Welcome All Incoming and Returning SPMS Pumas!
Your Short Pump Middle School PTA Board would like to welcome all Pumas to the 2015-2015 school year! Get ready, it is going to be a great year! We welcome Sarah Westmoreland as the incoming PTA President and wish her and the entire Board and Committees a successful year!
Race to Nowhere
Deep Run High School PTSA has invited students and parents of SPMS to a viewing of the documentary, “Race to Nowhere”. The movie will be shown on October 5th at 7:00 in the Deep Run High School Auditorium. We hope you can join us!
SPMS Reflections Program
The 2015-2016 PTA Reflection’s theme this year is “Let Your Imagination Fly”.
The Reflections program is a national PTA program that encourages participation in all of the arts. All entries should be turned in to the Reflections box in the front office by October 16, 2015.
Further information located in the Reflections tab above.
Looking for Volunteer hours?
Here is a message from a neighborhood Elementary School:
You might have heard that Colonial Trail is having its fall festival on October 30th.
We are looking for volunteers to help us run the festival and are wondering whether there might be students in Short Pump Middle that are looking for volunteer opportunities?
It is going to be held on school grounds.
If any students are interested, could you please ask them to sign up in the link below based on their preferences?
Thank you very much for your help.
CTES PTA – Fall Festival Volunteers
SHORT PUMP MIDDLE SCHOOL PTA MEMBERSHIP DRIVE
Please join the SPMS PTA! Right now, the PTA Membership Drive is in full swing! The membership fee to join the PTA is only $6 per adult. Your membership directly benefits your child and supports the school programs, activities, teachers, and enhancements at SPMS. Our goal this year is to continue the SPMS tradition with 100% participation in our membership drive! We need parents, grandparents-anyone who wants to support the children of Short Pump Middle School. Thank you for your support!
SUPPORT OUR SPMS DIRECT DONATION CAMPAIGN!
Due to our continued success of our Direct Donation campaign, we ask you to also consider making a Direct Donation in the amount of $35 per student or $50 per family. Or consider becoming a Silver Puma ($75) or Golden Puma ($100) to receive a silver or gold window sticker and be recognized as a SPMS supporter on the PTA website. The PTA is solely funded through Direct Donation. We will not ask your child to be involved in door to door sales, nor will we hold any fundraisers throughout the year for the PTA. The Direct Donation allows the PTA to use 100% of your contribution for PTA sponsored programs and events. Your contribution is also 100% Tax Deductible!
Your Direct Donation Supports:
Your Direct Donation will be put to great use as the PTA has many special events planned for our students and staff throughout the year. The PTA hosts events such as:
6th Grade Orientation, 7th Grade Programs, 8th Grade Dance, Volunteer Scheduling, Bus Driver Recognition, Support Staff Recognition, Teacher Resource Supplements, Parent Programs, Student Agendas, School Improvements, Clinic Support, Communications and Reflections Program.
Also, your generous donations, through the Direct Donation Campaign, will support the Dr. Chamberlain Scholarship which will be awarded to a former SPMS student each year. Please give today!
We hope each SPMS family will support their school by joining the PTA, and strongly consider making a contribution to our organization. If each family makes the suggested donation, we can continue the many programs offered at Short Pump Middle School.
Thank you for your support!
The SPMS PTA Dr. Mark E. Chamberlain Scholarship
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 two 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.
2014-2015 PTA Direct Donation and Membership Drive:
We are pleased to state that for the 2014-2015 school year we had 595 PTA memberships and raised close to $15,000 through our direct donation campaign school year. Thank you to all of you for supporting SPMS!
A list of silver and gold level PTA donors can be found on the 2014-2015 Gold & Silver Level Donors Tab above.
Short Pump Middle School and Henrico County News:
The PTA has truly enjoyed working with Principal Thomas H. McAuley who joined in the 2014-2015 school year from Holman Middle School. We have enjoyed hearing about and offering support for his new initiatives at SPMS and share his enthusiasm for making SPMS a great place for students to attend!
The HCPS has implemented a 10-point grading scale in the 2014-15 school year. You can access more information regarding frequently asked questions regarding this new scale at http://henrico.k12.va.us/instruction/GradingPractices.html.