Monthly Archives: October 2018

Oct 29

Week of October 29—> November begins! WOW!

Congratulations to the Cross Country Team on a great season and GOOD LUCK to the following runners who will compete in tomorrow’s Championship Meet: Mallory Krimm, Chloe McCune, Keely McCune, Joey Baird, Will Bryan, Charlie Bergman, Grady Cherrington-Dunton, Jeep Patrick, Logan Tomlinson, and Win Van Epp!  Thank you to Coach Dogger and Coach Barton on their hard work this season!

The November 2018 Newsletter is here!  Click on the blue link to see what’s going on at SPMA!

 

The PTO has sent the packets for Yankee Candle and Charleston Wrap due on November 12 home with students.  Please support the PTO and our school by participating.  Thank you to everyone who sent in box tops.  We’ll soon be sharing how much we raised!

Safe trick-or-treating to everyone on Wednesday!  Just a reminder that Crew will close at 4:30 pm on October 31.  Late pick-up fees will apply.

School photos were sent out via email link.  YAY!!  If you have not received your child’s or had difficulty accessing the photos, please email: sheandhephoto@gmail.com. Order information and forms can be downloaded: 2018 Picture Order Form

Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday, November 4!  Though most of us use our phones and other smart devices, don’t forget to change your analog and alarm clocks one hour back.

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Oct 22

Week of October 22

We are so excited to present Disney’s The Lion King Jr. on March 1!  We’ll be looking for volunteers in the coming months through PTO meetings, on the bulletin board, and by email.

Box tops are due this Friday!  Help the PTO earn money by returning these to the basket in the lobby.  For questions or to return a membership form, email pto@spma.com

Congratulations to the 7th graders!  Every student was chosen to participate in the town’s Student Government Day next month composing 35% of all selected students for the event!  Way to go!

Reminder: Ballerinas in this year’s Nutcracker (email was sent last week) should come to school this Wednesday dressed in their practice clothes (including slippers) for a group photo.  A change of clothes should also be sent.

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The season of everything contagious is upon us.  Forget Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and all other holidays of light- the time for colds, strep, flu, walking pneumonia, and other icky viruses is NOW!  😉

With that in mind, please think about the following [and smile just a little]:

  • A change in behavior is typically the first sign of illness.  Even if your child does not have a fever, he will not get anything accomplished sleeping in the beanbag chair at school.
  • Tylenol first thing in the morning is just a band aid.  If your child has a low grade fever when he wakes up, giving him Tylenol is a temporary fix.  The fever usually returns, and the probability of spreading something contagious at school returns, too.
  • No one enjoys throwing up at school while their class of 20 stares at them.  If your child has vomited, he can not return within a 24 hour period.
  • We teach the children to cough and sneeze into their elbow area, not their hands.  Please help us by encouraging this at home.  Covering mouths with hands just turns hands into germy weapons of mass destruction.
  • Allow your child time to rest and recover.  We have all had times when regardless of how awful we’ve felt, we’ve had to go to work, plan a party, cook dinner and do laundry, leaving us exhausted and drained.  Our children don’t have those demands yet, so let’s give them and their bodies a break.
  • Notify us if you have received a positive test result for a communicable disease.  If school is in session and the incubation period is present, we do notify affected classrooms.

We truly appreciate your support in keeping everyone healthy.  Children wash their hands throughout the morning, and tables, handles, works, etc. are disinfected daily.   We also request that visiting adults wash their hands or use the hand sanitizer by the front door prior to entering the lobby.  Thank you!

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Oct 15

Week of October 15

School pictures will take place beginning tomorrow: Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17.  Uniforms are encouraged by not required.  Athletic logo wear is required for all sports team and club pictures.  A change of clothes should be brought in for that morning and if you child has fitness/recess and is not wearing appropriate shoes for pictures.  The finalized schedule is as follows:

PICTURE SCHEDULE

TUESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2018

8:15 – CROSS COUNTRY AND VOLLEYBALL PHOTOS

8:30 – LIGHT PURPLE ROOM GROUP

8:45 – 50th ANNIVERSARY PHOTO ON GREENSPACE (students only)

