JOIN THE AWARD-WINNING SMS PTA FOR 2020-2021!  

Support the SMS students and teachers by showing that you value your child’s education by joining the PTA.  Memberships start at less than $12 and students are only $5 with a parent membership! As a benefit to members only, you will have access to an online directory as well as PTA member discounts. Student members receive special discounts during our spring and fall socials and have the opportunity to be involved in leadership opportunities. 

Join Schimelpfenig PTA      


 

Update your information on SMS PTA NOW! If not, you will be inactive at the end of September.
 
Don't forget to update your parent and student information on our SMS PTA website to stay connected with us!  Just log in to www.smspta.org.
 

This will ensure that you receive our eNews newsletters, special eBlasts and other important PTA news during this school year.



Panther family...THANK YOU for everyone who has become a member of our Schimelpfenig PTA!  As of September 16, we have 509 members in our PTA!  Why are our numbers important?  Texas PTA is an advocate to local and state leaders for ALL families of Texas students.  The more members we have, the more voice we have to our local and state leaders.  
 
Do you still need to join? Click HERE.  Questions? Email Karen Gournay, VP Membership at membership@smspta.org


PISD will be publishing daily Covid testing updates, Monday through Friday, at:  https://www.pisd.edu/coviddashboard

 

The numbers include all PISD students and teachers/staff with confirmed cases of Covid-19 and numbers of recoveries.



If you have a current high school senior or you are a PISD teacher, Texas PTA has scholarships available for college classes, continuing education, or teacher training.  You can find information and applications at:  https://www.txpta.org/scholarships



Due to a waiver issued from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), all Plano ISD students (whether enrolled in face-to-face instruction or School@Home) will receive free breakfast and lunch meals through December 31, 2020, or while USDA funds last.

 

For meal bundle pickup locations, schedules and menus visit www.pisd.edu/grabandgo. Anyone picking up meals without the student present, must bring appropriate documentation in the form of a school-issued ID, report card, parent portal attendance summary form, or birth certificate.



Nominate your favorite Schimelpfenig teacher or staff member for the HEB Excellence in Education Awards -- all educators in Texas are eligible!  Information is available at:  https://www.heb.com/static-page/excellence-in-education-awards



Sign up to help the environment while having some fun!  Trash or Treat combines the City of Plano's annual Fall Waterways Cleanup with a fun drive-thru event to celebrate Halloween and thank cleanup participants for helping keep Plano waste free. 

 

Registration starts on Monday, September 21st:  https://plano.gov/3471/Fall-Waterways-Cleanup



1. Donate to the PTA online!

Your generous TAX-DEDUCTIBLE donation will fund programs, social events, and classroom materials for students as well as SMS staff wish list items.  

We thank you in advance for your contributions!

Please visit here to donate online!

 

2. You just keep shopping – let these stores do the donating for you!

Visit our Fundraising Page here for more information.

Link your Kroger or Tom Thumb rewards cards to Schimelpfenig to help our school raise money. The stores will donate a percentage back to the school help show their support for the local communities.

3. World Wear Project – Clean out your clutter of old toys, kitchen items, unused towels and bedding and of course CLOTHES!  Bring them up to the BIG BLUE Bin located in the west parking lot.  



From the IB World School Booster Club:  We all know that COVID-19 has affected the way we do school and the way we do testing. This time we believe it works to your student’s advantage! Princeton Review has opened a special opportunity for our students to do practice testing at home in an online format.
 
Register HERE.


This year Open House will be online and at your own pace.  Click HERE to meet all of your student's teachers. 

 

If you are having trouble accessing some of the videos, reach out directly to the teacher.





Spirit Wear and Face Masks will be delivered to In-person students at the end of the day on Friday, September 11th .  Parents of @Home students will be contacted via email with pickup instructions. 

 

Buy SMS spirit wear and show your PANTHER PRIDE whether in-school or @Home! 

 

A limited number of Spirit Wear items from this year and previous years are still available!  Tax will be added at checkout. 

 

Please click here to order!

 

* It will be delivered on a weekly basis starting this week.



Face masks are $8.00 each.  Buy in bulk, any combination, for discount: 2 for $7.50 each; 5 for $6.60 each; $10 for $6.00 each.  Discount will be calculated at checkout.  

 

* It will be delivered on a weekly basis starting the week of September 7th. 

 



Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Helping Kids Thrive in Today’s World
Presented by Christine Fonseca


Life can feel overwhelming, especially in today’s world of pandemic illness, school disruptions, and other anxieties our children are facing. This workshop provides parents with real-world tools and strategies to help children thrive in spite of the overwhelming current events. Registration required.

      



          

 

 

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The mission of Plano ISD's Family Education and Guidance Services is to strengthen all families in the community by providing education, resources and services which support raising responsible, self-confident, emotionally healthy children in today's complex society. Please visit HERE to gain access to PISD supports that you and your family may wish to utilize throughout the year!

DISCLAIMER: The Schimelpfenig Middle School PTA is a noncommercial, nonsectarian, nonpartisan association that does not endorse any candidate or political party. This PTA does not endorse non-PTA products or services. If you have a concern, please contact a member of the PTA Executive Board.