Winter Wonderland Event Dec. 5th
Our annual celebration of the winter holiday season is coming to Smith on Thursday, December 5 th , 5:30-8:00 PM.  We will have the Holiday Bazaar, crafts and game stations, photo booth, food and much more. We will also have a wonderful Gingerbread House Contest for Smith students.   Click here to enter the gingerbread contest:   [Contest] Click here if you can help with the event (setup, cleanup, etc.): [Volunteer]     ... read full article
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Dolphin Dash: Still Time Left to PledgeMarcus Grinde9/9/20199/25/2019
Dolphin Dash: Still Time Left to Pledge
There's still time left to make your pledges for Dolphin Dash.  Pledges turned in by Wednesday morning, September 25th, will still count toward prize calculations. [PLEDGE FORM]   [PARENTS PLEDGE HERE]   [FRIENDS FAMILY PLEDGE HERE] ... read full article
Welcome 2019-2020 PTSA BoardMarcus Grinde7/8/20199/15/2019
Welcome 2019-2020 PTSA Board
Please welcome the incoming 2019-2020 Samantha Smith Elementary PTSA Board members:   Co-President: Gina Eason Co-President: Marcus Grinde Treasurer: Sam Kenna Secretary: Tiana Wright Co-VP of Fundraising: Annavie Arnesen Co-VP of Fundraising: Mei Zhang VP of Communications: Tanvi Srivastava VP of Expenditures: Kate Thibodeau Programs: Fiona Kotzenberg Membership: TBD Volunteer Coordinator: TBD     The board is just the tip-of-the-iceberg of what makes the PTSA a vibrant part of Samantha Smith Elementary. We depend on the gracious help and support of the Smith teachers, staff, students and especially the parents who volunteer their time and resources.  With their efforts, we will continue ... read full article
Staff Appreciation Signup for Nov.Marcus Grinde11/15/201911/21/2019
Staff Appreciation Signup for Nov.
Dear Smith Parents,   We need a few more volunteers to bring in items for the Staff Appreciation event this Thursday...   To honor our amazing Smith teachers and staff, and to celebrate  the Apple Cup , our PTSA Staff Appreciation team is putting together a  tailgate party  inspired luncheon, on Thursday, November 21st.   [More info and signup page] ... read full article
Winter Wonderland Event Dec. 5thMarcus Grinde11/20/201912/6/2019
Winter Wonderland Event Dec. 5th
Our annual celebration of the winter holiday season is coming to Smith on Thursday, December 5 th , 5:30-8:00 PM.  We will have the Holiday Bazaar, crafts and game stations, photo booth, food and much more. We will also have a wonderful Gingerbread House Contest for Smith students.   Click here to enter the gingerbread contest:   [Contest] Click here if you can help with the event (setup, cleanup, etc.): [Volunteer]     ... read full article
Watch D.O.G.S.Tanvi Sharan10/30/201911/30/2019
Watch D.O.G.S.
  Fathers, Grandfathers and Father figures, Do you want to help out at school, but you are not sure what you can do?  Sign up for Watch D.O.G.S. and we’ll set up a schedule for you to spend time in your student’s classroom, on the playground and more. Students love seeing you volunteer at school. If you need another reason to volunteer, there are studies that show when you do, students feel more engaged and do better at school. ... read full article
Math Challenge Tournament Tanvi Sharan10/29/201911/29/2019
Math Challenge Tournament
                      Attention Mathletes! Registration for Math Challenge Tournament   2019 is open to Grade 2-5 students. Seats are limited.  Location : Samantha Smith Elementary (Gym) Date : December 13, 2019 Time : 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Link  to  REGISTER  Cost : $20 per student, no refunds.                 Want to volunteer ? SIGN UP HERE All registered students will receive a certificate of participation and a keepsake. Further details for the day of tournament will be sent once you are registered. For more information, visit  Math Challenge Tournament Info .  If you ... read full article
Corporate MatchingTanvi Sharan10/9/201910/23/2019
Corporate Matching
Greetings Dolphin Dash Donors We can’t thank you enough for your generosity with your time and money, and how it helps us enhance our children’s educational experience. Did you know you can make a bigger impact without further loosening your purse strings, or spending more hours at volunteering? All you have to do is get in touch with your employer for corporate matching .  Many local employers will match your financial donations up to 100% and will make a donation for every hour you volunteer at Smith.  A big part of our annual budget depends on corporate matching, so please ... read full article
Watch DOGS Kick-off 2019Tanvi Sharan10/2/201910/12/2019
Watch DOGS Kick-off 2019
  Dads/Grandfathers/Father figures   Enjoy an evening out with your young ones with the Reptile Man and pizza . Learn about the WATCH D.O.G.S. Program and  Sign UP .   When : 6-8 pm, Thursday, Oct 10th   Where :  The Big Gym   Learn more about Watch D.O.G.S. here .   ... read full article
After School Programs 2019Tanvi Sharan9/30/201910/28/2019
After School Programs 2019
Hello Parents/Guardians PTSA's After School Programs  with YMCA is all set to open for registration on October 1 .    This is for the session from  October 28 to December 20 .   Programs offered this session are : Tuesday : Arts And Logic Wednesday : Chess 4 Life Thursday : Lego Engineering and Coding Friday : Small Hands on Art: The Wizard of Oz   After school programs are from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, except Wednesdays (1:50-3:20 pm) at   Samantha Smith . Parents are responsible for picking up their child after class, unless they are attending YMCA KidsU . ... read full article
Explore Art 2019Tanvi Sharan9/26/201910/10/2019
Explore Art 2019
 Image courtesy Stephen Johnson Photography  Explore Art. Explore You.   We at   Explore Art   truly believe in freedom; the freedom to experience, to experiment, to break the box, to have the time of your life and, above all, the freedom to be you! We give our students the wings to soar in their creative quest and the stardust to whip up ‘their own magic’.   Explore Art   is Samantha Smith PTSA ’s program to encourage students to develop creativity and contrarian thinking. The main focus of   Explore Art   is to introduce a variety of art ... read full article