Services

Campus Beautification
Campus Beautification

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When:
ongoing

Volunteers maintain school gardens, bulletin boards and help make other improvements to contribute to the overall beautification of our school.
Emergency Kits
Emergency Kits

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(none)
When:
All year
EduKits
EduKits

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When:
fall

Each year, PTSA coordinates with the teachers at Smith to publish the list of school supplies required for each grade the following year. The items may then be purchased in convenient kits put together by EduKit. Parents may purchase these kits rather than having to buy items separately themselves.
Yearbook
Yearbook

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When:
Spring

Annual yearbook of portraits and candids

Vision & Hearing Screening
Vision & Hearing Screening

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(none)
When:
November

Organizes the annual eye/hearing screenings held in November of each school year. Parents scheduled for hour-long slots.

Enrichment

Math Challenge
Math Challenge

Chair:
(none)
When:
ongoing

Monthly math challenge for all students to participate in.
Math is Cool
Math is Cool

Chair:
(none)
Spelling Bee
Spelling Bee

Chair:
(none)
When:
February

Scripts Annual Spelling Bee Competition.
STEM Fair
STEM Fair

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Organizes a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fair for students of every grade level to participate in. The committee can decide the guidelines for entry, themed topics, judging criteria and prizes.

Programs

Volunteers on Watch
Volunteers on Watch

Chair:
(none)
When:
ongoing

Volunteers on Watch are family members who volunteer to help out during drop off and recess.
FACE (Family and Community Engagement)
FACE (Family and Community Engagement)

Chair:
(none)
When:
ongoing

Join a group of people who want to help new and existing families feel more connected to our school community through programming, education and events.
Room Parents
Room Parents

Chair:
(none)

Works with your classroom teacher to communicate with class parents about upcoming events/activities. Sends out and keeps the teachers favorite things list current, collects classroom funds, and helps with classroom parties. Helps classroom teacher.
Explore Art
Explore Art

Chair:
(none)

Explore Art is a volunteer–based art program provided by the Samantha Smith PTSA to support our continued effort in encouraging students to develop their own creativity and divergent thinking. The main focus of Explore Art is to introduce a variety of art concepts, mediums, and artists while providing an opportunity to learn through exploration.
DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion)
DEI (Diversity Equity and Inclusion)

Chair:
(none)

Samantha Smith PTSA is committed to building a culture that makes all families feel welcome, part of and engaged in our school community.
Sustainability
Sustainability

Chair:
(none)

Sustainability works with the school to find out ways to be more environmentally & sustainably minded at the school.
Reflections
Reflections

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When:
October-November

Coordinates the Reflections Art Show competition for the school and tracks progress of students through to the national level. Typically, we ask for judges as well, so sign up if you are a professional in the arts (or design). Hosts the Reflections reception.

Events

Dolphin Bash
Dolphin Bash

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

Dolphin Bash is an annual event held the day after the Dolphin Dash run to celebrate all the kids hard work with fundraising.
Back to Business
Back to Business

Chair:
(none)
When:
fall

Back to Business is an event held before school starts. It's a time to register for PTSA, sign up for volunteer opportunities, and do other school related business before the official school year starts.
Welcome Coffee
Welcome Coffee

Chair:
(none)
When:
fall

PTSA hosts two parent welcome coffees. One on the first day of school for grades 1-5 and one on the first day of school for kindergarteners.
Grownups and Donuts
Grownups and Donuts

Chair:
(none)

Students bring a special grownup to have donuts with them before school!
Valentines for Grandparents
Valentines for Grandparents

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(none)

Students bring their grandparents (or other special family member) to school for a special valentine and treat.
Family Paint Night
Family Paint Night

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(none)

Family Paint Night is an event where students and their families come together to enjoy a night of painting.
Art Walk
Art Walk

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(none)

Event featuring sample artwork from each classroom.
Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland

Chair:
(none)
When:
December

An annual event that celebrates winter holidays around the world! Typically, it hosts local vendors, light refreshment (food trucks), crafts, entertainment, holiday drive, etc.
International Night
International Night

Chair:
(none)
When:
Late Spring
5th Grade Celebration
5th Grade Celebration

Chair:
(none)
When:
June

Organizes a 5th grade celebration event for June.

Fundraising

Amazon Smile
Amazon Smile

Chair:
(none)
When:
ongoing

Shop to donate!

eScrip
eScrip

Chair:
(none)

Samantha Smith Elementary earns money when you do your online shopping at the above link. It is so simple and FREE to join. All you have to do is shop through the eScrip link and use our school group ID. Participating retailers include Amazon, Apple, Nordstroms, Barnes and Nobles and many many more!!

Group Name: Samantha Smith Elementary
Group ID: 8566392

Dolphin Dash
Dolphin Dash

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When:
September/October

Annual PTSA donation fundraiser centered around student fun-run event.

Box Tops for Education
Box Tops for Education

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When:
School year

Samantha Smith Elementary PTSA is collecting Box Tops to fund our school's programs. Box Tops is an easy way for you to help our school buy what it needs. Box Tops are worth 10 cents each and they quickly add up to real cash for our teachers to use in the classroom – directly impacting your student!

PTSA Membership

2022-2023_PTSA_Membership
2022-2023_PTSA_Membership

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When:
2022-2023 School Year

The PTSA is an organization of Parents, Teachers and Students working together with teachers and staff for the benefit our our students at Samantha Smith Elementary. The PTSA organizes volunteers, fundraises, advocates for children legislatively, funds many of the educational enrichment programs at school and more. Programs we provide include Nature Vision, Explore Art, Math Challenge, Health Screenings and Yearbook. We also host numerous social and educational activities throughout the year, including STEM Night, Winter Wonderland and International Night. Funds raised by the PTSA are used to conduct these programs and purchase supplies and equipment for the school.

Spiritwear

Smith Spiritwear
Smith Spiritwear

Chair:
When:
September

School logo clothing sold at the start of the beginning of the school year.