NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
3/17 (FRI) 5:30-8:00PM @ MAMMA’S PIZZA
RSVP HERE – http://evite.me/kBy28XHnAV
THIS FRIDAY! All SPMS Parents are welcome to attend our Happy Hour Parent Social at Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza (Back Patio) on Friday 3/17. This is a casual and fun event to meet other parents and chat about life at SPMS and beyond.
The SPMS Parent Socials are adults only, non-hosted events. Any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FAMILY FOLLIES & BBQ BONANZA
4/14 (FRI) 5:00PM BBQ/ 7:00PM FOLLIES
BUY TICKETS HERE
Join us for a BBQ & variety show for the whole family featuring South Pasadena parents, teacher, and more! This event is a fundraiser supporting SPMS PTA.
SPMS BOOK FAIR WEEK
3/20-26 @ VROMAN’S BOOKSTORE
You can shop in person or online at Vroman’s Bookstore. SPMS will receive a portion of the proceeds from your purchase – including books, games, toys, gift items, jewelry, etc! View Teacher/Staff Wishlists Here.
SHOP ONLINE: www.vromansbookstore.com/south-pasadena-ms-fundraiser
Please type “SPMS” in the coupon code section before checking out on the Vroman’s website.
SHOP IN PERSON: Paper voucher required. Please print and present the paper voucher at the Vroman’s register. Paper vouchers will also be sent home with your student. Print voucher here: Vroman’s Voucher
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EFFECTIVE SCHOOL SOLUTIONS
3/13 (MON) 7:00PM WEBINAR (JOIN VIA ZOOM HERE)
“Having Hope: Suicide Prevention for Parents”
THIS MONDAY! The good news is that we can help prevent suicide: parents and caregivers are in a prime position to learn how to recognize the signs of suicide risk and to access help. This workshop helps parents and caregivers build the skills and confidence necessary to identify vulnerable youth and assist in seeking help. Presented by Jennifer Fightlin.
3/16 (THU) 6:30PM WEBINAR (JOIN VIA ZOOM HERE)
“The Well-Balanced Student”
THIS THURSDAY! This workshop examines the tension that parents, students, and teachers often experience over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition, and offers tools for creating a healthier school climate. Presented by Margaret Dunlap.
Last fall, SPMS PTA voted to allocate “No Sweat” funds to help with the development of the Wellness Center. We have some updates to share! The space is still in progress but it is already being used by SPMS counselors and students. In addition to the private offices, Ms. Stebbins has been busy creating inviting, comfortable zones in the common area with tools, resources and reminders to address various aspects of mental well being. THANK YOU! to all of the parents and families who have donated books, games, art supplies and more to help get the space ready.
We are still looking for donations of the following items: bluetooth speakers for streaming music, fidget toys, and calming/sensory toys and tools.
If you have any of these items to donate, either new or gently used, please leave them in the Front Office, Attn: Natasha Stebbins.
2023-24 PTA EXECUTIVE BOARD
Congratulations to our newly elected 2023-24 SPMS PTA Executive Board:
President – Megan Gardner
Executive Vice President – Tony Chen
1st VP (Ways & Means) – Jennifer Wang
2nd VP (Programs) – Phoenix Rodman
3rd VP (Membership) – Ingi Jennings
Recording Secretary – Patti Urzua
Treasurer – Teresa Wong
Financial Secretary – Linda Kao
Auditor (Financial Reviewer) – Gina Loyonnet
Historian – Crystal Arceo
SPMS MUSIC BOOSTERS
Check out the Music Boosters Website for the latest news.
The SPMS Advanced Choir will be competing in the A Capella Scholarship Festival on April 22, 2023 in Glendale. Based on auditions, SPMS was one of 5 middle schools accepted into the competition. We wish them good-luck!
SPMS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
Check out the Athletic Boosters Website for game schedules and information about intramurals.
INTRAMURALS (open to all 6th-8th graders): Basketball begins 2/13
COMPETITIVE: 7th & 8th Grade Boys and Girls Soccer.
Upcoming Tryouts: Track & Boys Volleyball
- Boys competitive volleyball tryouts will be Friday 3/10 at 3:00pm and Monday 3/13 at 2:45 in the SPMS gym. Please wear sports-appropriate clothes and bring water!
- Just a reminder: student athletes are not allowed to play more than one sport per season. For example, if your student makes the volleyball team, they may not also participate in track. Thank you for understanding!
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