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Sep 20

PTO Meetings

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The next general meeting of the PTO will take place on Monday, September 26 at 2:00 pm!

Haven’t joined yet?  It’s not too late!  Click on the membership link below to finalize:

SPMA PTO Membership Form

Sep 19

Family Scavenger Hunt & Cross Country

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It’s not too late to register for the FREE SPMA Cyclebar event this Thursday hosted by the PTO and Hilton Head Cyclebar.  The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the lobby.

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Our new PTO is already working on the next event!  Join the Family Scavenger hunt this Saturday!  Click below for details and the pdf list:

Family Scavenger Hunt

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Some of our morning runners enjoyed low tide and sunrise on Monday morning.  Support them in Wednesday’s meet at St. Francis!  For more information, contact Coach Ben or Coach Kelly.

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Sep 17

Spanish Newsletter & Reminders

We have been having a great time with Señora Bibi!  Please see her first newsletter by clicking the link below:

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Screening forms are due by September 20th (this Tuesday)!

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Don’t forget to join the PTO!  For more information, contact pto [at] spma[dot]com.

Sep 15

Friday 9.16 News

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Our SPMA PTO will be joining Hilton Head Cyclebar to host their first [FREE] community event of the school year on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30pm.  Sign up and meet new friends, have a lot of fun, and get in a great workout!  Space is limited to 45 from our SPMA community.  You can sign-up in the main office and go on to register and reserve your bike.  See below for additional information from Cyclebar:

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CycleBar® is the only premium indoor cycling franchise available in the world today, and is now open in Hilton Head — on the south end of the island in the building with Starbuck’s and Five Guys.

CycleBar® set up a private web address for the SPMA PTO Team to register and select a bike for SPMA PTO’s personal “RockYourRide” VIP Preview event.

To register and select your bike:

  1. Put the following unique web address for your group into your browser:

http://hiltonhead.cyclebar.com/private-landing/?apptid=786413&groupname=SPMA PTO

  1. Click “Reserve your bike.”
  2. Sign up for an account. (This event is free!)
  3. Select a bike in the class.
  4. Get ready for an incredibly unique and fun experience!

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GAMEDAY COLORS TODAY- September 16!

Rock your team’s colors as we get in the football spirit!

Sep 13

Gameday Colors & Picture Day

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We are making up for two short weeks!  Due to Tropical Storm Hermine followed by an additional 4-day week, we will be celebrating College Gameday this Friday (9/15)!  Sport your favorite team’s colors as we see where the lines are drawn.  Good luck this weekend!

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SAVE THE DATE: School pictures will be taken on October 12th and 13th!

A fun picture questionnaire will be sent home this week.

Sep 08

Wrapping Week 4!

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Join us in the lobby at 8:30 am or 2:00 pm for the first meeting of the year!

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We are happy to hold several optional screenings throughout the school year.  Typically, we host speech, vision, and hearing screenings.  If there are any other screenings that you are interested in seeing hosted at SPMA, please let us know.

Our first optional screening for speech will be held on Thursday, September 22.  Information on local speech therapist, Nicole Roberts, has been posted below.  The sign-up forms will be sent home on Friday afternoon.  If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to her at nicoleroberts111 [at] gmail[dot]com

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SCHOOL HOUSEKEEPING

Thank you so much for adhering to our parking lot requests! It has certainly been a smooth, safer week for us!  Here are a few reminders:

  • Call and/or email the office to report absences and illnesses. office [at] spma[dot]com and 785-2534.
  • Turn in your emergency forms.  Students who do not have necessary forms can not attend school.  This is a liability to you and SPMA, and a violation of DSS laws.
  • Uniforms should be worn Monday-Thursday in Primary through Middle School. If you would like an additional copy of the uniform policy, please contact the office.
  • It is crucial that sick children remain at home.  This includes 24 hours after fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc.  Remember that a behavioral change is usually the first sign of illness.  A low grade (99.5°F) plus general malaise, runny nose, and/or headache, etc. means that a day of rest would be helpful, with an assessment after 24 hours.  Thank you for your help with this!
  • Please stay in your vehicle during carpool unless you are requested by a staff member to help with your child(ren). It is safer for fewer people to be navigating the vehicles and creates consistency in our carpool routine. Feel free to park and walk in if you are not comfortable.  If you are walking up to the carpool benches, please use the long sidewalk/ramp.  This keeps the stairs clear for teachers and carpoolers.

