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
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, Sept.14, 2023
- Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023
- Thursday, Jan. 11, 2024
- Thursday, March 7, 2024
- Thursday, May 16, 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!
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!
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!
SilverGraphics Art Shop
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 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 22, 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.
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).
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!