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Feb 20


Thank you to all of our Golden Gala Sponsors!  

Event Sponsor: Heritage Classic Foundation!

Table Sponsors: Adventure Cove — Smith Stearns Tennis Academy — Carolina Heritage Insurance — Hilton Head Exterminators — Wiseman Law Firm — New York City Pizza

Gold Sponsors: Carolina Landscape and Maintenance, Inc. —  Oakwood Chemical — Davis Landscape LTD.

Green Sponsors: Birdie James — Hilton Head Dental

Navy Sponsors: Coastal Bliss — Coastal Bliss Men — The Harris Family — The MacNair Family — Bob & Debbie Rosenfeld

We are so excited to see everyone this Saturday at the Westin!  Did you miss out on tickets and are interested in learning more about the event?  Email for details on participation.

The Box Top deadline is this Friday!  Please return all boxtops to the basket in the lobby.  Thank you for your support!

We are already preparing for Heritage!  Thank you to all of our friends and businesses who have signed up or sponsored the event thus far!  To learn more about helping us establish our tent operations, please view our Heritage Business Level Sponsor Form and contact for participation.

Summer Camp is filling up quickly!  To reserve your space, return your form to the main office as soon as possible.  All spots will be confirmed upon receipt.  If you need an additional form, they are available on our site’s home page as well as under ‘Programs.’

Tickets now on sale!  $15 in advance; $20 at the door.  We can’t wait for you all to join us next Friday, March 1 at 6:30 pm at the Seahawk Cultural Center!




Feb 07

Friday Reminder

Please return your child’s re-enrollment contract. Reminder: The office will close at 3:00 pm tomorrow.

Tomorrow (Friday the 8th) is a half-day.  Dismissal for all students will take place at 11:30 am.  We will not be eating lunch; however, students will still have snack.  Upper school students should bring their snack as usual.  Late fees are as follows: $25 for the first 15 minutes and then $5 for every minute thereafter.  Please do not be tardy for dismissal!

The students have enjoyed meeting Nurse Singer and seeing her in the Wellness Studio!  Nurse Singer will be in and out of the classrooms during the month as she builds a relationship with our children.  We look forward to all of the positive, healthy things that she brings to our school community.  A warm GATOR welcome to her, hubby Adam, and daughter Ellery (Light Purple Room)!

Don’t miss the Gala! Buy your ticket before it’s too late!



Feb 05


Re-enrollment packets went home yesterday.  Notice/Reminder: We were full in almost all classrooms this year and had to turn away students!  Please heed the deadline and return your child’s contract on time.  Enrollment opens to new families on February 19.  This also includes Summer Camp acceptance.  Admissions will be confirmed in the order received, and must be verified by an email from the main office to the parent/legal guardian.  Admittance only will be confirmed by a message from the Administrative Team (Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Morgan, and/or Mrs. Cotter).

Thank you to Java Burrito for giving back to SPMA PTO!!  Stop in for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (or all 3!) TOMORROW (Wednesday, 2/6) and grab some great food and coffee.  Proceeds will go back to the PTO and support their fundraising for classroom wish lists, teacher continuing education, and updates to school technology!

Parent-teacher conferences have begun.  There is NO CREW this Thursday, February 7.  Half-day students dismiss at their normal 1:00 time, and all full-day students will be excused at 3:00 pm.  On Friday, February 8, ALL students will be dismissed at 11:30 am.   School will operate under normal hours (half-day, full-day, crew) on Monday, February, 18.  We originally were closed for President’s Day, but have made 2/18 an additional make-up day.

Have you bought your tickets for our “once in 50 years” Golden Gala?  Join us for drinks, dancing, auction items, and fun with friends on February 23!  Please purchase your tickets by this Friday, February 8 in order to pick your plated meal from the wonderful Westin, Hilton Head menu!  There are still Gala Sponsors available, too.  Find out more about these great sponsorship opportunities!

Take Your Father’s To School Day is next Friday, February 15!  Dads, Grandpas, uncles, family, friends, etc. are welcome to join us and see work presentations by your favorite student.  Most visits will begin at 8:15 am. Preprimary families should follow their classroom’s schedule.

Your child’s Pizza Form is due.  Please return this to the main office tomorrow!

SAVE THE DATE: Our school musical, The Lion King, Jr., is on Friday, March 1 at 6:30 pm at the Seahawk Cultural Center (HHIHS)!


Jan 27

Last week of January!

Re-enrollment packets go out on in one week!  Please be sure to return your contract by the deadline.  We unfortunately had to turn away applications in 75% of our classrooms throughout this school year and have a large applicant pool for the 2019-2020 year.  Applications will be accepted in the ordered received and will open to new families on February 19.  Summer camp packets also will be included!

Have you signed up for a parent teacher conference yet?  The sign-up sheets are in the lobby.  Don’t forget to schedule an observation, too!

