Monthly Archives: May 2017

May 23

First Rehearsal


Tomorrow morning will be the first walk-through rehearsal in preparation for the ceremony this Friday.  Since we will be walking under the portico and to the green space (weather permitting), we need to insure timely arrivals.  All students should be in class no later than 8:30 am.  Thank you!

May 22

Final Week of School

Thank you to our PTO for an awesome Spring Fling yesterday!  We had a blast and are thankful the volunteers.  A special thank you to the officers for a great inaugural year: Mackenzie Strauss, Meghan Green, Tiffany Ruwadi, Erin McMackin, and Whitney Hughes.


There are a few yearbooks left.  Please stop by the office to reserve yours!


Field Day takes place this Thursday for all Junior and Senior K’s through 6th grade!  Be sure to see the email from your child’s classroom teachers for details.  Students will need to wear their team color, sunscreen, a hat, and bring a water bottle.  To volunteer, contact Mrs. Barton at 


All students will be dismissed at 11:30 and Noon this Friday.  


Invitations have been sent out to families who have “bridgers” this year.  Those families whose children are completing kindergarten, 3rd grade, and 6th grade should plan on attending the Bridging and Graduation Ceremony on Friday at 9:30 am.  Refreshments will follow.


Congratulations to our 8th grade class of 2017!  They will be recognized as they graduate Middle School on Friday.  Families of 8th graders have been invited to the ceremony at 9:30 am.  Refreshments will follow the donning of the stoles.  


May 16

Yearbooks & Wacky Wednesday


Don’t delay!  We only purchase a limited number of yearbooks.  Order yours today!


“It all began with a shoe on the wall.
A shoe on the wall shouldn’t be there at all.”

-Dr. Seuss

Join us as we celebrate WACKY WEDNESDAY at SPMA!

Students are invited to dress WACKY for the day as we enjoy a morning Variety Show and discover that our school and classrooms aren’t quite as we left them…

A few rules for Wacky Wednesday: No costumes, makeup, masks, or things on the head. Students must still be able to comfortably participate in the work cycle and recess. Parents are welcome to attend our Variety Show (9:30 am).  Bring chairs or beach towels!


May 14

PTO Bids & Wacky Wednesday


Join us this Wednesday for our Wacky Variety Show at 9:30 am on the green space.  Bring your chairs or towels and hang with us for some stress-free, silly fun as we celebrate the end of the school year!


Place your bids for some amazing baskets, courtesy of the PTO and classrooms.  There’s everything you need from Toddler to Adult.  Don’t buy those beach items at Target– get some great things for summer fun at SPMA instead!  Bidding is open.  All basket items can be viewed in the school lobby, so place your bids now!


We are only one week away from the PTO’s Inaugural Spring Fling!  Join us next Sunday, May 21 from 3:00 – 6:00 pm for tons of fun.  You won’t want to miss food, drinks, snocones, karaoke, a DUNK TANK, and more!  Who’ll be in the hot seat?  You’ll have to come to find out!


May 09



Please help us staff for the upcoming summer camp and 2017-2018 school year!  Have a re-enrollment contract or need one reprinted?  Please let us know.  These are past due.

We want to make sure that we have adequate staffing for summer camp, particularly for the week of July 3.  Please be sure to return all camp forms by May 15.  Some sessions have a wait list.  Access your Primary & Elementary Camp and Preprimary Camp booklets today!


Join us this Thursday at 5:30 pm for a Musical treat.  Suzuki piano, violin, & guitar will be playing (ages Primary to Middle School).  Interested in a music program for next year?  Don’t miss this!


We are excited to welcome all the special women in our SPMA families to Bring Your Mothers to School Day this Friday.  Most classrooms will host Moms from 8:15-9:00 am.  See emails from your classroom Preprimary teachers for more details on Toddler times.


SAVE THE DATE:  The PTO’s Inaugural Spring Fling will take place on Sunday, May 21 from 3:00-6:00 pm.  We are excited to end this year on a wonderful note.  Join us for fun, laughs, memories, and community.  It has been such a hard year for so many.  We appreciate how everyone has come together and helped not only one another but also the school.  Let’s finish strong and keep the good times rolling!  Stay tuned for more details.  To help the PTO and become a member, it’s not too late.  Email for membership and volunteer information.



May 08

You’re Invited

music_recital_invitation-r53b57f776405492fa020d1f1b3e672ff_zk9c4_324The Suzuki Piano, Violin, and Guitar recital is this Thursday at 5:30 pm.  All are welcome to attend!  Come and see the wonderful talents of our students.


Mother’s Day at school takes place this Friday.  Be sure to come at your scheduled time.  All Preprimary families should confirm their time with Ms. Bass and Mrs. McKinney.  All others are from 8:15-9:00am.

May 04

Science & Celebrations

We are so excited to see everyone at tomorrow’s Science Fair from 2:00-3:15 pm.  All are invited!  The presentations will take place in the Upper School wing.


Coming soon to a court near you: SPMA’s inaugural basketball team!  We are so excited about the athletic additions for the 2017-2018 school year.  Stay tuned for more information on athletic plans and many other enrichment activities!  

May 04

Teacher Appreciation

We continue to have a fun week at SPMA!  We are so blessed to have a great family unit here.  This morning our teachers used their Montessori observation skills to find a match to their picture AND a hidden surprise at the spot!  Some pictures were easier than others (sorry, Kayla); however, we had a blast running around the building!  Watch out, Mrs. Harris!  Thank you [PTO and parents] for another wonderful breakfast, too!

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May 03

Thank You & Science Fair


Thank you for all of the wonderful treats and well-wishes this week!  We have the best teachers in the world and are so blessed to be supported by great families.


Thank you to the PTO for organizing great breakfasts and meals for the staff!  It’s been fantastic!


Science Fair takes place at 2:00pm this Friday.  We encourage everyone to attend.  Students in grades 1 through 8 will be presenting their science projects to small groups.  We will wrap up around 3:15.  Please note: all upper school students should be picked up in their classrooms.  There will be no upper school carpool.