Schmucker PTO Newsletter

February 2020

From the President

Spring is just around the corner! The school year is now half way over and soon it will be time for field trips! The 6th grade is heading to Medieval Times and the 7th grade will be off to the Museum of Science and Industry. Without the support from parents the PTO would not be able to help reduce the cost of these trips. So thank you for your continued support. Heading to our restaurant nights, like Five Guys, or buying snacks either through ski club or at socials or game night help us raise funds to give back to SMS and your student. The staff is especially thankful for the donations of goodies each month as we try to spoil them with treats. A special thanks to Cindy Basil for setting up the sign up forms for those items and going the extra mile to decorate for the staff.

As spring is near, it won’t be long before the school year is over. If your child is attending Schmucker again in the fall, please consider donating your time with the PTO. We are looking to fill board positions for next year, as well as a few committee chairs. We hope to see you at an upcoming meeting- March 5th and May 7th.

Thank you,

Holly Bailey

Staff Appreciation

We are sending our love to the SMS staff and teachers this Valentine's Day week with student created Valentine's and poems. The LA teachers will be assisting the students with this special note and they will be displayed on the staff appreciation table. I'd like to pair these notes with some favored drinks and treats. Everyone is important at SMS and together make it a great school.

We want to show our staff and teachers how their continued dedication make our students 'Belv'ita in themselves to be the 'Smarties' and 'Star'burst in the school and have pride in their achieve'mints'.

Please consider donating some items below to make this a fun event. Please have the items in the office by Monday Feburary 10th. Thank you.

Sign up here.


February is the last month for 8th graders to earn funds for their D.C. trip. Physical card orders are due Feb 7th. Scripnow will be the only way after that date to add any last scrip fundraising before the Feb. 28th deadline.

If you have any questions about your SMS Student Fund Account please address the PTO President and/or Scrip coordinator.

Company Rebates

Calling all Box Top collectors! Box Tops are due Friday, February 21!! This is your last opportunity to submit physical Box Tops for this school year. We've already raised $85 for Schmucker this year with Box Tops. Thank you to all those scanning in their receipts and those cutting out the Box Tops they find on boxes. You can continue scanning in your receipts all year. Thanks so much!

And don't forget to use AmazonSmile for all your amazon purchases! Use this link to do your Amazon shopping and the PTO will earn 0.5% of your purchases at no additional cost to you! (The account is named PHM Non Profit Organizations Inc.)


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