May 29
Jun 1
No SCHOOL - Memorial Day
No SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Monday, May 30
Field Day
Field Day

Wednesday, June 1
Elementary Grades Due
Elementary Grades Due

Wednesday, June 8
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Chair & Volunteer Surveys

Dear Chairs & Volunteers!

If you chaired or volunteered on a committee this year, please give us your feedback. Click HERE to find the survey that applies to you; due June 10th.

In the words of Gandhi: "The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

We hope your volunteering experience with PTSA was a truly rewarding one. We hope you gained knowledge, perhaps even a skill, confidence and connection to your community, we hope you felt joy - we hope you found yourself.

And of course, we hope to welcome you back again! We appreciate each and every one of you.

THANKS for your help! You rock!

Reflections Chair

We are looking for a Reflections Chair for next school year:

PTA Reflections is a nationally acclaimed student recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. Students of all grades and abilities may participate and explore the arts based on the 2016-2017 theme: What Is Your Story?

If you would like to keep this wonderful and rewarding program going at Samantha Smith, please contact the PTSA.

Box Tops Collection Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who collected Box Tops for our school and took part in the contest. We received over 4000 Box Tops!

The lucky winners are Luke Than & Brandon Waye! Congratulations!!

Your prizes (one $10 Red Robin gift card for each winner) will be coming your way soon!

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Golden Acorn Award

Golden Acorn Award - Awarded to those people who have given exemplary volunteer service to children and youth in our community. The Golden Acorn is given for continued and dedicated service. Nominees for this award include volunteers that meet the mission of the PTSA: "To promote the health, welfare, safety and education of all children and youth in the home, school and community". 

The Samantha Smith PTSA congratulated Kim Bansal as the recipient of the 2015 Golden Acorn Award at our recent Volunteer Appreciation Party. Throughout her time at Samantha Smith, Kim has been involved in many, many, many events at our school, she was the Room Parent Coordinator this year, she was invested in the Explore Art Program for several years and she is organizing the 5th Grade Graduation this year - these are just a few of the things Kim has been involved in.

Kim, thank you for your dedication to PTSA - you have made a monumental difference in the lives of our children, thank you for all the things you have done and continue to do, every day.


This past weekend Cara & Katja represented Samantha Smith PTSA at the 103rd Washington State PTA’s Convention held in Yakima.

We are thrilled to announce that Samantha Smith PTSA received a Silver Standard of Excellence Award! We are supremely honored and grateful to receive this recognition for all the wonderful work our PTSA (and that means each and every member, each and every volunteer) has done this year. #‎everychildonevoice

And it does not end there - we also brought home the 100% Membership Award - another award that belongs to our Membership Committee and all the members of our PTSA - thank you for joining & supporting PTSA! 


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