Welcome New Board Members for 2024-25
We are excited to announce our new PTSA board for the academic year 2024-25, along with this wonderful message from our President.   As the school year 2023-2024 draws to a close, it’s hard to believe how quickly time has passed! Congratulations to all of you who are celebrating important milestones with your students—whether they’re moving up to middle school or simply making it through the academic year. 😊 I’d like to express a big, heartfelt thank you to all our PTSA members, parents, and volunteers for their unwavering support throughout this year. Together, we have achieved so much: launching ... read full article
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Priyanka Raha 
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6/15/2024-9/30/2024

Celebrating with You our PTSA Awards
We are thrilled to share with you that Smith PTSA won the following awards at the State Convention. We extend our heartfelt thanks to you, our school, and our cherished community. FACE Award 2023-24 Gold: Received for ArtWalk 2022-23. Standards of Excellence Award 2023-24 Bronze: Received for the overall standards we follow covering Membership, Administration, Finances, Communication, fundraising, Volunteer Appreciation and our Events. ... read full article
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Priyanka Raha 
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6/15/2024-9/30/2024

Edukit Order Info for Next Year School Supplies
We are pleased to announce that EduKit flyers will be coming home very soon!   Look for flyers to come home with your student(s) soon! Each kit contains exactly what your child’s teacher needs for next year.   Simply click on the link  here  to complete the order form and turn it in to the school to order your child's EduKit. ... read full article
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Priyanka Raha 
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4/26/2024-6/30/2024

Yearbook
If you haven’t purchased your yearbook, please do! Click here to order the yearbook at TreeRing.  You will have to create a login and password.  Questions: email yearbook@smithptsa.org . ... read full article
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Priyanka Raha 
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9/29/2023-6/30/2024

Smith Chess Tournament
*This event is now over. Watch this space for updates on this event for 2025.* Mark your calendars ! We are excited to announce our first annual Smith Chess Tournament. It’s scheduled for June 5th, 2:30 - 7:30 pm . Join us for a day of strategic gameplay and fun competition. ... read full article
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Priyanka Raha 
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5/24/2024-6/30/2024

Staff Appreciation Week
Smith PTSA team thanks you for all your support and contributions to our amazing staff last week!! Special thanks to Pagliacci for the pizza donation!  ... read full article
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Priyanka Raha 
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4/26/2024-6/30/2024

Stem Night
*This event is now over. Please watch this space for information on this event for 2024-25.* Join us for a night of scientific discovery. Please see details below. We need your help to make the STEM Night a success, it’s a great opportunity for your middle schoolers to volunteer . Parents and middle school volunteers, please click here . Key details of the event: Event will be held at Smith Elementary on 28th March 2024, 3:40 pm to 8:00 pm  Sign up to present a project in any one of the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math  Students from all grades ... read full article
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Priyanka Raha 
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1/18/2024-6/30/2024
Welcome New Board Members for 2024-25Priyanka Raha6/15/20249/30/2024
Welcome New Board Members for 2024-25
We are excited to announce our new PTSA board for the academic year 2024-25, along with this wonderful message from our President.   As the school year 2023-2024 draws to a close, it’s hard to believe how quickly time has passed! Congratulations to all of you who are celebrating important milestones with your students—whether they’re moving up to middle school or simply making it through the academic year. 😊 I’d like to express a big, heartfelt thank you to all our PTSA members, parents, and volunteers for their unwavering support throughout this year. Together, we have achieved so much: launching ... read full article
