Category: General News

Smith PTA Awards

Congratulations to our Smith PTA Awards recipients and thank you for all that you do for Smith! Here’s a slideshow version of the presentation: https://youtu.be/8cYWd6YbaiQ  

Committee Chair Positions for 2020-2021

Hello Smith Surfers! It is time to think about committee chair positions for the 2020-2021 school year and we’d love to have you be a part of our incredible team of Smith PTA volunteers who help to make Smith Elementary so amazing! If you’re interested in chairing a position or helping with a position or …

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Yearbook Information

We will still have a 2019/2020 yearbook! We are working hard to make an awesome yearbook and include all the fun events we have had this year! Here are some important updates: #1- Your yearbook will be shipped to your home FOR FREE if you order by May 11th! (This includes those who have already ordered!) #2 – …

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#SmithSurfersSeparateButStrong

Let’s all stay connected and share what we are up to at home! Each Wednesday, we’ll have a fun theme for you to share about. Post your pics on social media (Instagram and Facebook are both @smithpta) or if you aren’t on social media, you can email your pics to president@smithpta.org and I’ll put together …

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Resources for Learning At Home

This will get added to on a regular basis, so be sure to check back for more resources! Art: https://createca.org/createathome/ A library of many resources across all content areas (math, science, reading, etc): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SG3pokpvi-W3QpkwdCKCZBpBR-NAww7noy6OyGM-0FI/edit Orange County Department of Ed Resources: https://ocde.us/ito/Pages/Resources.aspx 5 Free Ways To Keep Your Kiddos Occupied When Working From Home (LinkedIn Article): …

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100 Mile Club Tracker For At Home

Here’s a fun way to track your miles while we are out of school! All miles will be updated. Stay healthy and enjoy the fresh air!   Link: 26_day_challenge_mile_tracker_1  

Free meals for kids under 18 provided by HBCSD

Group/community events canceled for March at Smith

At our PTA meeting this morning we were advised to cancel/postpone all group events scheduled for March.  As we get more information, we will update you. This is a very fluid and quickly-changing situation. Stay tuned for more information. School District Update: “Our main priority is the safety of our students, staff, and community. As …

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HBCSD Board/District Information

There have been many recent school board and district decisions that will affect our community. Please take time to educate yourself and stay up to date. The school district has recently updated its website with a lot of valuable information. Click here for FAQs: https://www.hbcsd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1673528&type=d&pREC_ID=1834310 District Finances: https://www.hbcsd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1673528&type=d&pREC_ID=1834567 School Closure Information: https://www.hbcsd.k12.ca.us/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=1673528&type=d&pREC_ID=1834550 Inter and Intra …

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District Art Show: March 20

Mark Your Calendars: Movie Night March 27th

Movie will start at 7pm. Come at 6:30 to get snacks and set up your chairs. All snacks are $1 each except popcorn is free!

Community Connections Meeting: Get Your School District Questions Answered

Meeting will include a State of the District presentation and recent Board decisions for 2020-21 school year. Two board members and two district staff will be there to answer questions. The meeting at Smith is from 9-10:30 but you are welcome to attend any of the meetings.

Dwyer Gym Grand Opening!

CHOC Speaker on Anxiety and Depression Monday, March 9 6pm

Join us on Monday, March 9 at 6pm for a fantastic speaker from CHOC on anxiety and depression in children. Children are facing more stress than ever and it is hard to know how to help. Dr. Morse will share some preventative measures, warning signs to look for, and ways to help your children. If …

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Smith PTA Slate for 2020-2021

The following is the proposed slate of Executive Board officers for 2020-2021, as recommended by the Nominating Committee. Elections will be at the March 12 PTA Association meeting. President: Frederique Evans Executive Vice President: Starla Edwards VIce President of Membership: Jenny Olson Vice President of Fundraising: Susan Weisheit Treasurer: Lori Kamola Secretary: Jack Lawson Financial …

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Dine Out For Smith at Mamas on 39!

Smith Fun Run 2020 info!

  FUN RUN EVENT TIMES FOR THURSDAY MARCH 5: 8:45-9:45 2nd and 3rd Grade 10:10-11:10 Kinder and 1st Grade 11:10-12:10 4th and 5th Grade Sign up to volunteer at the event! We need your help! You’ll either help pass out water or mark off obstacles. Both are easy and fun! Sign up here: https://signup.com/go/oJzotgJ    

Skate Party!

Barnes and Noble Book Donations

We received a donation from Barnes and Noble and voted at our association meeting in December to purchase books for our Resource classroom and that any other student can have access to if recommended by their classroom teacher. We were able to purchase many high interest books with a more accessible reading levels. We were …

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