NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
10/24-27 @ SPMS QUAD
It’s Mental Health Week at SPMS! This week during lunch, there will be stress-reducing activities in the quad Tuesday-Friday. Students can stop by the stations and earn a raffle ticket!
Parents, there are a few volunteer/donation spots still available, please take a look here.
PARENT EDUCATION TALK
Thank you to Dr. Oren Boxer for presenting “Flipping the Script on ADHD” and to Phoenix Rodman for organizing the event this past Thursday. You can watch a recording of the event here.
SPOOKTACULAR ADULT & STUDENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
10/27 (FRI) @ ORANGE GROVE PARK
Adult and student volunteers are needed for Spooktacular at Orange Grove Park this Friday 10/27. This is a community outreach event to pass out mental health resources, candy, and toys. Student volunteers will help kids paint toy pumpkins. Sign up here to volunteer. For questions, please email Beth Gee (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOMINATING COMMITTEE NEEDED
BRIAN MAHLER, PTA PARLIAMENTARIAN
We Need a Nominating Committee!
Every PTA elects a Nominating Committee in the fall. This committee is responsible for creating a slate of candidates for next year’s PTA Executive Board, which will be voted on at our General Association meeting in March 2024. In terms of commitment, committee members have an introductory meeting and then start reaching out to current board members and other parents in the community to see who would be interested and a good fit on next year’s PTA Executive Board, before ultimately “nominating” a slate of candidates. (These candidates may include those serving on the committee.)
We will be electing our Nominating Committee at the next General Association meeting in November. Please email email@example.com if you are interested. Thank you!
MS. BARANETS, SPMS LIBRARY
All students are invited to enter the Tiny Tales of Terror Contest. Write an original horror story in 50 words of less and win a prize!
Stop by the library for contest rules and details. Entries are due by Friday, October 27th.
October is ADHD Awareness Month Check out Ms. Baranet’s Book Recommendations and also the SPMS library has ADHD related books on display.
Would you like to follow what’s going on in the SPMS library?Follow the library on Instagram @spmstigers
ICE CREAM MONDAYS
MONDAYS After School
Sign up here to volunteer.
Intramural sports are cancelled this week on 10/23 and 10/25 since school gets out at 12:30. Also, starting on Wednesday 11/1, intramurals will end at 4:00 instead of 4:30.
Sign up for intramurals at spmsathleticboosters.org/intramurals. Your student can join any time! All students are welcome.
SPMS Merch Sales: Buy Now for the Holidays!
It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! Please make your merchandise purchases by October 30th to guarantee your sizes and delivery by Thanksgiving weekend. Check out all of our new design options along with some classics. To purchase visit the SPMS Athletic Booster Club website.
Blaze Pizza Dine Out
November 9, 2023
In-Restaurant: show flyer before paying
Online: only via app or blazepizza.com. Enter code 1167A
On Tuesday, October 17th musicians from the South Pasadena Middle School bands along with the Tigerette cheerleading squad took center court at the Crypto.com Arena for a rousing pre-game performance. The students later enjoyed watching the Los Angeles Clippers take on the 2023 NBA Champions, the Denver Nuggets. This is an annual event that students look forward to and will hopefully continue to be a way for South Pasadena Middle School musicians and cheerleaders to get out and show basketball fans their talent and dedication to our school!