Schmucker PTO Newsletter

February 2021

A Note from the President

In a time where we are repeatedly stretched beyond any of our wildest imaginations, people continue to show up and help where and when needed - especially in support of our staff appreciation committee.

It has been an unusual year for our PTO in regard to our dues and fundraising. Please see the information in this newsletter to see the ways in which you can help us close the gap for the 2020-2021 budget.

We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the SMS community and would be honored for you to join us as a Board Member or Committee Chair now or in the future. Please join us at the next General Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, March 4th, at 10:30 am. Email us at


Claudia Mager

PTO President

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A Flavorful FUNDRAISER with Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen!

Schmucker Friends!

We have partnered with Papa Vino's Italian Kitchen to offer an incredibly flavorful fundraiser! Please mark your calendars and visit the link below to place your order.

The fundraiser will be taking place from Monday, February 22 - Friday, February 26. Easy-peasy, safe, and the best part? A night off from COOKING! Who doesn't love that?

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January Staff Appreciation - A HUGE SUCCESS!

Last month, we treated our awesome Schmucker Middle School staff members to a yummy "popcorn" bar during their busy day. Staff members came and enjoyed popcorn, snacks, candy & drinks and loved every second of it!

So THANK YOU to all the incredibly generous parents who donated items and/or precious time. We could not have done this without you!

Our February Staff appreciation is RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER. We would be SO grateful for the continued support of our SMS families to make our February Staff Appreciation day on February 12 just as successful. Please click the Sign-Up Genius link below to donate items. We appreciate YOU!

Many thanks!

Cindy Basil

Teacher Appreciation Chair

SMS PTO Volunteer Interest Form 2020/2021 and Beyond

If you are interested in getting more involved here at Schmucker Middle School - we have options for you!

Please click HERE and complete the brief Google Form. Thank you!

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Schmucker PTO plays a vital role in supplementing the educational experiences of our students. The funds and services the PTO provides allow for opportunities not possible as part of the traditional school budget. Some of the items and activities the PTO plans to fund this year:

  • Staff/Teacher Appreciation Events

  • Grant teacher classroom requests not covered by the school

  • 5 Star Program

  • Educational Events

  • Field trips (if we get to take any in 2020/2021)

  • 8th grade end of year party

PTO Dues: The above opportunities are not possible without the support of our Schumucker families through PTO Dues and donations. This year we are asking for $12 per Schmucker Family to be a part of PTO and help to fund these activities.

Additional Contributions: In the past, the PTO has spent $35 PER STUDENT in enhancements and supplemental programs. Please help us to meet or exceed this amount for the 2020-2021 academic year. Every donation, of any amount, helps us to reach this goal. Thank you in advance for your generous support of our students, our schools, and our PTO.

The PTO is a 501(c)3 organization; any financial donation you make is tax-deductible. 100% of your contribution directly funds programs to enrich our school and make our kids proud to be SMS Spartans!

Please use one of the two options to pay for your PTO Dues:

1) Click on the PDF below to print out a hard paper copy of the PTO Dues Form. You would fill this out and then return this form, along with your dues and contribution, to the SMS main office. Please make checks payable to “Schmucker PTO.” A gift receipt for direct donations will be mailed to you.

2) If you prefer to contribute electronically, you can do so by clicking the link below, which will direct you to our PTO Give Grove site. This is very convenient and can be done so in just a couple of minutes.

During this time of great uncertainty, we’ve been so incredibly thankful for the outpouring of generosity and contributions from our SMS community. We ask for your continued support as we move forward to make this an amazing school year for all of our Schmucker Spartans.

Thank you!

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The Parent Teacher Organization at Schmucker Middle School plays a vital role in supplementing the educational experiences of our children. The funds raised by our PTO allow our students to have opportunities not funded by the school budget.