SME eBlast: 9/26/21

Important announcements from the SME Principal, PTA and AFB!

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Principal Lewis' Sunday Update for the week of 9/27/21

Sunday Call for week of September 27th, 2021


Good evening Sierra Madre Families, this is Mrs. Lewis, your principal. What an amazing Parent Summit! Thank you to our amazing presenters! If you missed it, check out the link in the SMORE for some of the resources and presentation links.


Here are the announcements for this week:

Monday, September 27th we will have our BRAVO morning assembly with our first presentation of Spotlight Awards. I will also welcome my two auction winner Principal’s for the Day, Gretchen and Daphne Oelshlager.


Wednesday, September 29th we will have our first virtual school site council(SSC) meeting of the school year at 4pm. Please join and hear about our school budget and programs. Then at 6:30pm, join us for our virtual PTA association meeting. Please pre-register.


Saturday, October 2nd is the Fall Festival. Please see the information from PTA in the SMORE for details.


Announcements

Please note that we have moved the 5th grade Spotlight Performances to next week. We will be recording a show and sending it out for families to watch.


Diverse Bookroom Read Alouds

Please check out Ms. Ogtanyan reading The Water Princess for our diverse bookroom read aloud this week.


PTA

Our Virtual Fall Book Fair is going on now! Visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/smebookfair to browse over 6000 titles! Every single purchase supports our SME and teacher libraries!


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!


Countdown to SME Fall Field Day, on October 2! Please take a couple of minutes to watch the attached Field Day informational video. It’s also not too late to sign up to volunteer and help make this event a huge success. Also please remember that all students attending Field Day must fill out a PTA Permission Waiver.


Our next virtual PTA meeting is this Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Register in advance at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucOyupjwoG939Fp-74w6t0m4dUxvL8gOt


SEEDs

The SME SEEDS group invites everyone to join our meeting this coming Monday, September 27, at 6:30pm. SEEDS is working to promote Diversity and Inclusion at SME. We are excited to work with new parent and guardian volunteers. We will be giving an update on what SEEDS has been up to and what we have planned for the school year! Please join us at our next meeting and check out our Facebook page for updates.


AFB

Thank you to the 82 SME families and supporters (17%) who have donated to Annual Fund Boosters so far! In order to maintain the high education standards that the SME community expects, AFB needs to raise approximately $375 per student. It takes a whole community to support our school, and "All In For Fall" means we have a goal of 100% parent participation! We ask that each family contribute an amount that is meaningful for them, and all donations are appreciated.



For more event information, please be sure to visit our school website at sme.pusd.us


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


And now, for this week’s riddle. What two words, added together, contain the most letters? Don’t forget to check the very bottom of the SMORE for the riddle answer.


Please continue to stay healthy and safe! Bye Bye!

COVID Testing at SME

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=cdph094.


I am so excited to note that we went from 33% testing the first week, to 59% the second week, and this last week we made it up to 63%. Thank you for helping us stay safe and knowledgable!

Check out some of the recordings and slide deck presentation from last week's Parent Summit! Thank you to our amazing presenters!

PTA Announcements & Flyers

Join PTA!

Our Virtual Fall Book Fair is going on now! Visit https://www.scholastic.com/bf/smebookfair to browse over 6000 titles! Every single purchase supports our SME and teacher libraries!

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!


Countdown to SME Fall Field Day!

If you signed up to volunteer the day of the event (Oct 2), please take a couple of minutes to watch the attached Field Day informational video. It’s also not too late to sign up to volunteer and help make this event a huge success.


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


Also please remember that all students attending Field Day must fill out a PTA Permission Waiver here: https://forms.gle/neSy4EPx16D1MaKw9


Join Us: September PTA Association Meeting

Wednesday, Sept 29th at 6:30 pm.

Register for the meeting in advance online: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucOyupjwoG939Fp-74w6t0m4dUxvL8gOt

SEED's Announcements

The SME SEEDS group invites everyone to join our meeting this coming Monday, September 27, at 6:30pm. SEEDS is working to promote Diversity and Inclusion at SME. We are excited to work with new parent and guardian volunteers. We will be giving an update on what SEEDS has been up to and what we have planned for the school year! Please join us at our next meeting and check out our Facebook page for updates.


Please join us at our next meeting and check out our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/SMESEEDSGROUP

Annual Fund Boosters(AFB)

Thank you to the 82 SME families and supporters (17%) who have donated to Annual Fund Boosters so far!


In order to maintain the high education standards that the SME community expects, AFB needs to raise approximately $375 per student. It takes a whole community to support our school, and "All In For Fall" means we have a goal of 100% parent participation! We ask that each family contribute an amount that is meaningful for them, and all donations are appreciated.


Donate today at tinyurl.com/smeafb2022

Diverse Book Read Aloud

This week our Diverse Book Room Read Aloud will be read by:

Ms. Sirvard Ogtanyan(4th Grade Teacher Math and Science Teacher)


Book Title: The Water Princess by Susan Verde

Mrs. Lewis' Riddle

Riddle: What two words, added together, contain the most letters?


Answer: POST OFFICE

5th graders practicing for the Spotlight Show

Activities at SME