NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SUPPORT PRESENTATION
Ever Wonder How SPMS and SPUSD are Addressing the Social and Emotional Needs of our Kids?
At the last SPUSD School Board Meeting, principals and counselors from each of the five schools gave a comprehensive presentation about the social and emotional support tools and systems they have in place to help all students. Within the presentation they discuss how they approach behavior, discipline, emotional regulation, classroom and campus climate, citizenship (online and in the real world), and more. At the end of the presentation, they go over some of the challenges and growth areas, including the shared responsibility of parents. Presentation (Begin at 18:33) and Handout.
PARENT ED BY DR. TARA FORD
BULLYING PREVENTION PRESENTATION
Thank you to Dr. Tara Ford who presented a Bullying Prevention Workshop after last week’s PTA meeting. You can view the slides here: Bullying Presentation Slide Show
- How to identify the 4 types of bullying: physical, verbal, relational, cyberbullying
- Why bullies bully and what we can do to help our (pre)teens avoid being bullied and to not become bullies.
- How to recognize the signs of bullying victimization, especially Relational which is harder to see. Relational or social bullying usually involves hurting someone’s relationships or reputation. Examples include: spreading rumors, excluding others, telling others not to be friends with someone.
- How to combat bullying with real strategies that work!
8TH GRADE GRAD NIGHT
1/13 TICKET PURCHASE DEADLINE EXTENDED!
For 8th Grade Parents Only!
For the second year in a row, the 8th graders have voted for a Universal Studios Grad Night adventure instead of a traditional promotion party. The trip will be on Friday May 3, 2024. Purchase a ticket and Learn More at spmspta.org/gradnight. Please purchase by December 1st. Please reach out to us for financial aid.
LIBRARY CORNER – HELP WANTED
MS. BARANETS, SPMS LIBRARY
Needed: Birdie Sitter for Winter Break
Looking for a loving indoor home for the library’s finches Mango, Juju and Kewpie.
Must be able to keep them from 12/21 – 1/9. If you’re leaving for a portion of break, these birds can be left unattended for over a week with no problem.
Finches have a soft, unassuming little “cheep” and are extremely easy to take care of. They are not loud, screechy birds. They come with an overnight back of food and other goodies. If you’re interested, please contact Ms. Baranets at email@example.com
Would you like to follow what’s going on in the SPMS library?Follow the library on Instagram @spmstigers
Intramurals: More info at spmsathleticboosters.org/intramurals. Your student can join any time! All students are welcome.
Competitive Winter Sports: Tennis & Basketball. Please check the Athletic Boosters Website for details.
🎶 DINE OUT THIS MONDAY 12/4 🎶
Please join the SPMS Music Boosters for a fundraiser event at Gus’s BBQ! This fundraiser supports the SPMS music programs as well as the 5th grade bands from all elementary schools.
📍Location: Gus’s BBQ, 808 Fair Oaks Ave
📅 Date: Monday, December 4th
⏰ Time: 11 am-10 pm
Special Instructions: You can choose to either participate by dining in or by ordering takeout over the phone/in person. No 3rd party delivery orders at this time. Just mention to your server or takeout host that you are supporting the SPMS Music Boosters fundraiser.
🎶 SPMS Winter Concert Series 🎶
Get ready for a delightful array of musical performances at the SPMS Auditorium this December! We’re excited to showcase the talents of our students, and we invite all students and families to join us for these musical celebrations.
The SPMS Music Boosters will also be having a bake sale during the winter concerts. Please consider contributing by signing up to bring baked goods or cups, or helping with setup, sales, or cleanup. If you’re interested in volunteering, please use the links below.
Choir Winter Concert (Middle School & High School combined)
📅 Date: December 6th ⏰ Time: 6:30 pm Choir Concert Volunteer Sign-up
5th Grade Band Concert
📅 Date: December 11th ⏰ Time: Multiple Performances: 5 pm- Arroyo Vista, 6 pm- Marengo, 7 pm- MHS 5th Grade Band Concert Volunteer Sign-up
SPMS Band Concert
📅 Date: December 12th ⏰ Time: 6 pm SPMS Band Concert Volunteer Sign-up
📅 Date: December 13th ⏰ Time: 6:30 pm Orchestra Concert Volunteer Sign-up
Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and join us for these musical evenings. We look forward to seeing you there!