SME eBlast: 8/29/21

Important announcements from the SME Principal, PTA and AFB!

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Principal Lewis' Sunday Update for the week of 8/30/21

Sunday Call for week of August 30th, 2021


Good evening Sierra Madre Families, this is Mrs. Lewis, your principal. Despite the heat, it was great to see your kiddo’s interacting out on the playground and at lunch time last week. I can tell how much they are enjoying being social with their peers. With that said, if your kiddo has any symptoms or says they are not feeling well, please keep them home from school. You can call our school office and our nurse can advise you on next steps.


Here are the announcements for this week:

Monday, August 30th is Picture Day! All students will take an individual picture without their mask. The photographer will be set up under a tent outside, and once the kiddo is in “place” they will take off their mask for a brief moment, and then put it back on after the photo. These individual photos will be used to make a collage class photo. Make-up picture day is October 5th.


Friday, September 3rd we will have our first general Annual Fund Boosters Parent meeting. This meeting will be virtual and will begin at 8:30am. Please click on the link to join.


Monday, September 6th there is no school to honor Labor Day!


Announcements

Diverse Bookroom Read Alouds

Please check out Mrs. Andres reading A Bike like Sergio’s for our diverse bookroom read aloud this week.


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 afterall: 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 in the SMORE to purchase a 2021-2022 PTA Membership.

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


Also, check out the SMORE to learn more about our new parent group SEEDs.


AFB

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to All In For Fall! If you haven't contributed yet, there's still time - the recommended amount is $375 per child, and donations at any amount are welcome. Your employer may offer a corporate match benefit, which doubles your donation - email SierraMadreElementaryAFB@gmail.com to check if your employer offers a matching program. Go to tinyurl.com/smeafb2022 to donate today!


Our first AFB meeting of the school year will be on Friday, Sept. 3, at 8:30am. Please join us to learn more about what AFB supports, the results of last year's fundraising, and goals and planning for this year!



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. Which letter of the alphabet has the most water? Check the SMORE for the riddle answer.


Please continue to stay healthy and safe! Bye Bye!

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, on Thursdays starting in September, 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

Check out our new parent group SEEDs

SEEDs , Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity is a new Parent group working to promote diversity and inclusion at SME. We can be found on Facebook at SMESEEDSGROUP for more information about upcoming meeting dates and how to get involved.

Annual Fund Boosters(AFB)

Thank you to everyone who has contributed to All In For Fall! If you haven't contributed yet, there's still time - the recommended amount is $375 per child, and donations at any amount are welcome. Your employer may offer a corporate match benefit, which doubles your donation - email SierraMadreElementaryAFB@gmail.com to check if your employer offers a matching program. Go to tinyurl.com/smeafb2022 to donate today!


Our first AFB meeting of the school year will be on Friday, Sept. 3, at 8:30am. Please join us to learn more about what AFB supports, the results of last year's fundraising, and goals and planning for this year!


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

Parker-Anderson Classes starting soon...see updated flyer

Diverse Book Read Aloud

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

Susan Andres(2nd Grade Teacher)


Book Title: A Bike Like Sergio's by Marabeth Boelts

Mrs. Lewis' Riddle

Riddle: Which letter of the alphabet has the most water?


Answer: C (the sea/ocean)