COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Smith PTSA Outdoor Events
Wear Masks:  It is strongly recommended you wear masks outdoors, especially when in crowded gatherings with people outside your household and difficult to maintain distance, irrespective of your vaccination status. Masks are mandatory indoors. Wash or Sanitize your hands regularly. Watch for other symptoms - Stay at home if you have ANY! Practice social distancing. Check your temperature before attending events. ... read full article
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Marcus Grinde 
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8/31/2021-6/30/2022

Math Challenge #7 - due Jan 20
Math Challenge   #7 "Draw a Model" is now available! [LINK] Solutions are due on Thursday, Jan 20 by 3 PM.  Students may choose one of these options to submit their solutions: Email solutions to ChallengeSubmission@ smithptsa.org . Please add the subject line (Challenge # - Grade # - Teacher Name- Student Name).  Fill in this Google Form https://forms.gle/ tjdmbcR7qxPqvb5A6 Have fun! If you need more information please mail to  Math Challenge Committee  ma thchallenge@smithptsa.org       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 ... read full article
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Prachi Vora 
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12/12/2021-1/21/2022

Scripps Spelling Bee - Feb 24 (first event Jan 27)
We are starting a new program for the Scripps Spelling Bee at Samantha Smith , and are pleased to share the word list below to help our Dolphins prepare.  We are thrilled to see everyone's participation and enthusiasm! More details on the Spelling Bee and for the word list: LINK . Of note, please do not distribute outside of Samantha Smith).  Key dates Spelling Bee Competition practice for grades 4-5: Thursday, Jan 27 Spelling Bee Competition for grades 4-5: Thursday, Feb 24  Classroom Spelling Bee Competitions for grades 1-3: April (date TBD)   Please direct all questions to Deepti Munjal, ... read full article
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Prachi Vora 
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12/15/2021-2/28/2022

Join the Student Green Team - applications due Feb 4
King County Green Schools Program assists student teams, teachers, and other school staff to expand knowledge and understanding of sustainability and to take steps to become m ore sustainable. All students and staff in Samantha Smith will learn about and engage in environmental stewardship, resource conservation in their schools, homes, and communities.  Samantha Smith Students will: learn about resource conservation and sustainability initiate and expand waste reduction and recycling practices and other conservation actions involve the whole school community in environmental stewardship with attention to cultural differences, equity and social justice, and best practices for engagement operate environmentally efficient and ... read full article
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Prachi Vora 
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1/19/2022-2/2/2022

'Valentine's Parties' Signup for Classroom Treats - drop-off Feb 7
  We hope to bring a little cheer to our kids and the teachers so please consider signing up to bring snacks for your kiddo's class. The snack should be individually packed for ease of distribution.  Bring snacks to drop off Monday, February 7th .  Thank you for being awesome! Sign up for classroom snacks/treats - LINK ... read full article
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Prachi Vora 
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1/19/2022-2/11/2022
COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Smith PTSA Outdoor EventsMarcus Grinde8/31/20216/30/2022
COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Smith PTSA Outdoor Events
Wear Masks:  It is strongly recommended you wear masks outdoors, especially when in crowded gatherings with people outside your household and difficult to maintain distance, irrespective of your vaccination status. Masks are mandatory indoors. Wash or Sanitize your hands regularly. Watch for other symptoms - Stay at home if you have ANY! Practice social distancing. Check your temperature before attending events. ... read full article
Math Challenge #7 - due Jan 20Prachi Vora12/12/20211/21/2022
Math Challenge #7 - due Jan 20
Math Challenge   #7 "Draw a Model" is now available! [LINK] Solutions are due on Thursday, Jan 20 by 3 PM.  Students may choose one of these options to submit their solutions: Email solutions to ChallengeSubmission@ smithptsa.org . Please add the subject line (Challenge # - Grade # - Teacher Name- Student Name).  Fill in this Google Form https://forms.gle/ tjdmbcR7qxPqvb5A6 Have fun! If you need more information please mail to  Math Challenge Committee  ma thchallenge@smithptsa.org       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 ... read full article
Donation drive Nov. 15-19Marcus Grinde11/15/202111/19/2021
Donation drive Nov. 15-19
  Donation Drive at Smith “Smith Leadership students are working alongside of The Issaquah Food Bank to put on our annual Food Drive! This year, our Food Drive will be held during the week of November 15th-19th. Students may donate items from the following website, as these are the only items that are being accepted at this facility currently due to COVID-19 restrictions: https://issaquahfoodbank.org/donate   If students raise 5,000 pounds of goods, then we’ll earn a school-wide Stuffy Day where students  bring a stuffed animal to class that fits in their backpack. If students collect 10,000 pounds of goods, then ... read full article
Donate for Dolphin Dash!!!Marcus Grinde9/24/202110/1/2021
Donate for Dolphin Dash!!!
