Dress As Your Hero Day! Wednesday Sept 26

To kick off our Reflections Art Contest with the theme Heroes Around Me, all students and staff are encouraged to come to school on Wednesday Sept 26th dressed as their favorite hero. This could be an everyday hero  in their lives (teacher, parent, service person) or a superhero…whatever inspires the students to start thinking about their art reflections entries!

California Book Fair: October 1-5

The Book Fair is coming! Support Smith PTA and get some great books for your children! All books will be 20% off and 30% of the proceeds come back to Smith! It will be the week of October 1-5 in the MPR. Before and after school dates/times will be coming soon. All classes will get to preview books during the week.

 

Dine Out For Smith! Thursday, Oct 11 at BJs, 200 Main Street

Join us at BJs Restaurant for lunch/dinner to support Smith PTA! Thursday, October 11, 12pm-9pm.

This is the downtown HB location at 200 Main Street.

20% of food  and soft beverage sales come back to Smith PTA! Bring the family, watch a football game, order food to go, come for lunch with friends, go back for dinner…you get the idea!

Show this flyer so they can scan the code!

BJsDineOut

Next PTA Cafe Friday, September 28th

Friday September 28th, we will have our next PTA Cafe! Join us at the flagpole for a cup of coffee between 8:10-8:45am to meet the PTA board! Come introduce yourself, say hello, find out how you can get involved, and ask any questions you have. We are all excited to meet you!

Playground Painting Help Needed

Want to help paint the primary playground? Join us after school on September 27th from 1:30-5! Wear your painting clothes and we’ll bring the supplies. We’re looking for 20 adult volunteers to help us update our playground with new activities and games that students will be able to play at recess and during P.E..

Here’s the link to sign up: Playground Painting

Last year we had some amazing volunteers help us paint the Kindergarten playground and over the summer we had some Eagle Scouts help paint the 4th/5th playground. We’re excited to get this project done at the start of the year so that teachers can start implementing lessons from the Peaceful Playgrounds program that PTA previously purchased. The games and activities will also give students more options for recess play!

Back to School Tips from CA PTA

Is your child feeling a little nervous for the start of the school year? Here are some helpful tips from California PTA:

Start-of-School-Jitter

Spirit Wear Days Are Coming!

Each and every Friday, send your child to school proudly wearing our school color, navy blue! (White with it is okay too!) Better yet, have them wear their spirit wear shirts and gear! Starting in October, we will even have contests by grade level to see who has the most school spirit! The winner each Friday will get to display a school spirit flag outside of their classroom for the following week.

 

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Be sure to order your Smith yearbook for the 2018-2019 School Year! Your kids will treasure it forever!

Click here:

Jostens Link for Smith Yearbook

Looking For Ways to Get Involved?

There are so many ways to get involved at Smith. 100% of the programs and events that the PTA offers are run by volunteers.

Want to help out? Fill out this form and we’ll contact you when help is needed! (This form is also in your First Day Packet.)  Smith Volunteer

We also have a couple of open positions to be filled:

  1. Movie Nights Coordinator: Coordinate the movie screen rental and communications about movie night. Coordinate with snack bar and popcorn helpers.
  2. Movie Night Snack Bar: Coordinate snack purchase and set up, run the snack bar, and clean up.
  3. Step It Up Co-Chair: Help run our biggest and most fun fundraiser!
  4. Yearbook Grade Level Liaisons: K, 1, 3, 4, 5 Help take pictures and coordinate with Room Parents/Room Photographers to get photos for your grade. Help with page layout if you’d like.
  5. Grant Writer: Write grants for PTA on an as-needed basis.

Interested? Contact president@smithpta.org for more details and to see if it would be a good fit for you!

 

Reflections Art Contest for 2018-2019

 

 

 

For all the details, click here: 2018-2019Reflections_Info

Upcoming Events:

Dress As Your Hero Day: Wednesday September 26th! All students are encouraged to come to school dressed as their favorite hero. It can be an everyday hero, a super hero, anyone they consider a hero. Staff is encouraged to dress up too!

Art Workshop: Thursday October 11. After school from 1:30-3pm in the MPR, come with a parent! We’ll provide a variety of art supplies…you provide your creative idea! Come to this free workshop to work on your art project.

Kindergarten Garden and Playground Before and Afters!

We’ve had many Smith PTA volunteers busy beautifying our school! If you haven’t noticed already, our Kindergarten Garden has had a major makeover from one of our Smith moms, Lauren Smith and her small but dedicated group of helpers! Check out these before and after pics! Wow! The garden has been completely cleared of weeds, new plants have been planted, and she was able to get surfboards donated that she painted. Doesn’t it look great? Our Smith Surfer pride definitely shows over by Kindergarten now! Thank you!

 

And…in case you missed it, we also gave the Kindergarten playground a fresh new look too! Smith PTA purchased a program called Peaceful Playgrounds to provide more interactive and cooperative P.E. and recess activities for kids. We had many volunteers show up to help paint and it looks great! Our plan is to work on the other playgrounds over the summer. For now, we have new basketball nets and new recess equipment/balls for our students. Thanks to all of your support of Smith PTA so that we can make this happen! Donations to Smith PTA (like through our Step It Up fundraiser) are what make this possible.