There are still a few opportunities to see the Boys & Girls Basketball Teams in action!
M 1/28 – Practice – 3:00 – 4:15
T 1/29 – Game vs. Bolden MS @ Bolden – 5:00 (Leaving at 2:30PM)
W 1/30 – Off
Th 1/31 – Practice – 3:00 – 4:15
F 2/1 – LAST Game vs. Beaufort Academy @ Beaufort Academy – 5:00
S 2/2 – Off
M 1/28 – Off
T 1/29 – LAST Game vs. Bolden MS @ Bolden – 4:00 (Leaving at 2:30PM)
W 1/30 – Off
Th 1/31 – Off
Visit our GATORS ATHLETICS page for directions and more information on the Athletics program.
Don’t forget to join us on February 23 for our 50th Anniversary’s Golden Gala!  Find out more about these great sponsorship opportunities!
Jan 19

2nd Semester

Sign-Up sheets have been posted in the lobby.  Be sure to sign up and meet with your child’s teacher.  Observing prior to conferences will provide you with a more comprehensive viewpoint of your child’s day as well as future classroom.  To schedule an observation, please contact the main office and/or your child’s teacher.  Due to the scheduled make-up days, conferences have been spread out over the course of 2 weeks.

2nd semester Pizza Form is here.  Please return this to the main office by Wednesday, February 6.  Thank you to New York City Pizza for partnering with the 6th-8th graders Montessori Model United Nations on this fundraiser.  They are getting closer to their trip to the UN in New York City this March!   To contribute to their important outing, contact Mrs. Fletcher at

The Boys Basketball team hit a 5 game winning stretch when they beat Cross on Thursday!  Come and cheer on both teams in their final games of the week!  Entry fees for both games may be as high as $8 for adults and is used by the host schools to pay the refs.
M 1/21 – Off – School Closed
T 1/22 – Game vs. Hilton Head Prep @ Hilton Head Prep – 6:00 
W 1/23 – Game vs. St. Francis @ St. Francis – 5:00
Th 1/24 – Practice – 3:00 – 4:15
F 1/25 – Off
S 1/26 – Practice @ BGC – 10:45 – 12:00
M 1/21 – Off – School Closed
T 1/22 – Game vs. Hilton Head Prep @ Hilton Head Prep – 5:15
W 1/23 – Game vs. St. Francis @ St. Francis – 4:00
Th 1/24 – Off
F 1/25 – Practice – 3:00 – 4:15
S 1/26 – Practice @ BGC – 10:00 – 11:15

Gala tickets are available!  The PTO still is accepting Gala Sponsors.  For more information, see last week’s News & Events or contact

School will be closed on Monday, January 21 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Jan 14

Gala Information, Sponsoring, Donations, & more!

We are counting down to a monumental event!  Not only is it the school’s 50th anniversary, but we haven’t had a celebration like this one in over 20 years!  Join us on February 23 for this “once in a green and blue moon” anniversary event!  The PTO is still seeking Gala Sponsors for the big day.  Find out more about these great sponsorship opportunities!

Silent Auction Donation Forms are being accepted, which will add to the vacation stays, Heritage experiences, and more!  Your support benefits the students and teachers, and is appreciated by all!  Be sure to share this amazing event with your friends and family.

Tickets are available now by visiting our Sales Page

For questions about the event and ways to assist, please email


Jan 11

Upcoming Sports Information

Congrats to the Boys Basketball Team on their 3 game winning streak against Cross Schools, Hilton Head Preparatory, and St. Francis!  We invite everyone to come out and cheer on our GATORS at their upcoming games!

1/14 – Practice – 4:00 – 5:15
1/15 – Game vs. St. Gregory @ St. Gregory – 4:30 (OUTDOOR GAME)
1/16 – Off
1/17 – Game vs. Cross @ Cross – 6:00
1/18 – Off
1/19 – Practice @ BGC – 10:45 – 12:00PM
1/22 – Game vs. HH Prep @Prep 6:15 PM
1/14 – Off
1/15 – Game vs. St. Gregory @ St. Gregory – 3:30 (OUTDOOR GAME)
1/16 – Off
1/17 – Game vs. Cross @ Cross – 5:00
1/18 – Practice – 3:00 – 4:15
1/19 – Practice @ BGC – 10:00 – 11:15AM
1/22 – Game vs. HH Prep @Prep 5:15 PM
Note that the game vs. St. Gregory is outdoors so it will be dependent on weather. If the game is on, please be sure to bring lawn chairs to sit. Both teams will also travel to the game together on 1/15 and 1/17.
Golf Team begins soon for those in grades 4-8.  The practice and competition schedule will be released shortly.  To register and save your space, please return the Golf Registration Form to Coach Dat or the main office.
Please remember to check for the most recent news and updates.
Thank you and have a great weekend!
Coach Dat
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).

  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!


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