NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
EFFECTIVE SCHOOL SOLUTIONS (ESS)
DEPRESSION: Maybe the Student Is Not Just Moody
1/24 (TUE) 7:00PM
JOIN VIA ZOOM HERE
The goal of this workshop is to help caregivers support and work more effectively with a child suffering from depression. Participants receive an overview of child and adolescent depression, learn how depression can impact school performance, and develop an understanding of treatment options. Presented by Jennifer Fightlin.
1/27 (FRI) 8:00AM @ SPMS QUAD
Stay for a bit after morning drop off and drink coffee, chat with friends, and discuss all things middle school.
8th Grade Parents, chat with SPHS parents who can help answer questions.
SPMS PTA Executive Board Nominees
Are You Interested in Being a Nominee for Next Year’s Executive Board?
In early March 2023, the PTA general association will be electing next year’s executive board. The PTA nominating committee is currently compiling a slate of candidates for that elections. If you have interest in being a nominee, please email the committee chair Patti Urzua at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALLING ALL MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS
Enter the Family Follies! After a brief hiatus, the Follies are back! If you have a latent or current talent you are ready to show the world, sign up to perform and you will be the next big thing, probably. We are open to whatever act you can imagine! Please sign up here.
Questions? Contact Christian Schrader
Rozanna Baranets – Sharing news from SP Public Library
The South Pasadena Public Library is now offering a new homework help resource that provides live real-time homework help, college prep resources, essay/writing assistance, and more.
LOTE4Kids is an online database of digital books in World Languages, that allows kids to enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English). Each book also comes with English translations to help kids learn languages. Some stories also have bilingual presentations as well as downloadable activity sheets. LOTE4Kids has over 2,000+ digital picture books in 50+ languages, with new books and languages released each month. A South Pasadena Public Library card is required to access this new online resource.
SPMS PTA AMAZON SMILE
AMAZON SMILE – Sign Up/Update Charity to South Pasadena Middle School PTA
Please note that BOTH the AmazonSmile App on your phone and smile.amazon.com via your Web Browser must both be set up individually to ensure that the donations are made to SPMS PTA. See here for detailed instructions on how to add South Pasadena Middle School PTA as your Amazon Smile Charity.
Intramurals (open to all 6th-8th graders): Dodgeball begins 1/18
Meet at the field @ 3:00-4:30pm Mon/Wed
Competitive: 7th & 8th Grade Boys and Girls Soccer. Games begin at the end of the month.
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Wiffle Ball Tournament (starts Jan 27th)
Mr. Lewis, Mrs. Williams and ASB are organizing a 9-on-9, Double Elimination Wiffle Ball Tournament that will start on 1/27! Please feel welcome to attend the games to watch your kids play (during lunch), and not just from outside the fence. Sign in at the main office and get a visitor pass. See weekly announcements for more details.