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Aug 23

Driving Safety, Weather, & PTO


Please slow down on Fox Grape Road!  Some cars are driving too quickly on our road and parking lot.  Be aware of the curving lane, students walking, and carpool lines.  Pulling around the carpool lines is dangerous and needs to be avoided.  If you are in a rush, you must arrive before carpool for an early dismissal.  During carpool, note the 3 pick-up “stops.”  Pull up to each and be aware of your surroundings.  No cell phones, please!  We appreciate your help in maintaining our safe environment.


We are tracking the Atlantic storms and will keep you posted of possible delays or closings.  All clear so far!  Be sure to follow UPDATES and WEATHER for current information.


We are still looking for a Vice President of Events!  If you are interested or would like to nominate someone else, please contact Melinda!  We are excited for the first PTO Executive Board to meet, and the VP of Events will be playing a crucial role.  Thank you! Email: melindacotter [at] spma[dot]com

Aug 21

PTO Executive Board Interest?


As we prepare for the first official PTO Meeting at SPMA, the following SPMA parents were nominated for a possible Executive Board position.  We are continuing to accept nominations through Wednesday, August 24.  Please send all nominations or requests for additional information to melindacotter [at] spma[dot]com.

The following are current nominees:

President: Mackenzie Strauss


VP-Membership: Meghan Greene

Treasurer: Erin McMackin

Secretary: Whitney Hughes

Any voting will be held this Thursday and the Executive Board will be announced by Friday, August 26.  Thank you for your support in this new Parent Teacher Organization!  We look forward to all of the fun times ahead!

Aug 20

PTO Interest Group – CHECK!

We had a wonderful PTO Interest Meeting!  Thank you to everyone who offered new ideas, feedback, and arrived with a lot of energy!

In the upcoming week, we will be sending out Friday’s meeting minutes to the entire school community as we prepare for the next meeting.  In the meantime, feel free to express your interest by emailing Melinda, Head of School.

melindacotter [at] spma [dot] com


Aug 18

New Parent Teacher Organization!

Please join our Parent Meeting (Friday! 8/19) at 8:30 am in the lobby.  We have officially changed from SPMA Booster Club to SPMA PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)!

Needed: Officers, Event Ideas, Event Chairs, New Ideas & Lots of ENERGY!!

Help us make this a great year as we work with the teachers to create a great SPMA unit, raise money for our school and students, and plan fun things to do!


Aug 16

Save the Date!

Back to School Night will take place this Thursday from 5-6 pm.  Crew students should be picked up no later than 5 pm.  Join us in the lobby for a brief greeting and introduction before moving to classrooms.

Thank you for helping us reach a 95% on-time arrival for our first full day of school.  Let’s keep it up!


Aug 16

Welcome Back!

IMG_1519We look forward to greeting new and returning students.

2016-2017 Arrival Times:

Upper School (1st – 8th grade) 8:00-8:15 am

Lower School (Toddler – Kindergarten) 8:15-8:30 am

All students are ‘tardy’ after 8:30 am.

Please call the main office for absences and questions.  843-785-2534IMG_1519

Jan 11

Featured Student: Phillip Evans

Featured Student

Sea Pines Montessori Academy Student Perspective

Phillip Evans, Middle School Graduate

A Parent’s Perspective

Dr. Jocelyn Evans, Phillip’s mother

As a mom I feel as if Phillip became a Montessorian the day he was born. 18 months old through 8th grade, and if I had it my way he would go to Montessori College and Life thereafter.

One of the greatest qualities that comes from a Montessori education is an inherent desire to learn. Phillip loves to learn on his own, as manifested by his reading a book a week on history, economics and political science.

The encouraging, non competitive environment engenders intellectual curiosity. Spma set him on a positive course to thrive in a public high school. He has repeatedly expressed gratitude at the myriad ways in which SPMA prepared him well by fostering his interest at a young age for the Constitution while exposing him to Model UN in middle school. He continues to participate in the Montessori Model UN in NY as a Dais, as well as the Hilton Head High School Model UN in Atlanta.

It is a joy to reflect on my days as an Spma mom. The teachers care, the parents are involved, and I miss having you guys take him out of his car seat so he can enter “THE HAPPY ZONE”. Thank you for giving me an opportunity to shed light on all the “goodness” that pervades SPMA.

Nov 24

12/4 Candlelit Concert, Dinner, & Auction

Candlelit-ConcertPlease join us Thursday, December 4th, for SPMA’s annual Candlelit Concert, Dinner, and Auction.

The children will be gathering on the green to perform. The performance will begin at 5:30pm, followed by dinner. Afterwards, the Silent Auction will be open until 9:00pm. Childcare is provided.

Join us as we celebrate our Sea Pines Montessori family and all that we have to be grateful for!

Reservations required.

No cost to attend, but donations are accepted. Thank you!


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