5th GRADE CEREMONY & CELEBRATION
ACTION REQUIRED On the final day of school – June 17 – the school will be hosting a graduation ceremony during the school day which we will be decorating, providing a small snack, and there will be a photo slideshow.  Please send Kate and Marcus your baby/toddler picture per their requests over the past few weeks.  Please send this information as soon as you can using the following link:  Https://smithptsa.org/page/Yearbook/2022_Grads After the school day ends 5 th  Graders will be having their own celebration with food, games, treats, and music. The theme is  GOING OUT WITH A BANG !  We ... read full article
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Marcus Grinde 
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5/6/2022-6/18/2022

Pre-order EduKits Now - through June 17
Our EduKit school supply lists are now available for ordering for next school year!  Direct link for Samantha Smith Elementary: EduKit | Samantha Smith Elementary Sammamish, WA (edukitinc.com)   You can also go to edukitinc.com  and search for our school.    We're accepting "regular orders" through June 17 ! ... read full article
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Prachi Vora 
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5/16/2022-6/17/2022

Yearbook promotion
Yearbooks are already on sale! Order the yearbook at TreeRing. ( https://tr5.treering.com/validate with school passcode: 101586364959367) You will have to create a login and password but DON’T FRET! It is because you can create your own two free custom pages that will only appear in your student’s book! This year’s cost is $19.00 plus shipping/tax. The yearbooks will be delivered to the school for handout in classrooms. Buy yours today! Questions: email  yearbook@smithptsa.org . LINK ... read full article
Author:
Prachi Vora 
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2/9/2022-5/31/2022

Volunteers Needed - Volunteers on Watch (Watch DOGS) program
Learn more about Volunteers on Watch here ! Ready to sign up? Signup Genius This year, we're replacing our Watch Dogs program with Volunteers on Watch . Volunteers are invited to help out during drop off and recess. You will need to show proof of vaccination, be a registered volunteer  with the district, and wear a mask. PTSA will provide a Volunteer on Watch t-shirt to be worn while you volunteer. Just include your t-shirt size when you register to volunteer, or let us know if you already have a 'Volunteers on Watch' shirt.  ... read full article
Author:
Prachi Vora 
Show from:
10/18/2021-6/18/2022

Live: Smith PTSA Facebook Feed
[This feature is down] [Click here to go to Smith PTSA Facebook] ... read full article
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Marcus Grinde 
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8/25/2021-7/1/2022
5th GRADE CEREMONY & CELEBRATIONMarcus Grinde5/6/20226/18/2022
5th GRADE CEREMONY & CELEBRATION
ACTION REQUIRED On the final day of school – June 17 – the school will be hosting a graduation ceremony during the school day which we will be decorating, providing a small snack, and there will be a photo slideshow.  Please send Kate and Marcus your baby/toddler picture per their requests over the past few weeks.  Please send this information as soon as you can using the following link:  Https://smithptsa.org/page/Yearbook/2022_Grads After the school day ends 5 th  Graders will be having their own celebration with food, games, treats, and music. The theme is  GOING OUT WITH A BANG !  We ... read full article
Smith PTSA General Membership Meeting - Jan 13 at 7pmPrachi Vora1/4/20221/14/2022
Smith PTSA General Membership Meeting - Jan 13 at 7pm
You are invited to our first  General Membership Meeting (GMM) of 2022  on  January 13th at 7pm . The key agenda item is a presentation on the New Education Levy by an invited Guest Speaker from LWSD.  Join the Smith PTSA GMM  via Teams here: Click here to join the meeting   View the GMM Agenda     ... read full article
Dolphin Dash & Bash 2021Prachi Vora9/17/202110/1/2021
Dolphin Dash & Bash 2021
The Dolphin Dash is on Thursday, Sep 30 th ! Things will look a little different than previous years... For one thing, this year all students will receive a free Dolphin Dash themed t-shirt to show they participated in Dolphin Dash! Attendance at the event will be optional as it is being held after school, rather than during the lunch recess. Students may choose to join in the run at the school on a pre-set route, or attend virtually and run at a location that suits their family. (More information on this, along with a route map, will be sent ... read full article
Pre-order EduKits Now - through June 17Prachi Vora5/16/20226/17/2022
Pre-order EduKits Now - through June 17
Our EduKit school supply lists are now available for ordering for next school year!  Direct link for Samantha Smith Elementary: EduKit | Samantha Smith Elementary Sammamish, WA (edukitinc.com)   You can also go to edukitinc.com  and search for our school.    We're accepting "regular orders" through June 17 ! ... read full article
We Need You - PTSA NominationsPrachi Vora3/23/20224/30/2022
We Need You - PTSA Nominations
Join the Smith PTSA Board!! We're actively looking for:  Co-President Membership Chair VP of Communications Email nominations@smithptsa.org     ... read full article
PTSA Volunteer Spotlight - Marcus GrindePrachi Vora2/22/20222/28/2022
PTSA Volunteer Spotlight - Marcus Grinde
Thank you,  Marcus , for everything you do! ... read full article
Seeking Nominations for 2022-2023 Board!Prachi Vora2/22/20223/29/2022
Seeking Nominations for 2022-2023 Board!
