Tiger Tidbits Newsletter – 9.11.2022


A Different Take on Anxiety

SPMS PTA is excited to introduce “Let’s Talk About…,” a new regular newsletter column addressing all things middle school parenting related.  First up, SPMS “Train Your Brain” counselor Natasha Stebbins discusses a different take on anxiety. 

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9/27 TUE, 6:00-7:00pm (virtual)  – Join via Zoom here

What is Train Your Brain? Please join us for a virtual Parent Ed event featuring SPMS Train Your Brain (TYB) counselor Natasha Stebbins sharing information education and insight.  Q&A session to follow.  

Update from Ms. Baranets

Every SPMS 6th Grader paid a visit to their school library to get an orientation from their Library Technician, Ms. Baranets.  They learned how to use the library catalog to access any of the 25,000 books, e-books and audio books available to them and have already been taking advantage of our open hours. Brunch and first lunch is a-buzz with 6th grade patrons anxious to play our board games, flip through old SPMS yearbooks, or chill in the Quiet Room.  Library hours are 7:45am – 3:00pm every day, closed for the first 45 minutes after every lunch hour (12:45pm – 1:30pm Mon , 1:00pm – 1:45pm Tue-Fri). All students are welcome to come during their breaks.

8TH GRADE DC TRIP (March 2023)
9/21/22 Registration Deadline

If you missed the 9/7 8th Grade DC trip parent information meeting, please click here to see the meeting slides.  For any questions, please contact Katy Chen at kchendctrip@gmail.com.  Please note the Trip ID is: 204869. 

*This trip is not a school or district sponsored trip. 8th graders will attend with the WorldStrides program. For trip dates, pricing, more info, click here.  

10/13 Entries Due

All students are welcome to participate! Print out entry forms or pick up from the front office.  Please submit your entry form as soon as you know what you will be creating, before art is completed.  More info here.

11/8 Vote – https://SouthPasYesOnLL.com

Renew local funding for the South Pasadena Library. On November 8th, voters will be asked to renew Measure LL.  Please visit here to endorse, donate, or request a lawn sign.  The SPMS PTA supports Measure LL. 

Ongoing – https://spmspta.org/fall/

Our goal is for all SPMS families to fill out Fall Forms.  You will be connected to the PTA Newsletter, see volunteer opportunities, join the PTA, donate to the school, etc.  There is no obligation to donate or join, so please complete the Fall Forms for your student.  Thank you!




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