JOIN THE AWARD-WINNING SMS PTA FOR 2022-2023!  

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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If you did not pick up your school supplies at Cub Camp or Panther Preview,

 

you can pick them in the front office or PTA table:

August 10: 1-2pm;
Thursday, August 11: 10-11am and 1-2pm
Friday, August 12: 10-11am and 1-2pm

 

If you did pick up your supplies they should have contained all items shown in the Grade Level Supply List column.

 

All items in the bulk supplies column were delivered to teacher workrooms.

 

If your kit was missing any items listed on the Supply List side, please contact Terri Childress at terri.childress@att.net or (214) 364-6765 and let her know the specifics of what you are missing.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will get the missing supplies to your student as quickly as possible.

Math Rocks, Honors Science and AVID should have contained all items listed.

Thank you for your patience as we work through the issues.

 

SMS PTA



Our new spirit wear designs were a big hit and sold out quickly at Panther Preview -- But don't worry you have another opportunity to get yours! Click here to place your order now until August 14th at midnight.

Also, pre-ordered spirit wear or school supply packs can be picked up at the front desk.



Join Schimelpfenig PTA!  Becoming a member of SMS PTA ensures we have the resources to support our school and also helps support Texas PTA.  Greater numbers mean a stronger voice for our children.  Help Texas PTA advocate for our students with the state government by joining PTA today.  
  • Follow us on Facebook – Schimelpfenig Middle School PTA.  
  • Go to our website www.smspta.org and subscribe to our weekly newsletter (to subscribe click your name in the log in box, and go the subscription page) the website itself, is also a great resource.
  • Download the free MTK app: Google play Store / Apple iTunes
  • Make sure to sign up for eNews with Schimelpfenig MS, PISD.

Reminder Outdated Contacts will become inactive soon! In order to continue to receive SMS PTA communications, SMS families should log into Membership Toolkit to update Parent and Student Information forms for the 2022 - 2023 school year before September 30, 2022.

Should you have any questions, comments, ideas…please feel free to contact me any time at president@smspta.org.



 
 
WELCOME BACK!!

It was great to see so many smiling, excited faces at Panther Preview last week!  

It’s hard to believe that the first day of the 2022-2023 school-year is here!   We want to welcome back everyone, and have a few pointers for the first day of classes, August 10th!

  • School starts at 8:25, doors open at 7:50.
  • No lockers this year.  Make sure your student can comfortably carry his/her belongings in a backpack.
  • Bring a reusable water bottle.  Your student won’t have to use water fountains, and it’s good for the environment!
  • Bring a jacket or hoodie.  The school can be cold in certain rooms!
  • If you get lost – ask for help!  Don’t worry about being late those first few days.  

Nupoor Dave 

SMS PTA President 2022 - 2023



Reminder Outdated Contacts will become Inactive soon: In order to continue to receive SMS PTA communications, SMS families  should log into Membership Toolkit to update the Parent and Student Information form for the 2022-2023 School Year before September 30, 2022.



 

 

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Show your Schimelpfenig school pride! Order your spirit wear today!  

 

Pre-order your Spirit Wear by Saturday, July 16 at 11:59pm.  Pre-ordered items will be available for pickup at Panther Preview.  A limited number of Spirit Wear items will be available for sale at Panther Preview.





SMS PTA needs your help to finish out our 2021-22 PTA year! All PTAs must perform a financial reconciliation at the end of the fiscal year, which for us ends on June 30th. Until this occurs, no financial business can take place for the 2022-23 school year.

 

I need one more volunteer to serve on the Financial Reconciliation Committee! I have two volunteers already but need a total of three. The reconciliation will take place at the end of July/beginning of August, at a time and place determined by the members of the Financial Reconciliation Committee. The Committee will review the financial records and prepare a report to be shared with PTA general membership at the first meeting in September. Please contact me at president@smspta.org if you can help! 



It's the last week of school!  Students will be MAP testing and taking finals in their high-school level classes -- Good luck to everyone!  On Thursday, March 26th, students will turn in their Chromebooks; on Friday, March 27, students should not bring backpacks to school!  Early release will be at 12:40. 

 

This past week, Schimelpfenig MS celebrated 8th grade students with a graduation & awards ceremony on Wednesday and an extended lunch & party on Friday.  Thank you to our Schimelpfenig staff for putting together and participating in the ceremony honoring our 8th grade class, and to the women's choir group for adding their beautiful voices to the ceremony.  This group of 8th grade students left school for spring break on March 6, 2020 and did not return to the building until September 2020 or, in some cases, August 2021.  This class had some unique challenges during their middle school years, but persevered and are dispersing to various area high schools next year. Good luck to them in their future endeavors!  And, thank you to all our wonderful parent volunteers who helped with the 8th grade party on Friday. 

 

On Thursday, May  20th, we had our last SMS PTA General Membership Meeting of the 2021-22 school year. We passed budget amendments to carry the PTA through the summer and into the next school year, met with new PTA board members, and shared our successes for the year.  A few items to announce:

  • Our PTA Scholarship Award Recipient this year is:  Isobel Hutson!  Isobel spent her three middle school years at Schimelpfenig, where she was inspired by her teachers to pursue education as a field of study in college.  In high school, Isobel participated in various extra-curricular activities, including Cheer, NHS, and Student Council, volunteered, and continued to excel at her studies. She is graduating from Plano Senior High School and will be using this scholarship to help fund her college education at Texas Tech. Congratulations Isobel!
  • Financial Reconciliation Committee -- We need 2-3 more people to volunteer to serve on the Financial Reconciliation committee. This is an important process that our PTA must go through at the end of every fiscal year (which is June 30th), and we need your help!  The reconciliation will take place toward the end of July, at a time and place convenient to the group.  Please contact me at president@smspta.org if you can volunteer to help!
  • School Supplies are on sale through May 27!  Please purchase your student's supplies online at smspta.org today!
  • Our spring Membership drive is underway.  Please go to our website at smspta.org to become a member of the 2022-23 Schimelpfenig MS PTA!

Michele Rohleder

SMS PTA President



This Tuesday, May 24th is the primary runoff election.  Don't forget to vote, if you did not already vote early!  You must vote in the party primary that you voted in originally.  Find information about the candidates at Collin County League of Women Voters website: Voters Guides - League of Women Voters of Collin County (lwvcollin.org)



Teacher Talk Miniseries - Improving Student Wellness. Our nation is facing an adolescent mental health crisis. Teens are struggling in the classroom and at home. Our guest, Instructional Support Specialist and Social Emotional Learning Lead, Leona Fowler, shares her experiences navigating these challenges and what approaches can equip our kids with the coping skills they need. She discusses how mindfulness and other social emotional learning techniques can improve student wellness at school and at home.  Notes from the Backpack - Podcast For Families | National PTA



Don't forget to purchase your school supplies by Friday, May 27th! 

 

Grade-level supplies, Avid, Math Rocks, and Science Honors 7/8 supplies are available to purchase, just login to your Account on the PTA website at Schimelpfenig Middle School PTA - Plano ISD, TX - PTA News (membershiptoolkit.com), and you will see the School Supplies sales form. Your student's supplies will be available for pickup at Panther Preview on Tuesday, August 2nd. Only a limited number of supply packs will be available for sale at Panther Preview, so pre-purchase your tax-free School Supplies today!  More info HERE.





          

 

 

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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.