Welcome to Smoke and Scales for 2011-12!

For the 2011-12 school year, parents Phaedra HiseJoan Yates, and Jay Alexander will be coordinating the publication of Smoke and Scales to keep the Maggie Walker community informed on a weekly basis. However, bringing you the latest information requires input from faculty, staff, students, parents, and alumni. We look forward to posting your Dragon news and encourage you to read the Smoke and Scales FAQ below.

Although a new team of volunteer parents is in place, we would not have made it this far without the generous assistance of outgoing editors Jen Chambers and Wendy Shannon. We cannot thank them enough for their tireless dedication to Maggie Walker and Smoke and Scales.

Notice a new banner and color scheme? In keeping with tradition, the Smoke and Scales editing team selected a new banner design from entries submitted by Maggie Walker students. Congratulations and thanks to Allison Owens '14, whose design appears above and will lead Smoke and Scales through the new school year.


What is Smoke and ScalesSmoke and Scales is the Maggie Walker community's weekly electronic newsletter, designed to keep students, parents, faculty, and subscribed alumni in touch with school and community events. It is a totally volunteer effort, coordinated and edited by parents. Every Tuesday when school is in session, new articles are posted on the Smoke and Scales website. Articles include information regarding fundraisers, PTSA Booster activities, awards, scholarships, community service, volunteer opportunities, and much more.

How can I receive Smoke and ScalesYou may access Smoke and Scales anytime at our website. If you subscribe to our email list, you will receive an email message on Tuesdays with a link to the website. If you would like to subscribe to our email list, click here.

Who can submit articles to Smoke and Scales?  We welcome news and information from faculty, school administrators, parents, and students. In keeping with PTSA guidelines, Smoke and Scales does not accept  ads from vendors.

How can I submit an article to Smoke and ScalesSubmit text and/or photos via email to smokeandscales@gmail.com no later than Friday for inclusion in the following Tuesday's issue of Smoke and Scales. The preferred format for photos or graphics is jpg. While we reserve the right to edit submissions as needed, we appreciate articles submitted EXACTLY as you would like them published.

Who can I contact about Smoke and Scales? Contact us at smokeandscales@gmail.com with any questions or comments.

Got news? Let us hear from you!