Our Mission

Snoqualmie Middle School PTA promotes the best possible outcomes for students of SMS through collaborative work with the staff, students, and families at our school

What We Strive to Do

  • Empower families to be involved in their child's school experience

  • Support teachers and staff in maintaining the highest educational standards, a comprehensive curriculum, and a positive learning environment

  • Engage students to ensure that they are included, respected, and have the best middle school experience possible

  • Advocate for student success, emotional well-being, and safety

  • Provide a Parent Teacher Association in good standing with the Washington State PTA, of which all families and staff are welcome and encouraged to be members

How We Plan to Do It

Goals to Empower Families

    • Provide clear, concise, and timely information to the SMS community through our presence at school events, our website, social media accounts, email, and paper flyers
      • Welcome Packet
      • Calendar of Events
      • Newsletters
      • Staff, School, and District contact information
    • Participate in a back-to-school orientation event, together with SMS/SVSD Staff and ASB, by providing volunteers and funding
    • Host Pastries with the Principal, a meet and greet event for families with the SMS Principal
    • Present PTA General membership meetings
    • Offer parent learning forums on topics of pressing concerns, which may include student social/emotional health, safety, academic development, making healthy choices, or school updates
    • Sponsor and organize an all-school Family Night
    • Provide parents with volunteer opportunities to perform a variety of tasks at school and school events
    • Implement a WatchDOGS® Program at SMS to provide fathers or father-figures an opportunity to volunteer to assist at school, including monitoring the school entrance and common areas, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, or monitoring the lunch room

Goals to Support Teachers and Staff

    • Grant funds
      • to teachers to support classroom needs
      • and/or to other licensed or classified staff to enrich the learning environment
    • Support teachers on move-in/classroom setup day and on curriculum night by providing meals, snacks and volunteer assistance with tasks
    • Donate funds for learning experiences
    • Donate funds for academic goal support
    • Participate in organizing and implementing a Bookfair, together with SMS staff, which will raise funds to support the SMS library
    • Provide limited staff PTA membership scholarships

Goals to Engage Students

    • Sponsor and Organize one or more student dances, including providing chaperones and entertainment
    • Sponsor and Organize an 8th Grade Celebration at the culmination of 8th grade and before promoting to High School
    • Participate in a back-to-school orientation event, together with SMS/SVSD Staff and ASB, by providing volunteers and funding
    • Offer for sale school Spiritwear
    • Coordinate a Hoop-a-Thon fall fundraiser, including student participation, which will be the main fundraiser to support our PTAs work for the year
    • Communicate regularly with the ASB Advisor and/or Officers to learn about other opportunities to work together

Goals to Advocate for Students

    • Meet regularly with the SMS Administration for two-way communication regarding school happenings, where support can be offered, procedure updates, staffing updates, student and family concerns, facility enhancements, emergency drills, and other areas in which collaboration between the school and families will benefit students
    • Maintain awareness of SVSD comprehensive plans by either attending, watching recordings of, or reading the minutes of School Board meetings
    • Actively engage and listen to the student and family community of SMS to determine if/when advocacy should become necessary with SMS administration, the SVSD staff, the school board, or beyond



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