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

We have the 4th largest increase in membership in all of Texas!

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. 

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Please join us for our next Virtual PTA General Assembly meeting on Wednesday, April 21st at 6:00 p.m. 
 
Our program for the evening is Meet the Principal:  Pamela Clark, Principal at Clark HS
 
We are excited to have Ms. Clark joining us!  We will also be voting on some budget changes and updating everyone on our end-of-year events.  Please sign up in advance for our meeting; the meeting Agenda and link will be sent out the evening before the meeting. 


Your Schimelpfenig PTA is looking for board members for the 2021-2022 school year. 
Open positions for next year are:
 
Executive Board Positions:
  • Fourth VP Ways & Means -- responsible for fundraisers, including grocery stores, World Wear, and Amazon Smile; oversee Spirit Nights, School Supplies, School Store, Spirit Wear. 
  • Council Delegate -- attend monthly meetings of the Plano Council of PTAs and report to the SMS Board, represent Schimelpfenig MS PTA as a voting member of Plano Council.
  • Community Outreach -- assist community as needed with charitable drives and endeavors.
  • Diversity -- work with community on cultural inclusiveness initiatives, including helping to coordinate Schimelpfenig Diversity Night in the spring; work with SAGE position.  
  • Healthy Lifestyles -- promote healthy lifestyle initiatives in the Schimelpfenig community.

 

Special Committee Chair positions:

  • Fall Social -- plan and oversee Fall Social with committee assistance.
  • Spring Social -- plan and oversee Spring Social with committee assistance.
  • Eighth Grade End-of-Year Celebration -- plan and oversee end-of-year celebration activities for 8th graders.
If you are interested in any of these positions and/or have questions about joining the SMS PTA Board, please contact Michele Rohleder at president@smspta.org.


Schimelpfenig PTA is offering a $500 scholarship in support of the higher education goals of graduating Plano ISD seniors who are alumni of Schimelpfenig Middle School.

 

In order to be eligible for a scholarship, an applicant must meet all of the following qualifications:

● Is a senior who will graduate in 2021 from a Plano ISD school.

● Attended Schimelpfenig Middle School from grades 6-8

● Must be a current student member of their high school PTSA

● Will be enrolled and attend full-time in an accredited college or a technical institute in the summer or fall immediately following high school graduation.

● Submit a completed application by May 12.

 

Details and application form are HERE. Questions?  Email Karen at membership@smspta.org.

 



FREE! Vendor Fair Bag Pick Drive Through will be on Saturday, April 24th at the Plano ISD Administration Building at 2700 W. 15th Street, from 9:00 a.m. until the bags are gone! 

 

Come to the Vendor Fair!  Enter the virtual doors on May 1st staring at 10:00 a.m. and register to win one of many door prizes. Stroll through the list of participating vendors, stop to pick up a digital brochure and "click" to enter a virtual booth to learn more. More information is available here:  Plano ISD Council of PTAs - Plano ISD, TX - Vendor Fair



Election Day is Saturday, May 1st. Early Voting starts on Monday, April 19th!  For information about who is running for Plano ISD Board of Trustees, check out this voter guide from the Collin County League of Women Voters. The Trustees candidate information is available after the City Council races 



For any parents moving on to Clark HS, the Clark PTSA Board has open positions, as well: 
 
Are you interested in being more involved at Clark High School? The PTSA is currently looking for volunteers to round out its 2021-2022 Executive Board.
 
The available positions are:
  • VP of Communications: Oversees website and newsletter.
  • Treasurer: Manages PTA funds, maintains all bank records and presents financial statements.
 
Not sure an Executive Board position is for you but you still want to be involved in PTSA?  The following committees and chair positions need to be filled as well, including:
 
  • Environmental Chair: Oversees environmental improvements on campus
  • Hospitality Chair: Responsible for organizing teacher treats and luncheons periodically throughout the year.
  • Homecoming Co-Chairs (2): Two volunteers need to co-chair and plan and organize the Homecoming dance in the Fall with committee assistance. 
  • Red Ribbon Week: Oversees activities on campus for the week-long drug-free campaign.
  • End of Course Test Assemblies: Organizes assemblies for students to attend during End of Course Exams.
      
If you are interested and or you have questions about joining the Clark PTSA board please feel free to contact Naomi Calle at nhcalle@yahoo.com


Texas PTA -- The Count of Three -- a Podcast from Texas PTA, hosted by President Suzi Kennon and Executive Director Kyle Ward.  Subscribe to the Podcast and/or listen to Episodes 01. How to Talk to Kids about Race and Racism, 02. Landing the Helicopter 03. Are Your Kids Vaping? 04. Bigger Kids, Bigger Problems? at:  The Count of Three – TxPTA
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We have the 4th largest increase in membership in all of Texas!

 

SMS PTA has earned the Golden Apple (all SMS staff are members), MARS (Men Are Really Super) and Student Membership (at least 25 student members) Awards.  Thank you to our Schimelpfenig Community for your support!  If you are not yet a member, please help us to earn the April Showers Award -- 15 new members in April!

 

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. 

Just head to smspta.org and sign up!  

 

Questions?  Email Karen Gournay, VP Membership at membership@smspta.org.

 


      


How do we raise a happy, confident kid?   And how can we be confident that our parenting is preparing our child for success? 

 

Confident Parents, Confident Kids lays out an approach for helping parents—and the kids they love—hone their emotional intelligence so that they can make wise choices, connect and communicate well with others (even when patience wears thin), and become socially competent and confident human beings.

 

Read-Along Schedule: 4 Hours of Meetup time.

 

Please save the dates.

 

Meeting 1:  April 7, Wednesday 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Meeting 2: April 14, Wednesday 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Meeting 3: April 21, Wednesday 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30pm

Meeting 4: April 28, Wednesday 2021 from 6:30 to 7:30pm


Click here to register in advance for this meeting/Book club meet.



Here's an opportunity to participate in the first-ever Augmented Reality Science Fair. 

 

Learn more by visiting 

https://www.arsciencefair.com/

 

This is open to middle and high school students.



Registration: March 15, 2021- May 7, 2021

 

The Gateway Summer Engineering Camp will be a virtual, yet hands-on, project-based camp designed to introduce incoming 7th and 8th grade middle school students to the fundamentals of STEM and Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering courses within Plano ISD. Certified PLTW instructors provide expert instruction in a fun, exciting environment using leading-edge technologies to sample engineering related activities and projects and get a taste of how fun it can be to be an engineer.

 

Learn more about the camp and register at https://www.pisd.edu/gatewaycamp

 

Click Here to Download the flyer!



At its December 8th meeting, the PISD  Board of Trustees approved the 2021-2022 school calendar. 

 

School will start on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 and end on Friday, May 27, 2022.  Winter break will run from Dec. 20-Jan. 3, followed by a staff work day on Jan. 4. Spring break will be a bit longer next year, with students off from March 7-14 and returning to classes on Tuesday, March 15. 

 

Click here to check the proposed calendar. 



Due to Spring Break March 8-12, Regular Curbside Meal Distribution Resumes on Tuesday, March 16

 

There is no meal bundle pickup over Spring Break.

 

Beginning March 16, curbside meals are available for pick-up each Tuesday's from 9:30am - 10:30am and 4:45pm - 6:00pm.

The meal bundles can be picked up at any of the following locations:

Anyone picking up meals for students, 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.



If your Panther student(s) is going to school Face-to-Face and needs more masks to wear at school, we still have Schimelpfenig face masks available for purchase!

 

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. 

 



          

 

 

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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.