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Aug 16

Back to School Night & eclipse glasses

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Join us for Back to School Night tomorrow at 5:30 pm.  Now that school has been in session, come to ask questions, learn about your child’s schedule, sign up for an instrument, learn about athletics, meet the administration, and more!   We look forward to seeing everyone!

spmaeclipseWe are excited to offer our students NASA-approved eclipse glasses.  These will be distributed to classroom teachers tomorrow.  For additional glasses, viewing details, and school closing information, please read our: 2017 Eclipse Letter.

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Aug 14

First Day!

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Tomorrow is the first day for all students!  We cannot wait to have a full house.  We cannot stress the importance of being on time.  If you start the year making good habits, they have a better chance of sticking.

Upper School arrival: 8:00-8:15am

Lower School arrival: 8:15-8:30am

Reminders for carpool:  We service 3 cars at a time.  Please always pull up to the first stop sign.  Do not get out of the car unless we ask you for help.  It makes it more challenging to monitor who is watching the children.  If you need extra time, there are spaces to the left of the bus that are marked by the pedestrian “men” where you can pull up and take your time.  Occasionally we will also ask you to pull forward if we are having difficulty safely unloading.  Students should remain seat-belted until your vehicle stops at one of the unloaded spaces.  After you drop your child off, we encourage you to park and come in for coffee and say hello!  We are excited to catch up and get to know all of our new families!

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Please turn in your music forms ASAP!  We would like to finalize a lesson schedule.  Thank you!

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Aug 10

Meet & Greet — Forms DUE

MGJoin us tomorrow (Open House style) from 2-3 pm!  Meet the teachers, visit your child’s classroom, and chat with the entire SPMA staff before the first day of school!  We can’t wait to greet everyone!

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Don’t forget to bring in your child’s enrollment forms, too!  We need all of the packet forms to be returned prior to your child’s start date.  Some forms (annual fund, Suzuki piano/violin and guitar, and PTO) will also be available in the lobby.

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The Uniform Swap is open!  Please bring in your washed, gently worn uniforms and place them below the table.  Feel free to take what you like.  Hats, Tervis tumblers, and lunchbags are also available for purchase.

Aug 04

Week of Aug 7-11

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Summer Camp officially ended today!  Thank you to our local fire department for continuing with the fun tradition of SPRAY DAY!  The kids had a blast.  Be sure to enroll next year– and don’t wait.  We are so sorry that we were not able to accommodate everyone on the waitlist.  If you have any feedback to offer, please email our Summer Camp Director, Beth McCune, at bethmccune@spma.com

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Emails for Cross Country practice went out earlier this week.  If you did not receive one, please email our Athletics Director, Ben Kozik, at benkozik@spma.com to be placed on the list and/or have your general questions answered.  Any student participating in athletics must have a physical and health assessment on file.  These can be found at http://seapinesmontessori.com/athletics/.  The Fall meets schedule has been released.  Be sure to save the date and come cheer on our team.  GO GATORS!!

Wednesday, August 30 – Saint Gregory the Great/Cross
Wednesday, September 6 – Bolden
Wednesday, September 13 – John Paul II
Wednesday, September 20 – St. Francis
Wednesday, September 27 – John Paul II
Wednesday, October 4 – Hilton Head Prep
Wednesday, October 11 – Saint Gregory the Great
Wednesday, October 18 – Middle School Championship – Riverview @ Habersham (Time Qualification Required)
*This schedule is tentative and is subject to change based on weather and host school events.
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The office will begin accepting enrollment forms beginning at Noon on Monday, August 7.   Please note that we will be in staff meetings on Monday morning and unavailable for the phone and front door.  We can’t wait to see you all soon!
Land’s End has offered another coupon in preparation for Tax Free weekend!  Enjoy!
Jul 31

August has arrived!

The Land’s End sale ends tonight!  If you missed out, be sure to check out Uniform Work and Sport.  They have new toddler sizes in stock.  Don’t forget your local SPMA Coupon which is good until August 19!  They are located on the island at 29 Hunter Road near the airport.Free logo from Lands' End starts July 24th

Please read our newly designed Sea Pines Montessori Newsletter, SPMA TODAY: Click –>Fall 2017 Issue 1  Enjoy!

Jul 24

Welcome Back!

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Greetings parents!  We look forward to seeing everyone soon.  Please see the following regarding Dress Code.

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The Uniform Swap opens soon!  Now accepting all gently worn, washed uniforms (tops, bottoms, dresses, etc.)  Uniforms can be left in the school lobby near the showcase.  We will notify everyone when it opens.  Thank you!

Free logo from Lands' End starts July 24thFree logos starts today at Land’s End.  For additional questions, be sure to view the 2017-2018 SPMA Uniform Policy

May 23

First Rehearsal

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Tomorrow morning will be the first walk-through rehearsal in preparation for the ceremony this Friday.  Since we will be walking under the portico and to the green space (weather permitting), we need to insure timely arrivals.  All students should be in class no later than 8:30 am.  Thank you!

May 22

Final Week of School

Thank you to our PTO for an awesome Spring Fling yesterday!  We had a blast and are thankful the volunteers.  A special thank you to the officers for a great inaugural year: Mackenzie Strauss, Meghan Green, Tiffany Ruwadi, Erin McMackin, and Whitney Hughes.

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There are a few yearbooks left.  Please stop by the office to reserve yours!

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Field Day takes place this Thursday for all Junior and Senior K’s through 6th grade!  Be sure to see the email from your child’s classroom teachers for details.  Students will need to wear their team color, sunscreen, a hat, and bring a water bottle.  To volunteer, contact Mrs. Barton at priscillakelly@spma.com 

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All students will be dismissed at 11:30 and Noon this Friday.  

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Invitations have been sent out to families who have “bridgers” this year.  Those families whose children are completing kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 6th grade should plan on attending the Bridging and Graduation Ceremony on Friday at 9:30 am.  Refreshments will follow.

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Congratulations to our 8th grade class of 2017!  They will be recognized as they graduate Middle School on Friday.  Families of 8th graders have been invited to the ceremony at 9:30 am.  Refreshments will follow the donning of the stoles.  

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May 16

Yearbooks & Wacky Wednesday

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Don’t delay!  We only purchase a limited number of yearbooks.  Order yours today!

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“It all began with a shoe on the wall.
A shoe on the wall shouldn’t be there at all.”

-Dr. Seuss

Join us as we celebrate WACKY WEDNESDAY at SPMA!

Students are invited to dress WACKY for the day as we enjoy a morning Variety Show and discover that our school and classrooms aren’t quite as we left them…

A few rules for Wacky Wednesday: No costumes, makeup, masks, or things on the head. Students must still be able to comfortably participate in the work cycle and recess. Parents are welcome to attend our Variety Show (9:30 am).  Bring chairs or beach towels!

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May 14

PTO Bids & Wacky Wednesday

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Join us this Wednesday for our Wacky Variety Show at 9:30 am on the green space.  Bring your chairs or towels and hang with us for some stress-free, silly fun as we celebrate the end of the school year!

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Place your bids for some amazing baskets, courtesy of the PTO and classrooms.  There’s everything you need from Toddler to Adult.  Don’t buy those beach items at Target– get some great things for summer fun at SPMA instead!  Bidding is open.  All basket items can be viewed in the school lobby, so place your bids now!

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We are only one week away from the PTO’s Inaugural Spring Fling!  Join us next Sunday, May 21 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm for tons of fun.  You won’t want to miss food, drinks, snocones, karaoke, a DUNK TANK, and more!  Who’ll be in the hot seat?  You’ll have to come to find out!

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