Feel free to find me in the lobby each morning, and again in the office each afternoon for ANYTHING. The office can also schedule personal appointments throughout the week. Additionally, you may reach me directly at melindacotter [at] spma[dot]com.   Have a wonderful weekend!

Melinda

Sep 06

PTO & Cross Country

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SAVE THE DATE for the first official Parent Teacher Organization meeting of the year!

This Friday (9/9) at 8:30 am and 2:00 pm, the Executive Board will be welcoming all SPMA families who are interested in joining the PTO.  The Board members are full of energy and ideas, but still need you!  Working as a community is an integral component of any school, but particularly a Montessori one.  Please come to either meeting to learn about upcoming events, offer feedback and ideas, and help make this school year a success.  Questions?  Email: pto [at] spma[dot]com

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Come out to support the Cross Country Team in their remaining meets of the season:

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Sept 14 – John Paul II Host near Okatie
SPMA, JPII, BA, HT, STP, Bolden, SGG

Sept 21 – St. Francis Host on HHI
SPMA, Bridges, JPII, SGG, Cross, SFCS, HHP

Sept 28 – John Paul II Host near Okatie
SPMA, RCS, JPII, BA, HT, Cross, HHP

Oct 5 –HHP Host @ HHP/Forest Preserve
SPMA, HHP, JPII, SGG, BA, SFCS, HT

Oct 12 – SGG Host @ Pinckney Colony Road
ALL TEAMS

Oct 19 – MS Championship – Sgt. Jasper Park
ALL TEAMS – TOP 7 BOYS AND GIRLS FROM EACH

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Sep 05

Week of 9.6.16

Welcome back!  We trust that everyone had a safe but fun weekend!  This will be a busy 4 day week for SPMA.  All enrichment classes (Music, Art, Spanish, and Fitness) officially begin, and we are so excited!

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The Upper School 1st-6th graders also begin Tennis at Van Der Meer Tennis Academy.  To learn more about the program, visit http://www.vdmacademy.com/

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SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, September 13 at 8:30 am

“So You Want to be a Substitute?” Parent Ed Cafe.

Join our brief class as we discuss basic Montessori principles, tour the school, observe a few classrooms, and host a subbing Q&A.  Trusted subs are always in demand and Subs receive VRN hours for their time.  Not sure what VRN means?  Come and find out!  For more information, please email Melinda, melindacotter [at] spma[dot]com.

Sep 02

School Closed – Second Notification

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For the safety of our students, staff, and SPMA community, Sea Pines Montessori Academy will be closed on Friday, September 2. The area remains under a Tropical Storm Warning.  Tropical storm force winds are forecast to arrive in the morning.  For updates, please visit:

http://www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/publicsafety/hurricane/stormupdates.cfm

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Please exercise caution as many roads may become flooded or blocked by downed trees/power lines. Be safe everyone!

Labor-Day-Reminder

School will remain closed on Labor Day (Monday, September 5).

We look forward to greeting everyone when we return on Tuesday, September 6.

Sep 01

School Closings

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For the safety of our students, staff, and SPMA community, Sea Pines Montessori Academy will be closed on Friday, September 2. The area remains under a Tropical Storm Warning.  Tropical storm force winds are forecast to arrive in the morning.  For updates, please visit:

http://www.hiltonheadislandsc.gov/publicsafety/hurricane/stormupdates.cfm

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

Please exercise caution as many roads may become flooded or blocked by downed trees/power lines. Be safe everyone!

Labor-Day-Reminder

School will remain closed on Labor Day (Monday, September 5).

We look forward to greeting everyone when we return on Tuesday, September 6.