Wednesday Digital Folder

May 18th, 2022

Kinder Spotlight Video

Thank you for your support of AFB so that we can have such amazing Spotlight performances! Ms. Emily, Ms. Lynnanne and Mr. Cody help bring your kiddo's talent into the light!

Instrumental Video

Check out Mr. Prado's video called, "Getting Back to Normal"!

Parent Volunteers on Campus- PLEASE READ

Please click through the below volunteer orientation slide deck and follow all of the links to the paperwork needed to be eligible for volunteering.

Teachers will be sending out a communication with the days and times parent volunteers are needed in their classroom, if any, for those of you who meet the requirements and are approved. Not all parents will be able to volunteer, even if eligible.

ALL parent volunteers are subject to screening by the principal.

*Parents that already completed volunteer application 2 years ago, MUST do this process again this year

PTA Announcements

Volunteer Appreciation + Coffee, Tea & Me

When: Monday, May 23 @ 8:30 am

Where: SME Front Lawn (yes, this one is in person!)

Why: Join us to celebrate all of the wonderful volunteers who have worked so hard this year (and in years past!) to make our school great. This is also your last opportunity of the year to hear from Principal Lewis IRL, and ask her all of your pressing questions.

5th Grade Promotion Leis - Order Today!

In the past, 5th graders leaving SME have been gifted orchid leis as a sign of affection and hope for the

Thanks to local florist Leonora Moss, we are able to continue this tradition for the class of 2022. We'd like for each of our 96 fifth graders to receive one!
The wholesale cost of the leis is $13.50. If you are able, please fill out the included form and drop it by the office with a check made out to SME PTA by May 27th.

* PTA will pay the cost for any family that is unable to purchase a lei for their student. Please email

SEEDs Parent Group Announcements

SEED works for every family to feel respected, supported and represented at Sierra Madre Elementary School.

Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the SEED Spring Social at Memorial Park! Thanks for making the event a fun time for everyone!

Click here for the SEED Spring Social slideshow!

SEED is excited to share recordings from our SEED family Summit. This month check out Dr. Yen’s presentation, "Using a Social Story to Help Children Understand and Stand Up Against Racism”

Click here for this valuable presentation, Dr. Yen's Presentation, Using a Social Story to Help Children Understand Racism

Dr. Yen's PowerPoint with Social Story

SEED is recognizing Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Check out the SEED resource guide to learn about the many local AAPI cultural enclaves and communities to visit this summer! Click here to access the May SEED resource guide: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Tonight the African American Parent Council presents the Black History Living Museum Project!! See all the wonderful presentations in person at the Robinson Recreation Center

tonight at 6 p.m.

Join SEED’s last meeting of the school year on Monday, May 23rd at Memorial Park after school dismissal.

AFB Announcements

Congratulations to our new Annual Fund Boosters Board!

Please welcome our new board members - Revenue Co-Chairs Mary Kenney and Juliet Nusbaum, Treasurer Veroushka Quiroz, and Volunteer Chair Onnie Williams III! They will join returning board members Chair Dawn Denison, Vice Chair Mark Rivard, Marketing Chair Colleen Bischoff, and Secretary Becca Vodnoy in leading AFB's fundraising efforts for SME. Thank you for volunteering your time and leadership skills!

Interested in getting involved with AFB?

Follow AFB on facebook ( and/or email Dawn Denison at

SME Yearbooks

Pre-K-5th- all new orders will need to be paid in cash $30 to Geannie in the main office in an envelope with your kiddo's name and teacher name

Community Opportunities

Homework Club Summer

LEARNs Summer Program

Please check out the application link for summer LEARNs for SME students at Norma Coombs.

Summer LEARNs is a $50 registration fee only, this summer.