INTERNATIONAL WEEK APRIL 26-30
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Dipti Agrawal 
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4/12/2021-4/30/2021

BOARD NOMINATIONS
Smith Parents, it is time to elect officers for the Smith PTSA Board   Positions for the 2021-22 School Year! If you are interested in any of the open positions or think of someone who is suitable, please fill out the  BOARD NOMINATION FORM  and email your nomination to nominations@smithptsa.org . Please visit  JOB DESCRIPTIONS  to know more about the various positions. Deadline for submitting your responses is APRIL 30. ... read full article
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Dipti Agrawal 
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4/1/2021-4/30/2021

PTSA AWARDS 2020
Dear Smith Families, We bring you an exciting opportunity to vote for your favorite Educator and Volunteer in the Smith Community. Your vote is valuable so read through the two prestigious awards and vote using their respective Form Links.  Deadline to Vote is May 25 . For questions, email expenditures@smithptsa.org. The Golden Acorn Award is presented to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. It recognizes the contributions of an individual that has gone above and beyond in their volunteer efforts at Smith Elementary, and within our local community. ... read full article
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Dipti Agrawal 
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4/1/2021-5/25/2021

2020-21 Math Challenge is Back!
Math Challenge  #13 “More Drawing"  is now available for  download from this   LINK Solutions are  due  on Thursday , 04/22  by  3 PM.   To submit your solutions- 1. Email them to  ChallengeSubmission@smithptsa.org . Please add the subject line (Challenge # - Grade # - Teacher Name- Student Name). 2. OR Fill in this  GOOGLE FORM Email Math Challenge Committee at  mathchallenge@smithptsa.org   for more information.   All students are invited to participate in the Math Challenge program. There will be 15 math challenges throughout the school year. Every two weeks, there will be a new math challenge. We encourage students to participate in this program and discuss these math problems with ... read full article
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Dipti Agrawal 
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10/26/2020-4/22/2021
Back to school infoMarcus Grinde8/14/20209/10/2020
Back to school info
Make sure your child’s information is updated within our Parent Access System. This will take the place of our traditional Back to Business. Class placement will be announced via Parent Access on Wednesday, August 26 th . A reminder email will be sent on that day. [Pickup dates have changed... New dates will be announced soon.] Please come pick up your student's laptop and class materials on August 26th or 27th (your preference) according to the following schedule and procedure: Pickup schedule for Wednesday, August 26 th :   LAST NAME PICKUP TIME A – E 8:00am to 9:00am F ... read full article
INTERNATIONAL WEEK APRIL 26-30Dipti Agrawal4/12/20214/30/2021
INTERNATIONAL WEEK APRIL 26-30
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BOARD NOMINATIONSDipti Agrawal4/1/20214/30/2021
BOARD NOMINATIONS
Smith Parents, it is time to elect officers for the Smith PTSA Board   Positions for the 2021-22 School Year! If you are interested in any of the open positions or think of someone who is suitable, please fill out the  BOARD NOMINATION FORM  and email your nomination to nominations@smithptsa.org . Please visit  JOB DESCRIPTIONS  to know more about the various positions. Deadline for submitting your responses is APRIL 30. ... read full article
PTSA AWARDS 2020Dipti Agrawal4/1/20215/25/2021
PTSA AWARDS 2020
Dear Smith Families, We bring you an exciting opportunity to vote for your favorite Educator and Volunteer in the Smith Community. Your vote is valuable so read through the two prestigious awards and vote using their respective Form Links.  Deadline to Vote is May 25 . For questions, email expenditures@smithptsa.org. The Golden Acorn Award is presented to a school or community volunteer in recognition of her or his dedication and service to children and youth. It recognizes the contributions of an individual that has gone above and beyond in their volunteer efforts at Smith Elementary, and within our local community. ... read full article
General PTSA Membership MeetingDipti Agrawal3/18/20213/25/2021
General PTSA Membership Meeting
Smith PTSA invites all families to our Virtual PTSA General Membership Meeting on Thursday, 25th March @ 7PM. Join through this  TEAMS LINK AGENDA  for our Meeting! ... read full article
Math Olympiad AnnouncementDipti Agrawal3/4/20213/10/2021
