Valentine’s with Grandparents/Special Adult
We are so excited to bring back our Valentine’s with Grandparents event. Please note that students can bring their grandparents or a special adult. The idea is to share love and a few sweet treats. Mark your calendars for Feb 13, 8:30 am,  at the  Smith Gym. ... read full article
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
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1/12/2024-6/21/2024

Art Walk
Explore Art is super excited to announce our annual art exhibition “Art Walk 2024” coming on March 7th from 6:30pm . Please save the date ! If you are available to help us prepare for Art Walk please sign up here . Any amount of your time would be greatly appreciated. If you are unable to do the whole slot but could be here for an hour we would appreciate it. ... read full article
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
Show from:
2/8/2024-6/21/2024

Families Help Families
Help us provide food security by donating what you can here or you can scan the QR code on the flyer above. ... read full article
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
Show from:
2/1/2024-6/23/2024

LINKS Mentors Needed
Kids are waiting - LINKS Lunch Buddy Mentors Needed at Smith Elementary! Do you have one hour a week you can share with a child? Become a LINKS Lunch Buddy mentor!   Mentors come during school hours once a week and spend the lunch hour in a pre-assigned area to eat, play games, make crafts, talk, go to recess, and do other agreed-upon activities. Help us provide social-emotional support to elementary students who need a little extra one-on-one attention.   Please share with your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. For more information about LINKS, visit: lwsd.org/LINKS or contact Victoria Goetze-Nelson ... read full article
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
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1/25/2024-6/21/2024

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
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
Show from:
1/25/2024-6/21/2024

Stem Night
Smith PTSA is thrilled to present to you Smith STEM Night 2024! To register, signup here . Deadline to register is Mar 14, 2024 . 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 can participate individually or in groups of up to 3 kids. Teams from FLL or other events are welcome to present their projects but not compete. Rules/Guidelines and Scoring Criteria are attached in the SignUp Genius link ... read full article
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
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1/18/2024-6/30/2024

Math Challenge 2023-24
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 2024.  The Math Challenge problem sheets and the schedule can be viewed and downloaded from this  [LINK] . Students may choose one of these options to turn in their solutions: 1) Students may email solutions to ChallengeSubmission@smithptsa.org . Please add the subject line (Challenge # - ... read full article
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
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9/28/2023-6/21/2024

Reflections
This year a total of 326 entries from 39 local PTAs entered the LWPTSA Reflections Art Program, and 62 of these entries moved to the State Level judging.   Congratulations to below Smith students for moving up to the Sate level. The Council is holding an open house in person on Jan 19 th at the LWSD Resource Center . All entries collected will be displayed at the Open House and the invitation is open to all students, staff, family members and friends. The art display will be available for a week, allowing those unable to attend on the 19th ... read full article
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
Show from:
1/12/2024-6/21/2024

Science Olympiad
We are excited to announce that the Eastlake Science Olympiad will be hosting the Science Olympiad program at Samantha Smith Elementary for the second year in a row!  Only Samantha Smith 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be eligible to compete.  By filling out the registration form, parents and guardians are expressing their child's interest in joining this program. Registration is now closed for this event. Additional info about the Science Olympiad: Science Olympiad is an international level competition that tests students knowledge and understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. This competition gives students exposure to different STEM fields ... read full article
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
Show from:
1/5/2024-6/30/2024

