Tiger Tidbits Newsletter – 05.19.24

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

2025 WASHINGTON DC TRIP MEETING
5/22 (WED) @6PM via Zoom (RSVP HERE)

ATTN Families of Incoming 8th Graders. Please join this meeting to find out information about the 2025 Washington DC trip. There is limited space on this trip and spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration for this meeting is mandatory to help organize the meeting, and a parent or guardian must attend. Can’t make it? Choose “No, but send info” so you don’t miss out. This is not a SPMS or SPUSD sponsored event.


 

GENERAL PTA MEETING
5/28 (TUE) @7PM via Zoom (JOIN HERE)

Join us for the last PTA meeting of the school year. The agenda includes the following:

  • Proposed Amended Bylaws – the PTA’s Bylaws Committee will propose a few amendments to our current bylaws and standing rules that generally concern logistical matters. We will be voting upon those proposals. 
  • Approving the Preliminary Budget for the 2024-25 school year.
  • Installing the 2024-25 Executive Board.

 


 

OPEN PTA POSITIONS
2024-25 School Year

Want to try out a PTA position at SPMS? Take a look at the roles that we are still trying to fill for next year. If you’re interested or would like to know more, please contact Megan Gardner at president@spmspta.org.

    • VP of Programs: This is an executive board/voting position. The job responsibilities include scheduling parent education opportunities and student assemblies and overseeing or co-chairing Mental Health Week.
    • Mental Health Week Co-Chair: This is not an executive board/voting position. Work with a veteran Mental Health Week Co-Chair to organize a week’s worth of engaging lunchtime activities to educate students about mental health and coping strategies. This event is in October.
    • Volunteer Coordinator: This is not an executive board/voting position. Maintain contact lists of potential volunteers for PTA programs, provide support for connecting program committee chairs with potential volunteers. Maintain library/media volunteer schedule for lunch/brunch throughout the year.
    • Reflections Chairs: This is not an executive board/voting position. Plan and organize annual PTA Reflections art contest and show. Promotion for this contest begins in August. Awards and art show take place in October.
    • Hospitality Chair: This is not an executive board/voting position. Provide refreshments for PTA Parent Coffees, PTA New Parent Orientation, and any in-person PTA meetings.
    • Book Fair/Book Swap Chair: This is not an executive board/voting position. Work with SPMS librarian to coordinate the annual Vroman’s online book fair event in late November/early December. Possibly organize a used book swap event on campus in the winter or spring.

Also, the Athletic Boosters Club is looking for an Intramurals Coordinator. This is a boosters board/voting position, but it’s one of the easier ones! You’ll be responsible for creating flyers to announce new intramurals activities every 4-6 weeks, managing the permission form (a google form), emailing the list of intramural parents from time to time, and generally helping the Athletic Director to oversee the program. You would not be required to be present at intramurals sessions.


 

DVD PLAYER NEEDED 


Do you have a DVD player that is no longer needed? The SPMS music program is looking for a DVD player donation.  If you are able to help, please email Gina.  


 

LIBRARY CORNER
ROZANNA BARANETS, SPMS LIBRARIAN (see all articles here)

TEXTBOOK RETURNS BEGIN 5/22. During the textbook return season, SPMS will not accept textbooks brought to the office or dropped off by parents. Students are to personally bring their own books to the library during their history class on their designated day. Exceptions can be made for students with mobility issues, but you must inform rbaranets@spusd.net beforehand. The office will not accept any drop offs that were not pre-approved.

Mice sitter needed to take care of library mice over summer break. Would you like to take care of the library mice for a portion of the summer? Our three charming little white mice come complete with habitat, food, extra bedding and adorableness. Don’t need to commit to the entire summer, just a portion. Please let Ms. Baranets know ASAP. And thank you! rbaranets@spusd.net


 

SPORTS
ATHLETIC BOOSTERS (WEBSITE)

INTRAMURALS: Your student can join anytime. Please check the Athletic Boosters Website for details.

COMPETITIVE: Please check the Athletic Boosters Website for details. 


 

MUSIC
MUSIC BOOSTERS (WEBSITE)

MUSIC FESTIVAL
Wednesday, May 29th 5:00pm
SPMS Quad

Enjoy performances from our 5th grade band, 6th grade band, choir, orchestra, intermediate band, jazz band, and advanced band. Doors open at 5pm, so bring your own lawn chair or blanket for seating, and don’t forget to indulge in delicious tacos, quesadillas, drinks, desserts, and snacks available for purchase or bring your own picnic for our last concert of the year!


 

HIGH SCHOOL INFO
FOR CURRENT 8TH GRADE FAMILIES

PTSA COFFEE (watch here)
From 5/8, hosted by SPHS PTSA for parents of incoming freshman

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FORUM (watch here) 
From 1/29, hosted by SPHS PTSA. Learn about how SPHS students can stay busy over the summer with on campus activities, enrichment classes in the community or just plain fun!

PARENT PROGRAMMING NIGHT (watch here)
From 1/23, SPHS counselors discuss bell schedule, academic requirements and pathways (Biomedical, Computer Sciences, Art), sports, etc. for high school.

CHECK OUT THE PARENT TIGER GUIDE
A comprehensive resource of frequently asked questions about the high school.

INSTAGRAM & ONLINE ACCOUNTS (SEE LIST HERE)
Get connected to SPHS groups. 


 

PARENT EDUCATION
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