NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
SPMS MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
Exercise, Nutrition, Sleep, Mindfulness and Connection all impact mental wellness. Each day activities will be available for students during their lunch period to encourage mental health awareness and simple coping strategies.
SPMS 8TH GR PARENT SOCIAL – PLEASE RSVP
10/28 (FRI), 5-7PM (RSVP here)
8th Grade Parents, stop by anytime, for a few minutes or stay awhile to say hello to your fellow SPMS parents! Please RSVP as we’d love to let the restaurant know how many of us to expect. We hope you can join us at these casual mix and mingle events for the parents of SPMS.
The SPMS Parent Socials are adults only, non-hosted events. Any questions? Please email email@example.com.
LET’S TALK ABOUT
ANXIETY: IS THIS NORMAL?
This is a common question when it comes to anxiety as well as the range of moods tweens and teens often experience. Our child experiences distress and we wonder, “Is this normal?”.
MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS COMMUNITY SERVICE EVENT
10/28 (FRI), 5:30PM @ ORANGE GROVE PARK
VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS HERE
Love Halloween? Want to support mental health & wellness for SPMS students and the South Pasadena community? As a culminating event to cap off Mental Health Week at SPMS, the PTA will be offering a service to the community at the annual South Pas SPOOKTACULAR at Orange Grove Park on the evening of October 28th! Stop by the SPMS Mental Health Awareness booth to check out our mental health resources and to make a “ghost lollipop.” All ages welcome.
Want to help out? We are looking for both parent and STUDENT VOLUNTEERS to staff the booth! Our “ghost lollipop” craft for the kids will be boo-tiful and wicked fun! Student volunteers must be SPMS students. Sign up here.
STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON
Thanks to Rebecca Bertolina for organizing and all the volunteers who helped with setup, cleanup, and donations. The staff were treated to Green Street salads and our wonderful volunteers donated baked goods and drinks.
It was wonderful to see everyone at PTA Coffee! A big thank you to Heidi Kao for arranging the hospitality and Kelly Margrave for donating the coffee (Charlie’s Coffee). Thank you to Natasha Stebbins for her presentation about the Wellness Center vision and plans.
10/28 (FRI) WRITING CONTEST
SPMS library presents: Haunted Haiku Writing Contest! Students are invited to write a 5-7-5 scary haiku and submit for a prize! Contest rules and details are available in the library.
PTA GENERAL ASSOCIATION MEETING
11/1 (TUE), 7:00PM (VIRTUAL)
All are welcome to join us. PTA Membership is not required to attend but encouraged! On the agenda: approving the PTA Wish Night budget for the 2022-23 school year; electing the 23-24 Nominating Committee; and approving changing our association meeting day in the PTA Standing Rules.
Formation of Nominating Committee
The PTA will be electing a Nominating Committee at its upcoming general association meeting on November 1st. This committee is charged with coming up with a slate of candidates for next year’s Executive Board positions. That slate would ultimately be voted upon at the general association meeting held in March 2023. If you are interested in possibly serving on the Nominating Committee as a member or alternate, or if you are interested in serving on board next year, please email PTA Parliamentarian Brian Mahler.
8TH GRADE GRAD NIGHT
DEC 12 – PURCHASE DEADLINE (tix/info here)
ATHLETIC BOOSTERS Website
Check out the Athletic Boosters Web site for game schedules and information about intramurals.
- Intramurals (open to all 6th-8th graders): Basketball Meet at the outside basketball courts @ 3:00pm Mon/Wed