Welcome to the SMS commYOUnity! 

 

Membership Toolkit is our school PTA communications service, student directory, payment system and website manager. Please register your family below to receive our weekly e-newsletter, to join the PTA, volunteer on a PTA committee, purchase items, sign up for parent and student activities, and more! Please register students with their 2022-23 grade level

 

 

If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another school or organization, you can use the same log-in above.


Thank you to all those who joined our SMS PTA Community Book Club discussion of Brené Brown’s book, The Gifts of Imperfection. 

 

If you are interested in learning more about our Community Book Club, please contact Jennifer McCabe, SMS Community Book Club Chair.


SMS S.O. Coat Drive Starts Tomorrow!

The S.O. is sponsoring a coat drive to benefit Ukrainian refugees who have been relocated to the United States. We are working with a local organization called IRIS.  IRIS stands for Integrated Refugee & Immigrant Services and it is a non-profit agency whose mission is to help refugees and other displaced people establish new lives in the United States. As you can imagine, many are unprepared for the cold winters in the North East. Please consider making a donation of any warm-weather items that you have. Please extend this invitation to your friends, family, and the local community. You can always donate items on behalf of your friends and family that don’t attend SMS.

 

The S.O. will be collecting donations in the Great Hall 1/23- 1/27 in the morning before Keystone.


6TH GRADE WINTER FUN NIGHT -TICKET SALES CLOSE THIS THURSDAY!

Buy your child a ticket now for the 6th Grade Winter Fun Night at SPORTIME USA (formerly Life the Place to Be):

 

        FRIDAY - JANUARY 27TH 

        7:30PM - 9:30PM  (note slight change in time)

        SPORTIME USA AT LIFE THE PLACE TO BE, ARDSLEY

 

Tickets are $50 per child and include a fun night of Laser Tag, Rock Wall Climbing, Bouncing, Arcade Games, Bumper Cars and SO much more!!  Full dinner and dessert buffet included!

 

 

*Sales close on Thursday, January 26th at 12pm. There will be NO reimbursements.

  

~ For questions, please contact Michelle Galante and Stacey Strauss


7TH GRADE BOWLING NIGHT - TICKETS ON SALE BELOW! 

    FRIDAY - FEBRUARY 3RD, 2023

    7PM - 9PM

    BOWLERO, WHITE PLAINS

 

Your child won’t want to miss this fun night of bowling and hanging out with friends. Tickets are $50 per child and include 1.5 hours of bowling, bowling shoes, pizza, unlimited soft drinks, a $7 arcade card and a $5 Gift Certificate. 

 

 

 

*Sales close on Sunday, January 29th at 11pm. There will be NO reimbursements.

 

Please stay tuned for more information regarding advanced lane sign-ups. This event cannot go on without your help. Please sign up to volunteer here

 

~ For questions, please contact Elana Glatt and Sarah Cohen


SAVE THE DATE! 8th Grade Parent-to-Parent Night with Current High School Parents 

Tuesday, February 28 at 7:30 pm via Zoom Webinar

 

Join us for an opportunity to ask your high school questions to current high school parents! More details to follow.


2023 Yearbook and Parent Ads

YEARBOOKS

You have until January 27th to purchase your yearbook with FREE personalization. After that date, personalization will no longer be offered. If you are unsure if you have already purchased one, please search your Inbox for 'Jostens' as you would have been sent email confirmation if you had.  

 

Every grade is included in the book and we do our best to ensure that every student is represented with not only their portrait, but one or more candids (each grade gets 12+ pages of coverage).  We expect to include Sports, clubs, music and house group pictures as well.  Every student will want one when they are being handed out in June - NOW is the best time to check this off your to-do list!

 

Parent Ads

Yearbook recognition ads are a great way for parents, families and friends to commemorate important milestones and to reflect upon the person your child has become.   They are also a great way to highlight your student's musical, theatrical, academic or sports-related successes. Show your pride and support your school at the same time.  

Our ads are open to parents from all grades.  We are partnering with Tribute Ads again this year to provide you with additional assistance in creating your ad.  No materials will be accepted at the school.  For instructions on how to create and purchase your ad, refer to the attached flyer.  Tribute Ads will also be sending periodic reminder emails directly to you.

 

All AD orders must be completed online by 1/27/2023.  The direct link to the AD creation website is HERE. 


SMS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee

Lunar New Year

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, begins today.  Over 2 billion people celebrate the Lunar New Year in numerous Asian countries and in countries with large Asian communities such as Australia, Canada, Peru, and the United States.  

 

The Lunar New Year has been celebrated in the U.S. for over 160 years. The first Lunar New Year celebration in the U.S. was in San Francisco in 1858. Some of the biggest celebrations in the U.S. now are in San Francisco, New York, San Jose, Chicago, Boston, Seattle, and Honolulu.  Learn more at the SMS PTA DEI Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Page.

 

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On January 27th, we remember the victims of the Holocaust.  The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27th the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.  This year marks the 78th year since the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Learn more at the SMS PTA DEI Jewish Culture and History Page.

 

Thank you to the SMS Chinese families for sharing Traditional Chinese New Year’s treats with our SMS teachers, faculty and staff. 

 

 

~  SMS PTA DEI Chairs: Mayra Kirkendall-Rodriguez, Esthela Lecuona, and Rachana Singh


PTA membership - join today!

Please help us achieve 100% enrollment! 

 

ONLY MEMBERS of the SMS PTA gain access our online directory, receive our weekly e-blasts and participate in PTA programs. 

 

Along with paying your membership dues, you can purchase our printed student directory, and make an additional donation to the PTA. Click on the "Join Today" button now - thank you for your support!


download the membership toolkit app to your smartphone

The Membership Toolkit app is available for free in the Apple Store and in Google Play. Access the SMS student directory, register for PTA programs and purchase items, view the SMS calendar, our eblast archive and much more.

 

 


support the sms pta on amazon

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your purchases to the SMS PTA when you shop at smile.amazon.com. Simply set up SMS PTA as your charity of choice and remember to shop at smile.amazon.com every time (not just amazon.com). AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know, with the added benefit of supporting our PTA -- all the products, prices and Prime are the same. Choose the SMS PTA as your charity today and start giving back to our school!


FINANCIAL AID - a note from meghan troy

The PTA and I would like to be sure that all children have the opportunity to take advantage of the wonderful extras the Middle School has to offer.

If your family’s financial situation makes it difficult for you to cover the cost of PTA membership, school supplies, after school clubs, or field trips, financial assistance is available to you.  Please contact your child's House Counselor to discuss: he or she will discuss the issue with me or the PTA President as necessary.  All communications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Meghan Troy
Principal

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