General Membership Meeting on Jun 6Priyanka Raha5/30/20246/10/2024
General Membership Meeting on Jun 6
Hello Smith PTSA Members! Hard to believe, but this school year is almost over! We are going to have our last General Membership Meeting of the 2023-2024 school year! Please join us on Thursday, June 6th at 7 PM . The meeting will be virtual. This is a great opportunity to learn more about your PTSA, ask questions, and get clarifications on your queries. You can use the following links to join, and view the agenda here . Looking forward to seeing you next week!   Join on your computer, mobile app or room device Click here to join the meeting ... read full article
We Need You: Join the PTSA BoardPriyanka Raha5/14/20246/14/2024
We Need You: Join the PTSA Board
Calling all parents! Here's your chance to shape our school-parent community events. Your PTSA is looking for parents to join our board and take on board positions. Please see the flyer for all the roles that are open for the upcoming school year. If you're interested in making a difference in our school community, please reach out to us at nominations@smithptsa.org . ... read full article
Celebrating with You our PTSA AwardsPriyanka Raha6/15/20249/30/2024
Celebrating with You our PTSA Awards
We are thrilled to share with you that Smith PTSA won the following awards at the State Convention. We extend our heartfelt thanks to you, our school, and our cherished community. FACE Award 2023-24 Gold: Received for ArtWalk 2022-23. Standards of Excellence Award 2023-24 Bronze: Received for the overall standards we follow covering Membership, Administration, Finances, Communication, fundraising, Volunteer Appreciation and our Events. ... read full article
Edukit Order Info for Next Year School SuppliesPriyanka Raha4/26/20246/30/2024
Edukit Order Info for Next Year School Supplies
We are pleased to announce that EduKit flyers will be coming home very soon!   Look for flyers to come home with your student(s) soon! Each kit contains exactly what your child’s teacher needs for next year.   Simply click on the link  here  to complete the order form and turn it in to the school to order your child's EduKit. ... read full article
Spring Running Club Starts on April 18Priyanka Raha3/18/20244/1/2024
Spring Running Club Starts on April 18
Spring Running Club will start on April 18th . Watch this space for more details. We'll be adding sign up forms soon! ... read full article
Drama ClubPriyanka Raha2/9/20246/21/2024
Drama Club
Practice dates for drama club PART 2, Aladdin. Time: 4/15,4/22, 4/29,5/6,5/13 at 4:00-5:00pm Location: Small Gym Recital: 5/13 at 7:00pm (Kids will come back to school at 6:30 for costume preparation) Cost: $145 Spots: Limit for 30 kids only Register and Pay, click here . ( deadline is 4/11 ) We need your help to make this an enriching experience for our students. We need 2 parents as volunteers in each class.   To sign up as a parent volunteer for the club, please click here . Please note that in order to register no experience is required. If you ... read full article
Staff Appreciation for the HolidaysPriyanka Raha12/1/202312/14/2023
Staff Appreciation for the Holidays
This holiday season we're setting up a Charcuterie Dessert Platter for our staff to show our appreciation for their incredible contribution. Let’s spread the holiday cheer and treat our wonderful staff with some holiday goodies.   Please drop off the goodies by 10:00 am on December 14th at the main office. Any store bought goodies can be dropped off on the 13th! You can sign up here for dropping off the treats. ... read full article
Food DrivePriyanka Raha11/16/202311/18/2023
Food Drive
Please help us collect non-perishable food and items for the Issaquah Food Bank. This food will help many families in need within our community this winter. The top three classes of the most donations in the school will earn a doughnut party. Here are the list of items you can bring: If you want to deliver directly to the food bank, please scan this QR code to pick items directly from the Amazon Wishlist. ... read full article
Winter Wonderland & Gingerbread House ContestPriyanka Raha10/26/202312/15/2023
Winter Wonderland & Gingerbread House Contest
