Tiger Tidbits Newsletter – 05.05.24



5/6 – 5/10

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.   Here is a preview of some of the planned events:

    • Grab-and-go snacks in the staff lounge each day
    • Coffee and donuts at brunch on Tuesday
    • Specialty coffee and smoothie cart on Wednesday
    • Taco Thursday taco stand at lunch
    • Honorary Service Awards Luncheon on Friday
    • A gift card raffle during the week

This is a great week to let specific teachers and staff know how much they are appreciated! You can encourage your child to send a short email, a handwritten note, flowers, or any other small gesture.


SPHS PARENT COFFEE (Incoming Freshman Families)
5/8 (WED) @8:15am SPHS 


Please join us on the South Pasadena High School front steps to hear from Principal Mr. Eldred, current students and PTSA. Sip coffee, mingle and ask questions.


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 


5/28 (TUE) via Zoom (JOIN HERE)

Please mark your calendars and 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 2024-25 school year
    • Installing the 2024-25 Executive Board



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: Your student can join anytime. Check the Athletic Boosters website for details.

COMPETITIVE: Check the Athletic Boosters website for details.




 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!

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




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.