Smith Magnet PTA President's Message:
On behalf of the PTA board, I would like to welcome you all to the Smith Family. I have been a Smith parent since 2019 and have enjoyed being here. I started volunteering at the school after COVID and gradually moved up the ladder from Chair of Dojo Committee to Secretary to the President for 2023-24 school year. This is my way of giving back to the teachers that work so hard to make Smith a fun and safe learning place for our children. I have taught in my past career and have high respect for teachers. We are fortunate to have passionate and loving teachers at Smith that have been teaching for years.
As a Parent Teacher Association (PTA) our mission is to support the school, the staff as well as the students. We have the following committees that work hard throughout the year:
- Fundraising Committee - Organizes restaurant fund raisers, book fair, catalog fundraiser and other events to raise money so PTA can sponsor events for teachers and students
- Teachers Appreciation Committee - Responsible for teacher's lounge snacks, Halloween treats, Holiday party, Valentine's Day treats and Teachers appreciation week
- Dojo Committee - Takes the Dojo cart to Kindergarten through second grades each month for kids to shop from. The committee also hosts monthly parties for third through fifth graders with more than 60 dojo points
- Events Committee - Coordinates the Fall carnival and Field day. This year we are working on adding a spring movie night as well.
In addition, the PTA board also handles the order and sales of the Smith merchandise and yearbook. We are also in the process of getting a spirit rock for our school.
We encourage you to consider volunteering at any events that you are interested or available at. Please do not hesitate to reach me if you have any suggestions. Together, let's make this school year enriching.
Shraddha Shapariya, Smith PTA President