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8:30a Staff Appreciation Items Drop-off
Staff Appreciation Items Drop-off

Date:
Thursday, January 20
Time:
8:30a


3:00p Math Challenge #7 due
Math Challenge #7 due

Date:
Thursday, January 20
Time:
3:00p

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PTSA Volunteer Spotlight - Kate Thibodeau

Thank you so much for all that you do, Kate Thibodeau!


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


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. 


Thank you, Sponsors!

Big Fish Sushi Restaurant

Blue Arrow Creations

Kumon of Sammamish

Mathnasium

Occhio Optometry

Orthodontics on the Plateau

Re/Max Alliance

Red Barn Farm

True Martial Arts


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Important! 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 20

Math Challenge #7 "Draw a Model" is now available!

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Solutions are due on Thursday, Jan 20 by 3 PM. 

Students may choose one of these options to submit their solutions:

  1. Email solutions to ChallengeSubmission@smithptsa.org. Please add the subject line (Challenge # - Grade # - Teacher Name- Student Name). 
  2. Fill in this Google Form https://forms.gle/tjdmbcR7qxPqvb5A6

Have fun! If you need more information please mail to Math Challenge Committee mathchallenge@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 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. Learn more at the Smith Elementary Math Challenge Page.

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, Smith Spelling Bee Chair, at deepti_munjal@yahoo.com


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 more 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 responsible facilities

Attention Smith Students in Grades 3-5!! 

You have a unique opportunity to be a part of the Student Green Team. The Green Team members volunteer their time to work on activities throughout the year. Green Team members are leaders and act as role models o educate others about resource conservation actions that help protect our environment. If this seems interesting, then please email the completed, signed application to Pallavi Kalale - sustainability@smithptsa.org by February 4th, 2022 with subject “Smith Green Team”. 

The program is sponsored by King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks, Solid Waste Division. Refer to the Recycling Toolkit page for Waste Reduction and Recycling Fast Facts to learn more! 


'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


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