Below are announcements and calendar items for the week of May 28, 2018. This email is sent out weekly to keep you up to date with activities and information going on at East. This information will also be posted weekly on the SME website.
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Note: Information below is current as of this email. Changes/cancellations could be made at later dates. For the most up-to-date information, click on the links above.
Watch for the summer mailer packet coming to you by the end of June. Important information about Fee Payment, Bus Transportation, PTSA, East Fund, Link Crew, SHARE, All Sports Boosters, and much more!
Fee Payment Information for 2018-19
We have several options for the payment of fees.
Online fee payment will be available around July 20th. All students should plan on visiting during our walk-in dates so that a student I.D. photo and Yearbook photo may be taken.
Mail-in fee payment – Fees can be paid by mailing check and page 3 of registration packet (in the summer mailer) to SME, 7500 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208, Attn: Bookkeeper.
Walk-in payments are scheduled for July 31 (10:00am-2:00pm), August 2 (7:30am – 1:30pm) and August 7 (3:00pm—7:00pm) in the Aux Gym.
Shawnee Mission School District Launches New Website
In mid-June, the Shawnee Mission School District will launch new websites. This launch will include more than 45 new websites, including one for each of the district’s schools and the district headquarters. Our goal is to provide more current, streamlined websites that are easy to navigate. The sites will also be mobile-friendly for phones and tablets. Internal and external focus groups have been conducted with a variety of stakeholders to inform the development of the new websites. There will be focus group members testing the new site during the pilot phase prior to launch. As you can imagine, this is a massive undertaking. We expect there may be some bumps along the way. We will be assisting with any challenges throughout the summer in preparation for school to begin in August. Please look for our new site when it launches at www.smsd.org – and let us know if you have any questions or suggestions by contacting the district Communications office, 913-993-6447. Thank you for your patience as we make this important upgrade
Summer School Information
Summer Lunch Bunch
As we begin planning for summer, food service wanted to share information about the Summer Lunch Bunch program. This program is federally funded and it provides lunch for free for any child ages 1-18 years old. Children do not have to be students in our district to come for lunch. Any child is welcome.
Dates: June 4, 2018 – July 27, 2018 (Closed July 4th)
Locations: Apache Elem, Broken Arrow Elem, Comanche Elem, Crestview Elem, Merriam Park Elem, Nieman Elem, Overland Park Elem, Rising Star Elem, Rosehill Elem, and Shawanoe Elem.
SHARE Renovation Sensation Homes Tour 2018
The planning of the Renovation Sensation Homes Tour 2018 is in full swing! Ren Sen is the only fundraiser that benefits the SHARE program at Shawnee Mission East. SHARE is one of the largest student-led service organizations in the country. Each school year, the student-based SHARE Executive Board chooses more than 40 different charitable projects for SME student to volunteer for within the Kansas City Metro area. SHARE is 100% privately funded and therefore relies solely on the generosity and contributions made by Shawnee Mission East families and our community. The tour date is Wednesday, September 12th 2018 from 10am-7pm. We are so excited for this year's tour where four beautiful homes will be featured. The link is attached for your convenience. There are several sponsorship opportunities, however, any donation will be greatly appreciated and will make an impact on the SHARE program. Please take a moment and donate to this worthy fundraiser. Thank you very much for you generosity.
Alexis Ceule & Susann Ogg, Renovation Sensation Co-Chairs
Michelle Jolles & Julianne Lagerstrom, Renovation Sensation Sponsorship Chairs