Nomination Form - LINK Job Descriptions- LINK Please send your questions and interests to nominations@smithptsa.org .   ... read full article
Yearbook promotionPrachi Vora2/9/20225/31/2022
Yearbook promotion
Yearbooks are already on sale! Order the yearbook at TreeRing. ( https://tr5.treering.com/validate with school passcode: 101586364959367) You will have to create a login and password but DON’T FRET! It is because you can create your own two free custom pages that will only appear in your student’s book! This year’s cost is $19.00 plus shipping/tax. The yearbooks will be delivered to the school for handout in classrooms. Buy yours today! Questions: email  yearbook@smithptsa.org . LINK ... read full article
Show some LOVE for the PTSA - Membership DrivePrachi Vora2/9/20222/28/2022
Show some LOVE for the PTSA - Membership Drive
Show your love for the Samantha Smith PTSA!! Join today! LINK ... read full article
Volunteer Spotlight - Hollie PalkePrachi Vora1/26/20222/16/2022
Volunteer Spotlight - Hollie Palke
Thank you for all that you do,  Hollie Palke !   ... read full article
PTSA Volunteer Spotlight - Kate ThibodeauPrachi Vora1/10/20221/24/2022
PTSA Volunteer Spotlight - Kate Thibodeau
Thank you so much for all that you do, Kate Thibodeau ! ... read full article
Staff Appreciation - Bring items on Jan 20Prachi Vora1/10/20221/21/2022
Staff Appreciation - Bring items on Jan 20
January Luau Lunch for Smith Staff We're celebrating the Smith Staff with a lunch luau. PTSA will provide the sandwiches. Can you bring extra goodies to make lunch complete? Bring your item(s) to drop off in front of school the morning of Thursday, January 20th. Thank you! Signup Link ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Sign-up - Dec 17Prachi Vora12/15/202112/18/2021
Staff Appreciation Sign-up - Dec 17
Please review the available slots in the sign up and bring to school in the morning on Friday, Dec 17 . Thank you!   ... read full article
Volunteer Spotlight - Aarti BhargavaPrachi Vora12/13/202112/20/2021
Volunteer Spotlight - Aarti Bhargava
Thank you Aarti for all that you do! We greatly appreciate you! ... read full article
Volunteer Spotlight - Paulina NgPrachi Vora11/29/202112/6/2021
Volunteer Spotlight - Paulina Ng
Thanks for all that you do, Paulina !!  ... read full article
November Staff Appreciation (Nov 19) - Signups AvailablePrachi Vora11/2/202111/22/2021
November Staff Appreciation (Nov 19) - Signups Available
November theme: Willy Wonka Please sign up here to bring goodies and treats for the Smith Staff. Bring your item(s) at drop off the morning of Friday, November 19th. Thank you! ... read full article
Volunteers Needed - Volunteers on Watch (Watch DOGS) programPrachi Vora10/18/20216/18/2022
Volunteers Needed - Volunteers on Watch (Watch DOGS) program
Learn more about Volunteers on Watch here ! Ready to sign up? Signup Genius This year, we're replacing our Watch Dogs program with Volunteers on Watch . Volunteers are invited to help out during drop off and recess. You will need to show proof of vaccination, be a registered volunteer  with the district, and wear a mask. PTSA will provide a Volunteer on Watch t-shirt to be worn while you volunteer. Just include your t-shirt size when you register to volunteer, or let us know if you already have a 'Volunteers on Watch' shirt.  ... read full article
Pre-order Yearbooks!Prachi Vora9/15/202110/1/2021
Pre-order Yearbooks!
