2021-2022 PTSA Awards
Dolphin Dash
2018-2019 Yearbook Photo Submission
PTSA Member Benefits
PTSA Fundraising
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Spelling Bee

We are thrilled to bring the Scripps Spelling Bee to Samantha Smith. Please see the word list below to help our Dolphins prepare. 

Please do not share the words lists outside of Samantha Smith. 

Additional info about the Spelling Bee: 

  • Registration link: Signup Genius - Coming soon!
  • School competition: Feb 9th 2024
  • Regionals competition: March 31st 2024
  • Eligibility: Grade 3rd, 4th, 5th

Practice the Spelling Bee rule: Say it, Spell it, Say it.

Please see the links below for the word lists:

Spelling Bee Words

Spelling Bee Words w/Definitions

For more word lists, visit here.

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 group of two to four people and choose a name. 
  • Please bring an unassembled Gingerbread house kit and candy (red hots, candy canes, jelly beans, m&ms, kisses, and any other candy you would like). Gingerbread house kits and candies are available upon request. 
  • Groups will have an allotted amount of time to assemble and decorate their gingerbread house. 
  • The Awards ceremony will take place at 7:45 pm at Samantha Smith's Winter Wonderland. 
  • Award categories include: Best All Around, Most Creative, Most Festive, and People's Choice Winner. 
  • A panel of local celebrity judges will select the winners. 
  • The selected winners Gingerbread houses will go on display at school and winners will receive certificates. 

There’ll also be holiday crafts, food trucks, toy drive, hot cocoa, and much more.

Watch this space for further details.

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 Chess club. Kids at all levels are welcome to join the club.
  • Chess board and pieces will be provided by the club.

Please note that registration for the chess club is open for the students of PTSA Members only. Make sure you have your PTSA membership renewed for 2023-2024 school year,  Annual Membership (Join or Renew)

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Yearbook Cover Contest

It’s time to enter the Yearbook Cover Contest! This year’s theme is A Swimming Year. 

Submissions are due December 13 at 3 pm

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. 
  • Please put your name and your teacher’s name on the BACK of the paper. 
  • Drop off at 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.  

Click here to order your yearbook with TreeRing.

You can create your own two free custom pages that will only appear in your student’s book! Yearbooks will be delivered to classrooms in June.

Have photos that you want to submit to be shared on the Yearbook? Click here.

For questions, email: yearbook@smithptsa.org 

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 # - Grade # - Teacher Name- Student Name). 

2) Or students may fill in this Google Form https://forms.gle/KDhDxhBApqfXUHqx5

Have fun!

If you need more information please mail to Alon Ragoler at AlonRagoler@smithptsa.org

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 31st 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 High School
  • Grade 5: Mar 09, 2024 9:00AM-2:00PM, in-person at Liberty High School

For questions, please contact prachischool3@gmail.com or PTSA.

Math Olympiads

Smith Elementary is participating in the Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle Schools (MOEMS). MOEMS® is a specially designed program by Math Olympiad for Elementary and Middle School students where they provide monthly problem-solving contests for elementary and middle school students.

The signup period for this year's now closed. We are currently in the process of assembling teams.

For questions, please contact prachischool3@gmail.com or PTSA.

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