSA likes to honor a few individuals who made significant contributions to our school or on behalf of the students.   Let’s recognize our fantastic Volunteers and Educators!   You have seen them around school, you have admired their dedication, you wish you had the time to do what they do - now is your chance to recognize this individual or group and let them know they are appreciated! [Click here for more information] ... read full article
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Marcus Grinde 
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4/12/2018-4/22/2018

Talent Show AUDITIONS: April 16th
      Come Audition Your Talents !!!   Who:   All Smith students are invited to audition When:   Auditions Monday, April 16th, 5-7pm       Please register online by April 12th             (Show is on  April 26th ,  5:30-8pm ) Where:   The gym at Smith Elementary Why:   A chance for students to show their talent! How:  Register at  http://bit.ly/ SmithTalentShow   The PTSA Student Events Club is once again hosting their annual Talent Show. Our theme for this year is “Lights, Camera, Action!” and is centered on film industries around the world (eg. Hollywood, ... read full article
Author:
Marcus Grinde 
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4/9/2018-4/23/2018

Order 2018-2019 School Supply Kits Online
ATTENTION PARENTS: Order your EduKit now! Everything your student needs for the school year comes packaged in one convenient box, customized to your teacher’s requests! Avoid the back-to-school shopping rush and stop running from store to store! Just go to the link below, and order the kit for the grade your student will be entering (EG: 1st, 2nd Quest, etc.). (You don't need to know which teacher your student will have.) The kit will be delivered to your student's classroom (classroom delivery courtesy of the PTSA) in time for meet-and-greet. [Order information] ... read full article
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Marcus Grinde 
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4/18/2018-8/10/2018
Send Award Nominations by April 20thMarcus Grinde4/12/20184/22/2018
Send Award Nominations by April 20th
Dear Smith Parents, Every year, the Samantha Smith PTSA likes to honor a few individuals who made significant contributions to our school or on behalf of the students.   Let’s recognize our fantastic Volunteers and Educators!   You have seen them around school, you have admired their dedication, you wish you had the time to do what they do - now is your chance to recognize this individual or group and let them know they are appreciated! [Click here for more information] ... read full article
Parent Workshop: Tuesday, Mar 27thMarcus Grinde3/23/20183/27/2018
Parent Workshop: Tuesday, Mar 27th
Free Workshop for Smith Parents: 'Mommy-ing on Fumes' "Reconnect with yourself and recharge your life" Join us Tuesday morning for an important workshop with local Life Coach and "Bold Mom" Stephanie Lambert. What: Parenting workshop 'Mommy-ing on Fumes' When: Tuesday, March 27th 11am-12:30pm Where: Sammamish YMCA, Community Room Who: All Smith parents welcome How: RSVP by emailing  face@smithptsa.org For more information, see the full flyer  [HERE] ... read full article
Important: Small Hands On Art Friday 1/26Marcus Grinde1/26/20181/26/2018
Important: Small Hands On Art Friday 1/26
Who: Students enrolled in Small Hands On Art What:   SHOA Class will be held at the regular time today. Due to early release schedule, SHOA students may attend YMCA Kids U until class starts. When: Friday, January 26th Where:   Smith Elementary gyms   If your student is enrolled in 'Small Hands On Art' (SHOA), please note that class will be held today. Please read this message from the YMCA about free after school care today, until Small Hands class starts: ======================================= From:  Tanya Martin [mailto: tmartin@seattleymca.org ]  Sent:  Friday, January 26, 2018 8:03 AM Cc:   seven.hearts@juno.com ; ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Voting Until Friday, 12/8Marcus Grinde11/30/201712/8/2017
Yearbook Cover Voting Until Friday, 12/8
2017-2018 'Shine Brighter Together'   Time To Decide... Whose Art Will Be On The Yearbook Cover?!!!   Who:  All Smith students What:  Vote for your favorite yearbook cover art Where:  Voting table in front of the big bulletin board How:  Instructions at the voting table  When:  Dec. 1-8    [MORE INFORMATION]   Thank you!   Questions please contact  yearbook@smithptsa.org ... read full article
Dolphin Dash Donations Due Tue, Oct 10thMarcus Grinde10/10/201710/10/2017
Dolphin Dash Donations Due Tue, Oct 10th
Please turn in all pledge forms/donations to your teacher or the front office by: Tuesday, October 10th   For more information, see: Dolphin Dash Information Page . ... read full article
Dolphin Dash is Friday, Oct. 6th!Marcus Grinde10/4/201710/9/2017
Dolphin Dash is Friday, Oct. 6th!
