Thursday, October 8, 2020

Monday, August 31, 2020

 Greeting Peter G. Schmidt Families, 

We are so eager to get started in learning in the 2020-2021 school year.  
As stated previously, Tumwater School District has created a Strong Start on September 9th, 10th, and 11th.  The focus of the three days is to equip students and families with the supplies needed for Distance Learning, make connections with PGS staff, and have an individual opportunity to connect individually with your student’s teacher.  
Class Lists are now available via Family Access Skyward and listed on the front window of PGS. 
Wednesday, September 9th, you are assigned a time to pick up your supplies.  Your time and location for pick up is coordinated by your student’s teacher.  Please see the chart below.  We have created  an evening pick up for families who may have conflicts.  If you will need to access that time, please let your student’s teacher know so their supplies are brought to the front of the school at that time.  
8:00-8:30 Pick Up
ThorntonFront (Parent Pick Up Area)
8:30-9:00 Pick Up Session #1
RupkeOld Library (Staff Lot)
GressFront (parent pick up zone)
9:15-9:45 Pick Up Session #2
GillettOld Library (Staff Lot)
HargroveFront (parent pick up zone)
10:00-10:30 Pick Up Session #3
KilloughOld Library (Staff Lot)
KnutzenFront (parent pick up zone)
10:45-11:15 Pick Up Session #4
MailhotOld Library (Staff Lot)
WilsonFront (parent pick up zone)
11:30-12:00 Pick Up Session #5
RobertsOld Library (Staff Lot)
LangfordFront (parent pick up zone)
12:15-12:45 Pick Up Session #6
Merslich Old Library (Staff Lot)
BeamishFront (parent pick up zone)
1:00-1:30 Pick Up Session #7
SwaseyOld Library (Staff Lot)
RichtmyreFront (parent pick up zone)
1:45-2:15 Pick Up Session #8
PearceOld Library (Staff Lot)
YorkFront (parent pick up zone)
2:30-3:00 Pick Up Session #9
ColganOld Library (Staff Lot)
SiminskiFront (parent pick up zone)
3:15-3:45 Pick Up Session #10
CaslerFront (parent pick up zone)
Evening Pick Up (4:30-6:00)
Let your student's teacher Know if you will need to pick up
at this time. Staff will be present, but it may not be their teacher.
Students who Need a later
time slot
Front (parent pick up zone)
If you have multiple students in different grade levels and you want to pick up only once, make arrangements with their teachers on your preferred pick up. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.  
We appreciate your support and look forward to our work together this year.  
It is a Great Day to be an Eagle, 
Kim Doughty

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Welcome Back to School 2020-2021

2020-2021 Welcome Back Letter

Click the link above to view the 2020-2021 welcome back letter!

2020-2021 Welcome Back Letter

Monday, March 4, 2019

Spring Fling Free Family Dance & Silent Auction

Hello PGS PTA Supporters!

We're getting so excited for our upcoming annual silent auction, and even more excited to be bringing back the family dance portion! 

The big event is on Saturday, March 16th from 5:30 pm-8 pm at Peter G. Schmidt Elementary.

We have some fantastic items up for auction this year, including:

-Tickets to Woodland Park Zoo
-Tickets to Wild Waves
-Tickets to Wolf Haven
-Tickets to the Tacoma Rainiers
-Tickets to the Mariners
-Family Passes for Hands On Children's Museum
-Budd Bay Cafe Gift Certificate
-Miss Moffett's Mystical Cupcakes Gift Certificate
-Meconi's Gift Card
-TWO American Girl Dolls

As always, we'll have some amazing baskets put together by the teachers and staff of PGS and great items donated by the vendors who participated in our annual holiday bazaar.  We'll also have grade level art projects up for auction, too, that you won't want to miss! 

We'll also have some fun school experiences up for raffle, including the chance to be Principal for a Day!  Raffle tickets will be $1 each.

The theme for our family dance is Spring Fling, and it's sure to be a fun night for the kids and adults alike!

We'll be selling pizza for $1 per slice, while supplies last, and will have other snacks and drinks available to purchase at concessions throughout the night.

As with all of our PTA events, this event is FREE to attend.  We hope to see all of you there!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

School Year Update & Spring Silent Auction

Hello PGS PTA Friends & Supporters!

It's been a busy year for us so far!  In the month of October we ran both our annual fall fundraiser and our first Box Tops for Education collection drive.  In November we handed out our annual free spirit wear shirts to all students and staff (one of our favorite things we do each year!), ran the school book fair for the first time (and loved it!), and held our biggest Holiday Bazaar to date!  We filled the gym, cafeteria, and entry way with a lot of great vendors who are already excited to come to our holiday bazaar in 2019.  We also held our first free family movie night in December.  So far the 2018-19 school year has been a great one for our organization, and we are getting a lot of great feedback!

Our next big event is our Spring Silent Auction, which will be held on Saturday, March 16th.  This year we'll be holding a free family dance to go along with it.  PGS families can bring their kiddos so they can dance (aka run around with their friends)while the adults can bid on the great stuff we'll have up for auction.  It should be a fun time for all, and will help us raise money to continue our mission to support the school in a variety of ways.

Interested in donating an item or service to our silent auction?  It's not only a great way to promote your business, but is also tax-deductible!  Send us an email at and let us know how you would like to help! 

As always, thanks for being a part of our community, we can't do the things we do for the students and staff of Peter G. without your support!

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

October Box Tops Drive

Our first Box Tops Collection Drive for the 2018-19 school year is starting!

We'll be collecting Box Tops for Education between now and October 26th. Collection pages will be sent home in yellow envelopes on Sept. 27th. Please make sure to check your cabinets and pantries and send in any unexpired Box Tops by October 26th.

And remember to ask family and friends who don't have kiddos in school if they are willing to give you their Box Tops.  Those Box Tops may be small but they add up quickly!

Of course, we love to reward our students for remembering to bring Box Tops in, so for this collection drive the top three classes will each win a popcorn party from the PTA!  Who doesn't love some freshly popped popcorn?  

And remember, only unexpired Box Tops will count towards the total, so please check the expiration dates before sending them in.


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

2018-20 National PTA School of Excellence

The PGS PTA Board is proud to announce that we were selected as a 2018-20 National PTA School of Excellence!  National PTA Schools of Excellence is a recognition program that supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools to enrich the educational experience and overall well-being for all students.  We were one of 12 PTAs in our state to receive this recognition and the only one in our PTA region to earn it.

A huge thanks is owed to our 2017-18 PTA President/2018-19 VP Ashley Sutherland for all her hard work to help us earn this recognition.

Want to be part of our team and help us continue to do amazing things for our school?  Click the "Buy Now" button under the "Join the PTA" heading on the left side of your screen!