Outstanding PTA- Schimelpfenig Middle School

JOIN THE AWARD-WINNING SMS PTA FOR 2018-2019!  

Support the SMS students and teachers by showing that you value your child’s education by joining the PTA. Your membership helps pay for student programs, parent education programs, teacher resources, student socials, and so much more! While we encourage you to be involved however your time and talents allow, joining PTA does not obligate you to volunteer. It’s simply the easiest and most affordable way to be involved in your child’s education. 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. 

This year we are striving to have one member of the PTA for every student of the school. By joining, you are helping us give every child a voice on issues directly affecting their school experience. Please help us reach our goal. 
Click here to see all of our PTA awards!

Join Schimelpfenig PTA Back the Future     


 

  The 5th Annual Plano Peanut Butter Drive has begun!! The Mayor and City Council have partnered with the North Texas Food Bank to help our Plano families.  Deadline for drop-off is Friday, September, 28th in the main hallway.  NJHS students can earn 1 hour for every 2 jars (max 5hrs).  Just fill out the donation card at drop-off to earn your credits.  Questions? Please email Danica at communityOutreach@smspta.org or Alana at programs@smspta.org.



  It’s that time of year again! Fall is here, the grills have started, and Football is well underway.

Please help us show our teachers and staff the appreciation they deserve by making our annual tailgate lunch a success. It will be held on Friday, October 12th in the front of the school.  We will need a few people to help, as well as some donations to make this event a great one!  Sign up HERE



  Learn more about Social Emotional Learning in Plano ISD and obtain strategies that parents can implement at home to support the SEL competencies and skills. 



  Incoming ninth graders considering one of the Academy Programs of Plano as an academic option for next school year, and who live within the Plano ISD boundaries, are invited to explore the programs via informational meetings in November and to complete an application online from November 16 through December 14, 2018.  Click HERE for more details.



We, your SMS PTA, and school administrators are making a year-long commitment in identifying and implementing an action plan for school improvement based on PTA's National Standards for Family-School Partnerships.  Click on icon for accompanying letter.

Please help us by filling out this 20 question survey by Friday, October 12th, which will help identify the areas at Schimelpfenig that need the most attention.  Click HERE if your prefer a paper survey to turn into the front office.  Questions? Email Lisa Heise at president@smspta.org



Earn 100 Bonus Box Tops ($10) for the school when you buy three participating General Mills products at Sam's Club and scan your receipt with the Bonus Box Tops App. Offer ends 9/28/18.  Click HERE for more details.

 


Big pictureRegistration is now open for the Planoette Dance Clinic for K-8th Grade on Saturday, September 29th.  For more information and registration click HERE.



The City of Plano's Plano Families First Fall Fair on Saturday, Oct 6 at the Plano Event Center is free and open to families who reside in Plano or attend Plano schools.  With community-wide support from local business and nonprofits, the fair will provide an array of services to those seeking community, educational and career services and resources.

The first 100 children to attend the event will receive free school-supply packets. Free shuttles will be provided from Christie and Mendenhall Elementary Schools to the venue.  Click on icon for more information.



Calling all artists! Are you looking for something to showcase your talent? 

The 2018-19 PTA Reflections theme is: Heroes Around Me

There are six categories to choose from: Visual Art, Photography, Film, Literature, Music Composition, and Dance Choreography! 

Start now!  Be creative and have fun!  Click HERE for more information.  
Program RulesEnglish | Spanish   Entry FormEnglish | Spanish   
Due date: Friday, October 26th 3pm


Through November 9th, 8th Grade Parents may purchase a Custom Yearbook Recognition Ad for their children at www.jostensadservice.com

 

If you have pictures of Schim students doing great things at school or at school sponsored functions, please submit them through Replayit.com or email them to jeannie.freeman@pisd.edu.  Some pages are submitted as early as November, so please don’t hold on to great pictures for extended periods of time!  Thank you for helping make our Yearbook a great book for our students!  -- Ms. Freeman



Come learn about truancy laws and parenting tips at one of many sessions starting Wednesday, September 19th held at the Bird Building (1300 19th Street, Plano, 75074)  Click for flyer in EnglishIn Spanish.  Snacks & childcare will be provided by the Family Education & Guidance Services. 



Please remember as we head into cold and flu season that your student should not be sent to school with any of the following:

 

· Temperature of 100 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.

· Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before re-entry.

· Pain and/or swelling at angle of jaw.

· Undetermined rash over any part of the body.

· Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp.

· Red, draining eyes.

· Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection.

· Open, draining lesions.

· Jaundice

Students will also be sent home from school if they exhibit any of those symptoms. Please remember that we do our best to keep all our students safe and healthy. By keeping your student home when they are sick, you are preventing the spread of illness and hopefully if other parents keep their students home, when they are ill, it will protect your student as well.



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Show your school spirit!
 
Get a 18" x 24" Yard Sign for $45.00 or a Car Decal for $15.00.  Just fill out this order form and send cash or check made out to Schimelpfenig Middle School to the front office.  For questions, please contact barbara.wahl@pisd.edu


World Wear Project Bin

RECYCLING SHOES & CLOTHING NEVER MADE MORE CENTS

 

Help us to be a part of diverting thousands of pounds of shoes, clothing, and other textiles from local landfills by filling our donation bin with your worn-out shoes, clothing, purses, belts, wallets, hats, caps, backpacks, hard toys, stuffed animals, and pots & pans.  For every pound collected from you, the SMS PTA receives $0.15 per pound.  The benefit to you?  Neater closets, drawers, toy boxes, and kitchens, and the knowledge that less textile waste will end up in our local landfills.

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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.