9:00 – BLUE ROOM GROUP- Please go straight to playground from 50th photo

9:15 – RED ROOM GROUP PHOTO

9:30 – LIGHT GREEN GROUP

9:45 – LIGHT GREEN INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

10:30 – LIGHT PURPLE ROOM INDIVIDUALS

11:00 – BLUE ROOM INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

11:45 – RED ROOM INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

Wednesday October 17, 2018

7:45 – ALL STAFF PHOTO (please wear blue and/or green)

8:00 – NEW STAFF PHOTOS- DAT, KIRA

8:15 – MIDDLE SCHOOL GROUP

8:30 – MANATEES GROUP PHOTO

8:45 – MOONSHELLS GROUP PHOTO

9:00 –MUDPUPPIES GROUP PHOTO

9:15 MOONSHELLS INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

10:45 – MUDPUPPIES INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

11:15 – MANATEES INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

12:15 – MIDDLE SCHOOL INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

Lego Club for JK-1st grade begins tomorrow from 3:15-4:00.  Please park by 4:00 and meet your student by the front door benches for dismissal.  No carpool will take place.  Lego Club for grades 2-5 will begin next Thursday, October 25 and will extend through December 13.  There was a misprint on the sign-up form.

Sign-up sheets are in the lobby!  Conferences are just around the corner (10/18 and 10/19) so sign-up soon!  Note: This Thursday, October 18 is a half-day.  All students will be dismissed at 11:30 am.  School is closed for students on Friday, October 19.

SAVE THE DATE: November 10– Fall Festival and Time Capsule Planting, 10:00 am

Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort

Download the flyer and share! Time Capsule & Fall Festival

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Oct 07

Week of October 8

School is open tomorrow with normal operating hours.

Lego Clubs begins next week (week of October 15) for students in JK-1st grade (Tuesdays) and 2nd-5th grade (Thursdays)!  Limited number of participants per group allowed, so don’t delay.  Return your Lego Club Registration Form 

Basketball Club for students in grades 2-4 begins in November!  Club practice will take place [on most] Wednesdays until 4:15.  Be sure to return your BB Club Form!  For questions and to learn more about this season’s coaches, email datphan@spma.com or visitseapinesgators.com

Team participation for grades 4-8 will also begin in November on Mondays and Tuesdays, and some Saturdays.  Please return your Basketball Registration Form and any other physicals that are due.  Visit seapinesgators.com for additional information.

School pictures will take place on Tuesday, October 16 and Wednesday, October 17.  Uniforms are encouraged by not required.  Athletic logo wear is required for all sports team and club pictures.  A change of clothes should be brought in for that morning.  The finalized schedule is as follows:

PICTURE SCHEDULE

TUESDAY OCTOBER 16, 2018

8:15 – CROSS COUNTRY AND VOLLEYBALL PHOTOS

8:30 – LIGHT PURPLE ROOM GROUP

8:45 – 50th ANNIVERSARY PHOTO ON GREENSPACE (students only)

9:00 – BLUE ROOM GROUP- Please go straight to playground from 50th photo

9:15 – RED ROOM GROUP PHOTO

9:30 – LIGHT GREEN GROUP

9:45 – LIGHT GREEN INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

10:30 – LIGHT PURPLE ROOM INDIVIDUALS

11:00 – BLUE ROOM INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

11:45 – RED ROOM INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

Wednesday October 17, 2018

7:45 – ALL STAFF PHOTO (please wear blue and/or green)

8:00 – NEW STAFF PHOTOS- DAT, KIRA

8:15 – MIDDLE SCHOOL GROUP

8:30 – MANATEES GROUP PHOTO

8:45 – MOONSHELLS GROUP PHOTO

9:00 –MUDPUPPIES GROUP PHOTO

9:15 MOONSHELLS INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

10:45 – MUDPUPPIES INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

11:15 – MANATEES INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

12:15 – MIDDLE SCHOOL INDIVIDUAL PHOTOS

Sign-up sheets are in the lobby!  Conferences are just around the corner (10/18 and 10/19) so sign-up soon!

SAVE THE DATE: November 10– Fall Festival and Time Capsule Planting, 10:00 am

Harbour Town, Sea Pines Resort

Download the flyer and share! Time Capsule & Fall Festival

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