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



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!


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!


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!


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


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


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!



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:


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.






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!

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.


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!


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:




It’s Skate Party Day!

Lace up those skates (or rent them!) and head on over to Fountain Valley Skating Center today from 4-6pm!

Check in at the PTA table inside and help your class win a prize! Whoever has the highest attendance from 1 class wins! That class will get a fun candy prize delivered to their class and they get to keep the Golden Skate trophy in their class until the next skate party! And, there will be a few other prize drawings during the skate party too! It’s only $6.25 and that includes your skate rentals. Plus, it is a fundraiser for Smith PTA! Be sure to take your permission slip (sent home last week or click below.

Permission Slip:

Skate permission slip – Oct 16 2017 – 7-13 AM

Flyer info:

Skate Day – Oct 16 2017 – 7-12 AM


Be A Pumpkin Patch Sponsor!

Are you looking for a way to help at Pumpkin Patch? Can’t make it to the event but want to know how you can still support one of our biggest fundraisers of the year? Become a Pumpkin Patch event Sponsor! 100% of the money will go directly back into our programs and events that we provide on Campus at Smith for ALL of our students. Forms were sent home with your student, or you can print one of the forms below and return to school with your student! Thanks for helping make this years event such a success!


Pumpkin Patch Event Sponsor 2017



Pumpkin Patch is Coming!

Our annual family fun fall festival event, Pumpkin Patch is coming up on October 27 from 2:30-5:30! If you want to sign up to help at Pumpkin Patch, please click here: http://signup.com/go/MyfVeNk

This is a can’t miss afternoon filled with games, food vendors, a dance party, face painting, raffle baskets, and more! A flyer with information about how you can purchase a wristband for unlimited games will go home on Monday! You can also pre-purchase your tickets to avoid the lines. Come support Smith School–we will have food trucks, amazing class raffle baskets (tickets are only $1! Enter as many times as you want!)

Form to pre order your wristband (presale only! Not available at event!), tickets, and pumpkins is here:

Pumpkin Patch Wristband Tickets pumpkin presale! – Oct 17 2017 – 10-03 AM

We need MANY volunteers to make this event a success! Shifts are only an hour and some are even ahead of time before the event. We also need help with clean up after the event. Take a look and sign up where you can!



Back to School Night and PTA Meeting

We have our first official PTA meeting tomorrow evening before Back to School Night and this is your formal invitation to come. The first meeting of the year is always the most informative, and definitely the most fun. Plus it always has the best treats. Don’t miss out! The Schedule for the evening is as follows:

5:30 PTA Meeting in MP Room
6:30 First Session of Back to School Night
7:05 Second Session of Back to School Night

The two sessions give you the opportunity to visit multiple classrooms if you have multiple kids. Have more than two? I suggest you do as we do and divide and concur.

Additionally at back to school night we will have some school lunch samples and snacks, as well as SPIRIT WEAR!!! We have picked some really great new designs for this year and with the new logo I’ve gone full blown heart eyes. We are really excited to be offering all these amazing new things so in the very least stop by our spirit wear table to have a look.


Smith Night Out!

Thursday September 21st is Smith Night Out! Place of the month is going to be Pick Up Stix in Seacliff Village. Grab some lunch or take out for the kids! 20% of all sales will go to Smith PTA. Promotion runs all day starting at 11am so you have plenty of time to get your house chicken with noodles on! Please bring the attached flyer with you when ordering.


You’re Invited!


Join us for our annual

Back To School Breakfast!

Friday the 15th at 8:20am right after drop off

See you in the Multipurpose Room!



Within Reach! 2017-18 Art Reflections Program

One of my favorite things about back to school is the opportunity the kids get to create their own art to submit to the Art Reflections Program. If your child has never participated in this, I highly suggest it. There are 6 different categories to chose from: Dance/Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition,  Photography, and Visual Arts. This years theme is “Within Reach”. You can find a flyer in your first day packet that explains how to get more information. You can also fill it out below and return to school with your child. Submissions are due the first part of October so be sure to get started soon!


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. This year we are looking for a few more to head up some of the Committees we have here on campus. We are currently looking to fill the following  positions:

Directory Coordinator: Compile the information for our school directory

Family Fun Nights Communications: Send out flyers to remind parents about our upcoming events and be a greeter at the door at the event

School Displays/Communications: Update our glass display boards monthly at school

School Spirit Day Coordinator: Each Friday, get the tally results from classroom teachers and give 1 class per grade level with a school spirit flag to display for the week.

Skate Parties: Send out flyers (pre-made) and attend the Skate Party events. Give out participation prizes.

Volunteer Coordinator: Work with committee chairs about upcoming events to compile a list of needed volunteers and post this information on signup.com

Reflections Coordinator (training is available in September): Immediate Need for this!! Can be 2-3 people. Initially, send out packets to those interested in participating, then collect art as it comes in. Full training will provide the details for this fun and rewarding position that is just early in the year (except for coordinating an art display at Open House in February).

Jog A Thon (will be trained this year to take it over next year): Distribute flyers, collect Shout Outs, coordinate set up and tear down the day of the event.

Parliamentarian (this is an Executive Board position. Training is available.): Join our Exec Team and help us keep on track by following the rules of our bylaws closely!

Auditor (this is an Executive Board position. Training is available.): Join our Exec Team and conduct an audit twice a year. Be a part of our checks and balances system.



If you think you would be a great fit for any of these positions please email president@smithpta.org. We would love to have you as part of the Smith PTA volunteer family!


You’re Invited: PTA Welcome Back Breakfast!

Come and enjoy breakfast as we kick off the new school year! Catch up with old friends and meet some new ones! All info can be found below.


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