Feb
22

Reminder: Box Tops Due Friday!

Just a friendly reminder to keep clipping those box tops and turn them in on Friday 2/23…that’s tomorrow!

Check the pantry and clip those box tops, find the ones you’ve already clipped and put in a drawer somewhere, and collect them together. Send them to school in a zip lock baggie with your student’s name and teacher’s name on them. Check expiration dates please!

Top earners will be recognized in our morning announcements at school and will win prizes!

 

Feb
21

Step It Up 24 hour Report! We are off to a great start! Extended: Turn in Golden Ticket Tomorrow for prizes! Last Day!

Great job Smith families! We are off to a great start! You can still register online and send your Golden Ticket in tomorrow! Prizes will be given out at lunch. Thanks for all you are doing for our Smith students!

Feb
20

Step It Up is here!!

It’s time to get excited for Step It Up!! We had our assembly kick off today!

Tonight, we are asking all parents to register their Smith students at www.StepItUpKids.com/Smith92648 

Send out 10+ emails and students will earn 2 prizes tomorrow (Wednesday Feb. 21) at lunch if they turn in their (signed by you) Golden Ticket. They will also be in a drawing to win an iPad!! Send 20+ emails and get entered to win a mini fridge stuffed with cash! Be sure to include your own email if you would like to make a donation as well. Everyone that turns in their first night Golden Ticket assignment will be entered to win daily drawings for a week of great prizes! Pledge sheets and online donations are due March 6th. And…mark your calendars for March 23 for our big event! More details and a sign up to help will come home soon for that.

We are so excited about this fundraising opportunity. It is simple and effective and raises lots of money to support our field trips, assemblies, technology, art program, science, and more! We can’t fund our programs at Smith without the success of this fundraiser so we greatly appreciate your help!

Missed the packet that went home today with your student? Here are the pages to download:

  1. Golden Ticket: goldenticket
  2. Steps For Success Instructions: 4stepstosuccessStepItUpinstructions
  3. Prize Sheet: prize sheet
  4. Pledge Sheet (for cash and checks only. Not needed for online): pledge sheet
  5. Obstacle Course for Event Day: stepitup obstacle course

Missed the letter from Mrs. Beck this morning in her newsletter? Here it is:

Hello Smith Families!
Our biggest fundraiser of the year starts today and we need your help! We know that parents and students are busy, and that is why we want to make the fundraiser as EASY and SUCCESSFUL as possible. Our entire STEP IT UP fundraiser can be completed in TEN MINUTES or less! Yes, really!!!!
The most important thing you can do to support our school is to help your child complete the first night “Golden Ticket” email campaign that they will bring home from the assembly today. To get our fundraiser off to a great start, we are asking each and every family to REGISTER and SEND OUT AT LEAST 10 EMAILS TONIGHT to friends and family, enlisting their support. Don’t forget to ADD YOURSELF so that you, too, can donate online!
All donations are processed via PayPal, so they are safe and secure, and the emails you send will only be used for this fundraiser (not saved for any other purpose). While you have until the end of our fundraiser to raise money and qualify for the various prizes and events, this First Night Golden Ticket Assignment will not only earn your child some fun BONUS PRIZES, but will help us get off to an amazing start!
We look forward to an incredible turn out, and thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students.
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If you have questions about the Step It Up event, please direct them to: vp@smithpta.org
Thank you!

Feb
15

Eat at MOD Pizza today to support Smith!

Eat at MOD Pizza all day long and help support Smith PTA! A portion of your bill will be donated back to Smith. Stop by for lunch, an after school snack, before Open House, or after! See you there!

Seacliff Village – Huntington Beach, CA

Feb
14

Turn in Membership Forms Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, 2/15, is the last day to turn in Membership Forms to have them be eligible for our 100% membership award! If you haven’t yet become a member, please do! You can also sign up your spouse, kids, grandparents, etc. Everyone received a membership form this past week (sent home with students) and you can also click to download it here: SmithMembership100 

Why are we reminding you to turn in your membership form? Read on…

LET’S MAKE HISTORY! We are so grateful for all the support we have received to make this year so amazing. Our parent community has made a huge effort to get involved and because of that we’re motivated to take it to the next level.  This year we have incredible PTA enrollment and are very close to having 100% school membership.

Are you asking, “how can I help?”

