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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Tuesday, September 19 @ 8:00am


Save the date for our first PTA General Meeting of the year! Come join us at school and have a coffee and chat with Principal Kinnard. We will start at 8am with some important PTA business including voting on the budget followed by a chat with our principal.





The Fall Carnival will have carnival games, inflatable obstacle course, giant slides, and dunking booth! Fall Carnival is a student only event but parents volunteers are welcome! 


Tickets prices will be $10. This is a cash only event. Tickets will be sold during lunch time 9/18-9/22 and at the carnival. 


Tickets will include:

  • entry
  • a meal consisting of a hot dog or burger, chips, and a bottle of water
  • carnival treats consisting of cotton candy, popcorn, and snow cone
  • carnival games and activities

Dunking booth tickets will be sold at the event. Come try your luck at dunking your principal and favorite teachers. 


Students that are members of the PTA will receive a free dunking booth ticket. 

Fall Carnival needs volunteers to happen! 


Sign up to work at the following stations, Food truck providing the meals, Games, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Snow Cone, and Dunking Booth! Job descriptions HERE.


It’s going to be a blast! Sign up HERE.

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Date: 09/22/2023 (Fri.)

Location: Outside Schimelpfenig Middle School

Address: 2400 Maumelle Dr., Plano, TX 75023


All adult volunteers have to complete background checks with The background check has to be submitted every new school year (not a calendar year). Questions? Contact VP of Volunteers, Olga Oleksyuk at

September 23, 2023 (Saturday)


A US Chess Rated 4 Round G/30 InPerson Chess Tournament   

Legacy Preparatory Academy 601 Accent Drive, Plano,TX 75075                                                                          

Notation Not Required-Though Highly Recommended


Trophies: Top 3/section, Players wearing the most RED - special trophies!! 

Medals for positive scores of 2.5+ not earning trophies


Rob Jones/Heidi Austin Tournament Directors

Round 1: Approx 9:15am, Rest ASAP


Online Registration By Friday 12AM Midnight Friday 9.22--$ 30.00 After/Onsite $ 35.00

Online Registration Site:


Three Sections: Champ, Reserve U800, Novice U400

Boards/Sets provided-bring clocks if possible 

US chess rules apply: cupping of pieces is Touch Move


Questions: Rob Jones 214-212-0185, Heidi Austin 214-213-3868

We have several vacant PTA positions for this coming school year. Trainings will be provided. If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions below, please contact

➡️ Environmental Chair

➡️ Hospitality Chair

➡️ Community Outreach Chair




Order HERE by Sept. 22 for the lowest price of $35.


















Congratulations, once again, on your 2022-2024 National PTA Schools of Excellence designation! This recognition is for the incredible work your PTA invested in developing strong family-school partnerships and improving your school community.








Did you know that Reflections has grown to be one of the largest nationwide programs of its kind, with more than 200,000 students participating annually? We want to see our Panthers' creativity and hear the voices of our students expressed through one of the SIX categories available. Deadline is October 31st! Please click HERE for details.












Schimelpfenig SMS PTA wins the August "Head Start Award"! A big THANK YOU for joining goes to all our current members!


90 new members needed for the September Early Bird Award! Please join our PTA today!
Questions? Please email Ioana Radulescu at

Join the Award-Winning SMS PTA for 2023-2024!\


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. By joining the PTA, you benefit your child by supporting your school! Your membership dollars pay for many things that school funding doesn't cover!


How PTA supports Schimelpfenig MS 

Panther Preview 
Panther Pride Back-To-School Celebration 
Book Fair 
Spirit Nights 
Classroom Resources 
Campus Enhancement 
8th Grade Celebration 
Teacher Appreciation Days 
Spring/Fall Social 
Guest Speakers 
School Supplies for students in need

The World Wear Project


The World Wear Project donation bin is located in the SMS parking lot.


Items to be placed in the bin include wearable shoes, clothing, purses, wallets, belts, hats/caps, backpacks, hard toys that fit into the bin, soft toys and stuffed animals. For every pound collected from you, the SMS PTA receives $0.15 per pound!





Schimelpfenig PTA is a partner in the Kroger Community Rewards Program. When you identify SMS PTA as one of your charities, we all benefit. There is no cost for participation, and it does not interfere with any other Kroger programs you may be enrolled in.  


The Kroger Community Rewards Program is available online for you to link your Kroger Plus cards to Schimelpfenig MS PTA (organization number KU864).  Help us give back to your kids!  If you have questions, please contact



Tom Thumb


Schimelpfenig PTA is a partner in the Tom Thumb Good Neighbor Program. When you identify SMS PTA as one of your charities, we all benefit. There is no cost for participation and it does not interfere with any other Tom Thumb programs you may be enrolled in. You can email Charity # 5107 to Help us give back to your kids! If you have questions, contact






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!

Did you know that you can download the Membership Toolkit App to easily access the directory, calendar, sales & volunteer forms and also view our weekly newsletters? If you have multiple children at different schools, you can also easily switch between the various PTAs/Booster Clubs. Download the app here:





All PTA accounts become inactive every year in the summer. You need to log in to SMSPTA.ORG and become a CURRENT contact to keep receiving this e-Newsletter. Go to "My Account", then "Parent & Student Information".  Please do this ASAP so you don't miss any back to school news and updates from us!









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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.