Welcome to a new year of school and a new year of PTA.
If this is your first year at Stillwater Middle School, we would like to extend a very warm welcome to each of you. If you are a seasoned SMS family, we know that you are as excited as we are to be starting the school year up again. Whether a new PTA member or a returning member, we thank you for your contributions, time, and commitment to our organization, our teachers, and most importantly, our students! As a member of the SMS PTA, you are a voice for our kids and part of the largest child advocacy program in the world. It really is a rewarding experience!
We look forward to continuing the working partnership we have established with our amazing principal, Eric VanScoy and our wonderful teachers and staff. We will continue to provide an excellent learning experience for our children with the support of our members. We encourage each and every one of you to become a part of our team!
Our mission of the PTA - to positively impact the lives of children and families. Together at Stillwater Middle School, we support this mission through our wide-ranging efforts by supporting school and district programs, supporting the school community through family events, and giving direct help to the teachers and staff at SMS.
You can support the SMS PTA by:
Join the PTA - By becoming a member you will receive voting rights at PTA meetings and help support our mission.
Volunteering - Share your talents with our school. By getting involved, you’ll be part of the solution, helping to make positive change.
Donating - Provide resources and time needed for our school events.
Mark Your Calendar...
Amazon Prime Days are coming! Shop to support our school.
Shop Smile.Amazon.com and you can make a difference while you shop the Amazon Prime Day deals on October 13 & 14. Simply shop at Smile.Amazon.com/ch/47-5132289 or with AmazonSmile turned ON in the Amazon Shopping app and AmazonSmile donates to Stillwater Middle School PTA.
If you are not already an AmazonSmile supporter, using a web browser please go to Smile.Amazon.com/ch/47-5132289 and search for Stillwater Middle School PTA to select as your charity to start generating donations when you shop, at no cost to you.
How to turn on AmazonSmile in the mobile app. Open the app and find ’Settings’ in the main menu (☰). Tap on ‘AmazonSmile’ and follow the on-screen instructions to turn on AmazonSmile on your phone.
Thank you for your support.
Unity Week is October 19 - 23, 2020
Get involved to PREVENT BULLYING and PROMOTE KINDESS, ACCEPTANCE and INCLUSION in our schools, communities and online. Wear orange to show your support, especially on Wednesday, October 21 (Unity Day).
The PTA is hosting a Unity Day Design Contest.
Calling for all SMS students to design a mask, chalk drawing on your driveway/sidewalk, or other “free form” creation that shows what it means to be intentional with acts of kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. Don’t forget to include the Unity Day color (ORANGE) into your design.
Submit a picture of your creation to the SMS PTA email address: email@example.com during the week of October 19 – 23 for a chance to win great prizes. Your email should include “Unity Day – Grade X” (either 6, 7, 8 or GATE 4 or 5) as the subject line, your name (first and last) and a comment about your inspiration for the design and hope for Unity Day. Winners will be announced on October 30.
Note that any entries submitted may be displayed on the SMS or PTA social media sites and may also be published in the 2020-21 yearbook. Good luck, be kind and have fun!
Next PTA Meeting
When: November 4
Time: 7 PM
Location: Online (Zoom)
Hope you can join us...
Learn what the PTA does for your students (grades 6-8 and GATE) and the school/staff and how you can become involved. We look forward to seeing some new faces!
Unity Day - October 23, 2019
Our 2019 Unity Day celebration was a success! We raised over $12,000 to help fund our school's programs and teacher/classroom grants. Thank you Andy Olson (our PE teacher for organizing the event, to everyone that purchased raffle tickets and to our event sponsors:
Leading Edge Outdoor Services
Aamodt's Apple Farm
Lake Elmo Bank
Elementary Halloween Celebration -
October 25, 2019
Thank you SMS National Junior Honor Society for hosting a spooktacular event for students in elementary school and Early Childhood. The night consisted of trick or treating, spooky games, face paint, henna tattoos, a cookie monster walk, Acapulco dinner, and two Halloween movies.