Order the yearbook at TreeRing. ( https://tr5.treering.com/validate  with school passcode: 101586364959367). Buy before September 30 th for a 10% discount . You will have to create a login and password so you can create your own two free custom pages that will only appear in your student’s book! This year’s cost is $19.00 plus shipping/tax and it will be mailed directly to your house in the spring! - LINK Questions: email  yearbook@smithptsa.org . ... read full article
Welcome to Kindergarten - Coffee & Treats for ParentsPrachi Vora9/8/20219/11/2021
Welcome to Kindergarten - Coffee & Treats for Parents
What a special time for our Kinders!! Join the Smith PTSA on Friday, Sep 10th at 9:00am outside the Kinder classrooms for coffee and treats after dropping off your little one on their 1st official day! Please wear your masks and adhere to the COVID-19 protocols for outdoor PTSA events { LINK } ... read full article
PTSA Volunteer Spotlight - Jenn O'KeefePrachi Vora3/1/20223/15/2022
PTSA Volunteer Spotlight - Jenn O'Keefe
Thank you, Jenn !! ... read full article
International Night Lead & Volunteers NeededPrachi Vora2/24/20224/12/2022
International Night Lead & Volunteers Needed
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STEM 2022 Events - Flipgrid upload by April 30Prachi Vora2/15/20225/2/2022
STEM 2022 Events - Flipgrid upload by April 30
*DEADLINE EXTENDED - APRIL 30!* Flipgrid link - Showcase your STEM experiment/Science related videos - https://flipgrid. com/380a1a1d  ( upload by April 30 ) * If there are issues accessing the Flipgrid location for uploading videos, please send a link to STEM Chair, Amalthiya Prasad, and she will upload it for you.   ... read full article
Volunteer Spotlight - Sarah OrochenaPrachi Vora11/23/202111/28/2021
Volunteer Spotlight - Sarah Orochena
Thanks for  everything  you do for the school, Sarah!  ... read full article
Volunteers Needed - Explore Art programPrachi Vora10/12/20211/1/2022
Volunteers Needed - Explore Art program
Volunteers needed to join the 2021-2022 Explore Art team! Volunteers are needed to put together monthly art lessons, including gathering supplies and creating a PowerPoint presentation (templates and ideas available), and coordinate with the class teacher on best approach to implementing the lesson (via Teams or by teacher). In the past, volunteers have taught the lessons, but this year they are not allowed in the classroom due to COVID-19 restrictions. Click here  to sign up! Explore Art is a volunteer–based art program provided by the Samantha Smith PTSA to support our continued effort in encouraging students to develop their own ... read full article
Thank you, Dolphin Dash Sponsors!Prachi Vora9/22/202110/12/2021
Thank you, Dolphin Dash Sponsors!
Big Fish Sushi Restaurant Kumon of Sammamish Mathnasium Occhio Optometry Orthodontics on the Plateau Re/Max Alliance True Martial Arts ... read full article
Smith Spiritwear 2021-22Dipti Agrawal8/28/20219/10/2021
Smith Spiritwear 2021-22
ORDER YOUR SMITH SPIRITWEAR BY 9/10, 10:00AM!  Use this  LINK All orders will be shipped to school.   ... read full article
Back to Business Ice Cream SocialPrachi Vora8/19/20218/29/2021
Back to Business Ice Cream Social
We are kicking off this year's Back to School event on Friday, August 27th . C'mon over to meet friends, purchase ice cream/popsicles, snap pictures in a fun photo booth, create chalk art and gather information on forthcoming PTSA events/volunteer opportunities! Group 1 (grades K-2): 3:30-4:00pm Group 2 (grades 3-5): 4:00-4:30pm (Siblings may come in either group.) Notes: Please remember to wear masks and socially distance as per the current guidelines by Lwsd and CDC  found here Pathway Forward FAQ - Lake Washington School District (lwsd.org) .  Since kids are unvaccinated, we strongly recommend that all people, regardless of vaccination ... read full article
Summer Camp Opportunities!Dipti Agrawal7/1/20218/13/2021
Summer Camp Opportunities!
