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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Episode 57: Fostering Student Motivation. This month, Notes from the Backpack - Podcast For Families | National PTA is premiering a new Teacher Talk Miniseries.  The first episode features Education Week writer and Educator, Larry Ferlazzo.  New episodes will be released May 4, May 11, and May 18 in honor of Teacher Appreciation Month. Teachers will share answers to questions like:  

  • What is it like to be a teacher right now?  
  • What do you wish families knew about your job? 
  • How can families partner with teachers to advocate for change in our schools? 


As we #ThankATeacher this week, join National PTA live on Facebook Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. EDT for A Teacher’s Perspective panel discussion. The panel will be moderated by Lisa Ann Walter of the ABC sitcom Abbott Elementary and will feature U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona, National PTA President Anna King, NEA President Becky Pringle and a diverse group of educators from across the country.





On April 20th, we elected officers to lead Schimelpfenig MS PTA in the 2022-23 school year.  Congratulations to all!  We know you'll do a great job next year!

 

  • President -- Nupoor Dave
  • First VP, Programs -- Snehal Gudadhe
  • Second VP, Membership -- Ioana Radulescu
  • Third VP, Volunteers -- Abbie Furrow
  • Fourth Vp, Ways & Means -- Terri Childress
  • Fifth VP, Communications -- Teri Ellis
  • Secretary -- Nickol Gallovich
  • Treasurer -- Kelly Jo Luellen

The following Executive Board positions are open for the 2022-23 school year:  Arts in Education, Diversity, Environmental, Healthy Lifestyles, and Hospitality. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Nupoor Dave at nupoordave@gmail.com.

 

Please mark your calendars for our last General Membership Meeting of the 2021-22 school year on Thursday, May 19th at 6:00 p.m.

 

Thank you to the Schimelpfenig staff for providing dessert, coffee and tea for our meeting and the wonderful thank you video that they put together for volunteer appreciation week!

 

Michele Rohleder

SMS PTA President



Early voting starts today and continues through Tuesday, May 3 for the May 7th election on two Proposed Constitutional Amendments.  Both proposed amendments concern property taxes.  Find out more about this election and the primary runoff election on May 24th at:  Home - League of Women Voters of Collin County (lwvcollin.org) and About the Elections Division (texas.gov)



As part of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition, the public is invited to view a free, public art exhibition at the North Texas Performing Arts from now until May 1, 2022, featuring fifty-two original art entries from students in Texas' Third District. Additionally, constituents may view this year's impressive entries on Congressman Van Taylor's website



School Sports Are Back.  Where Are the Athletes? Student interest in school sports has nosedived since the start of the pandemic. Nearly 3 in 10 students who were athletes pre-pandemic are no longer interested in playing organized sports, according to a recent survey. This decline could have long-term consequences for students. Read the article.



Wednesday, April 27th from 6-8pm, EVENT: Yes, We AreA community circles discussion on safety & security. Plano Senior High School cafeteria. This event is open to all PISD 9-12th graders, their families, and community members. This event was asked for by students to connect with their SROs and to give the students an opportunity to hear from the police department and PISD leadership. This is also a wonderful forum for community members to connect with each other about their safety & security concerns. Register HERE



Announcing the 2022-23 Reflections Theme:  Show Your Voice!   Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 participate in the National PTA Reflections program, creating original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. Categories include Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography and Visual Arts. This year's theme was submitted by Jason Yevin from the Salk/Macarthur PTSA in New York. It's not too early for your student to start working on his or her Reflections submission for next year!





We currently have 548 members. Help us win the April Showers Award -- 15 new members in April! 

 



  • Plano Visual Art Academy.  PVAA is all PISD 5th - 7th grade students who have a deep interest in pursuing art.  This 4-week program will be at Schimelpfenig for our students. Pre-registration is open until noon on April 13th. 
  • Gateway Engineering Camp. Open to current PISD 6th and 7th graders, this will be at Schimelpfenig MS this summer. Click here to get more information.
  • SIGS Summer School.  SIGS will be at Schimelpfenig this summer.  SIGS provides an innovative summer learning experience and is open to ALL students in grades K-7. Students are able to choose from a list of courses that includes humanities, science, mathematics, social sciences, and fine arts. To honor the original intent of the program, PACE students will be grouped together in their classes if staffing allows.
  • PISD Summer Dance Intensive. Open to all incoming 7-12 grade students.  For information and registration, visit  Dance / Camp (pisd.edu)
  • Band and Orchestra Camps.  Music / Summer Camps (pisd.edu)

For more information on middle school summer schools, please visit:  Summer School / Middle School (6-8) Programs (pisd.edu)





Please join us this Wednesday, April 20th at 6:00 p.m. in the Schimelpfenig MS library for a General Membership Meeting and Election of PTA officers for the 2022-23 school year!  If you are planning to attend, please sign up through your account at smspta.org. It will help us to know the number of people attending, as the school will be providing dessert and beverages to celebrate Volunteer Appreciation Week. Hope to see you there!

 

The SMS PTA Nominating Committee has slated the following individuals to be considered for election for the 2022-2023 school year:

  • President - Nupoor Dave
  • VP Programs - Snehal Gudadhe  
  • VP Membership -  Ioana Radulescu
  • VP Volunteers - Abbie Furrow
  • VP Communications - Teri Ellis
  • Treasurer - Kelly Jo Wilson-Day
  • Secretary - Nickol Gallovich


          

 

 

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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.