Monthly Archives: November 2016

Nov 30

Mom’s Night Out!


The SPMA PTO is hosting a fun Moms’ Night Out – TODAY, (December 1) at 5:30 pm at Muse Gallery (65 Arrow Road)!  Come out to meet new friends and mingle with other Moms!


We are excited to announce that our beloved Mr. Dean will be celebrating his Grand Opening of Energy Gymnastics & Music this Saturday, December 3!  Join him from 12-3 pm for special activities for the kids, snacks, music, and a grand prize drawing!  For more information, visit his website:  Congrats Mr. Dean!

Nov 27

This week: 11/28-12/2

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Please note that picture day has moved up by 1 day due to weather.  Since we have limited space, we are utilizing outdoor areas for some photos.  Thursday weather calls for rain, so pictures will be taken on Tuesday, November 29 and Wednesday, November 30.

Pictures begin at 8:15 am, so leave plenty of time for morning arrival!

Thank you!


The SPMA PTO is hosting a fun Moms’ Night Out on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 pm at Muse Gallery (65 Arrow Road)!  Come out to meet new friends and mingle with other Moms!

Nov 18

‘Tis the Season to Get Sick


The season of everything contagious is upon us.  Forget Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and all other holidays of light- the time for strep, flu, walking pneumonia, and other icky viruses is NOW!  😉

With that in mind, please think about the following [and smile just a little]:

  • A change in behavior is typically the first sign of illness.  Even if your child does not have a fever, he will not get anything accomplished sleeping in the beanbag chair at school.
  • Tylenol first thing in the morning is just a band aid.  If your child has a low grade fever when he wakes up, giving him Tylenol is a temporary fix.  The fever usually returns, and the probability of spreading something contagious at school returns, too.
  • No one enjoys throwing up at school while their class of 20 stares at them.  If your child has vomited, he can not return within a 24 hour period.
  • We teach the children to cough and sneeze into their elbow area, not their hands.  Please help us by encouraging this at home.  Covering mouths with hands just turns hands into germy weapons of mass destruction.
  • Allow your child time to rest and recover.  We have all had times when regardless of how awful we’ve felt, we’ve had to go to work, plan a party, cook dinner and do laundry, leaving us exhausted and drained.  Our children don’t have those demands yet, so let’s give them and their bodies a break.
  • Notify us if you have received a positive test result for a communicable disease.  If school is in session and the incubation period is present, we do notify affected classrooms.

We truly appreciate your support in keeping everyone healthy.  Children wash their hands throughout the morning, and tables, handles, works, etc. are disinfected daily.  Sometimes, we just need that extra bit of help!

With Thanks~ Mrs. Cotter


There are only 2 days remaining for Book Fair!  Don’t forget to stop by before it’s too late!


Tuesday, November 22 is a 1/2 day- 11:30 and Noon dismissals for all.

School closed Wednesday, November 23- Friday, November 25.

Nov 15

Don’t forget!

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TOMORROW AT 1:30!  Please join us as we prepare for upcoming events.  There are several opportunities for volunteering.  We will group in the lobby first.


Wish lists have begun!  Don’t forget to pop in and check out this year’s great books.

Thank you to all of the families who took a tag off of our Hurricane Matthew tree.  Several families were able to receive generous items/gift cards as a result.  The love that we have at SPMA is truly special.  Thank you!

The Junior Beta Club has begun their November Service Project and will be collecting donations for Deep Well.  Please see the attached flyer for requested items.

Needed Donations

Nov 10

Upcoming Events!

Dear Parents,

We hope that everyone has settled back into routine.  It’s hard to believe that this same time last month we were all figuring out how to return to our island…

Things are moving along more quickly than anticipated at school. YAY!  Please bear with us as we reschedule some enrichment classes and events.  Currently, SPMA staff are working to compile materials and belongings lists now that we have been given the “go ahead” by the insurance CPA and adjuster.  Your support has been much needed and very appreciated.  We all grew stronger together.

November will be full of fun events!  Here are some reminders, so please save the date:


Begins Tuesday, November 15th and runs through Grandparent’s Day!


The next PTO Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 16th at 1:30pm!  

Don’t miss out!


Tuesday, November 22- times vary by classroom. Last day for Book Fair!


Tuesday, November 22 (1/2 day ALL)

Wednesday, November 23- Friday, November 25 SCHOOL CLOSED

Nov 02

Hurricane Matthew Relief


Hurricane Assistance for SPMA families and staff:

We are currently collecting donations for a few of our SPMA families and staff whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Matthew. Sadly some of our own families have sustained significant damage to their homes and lost personal belongings and sentimental treasures. Let’s join together and help out in their time of need!

Beginning Thursday, November 3 please stop by the lobby to visit our hurricane tree. On the tree you will find tags of needed items. Feel free to select any tag to fulfill, and send your donation in. These will be presented anonymously to families.  We will be collecting items in the lobby from Thursday November 3 to  Tuesday November 8. Thank you for supporting our families as they recover from Hurricane Matthew!

Nov 01

And the winner is…


The students have spoken!

By a 54% popular vote, the majority chose Donald Trump as their next President of the United States.

Final tally: 54% Donald Trump, 42% Hillary Clinton, 2% Jill Stein, 2% Gary Johnson

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Thank you to Becky Adelman for checking all of the students’ voter registration cards!

You can follow the live National Kid’s Poll here:

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