Dear Parents, If you are looking for Summer Camp Opportunities for your kids in Theater and Basketball, then do consider these two offered every year by dedicated members of our community!   Eastlake Summer Youth Basketball Camp   We are getting excited to host the Eastlake Summer Youth Camp for Basketball Players  Grades 3-8 .  Led by the Eastlake Head coaching staff, current high school players and alumni, each day will be fun and filled with meeting new friends and growing skills: - Basketball Offensive & Defensive Fundamentals - Individual Player Instruction & Observation - Specific Drill Stations - Lots ... read full article
Smith Celebrates Earth WeekPrachi Vora4/20/20225/4/2022
Smith Celebrates Earth Week
Earth Day 2022! It is a day to celebrate our Earth and promote responsible Earth stewardship. Earth Day is held on April 22nd every year. The purpose of Earth day is to create an educational, engaging, and impactful week to help students shed light on environmental issues and celebrate our planet Earth. Earth week is celebrated between April 18  - April 22, 2022 Earth day theme for 2022: Invest In Our Planet Children can pick one of the below activities each day and: make a poster make a collage write one page create one slide using padlet ( padlet.com ) – ... read full article
International Night - April 28thPrachi Vora3/16/20224/30/2022
International Night - April 28th
April 28th @ 6pm will be a celebration of all the vibrant cultures represented at Smith! International Night at the Basketball Area!! There will be a student parade (all students are welcome) and table-station "countries" to learn about traditions, food, activities, etc. Students travel to different countries and get their passports stamped and get a prize!  Parade starts at 6:15pm; arrival at 6pm Volunteers needed to help at International Night - LINK Sign up to showcase your country at the event - LINK   Questions? please reach out to secretary@smithptsa.org   ... read full article
Staff Appreciation - Bring items on Feb 14Prachi Vora2/3/20222/18/2022
Staff Appreciation - Bring items on Feb 14
  Let's show the Smith Staff how much we appreciate them with a pizza lunch on Valentine's Day, Feb 14th. PTSA will provide the pizza. Will you donate drinks and Valentine's goodies?  Bring items to drop off on  Monday, Feb 14 . Thank you!  LINK ... read full article
Volunteers Needed - Room ParentsPrachi Vora10/28/202111/30/2021
Volunteers Needed - Room Parents
We are looking for 1-2 parent volunteers per classroom as a contact between your class and your child's teacher. This year looks totally different than most, but you can be the liaison to: check in with the teacher to see if anything is needed pass on information to your class ( school directory is coming soon !) regarding your teacher's favorite things, teacher appreciation, finding Explore Art volunteers, or any other needs that may arise. Please sign up if interested! - LINK ... read full article
Unity Week - October 18-22Prachi Vora10/11/202110/25/2021
Unity Week - October 18-22
Unity Week  is October 18-22, 2021!  Check out this video to learn more about Unity Week --> LINK Remember to wear orange on Wednesday to show your support for preventing bullying and promoting kindness, inclusion, and acceptance!  ... read full article
Dolphin Dash Fundraiser: WE SURPASSED OUR GOAL!Prachi Vora10/6/202110/12/2021
Dolphin Dash Fundraiser: WE SURPASSED OUR GOAL!
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THANK YOU for the Dolphin Dash Donations!Prachi Vora10/2/202110/16/2021
THANK YOU for the Dolphin Dash Donations!
Dolphin Dash & Dolphin Bash Info Page Big Fish Sushi Restaurant Kumon of Sammamish Mathnasium Occhio Optometry Orthodontics on the Plateau Re/Max Alliance True Martial Arts ... read full article
What School Supplies Do I Need?Marcus Grinde8/1/20219/30/2021
What School Supplies Do I Need?
Smith Elementary School Supply List;  [Link] ... read full article
ALICE Protocols - April 26Prachi Vora4/22/20224/27/2022
ALICE Protocols - April 26
Register to learn about the LWSD's ALICE Protocols     ... read full article
PTSA Volunteer Spotlight - Shak RagolarPrachi Vora11/15/202111/23/2021
PTSA Volunteer Spotlight - Shak Ragolar
Thank you, Shak  Ragoler , for your time and effort on the Math Challenge program!  ... read full article
Live: Smith PTSA Facebook FeedMarcus Grinde8/25/20217/1/2022
Live: Smith PTSA Facebook Feed
[This feature is down] [Click here to go to Smith PTSA Facebook] ... read full article