The annual Dolphin Dash Fundraiser for PTSA is Friday, October 6th! The event is held during the student's lunch recess. All students are encouraged to participate.   For more information, go to the Dolphin Dash Information Page . ... read full article
Curriculum Night is Tonight for Grades 2-5Marcus Grinde9/14/20179/14/2017
Curriculum Night is Tonight for Grades 2-5
[From the Dolphin Byte Newsletter of September 13, 2017] Grades 2-3  5:30-6:10  (In Classrooms) Everyone in Gym for Principal and PTSA Message  6:15-6:30 Grades 4-5  6:35-7:15  (In Classrooms) Quest 4/5  6:35-7:15 -(In Big Gym) Don’t forget to sign-up for your October Conferences while you are here for Curriculum Night. The sign-ups will be in the main courtyard outside the gym.     ... read full article
PTSA General Membership MeetingMarcus Grinde9/8/20179/28/2017
PTSA General Membership Meeting
The first Smith PTSA General Membership meeting will be held at Smith on: Thursday, September 28 th 8:30-10:00 am Small Gym Childcare will be provided. All members are encouraged to attend and participate.   Agenda will be posted prior to the meeting.   If you require any Special Accommodations to attend this event please contact: president@smihptsa.org ... read full article
ASP Session 4 Registration:Marcus Grinde1/22/20182/26/2018
ASP Session 4 Registration:
Parents of Smith Students: Student After School Programs (ASP), Session 4 is now open for sign up. All classes take place on-site at Smith Elementary Session 4 runs from Feb 20 - Apr 27   Online signup is was open until Feb 12 -  BUT,  you can still register via  email , using the registration forms in LINK1 and LINK2 below, up through class start (space permitting, of course).  Just follow the directions on the form.  Email questions to:  Programs@smithptsa.org   >If you're interested in Vendor-run classes only, please click here for the registration form (links to online registration included):  [LINK1] ... read full article
PTSA FACE Event Tue, Dec 5 @ YMCAMarcus Grinde12/2/201712/5/2017
PTSA FACE Event Tue, Dec 5 @ YMCA
[Click Image to see FULL FLYER] Dec. 5, 2017 10:00 am - 11:30 am At Sammamish YMCA Community Rm. Register by emailing:  face@smithptsa.org ... read full article
Talent Show AUDITIONS: April 16thMarcus Grinde4/9/20184/23/2018
Talent Show AUDITIONS: April 16th
      Come Audition Your Talents !!!   Who:   All Smith students are invited to audition When:   Auditions Monday, April 16th, 5-7pm       Please register online by April 12th             (Show is on  April 26th ,  5:30-8pm ) Where:   The gym at Smith Elementary Why:   A chance for students to show their talent! How:  Register at  http://bit.ly/ SmithTalentShow   The PTSA Student Events Club is once again hosting their annual Talent Show. Our theme for this year is “Lights, Camera, Action!” and is centered on film industries around the world (eg. Hollywood, ... read full article
Wear Blue For Kindness Day: March 14thMarcus Grinde2/28/20183/14/2018
Wear Blue For Kindness Day: March 14th
With the recent tragic event in Parkland, Florida, we are once again reminded of the value of community coming together to deal with the personal emotions, concerns, and questions such tragedies raise. We are also reminded of the impact that action as a community can play in preventing future tragedies. We appreciate that within the Smith community there are varying beliefs on what the “right” course of action is to prevent tragedies like this one, and that the decision of which action to take is a personal one. We also believe and respect that it’s a family decision to determine ... read full article
