Welcome to the Smallwood Drive PTA

  • Your 2023-2024 PTA Board of Directors

    • Shannon Ragonnet, President
    • Brittany Walker, Treasurer
    • Maggie Klapper, Secretary
    • Whitney Creighton, Membership Chair
    • Colleen White, Communications Chair
    • Carrie Biggar, Grants Chair
    • Mckenzie Kukulka & Rebecca Vujnovic, Fundraising Chairs

    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:

    • Field trips and busing expenses
    • Teacher grants for unique activities and experiences
    • Support for school initiatives + student literacy
    • Stipends for teachers to purchase items for their classroom 
    • PAWS t-shirts for incoming UPK, kindergarten and new students
    • Special Education cooking class and coffee cart
    • Smallwood Drive School Memorial Garden
    • Teacher and Staff appreciation activities
    • Spring activities for all grades
    • Smallwood School apparel
    • 5th Grade Musical
    • 5th Grade Moving Up Day ceremony and after party

    MEETING SCHEDULE
    Attending the SDS PTA meetings is the best way to stay in the know about what’s new and what’s next at Smallwood. All SDS PTA Members are welcome to attend, participate, share ideas…or just listen! 

    PTA meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. in person at the Smallwood library. A Zoom option will also be provided.

    • Thursday, September 14, 2023
    • Thursday, November 2, 2023
    • Thursday, February 29, 2024
    • Thursday, May 9, 2024 

    2023-2024 PTA EVENTS
    Fall Fest 2023
    Friday, October 13, 2023 from 5-8 p.m.
    Fun for the whole family, this annual action-packed event will feature obstacle courses, face painting, fall arts & crafts, teacher raffles, a DJ and dance party, food trucks and so much more!

    Fuel Our Teachers!
    Thursday & Friday, November 30 - December 1, 2023 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!

    Book Fair
    Thursday & Friday, November 30 - December 1, 2023
    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!

    SilverGraphics Art Shop

    March 2024
    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/

    Fuel Our Teachers!  
    Thursday & Friday, March 14-15, 2024 during Parent/Teacher Conferences
    Parent/Teacher Conference time means long days for our teachers. The PTA helps keep them going by providing healthy snacks & 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 22, 2024
    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!

    Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week
    Monday - Friday, May 6-10, 2024
    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 17, 2024 from 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!

    Bi-Annual Fun Run
    Friday, May 31, 2024 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 and staff at this super fun run!

    You may also refer to the Smallwood Drive Elementary School Calendar for more SDS events information.

    GET INVOLVED!

    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).

    FOLLOW US
    Stay up to date on what’s new and what’s next by following the SDS PTA on Facebook


    Thank you! Your support directly strengthens our mission to provide a superior educational and student experience at Smallwood. Go Tigers!