SME eBlast 8/28/2022

Important announcements from the SME Principal, PTA and AFB!

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Message from Dr. Marchesso

Don't forget that on Mondays we dismiss at 12:35 pm!

We are expecting hot weather this week. If the temperature for the day reaches 100 degrees or hotter, we will be implementing our hot weather procedures during recess time.

There is no school on Monday, September 5th in observance of labor day.

STEAM facilitator needed

Are you an avid STEAM lover or know someone who is? We are looking for someone to lead the STEAM lessons during Eagle time. They would need to be available from 12:15 - 2:15 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Please contact Dr. Marchesso if you are interested at

PTA Announcements

Our Read It Forward program will be starting on Monday, August 29th! Students can help us “Read It Forward” by donating new or gently used K-5 books. All books will be donated to the students of our sister school, Madison Elementary. Students can bring books to the Front Office from August 29-Sept 9 and drop them into one of the donation boxes. To personalize the books and share a few of their favorite things, students can also fill out one of the Read It Forward cards in the Front Office and place it in the book for the receiving students.

Please complete a PTA Permission Slip and Waiver for each student! Paper copies are available at the main office too!

SEED Announcements

SEED is excited to continue the work of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at SME. SEED works for every student and family to feel respected, supported and represented at Sierra Madre Elementary School. Join us this year as we plan diverse heritage and history months, support our library, work with PTA and create space to share and learn about diverse experiences. For our upcoming September resource guide SEED will be highlighting National Hispanic Heritage Month! If you value diversity, equity, and inclusion and want to get involved with the planning of diverse monthly celebrations please join a SEED meeting and catch our monthly resource guides in the Wednesday folder and Sunday Smore. SEED’s next meeting will be on Monday, August 29th @ 6:30 pm. Click here to join the SEED meeting 8/29 6:30 pm

Annual Fund Boosters (AFB)

Thank you to everyone who attended our first meeting on Friday! Mark your calendars for the next meeting at 8:30am on Friday, Sept. 9.

Annual Fund Boosters is kicking off its "All In For Fall" effort where we encourage 100% family participation at a level that is meaningful to your family. To make the $220,000 goal needed for the next school year, that works out to $40/month per student. Please donate today to ensure we have the staff and programs we need!

Donate now at and you can also find SME AFB on Facebook @SierraMadreAnnualFund