Schmucker PTO Newsletter

October 2019

Thank you for your generous support of the PTO! Your donations, paid PTO dues, and PE clothes and spirit wear purchases support our mission of supplementing the educational experiences of our children. We are able to help our teachers with classroom purchases, reduce the cost of educational field trips, and support after school activities such as the 5 Star program. These are just a few examples of how the PTO gives back to the students and school community. However, we are still looking for someone to chair our fundraising committee. Please contact us if you might be interested in this position or have any questions at

The PTO meets monthly to discuss current business. Please feel free to join us at any of our meetings. It is a great way to get involved at Schmucker and gives you the opportunity to learn more about the SMS community. The dates of our future meetings are: November 7th, February 6th, March 5th and May 7th. Meetings are held at 1pm at SMS. We would love to see you there!

Holly Bailey


Book Fair

Schmucker PTO will be hosting a Book Fair October 21st-October 24th! Students will have the opportunity to come to the book fair to buy books this week during a class period. The book fair will also be open during student-led conferences on the 21st and 23rd. To make our book fair a success, we will need volunteers. A sign up to volunteer will be coming out soon. Thank you in advance for your time and support!

Megan Fox and Jenny Miles

Book Fair Chairs

Restaurant Nights

The PTO is hosting 2 restaurant nights this month!

Wednesday, October 23rd at Portillo's on Main Street in Mishawaka and Wednesday, October 30th at Chipotle! If you can't make one, make the other! Or if you just don't feel like cooking, head to both. Your support is always appreciated!

Please show the corresponding flyer below, when you place your order so we can get the credit. Thank you!


It’s not too early to start shopping Scrip gift cards for your holiday gifts and teacher gifts! You can give physical gift cards or simply send an E gift card through their email. Purchases are made through presto pay or your credit card.

Join today and start saving for your Washington, DC eighth grade student trip. 90% of the proceeds go right to your students fund and they add up quick!

Physical orders are always due the first Friday of every month and can be picked up the following Friday at school bus doors after a student online form has been filled out.

To sign up to start using Scrip, please enroll in the new directory below:

Then contact the scrip coordinator at for the SMS enrollment code.

Dates to remember:

October 4th: Physical Card Orders due by 6 pm.

October 11th: Physical Card pick-up

Cindy Basil

Scrip Coordinator

Company Rebates

Calling all Box Tops Collectors!! Please turn in your non-expired Box Tops to the Schmucker office by Thursday, October 24, 2019! That's the day before Fall Break. We will be mailing our Box Tops the following week. Also, Box Tops are going digital! They now have an app for Box Tops in both the Apple app store & Google Play. Once you've downloaded the app, you'll need to create an account and associate it with Schmucker Middle School. Then you simply take a photo of your receipts with any qualifying products using your phone & upload it to Box Tops through the app. Schmucker will be automatically credited with those Box Top points! They are still accepting clipped Box Tops, so please send those in as well.

Don't forget to keep using AmazonSmile for your amazon purchases and saving the UPC codes from the Martin's Supermarket brands Our Family and Spartan. These little actions add up and raise money for our programs. We truly appreciate your help!

Margaret Herath

Company Rebates Chair

PE Clothes and Spirit Wear

Thank you to all the SMS staff, students and families who have ordered Spirit Wear and PE Clothes with the PTO. Students were very excited to have their new clothes and some even changed at lunch into their shirts!

Gold PE shirts are available in the main office year round for $10. Shorts $11 and bags $12.

There will be another chance to purchase SMS Spirit Wear in early November.

Nicole McCullough & Renee Becker

PE Clothes/Spirit Wear Chairs

PTO Directory/ Facebook

Have you logged in to the new directory and updated your information or added your family? If not, take a minute to do so at The directory is occasionally used to email families about volunteer opportunities and we want to make sure you stay current with what is going on! Be sure to like us on facebook too!

Fundraiser Chair

Interested in getting involved here at Schmucker? Don't forget, we are still looking for someone to head up a fundraiser or two for the PTO. Please contact if you are interested or have any questions. Thank you!


The Parent Teacher Organization at Schmucker Middle School plays a vital role in supplementing the educational experiences of our children. The funds raised by the PTO allow our students to have opportunities not funded by the school budget.