Wednesday Digital Folder

November 17th, 2021


If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine for children, you can find answers at a panel discussion presented by PUSD and the Pasadena Public Health Department this Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from 6:30pm - 7:30pm. Health Director Ying-Ying Goh, MD, and her esteemed colleagues will answer questions from parents and staff about getting children vaccinated. Gather the facts before making a decision and find out how we can help our students continue in-person learning. The livestream will be simulcast in English and Spanish and can be found at Questions can be submitted to the panel in advance at

Healthy Kids Parent Survey Coming Soon

Fill out the parent survey on this link

COVID Drive-through Testing After Thanksgiving

Health Programs is continually working on providing vaccinations and testing opportunities to ensure our students, families and staff safety.

Next week is the Thanksgiving recess. We will not have students on campus but we know there will be many gatherings and Thanksgiving celebrations!

To ensure a safe return from holidays we are offering a drive thru Covid Testing on 11/27/2021.


We are continuing our push to have as many students and employees as possible become vaccinated and to show proof. Following the recommendation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that 5-11 year olds get the COVID-19 vaccine, we have finalized plans with the Pasadena Public Health Department (PPHD) for District vaccination clinics. PUSD Vaccination clinics for 5-11 year olds only are planned for November 22, 23, and 24 from 9:00am - 11:00am at the McKinley School Gym, right across the street from the PUSD Education Center. Appointments for these dates are limited and can be made through Please use the same site to find a community vaccination clinic for students who are 12 and older. We aim to offer opportunities for the first dose before Thanksgiving and the second dose three weeks later which will allow our students to be fully vaccinated before they return from winter break. In order to provide a safer reentry to school after Thanksgiving, we are also offering free COVID-19 testing to all PUSD staff and students on Saturday, November 27, from 9:00am - 1:00pm at the PUSD Education Center, south parking lot. No appointment is necessary. Results will be received within 24 - 48 hours after testing. Please enter the south parking lot from Oak Knoll Ave.

PTA Announcements

hanksgiving Food Drive - Donation Deadline is Tomorrow!

Our annual SME PTA Thanksgiving Food Drive starts Monday, Nov 8 and runs through Friday, Nov 19, 2021 (Food donation deadline is Nov 18).

You should have received a Sign-up Genius link from your room parent to identify items we'd love to have donated.

In addition, our PTA likes to include grocery store gift cards with our food baskets. Please drop gift cards (or monetary donations for purchase of cards) at the SME office.

If you are interested in receiving a food basket or require more information please contact Principal Lewis.

Your donations will help ensure that all of our SME and Madison families have a Happy Thanksgiving. Thank you for your support!

Restaurant Day/Night This Friday @ Corner Bakery

Pick up lunch for yourself or dinner for the family at Corner Bakery on Friday, Nov 19th, and 15% of proceeds will go to SME! If ordering online, use code: 659, if ordering on the phone or in person, tell them you are supporting SME PTA.

Details here:

SEEDs Parent Group Announcements

SEED is recognizing Native American Heritage Month! Please check out our SEED Monthly Resource Guide for information about Native American History and Heritage. SEED encourages everyone to recognize Native American Heritage all year long!

Want to help plan a fun SEED Winter Holiday Social? SEED is looking for families who would like to share a favorite Holiday tradition through a craft or game. Want to get involved? Email us at

AFB Annoucements

Thank you to 50% of our school - that's 236 families - who have donated to support SME's funding needs! "All in for Fall" runs until Dec. 15, so it's not too late to make your family's contribution.

And there's still a few Pop It's left for students of donating families!

Donate today at

Community Opportunities

Calling all SME families!

Has watching the Dodgers playoff series had you wanting to play more baseball? GREAT NEWS! Spring registration is open for Sierra Madre Little League!!!! Go to WWW.SMLL.ORG and register today!!! All ages and skill levels welcome! SMLL offer teams for tee ball, A, AA, AAA, Challenger, Majors, and now Intermediate (for 13 years old)! We look forward to seeing you on the field! If you have any questions, please contact us on the website!!


PUSD's Families in Transition needs your help for the holidays

The holidays are quickly approaching, and before you know it, Christmas is here! Despite the hardships of the pandemic on students and families, one of our local community partners, the Salvation Army, in collaboration with the PUSD Families in Transition, has come alongside many of our families with food boxes and other basic necessities. For the holidays, the Salvation Army is opening its annual Christmas Gift registration program available to PUSD families. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to make an appointment to pick out a Christmas gift for their children, ages 0-12, at the Salvation Army - Pasadena Tabernacle during the week of December 13th through December 17th. The Salvation Army has four (4) registration partners in the greater Pasadena community including PUSD Families in Transition at the Center for Student & Family Services. All parents or guardians need to do is call PUSD Families in Transition at (626) 396-5782 or one of the other agency numbers on the accompanying flyer to register. All registrations go into one database so repeat registrations will be voided. If you have any questions, please call PUSD Families in Transition or the Salvation Army directly. 'Tis the season for family and giving so let's make this holiday season better than ever!