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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1. Donate to the PTA online! Please visit here to donate online!

 

2. You just keep shopping – let these stores do the donating for you!

3. World Wear Project –Time for Spring Cleaning and donations to our World Wear bin!  SMS PTA will receive an extra $100 if we can collect 2,500 lbs or more during the month of April.  Please remember to place items in kitchen sized bags and only place one bag at a time in the bin.  If items don't fit, please don't leave items on the ground.  Come back later if the bin is full!  Thank you!

 



Our wonderful Schimelpfenig MS librarian, Carol Campbell, continues to support all Schimelpfenig students despite the challenges of Covid-19.  If you see her this week, please give her a big smile and thank you for all that she does!



PISD is honoring all assistant principals, including our wonderful Schimelpfenig Assistant Principals, Ari Weinberg and Latasha Goodwin. #PlanoISDCelebratesAPs



Plano ISD will use Monday, April 26, as the designated inclement weather day for the weather-related closure on Thursday, February 11. Originally slated as a student holiday and staff development/work day, school will now be in session on April 26. TEA has approved waivers for the additional weather closures during Winter Storm Uri, so no additional make-up days are required. 



Students are still giving 100% during COVID-19, so should the state! Texas PTA has joined with 22 other organizations asking Gov. Abbott to assure 100% ADA funding for the remainder of this school year.

 

Lend your voice! Follow this link to ask your legislators to appeal to Gov. Abbott on behalf of all public school students in Texas. #FundTheFuture

 



Did you know?  Some historians speculate that April Fools’ Day dates back to 1582, when France switched from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar, as called for by the Council of Trent in 1563. In the Julian Calendar, as in the Hindu calendar, the new year began with the spring equinox around April 1. 
 
People who were slow to get the news or failed to recognize that the start of the new year had moved to January 1 and continued to celebrate it during the last week of March through April 1 became the butt of jokes and hoaxes and were called “April fools.” These pranks included having paper fish placed on their backs and being referred to as “poisson d’avril” (April fish), said to symbolize a young, easily caught fish and a gullible person. (from the History website).


Thursday, April 1 -- PTA is providing Sonic drink treats for the Schimelpfenig staff -- any drink switches are purely accidental (no April Fool's here!) 😉

 

Friday, April 2 -- Student/Teacher Holiday

 

Monday, April 5 -- Student/Teacher Holiday

 

Tuesday, April 6 -- Writing STAAR for 7th grade F2F students.

 

Don’t forget: your student needs to bring his/her fully-charged Chromebook, charger, a snack, and water bottle. Lunch from home is encouraged. Also consider having your student bring a book or drawing materials for something to do if he/she finishes the test early.



On March 19th, the The Plano ISD Board of Trustees announced that Plano ISD will be conducting a series of listening rounds to hear from families, students, staff and the community regarding their questions and concerns about bullying, harassment, acts of racism or other acts of intolerance.
 

Who? 

  • Plano ISD leaders and Board of Trustees listening to district stakeholders including students, parents, staff and Plano ISD community organizations.

What? 

  • A series of virtual community listening rounds to hear directly from students, parents, staff and the community, providing an opportunity to listen and gather insight, perspective and ideas on how the district can work inclusively and collaboratively toward continuous improvement in addressing diversity, equity, inclusion, bullying, harassment and acts of racism or other intolerance.

When? 

  • Listening Rounds will begin the week of March 29. A detailed schedule for parents and students, along with registration instructions, will be provided during the week of March 22. Community organizations will be contacted by the district with sign-up information and instructions. 

 



SEL, or Social Emotional Learning, addresses the emotional and social wellbeing of children and adults. Anxiety, stress, depression, behavior issues like bullying, verbal or emotional abuse, substance abuse, etc. all are attributed to managing one’s emotions and social skills.  

 

If you need more information about PISD SEL program, please click here.



Plano Council of PTAS invites everyone to watch the documentary,  The Call to Courage by Brene Brown 

March 30, Tuesday from 6pm to 7:30pm

 

Netflix Documentary – The Call to Courage by Brene Brown *1 hour and 16minutes

Click Here to Register in advance for this meeting/Documentary watch.

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.



March is National Youth Art Month. Locally, PISD celebrates with a state YAM competition, Big Art Day, and an annual exhibition.  Although PISD is unable to hold the traditional gallery event and reception, they have created a video exhibition celebrating the amazing young artists in PISD!  To view the exhibition go to Plano ISD K12 Youth Art Month Exhibit.



 

Thank you to all Schimelpfenig PTA Members!  Our PTA  has the fourth largest increase in membership of all PTAs in Texas!

 

Join the Schimelpfenig PTA!

 

For less than $12, you can join and have access to member discounts and join one of the largest child advocacy groups in the nation.

Students who join get special perks...you never know what our spring event will be and what awesome deals come with that!

 

Just head to smspta.org and sign up!  

 

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

 

                

 



Schimelpfenig MS 5th Grade Parent Night is Monday, March 22nd at 6:00 p.m.  The Schimelpfenig Counseling department and 6th grade Team Leader put together a website with details regarding 6th grade registration and the upcoming Parent Information night:   tinyurl.com/2021SMSgrade6.  



UDPATE! SKI Plano is turning 25 in 2021 and we need YOU to help us celebrate our decades of success in supporting kids in Plano ISD!  The SKI Plano committee decided to keep it SIMPLE this year, but that doesn't mean we don't need your help! Tickets are on sale now!

  1. You choose the “ticket package”!  The choices are in the graphics below.  You will register with ReadySetAuction when you purchase your package.
  2. You can log into the Silent Auction any time between March 19th at 10am and March 20 at 9pm.
  3. You will receive an email asking what day you want to pick up your experience package/box of goodies - between March 19-20.
  4. YOU will create your own experience in the comfort of your home while supporting kids, teachers and staff in Plano ISD!

 

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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.