Wednesday Digital Folder

September 29th, 2021

ESSER III(Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Funds) Parent Forum

Do you want to help decide how to spend Emergency Relief Funds for PUSD? Come to our SME and SMMS parent forum so we can hear your great ideas!


All SME parent's will earn a Homework Pass for their kiddo(s) for attending.


See attached information and join at 6pm on Thursday, September 30th, 2021 using this link.

SME Spotlight Shows

This years theme for Visual and Performing Arts is...


Modern American History Through Music


Our 5th graders will be performing first, next week, for all of the school. We will be recording one of the shows and posting the link in the Sunday Call. The teachers of the performing class, will also send out a link to all of their kiddos' parents.

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=19648816021737students


In our third week of testing we were able to jump from 59% up to 66% of students having tested! Thank you for helping us keep our SME family safe!

PTA Announcements

We look forward to having you join our virtual PTA meeting tonight, Wednesday @ 6:30 pm at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucOyupjwoG939Fp-74w6t0m4dUxvL8gOt (if you haven't already registered) or at the link provided in your registration confirmation email.



Yay! PTA Fall Field Day is This SATURDAY (Oct 2)!

Join us for some Field Day Fun on the grassy field behind SME (entrance on Hermosa) at your student's scheduled hour below.

K-1st: 2pm - 3pm

2nd-3rd: 3:15pm - 4:15pm

4th-5th: 4:30pm - 5:30pm

All attendees must wear a mask, and all students must be accompanied by parent/guardian, and have a completed PTA Waiver to attend:

https://forms.gle/iSFe2Gy2R8wLwhpk8


Sign up today to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080a4aa8ae23a2fd0-smepta



Virtual Fall Book Fair Ends Sunday 10/3
Support SME and teacher libraries by shopping at our virtual book fair!

Shop: https://bookfairs.scholastic.com/bookfairs/cptoolkit/homepage.do?method=homepage&url=smebookfair

Wish lists are also available at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080A4AA8AE23A2FD0-book1 if you'd like to donate a book directly to a teacher!



The Annual PTA Read-a-Thon Kicks Off on October 4.

This year's fundraiser will be 100% online. Students can register NOW at https://bit.ly/smereads

Please share the attached flyers with your student. They outline all of the rules & prizes. We'd love to have ALL students participate and get their read on!

SEEDs Parent Group Announcements

Thank you to everyone who attended our SEEDS Meeting this week! It was great to see some new faces and hear from our SME community! For the month September SEEDS highlighted National Hispanic Heritage Month and Native American Day! Check out our resource guide to learn more about these two diverse celebrations! For the upcoming month of October SEEDS will be highlighting LGBTQ+ History Month!

AFB Annoucements

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!

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