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Volunteer Survey Results
At the beginning of the year, we offered the Samantha Smith community a chance to voice your opinions about Volunteering at our school.  We were looking for things that both motivate and hinder you when it comes to spending your time and energy in support of PTSA-sponsored programs.  Here is a summary of the results and the PTSA board's response to them.   RESULTS:   We received 28 responses in one month .  Only volunteers responded even though the survey was open to everyone in the community.   How do you find out when the PTSA needs volunteers? Please select ... read full article

Ongoing Incentive Program UPDATE
Box Tops: Thanks so much for sending in the box tops! The Individual contest winners are Noah Balinski from Mrs.Drake's class (K-2) and Greyson Penn from Mrs. Romano’s class (3-5) !!Congratulations winners and great job to each and every one of you who participated!! Please do continue collecting box tops we will have our class room contest in Spring. Labels for education update: There has been an important Labels for Education ® program change. e Labels for Education will be coming to an end on July 31st, 2015 . All purchases of Labels for Education participating products made using an eLabels ... read full article

Increase in resources for LWSD schools - SY 2014/2015
At our last council general membership meeting, Dr. Pierce spoke about changes we can expect to see in our schools in the 2014/2015 SY. She highlighted the same in a recent email newsletter.  Overall, we will see more supports in the form of additional counselors, facilitators and other staffing needs, as well as more class options.  This is the result of increased funding from the state legislature this past session.  Here is a brief summary of Dr. Pierce’s information, then a link to the entire newsletter.   “For the past several years, we have focused on making budget cuts. However, ... read full article

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