PUMA PTA NEWS

SAVE THE DATE!

Wednesday, June 1st from 5-9 PM: SPMS Spirit Night at Gelati Celesti!

The PTA will receive 20% of the proceeds from sales that evening!

We hope to see you there!

 

Congratulations to Carrie Sweeney and Laura Wilkinson

SPMS Volunteers of the Year! 

Thank you! We appreciate everything you do for our school!

SPMS Logo Design Contest!!

Purpose:

SPMS is looking for a new logo that will be used for the web site, printed matter, T-shirts, and more.  SPMS’s mascot is a Puma and the school colors are red and black.

Guidelines:

  • The logo should be a Puma or some version of our school letters, SPMS.
  • The logo MUST be original work of the submitter
  • The logo may be created using pencils, crayons, markers, and paint, but no 3D materials such as glitter or stickers. Also, the logo may be made with a computer drawing program, but of course all images must be original
  • Submission Deadline: May 1, 2016.

 Participation:

The competition is open to all SPMS students

Submission Format:

Each logo must be emailed to spmspta@hotmail.com  with Official Entry Form.  If hand written logo’s, they must be turned into front office by end of a school day 5/1/16 with an Official Entry form.

Judging:

A committee comprised of the school Principal, select teachers and some PTA members will be judging. The committee will narrow down the initial entries to the top three logos and they will be displayed on the school website.

Copyright Assignment:

Short Pump Middle School will acquire ownership of the winning logo by assignment of copyright, and the winning designer will disclaim any trademarks and without limitation all other rights related to the design.   The designer also certifies that the logo does not infringe upon the rights of any third party and that it does not violate any copyright.

Prize:

One winner will receive:

  • Use of the logo by the school
  • A selection of gifts featuring the new logo
  • Artistic credit and mention in the SPMS School Blast and on the school website
  • $50.00 gift certificate

Fill out application below!

SPMS Logo Design Contest Details and Entry

 

CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS! 

We have 12 open positions on our 2016-17 PTA Board. If you are interested in helping influence the future of SPMS, please consider one of the following open positions. We meet for 1 hour each month in the evenings.

VP Communication

Secretary

Treasurer

Lay Advisory

County Council

Committees

Technology Advisor (new)

Grade Liaisons (new, if there is interest)

2017 8th Grade Dance Co chairs

Programs

Ways and Means

Hospitality (2 positions)

If interested or to make a referral, please send an email to spmspta@hotmail.com.

 

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 SPMS Reflections Program Winners!

Max R. (8th grade)- 1st place in Literature at SPMS, 2nd place in Henrico County
Chelsea W. (6th grade)- 1st place in Photography at SPMS, 2nd place in Henrico County
Zen L. (8th grade)- 1st place in Visual Arts at SPMS

Great job on all of your hard work! We are so proud of you!

One School, One Theme

The Short Pump PTA Board is pleased to announce that we were able to meet our goal to fund the “One School, One Theme” literature project and purchase enough books for each of our 782 students at SPMS. Thank you to those who joined and donated to the PTA. We could not have met our goal without you!

The SPMS PTA Dr. Mark E. Chamberlain Scholarship

SPMS PTA Dr. Mark E. Chamberlain Scholarship Information & Form

In 2014, The Dr. Mark E. Chamberlain Scholarship was established to honor Dr. Chamberlain’s long term commitment to Short Pump Middle School.  Each year, the PTA will award three scholarships to former Short Pump Middle Students in the amount of $500 each.

Please click on the tab above labeled the Dr. Mark E. Chamberlain Scholarship for further details and requirements needed to apply for this scholarship.

 

2015-2016 PTA Direct Donation and Membership Drive

We welcome new members all year!

SPMS Membership and Direct Donation Form 2015-2016

A huge Thank You so much to the Silver and Gold Direct Donation Donors!

Golden Puma Level Donors ($100 or greater):

Kevin Blankenship
Katie and Matt Bradshaw
JB Bryan
Leigh Burns
Margee and Sean Clancy
Julie Cloninger and Him Yang
Tricia Coffman
Juliet and Robert Escobar
Amy and Randy Foy
Laura and Chuck Harms
Larry Hatch and Marianna Eastwood-Hatch
Sharon and Connie Hill
Troy and Jackie Jamison
James and Melissa Jamison
Elizabeth Johnson and James Cooney
Yun Young Kim and Jong K. Lim
Debbie and Dave Landsnes
Sophia Lee
Lizzy Losi
Michele and Mike Malinsky
Buffy and Patrick Moran
Maggie and Joe Nestlerode
Bob and Kymberly Pectelidis
Eric and Chrissie Perkins
MT and Rob Phillips
Heather and Mike Pote
Tina and Mike Ressler
Steve and Angela Richter
Ilona Sawicki-Kalka
Melinda and John Sliman
Jennifer and Gregg Smith
Molly and Neil Snow
Ann Michele Sweeney
Maria Teves
Sarah and Mark Westmoreland
Laura and David Wilkinson

Silver Puma Level Donors ($75):
Lizzie and Russell Basch
Kathy and Sheldon Bogaz
Michelle and John Bone
Deborah and Edward Boyle
Lana and Shane Burke
Gao Chen and Bei Li
Kristin Coyle
Samantha Davis
Padmalatha and Tirumala Dharanikota
Anna and Matt Gibellato
Julie and Doug Gray
Anna and Jeff Hemp
Cathy Jin and James Yuan
Robin Long
Hui Lu
Kyra and Jon Newman
Judy and Brian Pearson
Premjit and Preeti Sarangi
Krishna and Laxmi Sunkari
Carrie and Brian Sweeney
Sondra and Art Washburn
Kathy and Paul Woodard
Beth Zorn

PTAccomplishments in 2015!

Books for every student through “One School, One Theme” literature project, Bus Driver gifts, Teacher Luncheons and Breakfast, Agendas for every student, Teacher Resource Fund, Reflections Program, School Store Sales and so much more!