Tiger Tidbits Newsletter – 06.02.24

NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

PARENT EDUCATION
WATCH PAST EVENTS BELOW

 


SENATE BILL 445
SPMS PTA ENDORSEMENT

South Pasadena Middle School’s PTA Endorses California Senate Bill 445

We are excited to announce that the South Pasadena Middle School PTA has officially endorsed California Senate Bill 445. This crucial piece of legislation mandates the translation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for parents, ensuring that all families, regardless of their primary language, can fully participate in their children’s educational journey. IEPs are vital for tailoring educational strategies to meet the unique needs of each student. By translating these documents, SB 445 promotes inclusivity and equal access to education, reinforcing our commitment to supporting every student and family in our community.

We believe that endorsing SB 445 aligns with our values of equity and inclusivity. We urge our community members to support this bill and advocate for its passage. Please find a sample letter you can copy and edit to send you support to Sen. Portantino.

More information about this bill from our PTA Legislation and Advocacy Chair, Myron Quon.


 

LIBRARY CORNER
ROZANNA BARANETS, SPMS LIBRARIAN (see all articles here)

TEXTBOOK RETURNS BEGIN 5/22. During the textbook return season, SPMS will not accept textbooks brought to the office or dropped off by parents. Students are to personally bring their own books to the library during their history class on their designated day. Exceptions can be made for students with mobility issues, but you must inform rbaranets@spusd.net beforehand. The office will not accept any drop offs that were not pre-approved.


 

SPORTS
ATHLETIC BOOSTERS (WEBSITE)

INTRAMURALS: Please check the Athletic Boosters Website for info.

COMPETITIVE: Please check the Athletic Boosters Website for info. 


 

MUSIC
MUSIC BOOSTERS (WEBSITE)

We are the fundraising & volunteer support organization for the Music Departments at: 

South Pasadena Middle School
Arroyo Vista Elementary
Marengo Elementary
Monterey Hills Elementary

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.


 

HIGH SCHOOL INFO
FOR CURRENT 8TH GRADE FAMILIES

PTSA COFFEE (watch here)
From 5/8, hosted by SPHS PTSA for parents of incoming freshman

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES FORUM (watch here) 
From 1/29, hosted by SPHS PTSA. Learn about how SPHS 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)
Get connected to SPHS groups.