  • If you haven’t already enrolled in membership you can do so now.
  • If you are a member already, you can donate to sponsor other memberships. ($10=1 membership)

Click Here: SmithMembership100 to download the membership form, fill it out, and return it to the office.

TOGETHER let’s make this a historical accomplishment, making this the FIRST YEAR EVER to have 100% enrollment at Smith Elementary.

Your membership gives you a voice at our school! The larger our PTA enrollment, the bigger our voice can be to advocate for our children at the state level too. And, your membership donation directly benefits all students at Smith. Membership and PTA funds pay for all field trips, technology improvements for the school, classroom supplies, playground equipment, library books, our art program, and so much more!

Feb
02

Come to PTA Cafe this morning by the flagpole…and a HUGE incentive for membership! YouTube Stars Meet and Greet!!!!

Hey Smith Surfers!!

The PTA is beyond grateful for all the support that you have shown so far in this school year. We have over 75% of our membership participation met. That is so exciting! But here is the deal. Smith has never been this close to hitting 100% participation. And we WANT IT BAD!

So the PTA has pulled a few strings and has some friends that want to help. If we can hit 100% membership between now and February 15th we have arranged for a few YouTube stars to come for a meet and greet with our students. We’ve got the Fisher Fam on board as well as some of their close YouTube allies.

In addition to the meet and greet any student that brings in a membership will be entered for a chance to win a special lunch with all of our visitors and be featured in a YouTube episode. We are so excited!

This morning join us for PTA cafe where we will have membership forms and be available to answer any questions. We are so so close to doing something that Smith has never done (At least in recent years. And by recent I mean in the last 15… maybe more)! We can do this!! Just to give you a little stat, we have almost doubled our membership numbers from last year where we had roughly 40% participation. This is huge!!

I came into this year with a goal to increase membership by a mere 10%. Something we did much easier than I anticipated, and it didn’t stop there. Now that we are this close I want us to go all the way! We need only 200 memberships to hit that goal. Now sure who to include in membership? How about your spouse? Your students grandparents? Other extended family? Coaches? You can even have your students join! And if you still can’t find someone in that big group, consider sponsoring a membership for another family at school that just can’t.

Surfers Rule, and I love this energy and support system we are building on campus. It’s amazing to see a community come together in support of the most important things we have. Our children. The next generation! See you at PTA cafe!

Surfers Rule,
Jenny Morphy

Jan
30

Last Day for Yearbook Ads Is Tomorrow! Don’t Miss Out!

Wednesday 1/31 is the last day to submit ads for the yearbook! Don’t miss out on this special opportunity to celebrate your child at Smith! They’ll love seeing it for years to come! Let them know how proud you are of them and how special they are. You can also place an ad for a favorite teacher or two!

Click here to download the form:

YearbookAd

Jan
29

Let’s Make History!

LET’S MAKE HISTORY! We are so grateful for all the support we have received to make this year so amazing. Our parent community has made a huge effort to get involved and because of that we’re motivated to take it to the next level.  This year we have incredible PTA enrollment and are very close to having 100% school membership.

Are you asking, “how can I help?”

  • If you haven’t already enrolled in membership you can do so now.
  • If you are a member already, you can donate to sponsor other memberships. ($10=1 membership)

Click Here: SmithMembership100 to download the membership form, fill it out, and return it to the office.

TOGETHER let’s make this a historical accomplishment, making this the FIRST YEAR EVER to have 100% enrollment at Smith Elementary.

Your membership gives you a voice at our school! The larger our PTA enrollment, the bigger our voice can be to advocate for our children at the state level too. And, your membership donation directly benefits all students at Smith. Membership and PTA funds pay for all field trips, technology improvements for the school, classroom supplies, playground equipment, library books, our art program, and so much more!

Jan
19

Send In Your Box Tops to earn $$ for Smith!

Please turn in your Box Tops! Earn money for our school by clipping and submitting Box Tops to Smith School with your child’s name and teacher’s name attached. Please no expired Box Tops! The next counting day for Box Tops will be February 23rd. Top earners are recognized in the morning announcements and students who turn in over 100 throughout the year get recognized as well.  So, check your boxes in the pantry and clip those box tops! Start sending them in now…now need to wait until February 23rd.

