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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.  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

 

Sep 20

Happy Friday!

The GATORS store is still open for business!  Get in the GATOR spirit and purchase your athletic wear (child and adult sizes).  A portion of the sales goes to support SPMA Athletics.  Due to the evacuation, the store will be open  until tomorrow, Friday, September 20 at Noon.  After the sale closes, it will not reopen until next semester, so don’t miss out! Visit https://spmagators1819.itemorder.com/sale today!

Thanks to the PTO for putting an awesome drive for those affected by Hurricane Florence.  We’re now collecting through next Friday the 28th.  See the flyer below for what to add to our collection!  You can also follow the PTO on Instagram (@spmapto) and Facebook (Sea Pines Montessori Academy PTO) for current posts or email pto@spma.com

Our fiesta takes place next Friday the 28th!  Volunteer information will be going out tomorrow.  We’d love to have your help for this awesome event!  For specific information on the day’s plans, email Señora Bibi at bibiosorio@spma.com  We can’t wait!

REMINDER: There will be no entry into the building during any school drills, which include fire drills, shelter-in-place, and soft locks.  Always arrive by 8:30 am.

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Sep 17

VOLLEYBALL CLUB for 4th-8th graders STARTS TOMORROW!

Join us for a Volleyball Development Club led by Coach Dat, who brings 5 years of JV and Varsity Volleyball Coaching to our program!

This Intro club will help develop many athletic skills while encouraging teamwork and good sportsmanship. If your student is interested, please return the form and $40 club* fee to the main office.  The practice day for this year will be Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15 pm.   DATES: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, & 10/30 (An additional make-up will be added due to last week’s closure.)

Return your VB Club Registration Form before it’s too late!

Thank you to all of our Annual Fund donors!  We are excited to have surpassed our 50% financial goal in the first month.  However, we are very short of our 100% participation goal.  Please return your pledge today.  There are several ways to commit: Annual Fund Donation Form

Aug 31

Great info & 3 day weekend!

The September 2018 Newsletter is here!  Be sure to read all about our non-profit model, art program, upcoming events, and more!  HUGE THANK YOU to all of our August Annual Fund donors, too!  Click on the blue link to access the pdf.

The GATORS store is open for business!  Get in the GATOR spirit and purchase your athletic wear (child and adult sizes).  A portion of the sales goes to support SPMA Athletics.  The store is only open through Friday, September 14 at Noon.  After the sale closes, it will not reopen until next semester, so don’t miss out! Visit https://spmagators1819.itemorder.com/sale today!

Want to learn more about Athletics?  Check out this month’s issue of The Gator Gazette

Congratulations to the Cross Country team on a successful first meet.  We’re proud of you!

Volleyball Club for 4th-8th grade is starting!  Return your VB Club Registration Form to the main office by September 7.  Club information for grades 2-4 will be released soon!

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Aug 26

Week of August 26

Don’t forget that carpool is over at 8:30!  For safety purposes, there will be no parking or pulling up under the portico between arrival and dismissals.  Thank you for keeping our tardies at an all-time low!

 

2018-19 Pizza Form is due on Wednesday!  Pizza does not begin until September and will be served on the following dates for the first half of the year:

September-7,14,21,28

October-5,12,26

November-2,9,16,30

December-7,14

January-11,18,25

Join the Cross Country team this Wednesday, August 29 for their first meet of the season.  Race starts at 4:30 PM, hosted by the Cross Schools and St Gregory the Great. The location is at the end of Pinkney Colony Rd in Bluffton.  Good luck runners!

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Bring your infant/toddler and join Mrs. DeFreitas at school on Mondays for Music Together!  Register today- Classes begin tomorrow!

SPMA will be closed on Monday, September 3.

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Aug 19

Week 2 of school

We had a blast on Alumni Day- kicking off our 50th Anniversary with a bang!  Thank you to our PTO volunteers who helped, our alumni who returned, and all of the friends, families, and faculty who worked to make it a success.

Please consider contributing a memory to our time capsule, which will be buried in Harbour Town later this year.  Su Gibson, an alum and current SPMA mom, left this beautiful memory for the time capsule on Friday.  

A basket will be placed in the lobby until the first week of September– please leave all memories and collections there.

  

Mrs. Barton, current SPMA Lower Elementary teacher & mom of future SPMA student, Ryann Schmoyer, current PTO VP & mom of current & future SPMA students, and Cara Socie, mom of two current SPMA students, enjoy a caricature at Alumni Day.  Class of ’91! 

Tuesday- August 21:  Join the PTO on Tuesday morning for coffee and their first meeting beginning after morning arrival.  The Suzuki teachers (Mrs. DeFreitas- piano, Ms. Krimm- violin) will also be hosting an information session on the Suzuki program.  For those unable to make it in the morning, there will be an additional Suzuki information session at 2:30 pm.  Current and prospective families are encouraged to attend.

Don’t forget to return your 2018-19 Pizza Form!

Please help us meet our goal of 100% participation.  Pledge today!  Annual Fund donations will help with: school security, technology improvements, enrichment materials, STEAM based learning experiences, and the replacement of our event chairs!  Download and return the Annual Fund Donation Form.

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Aug 14

Happy First Full Day!

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We hope so because it has officially arrived!

We appreciate everyone arriving early.  It helps keep our campus safe and secure when all children are accounted for by 8:30.

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The August Newsletter is in!  Please click the link to access school dates, Annual Fund goals, invitations to Alumni Day on Friday & the Smart Company Kids event on Saturday, and a pizza order form.  Pizza forms are due on August 29.

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Attention 4th-8th graders:  It’s not too late to join the Cross Country team!  Practice and meet information can be found here.  For more information, email athletics@spma.com

Join us this Thursday evening for Back to School Night.  This is a parents only event.  We will begin promptly at 5:30 pm (in your child’s classroom) and end with an assembly.  Our goal is to end by 6:30 pm so that no one is out too late on a school night.

We are off to a great start for this year’s Annual Fund!  Thanks to first day donations and a $2,500 match by Mrs. Cotter, we are already close to 50%  of our $20,000 goal.  We are striving for 100% participation from our SPMA family.  Please consider a donation today: Annual Fund Donation Form

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Aug 05

School starts soon!

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All school forms and class information were mailed in July.  If you did not receive your emailed packet, please call the office.  The office will be open on Tuesday, August 7 through Friday, August 10 from 8:00-3:00pm.  

ALL SCHOOL FORMS ARE DUE BY TUESDAY, AUGUST 14.

SAVE THE DATE: There are two fun events heading your way!  Follow us on Facebook for more information– link in email, just click the icon!

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Alumni Day

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