SME eBlast: 9/16/19

Important announcements from the SME Principal, PTA & AFB!

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Principal Lewis' Sunday Update for the week of 9/16/19

I am excited to announce the beginning success of $89, 000 from our AFB’s fall campaign, All in for Fall. Thank you for getting us started towards our $175,000 goal for this year. If you would still like to contribute, there is still time. Please click on the link above.

Here are the announcements for this week:

Monday, September 16th at 7:50am, students in grades 1st-5th will meet their teachers up on the playground. We will have our BRAVO assembly, starting at 7:50am. Then at 8am, we will have a Coffee+Tea+Me on the Pergola, where I will talk about things going on at SME and how you can get involved.

Wednesday, September 18th Please join us at our PTA meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the Arts Discovery Room. Come hear the latest about the Fall Festival, our Arts Reflection contest, the Talent Show, and how you can support SME. Special guest Robert Stockly will also be on hand to discuss the future of the Sierra Madre Public Library. Free childcare will be provided in the cafeteria. We hope to see you there.


Power of 10

Please remember that our Power of 10 classes meet each morning, Tuesday through Friday from 7:35am-7:45am. We are still looking for more parent volunteers and cameras for the photography club on Tuesdays.

Eagle Time

Eagle Time is up and running, thanks to AFB dollars raised last year. Please talk to your kiddos about what they are learning about in Coding, Spanish through Art, Physical Enrichment, and STEM. Let’s raise money this year, to continue these enrichment activities for next school year!

Fall Festival

Our fabulous and fun Fall Festival is only 2 weeks away. Permission slips to attend were due last Friday, but it’s not too late for your child to attend. If you have not yet returned your permission slip and would still like to join in on the fun, please sign and return it to your teacher as soon as possible. Every student must have a signed permission slip to attend. Kinder students must be accompanied by an adult and we recommend first graders are also accompanied by an adult during the festival. We are running low on prizes for the fall festival games and activities. Please send in new, small toys and trinkets this week. Check the PTA section of the eblast below for the list of needed prizes. This year’s festival will feature some new and exciting games, as well as some old favorites including our dunk tank! Mrs. Bickel, Mr. Mulder…. and yours truly will be among the lucky ones on the “hot” seat. Get your throwing arms ready! It’s almost that time…

Talent Show

Calling all singers, dancers, instrumentalists, magicians, emcees and other talented SME students! Our annual Talent Show is coming soon! Sierra Madre Has Talent will be held on Saturday, November 16. A parent meeting will be held on October 16 at 6:00 p.m. Start preparing your acts now! We can't wait to be wow'd by all of you!

New School Merchandise

New School Spirit Wear is on sale now! We've got hoodies & jackets for kids and adults, and brand new adult shirts! Check out the info below for the online ordering link. The deadline to order is Sept. 29!

For more event information, please be sure to visit our school website at

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

Mrs. Lewis Riddle of the week!

Why did the student have a flashlight in his lunchbox?

Don’t forget to stop by my office to check the white board on my door for the answer.

Last Week's riddle answer:

Why did the math teacher put a ruler in her bed?

Answer: She wanted to see how long she slept.

New School Spirit Wear!

New School Spirit Wear for adults, plus hoodies & jackets, is on sale now! We've got all new adult shirts and hoodies & zip-ups for kids and adults. We are taking online orders only at these links:



The order deadline is Sunday, Sept. 29. This is the only special order for Fall 2019! (Our electric green field trip shirts are available using the paper order form & at Chill-Out Fridays.) Questions? Ask Jennifer Kennedy at

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