Welcome to the Smallwood Drive PTA
Your 2022-2023 PTA Board of Directors
- Carlos Zuniga, President, SDSPTAChair@gmail.com
- Shannon Ragonnet, Vice President, SDSPTAVP@gmail.com
- Brittany Walker, Treasurer, SDSTreasurer300@gmail.com
- Kara Eyre, Secretary, SDSPTASecretary@gmail.com
- Heather Morrison, Fundraising Chair, VPSDSFundraising@gmail.com
- Carrie Biggar, Grants Chair, SDSPTAGrants@gmail.com
- Whitney Creighton, Membership Chair, SDSPTAMembership@gmail.com
- Colleen White, Communications Chair, SDSPTAComms@gmail.com
WHAT WE DO
The Smallwood Drive School PTA is dedicated to supporting Smallwood students, teachers, and staff. The PTA funds new programs & activities, initiatives, and enhancements to the current curriculum, and we work closely with our school district leaders to make this happen. Becoming a Smallwood PTA Member financially supports these goals.
Here are a few examples of programs that are made possible by the PTA Membership fee and our fundraising events:
- Teacher Grants (allowing teachers to request funds for unique activities or experiences)
- Teacher Stipends (providing each teacher with a small stipend to purchase items for their classroom)
- Field Trips and Busing expenses
- 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony
- 5th Grade Play
- Teacher and Staff Appreciation Activities
- Beck’s Cooking Class and Coffee Cart
- Smallwood Drive Elementary School Memorial Garden
- Amherst Tigers Apparel Sales
- PAWS Shirts for incoming kindergartners and new students
PTA meetings are at 6:30 p.m. in person at the Smallwood School Library (a Zoom option will also be provided)
Nov. 16, 2022 - Guest speaker Superintendent Panella
Jan. 11, 2023
March 22, 2023
May 24, 2023
2022-2023 FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Bi-Annual Fun Run
Friday, Sept. 30, 2022 - Throughout the school day
This is a healthy fundraiser focused on raising money for every completed lap around our school. Come celebrate with us and cheer on our Smallwood students & staff at this super fun run!
Fall Fest 2022
Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, 5-8 p.m.
Fun for the whole family, this annual action-packed event will feature obstacle courses, face painting, teacher raffles, a DJ + dance party, food trucks, and so much more!
Fuel Our Teachers!
Thursday & Friday, Dec. 1-2, 2022 | During Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conference time means long days for our teachers. The PTA helps keep them going by providing healthy food and snacks. We will provide a SignUpGenius link for those who would like to participate!
Scholastic Book Fair
Thursday & Friday, Dec. 1-2, 2022
Looking for a holiday gift for your child's teacher, or just want to help build a classroom library? Shop at the Smallwood Drive School Book Fair!
Fuel Our Teachers!
Thursday & Friday, March 2-3, 2023 - During Parent/Teacher Conferences
Parent/Teacher Conference time means long days for our teachers. The PTA helps keep them going by providing healthy snacks and meals. We will provide a SignUpGenius link for those who would like to participate!
The Annual Smallwood Sing-Off and Ice Cream Social
Friday, March 10, 2023 - 2 SHOWS: 6 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
So you think your teacher has talent?!? Come see the SDS faculty and staff perform! This family-fun event will include your favorite teachers rocking out your favorite hits followed by an ice cream social after the show!
SilverGraphics Art Shop
March 15-31, 2023
SilverGraphics is a unique art fundraiser that commemorates student artwork and supports the mission of our PTA. Smallwood families can treasure products customized with their children’s artwork. Every one-of-a-kind keepsake celebrates creativity and serves as a lasting tribute to each child’s artistic accomplishment. Stay tuned for details, but to learn more visit https://www.silvergraphics.com/
Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
Monday - Friday, May 1-5, 2023
Featuring a catered lunch, gift card raffle, homemade signs, sidewalk chalk decor - and more! - this is our week to say THANK YOU to each teacher and staff member for making Smallwood School GREAT!
An Evening with the Arts
Friday, May 19, 2023 - 5-8 p.m.
This outdoor event will feature vocal performances from our Smallwood Singers, an art room installation, library activities, food trucks, and MORE!
You may also refer to the Smallwood Drive Elementary School Calendar for more SDS events information.
Here are a few easy ways for you to get involved and enhance your child’s Smallwood experience.
JOIN the Smallwood Drive PTA by visiting the Smallwood PTA Membership page on MemberHub.
- Why join? Funds from the Membership fee directly impacts the ways in which we are able to enhance the learning experience for all children attending Smallwood. Being a part of the PTA is a great way to be in the know about what’s new and what’s next at Smallwood.
- Don’t worry! Becoming a member does not require you to volunteer. When volunteer opportunities arise, we will email the Membership and you can sign up if your schedule permits!
DONATE to the PTA by becoming a member and adding a donation to your membership -OR- by making an open donation here.
ATTEND each SDS PTA meeting (see meeting dates above!).
VOLUNTEER at our events! (more details to come as each event date approaches.).
For more information about the Smallwood Drive PTA, please contact PTA President, Carlos Zuniga, at SDSPTAChair@gmail.com.
Thank you! Your support directly strengthens our mission to provide a superior educational and student experience at Smallwood. Go Tigers!