Math Olympiad Announcement
Do you enjoy math? Do you enjoy a challenge? Do you enjoy some friendly competition? If you answered yes to these three questions, then this spring's Math Olympiad competition is for you! Here are the details: Competition Date : April 23 and 24 (all online/remote, with a beginning time on Friday the 23rd, and a closing time on Saturday the 24th - this includes both opening and closing remote ceremonies) Who can compete : Any 3rd, 4th, or 5th grader Cost : $40 per team (teams can be up to 4 people) Practice sessions : Mrs. Barber, Mrs. McMaster, and ... read full article
Virtual Parent EducationDipti Agrawal3/3/20213/31/2021
Virtual Parent Education
  Thank you parents for attending the  De-escalation Training and Open Support Discussion with our wonderful school counselor, Katie Epstein. Hope you found it helpful! For all those who couldn't attend, Katie Epstein has made her presentation available here- Recorded Presentation Link : March De-escalation Parent Training - Recorded Version .pptx Resource Packet: De-escalation Resource Packet - March Parent Training .docx ... read full article
READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK Dipti Agrawal2/26/20213/5/2021
READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK
Join all of the elementary librarians across our Eastlake Learning Community to prepare for READ ACROSS AMERICA WEEK March 1st- 5th ... read full article
February 16-19 was Kindness Week At SmithDipti Agrawal2/17/20212/26/2021
February 16-19 was Kindness Week At Smith
Celebrate Kindness with our Dolphin Community every day this week- On Tuesday , send kind words to your teachers telling them how much you appreciate them. Check your Library Teams page for a kindness themed book. On Wednesday , wear BLUE to show your kind spirit! Make sure to answer the What is Love and Kindness  Form to be included in our Smith Kindness Vid eo ! Check your Library Teams page for a kindness themed book. On Thursday , complete the Kindness Bucket activity (pdf available for download) and hang in your window for all to see how you create ... read full article
Monthly Social "Celebrate Spring" on 3/19!Dipti Agrawal2/17/20213/19/2021
Monthly Social "Celebrate Spring" on 3/19!
  Smith PTSA   invites you all to come  Celebrate Spring  with some fun Art and Stem Activities led by Smith Parents:) Date and Time:   Friday, March 19 @ 4pm Venue :  Zoom Meeting Link Meeting ID:  992 6711 2664     Passcode:  930897 Supply   List Cherry Blossom Painting Make a Rainbow Capillary Action sheet of white paper (optional: canvas) acrylic paints (pink, white, black or any other color you want) paint brushes paint palette and water container cotton balls Clear glass or plastic cup with water prism (optional) flashlight  sheet of white paper A box (es) to prop cup ... read full article
WSPTA Essay Writing CompetitionDipti Agrawal2/5/20213/1/2021
WSPTA Essay Writing Competition
This statewide essay contest explores the important and varied influencers in the lives and education of children – from the children’s perspective. It is for ages K-12, and special author. Deadline to submit is March 1 . Visit WSPTA Essay Contest (wastatepta.org) for more details. ... read full article
Kindergarten Parents Virtual Meet on 2/9Dipti Agrawal1/29/20212/9/2021
Kindergarten Parents Virtual Meet on 2/9
This time last year, our youngest were going through an unimaginable transition! But these little troopers and their equally brave families and teachers showed us they could! It wasn't easy- we felt unprepared, clueless and alone! But an year later as we gear up for yet another transition, we are not alone anymore. Because we have each other with our shared experience of the fight with lockdown and our stories of how we emerged stronger than we were before! So,  Kindergarten Parents , let's lean on each other with our favorite beverage in hand to toast our success and swap stories at ... read full article
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair 1/25-02/07Dipti Agrawal1/24/20212/7/2021
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair 1/25-02/07
      Smith PTSA invites you to our first (and hopefully last) virtual book fair from January 25th to February 7th .   During these dates use this  LINK  to order your books. The link will not work before and after the Fair dates.   Orders : Scholastic orders made through the link will be sent to the address of your choice. To receive free shipping, you need to spend $25 on BOOKS ONLY. You could always place an order with a neighbor or purchase books for your student’s teacher.   Teacher Wishlist : This will be up to each ... read full article
Get Ready for Winters with Hot Cocoa...Art!Dipti Agrawal11/28/202012/14/2020
Get Ready for Winters with Hot Cocoa...Art!
