SME eBlast: 8/22/21

Important announcements from the SME Principal, PTA and AFB!

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Principal Lewis' Sunday Update for the week of 8/23/21

Sunday Call for week of August 23rd, 2021

Good evening Sierra Madre Families, this is Mrs. Lewis, your principal. What an incredible first week back! Your kiddos did so well adjusting to the rules and following safety protocols! Please help us by having family conversations about why it is important to follow our health and safety guidelines while at school.


Here are the announcements for this week:

Monday, August 23rd we will have our early dismissal at 12:35pm. Kinder families, please make sure to pull all the way over on Highland, with your blinker on to indicate you are not blocking the street.


Tuesday, August 24th at 10am, PTA and AFB will be hosting a virtual parent volunteer information session. Please click on the link in the SMORE to join and learn how you can help in the classroom and also with upcoming events.


Announcements

I still am looking for fully vaccinated parents to help with crossing guard duties at drop off and pick up daily. Please see the attached sign up sheet if you are able to help! My office staff will contact you to discuss specifics after you sign up.


Diverse Bookroom Read Alouds

Check out this week's diverse bookroom read aloud, Firebird! read by Mrs. Cole, to be reminded how important it is to find a way to express yourself.


Picture Day

Picture Day will be on August 30th. Please disregard the incorrect date posted on the calendar.


PTA/AFB

Do you want to find out more about being a room parent or helping with PTA and AFB events? Please join us for our virtual parent information session on Tuesday, August 24th at 10am.


AFB

AFB's "All In For Fall" campaign is going on now and we have a big goal of raising $200,000 this school year! A recommended contribution of $375 per student will get us to that goal. All contributions receive donor gift(s) such as an Eagle plushie, SME tote bag, insulated coffee mug and more.

Join AFB for our first meeting on Friday, Sept. 3, at 8:30am. The meeting will be virtual; watch for more info in the next Sunday call!


For more event information, please be sure to visit our school website at sme.pusd.us


We are excited to see all of our students tomorrow morning at SME where we launch our journey of nurturing learners, and growing leaders.


And now, for this week’s riddle. What kind of room has no doors or windows? Check the SMORE for the riddle answer.


Please continue to stay healthy and safe! Bye Bye!

Crossing Guard Parent Helpers Needed

COVID Testing at SME

COVID Testing at SME

How and Where PUSD Students and Employees Can Get Tested

  • PUSD offers COVID-19 PCR oral or nasal swab tests on campuses and at the District’s Primary Clinic, 8 a.m. - 3:30 pm. By appointment, please call (626) 396-3600, ext 88180

  • On PUSD campuses(SME) weekly testing is available for ALL students and staff.

  • Register for testing on the Color system here: https://home.color.com/covid/sign-up/start?partner=cdph094.


Testing is EASY and will help us keep each other healthy and well! We all want to stay in-person this school year and this is one way we can ALL contribute!

Parent CANVAS Observer Account

Please watch the below video on how to set up your parent observer account. All teachers are currently setting up their Canvas courses so that students can navigate through assignments.
How to make a parent Canvas account

PTA Announcements & Flyers

Join PTA!

Join PTA! Parents and families are an important aspect that help link our community together. That is what the P stands for in PTA...Parents! Did you know that you can buy a PTA membership for anyone? Invite aunts, uncles, and grandparents to purchase a PTA membership, or even better purchase a membership for your student/students or your family pet.


In this socially distant world, it is even more important to be connected. We can do more together; such as supporting critical educational needs, taking action to support student success, building community, and advocating for all students.


Purchasing a membership is easy. See the link below to purchase a 2021-2022 PTA Membership.

https://jointotem.com/ca/sierra-madre/sierra-madre-elementary-pta

PTA Permission Slip/Waiver

PTA Permission Slip/Waiver — please fill out this waiver for your student/s so they can participate in all of our fabulous PTA events and fundraisers this school year: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfDU50vE3jso9kdAR5N9n6MXLEmGcPq3_IJz0We3cnw4WrcKQ/viewform

Annual Fund Boosters(AFB)

Did you know you can double your contribution to SME's Annual Fund Boosters? Many employers offer donation-matching programs. Ask SME if your business is on the list!


If you need any help, don't hesitate to email sierramadreelementaryAFB@gmail.com.


AFB's "All In For Fall" campaign is going on now and we have a big goal of raising $200,000 this school year! The Fall campaign is important to continue to fund the staff and programming that helps make SME an outstanding school. A recommended contribution of $375 per student will get us to that goal. Please consider making a contribution that is significant to your family - donations at any level are welcome from SME parents and supporters, including from grandparents, friends and neighbors! All contributions receive donor gift(s) such as an Eagle plushie, SME tote bag, insulated coffee mug and more.


Join AFB for our first meeting on Friday, Sept. 3, at 8:30am. The meeting will be virtual; watch for more info in Mrs. Lewis's Sunday call next week!


Please visit the Annual Fund Facebook page to learn more about how you can help support SME!

www.facebook.com/SierraMadreAnnualFund


Ready to do a straight donation? - click here

Diverse Book Read Aloud

This week our Diverse Book Room Read Aloud will be read by:

Julie Cole(Instructional Coach)


Book Title: Firebird! by Misty Copeland

Friday Fun at SME!

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Mrs. Lewis' Riddle

Riddle: What kind of room has no doors or windows?


Answer: A mushroom