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INTERNATIONAL WEEK APRIL 26-30


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.


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. Smith Elementary PTSA is seeking nominations for volunteers that demonstrate an outstanding personal commitment to improving the lives of children and youth through their service to the school, district, and community. Award recipients will have their name added to a plaque showcased at school and will be acknowledged at a district-wide reception. We also contribute, in the recipient’s name, to the Washington State PTSA Scholarship Foundation which provides scholarships to selected high school students entering post-secondary education.

To vote for someone use this Golden Acorn Nomination Link. You may nominate as many volunteers as you like. 

The Golden Apple Award is given to an outstanding educators who have made significant contributions in their community to enhance the educational outcomes of all children or youth. An educator is not limited to an educator or teacher, but may be defined as a teacher, specialist, support staff, administrator, or community member. Recipients receive a certificate and pin and a contribution is made in their name to the WSPTSA Scholarship Program that benefits students. To vote for someone use the Golden Apple Nomination Link

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 their parents or siblings. Students who submit qualified answers to at least 12 math challenges will be awarded with a certificate in June 2021. 

Have fun!


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IMS NEWS FOR INCOMING 6th GRADERS

Inglewood Middle School Toolkit 

Curious about middle school? Please look at the FAMILY TRANSITION TOOLKIT for your rising 6th Grader! This toolkit provides answers to many questions that your 5th graders (and you) have as they make the transition into middle school at Inglewood. We look forward to welcoming you to Inglewood! Go Knights! Go Dolphins!

IMS Spirit Wear! GO KNIGHTS!

The Inglewood Middle School PTSA wanted to offer an opportunity to 5th grade families moving up to IMS in the fall to purchase IMS Spirit Wear before they enter middle school next year! So, all those interested can go get their IMS hooded or quarter-zip sweatshirts, t-shirts, hats, beanies, flannel pants, sweatpants, and even face masks! The store will be closing Friday, April 16, 2021. The completed orders will ship by early May. Click here for more information and instructions on how to order. Questions? Contact Sue Bangasser at sbangasser@lwsd.org


The 2020 Yearbook...

 

The Yearbook Cover Contest had a record 65 entries this year! After weeks of review, the yearbook committee chose three finalists that will be featured on the cover, back cover and title page of the yearbook this year. It was truly a difficult year to decide! The finalists are:

Arjun V. Mrs. Henderson's Class
William F. Mrs. Howden's Class
Sayuri K. Mr. Kettner's Class

Congratulations and Thank you to all the Smith families for your enthusiastic participation! All submissions will be featured somewhere in the book.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE YEARBOOK

The Yearbook Committee is looking for photos of your students for the yearbook. Please email a photo of your student doing their remote learning, a science project, art, reading, or anything from the past 5 months to yearbook@smithptsa.org. Include their name, grade, and teacher name. Please send by March 30, 2021.

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK

Do Not Forget to order your 2020-21 Yearbook at TreeRing with the school passcode: 101586364959367 using this LINK 

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 $17.50 plus shipping/tax and it will be mailed directly to your house in the spring!

For more details, Click Here

Questions? email yearbook@smithptsa.org


Safety Night Webinars- Active Intruder Drills

LWPTSA Emergency Preparedness Committee is hosting a safety webinar about Active Intruder Drills (aka ALICE drills) conducted in our schools. Join two Certified ALICE Instructors and experts in Criminal Justice, Dr. Brooke Gialopsos and Dr. Cheryl Jonson, as they explain what an ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) drill is and is NOT. You'll come away understanding why this multi-option training is important and useful in schools and how to talk to kids about these drills. We will uncover the universal skills being taught through ALICE drills and how to manage our own fears of active threat situations. Parents, staff and older children are welcome to attend this webinar on Teams.

Please send questions to E-Prep Committee Co-Chairs at emergency.prep@lwptsa.net.


Reflections 2020-21 Finalists...

       

Theme 2020-21

Congratulations to the 2 State Finalists-

Name Category Grade Award
Ella R. Ph Intermediate Outstanding Interpretation
Saatvik M. LT Primary Award of Excellence

As per Competition rules, only entries ranked as "Outstanding Interpretation" move to Nationals. Hence, Ella's Photography entry will be moving to Nationals:)

The Finalists for School and Council levels can be found HERE!

Congratulations to the 15 Finalists that made it to the Council Level, and to the 7 Finalists who took Smith to State! 

Thank you to all the families and students behind the 26 entries we received for “I Matter Because”! Many of you participated in more than one category which proves how much you enjoy Art! Certificate/Ribbon pickup will be scheduled soon. The Break up of the 26 entries is HERE

Email reflections@smithptsa.org for any questions that you might have.


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