ASP Session 4 Online Signup Begins Jan. 22Marcus Grinde1/13/20181/21/2018
ASP Session 4 Online Signup Begins Jan. 22
Student After School Programs (ASP) Session 4 runs from February 20 – April 27. Information about which classes will be available, schedules, etc. will be posted when available. [ Updated January 22nd, 6AM: WILL POST MORE DETAILS WHEN FORTHCOMING FROM YMCA ] ... read full article
Holiday Hunger CampaignMarcus Grinde12/11/201712/25/2017
Holiday Hunger Campaign
From: Holiday Hunger Campaign - Feed Washington Hi Friends, We are helping to feed hungry LWSD students on the weekend. We are asking for your support! Over the last two years we have seen a huge increase in the numbers of requests for Pantry Packs within our school district. Can you support our efforts with a donation as little as $25 to feed a student for a month? Student hunger is something that no child should ever have to worry about. Please go to the Feed Washington fundraising campaign page below and click on a school to donate. Thank you ... read full article
Membership Meeting: 11/14 6:30-8:30 pmMarcus Grinde11/4/201711/14/2017
Membership Meeting: 11/14 6:30-8:30 pm
  Our 2 nd  General Membership Meeting of 2017-2018:    When:   Tuesday, Nov. 14th  6:30 - 8:30 pm Where:  Smith Gymnasium and Library *CHILDCARE WILL BE PROVIDED* (Planning to show 'LEGO Batman' movie.) All members encouraged to attend & participate      Provide your voice and vote on : Any Board recommended changes to the budget of $1000 or more, resulting from our Board Review of final total from our Dolphin Dash Fundraiser Our PTSA Unit’s endorsement and support of  2018 Bond and Levy   measures We will have a guest speaker for Q&A on the upcoming Bond/Levy measures [Click for Bond/Levy ... read full article
Happy Halloween!Marcus Grinde10/29/201710/31/2017
Happy Halloween!
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New & International Family Welcome EventMarcus Grinde10/20/201710/29/2017
New & International Family Welcome Event
New and International Families Welcome Event Are you new to the Northwest area or to the Lake Washington School District?  Have you just moved to the United States?  LWPTSA Council, in partnership with the LWSD, welcomes you to the community!   When:   Monday, Oct 23rd ,  6:30-9pm OR Saturday, Oct 28th , 9:30am-12:00pm Identical information presented at 2 different times. Click  here  for a detailed agenda of the event.   Where:   LWSD Resource Center 6250 Northeast 74th Street Redmond, WA 98052 View Map     Come and learn about: Navigating the LWSD school system Resources and support available from the ... read full article
Agenda for General Membership MeetingMarcus Grinde9/26/20179/28/2017
Agenda for General Membership Meeting
The agenda for the first Smith PTSA General Membership Meeting has been posted.   Sept 28, 2017 Membership Meeting Agenda ... read full article
Order 2018-2019 School Supply Kits OnlineMarcus Grinde4/18/20188/10/2018
Order 2018-2019 School Supply Kits Online
ATTENTION PARENTS: Order your EduKit now! Everything your student needs for the school year comes packaged in one convenient box, customized to your teacher’s requests! Avoid the back-to-school shopping rush and stop running from store to store! Just go to the link below, and order the kit for the grade your student will be entering (EG: 1st, 2nd Quest, etc.). (You don't need to know which teacher your student will have.) The kit will be delivered to your student's classroom (classroom delivery courtesy of the PTSA) in time for meet-and-greet. [Order information] ... read full article
