The October SMS Newsletter is out!!!
Their support included planning this year’s Halloween Party, managing the money, helping to organize the entertainment (drama club and music), rallying the families and students (including the HS students), recruiting volunteers and selling tickets in advance, working with the facilities team at the HS and KMC to make the event happen.
We also would to thank all parents who volunteered to help decorate, donate baked goods, sell tickets at the door, man the activity tables and the other elementary and middle school kids that also helped to man the Haunted House. If we missed anyone in our thank yous, please forgive us All of you are special to the SMS Community. It was a huge undertaking with a great team pulling it all together.
Your generosity and support enables the PTA to be a partner, along with the Department of Education and Kaufman Music Center, in providing your child an exceptional educational experience. Our suggested PTA contribution this year is $450 per student. The SMS PTA holds an IRS designation of a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Contributions to the SMS PTA are TAX-DEDUCTIBLE.
Go to SMS PTA DONATIONS page for more detailed information and PTA DONATIONS REQUEST FORM.
If you have any questions please contact the SMS PTA Co-Treasurers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The On-Line Auction raised over $17,000 … that is $4,000 better than last year. Our community rocks … and so do Jhoanna Wade and Jennifer Laing, whose tireless efforts, insanely long hours and dedication made this amazing Auction so Successful. Thank you both, from a very grateful PTA Executive Board and SMS Community.
Last year, our BoxTops 4 Education campaign raised over $500 for SMS. That is $500 of free money for the school. Now, what can be easier, or sweeter, than that. Please, keep collecting the coupons … we will start collecting them again in the Fall. Lots of brands now offer multiple box box tops on single packages. It just keeps getting easier and easier! Visit the BoxTops 4 Education page if you have any questions. Thank You.
The New York City Department of Education (DOE) serves more than 1.1 million students and their families in over 1,700 schools. We are committed to providing useful information to parents and families and offering them multiple opportunities to participate in our City’s public school programs and initiatives. This overview is designed to explain the Common Core Learning Standards and how they relate to your child’s education.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON CORE LEARNING STANDARDS?
Learning standards describe what students should know and be able to do in each grade. Over the next few years, New York and more than 40 other states across the country will transition to a new set of learning standards called the Common Core. These new standards provide a clear picture of what students need to learn each year in order to graduate from high school ready to succeed in college and careers.
The Common Core standards were developed by educators and other experts based on research and lessons learned from top-performing countries. The standards describe the skills and knowledge our students need to succeed in a rapidly changing world, including the ability to think creatively, solve real-world problems, make effective arguments, and engage in debates.
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