PARENTS Donate Below   NON-Parents Donate Below   ... read full article
Back to School Coffee (for parents of 1st-5th graders)Prachi Vora8/31/20219/2/2021
Back to School Coffee (for parents of 1st-5th graders)
Please join us for coffee and treats after dropping your kids off! There will be a PTSA table in the covered basketball area . *Please wear masks* Information on COVID-19 safety protocols for Smith PTSA outdoor events -  LINK ... read full article
Scripps Spelling Bee - Feb 24 (first event Jan 27)Prachi Vora12/15/20212/28/2022
Scripps Spelling Bee - Feb 24 (first event Jan 27)
We are starting a new program for the Scripps Spelling Bee at Samantha Smith , and are pleased to share the word list below to help our Dolphins prepare.  We are thrilled to see everyone's participation and enthusiasm! More details on the Spelling Bee and for the word list: LINK . Of note, please do not distribute outside of Samantha Smith).  Key dates Spelling Bee Competition practice for grades 4-5: Thursday, Jan 27 Spelling Bee Competition for grades 4-5: Thursday, Feb 24  Classroom Spelling Bee Competitions for grades 1-3: April (date TBD)   Please direct all questions to Deepti Munjal, ... read full article
Math Challenge is Back!Prachi Vora9/29/202110/8/2021
Math Challenge is Back!
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 their parents or siblings.   Students who submit qualified answers to at least 12 math challenges will be awarded with a certificate in June 2022.   Math Challenge #1 "One through Twelve" is now available for download here . Solutions are due on Thursday, 10/07 by 3 PM.   Students may choose one of ... read full article
First Smith PTSA General Membership Meeting for 2021-2022! Prachi Vora9/16/20219/23/2021
First Smith PTSA General Membership Meeting for 2021-2022!
Samantha Smith Elementary PTSA invites all members to the first General Membership Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year!  When: Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7:00pm PDT Where: Join via Teams ( LINK ) Meeting Agenda ( LINK ) ... read full article
FREE Dolphin Dash T-Shirts (check size by Fri, Sep 10th)Prachi Vora9/7/20219/11/2021
FREE Dolphin Dash T-Shirts (check size by Fri, Sep 10th)
We will be kicking off our annual fundraiser “Dolphin Dash” soon - lots more details to come!  Dolphin Dash is a fun run around the soccer fields to raise money for the PTSA funded programs at Smith. This year, we are very excited to be able to gift each child and staff member at Smith a FREE Dolphin Dash t-shirt on the day of the event, September 30 th ! Unisex Gildan youth shirt size reference: Please email fundraising@smithptsa.org   by  Sept. 10 th   if you would like a  different  size than those listed. We will try our best ... read full article
Join the Student Green Team - applications due Feb 4Prachi Vora1/19/20222/2/2022
Join the Student Green Team - applications due Feb 4
King County Green Schools Program assists student teams, teachers, and other school staff to expand knowledge and understanding of sustainability and to take steps to become m ore sustainable. All students and staff in Samantha Smith will learn about and engage in environmental stewardship, resource conservation in their schools, homes, and communities.  Samantha Smith Students will: learn about resource conservation and sustainability initiate and expand waste reduction and recycling practices and other conservation actions involve the whole school community in environmental stewardship with attention to cultural differences, equity and social justice, and best practices for engagement operate environmentally efficient and ... read full article
'Valentine's Parties' Signup for Classroom Treats - drop-off Feb 7Prachi Vora1/19/20222/11/2022
