Monthly Archives: November 2017

Nov 30

December has arrived!


Save the date!  The Candlelit Concert & Silent Auction will be next Friday, December 8 at 5:30 pm!  Please note that there will be dismissals at 1:00 and 3:00NO CREW.


Bidding opens TOMORROW and will close shortly after the Concert next week.  Be sure to place your bids early!


The December 2017 Newsletter is here!  Did you know that we are only $1,100 away from meeting our mid-year goal of $10,000 for the Annual Fund, and 60% away from our 100% family participation goal?  Please help us by pledging today: Annual Fund Donation Form!

Nov 18

End of week updates


School pictures are in and links have been distributed.  If you have not received your child’s gallery, please email for the link and code.  Please turn in all orders by Monday.  Thank you!


There are only 2 short days left to get some great books at our school Book Fair!  Be sure to check out your child’s and classroom’s wish list, too!


Grandparent’s Day takes place next Tuesday (11/21).  We are excited to welcome all of these special loved ones to school.  Be sure to arrive at your child’s specific time block.  Teachers will send out reminder emails of that special time frame.


School will be closing on Tuesday, November 21 at 11:30 am (Lower School) and Noon (Upper School) and will reopen on Monday, November 27.  We wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels!

Nov 12

Packing in the thankfulness!


Thank you to the PTO, SPMA Staff, and all of the Parent Volunteers who worked together for a fun Fall Festival!  We appreciate this amazing event, and look forward to seeing everyone again at the upcoming Book Fair, Candlelit Concert, and Science Fair!


The National Junior Beta Club’s motto is “to promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, leadership and service among elementary and secondary school students.”  Their next service project to pack as many shoeboxes as possible for Samaritan’s Purse.  Please help them by donating an item from your child’s class wish list:

Preprimary–  Toys and Art Supplies for boys and girls aged 2-4 : small stuffed animals, balls, small toys, crayons, and coloring books
Primary– Clothes and Health Items: blankets, hairbrushes, band-aids, clothes (to fit a 2-4 year old child), socks
Lower El– Clothes and Health Items: blankets, hairbrushes, band-aids, clothes (to fit a 5-9 year old), socks, hats
Upper El & Middle School- Toys, Games, Art Supplies (crayons, markers, colored pencils, paper, coloring books), balls with pump, stuffed animals, small toys, jump ropes, card games
Items can be placed in the collection box near the front door or sent in with your child.  The Beta Club will be collecting through this Thursday, November 16, and then packing up their shoeboxes on Friday!  Thank you for your support!
Nov 09

Early November Events!

BFWe are so excited for Book Fair to arrive next Tuesday!  Join us in the lobby as we peruse all of the wonderful classics and new books from

Sign-ups to help with Book Fair check-outs will be posted on the bulletin board.  Please join us as we celebrate reading!

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The PTO will meet next Tuesday, November 14 at 8:00 am for a coffee social with the meeting to follow!  Please join them as they continue planning for more fun events.  If you enjoyed the Fall Festival (who didn’t?!?!), consider participating in their planning meetings.  Thank you to the officers (Tiffany Ruwadi, Meghan Green, Erin McMackin, & Whitney Hughes) for leading this group of awesome families!


Grandparent’s Day takes place on the last Tuesday before Thanksgiving Break (November 21).  This is also a half-day for all students and the final day for Book Fair!