Mark your calendars for a Winter Wonderland family night fun with your Smith community, on Dec 14, 6-8 pm at the Smith Gym . There will be a Gingerbread House contest that is free and open to students, adults, and children of all ages! You can form your own group of two to four people and choose a name.   Signup your Team Today here . Great opportunity for Middle and High school students to volunteer - sign up here . Parent volunteers, please sign up here . Key details about the Gingerbread House contest: You can form your own ... read full article
2023 DASH SPIRIT WEEKDipti Agrawal10/6/202310/13/2023
2023 DASH SPIRIT WEEK
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Yearbook Priyanka Raha9/29/20236/30/2024
Yearbook
If you haven’t purchased your yearbook, please do! Click here to order the yearbook at TreeRing.  You will have to create a login and password.  Questions: email yearbook@smithptsa.org . ... read full article
We Need Your HelpPriyanka Raha11/16/202311/22/2023
We Need Your Help
PTSA needs you! Do you have 20 minutes a week to help us with the reader board ? The reader board is an important part of our school and PTSA communication. It helps keep parents and students informed about important dates, events, and reminders. It will take you 15-20 minutes a week during school months to change the message. The message will be sent to you by the communication chair, and you just need to change it. If you are interested, please contact Olesya Rassoshkina, Smith PTSA President, at president@smithptsa.org ... read full article
Smith Chess ClubPriyanka Raha10/26/20236/21/2024
Smith Chess Club
We’re thrilled that we had an overwhelming response to our first week of Chess Club. So we’ve created a waitlist to register the names of interested parents. Please sign up here to join the waitlist. We will notify you as soon as spots are available. Thank you for your patience. We’re seeking parent volunteers to assist during chess club sessions. If you’re available, please sign up here . Here are some key details about the Chess Club: The chess club will meet once a week every Wed, 8:15 - 9:10 am .  No Prior experience required to join the Smith ... read full article
Welcome Back to the Pod Dolphins 🐬 Dipti Agrawal8/21/20239/1/2023
Welcome Back to the Pod Dolphins 🐬
Smith PTSA welcomes back all families to a new school year! Kick it off with a Back to the Pod Party on Thursday, August 31! Join us right after your Meet 'N Greet, at the outdoors Basketball Court (air quality permitting) from 3 PM-4:30 PM! Kinder families please come straight to the PTA event any time after 3😀. Event Highlights: The Volunteers on Watch (VoW) Team is bringing back The Reptile Man Show to Smith 3-3:45Pm & 3:45-4:30PM! Enjoy some delicious Ice Cream with the show 😋  Stop by all the PTSA tables to know what’s what and when😀 And ... read full article
Dolphin Glow Bash 2023Dipti Agrawal10/6/202310/13/2023
Dolphin Glow Bash 2023
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Annual Fundraiser October 2023Dipti Agrawal9/27/202310/13/2023
Annual Fundraiser October 2023
Save the Date for our Biggest and Only Fundraiser for the year as We Run, Have Fun and Raise Funds for our School! Donate today and don't forget to submit a Corporate Matching request with your employer if available. Your contributions go a long Way . ... read full article
Reflections 2023-24, Calling All Artists!Priyanka Raha9/21/202310/24/2023
Reflections 2023-24, Calling All Artists!
Welcome to the Reflections Program 2023-24 ! Reflections is a National PTA Arts Recognition Program that helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings, and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence, and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful not only in school but in life. Students in pre-K through grade 12 create original works of art in response to a theme. The theme for the 2023-2024 program will be “ I am Hopeful Because …” The deadline for turning in artwork to your local PTA is October 23 . You can submit your entries via ... read full article
Welcome Parents CoffeePriyanka Raha9/5/20239/8/2023
Welcome Parents Coffee
Join Us for Coffee! Connect, Converse, and Create Lasting Bonds with Fellow Parents. ... read full article
Back To School PTSA ChecklistDipti Agrawal8/22/20239/22/2023
Back To School PTSA Checklist
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Smith Chess TournamentPriyanka Raha5/24/20246/30/2024
Smith Chess Tournament
*This event is now over. Watch this space for updates on this event for 2025.* Mark your calendars ! We are excited to announce our first annual Smith Chess Tournament. It’s scheduled for June 5th, 2:30 - 7:30 pm . Join us for a day of strategic gameplay and fun competition. ... read full article
