Outstanding PTA- Schimelpfenig Middle School

JOIN THE AWARD-WINNING SMS PTA FOR 2019-2020!  

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 Back the Future     


 

Multicultural as one world
Heritage Night has been postponed until next year. Due to some unavoidable logistical issues that we would have during Open House this year, we’ve decided to postpone Heritage Night until next year in order to provide the community with a fun and successful event.
 
Please contact Monica at heritagenight@smspta.org if you have any questions or would like to serve on the planning committee for next year's event.
 


The Schimelpfenig PTA would like to congratulate the following on receiving the 2019-2020 Texas Honorary Life Membership Award. This award is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon an individual by the Texas PTA for outstanding contributions to the students, school and community. Please join us in congratulating:

Mr. Bob Straka, Band
Ms. Maria Cano, Spanish
Ms. Sireesha Yang
Ms. Stacie Howell

Thank you so much for your unyielding commitment and dedication to our youth. We greatly appreciate everything that you do!


Spirit Wear is available for sale!  All items listed on the ORDER FORM are in stock and will be delivered each week.  Limited sizes so purchase now!



The SMS Book Fair is coming up and we need your help!
 
The book fair will run from Thursday, February 27th through Tuesday, March 3rd from 8am to 3:30pm (weekdays) and during Open House on Monday, March 2nd from 6:30pm - 8:00pm.
 
On these days, volunteers are needed to run the cash registers and help circulate to answer questions. If you have not used the cash register before and would like a tutorial ahead of time, you are welcome to come to the library Wednesday, February 26th at 9:00 for a demonstration. If you can't come in then, no problem. I would just recommend coming in 15 minutes ahead of your shift so those working before you can show you how. It is fairly easy so please don't worry.
 
Volunteers are also needed on Wednesday, February 26th at 9:00 am for set up and Wednesday, March 4th at 10:00 am for take down.   
 
Please note that most 6th grade classes will be visiting the book fair on Thursday, most 7th grade on Friday, and most 8th grade on Monday. If you want to know when a specific teacher is scheduled for the book fair, please email me.
 
If you can only work part of a shift, please indicate that in the comments. Make sure that you have completed an online volunteer application form that can be found on the PISD website.
 
I recommend completing this early as it takes 2-3 days to process and be cleared to volunteer. If you are not sure that your background check has been cleared or if you have any other questions, please contact the PTA Library Coordinator, Stephanie Miller-Pu, tx2co2tx@hotmail.com 


Love planning parties?? The SMS Social committee is looking for people to join their team! This is a fun way to meet new people and provide our students with a fun social that will he held March 27! Email volunteers@smspta.org if interested!! No experience necessary! 



February school store signup up is out, please consider volunteering!   The store is open every Thursday during lunch.  Encourage your student to visit the store to purchase school supplies and fun novelty items.  All profits go back the PTA!
 
Here is the link for the sign up School Store Volunteers
 


Saturday, March 28, 2020

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Plano Senior High, 2200 Independence Parkway, Plano 75075

It's the BIGGEST event of the year!

 

Save valuable time. Meet the businesses who have what you need, all in one location. Our Vendor Fair has hosted businesses specializing in fundraisers, spirit items/nights, programs, and administrative products for family focused organizations for 25 years. 

Benefits for Attendees include:

  • Intimate location near the center of Plano ISD's 100 square miles
  • Referral listing of Vendors available at planopta.org for a full year
  • Marketing material included in giveaway bags for the first 150 attendees
  • Get ideas for all your organization's needs in one location on one day
  • Prize drawings every 25 minutes to Celebrate our 25th Annual event!
 

Let us help you finalize your planning process quickly. Contact us at vendorfair@planopta.org with questions or complete this form to receive a reminder about this and future Plano ISD Council of PTAs' Vendor Fairs. 



Attention 8th Graders and Parents!  

 

If you have already sent in photos please resend.  Due to technical difficulties we did not receive emails sent prior to Jan. 14th. We apologize for the inconvenience

 

We are looking for group shots of all the wonderful moments you have had at SMS from 6th grade until now.  These can include sporting events, music events, socials, club photos, pep rallies and any other photos taken at SMS with your classmates.  The photos will be compiled into a slide show that will be shown during the end of the year 8th grade social on May 15th.  Photos will be accepted through the end of April.

 

Please send these photos to eighthsocial@smspta.org





Test information
Date: Saturday, 2/29/2020
Time: Check-in begins at 8:30 am
Cost: $10 (free for IBWS Booster Club Members)

Which Tests: SAT or ACT
Location: Plano East Senior High, Cafeteria

Registration 
Registration Deadline: 2/21/2020 
IB Booster Club Members: Register via THIS LINK 
Non-Members: Register via THIS LINK


Healthy Lifestyles - PISD Council of PTAs

 

We have SEL Parent Engagement series coming up by PISD Social Emotional Learning, which is free. 

 

Upcoming SEL Presentations:


Social Awareness 1/22
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Jasper High School, 6800 Archgate Drive, Plano, TX 75024

 

Relationship Skills 2/25

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Carlisle Elementary, 6525 Old Orchard Dr, Plano, TX 75023

 

Responsible Decision Making 4/23
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Isaacs Early Childhood School, 3400 E Parker Rd, Plano, TX 75074

 

Downloadable flyer

 

 



Calendars for various activities including Band, Choir, Orchestra, and Athletics can be found HERE.



Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful time with your friends and families this past holiday season. It is January, and we are almost half way through the school year. Can you believe it? Time is flying fast, and we are already starting to prepare for next year. I’m really looking forward to the next few months as we have several fun things planned this semester for the kids.

 

A big thank you to all who donated their time, expert baking skills, and those who provided all the delicious holiday desserts for pie day and the teacher luncheon! We appreciate you helping us show the teachers and staff how much the SMS community values them and everything they do for our kids during the day.

 

Please join us January 16th for our next General Meeting and Coffee with the Principal at 8:45 am. This is a great opportunity to hear the latest information from Dr. Perry and ask any questions you might have. Coffee, tea, water and light snacks are supplied.

 

Also, be on the lookout for more information for our upcoming Spring Social on March 27th and our 8th grade end of year celebration on May 15th. You won’t want your student to miss out on the fun!

 

Soon, we will be actively looking to fill our board for the 2020-2021 school year. If you are interested in joining our amazing, award-winning board in any capacity, please feel free to contact me at president@smspta.org or Andria Giboney at andriagiboney.ptsa@gmail.com and we will be happy to provide you with additional information or answer any questions you might have. Whether you have a little time or a lot, we have a position that will fit your schedule! No experience is needed and training is provided.

 

Go Panthers!!


Cynthia Steele, SMS President



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.

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.  

 



 

 

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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.