Tiger Tidbits Newsletter – 11.6.2022



Thank you!

The teachers and staff were treated to a breakfast for the Professional Development day on 11/4.  Thanks to Rebecca Bertolina, Heidi Kao and all the wonderful volunteers who donated food and items.



SPMS Reflections art gallery is open for student and staff to view.  Come view the fabulous artwork your fellow students created.  Read their artistic statements of what motivated them and view their awards from the contest.

Where: 1st floor hallway of the Art/Robotics Bldg
When: During school hours; lunch time when supervised by PTA

Thank you to Marty Freeman, Reflections Chair, for organizing this event for SPMS.  Thank you to all of the student participants and volunteers that made Reflections a success!



Rozanna Baranets, SPMS Library Technician

Congratulations to the three winners of the library’s Haunted Haiku contest!!  Below are our poets and their winning haiku. The winners will receive a gift card to a local business of their choice.  Well done!

There were many submissions and all of them fantastic.  If you submitted a haiku to the contest, please come to the library anytime during your break to pick up a participation prize.

The Stranger
She saw him daily
Never sure where he came from
Until she found his grave

by: Lucy Dorosin

Roses and a Note
Roses and a note:
It was an accident dear
They laid on her grave

by: Claire Heyler-Erickson

The Crow
The omen of death
Lingering above us all
Waiting for its chance

by: Amelia Roberts-Mataric


CSLB Campus and Music Department

On 10/27/22, Choir Director Reinman organized a field trip for the Advanced Middle School and High School Choir to tour the Cal State Long Beach campus and music department.  The tour was led by Dr. Palkki, the director of choral music education at CSULB.  Our South Pas choir groups participated in a masterclass with Dr. Palkki and met with university music students who joined them in vocal exercises. Our choir groups performed 2 songs (Cantate Domino and The Storm is Passing Over) and received positive feedback and coaching from Dr. Palkki and the university students.  They were impressed with our choir group’s performance.  A Q&A session was held where South Pas students could share their insights and feelings about being a student which was valuable to the university students who are teachers-in-training.  The day ended with a spellbinding performance by the University Choir, led by internationally-awarded conductor Dr. Talberg.  This field trip was special in so many ways – for our students to connect with university students, to receive college-level feedback and to be inspired by talented and highly trained musicians at CSULB.  We thank Reinman and CSULB for providing this opportunity where our students truly felt a soul-fulfilling connection through music.



DEC 12 – PURCHASE DEADLINE (tix/info here)

On May 19, 2023, SPMS 8th graders are invited to celebrate their promotion by sharing a night of fun and excitement with all of their 8th Grade friends at Universal Studios Hollywood! Please note this event will be in place of the traditional end of the year 8th Grade Promotion Party. Purchase a Ticket and Get More Information HERE.



Check out the Athletic Boosters Web site for game schedules and information about intramurals.

Current Schedule:
Intramurals (open to all 6th-8th graders): Flag Football
Meet at the field @ 3:00pm Mon/Wed

Competitive: Boys and Girls Basketball and Co-Ed Tennis.



Email your photos from PTA events to media@spmspta.org



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