'Valentine's Parties' Signup for Classroom Treats - drop-off Feb 7
  We hope to bring a little cheer to our kids and the teachers so please consider signing up to bring snacks for your kiddo's class. The snack should be individually packed for ease of distribution.  Bring snacks to drop off Monday, February 7th .  Thank you for being awesome! Sign up for classroom snacks/treats - LINK ... read full article
Legacy Project for 5th Graders - Fill Survey by Jan 2022Prachi Vora11/19/202112/17/2021
Legacy Project for 5th Graders - Fill Survey by Jan 2022
A Legacy Project is a gift that the 5 th  grade Dolphins will leave behind for future students and staff of Samantha Smith Elementary School. The idea is for the project to last a long time. Over time, with these Legacy Projects, the school has become a colorful, arts-rich, inviting space that students and the school community love being part of. Recent examples at Smith have included the following: tile wall in the hallways of school, the buddy bench, the colored dolphins on the front fence of school, and the recycled art behind the dumpster area in the front of ... read full article
FACE Fall Event - Virtual Pumpkin Carving & Thankful Hands - Oct 29Prachi Vora10/13/202110/31/2021
FACE Fall Event - Virtual Pumpkin Carving & Thankful Hands - Oct 29
Teams Link: Click here to join the meeting   ... read full article
Dolphin Dash Promo Video & Spirit Week (9/27-10/1)Prachi Vora9/22/202110/1/2021
Dolphin Dash Promo Video & Spirit Week (9/27-10/1)
Check out the fun video promoting the Dolphin Dash as well as next week's Spirit Week !   Promo Video - Dolphin Dash   Spirit Week is September 27th through October 1st!   ... read full article
Volunteers Needed - Spirit Week, Dolphin Dash, & Dolphin BashPrachi Vora9/22/202110/1/2021
Volunteers Needed - Spirit Week, Dolphin Dash, & Dolphin Bash
Spirit Week and Dash Sign up : Danny the Dolphin will be out to greet students before and after school. Volunteers are needed to hold signs at the bus shoot and the front of the school throughout the week. And...volunteers needed to dress up for the spirit week for fun - please sign up ! Glow Bash Sign up: The kids will celebrate their hard work with a dance called the Dolphin Dash on Friday, October 1st. We need help with set up, decorations, taking photographs, and take-down/clean-up - please sign up! ... read full article
Dolphin Dash & Bash 2021Prachi Vora9/17/20219/17/2021
Dolphin Dash & Bash 2021
What is the Dolphin Dash?? The dolphin is the school mascot, of course. And, the Dolphin Dash is the largest fundraiser of the year. It's a pledge driven fundraising event where students collect donations, in the form of pledges tied to their participation in a fun-run at school that we call the Dolphin Dash. The funds raised go to support enhanced educational experiences including field trips, teacher supplies, school events like the STEM Fair, teacher stipends, playground equipment, and much more! More information in the Dolphin Dash Flyer  ( LINK ) and the Donation Form ( LINK )! Stay tuned ... read full article
Celebrate NASA's telescope launch! - Oct 30Prachi Vora10/13/202110/31/2021
Celebrate NASA's telescope launch! - Oct 30
Here's an event that may be of interest to STEM-SWIMmers: Eastlake High School's Astronomy Club has partnered up with NASA to hold celebrate the launch of NASA's next big space mission, the James Webb Space Telescope! Stop by Eastlake High School on Saturday, Oct 30 at 1-4pm to learn about astrophysics and STEM fields, and pick up some awesome free NASA swag! Open to all community members; RSVP here! (optional)   ... read full article
New & International Families - Save the Date!Prachi Vora9/23/20219/30/2021
New & International Families - Save the Date!
