JOIN THE AWARD-WINNING SMS PTA FOR 2021-2022!  

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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Support local charities by donating at:  North Texas Giving Day Please also consider donating directly to your Schimelpfenig PTA to help support our students, staff, and families!

 

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.  



Join our team in the fight against hunger for the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). Through our team’s virtual peanut butter drive and NTFB’s ability to stretch every dollar donated into three meals, your support makes a difference for food insecure children, seniors, and families in North Texas.

 

To donate to our virtual peanut butter drive simply fill your cart with the Food Bank’s most needed items and follow the steps to checkout. Thank you for partnering with us to help North Texans facing hunger!

 

Please donate "Jars" of PB HERE.



Join SMS PTA and help us to earn the Early Bird Achievement Award -- 100% of our total membership last year by September 30th!  

 

Our goal:  600 members, one more than our total of 599 last year.  Click Here to Join!

 

We currently have 552 members; we need 48 more to reach our goal of 600.  Parents, Students, Grandparents and other Community Members can join to support Schimelpfenig PTA.  

 

Thank you in advance for your support!



The 2021–2022 Reflections theme is I Will Change the World By…

 

Students can submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts. Information on how to submit an application and submission dates coming soon.

 

More details HERE.



Don't forget to update your parent and student information on our SMS PTA website to stay connected with us! 

 

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



The new Parent Education Engagement Program (PEEP) is committed to engaging families in the education of their children and building capacity in all PISD schools to implement family engagement strategies and activities designed to achieve the district and student academic achievement goals.  Workshop classes are offered Monday through Thursday in-person and virtually. Click here to access PEEP classes, information, and registration.



A time to raise awareness on this stigmatized, and often taboo, topic with the goal of ensuring that individuals, friends and families have access to the resources they need to discuss suicide prevention and to seek help. Did you know?

  • 78% of all people who die by suicide are male.
  • Although more women than men attempt suicide, men are nearly 4x more likely to die by suicide.
  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among people aged 10–34 and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S.
  • Some of the highest rates of suicide in the U.S. are among American Indian/Alaska Native and non-Hispanic white communities.
  • Lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are 4x more likely to attempt suicide than straight youth.
  • Transgender adults are nearly 12x more likely to attempt suicide than the general population.

If you or someone you know is in an emergency, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or call 911 immediately.



This week starts the beginning of National Hispanic Heritage Month.  Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15, by celebrating the contributions and importance of Hispanics and Latinos to the United States and those American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. This year, the theme is:  “Esperanza: A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage and Hope.” The theme invites us to celebrate Hispanic Heritage and to reflect on how great our tomorrow can be if we hold onto our resilience and hope. It encourages us to reflect on all of the contributions Hispanics have made in the past, and will continue to make in the future. It is also a reminder that we are stronger together.



Texas PTA offers a $1000 senior scholarship and up to $500 faculty scholarships every year to PTA members. The application period opens on September 15 and ends November 15.  For details on how to apply and a link to the application (starting September 15th) go to:  Faculty & Student Scholarships - Texas PTA - every child. one voice. (txpta.org)



To register or for more details, click HERE.

 



The Take Care of Texas Video is a fun way to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others.  Prizes for middle school students who place 1st, 2nd, and 3rd will include a gift card for camera equipment.  

 

Contest runs from September through December 3rd.

 

For more information, click here!



Second Chance Spirit Wear tax-free sale ends this Wednesday, September 15th!  Don't miss this last chance to pre-order items from our popular 2021-2022 Spirit Wear line!

 



 

It's Friday night after a long week and you don't feel like cooking -- go to Panda Express for dinner!

 

When: Friday, September 17, 2021 | 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:  Panda Express located at: 

SPRING CREEK & COIT 5901 Coit Road, Plano TX 75093

(972) 596 - 0107

How to Order: PandaExpress.com or the App. Enter 327497 in the promo code box 

Or Bring paper flyer or show it on your smartphone



This week, September 12-18, is National Arts in Education Week!



          

 

 

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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.