Week of 9-9-19

Good evening Sierra Madre Families.  This is Dr. DeBose with an update for the week of September 9,2019.

SMMS Service Club:
We are looking forward to a great year of SMMS Service Club.  Our second meeting will be Monday, September 9th from 1-2:30 in the Library.  Come and learn about all the new and exciting things that are in store for Hawks Helpers this year. Learn about opportunities to help your school, inspiring the Community and helping others.

Gina Long from the Union Station Homeless Shelter will be the guest speaker as well as some already lined up guests to discuss various volunteer opportunities. The criteria for earning the Presidential Volunteer Service Award will be discussed. Here is the link if you’d like to learn more https://www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/the-award

PARENTS, we would love to have your help at future meetings:  Sept. 9, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, Dec. 9, Jan. 13, Feb. 3, Mar. 2, Apr. 13, and May 4 or donate a snack.  Please visit the SMMS Service Club genius page to sign-up to help or bring snacks. Snacks can be dropped off with Ms. Pat in the office on Monday before the meeting.  http://smmsserviceclub.wixsite.com/smmsserviceclub

Additionally, if you haven't paid dues ($20), please either drop your dues in PTSA box in an envelope addressed to Allison Evans, or bring it to the  meeting.  

SMMS Service Club Goal is 3,000 hours this school year!  Please visit the SMMS Service Club Website:  https://www.pusd.us/Page/1273.  Please bring your filled out Log Sheet to our meeting. Log sheets available on both websites above.  Questions? Please email us at SMMSSerivceClub@gmail.com

ELAC Meeting:
Our monthly English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 10, at 8:00 a.m.  The agenda is attached.  

The purposes of the committee are:
To advise the principal and staff in the development of a site plan for English learners and to submit the plan to the School Site Council for consideration of inclusion in the School Plan for Student Achievement.
To assist in the development of the schoolwide needs assessment.
To make parents aware of the importance of regular school attendance.

Annual Fund:
We are entering the third and final week of our Annual Fund Campaign! Thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We are asking each family to give an average of $350 to support their child’s education. Some of us may give more, and some of us may give less, but we can all unite to make our school stronger. We may not all give equal amounts, but we can all make an equal sacrifice. 
Please donate today: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/SMMiddleAnnualFund

School Site Council:
We are looking for parents who wish to serve on the School Site Council.  The school site council is composed of parents, community members, and staff.  The council meets once monthly for the purpose of developing and approving the School Plan for Student Achievement, approving plan related expenditures, providing ongoing review of the plan, and evaluating progress made toward meeting academic achievement goals.  If you are interested in becoming a member of this important school-based committee, please submit your name for nomination by completing the attached School Site Council Nomination Form.  Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, September 11, 2019.  The election will be held soon thereafter.  

School Site Council Training Sessions Coming Soon:
Wednesday, September 18, 5:30 pm, McKinley School Multipurpose Room, 325 S. Oak Knoll Avenue, Pasadena.  
Thursday, September 19, 9:00 am, Education Center, 351 S. Hudson Avenue, Room 229, Pasadena.



Attachments:
 SSC_Nomination_Form.pdf (44.0 KB)
 ELAC_September_2019_Agenda_-_English.pdf (277.6 KB)
 ELAC_September_2019_Agenda_-_Spanish.pdf (235.3 KB)