Staff Appreciation WeekPriyanka Raha4/26/20246/30/2024
Staff Appreciation Week
Smith PTSA team thanks you for all your support and contributions to our amazing staff last week!! Special thanks to Pagliacci for the pizza donation!  ... read full article
Volunteers Needed for Lunch TimePriyanka Raha1/25/20246/21/2024
Volunteers Needed for Lunch Time
We're thrilled to introduce our new composting initiative and we need your help !   Join us in educating our students about sustainability and environmental care by volunteering. Your role will involve helping with compost bins and leading students in green practices, no previous experience required.   To participate, sign up here .   Additional information available in the PowerPoint attached to the Signup Genius link. You can also click here to access it. Your contribution can create a significant impact! ... read full article
Stem NightPriyanka Raha1/18/20246/30/2024
Stem Night
*This event is now over. Please watch this space for information on this event for 2024-25.* Join us for a night of scientific discovery. Please see details below. We need your help to make the STEM Night a success, it’s a great opportunity for your middle schoolers to volunteer . Parents and middle school volunteers, please click here . Key details of the event: Event will be held at Smith Elementary on 28th March 2024, 3:40 pm to 8:00 pm  Sign up to present a project in any one of the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math  Students from all grades ... read full article
Book Fair & Family NightPriyanka Raha1/12/20246/21/2024
Book Fair & Family Night
*This event is now over. Watch this space for updates on this event for 2025.* Its time for our January Book Fair .  Our annual book fair will be hosted in the library from Jan. 23rd-26th . Stop by before or after your Parent-Teacher conference to shop for books.  Hours and Event Info:   Jan. 23rd: 12:50-4:30 pm  Jan. 24th: 2:20-4:30 pm  Jan. 25th: 12:50-4:30 pm  Family Night : Jan 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm. Join us for a raffle with prizes! Jan. 26th: 12:50-2:00 pm We are super excited to help Ms. Pratt organize, set up, and run the book fair.  ... read full article
Math is CoolPriyanka Raha12/1/20236/21/2024
Math is Cool
Congratulations to the MIC winners as well participants. Well done everyone!   We are excited to share the results of this year’s Math is Cool tournament. Please see below the results for Grade 4 and 5. Grade 5 - Math Is Cool 6 teams from Grade 5 at Samantha Smith Elementary participated in the Math is Cool Champs competition at Liberty High School on March 9th. Congratulations to all of the participants who did such an amazing job! School overall achieved 14th rank in division i for grade 5 with a total score of 153 ! Below are the top ... read full article
Math OlympiadsPriyanka Raha10/19/20236/21/2024
Math Olympiads
We are thrilled to announce Smith’s outstanding results at this year's Math Olympiads for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMSⓇ) this year. Congratulations to the winners and the participants. Several students from Samantha Smith Elementary participated in the Math Olympiads tests under supervision between Nov’23-Mar’24. 24 of the math olympians won awards for excellence within Division E, grades 4-6. 2 students, Clara Dragusanu and Karandeep Rathee, scored within the top 2% earning a gold pin. 6 students, Jinhan Zou, Seojoon Oh, Aditya Kishore, Arjun Joshi, Maya Burmistrov and Yuhan Huang, scored within the top 3-10% earning a silver pin. 16 students, Ayaansh ... read full article
Smith Spelling BeePriyanka Raha10/10/202310/24/2023
Smith Spelling Bee
Smith families - we are bringing back the Scripps Spelling Bee program at Samantha Smith . We are pleased to share the word list below to help our Dolphins prepare. Please do not share the words lists outside of Samantha Smith. We can't wait to see our S-W-I-Mmers shine!  Click here to access the word list and for more information. Please direct all questions to Deepti Munjal, Smith Spelling Bee Chair, at deepti_munjal@yahoo.com ... read full article
Thank You Sponsors!Dipti Agrawal10/4/202310/31/2023
Thank You Sponsors!
Thank you to our parents and sponsors for your generous donation to the PTSA fundraiser. We're thrilled to say that we've reached our goal. For more information on this, click here . ... read full article