Week 1 flew by!

Aug 16

It’s hard to believe that week 1 is already under our belts!  It was SUCH a wonderful week, too!

By now, you should have received a newsletter from your child’s teacher(s).  If you didn’t, please email the class-name at spma.com email address (example: blueroom@spma.com to reach Mrs. Schilling and Mrs. Stroh) to be added to their distribution.

We really appreciate everyone’s patience with 3:00 carpool. We are starting promptly at 2:55 in order to service all vehicles by 3:15.  Please continue to pay attention to students crossing the parking lot, adults and children walking under the portico, and cars in front and behind you. Do not pull out of carpool lane and drive on the left hand side.  If you need to park, you must wait until you are parallel to the desired space.  We know it’s not ideal, but at least it’s the safe choice!

The Annual Fund and PTO Membership pledges are rolling in!!! Don’t forget that 100% participation is our #1 goal.  I was excited to match the first $2500 in Annual Fund donations.  Thank you to everyone who has committed thus far.  All current donors, except those who requested to stay anonymous, will be thanked at the end of each month. Join us by pledging today!  The PTO also will be adding SPMA SuperSTARS to their heart wall in the hallway.  These stars represent all of the current PTO members at school.  Have you returned your PTO Membership Form?

By summer’s end, we were able to do the following with Annual Fund and PTO donations: purchase 6 new Macs for the teachers, re-do the art studio creating a new Middle School space (check it out!), turn the old Middle School room into an Upper School art studio, replace Light Green room’s shelves, add new security cameras around grounds, power wash all playgrounds and porches, install new playground mulch, cut and trim playground live oaks, support teacher professional development, give teachers baskets full of their wish list items, and purchase 20 new Chromebooks for the students!

Thank you for your continued support!  If you have any questions or want to provide feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact me or stop by the office.

See you on Monday!

Melinda

Head of School

The GATORS store is still open through the morning of Friday, August 23.  When you purchase spirit wear, the SPMA Athletics earns credits towards uniforms, plaques, and other merchandise.  Wear your SPMA and Gators gear throughout the year and stay tuned for exciting news from the Athletics Department!  Hint Hint: “Hey hey, you know what to do!  You gotta rock with the green and roll with the blue!”  SHOP: https://spmagatorsgear.itemorder.com/sale

There are still a few spaces remaining in the “Pre-Twinkle Suzuki Class” where the students will learn skills that will lead to playing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, the cornerstone song of the Suzuki approach, on the violin or piano in their second year.  If you’re interested in registering your 1st year primary student, please contact Mrs. Morgan in the office.  (erikamorgan@spma.com)