Math is Cool Competition 2023
  Math Is Cool is a popular math competition that started in 1996. This year we will join the online champs, which is a completely online event that students will take at home. Please note the format and schedule is slightly different from last year. The Online Competition Dates are as follows- Grade 5 – Mar 15, 2023, 3-6pm Grade 4 – Mar 29, 2023, 3-6pm Please visit Math is Cool 2023 for Competition Rules and Details. Sign up by Feb 10 th end of day via MIC Sign Up Form . For Questions , email Yuan Zhang at volunteeryuan@gmail.com ... read full article
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Aarti Bhargava 
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1/6/2023-3/31/2023

Spelling Bee 2022-23
Scripps Spelling Bee is back at Samantha Smith! On March 2, 2023, at Smith library at 4:00 PM, we will be hosting a school-level competition for Grades 3-5 , and qualified winner will go to the Regionals on 3/26. We are pleased to share the Spelling Bee words list 2022 to help our Dolphins prepare. Register students by 2/23.  Registration link for students : Bee Registration Form We do need Volunteers for this event to succeed, so consider signing up to Bee Volunteers. Please note: Do not share the words list outside of Samantha Smith. ... read full article
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Aarti Bhargava 
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11/23/2022-3/3/2023

Smith STEM Night 2023
Smith PTSA is thrilled to bring Smith STEM Night in person this year!  Event to be held at Smith Big Gym on 23 March 2023 from 3:40 to 8:00 pm. Sign up to present a project in any one of the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Students can participate individually or in groups of up to 3 kids. Teams from FLL or other teams are welcome to present their projects but not compete. Signup Genius link -Registration is open until 16 March 2023 . Please visit the following for- - STEM Guidelines & Judging Criteria - STEM rules ... read full article
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Aarti Bhargava 
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1/26/2023-3/31/2023

Nomination Committee - Seeking 3 PTSA members
We cannot have a PTSA without a Nominations Committee! Do consider volunteering your time to help find members for next year's Board. PTSA needs three PTSA members for this year's nomination committee. Members will be elected to this role at the March 16th General Membership Meeting. If you're interested in hearing more about this role, please email secretary@smithptsa.org. ... read full article
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Aarti Bhargava 
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12/2/2022-3/17/2023

Science Olympiad at Smith
Science Olympiad is an international-level competition that strives to provide challenging and motivational events to help students pursue their science interests beyond the classroom. It tests students' knowledge and understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. This competition gives students exposure to different STEM fields through both hands-on experience and contextual learning. We are trying to gauge the level of interest for this program at Samantha Smith Elementary. Please fill out the interest form below and we will get in touch with you soon.  Only Samantha Smith 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be eligible to compete.  Email  janakilakshmiv@gmail.com  with any ... read full article
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Aarti Bhargava 
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11/23/2022-4/30/2023

