SME eBlast 9/25/2022

Important announcements from the SME Principal, PTA and AFB!

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Message from Dr. Marchesso

Last week we had our first successful playday. it was so fun to see the individuality and creativity of all of our students as we celebrated everyone for being safe, respectful and responsible. I cannot believe that we are entering the last week of September already!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to join me at the Facilities Master Plan committee meeting for our school on Thursday and provide valuable thoughts and input on what changes need to occur on our campus to make it a safe and innovative learning place for our students.

Field Elementary School's AAPC President, Samantha Turner, would like to invite interested families from Sierra Madre Elementary and Sierra Madre Middle School to attend their AAPC meeting this Wednesday, September 28th from 6pm-8pm. The meeting will be virtual. Please see the attached flier for details.

PTA Announcements

What do you do when you have a school FULL of talented kids? You throw a Talent Show, of course! That’s right, it’s talent show time here at SME. So if your kids like to sing, dance, tell jokes, play music, or just love to entertain, this is their chance to do it for a crowd of adoring friends and family. And parents, whether you are an entertainment professional or just somebody interested in lending a hand, we need volunteers to help bring this amazing show to life! Sign your kids and yourselves up by Oct 3!

Talent Show Registration:

Parent Volunteer Registration:

Read-A-Thon 2022 is coming SOON!! Mark your calendars and "Get Your Read On" starting October 3rd! Soon you will be able to set up your online account and begin asking family, friends, and neighbors to sponsor your child in their reading goals. All funds raised go directly to SME in the form of field trips, art supplies, library books, auditorium enhancements, and more! The best part is that your kids will be able to win some great prizes! So help your students set their goals and map out their road to success.

Are you SME's next art star? Your inspiration is yourself! How will you "SHOW YOUR VOICE?"

SEED Announcements

SEED works for every student and family to feel respected, supported and represented at Sierra Madre Elementary School.

SEED is highlighting National Hispanic Heritage Month! Looking for ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage? Check out the many Pasadena Parks and Recreation events happening through the month of October!

SEED is excited for the PTA Fall Festival! PTA and SEED Volunteers are coming together to present a Dia De Los Muertos craft, alter and diversity book nook. For information on Dia De Los Muertos check out this short video PBS: Dia De Los Muertos

If you value diversity, equity, and inclusion and want to get involved with the planning of diverse monthly celebrations please join a SEED meeting and catch our monthly resource guides in the Wednesday folder and Sunday Smore. For email updates, email us at

Annual Fund Boosters (AFB)

Thank you to the 104 families - that's nearly 21% - who have donated so far this fall.

Congrats to this week's SME winners!

Monday / 2 reserved seats to the 2022 Holiday Show - Sarah Hornbeck

Wednesday / 2 reserved seats to the 2023 5th grade promotion - Brooklyn Sample

Thursday / Principal for the Day - Janna Kim

The students of every participating family will receive a squishy mesh ball as a kid prize. Dr. Marchesso will start handing them out the week of Sept. 26.

It's not too late to donate! Our "All In For Fall" campaign goal runs until December, and our goal 100% family participation to ensure we have the staff and programs SME needs. A suggested donation of $400/student (or $40/month per student) will help make the $220,000 goal. Please donate at at a level that is meaningful to your family.

You can also follow SME AFB on Facebook @SierraMadreAnnualFund and Instagram @SierraMadreElementaryAFB.