SMS’s Early Bird “Teaser” Auction is Open!

SMS’s Early Bird “Teaser” Auction is Open!

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The online auction is the PTA’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Our goal this year is to raise $50,000, proceeds from which will go to support integral activities such as dance and language instruction, supplies for classroom teachers, technology upgrades and start-up equipment for the high school. In preparation for this year’s big event—that will take place in March 2018—we’re once again rallying our community via Teaser Auction Items. Our goal is to get everyone into an auction mindset: Start thinking about what you might want to donate/solicit (we ask one item/family), bid on our teaser items, join the fun and raise money for our school! https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=295582918
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SMS Recognized as a Reward School for the 5th year

SMS Recognized as a Reward School for the 5th year

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SMS has been recognized as a Reward School for the fifth year. This distinction is given to schools who are among the top performing schools or schools that show greatest growth in student performance in New York State. Congratulations our students, parents, as well as our committed staff for working tirelessly to support our students. Here is link to the complete press release: State Reward School List Congratulations SMS!
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PTA Dues

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Our Dues Month is not over yet! Thank you all for your contributions, we are doing well, but over 50% of families have not contributed yet! To make your contribution, click here! 1st grade parents Ann and Tommy Wazelle have honored us with another video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Tz5_XeBBEc&feature=youtu.be
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A Talk with Katie “Music and Academics Work Hand in Hand at Upper West Side School”

A Talk with Katie “Music and Academics Work Hand in Hand at Upper West Side School”

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DNA Info: Emily Frost, October 3, 2016 Principal Katie Banucci-Smith has her dream job. A child musician who attended a music conservatory for college and went on to sing opera before falling into teaching, Banucci-Smith heads the Special Music School. The K-12 public school at 129 W. 67th St. perfectly marries her two passions and does that for students as well, she said. DNA: What are you looking for in selecting the 15 students for your kindergarten class? We're not looking to pick someone, we're looking to find a match. We're looking to find people that really want to do this and kids that seem to have an aptitude for doing it. We try to build diverse classrooms. Some have parents that are in the field, some don't have parents that are in…
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