LWSD & Lake Washington PTSA Council invite all new and international families to the Annual Welcome Event on Sep 29 th ( More information – flyers in multiple languages available) ... read full article
October Staff Appreciation - Signups AvailablePrachi Vora9/17/202110/15/2021
October Staff Appreciation - Signups Available
We're kicking off Staff Appreciation in October by putting together "tailgate" snacks for our wonderful Smith staff. Please sign up to bring goodies! Drop off snacks the morning of Monday, Oct 11 th  at the front of the school. –  Sign up here: LINK ... read full article
Congratulations 5th Graders!Dipti Agrawal7/1/20218/30/2021
Congratulations 5th Graders!
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Summer Playdates @ School PlaygroundDipti Agrawal7/1/20218/29/2021
Summer Playdates @ School Playground
Samantha Smith PTSA  invites all families to  Summer Wednesday Playdates ! These playdates are a fun way to connect with other parents and future classmates, especially if you are new to the area!  The Playdates will happen  every Wednesday, starting July 7 @ 4:30 PM-6:30 PM  at the  School Play Structure, . Do use the following  link to Signup  for the playdates so we have a general idea of attendance:) https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080E45A9AB2BABFD0-smith Kindly Note: This is not a drop off event. A Parent/Guardian needs to be present at all times. Organizing members from the PTSA will be present if you have questions. ... read full article
Yearbook Cover Contest - submissions due Dec 15Prachi Vora11/1/202112/31/2021
Yearbook Cover Contest - submissions due Dec 15
It’s time to enter the Yearbook Cover Contest! This year’s theme is Dive Into A New Year . If you are interested in submitting a cover for the yearbook this year, please follow these instructions: use plain white 8.5 x 11” paper; erase all stray marks; use lots of color; spell correctly. Put your name and teacher on the BACK of the paper please . You may drop off in the front office with Mrs. Eaton or send as a jpg or png file to yearbook@smithptsa.org with the student’s name, grade and teacher. Submissions are due December 15 at 2pm ... read full article
2021 Math Challenge Tournament - Dec 11Prachi Vora11/1/202112/12/2021
2021 Math Challenge Tournament - Dec 11
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. Support the PTSA while participating in the Math Challenge Tournament ! The Smith PTSA will receive a 15% rebate on the tournament fee for each Smith student who registered for the Tournament. A total of 86 Smith students have registered - Best of Luck!! ... read full article
Reflections Program for 2021-2022 - Submissions due Oct 25thPrachi Vora9/29/202110/27/2021
Reflections Program for 2021-2022 - Submissions due Oct 25th
Reflections Overview for Smith Families and Students - LINK      ... read full article
Winter Wonderland - Dec 2 - Decorations Nov 29-Dec1Prachi Vora11/2/202112/6/2021
Winter Wonderland - Dec 2 - Decorations Nov 29-Dec1
Celebrate the winter holidays with a drive-through display on Dec 2nd! Starting Nov 29th, volunteers are encouraged to help decorate some of the "scenes" - please sign up here! Smith 4th and 5th grade leaders - we need your help! Please arrive Thursday December 2nd at 5:50-7:00pm (Look for Gina or Hollie to let you know where we need help) Things to note: *An adult must come with you *Wear a mask *We will give you a festive headband when you arrive! *Bundle up – you will be outside *Bring a flashlight, headlamp, or wear anything festive and lit up ... read full article
Winter Break Bingo - due Jan 10, 2022Prachi Vora12/6/20211/11/2022
Winter Break Bingo - due Jan 10, 2022
Winter Break BINGO! Complete by 1/10/2022 to enter to win a pop it ! Print version: here Email to fundraising@smithptsa.org or post on the Smith PTSA Facebook page or group ! ... read full article