Tiger Tidbits Newsletter – 04.28.24



4/29 – 5/3

Let’s shower our SPMS teachers and staff with lots of love and appreciation! The PTA has events planned throughout the week. Please sign up here to donate items. Thank you parents for all you do to help make all our events a success!




Thank you to Charlie’s Trio for generously donating coffee for our parents to enjoy during PTA Coffee!  And thank you to all of the parents of current and incoming middle schoolers that came out to talk about all things middle school! Check out the SPMS PTA instagram page for a fun reel (created by Maithy).




A huge thank you to Dunia Gill and Danielle Williams for organizing our Parent Social at Bistro de la Gare this past Friday. Thank you to all of the parents for joining us! 


5/4 (SAT) @ 6PM (doors open) @ War Memorial Bldg

Poker Night – This Saturday Night As you will recall, the 9th Annual Main Event Poker Tournament had to be postponed back in March to unforeseen circumstances. We are now planning to hold the event on Saturday night, May 4th, at the War Memorial Building. We thank you again for your patience and understanding. Many tickets are available for the Food and Drink Only Pass at $35. Limited tickets are available for the Main Event Poker Entry (incl. Food and Drinks) at $125. Buy your tickets here. Thank you our sponsors Nicole Dunville of Coldwell Banker Realty, Mamma’s Brick Oven Pizza & Pasta, Ohana Brewing Company, and Jason Bergman of the Agency. Sign up for the event at southpasdudes.com/poker


5/9 (THU) @ 6:30pm via Zoom (register here)



Thursday May 9th, 6:30pm via Zoom
Session 5
“Rules, Rituals and Myths”
Register Here

See Past Parent Ed Presentations Here:
01/18/24: Learning About Communication Styles
02/08/24: Children Change Even If We Don’t Want Them To
03/18/24: Does My Child Need Therapy?
04/08/24: Rewards, Consequences, Discipline
04/25/24: RED Period Power 


ROZANNA BARANETS, SPMS LIBRARIAN (see all articles here)

Mice Sitter Needed!

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 




INTRAMURALS: Ultimate Frisbee 4/8 – 5/1. Your student can join anytime. Check the Athletic Boosters website for details.

COMPETITIVE: Check the Athletic Boosters website for details.



We will have our General Music Boosters Virtual Meeting on Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm. We will be discussing the following:
* Teacher updates on their music classes
* Music Festival volunteer opportunities
* Music Boosters financials
* Music Boosters potential year end purchases and upcoming school year planning and updates

SPMS Music Boosters General Assembly Virtual Meeting
Tuesday, April 30th 7:00 – 8:00pm
Google Meet joining info: Video call link: https://meet.google.com/vba-bsja-hbe Or dial: ‪(US) +1 405-510-0442‬ PIN: ‪855 705 665‬#

The SPMS Advanced Choir competed at the Acapella Scholarship Festival at Verdugo Hills on Saturday, April 27th and placed second, earning $5500! Congratulations to Mr. Reinman and the advanced choir group! Click the above image to watch the performance. Read the full article here for more details and pictures
 Music Festival
Wednesday, May 29th 5:00pm

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!



NEW EVENT! Parent Coffee @ SPHS
(for incoming freshman families)
5/8 (WED) 8:15am

Summer Opportunities Forum (watch 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 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)
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.