Join our Smith parent, Hollie Palke, for this Warm Explore Art virtual demonstration, followed by a Mug Cake making session:) Date- Monday, Dec. 14 th @ 4pm Meeting Link (Via any computer, tablet or smartphone) -  https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/465028717 You can also dial in using your phone- United States:  +1 (224) 501-3412  ,  Access Code:  465-028-717    For Questions contact FACE Chair, Danit Erlich at danit.erlich@gmail.com. ... read full article
THANKSGIVING PARTY on 11/23!Dipti Agrawal11/17/202011/23/2020
THANKSGIVING PARTY on 11/23!
In continuation of our commitment towards strengthening our connection, SMITH PTSA Invites you all to a Virtual Thanksgiving Party  on  Monday, November 23, 4PM .   Enjoy your family time with some fun Turkey dances, Art and Story time! Meeting Link- https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/413379085 You can also dial in using your phone. United States:  +1 (872) 240-3311 Access Code:  413-379-085 Supplies needed: Glue, 6 strips of 2X4 colored paper for feathers, toilet paper roll, google eyes (optional), scrap of orange for beak/feet, and pencil/pen. Visit the following links to the dances to practice ahead of the event- Dance 1 Dance 2 Hope ... read full article
2020 Math Challenge TournamentDipti Agrawal10/26/202012/12/2020
2020 Math Challenge Tournament
                                         DEADLINE for Student Registration for the 2020 Math Challenge Tournament is Monday, November 23! The 3-digit code for  Samantha Smith Elementary  is:  145 . Please  enter the 3-digit school code at the time of student’s registration . Here is the MCT Student Registration Link- https://www.ellipsisacademy.com/fall-2020-math-challenge-tournament.html .  This year’s tournament will be held online  on Saturday December 12, 2020 .   All registered students can start the test anytime between 10am – 5pm on Dec 12 .  Once students have started the test, they ... read full article
2020-21 Math Challenge is Back!Dipti Agrawal10/26/20204/22/2021
2020-21 Math Challenge is Back!
Math Challenge  #13 “More Drawing"  is now available for  download from this   LINK Solutions are  due  on Thursday , 04/22  by  3 PM.   To submit your solutions- 1. Email them to  ChallengeSubmission@smithptsa.org . Please add the subject line (Challenge # - Grade # - Teacher Name- Student Name). 2. OR Fill in this  GOOGLE FORM Email Math Challenge Committee at  mathchallenge@smithptsa.org   for more information.   All students are invited to participate in the Math Challenge program. There will be 15 math challenges throughout the school year. Every two weeks, there will be a new math challenge. We encourage students to participate in this program and discuss these math problems with ... read full article
Smith Spiritwear 2020-21 is Available...Dipti Agrawal10/5/202010/19/2020
Smith Spiritwear 2020-21 is Available...
ORDER YOURS BY 10/19! Aren't you just proud to be a part of the wonderful Samantha Smith Community? Our Dolphin Wear is one great way to embody that spirit! Special this year- It has our custom Dolphin Strong Logo! We can choose PJs in addition to shirts! And we get to wear them to "School" for Spiritwear Fridays! Our minimum order is 40 shirts and 50 pants. So show your spirit! Click the button to select your favorite and get it delivered to your home. ... read full article
Smith PTSA Welcomes All Families!Dipti Agrawal9/15/20209/29/2020
Smith PTSA Welcomes All Families!
Smith PTSA welcomes you all to an incredible and unique 2020-21 school year at Smith! When being distant and remote is our priority, the Smith community has taken a pledge to make our connection even stronger!  There are so many academic and extra-curricular events that the PTSA enables every year to enrich the students’ school experience, and we can’t do it without your support.  While this year will look a lot different, the PTSA board is currently working on some ideas and there will still be ways to get involved (even while kids are 100% remote!)   We are putting ... read full article