Parents' Association

January 2017

Dear SMS Families,

Happy New Year, friends! We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and are ready to kick off 2017!

We hope you will join us on Tuesday, January 24th at 7:30 p.m. in the school library for our next Parents' Association meeting to hear all of the details for our busy months ahead!

In the meantime, Coins for Kids kicked off on Tuesday, January 3rd! Please start sending in your coins for your class canister. This is one of our most competitive fundraisers, with the A and B classes competing for bragging rights as well as some great prizes.  Please help us reach our goal! Please contact Jen Howard at if you have any questions. We'll provide an update on standings at the halfway point!

Invitations for the Father Daughter Dance on Friday, February 3rd have gone home to all our girls.  Event Chair Tammy Lamendola has a magical sweetheart-themed event planned for the girls and their dates.  We know that with the support of the 3rd and 6th grade class sponsors this annual event will be a huge success! If you are interested in helping out, please email Tammy at

Carolyn and John Weiss are chairing the Spring Fling on Friday, March 10th.  This promises to be a lovely adult cocktail reception.  Please look for more information on Class Raffle Baskets to come home later in January.

Online registration ( is now open for our April 1st 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Run! Register before March 12th to take advantage of discounted prices!  In addition to being sponsored by the 2nd and 5th grades, each class has been asked to provide two volunteers to work the day of the event. More details to follow! Questions? Contact Karen and Steve Wagner at

Chaired by Christine Chocko and sponsored by the 4th and 7th grades, the Mother Son Event on Friday, May 5th, will wrap up the year. 

It's going to go fast but we know that with your support we will have great success and reach our goal.

Finally, please help spread the word! The SMS Open House is scheduled for Saturday, January 28th from 1 to 3 p.m. (Please note this is a date change!).  This is a fantastic opportunity to show off our wonderful school to potential newcomers! More details to follow.

Thank you all so much for all of your ongoing support. The success of the Parents' Association is a group effort and is only possibly because of your many contributions - thank you, thank you, thank you!  And, as we kick off the new year, we pray:


Remember us, O God; 

from age to age be our comforter. 

You have given us the wonder of time, 

blessings in days and nights, seasons and years. 

Bless your children at the turning of the year 

and fill the months ahead with the bright hope 

that is ours in the coming of Christ. 

You are our God, living and reigning, for ever and ever. 



Best wishes to all and God Bless for 2017,

Megan and Chris Reitzel

Parents’ Association Co-Chairs