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    Welcome to the Smart's Mill Middle School PTA! 
    To receive information on PTA events
    or become a member, please join us on  smms.ptboard.com .
     
    Questions? Contact us via email: Smmsvapta@gmail.com
     
     
     
       
     
    Welcome to the Smart's Mill Middle School PTA Community!
    Please share your ideas with us. Together, we can better support our students and staff!

     
    SMMS PTA Board for 2020-2021
     
    President: Laurie Hudicek
    VP of Communications: Lisa Gillespie 
    VP of Events: Huyen MacMichael
    Treasurer: Lydia Pellow
    Secretary: Leigh Gamboa
     
    SMMS PTA Chairs:
    Boxtops and Membership Chair: Julie Anderson
    Hospitality/Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs: Kari Murphy and Meredith LeForge
    Spirit Night Coordinator: Lisa Karg
    Spirit Wear Co-Chairs: Lisa Karg and Nicole Reid
    Volunteer Coordinator: Danielle McAdams
     
    6th Grade Activities Representative: Jodi Hooper
    7th Grade Activities Representatives: Christina Brunton and Lisa Petruzzi
    8th Grade Activities Representatives: Lisa Petruzzi and Karyn Price 
     
    Helping Hands: Chris Hunn
    Ruriteen: Karyn Price
    Reflections Contest Co-Chairs: Huyen MacMichael and Laurie Hudicek
    Talent Show Contest Co-Chairs: Laurie Hudicek and Huyen MacMichael
    Virtual Events (formerly Bingo) Chair: Norma Briggs and Megan Stahl Smith
     
    Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Representative: Katie Rosenbrook
    Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC) Representative: Sara Monteleone 
     
    Open positions:
    SEAC and MSAAC second representatives
    Fundraising Chair
    School Store Chair
    Get Smart 5K Chair

     

    Contact us via email: Smmsvapta@gmail.com 


     

    Smart's Mill MS Get Smart 5K April 23- May 4 Virtual 5K Run/Walk Register: tinyrul.com/GetSmart5K Donate: www.funrun.com

    Mavericks,

    Our Get Smart Virtual 5K & Fun Run Challenge kicked off today, and we are thrilled about this year’s program! This event, which runs from April 23 to May 4, 2021, is an important annual fundraiser for Smart’s Mill. This year, we’ve asked the experts at Boosterthon to help make our fundraising simpler, more profitable, and more fun.

    We are inviting everyone in our school community to help us raise funds for programs promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our goal is to raise $5000. If you’d like to, we are inviting YOU to help! 

    Here’s how you can support Smart's Mill Middle School:

    1. Register for the Get Smart Virtual 5K and complete it by May 4, 2021 to compete for a trophy or medals in your age bracket. This event is open to everyone! You’ll also receive a race T-shirt and entry in the 5K raffle. The individual entry fee for the 5K is $25 and $15 for each additional family member.

    2. Mavericks Get Smart 5K Stampede Smart's Mill Middle School logo in blues and white
    3. Smart’s Mill students are invited to participate in the Get Smart Fun Run Challenge and commit to run one mile or more before May 4, 2021. Register with Boosterthon (www.funrun.com) and invite family members and friends to sponsor your student in the Fun Run Challenge. Registration is free and students who raise funds will earn chances to win prizes in our Fun Run raffles. The more they raise, the more chances to win prizes and gift cards! Students attending school in the building will be able to complete the Fun Run Challenge during PE class; distance learning students can complete one or more miles on a route of their choosing.  

    4. Whether your student is competing in the Get Smart 5K or participating in the Fun Run Challenge, register them on FUNRUN.COM to make getting sponsors a breeze!  Go to www.funrun.com and search for Smart’s Mill Middle School or enter the registration code 194964. Then, use FUNRUN.COM to log donations for your student(s). Reach out to family and friends by sharing your Student’s Pledge Page. 

    With FUNRUN.COM's smart sharing tools, reaching out to sponsors is easier than ever. The easiest way to get donations is to simply click the Facebook share button on your student’s pledge page. With a few clicks you can also create a custom Student Star Video to share on social media. You can also use the Easy Emailer to connect with friends and family. 

    As you gather donations, be sure to record each sponsor’s e-mail address so they have the opportunity to easily pay for your student’s pledge online via credit card.