Math is Cool
Calling Mathletes in grades 4 & 5 to form teams of 4 to represent Smith at this year's Math is Cool competition  http://www.academicsarecool.com/#/competitions . Each grade could have up to 8 teams to compete for Smith.  Each team would need to have a parent coach to coordinate with communication, and other event day logistics. Each team’s competition fee is $60, which PTSA has graciously agreed to cover!!     Sign-ups : Please sign up by Jan 31 st 2024 end of day via Smith MIC 2023-24 - Google Sheets Test Dates and location:   Grade 4: Mar 23, 2024 3:30PM-8:00PM, in-person at Liberty ... read full article
Author:
Priyanka Raha 
Show from:
12/1/2023-6/21/2024
Valentine’s with Grandparents/Special AdultPriyanka Raha1/12/20246/21/2024
Valentine’s with Grandparents/Special Adult
We are so excited to bring back our Valentine’s with Grandparents event. Please note that students can bring their grandparents or a special adult. The idea is to share love and a few sweet treats. Mark your calendars for Feb 13, 8:30 am,  at the  Smith Gym. ... read full article
DOLPHIN DASH MAPDipti Agrawal10/6/202310/7/2023
DOLPHIN DASH MAP
... read full article
Volunteer at the FundraiserDipti Agrawal10/3/202310/13/2023
Volunteer at the Fundraiser
We need lot of parent and middle/high school volunteers to make our event a success. Please consider signing up as per your availability. Middle and High schoolers can earn volunteer hours for Glow Bash . Use the links below to sign up- Dash Volunteers Sign Up Spirit Week Volunteers  Sign Up Dolphin Glow Bash Volunteers Sign Up ... read full article
Art WalkPriyanka Raha2/8/20246/21/2024
Art Walk
Explore Art is super excited to announce our annual art exhibition “Art Walk 2024” coming on March 7th from 6:30pm . Please save the date ! If you are available to help us prepare for Art Walk please sign up here . Any amount of your time would be greatly appreciated. If you are unable to do the whole slot but could be here for an hour we would appreciate it. ... read full article
Families Help FamiliesPriyanka Raha2/1/20246/23/2024
Families Help Families
Help us provide food security by donating what you can here or you can scan the QR code on the flyer above. ... read full article
LINKS Mentors NeededPriyanka Raha1/25/20246/21/2024
LINKS Mentors Needed
Kids are waiting - LINKS Lunch Buddy Mentors Needed at Smith Elementary! Do you have one hour a week you can share with a child? Become a LINKS Lunch Buddy mentor!   Mentors come during school hours once a week and spend the lunch hour in a pre-assigned area to eat, play games, make crafts, talk, go to recess, and do other agreed-upon activities. Help us provide social-emotional support to elementary students who need a little extra one-on-one attention.   Please share with your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers. For more information about LINKS, visit: lwsd.org/LINKS or contact Victoria Goetze-Nelson ... 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
Smith PTSA is thrilled to present to you Smith STEM Night 2024! To register, signup here . Deadline to register is Mar 14, 2024 . 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 can participate individually or in groups of up to 3 kids. Teams from FLL or other events are welcome to present their projects but not compete. Rules/Guidelines and Scoring Criteria are attached in the SignUp Genius link ... read full article
Dinner is Set for 10/13!Dipti Agrawal10/3/202310/13/2023
Dinner is Set for 10/13!
FOOD TRUCKS AT GLOW BASH! KONA ICE   WHATEKE MEXICAN Check out their Catering Menu   ... read full article
Math Challenge 2023-24Priyanka Raha9/28/20236/21/2024
Math Challenge 2023-24
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 2024.  The Math Challenge problem sheets and the schedule can be viewed and downloaded from this  [LINK] . Students may choose one of these options to turn in their solutions: 1) Students may email solutions to ChallengeSubmission@smithptsa.org . Please add the subject line (Challenge # - ... read full article
Smith PTSA Board of Directors Dipti Agrawal8/21/20239/11/2023
Smith PTSA Board of Directors
Other Important PTSA Roles:   Emergency Prep: Mary Quan       eprep@smithptsa.org     Explore Art Chair: Susmita Islam   exploreart@smithptsa.org     DEI (Diversity Equity Inclusion) Chair: Nesma Saad Mostafa  ... read full article
Kinder PlaydatesDipti Agrawal8/21/20238/30/2023
Kinder Playdates
... read full article
ReflectionsPriyanka Raha1/12/20246/21/2024
Reflections
This year a total of 326 entries from 39 local PTAs entered the LWPTSA Reflections Art Program, and 62 of these entries moved to the State Level judging.   Congratulations to below Smith students for moving up to the Sate level. The Council is holding an open house in person on Jan 19 th at the LWSD Resource Center . All entries collected will be displayed at the Open House and the invitation is open to all students, staff, family members and friends. The art display will be available for a week, allowing those unable to attend on the 19th ... read full article
Science OlympiadPriyanka Raha1/5/20246/30/2024
Science Olympiad
We are excited to announce that the Eastlake Science Olympiad will be hosting the Science Olympiad program at Samantha Smith Elementary for the second year in a row!  Only Samantha Smith 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be eligible to compete.  By filling out the registration form, parents and guardians are expressing their child's interest in joining this program. Registration is now closed for this event. Additional info about the Science Olympiad: Science Olympiad is an international level competition that tests students knowledge and understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. This competition gives students exposure to different STEM fields ... read full article
Math is CoolPriyanka Raha11/16/202311/30/2023
Math is Cool
Calling Mathletes in grades 4 & 5 to form teams of 4 to represent Smith at this year's Math is Cool competition  http://www.academicsarecool.com/#/competitions . Each grade could have up to 8 teams to compete for Smith.  Each team would need to have a parent coach to coordinate with communication, and other event day logistics. Each team’s competition fee is $60, which PTSA has graciously agreed to cover!!     Sign-ups : Please sign up by Jan 31 st 2024 end of day via Smith MIC 2023-24 - Google Sheets Test Dates and location:   Grade 4: Mar 23, 2024 3:30PM-8:00PM, in-person at Liberty ... read full article
PTSA EVENTS CALENDARDipti Agrawal8/28/20239/30/2023
PTSA EVENTS CALENDAR
... read full article
Math is CoolPriyanka Raha12/1/20236/21/2024
Math is Cool
Calling Mathletes in grades 4 & 5 to form teams of 4 to represent Smith at this year's Math is Cool competition  http://www.academicsarecool.com/#/competitions . Each grade could have up to 8 teams to compete for Smith.  Each team would need to have a parent coach to coordinate with communication, and other event day logistics. Each team’s competition fee is $60, which PTSA has graciously agreed to cover!!     Sign-ups : Please sign up by Jan 31 st 2024 end of day via Smith MIC 2023-24 - Google Sheets Test Dates and location:   Grade 4: Mar 23, 2024 3:30PM-8:00PM, in-person at Liberty ... read full article
General Membership Meeting on Jan 11Priyanka Raha1/5/20241/12/2024
General Membership Meeting on Jan 11
Smith PTSA Members! Please, join us for our Membership Meeting, on Thursday, January 11 th  at 7 PM . The meeting is virtual . This is a great place to learn more about your PTSA, ask questions and get clarifications on your queries.   Join on your computer, mobile app or room device Click here to join the meeting Meeting ID: 258 196 141 875 Passcode: zoSPaN Download Teams | Join on the web ... read full article