Tiger Tidbits Newsletter – 02.04.24

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

8TH GRADE WINTER FORMAL SET-UP
THANK YOU!

Thank you to our wonderful PTA 8th Grade Activities Chairs, Jennine Robinson and Ann Moore and all of the amazing parent volunteers for helping set up and provide food and drinks.  The event took place in the SPMS Gym on 2/2 and the theme was “Over the Moon.”


 

REFLECTIONS UPDATE
CONGRATULATIONS!

PTA Reflections award recipient Makayla Chang was invited with her family to celebrate her accomplishment as a California PTA First District finalist with her writing composition, Banyan. The Reflections ceremony took place on Saturday, February 3rd at the John Muir High School Auditorium in Pasadena.


 

FAMILY MATTERS WORKSHOP (ZOOM)
2/8 (THU) 6:30-7:30PM – SESSION 2 (register here)
“Children Change Even If We Don’t Want Them To”

REGISTER HERE for Zoom Link. Presented by Chinatown Service Center, hosted by SPUSD.  Session 2 focuses on teaching parents about child development and understanding where your children are at.

Family Matters Workshop is a 5 workshop series hosted by SPUSD PTAs & presented by Chinatown Service Center’s Behavioral Health Department.  See all of the upcoming sessions/topics here.

Watch Previous Sessions Below:
1/18/24 Session 1: “Learning About Communication Styles”

 


 

COMMUNITY DAY
2/8 (THU) 3:30PM @SPMS ATHLETIC FIELD

Join us for this fun community event and show our elementary families what the SPMS spirit is all about! The SPMS girls soccer team will take on Huntington Middle School and our very own Tigerettes cheer team and band will both perform. You can also purchase spirit wear and ice cream!  


 

PARENT SOCIAL
3/1 (FRI) 5-7:30PM @ COMMUNAL

Let’s mix and mingle at Communal (1009 El Centro Street, South Pasadena).  All are invited to join this casual get together on Friday, March 1, 5-7:30pm.  Hope to see you there!


 

HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION
For Current 8th Grade Families

SPHS Summer Opportunities Forum, Watch Recording Here
From 1/29, hosted by SPHS PTSA. Learn about how South Pasadena High School students can stay busy over the summer with on campus activities, enrichment classes in the community or just plain fun!

Parent Programming Night, Watch Recording 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.

2/8 – 2/9: For students only – SPHS Counselors meet with 8th graders to review their course selections for 9th grade.

 

SPHS GET CONNECTED: INSTAGRAM & ONLINE ACCOUNTS

Got an 8th Grader attending SPHS next year? Want to check out a game or an event at the High School? Get connected to SPHS groups.


SPMS PTA NOMINATIONS
2024-25 PTA Executive Board

Are You Interested in Being a Nominee for Next Year’s SPMS PTA Executive Board? The SPMS PTA nominating committee is currently compiling a slate of candidates for next year’s executive board. If you have interest in being a nominee for any of the positions listed below please email info@spmspta.org for more details and information:

President
Vice President
VP, Ways and Means
VP, Programs
VP, Membership
Recording Secretary
Treasurer
Financial Secretary
Financial Reviewer
Historian
Corresponding Secretary
Parliamentarian
Wish Night Chair


 

LIBRARY CORNER
MS. BARANETS, SPMS LIBRARY
https://spmspta.org/library-corner/

Did you know that students have access to free audiobooks through the SPMS Library Catalog? Students can go to their English teacher’s google classroom or community classroom for all the links. 

 


Would you like to follow what’s going on in the SPMS library?
Follow the library on Instagram @spmstigers


 

SPORTS
SPMS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS (Website)

Intramurals 6th – 8th Grade: Dodgeball until 2/7. Info at spmsathleticboosters.org/intramurals.  Your student can join any time!  All students are welcome.

Competitive Winter Sports: Please check the Athletic Boosters Website for details.

*THIS THURSDAY 2/8*
Blaze Pizza
5:00pm – 8:00pm


In-Restaurant: Show flyer before paying
Online: order through app or blazepizza.com and enter code 1167B in the “Promo Code” field at checkout. See flyer above for full details. 


 

MUSIC
SPMS MUSIC BOOSTERS (Website)

We are the fundraising & volunteer support organization for the Music Departments at SPMS and the 3 local elementary schools. We aim to help inspire students, assist the music teachers, seek out new student performance opportunities, expand the music program, and provide bonding activities for music students. JOIN US in developing and maintaining an incredible music program for our talented SPMS and 5th grade music students.


 

CAMPUS HIGHLIGHTS

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