SME eBlast 8/21/2022

Important announcements from the SME Principal, PTA and AFB!

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Message from Dr. Marchesso

Thank you to everyone who helped to make our first week back to school a success!



As a reminder, parents, please do not get out of your car in the valet line as this has been causing a backup of cars waiting to drop students off. Our staff members are there to open doors and help your kiddos out of the car - we also happen to be experts at car seats. If possible, please have your student sit on the passenger side of the car so that they do not need to exit the car on the side of passing traffic or have them pass through the car to exit.


We have a busy week ahead or us:


  • Monday August 22 is an early release day. Dismissal is at 12:35 pm.
  • Be sure to practice those smiles, Picture day is Tuesday, August 23rd!
  • Back to school night is Wednesday, August 24th. School Dismissal is at 11:30 am on Wednesday. Back to school night will begin at 5:30 pm on the playground. Come meet all the teachers and hear from Dr. Marchesso, PTA and AFB. Teachers will be presenting the same information twice that night. The first opportunity to hear what your teacher has to say will be at 6:00 pm and the second at 6:30 pm. Back to School night ends promptly at 7:00 pm. This is an adult only event and everyone at the event is required to wear a mask.
  • There will be a volunteer orientation in the auditorium on Wednesday August 24th at 4:45 pm. Anyone who wishes to volunteer on campus must complete the orientation process.

Lost and found

Missing a jacket, lunchbox or water bottle? Be sure to check out our lost and found on Back to School Night. All items will be located on the compass area.

STEAM facilitator needed

Are you an avid STEAM lover or know someone who is? We are looking for someone to lead the STEAM lessons during Eagle time. They would need to be available from 12:15 - 2:15 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Please contact Dr. Marchesso if you are interested at marchesso.jodi@pusd.us

Supply Donation for Madison Elementary School

We are hosting a supply donation drive for our sister school Madison Elementary. There will be a collection bin on the playground during drop off. As you are purchasing supplies for your kiddo, pick up a few extra to donate to our Madison family as well! We will be delivering the donations next week.

Spirit Day Every Friday

Every Friday is Spirit day so be sure to show your school spirit by wearing a green shirt on Fridays! Ms. Liz will be visiting classrooms and giving away prizes to those showing their SME spirit!

PTA Announcements

Join PTA! https://tinyurl.com/joinSMEPTA



PTA Permission Slip & Waiver:

We want your kiddos to join in all our events and programs! Please complete a waiver for each student you have at SME so that they may participate. https://forms.gle/Yz1kiviprkwYHRP67

SEED Announcements

SEED is excited to continue the work of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at SME. SEED works for every student and family to feel respected, supported and represented at Sierra Madre Elementary School. Join us this year as we plan diverse heritage and history months, support our library, and create space to share and learn about diverse experiences. For our upcoming September resource guide SEED will be highlighting National Hispanic Heritage Month! If you value diversity, equity, and inclusion and want to get involved with the planning of diverse monthly celebrations please join SEED at a meeting and catch our monthly resource guides in the Wednesday folder and Sunday Smore. SEED’s next meeting will be on Monday, August 29th @ 6:30 pm. Click here to join the SEED meeting 8/29 6:30 pm

Annual Fund Boosters (AFB)

Thank you to everyone who attended our first meeting on Friday! Mark your calendars for the next meeting at 8:30am on Friday, Sept. 9.


Annual Fund Boosters is kicking off its "All In For Fall" effort where we encourage 100% family participation at a level that is meaningful to your family. To make the $220,000 goal needed for the next school year, that works out to $40/month per student. Please donate today to ensure we have the staff and programs we need!


Donate now at https://bit.ly/2LzqUOL and you can also find SME AFB on Facebook @SierraMadreAnnualFund