JOIN THE AWARD-WINNING SMS PTA FOR 2020-2021!  

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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National PTA is seeking a theme for the 2022-2023 Reflections program year. The student who submits the winning entry will receive $100, and his or her theme will be presented at the 125th Annual National PTA Convention and Exhibition in June 2021.

 

Deadline for theme submissions:

November 5, 2020

Further information and the entry form are available at:  https://www.txpta.org/reflections-theme-search



Next week is Red Ribbon week.  Schimelpfenig students will be recognizing Red Ribbon week with daily dress-up themes:

  • Monday, October 26:  Don’t Let Drugs Get in the Way of your Wildest Dreams – Pajama Day
  • Tuesday, October 27:  Combat Drugs – Camo Day
  • Wednesday, October 28:  Put a Cap on Drugs – Hat/Cap Day
  • Thursday, October 29:  Drugs Will Have you Mixed Up! – Crazy Outfit, Tie-Dye or Crazy Hair
  • Friday, October 30 – Think Pink: Future is Bright! No Drugs in Sight! – Pink Out Day 

Encourage your students, whether Face to Face or @Home, to join in the fun in recognition of drug awareness.  Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free.

 

Please help PTA provide a Fall Treat for the Schimelpfenig teachers and staff on October 30th We want to make their day a little brighter and show our appreciation for all that they do! Details are available on the Sign-up Genius at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4ea4ac2fa75-fall2

 

The deadline for Reflections submissions has been extended to Monday, November 9th More information about the Reflections contest and how you child can enter are available in this newsletter, below.  

 

As always, feel free to contact me any time at president@smspta.org with questions, problems, or if you just want to join our wonderful SMS PTA Board!  

Michele Rohleder



Update:  Thanks for everyone who helped complete the sign-up so quickly!  There will be another opportunity to treat our teachers in November on Pie Day.

 

Hello SMS Families, our teachers have been working so hard and they deserve a treat! Please consider donating the following items listed on the sign up.  We want to make their day a little brighter and to show our appreciation for all they do.

 

Please click here to signup donations!

 

Any questions, contact Tiffany at: tiffanymdaykin@hotmail.com or 469-222-2397.  Thank you!



Texas PTA’s Early Bird Achievement Award. Texas PTA’s Early Bird Achievement Award was presented to each Local PTA that accomplished early success by submitting membership rosters and dues for 100% or more of the previous year’s total membership by September 30th.

 

THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR AWESOME SMS PTA MEMBERS!



October is National Principals Month! SMS PTA would like to say, Thank you, Ms. Goodwin for all you do for Schimelpfenig students and staff, especially during these challenging times!  #ThankAPrincipal



This week, a few more students returned to Face to Face instruction.  Welcome back, it’s great to see you in person!  It seems like the first day to you, no doubt, but soon it will seem like you’ve been back at Schimelpfenig for weeks.

 

And, with more students in school, it’s a perfect time to remind everyone how important it is to wash your hands!  Today, October 15th, is Global Handwashing Day, which serves as a yearly reminder that handwashing with soap and water is one of the best steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.  The COVID-19 pandemic provides an important reminder that one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is also one of the simplest — wash your hands!  

 

For Panther Parents:

Early  voting started on Tuesday and continues every day through October 30th.  For tips on how to safely vote in person, check out https://www.healthyvoting.org/texas/.  For information about voting, polling places, sample ballots, and non-partisan information about candidates for office, check out the League of Women Voters of Collin County at https://www.lwvcollin.org/ 

 

October is National Bullying Prevention Month.  National PTA and Google have teamed up to share tools and resources for families to help teach kids to be safe, smart, and kind online with the Be Internet Awesome program.  A free Webinar -- Be Internet Awesome with Google: #ItsCoolToBeKind Workshop -- is being offered on October 19th from 1:00-1:30 CST. Sign up now!

 

 As always, feel free to contact me any time at president@smspta.org with questions, problems, or if you just want to join our wonderful SMS PTA Board!  

 

Michele Rohleder



October is National Principals Month! SMS PTA would like to say, Thank you Mr. Weinberg for all you do for Schimelpfenig students and staff, especially during these challenging times!  #ThankAPrincipal



Everyone can make a contribution - www.pisd.edu/honorrollcampaign-  and help to positively impact students, teachers and classrooms throughout Plano ISD.  Any individual contributing $40 or more will receive an AWESOME “I Support Plano ISD” t-shirt that can be worn to show community support for our amazing students and teachers. Employers- If you choose to make a $40 contribution per employee, YOU ROCK and each of your employees will receive a t-shirt. We will also recognize all organizations on social media and in our annual report that achieve 80% participation or more!



October is National Principals Month! SMS PTA would like to say, Thank you Dr. Perry for all you do for Schimelpfenig students and staff, especially during these challenging times!  #ThankAPrincipal



Panther family...THANK YOU for everyone who has become a member of our Schimelpfenig PTA!  As of October 10th, we have 531 members in our PTA! but we’d love to see 550 by October 15!  600 would be even better!

 
Why are our numbers important?  Texas PTA is an advocate to local and state leaders for ALL families of Texas students.  The more members we have, the more voice we have to our local and state leaders.  
 
Do you still need to join? Click HERE.
Questions? Email Karen Gournay, VP Membership at membership@smspta.org
 


A few months ago, people put teddy bears in their windows as a show of solidarity and a way to connect. Now we want you to connect with your neighbors AND show support for your local PTA! Download the sign here and post it in a front window so everyone who walks by can see it! If you see this sign in a window, snap a photo or selfie with it and send it to CelebratePTA@planopta.org and be sure to tell us which school is being represented!



You may watch recordings of Candidate Forums hosted by Raise Your Hand Texas on their Facebook page HERE.  We encourage you to be informed and vote in this upcoming election.

Click on the headline or HERE to see the original candidate forum flyer.



If your Panther student(s) is going to school Face-to-Face and needs more masks to wear at school, we still have Schimelpfenig face masks available for purchase!

 

Face masks are $8.00 each.  Buy in bulk, any combination, for discount: 2 for $7.50 each; 5 for $6.60 each; $10 for $6.00 each.  Discount will be calculated at checkout.  

 

* It will be delivered on a weekly basis starting the week of September 7th. 

 



PISD will be publishing daily Covid testing updates, Monday through Friday, at:  https://www.pisd.edu/coviddashboard

 

The numbers include all PISD students and teachers/staff with confirmed cases of Covid-19 and numbers of recoveries.



          

 

 

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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.