Math Challenge #11 is Now AvailableMarcus Grinde3/6/20183/18/2018
Math Challenge #11 is Now Available
Smith Students! Math Challenge #11  is now available for  download from this  [LINK] Solutions are  due  on Thursday , March 15, 2018   by  3:30  PM .   Students may turn in solutions to their  teacher or at the front office . Have Fun! Thanks, Math Challenge Committee ... read full article
ASP S4 Spotlight: PARKOUR FridaysMarcus Grinde1/30/20182/7/2018
ASP S4 Spotlight: PARKOUR Fridays
PARKOUR presented by Jet’s Gymnastics Express: The sport of moving rapidly through an area, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing. This fun, high-energy, After School Program (ASP) class will provide the fundamentals of PARKOUR , including running, jumping, and climbing. The coaches will build on these fundamentals to improve your ability to pass over, under, around and through obstacles with more complex movements. Grades 1 st -5 th . This is a great pick for both boys and girls to improve coordination and core strength. All experience levels welcome! This class will be held Fridays from  3-4PM  at school .  ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Contest Winner AnnouncedMarcus Grinde12/9/20172/27/2018
Yearbook Cover Contest Winner Announced
Students entered over 50 different covers, representing this year’s theme, Shine Brighter Together. Their artwork featured dolphins, rainbows, and bright colors. Elements from each submission will be featured in the 2017-2018 yearbook. Students were given the opportunity to vote and decide our cover winner from the top ten finalists. Over 700 votes were cast! The winning design was submitted by: Ananya Prakash from Mrs. Barber’s 5th Grade Class Thank you to all who submitted and voted! If you haven’t purchased your yearbook, please do so at  http://ybpay.lifetouch.com  with yearbook code 7755618.             Any questions can ... read full article
Hearing/Vision Screenings at Smith 11/28Marcus Grinde11/15/201711/27/2017
Hearing/Vision Screenings at Smith 11/28
When:  Tuesday, Nov. 28th during school Where:  Smith Library Every year the LWSD sends a nurse to our school to screen our children for difficulties with Hearing or Vision.   Smith PTSA assists by providing volunteers to help run the screenings. If you want to help with the event, please sign up here:  [LINK] ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Art ContestMarcus Grinde11/1/201711/29/2017
Yearbook Cover Art Contest
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Take a Stand Against Bullying: 10/25Marcus Grinde10/21/201710/26/2017
Take a Stand Against Bullying: 10/25
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EVENT: DIGITAL SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD - Elementary Focus - Nov 2Marcus Grinde10/10/201711/2/2017
EVENT: DIGITAL SAFETY FOR YOUR CHILD - Elementary Focus - Nov 2
Thursday, November 2: 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Blackwell Elementary: 3225 205 th  Pl NE, Sammamish In today’s digital world, our children are using devices that access the internet from a young age. Many parents skip the safety talk until cellphones come into play. Our younger kids, however, need some guidance. Elementary school parents are invited to join Sheri Gazitt of Teen Wise as she discusses how to create guidelines for your child to safely and responsibly use the internet. We’ll also talk about the safety net of monitoring devices. ... read full article
Welcome Back Smith Families!PTSA Co-Presidents8/30/20179/30/2017
Welcome Back Smith Families!
