Monthly Archives: February 2018

Feb 28

Welcome to March!


SPMA’s “Willy Wonka Jr.” is this Friday at 6:30 pm!

Tickets are available now (contact the office) and are $10.  Get them early because they’ll be $15 at the door!

The PTO will be rocking the concession stand, so be sure to head over and grab some snacks and amazing commemorative posters!  (Thanks PTO, Patty, & Alan)

Note: We will not have After School Clubs tomorrow (Thursday).  A make-up date will be announced in advance.   All actors and actresses have an early dismissal on Friday from the theater at 1:30 pm  (or if signed up for the bus, by 2:00 pm at school).  There is NO CREW for all students on Friday.

We can’t wait to see everyone at the Seahawk Cultural Center at HHIHS!


The March 2018 Newsletter is here!  Click the blue link for viewing!


Business owners & partners received sponsorship information this week.  We’d love to have all business shifts and/or donations in by March 5.  Thank you to everyone– we have had so many positive replies!  Cheers to 50 years!


Don’t forget to sign-up for the SPMA GOLF CLASSIC (taking place on Thursday, March 29) as a player and/or sponsor!  Fill out the SPMA Golf Classic Forms today!  Players will have a ball– bloody mary’s to start, lunch & libations during play at the Palmetto Hall course, and a NY strip/shrimp/chicken dinner with an open bar at the Club to follow!  Email for questions or registration!

Feb 19

Wrapping up February

It’s that time again! Time for the final Box Top submission for the year…please print a fun template by clicking one of the 3 different links, and glue your box tops to the paper. Also, DON’T FORGET to print your child’s name and room “mascot” somewhere on the page so that we can keep track of the who is sending them in. This is very important to our children because the room that sends the most Box Tops in will earn an ice cream party!
All forms must be submitted to the basket in the entry foyer (under the coffee machine), no later than 5 pm THIS Thursday, 2/22. 
JOIN US on FRIDAY, MARCH 2 at 6:30 pm
Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head Island High School
Congrats to our Golden Ticket Winners: Caroline Risher, Bobby Gossett, Margaux Beller, Milan Saxton, and Rei & Rita DeFreitas! Thank you to everyone who participated in this FUNdraiser!  Thank you to Ms. Comeau and Beta Club for their hard work, too!
Show tickets are on sale now!  Reserve yours for $10 by contacting the main office or stopping by.  They will be $15 at the door.
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Join the PTO tomorrow morning at 8:30 am to discuss upcoming events and next year’s plans!
Forms are now past due.  Please turn yours in prior to contracts going home to new families tomorrow afternoon.  If you’re on the fence about choosing half or full day programs at the lower school level, talk to your child’s current teacher.  Summer camp registrations are being accepted.
Feb 12

Montessori Q&A


Join us tomorrow for a follow-up Parent Ed Cafe that is all about Montessori!  If you have any lingering questions from SPMA: The Right Choice, questions specific to a department level, or anything new that has popped up, come and discuss!  A few teachers will attend in hopes of addressing all areas.  Please arrive around 8:20 (in the lobby) so that we can all grab some coffee and get started.


Contracts are due this Friday, February 16!  Enrollment will be extended to new families next week!

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Spirit Wear order forms and GATOR logo wear at are all due this Friday, too!  We love seeing so much blue and green throughout the building.  Spirit wear sales benefit the PTO and 20% of GATOR logo wear stays in Athletics!

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Sweat Feet sign-ups for Primary students are taking place online now.  Lego Club is full.  There are still a few spaces left in Spanish Club for students in grades 2-6 now.  Bring in your Spanish Club Form!  Summer camp forms are rolling in.  Please don’t wait to sign-up.  Spaces open to the community on March 5!

Feb 08

GATORS Spirit Wear

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Visit to order (there may be a slight delay when loading).  All orders are due by Friday, February 16 at Noon!  20% of all proceeds go to SPMA Athletics.  Congratulations to Cristina Rizk, who earned a $100 credit in GATOR wear for attending SPMA: The Right Choice!

Additionally, get your SPMA necklaces and hair bows using the Spirit Wear order form.  Those proceeds benefit our awesome SPMA PTO.  These are also due next Friday.



Don’t forget to open your re-enrollment packets!  We included club, musical, and summer camp information.  Thank you to all of the families who have already re-enrolled (final deadline on Friday, February 16)!  We are so excited about our upcoming 50th Anniversary and look forward to another year of partnership!  

Feb 04

FIRST week of FEBRUARY and it’s FULL of FUN!


Re-enrollment packets go home tomorrow and are due on Friday, February 16!

Few things of to consider:

  • We did start a waitlist for nap and day room this year.  We highly recommend choosing a full day program if you think that your child may stay until 3:00 pm.  Please do not rely on drop-in space.
  • There was a waitlist for Piano this year.  Don’t forget that Suzuki Violin starts in Second Year Primary.  Also, both Suzuki teachers lead a Pre-twinkle class for First Year Primary students.  Don’t miss out. Enroll by choosing these programs on your contract.
  • The 2018-2019 school year is SPMA’s 50th Anniversary!  You don’t want to miss this GOLDEN and HISTORIC year!
  • Finally, we have a lengthy list of new applicants for the school year and summer camp.  Out of fairness to them, we will begin open enrollment for both programs on schedule.  Return yours soon!

If you have any questions or would like to meet to discuss the upcoming year, please do not hesitate to email Melinda to schedule a time.

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The Boy’s Basketball Team takes on Hilton Head Prep at 4:00 pm on Tuesday in the Prep gymnasium.  Grab some Spirit Wear and join us as we cheer on our young, inaugural team in their final game.  We are so proud of the boys and girls basketball players!  Congratulations to Coach Ben, Coach Barton, and Coach Beller on the season.  Thank you to all of the supportive parents and staff, too!  We look forward to even BIGGER things next year.  GO GATORS!


Lila is wearing a custom SPMA necklace (sizes infant to adult) and a custom GATOR hair clip!  Order forms in Spirit Wear link above!  DUE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16!


Flu season is far from over!  In addition to sanitizing surfaces and materials, Purell stations have been placed in school.  We are asking all parents, staff, and visitors to use hand sanitizer or wash your hands immediately upon entry to school.  There are additional stations in the hallway.  These are for adults only.  Hand sanitizer and hand wash are available in the classrooms for the students.  

Please continue to keep children home who experience any cold or flu symptoms. 


The PTO has put together another great Moms Night Out!  Join them this Thursday for dinner, drinks, and fun!  RSVP to #OurPTOrocks!!  It’s not too late to get involved.  Our awesome officers are always on the look-out for new ideas, creativity, and enthusiastic members.  They do so much to support the school, students, and staff, so please join in the fun!


Welcoming all of the important men in our lives this Friday, February 9!  

Join us in the morning: dads, grandpas, uncles, brothers, and friends and get a lovely start to your day!

Feb 01

Newsletter & Upcoming Event


The February 2018 Newsletter is here!  Click to read about the great things happening at SPMA!


We can’t wait for the SPMA Golf Classic on Thursday, March 29!  You won’t want to miss this fun event.  There are several ways to participate: play individually or gather a team of 4, sponsor a hole, and/or join the dinner/after-party!  For details and all forms, follow the link: SPMA Golf Classic Forms and return to the main office.  Additional forms and information are included in re-enrollment packets (going home on Monday).  For questions, email