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“journey through SIMONdsland” WALK-A-THON

SMTF’s 2019 Walk-A-Thon fundraiser is off to a solid start! We are now extending online registration to October 16th!*

Register for Walk-A-Thon and donate today!

Together we can ensure the existence of an excellent music and technology program at Simonds!

* Support weekly music classes

* Support grade level musicals

* Support the choir, band, and orchestra programs

* Support the use of up-to-date computers, tablets, and educational programs!

Also please continue to think of reaching out to friends and families for WAT pledges and donations. Remember while every student is welcome to participate, it is highly encouraged for each student to raise $85 or more to help us meet our fundraising goal. Remember individual and class prizes will be awarded for the number of laps walked and most money raised!

See you at the Simondsland track on Friday, October 18th from 3-6pm! Join the fun, the fitness, and the good times. Delicious food will be available for purchase including Amato’s pizza and the Yogurtland, Tacos Los Jarochos, Waffles Amore food trucks. Enjoy some great music! Create some great memories with your Simonds Community!

* Please be aware that t-shirt sizes will be limited and t-shirt availability will not be guaranteed the longer you wait. So secure your student’s shirt and size today!

See you at the Simondsland track on Friday, October 18th from 3:00 - 6:00 pm!

Click here for more WAT info and to register/pledge!

Thank you to Peter Keyashian, Linda Wung, and Darrell Sutijono for leading the Walk-A-Thon student assemblies!


Our amazing Simonds Teachers and Ms. Metz have created fun experiences for your student in a small group setting. Now is your chance to offer the special gift of quality time to your child with their teacher and/or Ms. Metz.

Also returning is the popular online auction! This is your chance to bid on some great items. Reserve your musical, band, choir, and string performance seats with VIP seating. Your student can possibly watch “Frozen 2,” decorate Gingerbread men, play games with the teachers, and more! Other auction items include reserved school performance seats, a family portrait session, and Almaden Valley and Racquet club memberships!

Instructions on how to bid and further details will be announced on Monday, October 14th via a White Envelope flyer and at this link.

walk-a-thon volunteers needed

Being a school-wide event, Walk-A-Thon is in need of parents, middle school, and high school volunteers! Hourly shifts are available and the duties vary. Find an option to suit you best. Sign up to volunteer today!


Thank you Simond's community, for your generous donations to our Direct Drive Campaign. We were able to raise over $48,000! Your support for music and technology at Simonds will ensure the continuation of our programs. THANK YOU!!

We accept donations all year long!

  • Donate online now.

  • Mail a check payable to SMTF to the Simonds Music and Technology Foundation, 6515 Grapevine Way, San Jose, CA 95120.

  • Stop by Simonds Elementary School office during school hours with your donation.

What is SMTF?

SMTF stands for Simonds Music and Technology Foundation. It is a unique organization to Simonds and was created in the early 2000’s by a dynamic group of parents who wanted music and technology to be a priority at Simonds. Year after year, SMTF bridges the gap in funding from the district by directly funding the music and technology programs at Simonds.

SMTF’s mission is to enable the growth of existing, and the creation of new music and technology educational programs for all Simonds students. The programs supported by SMTF enhance our students’ academic and artistic experience at Simonds and provide them with the tools that will help them succeed in middle school and beyond.

What does SMTF fund and support for all Simonds students?


  • Shared Chromebooks carts for 1 grade

  • Education Software for all grades

  • Chromebook carts for each 2 , 3 and 4 grade classes (1:1)

  • MacBook Air laptops for each 5 grade student

  • Docu Cameras and projector bulbs

  • Computer accessories

Learn about our technology programs here.


  • Weekly music classes from TK-5 grade

  • Grade level musicals, including costumes and backdrop

  • Simonds’ Choir program

  • Beginner and Advanced Band program

  • Beginner and Advanced Strings program

Learn about our music programs here.

We Need Volunteers!

SMTF is looking for volunteers for these positions:

  • President

  • Treasurer

  • Vice-President of Fundraising

  • Gala and Auction Chairperson

Support SMTF and sign up to volunteer today! Email us at

NEW changes to extracurricular music programs

SMTF is excited to announce that our Simonds Band, Strings and Choir Groups will now be offered as after school programs!

The program will begin the week of September 9th from 3:15 - 4:15 pm, including early out Tuesdays.

Mr. Ron Bowman will teach the full band on Tuesdays, woodwinds on Thursdays and brass/percussion on Fridays.

Mr. Scott Krijnen will teach strings on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Mr. Corey Miller will teach choir on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Click here for details.

moms night out & poker night - a success!

Thank you to those who attended Moms Night Out and Poker Night. We hope you had a fabulous time supporting SMTF! A Special Thank You to our hosts and organizers. We Salute You!

Moms Night Out: Julie Boncher and Michelle Stanley

Poker Night: Condit, Stanley, Pifferini, and Vado families

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SMTF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

Our Tax ID is 77-0572986.