Welcome Back Smith Families! As the summer break was drawing to a close, your PTSA Board was bustling about getting ready for B2B night, building connections with the community, delivering EduKits to classrooms and lining up volunteers to head up key PTSA sponsored programs that benefit our kids all year.  If you have not yet become a member, or not yet renewed your membership for this school year, please  join  today.  Not only does your membership help make the programs we sponsor and support possible, it also gets you access to the online directory, and discounts from companies like Great ... read full article
Math Challenge #13 Due April 12Marcus Grinde4/12/20184/12/2018
Math Challenge #13 Due April 12
Smith Students! Math Challenge #13  is available from this  [LINK] Solutions  due  on Thursday , April 12, 2018   by  3:30  PM .   Students may turn in solutions to their  teacher or at the front office .  CONGRATULATIONS  to  Mrs. Larson's  Class for winning the Certificate of Appreciation in Math Challenge #12. We appreciate all students who are doing a great job in completing the Math Challenge this year. We are very close to finishing all the 15 Challenges! There will be an award ceremony at the end of the school year. Please complete and submit all 15 challenges before Friday , ... read full article
Math Challenge #12 is Now AvailableMarcus Grinde3/21/20184/4/2018
Math Challenge #12 is Now Available
Smith Students! Math Challenge #12  is now available for  download from this  [LINK] Solutions are  due  on Thursday , March 29, 2018   by  3:30  PM .   Students may turn in solutions to their  teacher or at the front office . Have Fun! CONGRATULATIONS to  Ms. Walker's   Class for winning the Certificate of Appreciation in Math Challenge #11.  Thanks, Math Challenge Committee ... read full article
Sign Waving After School Tue, 1/30 3:30-4pmMarcus Grinde1/29/20181/31/2018
Sign Waving After School Tue, 1/30 3:30-4pm
Support Our Schools by showing your endorsement of the LWSD bond and levies coming up for vote on the Feb. 13th ballot.   What:   Join Smith teachers waving signs Who:   Anyone who cares about LWSD Why:   In support of the LWSD bond and levies When:   Tuesday, January 30th, at 3:30-4 pm Where:   The corner of 228th and NE 14th Ave. How:   -Show up and join in! -WEAR RED  if you can -If you have your own sign, please bring it  -A limited number of signs will be available for your use   (More signs are available ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Signup: Snacks Jan. 23rd Marcus Grinde1/11/20181/23/2018
Staff Appreciation Signup: Snacks Jan. 23rd
Staff Appreciation for January is a grab-and-go snack buffet, during conferences week... The Smith PTSA Staff Appreciation team has organized a collection of snacks to help keep our hard-working Smith Teachers & Staff fueled up during conferences week. If you want to help provide snacks for our amazing Smith Teachers & Staff, please click here to sign up . Who: Parents of Smith Students What: Bring Snacks for Staff Appreciation When: Tuesday, Jan. 23r d between 9-10am Where: Drop off at school Why: Show Smith Staff we appreciate all they do for our kids! (See this link for more details) ... read full article
Welcome, Smith 2017-2018 Families!Marcus Grinde8/17/20178/29/2017
Welcome, Smith 2017-2018 Families!
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Announcing: Smith PTSA Student Events ClubMarcus Grinde1/9/20181/21/2018
Announcing: Smith PTSA Student Events Club
  Who can join?:   4 th  & 5 th  Graders (Accepted on first come, first served basis. Seats are limited.) When:   Weekly meetings on Fridays from  3-4:15 pm , beginning  Jan. 19th Where:   Meetings are held at Smith Why?:   Students will plan and organize student-led after-school events and aid existing PTSA events How to join?:   By  Friday, Jan. 12th , email student name and grade to:   studentevents@smithptsa.o rg   The Smith PTSA is working to increase student involvement and engagement with the PTSA.  The Smith PTSA Student Events Club focuses on providing its members opportunities for: leadership ... read full article
Please Send Your Event & Classroom PhotosMarcus Grinde1/2/20183/29/2018
Please Send Your Event & Classroom Photos
   Got School Event Photos?:  The PTSA wants your photos for the yearbook.  Who:   Parents, Teachers, Photographers...  What:   Send classroom party & event photos   How:   Email to  yearbook@smithptsa.org  When:   As soon as you can   Why: (+ More details)   Still need to order your Yearbook? Here's how:  [LINK] ... read full article
PTSA Event Highlights: Staff Appreciation Dec. 7, 2017Marcus Grinde12/8/20171/8/2018
PTSA Event Highlights: Staff Appreciation Dec. 7, 2017
FaceBook slideshow:  [LINK]   ... read full article