    Please contact us at smmsvapta+GetSmart5K@gmail.com if you have any questions.  

    Regardless of financial participation, thank you for supporting our school!

    Sincerely,

    Smart's Mill Middle School PTA

     Smart's Mill Middle School PTA logo everychild. one voice in black


     

    Mavericks Get Smart 5K Stampede Smart's Mill Middle School logo

    Run/Walk This Way to sign up for the 2021 Get Smart 5k Stampede! This is our 13th year and our first year as a virtual 5K. 

     All PTBoard registrants will receive event T-shirts and participate in raffles for gift cards and prizes. Winners in each age bracket will receive trophies and medals.

    Registration fees are $25/person and $15 for additional family members. Registrants will receive event RUN SMMS T-shirts and participate in raffles for gift cards and prizes. 

     Our goal is to raise $5,000 for school enrichment programs and events promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Anyone can enter the 5K Stampede, but SMMS students and staff who participate can also ask family and friends to sponsor them with pledges and donations.

    Maverick parents and staff, after you register yourself and/or your child for the race on PTBoard https://smms.ptboard.com/formvw?store=1817&form=8 , then head over to Boosterthon (www.funrun.com)  to get started collecting donations and pledges! Boosterthon also has a corporate match program list that may include your employer.

    We will be raffling off Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and other gift cards for students and staff who are able to secure different levels of pledges and donations.

     

    If you have any questions, please email us at SMMSVAPTA+GetSmart5k@gmail.com.

    Get set to RUN, SMMS!

    Two red horizontal bars with RUN SMMS in between in the style of Run DMC

    Register Now 

     

     

      


    Teacher Appreciation Week at SMMS is May 3-7!

    If you would like to show appreciation for your child's teachers and all the wonderful staff at SMMS, please contribute to our Gift Card Giveaway!
    We need 140 donated gift cards - any monetary amount accepted ($10 and above) and from any vendor, any retailer (food, grocery, retail chains, etc.).
     
    Please sign up to contribute to the Gift Card Giveaway: https://smms.ptboard.com/sgnvw
     
    Thank you for supporting our dedicated teachers and staff!
    If you have any questions please email: mlefforge@aol.com
     
    Smarts Mill MS Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-7 sign up to give gift cards and donate for Fiesta Breakfast. Good Vibes. Ole!

      

     


      

    Mavericks, we are so happy to share that we have two local restaurants lined up for your Spirit Night convenience and enjoyment on Thursday, February 25th.

    Before you settle in to watch Mavericks Got Talent on YouTube at 6:30, grab some wood fired pizza from Fireworks.

    Craving tacos instead? Pre-order your meal kit from Moe's by 4PM (or just swing by 5-9 PM and order off the menu). 

    Don't forget to show the ad or mention SMMS when you order! 

     


    Announcing: Mavericks Got Talent, Virtual Edition!

    On Thursday Feb 25th at 6:30 PM, Maverick students are competing for cash prizes and trophies, but guess what? Teachers and staff are also joining in the fun! 

    Students who tune in to watch the YouTube premiere can vote for their favorite teacher act. One lucky voter will get an SMMS MGT swag bag just like the performers but without the performing part!

    Links to the student voting form and the YouTube premiere will be posted on our Smarts Mill Middle School Families FB group and on the Schoology Smart's Mill PTA Group.

    Thank you to our generous sponsors/partners and our wonderful guest judges (listed with bios on our SMMS PTA Facebook page)

     


    Congratulations to SMMS and Loudoun CountyStudents who won the Reflections Contest at the Hunt District level- they will move on to State level! 

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    Reflections Contest Winners announced with the Honor Roll Awards Ceremony on December 22nd. See Mr. Waldmnan's Maverick memo for all awards ceremony videos.

     


     

    Giving Warmth Coat Drive

    Thank you for all the donations of coats and winter gear for our local families!

    Thank you to our compassionate staff and parent liaison for coordinating this effort!

     
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    Email Parent Liaison Carla Amon if you have questions or comments
     
     

      

    Holiday Teacher Appreciation Drive

    Thank you for all the teacher appreciation donations! Our teachers and staff LOVED them and every staff member at SMMS received a gift card.

    Special shout out to our terrific Teacher Appreciation/Hospitality Chairs: Kari Murphy and Meredith LeForge for organizing it all!


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