NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
7th & 8th GRADE PARENT SOCIAL
10/5 (THU) @ The Hermosillo
*THIS THURSDAY* Stop by for a few minutes to say hello, or stay awhile and mingle out back with your fellow SPMS 7th & 8th grade parents! RSVP is not required, although appreciated, so that we can let the restaurant know approximately how many people to expect. We hope you can join us! Please RSVP here.
10/13 ENTRIES DUE
2023-24 Theme: I am Hopeful Because…
All SPMS students can enter! Each year the National PTA Reflections Program provides students an opportunity to express their artistic side through visual and performing arts, film production and music. Learn more here.
SAVE THE DATE – PARENT ED 10/19
SPEF FALL FUND DRIVE
Support the SPEF Fall Fund Drive and contribute to the success of all five SPUSD schools.
MS. BARANETS, SPMS LIBRARY
I often wonder if our middle schoolers know how good they have it. If they did, it would be the first time in human history that one generation understood how much better their lives are (in many ways) than the generation before them. So actually, let’s just say they don’t know. That’s OK. It’ll be their turn to wonder the same thing about their children later on.
One way they definitely have it better is they can pick up any number of books from their very own school library and probably find someone who looks, acts, lives and talks just like them inside those pages. Today’s kids are represented in ways formerly unheard of. With just a little digging, you can find books featuring your unique ethnic and linguistic background, your religion, your gender identification, your family composition, and thankfully, your non-apparent disability.
October is ADHD Awareness Month and thanks to the increasing societal emphasis on representation in print and media, there are a great number of fictional titles that feature kids with this superpower. Some already live in the SPMS library, some will be added soon. Below you can find descriptions (link to continue reading below) of these gems as highlighted in the School Library Journal and think about whether or not someone in your circle might enjoy them as well!
Would you like to follow what’s going on in the SPMS library?Follow the library on Instagram @spmstigers
If you have any of the items listed below laying around unused, the PTA will happily take them off your hands. Please drop off your items in the SPMS main office or reach out to email@example.com to arrange pick-up. Contain loose items in a bag or box and label “PTA”. We will pay it forward if we do not keep your item. Thank you!
- Platters, bowls and baskets of all sizes (reusable plastic ok if it’s in good condition)
- Serving utensils, salad hands, etc.
- Metal forks and spoons for individual use
ICE CREAM MONDAYS
MONDAYS After School
As you may know, the Athletic Boosters and the PTA are teaming up to sell ice cream after school to fundraise for school sports & 8th grade activities. We need volunteers to make this effort successful! Please click on this SIGN UP link to choose from the current available dates and times. In addition, we are looking for a few people who can volunteer on a more regular schedule to establish an Ice Cream Committee to help train new volunteers throughout the year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the full scoop!
SPMS ATHLETIC BOOSTERS
Did you know that the SPMS Athletic Boosters Club is the PRIMARY source of funding for the SPMS intramural and competitive athletics programs? Please join the Athletic Boosters today and support school sports at spmsathleticboosters.org/join.
Competitive Sports: See website for dates/times.
- Grades 7-8: Coed Flag Football and Girls Volleyball
- Grades 6-8: Coed Cross Country
Intramurals: See website for dates/times.
- Grades 6-8: Ultimate Frisbee
SPMS MUSIC BOOSTERS
Music Boosters supports our music programs for Band, Choir, Orchestra and 5th Grade Band. Your donation is essential for new instruments, instrument repairs, sheet music, concert attire, teaching specialists and much more. Donate here.
Wednesday, 10/11 4-8pm
order online for pick up with code VJ72EF9 or show flyer in restaurant