Dolphin Day is Coming Soon - October 3 

Important! Choir ASP Now Online!!
Newsflash! We will be holding a Choir After School Program this Fall! The program this term will be led by Mr. Brad McRae. Information on the Choir programs and the link to register and pay are on the icon on the left margin. Primary choir (K-2) is on Tuesdays and Secondary choir (Grade 3-5) is on Thursdays. Price for the program is $50. You must be a PTSA member to participate in any of the After School Programs. A parent volunteer must also be onsite for each session.

Call for Dolphin Day Prizes!!
Dolphin Dash is evolving to be Dolphin Day and is fast approaching. This is designed to be our one and only fundraiser of the year for the PTSA!! Dolphin Day is set for Friday, October 3. The Dolphin Day site is now open on the website and can be found on the left side the PTSA homepage. We have collected a wide assortment of prizes. However, we could use more. Do you know a local business that would be interested in promoting goods/services to approximately 500 families in our area? Do you have anything that you would be willing to donate for the Dolphin Day raffle? There may be tax deductions available for your donations. We will also soon be calling for volunteers for event, and for some of the planning activities. For more information about donations and volunteer opportunities, contact fundraising@smithptsa.org

WatchDOGS Event - Featuring Reptile Man!!!
The WatchDOGS program is hosting their annual recruiting event. On 9/18 from 6:30-8:00, please join Brandon Dow - President of the WatchDOG program - for pizza dinner and a special guest. Brandon will share his experiences as a WatchDOG roaming the hallways of SSE for two years. There will be a volunteer interest form for you to fill out. The program only asks for you to volunteer one day minimum for the entire school year. The special guest will be Reptile Man (http://www.reptileman.com/) who will bring several unique animals for the children to see, pet and have their picture taken.

Get Your Smithwear!!
We have a variety of Smithwear available for sales through our vendor. The deadline for ordering is September 21 . Click on the Smithwear Icon on the left to be directed to the Smithwear website.

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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

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

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