 

Jan
18

Donate A Gently Used, Clean Coat Today!

Do you have an extra coat in your closet? Smith Student Senate is collecting clean, reusable coats!

The last day to donate is January 22, 2018. Check your closets and send your items to donate to the box in front of the office!

On behalf of www.onewarmcoat.org

 

Jan
15

Lost and Found Review…Come Claim Your Stuff! It will be on display in the MPR 1/16

Stop by the Multipurpose Room on Tuesday 1/16  and check out the many, many lost and found items at Smith! If you think your child may have misplaced a sweatshirt/sweater/jacket/lunch bag etc., come take a look at all of the lost and found items! They will be on display on the tables for the day and kids will be able to go take a look. You can stop by after school too.On Thursday, anything that is still at Smith will be boxed up and donated.

And…just a reminder to always label your child’s belongings so that they don’t get misplaced in the future! There is a huge amount of lost and found items right now, and we are hoping they will all get claimed and returned to you!

Jan
10

Help Paint the Smith Playground! We Need Volunteers!

We need more volunteers! Please come help for a few hours!

We have an exciting opportunity for you to help paint our school playgrounds! We have purchased stencils from a company called Peaceful Playgrounds so that we can enhance our P.E. curriculum as well as provide fun opportunities for children to play more creatively at recess. Everything we need to make our playgrounds beautiful has been provided (paint, stencils, equipment, etc.) but we could really use some volunteers to make it happen! We’ve set aside the morning of January 20 to work on this project and we’d love to have as many volunteers as possible. Here’s a link to sign up: Playground Painting

Please be sure to leave your children at h0me for this one! As always, thank you for your support of Smith School!

Jan
02

Help Paint the Smith School Playground!

Hello Smith Surfer Parents and Happy New Year!

We have an exciting opportunity for you to help paint our school playgrounds! We have purchased stencils from a company called Peaceful Playgrounds so that we can enhance our P.E. curriculum as well as provide fun opportunities for children to play more creatively at recess. Everything we need to make our playgrounds beautiful has been provided (paint, stencils, equipment, etc.) but we could really use some volunteers to make it happen! We’ve set aside the morning of January 20 to work on this project and we’d love to have as many volunteers as possible. Here’s a link to sign up: Playground Painting

Please be sure to leave your children at h0me for this one! As always, thank you for your support of Smith School!

Dec
08

Order Your Yearbook Today!

Be sure to order your Smith yearbook today if you haven’t already! Your kids will treasure it forever!

Click here:

Jostens Link for Smith Yearbook

Dec
06

Dine at Round Table Pizza Tonight!

Take your family to Round Table Pizza tonight and support Smith!

19750 Beach Blvd location only. Starting at 5pm! Good for dine-in, delivery, carry-out, or online orders!

20% comes back to Smith PTA to support our student programs.

Here’s the flyer:

Round Table Flyer

Nov
16

Shop for the Holidays and Support Smith PTA!

The holiday season is upon us! How did that happen? In any case…many of you have asked how to support Smith PTA while you do your online shopping this year. And who doesn’t love shopping online!? Our old Amazon donation link doesn’t work (as you may have noticed if you tried to click it) and Amazon now has a program called Amazon Smile. They donate .5% of eligible purchases back to Smith PTA. How great is that? Without spending any extra money, you can help support our student programs!

Here’s what to do:

Go to smile.amazon.com and search for Agnes L. Smith PTA to link us to your account.

Then, every time you shop, be sure to shop through smile.amazon.com instead of just amazon.com. Your account is the same, your cart stays the same, your lists stay the same, etc. You just need to be sure to choose smile.amazon.com. Again, you have to be on smile.amazon.com so maybe save that to your favorites and/or get used to typing smile first! :)

On your phone, if you go to that browser, you can easily save that site to your home screen and then shop through there on your phone instead of the regular amazon app. That way every time you shop, a portion of your purchase goes to help our student programs at Smith!

You can also click this link to get started!

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/95-3545898

Nov
13

Jog-A-Thon is coming up on Thursday, November 16!

 It’s Jog-A-Thon time!

