Secret Santa Program
What is the SMS Secret Santa Program?

The SMS Secret Santa Program was created to help our less fortunate students during the holiday season. The school PTSO and our Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Watson, purchase gifts for twenty needy SMS students each year.  The program only works with the help of our families who donate.

How will my donation be used?

Your donation will be used to buy the students everyday necessities, including toiletries and basic clothing. Each student is also asked to request one “wish item” which we do our best to accommodate. All the items are assembled into festive gift bags, which are picked up or delivered to the students’ homes.



Stay Informed

Our main form of communication with our families is through email.  Please provide the requested information on the form below if you would like to receive important PTSO updates, volunteer opportunities, class party information, etc.  Your information will be entered into Sign-up Genius by our Volunteer Coordinator, Cher Palmer.  If you have any questions regarding this form or how the email system works, please contact her at SMSPTSOvol@yahoo.com. 

Donation Drive
PTSO conducts an annual donation drive with families donating to our operating budget. Forms are available in the administration building at the front desk and in the PTSO room 110.

Staff Appreciation
PTSO believes in the value of recognizing our teachers and staff  for their hard work. We have different celebration activities and always are looking for help.

Fundraising
In addition to our Annual Donation Drive, PTSO sponsors the Panther Run Jog-A-Thon. This event raises money to support our initiatives.

Renaissance

SMS recognizes and celebrates academic excellence, effective employment skills, and positive behavior. Renaissance creates a culture that honors high academic performance and excellent behavior and encourages all students to strive for the recognition. Students earn a variety of recognition opportunities each nine-week grading period, depending on the criteria they meet. Students earn Renaissance recognition with a grade point average of 3.5 or above.

PTSO Programs

Sarasota Middle School has a strong and supportive PTSO that encourages family involvement. The group coordinates volunteer and family involvement efforts.  Opportunities for helping students include:

  • Book Fair

  • School Advisory Council

  • PALS volunteering and tutoring

  • Renaissance

  • Staff appreciation activities

  • Student dances

  • Panther Run


 
PTSO is for our SMS Students!

Our focus is to raise money for events during the school year that encourage students to excel.  Some of these events include:


Quarterly Renaissance Treats
Renaissance End of Year Celebration
6th Grade Social
8th Grade Breakfast and Yearbook Signing
8th Grade Dance   
Book Fair
SMS “Hoodie” Sweatshirt Sal
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Welcome to the Parent Teacher Student Organization!

How can you support Sarasota Middle School?

Sarasota Middle School PTSO

4826 Ashton road, sarasota, florida  34233