DOLPHIN DAY - NEW EVENING START TIME AND CLARIFICATION
Hello Smith Families,
The PTSA Board understands that there was a misunderstanding regarding elements of Friday evening’s planned Dolphin Dash event. We would like to provide some clarity. Everyone is welcome at this event. It is a chance to get together as a school community and support our children.
• If you were able to give the ask of $50+ by the BBQ deadline, you get one ticket as a “thank you” to the barbeque (and one ticket for each additional $50 of donation).
• Tickets were also for sale during open enrollment for $5. Anyone who has already purchased a BBQ ticket ($50 contribution or not) is welcome to take part of the BBQ as well. Our apologies to those who were unable to purchase tickets by the deadline.
• Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate additional ticket sales to the BBQ online or at the door as we had to pre-order the food.
• We have moved up the start time of the evening activities by 30 minutes to 5:30pm to accommodate as much time before sundown preceding Yom Kippur.
We welcome everyone to come and enjoy the Ice Cream Social, music from our guest D.J., Family BINGO Game, and much more as part of Dolphin Day. We look forward to seeing you there!
Student Directory Chair and Volunteers Needed
Want to be the leader of one of the most valuable items the PTSA offers? We are in need of a Chair for the Student Directory for this year. This is a big project and important role, and is a great way to have an impact while getting to know the Smith community much better. Interested? Please contact Joel Freedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee Chair Training Now Online!!
Committee Chairs!! The new online Committee Chair Training is now available by clicking HERE. All committee chairs are required to complete the Committee Chair Training and the Committee Chair Guidelines and Sign-Off Form to acknowledge a few key policies and messages to ensure that we can retain our legal compliance, non-for-profit status, District policies and PTA best practices. I hope you find the process interesting, informative and efficient. Special thanks to Shay Toland, Allyson Wen and Jeannette Illsley for great work and collaboration on this new format. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Joel Freedman at email@example.com.
Math Challenge 2014-15
Math Challenge season is back for the year 2014-2015. Congratulations to all the winners from year 2013-2014. Participate more and win. Our first Math Challenge will be available online on October 3rd (Friday) at http://www.mathinaction.org/Pages/SmithMC.aspx
For any concerns/ questions, please contact Deepti_munjal@yahoo.com.
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
Posted June 12, 2014 by Jayashree Pulacode
Golden Acorn Winners - Erica Hines and Kimberly Wolf
CONGRATULATIONS TO ERICA HINES & KIMBERLY WOLF -OUR GOLDEN ACORN AWARD WINNERS! This award is presented, by a local PTA unit or council, to a volunteer in recognition of his/her dedication and service to children and youth. A contribution in the name of the recipient(s) is made by the honoring PTA to the Washington State PTA Scholarship Program. From these contributions, WSPTA is able to provide grants to freshman students entering post-secondary education. ... read full article