NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK (MHW)
PHOENIX RODMAN & JILL BRENEK, MHW CHAIRS
You may have heard your student talk about this past week’s lunchtime activities around Mental Health and Wellness themes of Nutrition, Sleep, Exercise, Mindfulness, and others. With an abundance of enthusiasm from parent volunteers and students alike, the week went wonderfully with plenty of opportunities for students to engage according to their own design with hands-on activities such as planting flowers, guessing sugar content of their favorite drinks, breathing through stressful situations, working out their bodies, learning about sleep hygiene, connecting through play, and much more. We also spread the word about the on-campus Wellness Center—a place for students to visit for extra support of all kinds—as well as about the national 988 crisis hotline which can be used by anyone any time. It was great to see our community come together around the broad topic of mental health and wellbeing!
Thank you to Phoenix Rodman & Jill Brenek for chairing this event and to all of the wonderful parent volunteers that donated time and items to make MHW possible. See more pictures below in the “PHOTOS” section of the newsletter. See video highlights @spms_pta.
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS
Thank you to Beth Gee and all of the amazing parent and student volunteers that volunteered and supported Spooktacular at Orange Grove Park this past Friday 10/27.
TEEN MENTAL HEALTH FORUM
WATCH THE FORUM HERE
Spotlight on Teen Mental Health Forum ~ WATCH NOW: This past Monday, SPHS PTSA hosted this forum with Dr. Sarah Sicher and Dr. Suraiya Simi Rahman who discussed the current state of Mental Health in our teens and why the surgeon general issued a warning about it. Watch it here.
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
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.
Beginning Wednesday 11/1, Monday/Wednesday Intramurals will go from 3-4pm (instead of 4:30pm). Sign up for Intramurals at spmsathleticboosters.org/intramurals. Your student can join any time! All students are welcome.
The Competitive Winter Sports Tryout Schedule (Tennis & Basketball) has been released. Please check the Athletic Boosters Website for details.
SPMS Merch Sales: Holiday Order Deadline EXTENDED to MONDAY 10/30!
It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! Please make your merchandise purchases by MONDAY October 30th to guarantee your sizes and delivery before 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
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. Please donate here.