Category Archives for "Event"

Dec 06

Tomorrow’s Reminders!

Thank you to everyone who has donated coats for Beta Club’s drive!  They are bringing 5 bags of coats to Deep Well next week.  Tomorrow is the last day, so please give those closets one last check.

All children will be dismissed at 1:00 and 3:00 tomorrow.  There is no crew.  Students should be back at school at 5:00.  Please come through carpool (especially for Lower School children’s transition) and then park.  For tracking and safety, students in Primary through Upper Elementary will be dismissed from their classrooms at the conclusion of the concert.

Our 50th Anniversary ornaments are in!  These beautiful, wood mementos are $15 each and can be found in the lobby near the auction tables.  Don’t miss out- there are a limited number available.

The Silent Auction is live!  Come in and see these fun teacher experiences.  You also can bid after the concert while stopping by for cookies and hot chocolate!

One more day for spirit wear!  The store closes at 1:00 tomorrow afternoon (Friday).  https://spmagators1819.itemorder.com/

  Don’t forget to support our GATORS Basketball Team and cheer them on at the games!  Stay tuned for news about our school’s first ever PEP RALLY in the New Year!!  

Nov 30

December has arrived!

Hurricane Season officially ended today… WHEW!  We are so grateful for another year of safety. We can’t believe that December begins tomorrow.  The next few weeks will go quickly and are jam-packed with events.  Please read the newsletter for an overview!  See you on Monday!

Read our December 2018 Newsletter!

Learn about our Annual Fund goal being met– YAY!!!, what we’ve purchased, PTO monies raised, Lower El news, Girls and Boys Basketball game schedule, and more!

Meet us from 5-9 next Tuesday, 12/4, for restaurant night at Mellow Mushroom!  Say you’re supporting SPMA (dining in or out) and the PTO will receive 10% back!  There is also a PTO Meeting on the morning of the 4th at 8:30 am.  Thank you to the officers (Leigh, Angie, Ryann, Lauren, and Leah) for their hard work in organizing the fundraisers and decorating the school for the holidays!

Save the date!  Our Candlelit Concert is coming up soon!  Join us for an evening under the stars next Friday, December 7 at 5:30 pm.  There is no crew on Friday and the last dismissal will take place at 3:00 pm.  Students arriving for the concert should come through carpool at 5:00 pm.  Students will wait in the classrooms while adults find seats in the green space.  The PTO Auction will also be underway.  Stay tuned for details on the exciting SPMA Staff donations up for grabs!  Tea Party in Preprimary? Harbour Town adventure?  Spanish Cooking Lessons?  Gourmet Pizza Party?  Cookie Decorating Fun?  Girl’s Night In?  Basketball Skills Lessons?  Personalized Time Capsule experience?  Yes, please!

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Nov 15

Upcoming Reminders

Students in Primary through 6th grade have completed their wish lists!  Extra copies can be found at the book fair welcome table in the lobby.  The Book Fair is open from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and will close at 11:00 next Tuesday the 20th!

The Mayor will be visiting the students tomorrow and presenting them with something special in honor of our school’s 50th anniversary!  #gogoldforspma

Don’t forget to return your child’s picture order!  For an extra form: 2018 Picture Order Form

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Nov 12

Week of November 12

         

Thank you to all of the children, staff, families, and community members who came out to offer gratitude to our founder, Mary Fraser, and plant the time capsule.  A special thank you to the PTO, especially the PTO Officers (Leigh, Angie, Ryann, Lauren, and Leah) for a great Fall Festival!  If you have pictures and videos, please share them with office@spma.com so that we can compile an album for the Fraser family and our own archives.

Book Fair opens tomorrow!  Students will have the opportunity to make wish lists this week, but you don’t have to wait for those to be completed to shop.  Check out the great selection of Usborne books!

Please take note of the time on Tuesday, November 20!  Light Purple Room students will not host until 10:40.  Everyone else is welcome first thing in the morning.  School will close at 11:30 that day as we begin Thanksgiving Break.

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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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Sep 28

End of September already!

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers, teachers, and of course, Señora Bibi for a fun fiesta celebrating Hispanic Heritage month!  The students had a blast!  For pictures and videos, follow SPMA and the PTO on Facebook and Instagram.

The October 2018 Newsletter is here including a monthly wrap-up from Coach Dat, our Director of Athletics.  Be sure to click our link and see what’s happening at SPMA!

Kerry McKinney was honored by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head yesterday.  After an afternoon of speakers, lunch, and a proclamation from the Mayor, Kerry was presented with a plaque, gift cards, and other fun items.  Thank you again, Mrs. McKinney, for all that you do.  Huge gratitude to all of our amazing SPMA Staff, too!

 

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 2 at 8:30 am.  Please join us!  Thank you to everyone who made donations for our Hurricane Florence drive.

Volleyball Club is having a great time!  Stay tuned for information on SNAG Golf, Lego Club, and Basketball.  Information on registration and dates will be released in the coming weeks via email blast.  There will be a program minimum and maximum for each program.

Sign-up for Parent Teacher conferences will be placed in the lobby at the end of the week.  Be sure to save the date in your calendar and meet with the teachers on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19.

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Sep 24

Week of September 24

Keep collecting those box tops so the PTO can exchange them for cash!  They’ll be sending in their first batch at the end of October.  For a full list of items with box tops, visit: https://www.boxtops4education.com/earn/participating-products

Kerry McKinney Teacher Sea Pines Montessori Academy

Congratulations to Mrs. Kerry McKinney, Light Green Room Lead, who is our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. McKinney will be honored by the Hilton Head Rotary at a luncheon this Thursday at Sea Pines Country Club.  Please join us in offering our sincere appreciation to her and all of our amazing SPMA teachers and staff!

SPMA’s 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is this Friday!  Volunteer forms went home last week.  If you’re interested in supporting this great event, please email bibiosorio@spma.com.

Be sure to check out what’s happening in Spanish class by viewing your child’s weekly classroom newsletter.  Missed last week’s information?  Here it is:

                        

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the influence and presence of Hispanic and Latino culture in the United States and celebrate their heritage.

On the week of September 24-28 during Spanish class students will celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Culture learning lessons about the traditional Spanish games kids play in the Spanish countries that are selected for the Fiesta Cultural on Friday, September 28th.  

Games are Fun! No matter where we live and what language we speak , games, play and laughter are unifying and culturally significant!

Traditional Spanish Games Video

https://youtu.be/Fj5wslWkPdw

Dear Families,

The Hispanic Cultural Fiesta  will be celebrated on Friday, September 28 during recess time. This will be a cultural extended lesson to students about Spanish Traditional Games kids play at recess along with a taste of favorite latino snacks for kids.  

Traditional Hispanic games:

La rayuela ~ hopscotch (colors,  numbers)

La cuerda de saltar ~ jump rope (counting)

El yoyo ~ (counting)

Los conos – cones (colors, numbers)  

Futbol (soccer lingo & team play)  

Favorite Snacks:                                              Ensalada de frutas y galletas surtidas: Fruit salad and assorted mini butter cookies.  Frutas :mangos, manzanas, peras, bananos, piña, sandía, coco.

The Spanish Speaking Countries Song https://youtu.be/1hEUeb24mUU

 

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