SME eBlast: 5/30/21

Important announcements from the SME Principal, PTA and AFB!

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Principal Lewis' Sunday Update for the week of 5/31/21

Sunday Call for week of May 31st, 2021

Good evening Sierra Madre Families, this is Mrs. Lewis, your principal. The time has come for us to say goodbye! This will be my last Sunday call of the year, and the last week for students in the 2020-21 school year.

I'd like to extend a thank you to Dr. Jodi Marchesso, who has stepped in as my assistant principal this year! You were a great addition to SME! I also would like to say congrats to our staff members that will be leaving SME. Kris Majich(4th grade teacher), Gretchen Elm(Kinder teacher), and Debbie Henderson(school librarian). Enjoy the next journey of your life!

Here are the announcements for this week:

Monday, May 31st will be a pupil free day in honor of Memorial Day! Thank you to all of the service men and women, and their families, who have sacrificed their lives for us!

Thursday, June 3rd is our last day of school with an early dismissal of 12:15pm.

We will be holding our 5th grade car parade promotion in front of the school between 9:15am-12pm, so please DO NOT plan on picking your kiddo up early from school, as this will disrupt our car line.

Please continue to be mindful of our neighbors and stay clear of driveways, and mind traffic by using the crosswalks.

Other Announcements

Canvas page updates

This week in the Diverse Book Room, I’ll be featuring a book called Eyes that Kiss in the Corners by Joanna Ho, illustrated by Dung Ho. This book focuses on family, traditions, connections to others in finding oneself. Check out my family discussion ideas for after the read aloud.

PTA Announcements

Please help me in extending a HUGE thank you to Teri Richardson for her commitment to PTA for the past several years! Beth Korman and Anny Poon will also be stepping down from their roles. We will welcome Kristen Giordani and her new crew in the Fall.

Spotlight Awards

Don’t forget to check out my canvas page and click on the Oscar icon to see the final Spotlight awards for this year.

Panorama SEL Survey for parents

Please take a moment to visit the link and complete the Panorama Family Survey. The results of this survey will provide us with valuable information in planning for next year.

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

We are excited to see all of our students Tuesday morning where we launch our journey of nurturing learners, and growing leaders.

And now, for this week’s riddle. What is the smartest state? Don’t forget to look at the very bottom of the SMORE for my riddle answer.

Please continue to stay healthy and safe! Bye Bye!

PTA Announcements

PTA would like to extend a heart-felt thank you to all of our amazing volunteers! You rock and we can't wait to see what you do in 2020-21!

Speaking of, SME PTA is already looking forward to getting back to campus in the fall with in-person classes and reconnecting with our SME community.

We need YOU to help keep our beloved events going! We are specifically looking for volunteers right now for events that take place over the summer or at the beginning of the fall.

Can you help with:

  • August kindergarten play date so our new kinders and their families can get to know each other and feel a part of our community?

  • August school-wide welcome back to school play date so we can all reconnect?

  • Our annual fall event?

  • Sierra Madre Has Talent show?

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and bring joy to our SME students. Please complete the survey to let us know how you’d like to help.

Survey link

Can’t volunteer now? No problem! There will be plenty of opportunities to volunteer next school year for SME generally and PTA and AFB specifically.

If you have questions about the survey or volunteering for PTA this summer/early fall, please contact Michael Murphy at

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Annual Fund Boosters(AFB)

Although we didn't quite meet our goals, we are going to find ways to support SME with enrichment, supervision, and support in the Fall. Thank you for your help!

Please visit the Annual Fund Facebook page to learn more about how you can help support SME!

Ready to do a straight donation? - click here

If you need any help, don't hesitate to email

Summer Reading at the Public Library in SM

Summer Reading at the Library is back and better than ever. Attached you will find information on our Summer Reading Program – Sierra Madre Super Summer – starting Saturday, June 12. We have a number of interesting virtual services, and are slowing incorporating in-person programs throughout the summer.

All in-person activities will be limited in size and outdoors, until and unless regulations allow for them to move inside.

Thank you!


Leila Regan

Associate Librarian

Sierra Madre Public Library

440 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.

Sierra Madre, CA 91024

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(626) 355-7186

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Mrs. Lewis' Riddle

Riddle: What is the smartest state?

Answer: Alabama. It has four As and one B.