To sign up to help with set up, click here:

jogathonhelp

The Jog-A-Thon schedule is as followed:

Kinder- 8:30-8:55
1st 9:05-9:30
4th 9:40-10:05
2nd 10:15-10:40
3rd 10:50-11:15
5th 11:25-11:50

Students are invited before school to walk the blacktop in front of the office to prepare for this year’s event. Big shout out to the YMCA for all their help. Shout Outs can be purchased ahead of time in the office or on the day of the event. Please allow ample time day of to fill out.

Here’s a link to the shout out form:

shout outs

They are only $2 and you can purchase as many as you like! Your message will be read out loud while your child is running.

 

 

 

 

Nov
06

Week of November 6th

In case you don’t get the PTA newsletter, you can read it below!

 

Before I get into the meat of this weeks newsletter, I need to give a big huge ginormous thank you to this years Pumpkin Patch Sponsors!! Everyone please give it up for
Jeb Smith from Remax
as a GOLD Sponsor

The Lawson Family
as a SILVER Sponsor

Maria Wong

as our Face Painting Wizard
As you all know, Pumpkin Patch is a huge event here at Smith with many moving parts and couldn’t be possible without amazing Sponsors like the ones listed here. Thank you from the bottom of our Smith Surfing hearts!
BIG WEEK AHEAD!

Monday: Welcome back to school! Hope you all set your clocks right and made it on time. Daylight Savings is rough! Rumor has it California is trying to get rid of it. Who can we write and where do I sign?!

Tuesday: Make Up Picture Day! My second favorite day of the year!!! If you missed our first picture day, no worries. You can still make it into the yearbook (which went on sale last week if you haven’t heard). Come to school in your fresh pressed button up and pearly white smile today.

Wednesday: Smith Movie Night is here! Grab your beach chairs and blankets and meet us on the blacktop in front of the office for Cars 3! Doors and snack bar open at 5:30, movie will start by 6. Admission is free for you and all of your neighbors. Snack bar is cash only.

Thursday: Our Veterans Day flag ceremony will be held today at 8:30am. We invite and encourage  all boy scouts to wear their uniforms to help honor our Veterans. If you are a Veteran, or know one, we invite you/them to come and participate as well. Please RSVP by clicking HERE!

Thursday: Our November PTA meeting will be immediately after our Veterans Day Flag Ceremony. We will be meeting in Portable M near the Kindergarten playground this month. Hope to see all of your beautiful faces there!

Friday: NO SCHOOL in observance of Veterans Day. Hug a Veteran today!

Surfers Rule,
Jenny Morphy
President Smith PTA

You will never regret being KIND.

Oct
26

Pumpkin Patch News!

We are so excited that Pumpkin Patch is tomorrow! Join us for this family fun fall festival right after school, here at Smith! 2:30-5:30

We still need help filling volunteer spots, too! We especially need: EZ Ups, help with the Cake Walk (this is EASY and we will have instructions), the bake sale, cotton candy/popcorn sales, and others. Be sure to click the sign up link and scroll all the way down because there are multiple time slots. We thank you in advance for your help! http://signup.com/go/MyfVeNk

If you pre-ordered wristbands, tickets, and/or pumpkin vouchers, those will all be delivered to your child in class on Friday in a sealed envelope.

We will accept cash, checks (to Smith PTA) and credit cards for payment for tickets, pumpkin vouchers, and for winning silent auction items tomorrow. We will also have food vendors here so if you want to buy food/treats for your family, be sure to bring some cash for that.

And yes, your child can wear his/her costume at Pumpkin Patch (please change after school). There will be a costume contest, too!

Oct
19

Pre-Order Pumpkin Patch Wristbands, Tickets, and Pumpkins!

Pumpkin Patch is right around the corner–next Friday, October 27th! This year, you can pre-order your wristbands (unlimited games and inflatables!!), tickets (for the raffle and other activities) and pumpkin vouchers (pick up that pumpkin at Smith to take home and carve for Halloween!) Avoid the lines at Pumpkin Patch and pre-order everything you need so you can just show up at 2:30 and enjoy the fun! Pre-order forms are due on Monday. They were sent home at the beginning of the week, or you can print one here:

Pumpkin Patch Wristband Tickets pumpkin presale!

And, while we have your attention, we’d love to see your smiling faces helping out at Pumpkin Patch! Shifts are short so you can spend time with your kiddos. And, we really need to borrow your EZ Ups! Please click this link to sign up to help:

http://signup.com/go/MyfVeNk

 

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