2022-2023 PTSA Monthly Events Calendar
PTSA printable events calendar ... read full article
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Aarti Bhargava 
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8/17/2022-6/30/2023
PTSA General Membership MeetingDipti Agrawal10/12/202210/14/2022
PTSA General Membership Meeting
All current PTSA members are invited to our First General Membership Meeting. We have decided to keep it virtual. Do consider joining the PTSA today to be a part of the meeting and future events. Date: 10/13/22 @ 7PM Meeting LINK Agenda ... read full article
Math is Cool Competition 2023Aarti Bhargava1/6/20233/31/2023
Math is Cool Competition 2023
  Math Is Cool is a popular math competition that started in 1996. This year we will join the online champs, which is a completely online event that students will take at home. Please note the format and schedule is slightly different from last year. The Online Competition Dates are as follows- Grade 5 – Mar 15, 2023, 3-6pm Grade 4 – Mar 29, 2023, 3-6pm Please visit Math is Cool 2023 for Competition Rules and Details. Sign up by Feb 10 th end of day via MIC Sign Up Form . For Questions , email Yuan Zhang at volunteeryuan@gmail.com ... read full article
Spelling Bee 2022-23Aarti Bhargava11/23/20223/3/2023
Spelling Bee 2022-23
Scripps Spelling Bee is back at Samantha Smith! On March 2, 2023, at Smith library at 4:00 PM, we will be hosting a school-level competition for Grades 3-5 , and qualified winner will go to the Regionals on 3/26. We are pleased to share the Spelling Bee words list 2022 to help our Dolphins prepare. Register students by 2/23.  Registration link for students : Bee Registration Form We do need Volunteers for this event to succeed, so consider signing up to Bee Volunteers. Please note: Do not share the words list outside of Samantha Smith. ... read full article
Spelling Bee 2022Aarti Bhargava11/1/202211/15/2022
Spelling Bee 2022
Scripps Spelling Bee is back at Samantha Smith this year again. We are pleased to share the word list here Spelling Bee words list 2022 to help our Dolphins prepare. In Feb 2022, we will be hosting a school-level competition for 3rd,4th and 5th graders and qualified winner will go to the Regionals. We will have classroom level competitions for 1st and 2nd graders as well. More details on registration and format to follow. We can't wait to see our S-W-I-Mmers shine! Please note: Do not share the words list outside of Samantha Smith. ... read full article
Math Challenge Tournament - 2022Aarti Bhargava10/7/202211/24/2022
Math Challenge Tournament - 2022
Calling all Mathlets! Student Registration is now open for the 2022 Math Challenge Tournament. The 3-digit code for  Samantha Smith Elementary  is  339 . Please  enter the 3-digit school code during the student's registration time . Here is the link to the MCT students’ registration:  https://ellipsisacademy.as.me/schedule.php?appointmentType=37312815 . This year’s tournament will be held online  on Saturday, December 3, 2022 .  All registered students can start the test anytime between 10am – 5pm PST on Dec 3 . Once students have started the test, they have one hour to complete the test in one sitting. Detailed information about the 2022 MCT can be found at:  https://www.ellipsisacademy.com/fall-2022-math-challenge-tournament.html ... read full article
Smith STEM Night 2023Aarti Bhargava1/26/20233/31/2023
Smith STEM Night 2023
Smith PTSA is thrilled to bring Smith STEM Night in person this year!  Event to be held at Smith Big Gym on 23 March 2023 from 3:40 to 8:00 pm. Sign up to present a project in any one of the categories of Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math. Students can participate individually or in groups of up to 3 kids. Teams from FLL or other teams are welcome to present their projects but not compete. Signup Genius link -Registration is open until 16 March 2023 . Please visit the following for- - STEM Guidelines & Judging Criteria - STEM rules ... read full article
Nomination Committee - Seeking 3 PTSA membersAarti Bhargava12/2/20223/17/2023
Nomination Committee - Seeking 3 PTSA members
We cannot have a PTSA without a Nominations Committee! Do consider volunteering your time to help find members for next year's Board. PTSA needs three PTSA members for this year's nomination committee. Members will be elected to this role at the March 16th General Membership Meeting. If you're interested in hearing more about this role, please email secretary@smithptsa.org. ... read full article
Science Olympiad at Smith Aarti Bhargava11/23/20224/30/2023
Science Olympiad at Smith
Science Olympiad is an international-level competition that strives to provide challenging and motivational events to help students pursue their science interests beyond the classroom. It tests students' knowledge and understanding of biology, chemistry, physics, and engineering. This competition gives students exposure to different STEM fields through both hands-on experience and contextual learning. We are trying to gauge the level of interest for this program at Samantha Smith Elementary. Please fill out the interest form below and we will get in touch with you soon.  Only Samantha Smith 3rd, 4th and 5th graders will be eligible to compete.  Email  janakilakshmiv@gmail.com  with any ... read full article
REFLECTIONS 2022-23: Show Your Voice!Dipti Agrawal9/28/202210/27/2022
REFLECTIONS 2022-23: Show Your Voice!
Dear Smith Families! We are very excited to kick Off the Reflections Program for this year! The Deadline to submit your entries is October 24, 2022, 12 AM . All submissions are online. Questions? Email reflections@smithptsa.org For Competition Overview, Rules and Student Entry Form, CLICK HERE! ... read full article
Volunteers on WatchAarti Bhargava9/13/202212/31/2022
Volunteers on Watch
Can you come help keep the morning drop-off line moving, or spend a lunch hour playing ring toss with your kiddo? If yes, please visit  https://smithptsa.org/Page/ VolunteersOnWatch/info  to sign up!   Volunteers on Watch is a fun and easy way to get involved. We need you, we appreciate you, and we cheer your name from the rooftops.     ... read full article
Smith Yearbook! Order Now to get a discountAarti Bhargava8/25/202210/7/2022
Smith Yearbook! Order Now to get a discount
Yearbook sales are open! Order your yearbook with TreeRing. You can create your own two free custom pages that will only appear in your student’s book! If you buy before September 30, you will get 10% off! Buy yours today! Books will be delivered to classrooms in June. Questions: email  yearbook@smithptsa.org . Buy here:  https://www.treering.com/purchase?PassCode=101586364959367 ... read full article
2022-2023 PTSA Monthly Events Calendar Aarti Bhargava8/17/20226/30/2023
2022-2023 PTSA Monthly Events Calendar
PTSA printable events calendar ... read full article
Welcome Back! Join PTSA today!Hollie Palke8/9/20229/30/2022
Welcome Back! Join PTSA today!
Welcome from the PTSA! If you are returning to Smith this year, we welcome you back; hopefully you already know all of the important work the PTSA does for our school and you’ll renew your membership this year. If you are new to Smith, then welcome to our school family; we are certain you will agree that Smith provides excellent education opportunities for our children. We encourage you to get involved with the PTSA by learning more about it (starting below), joining (online), leveraging our communication resources (listed below) and by volunteering in any way you’re able (there are lots ... read full article