Hey Parents! Welcome to a new school year at SEM! We anticipate an exciting year and are introducing a new opportunity for parents to socialize while getting to know our wonderful principal, Ms. Huitt. We will be hosting "Parent Coffees" the first Friday of each month.
The first "Parent Coffee" will be held on Friday, September 11, 2015 from 8:00-9:00 am in Rm 211. We are asking parents to donate light breakfast items for this event. Coffee and tea will be available. Please come out to hear from our principal regarding school updates and coming events. It will be an awesome way to get to know our principal better, while also getting to know other parents! We look forward to seeing you!
Reflections is now a PTSA Member benefit
The Reflections program is open to all SEM students if the student or at least one person from their primary household is a current member of our SEM PTA before submitting an entry.
The 2015-2016 Reflections theme is Let Your Imagination Fly.
Reflections is a fabulous PTSA program.
Reflections is PTSA's signature arts program. The arts — and the Reflections Program — support student success and serve as a valuable tool for building strong partnerships in our school community. Celebrate arts learning in our SEM school community with Reflections.
Reflections provides opportunities for students to create art for fun and recognition. Students in preschool through grade 12 are encouraged to create and submit works of art in six areas: dance choreography, film production, literature, musical composition, photography, and the visual arts (which includes drawing, painting, print making, and collage). No experience is required.
Students submit entries by our SEM deadline. Our PTSA will judge the entries, present local awards and submit the advancing entries in each category to the council. Entries are judged at the local, council, state and national PTA levels.
Key dates: SEM entry deadline: October 30, 2015 Trinity Council entry deadline: TBA (usually early December)
Students may enter any or all of the six art categories. Multiple entries within a single arts category is permitted. Each entry must be the original work of one student and created specifically for the Reflections program based on the national theme. Each entry must also conform to the guidelines developed by the National PTA.
Register your SEM family. It's easy to join, just go to the PTSA website and click the link:
You can still purchase a 2014-15 yearbook!
We have over 30 books still available. Please pay online or send $35 cash/check in an envelope to put in our PTSA dropbox and we will get a yearbook out to you ASAP. Be sure to label the envelope with your child's name and make sure we know this is a payment for last year's book.
Next year's books is already on sale via our website!
New this year... Advertisements! These can be purchased by family, friends, students, or businesses! We will be sending out details about this in the coming weeks, but please start thinking about the ad you'd like to create!
If your child would like to join the yearbook staff, we welcome them! Our first meeting will be in a couple of weeks and will be announced soon.
The PTSA Website requests YOUR input about our school!
New Feature! Give us your thoughts about your child's SEM education!
Also: Tell us what your kids did this summer! Any interesting programs? Job? Internship? Volunteer Service? We'd like to share so that other families can get ideas of what they could plan for next summer.