Grandparents' Luncheon

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11:30a Early Release
Early Release

Date:
Wednesday, November 26
Time:
11:30a

12:30p Grandparents’ Luncheon
Grandparents’ Luncheon

Date:
Wednesday, November 26
Time:
12:30p - 2:00p
Where:
Gym

We will serve a traditional turkey dinner with a vegetarian option available. Registration and purchase tickets HERE . If you have any questions please contact: Jennifer Mosca, Jennifer_mosca@Hotmail.com or Heather Donato, hldonato@aol.com.
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

Date:
Thu 11/27 - Fri 11/28
Where:
No School
Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving

Date:
Thu 11/27 - Fri 11/28
Where:
No School
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8:30a PTSA Board Meeting
PTSA Board Meeting

Date:
Wednesday, December 3
Time:
8:30a - 10:00a
5:00p Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Date:
Friday, December 5
Time:
5:00p - 8:30p
Where:
Gym
2:00p Holiday Social and Gift Wrapping
Holiday Social and Gift Wrapping

Date:
Saturday, December 6
Time:
2:00p - 6:00p
Where:
Lake Washington Resource Center

New this year! Final bidding and the close of the auction will take place at our first ever Holiday Social and Gift Wrapping on the evening of Saturday, December 6, 2 – 6 pm at the Lake Washington Resource Center
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Important! Register for Grandparents' Luncheon by Nov 21
Save the date for the annual Samantha Smith Grandparents Luncheon, Wednesday November 26, 12:30-2:00 pm in the gym. We will serve a traditional turkey dinner with a vegetarian option available.

Registration and purchase tickets HERE . If you have any questions please contact: Jennifer Mosca, Jennifer_mosca@Hotmail.com or Heather Donato, hldonato@aol.com.

LWPTSA AUCTION BASKET
LWPTSA Council Scholarship Basket Auction season has arrived! Each year, the LWPTSA
Council provides scholarship funds to graduating seniors and staff in the Lake Washington School District. The final auction
happens on December 6, 2014, at a new event: the Holiday Social and Gift Wrapping. Join us for an afternoon full of fun
and friendship, enjoy delicious snacks, and choose from a variety of themed baskets to bid on! There are more than 50
fabulously themed baskets. Smith contributed a cupcake-themed basket. Details are available on the Scholarship Basket
Auction flyer, and on the Basket Auction Webpage. We sincerely thank all local PTSA units for their participation in this
event!

Box Tops Individual Contest
Thank you so much for collecting box tops to raise money for Smith. Our student competition is now underway! There will be one student winner for grades K-2 and one winner for grades 3-5. The prize for the most Box Tops collected by an individual is a $10 gift card to your favorite store. While submitting the box tops, please make sure to cut the box tops out, check the expiration date, bag them in Ziplocs (with 50 maximum in each bag) and write the name of the student and the class teacher clearly on the bag. There is no minimum requirement for submission, every single box top counts, so be sure to send in how much ever you can. The deadline for box tops submissions for this contest is January 15, 2015. Please contact Sudha Balaji if you have any questions at rsailasudha@hotmail.com.

Use this link to see all the products with Box tops

Order your yearbook...
The Samantha Smith Elementary 2014-2015 Yearbook is available to be ordered online now directly through Lifetouch. You can see the flyer HERE. The yearbook is planned to include: All-color pages that vibrantly capture school memories, sturdy soft cover, original cover design that reflects our school’s spirit and uniqueness, current events insert that captures the top news stories of the year. Only online orders directly through our vendor are accepted, and the cost is $20.

The Yearbook ID Code is 7755615, and you can order directly by clicking HERE.

Thank you to our Yearbook co-chairs Michele Miller and Ann Bauer!!

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Ongoing Incentive Programs
We have a variety of ongoing incentives for fundraising. Get the most out of your dollar by getting great values, while the Smith PTSA receives a contribution from our partners. You can learn more about our full suite of incentives by clicking HERE . Please contact  Sudha Balaji  at rsailasudha@hotmail.com for any questions on these programs. Amazon Smile: Amazon will donate a percentage of the price of your eligible Amazon Smile purchases to Samantha Smith PTSA whenever you shop through this LINK . Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service, but at the same time it registers ... read full article

Dolphin Byte Archive
Here are links to the current and past Dolphin Bytes for your reference.   Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1   ... read full article

Dolphin Day Wrap Up - from Oct 22 Dolphin Byte
DOLPHIN DAY WRAP UP!! We have met and exceeded our budget and our goal!!! Our final accounting of money raised through Dolphin Day, including the BBQ tickets and the auction pre-match is $36,492!! The total including estimated matching is ~$56,475!!! Thank you all for your tremendous generosity!! Raffle: The raffle drawing took place on Friday, October 24!! There were many winners of great prizes! Thank you to all who provided prizes for this year’s Dash and congratulations to all of the winners!! Given the significant number of prizes available, all communications of winning prizes have not been completed yet, but would ... read full article

Boundary Change Process
Between now and February, Lake Washington School District is reviewing and making changes to the boundaries that determine which students attend which schools. We do not yet know how our school might be affected. However, there is an easy way to keep up with the activities of the committee that is working on these changes. The LWSD Reboundary Process page on the district website is where all the information on this process is being posted as it goes along. On the right hand side of the page, there is a link that says Sign up to receive boundary process email updates. Click on that link (or the ... read full article

Welcome back to school!
Dear Samantha Smith Elementary School Families, Welcome Back to School!! I hope everyone had a fantastic summer and is charged up for a great school year! The start of the new school year is an exciting, but often overwhelming time. I would like to take the opportunity to welcome back returning families and welcome all new families to the Smith community. This letter introduces you to our PTSA and explains how you can contribute to our strong Smith culture and learning environment.   The PTSA supports a variety of academic and enrichment programs like Accelerated Math/Reading, Nature Vision, field trips, ... read full article

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