You Rock: Samantha Smith Elementary PTSA

Samantha Smith Elementary PTSA You Rock award

Samantha Smith Elementary PTSA was awarded LWPTSA Council’s You Rock Award at the October 2020 general member meeting. They earned the award for promoting community spirit and engagement. Here is a summary of their events and activities:

  • Designed custom 1st day of school signs for each grade level to print, color, and post on Facebook.
  • Created a “Corona Rock Garden” in front of the redressed board where the community can decorate rocks and spread joy! 
  • Parents chalked the school to show appreciation for teachers. 
  • Created a “Dolphin Strong” logo. The kids were given jelly bracelets and the teachers will receive shirts with the logo.
  • Posted teacher signs to welcome staff back to school in the fall.
  • Held virtual spirit weeks and posted pictures on Facebook.
  • Purchased a new mascot costume, held a naming contest, and will include him in ongoing activities.
  • Sent a message of thanks to Smith staff and received a response in return.

To nominate a PTSA for a You Rock! Award contact Tanya at