Monthly Archives: September 2018

Sep 28

End of September already!

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers, teachers, and of course, Señora Bibi for a fun fiesta celebrating Hispanic Heritage month!  The students had a blast!  For pictures and videos, follow SPMA and the PTO on Facebook and Instagram.

The October 2018 Newsletter is here including a monthly wrap-up from Coach Dat, our Director of Athletics.  Be sure to click our link and see what’s happening at SPMA!

Kerry McKinney was honored by the Rotary Club of Hilton Head yesterday.  After an afternoon of speakers, lunch, and a proclamation from the Mayor, Kerry was presented with a plaque, gift cards, and other fun items.  Thank you again, Mrs. McKinney, for all that you do.  Huge gratitude to all of our amazing SPMA Staff, too!


The next meeting will take place on Tuesday, October 2 at 8:30 am.  Please join us!  Thank you to everyone who made donations for our Hurricane Florence drive.

Volleyball Club is having a great time!  Stay tuned for information on SNAG Golf, Lego Club, and Basketball.  Information on registration and dates will be released in the coming weeks via email blast.  There will be a program minimum and maximum for each program.

Sign-up for Parent Teacher conferences will be placed in the lobby at the end of the week.  Be sure to save the date in your calendar and meet with the teachers on Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19.


Sep 24

Week of September 24

Keep collecting those box tops so the PTO can exchange them for cash!  They’ll be sending in their first batch at the end of October.  For a full list of items with box tops, visit:

Kerry McKinney Teacher Sea Pines Montessori Academy

Congratulations to Mrs. Kerry McKinney, Light Green Room Lead, who is our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year!  Mrs. McKinney will be honored by the Hilton Head Rotary at a luncheon this Thursday at Sea Pines Country Club.  Please join us in offering our sincere appreciation to her and all of our amazing SPMA teachers and staff!

SPMA’s 2nd Annual Hispanic Heritage Fiesta is this Friday!  Volunteer forms went home last week.  If you’re interested in supporting this great event, please email

Be sure to check out what’s happening in Spanish class by viewing your child’s weekly classroom newsletter.  Missed last week’s information?  Here it is:


During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the influence and presence of Hispanic and Latino culture in the United States and celebrate their heritage.

On the week of September 24-28 during Spanish class students will celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Culture learning lessons about the traditional Spanish games kids play in the Spanish countries that are selected for the Fiesta Cultural on Friday, September 28th.  

Games are Fun! No matter where we live and what language we speak , games, play and laughter are unifying and culturally significant!

Traditional Spanish Games Video

Dear Families,

The Hispanic Cultural Fiesta  will be celebrated on Friday, September 28 during recess time. This will be a cultural extended lesson to students about Spanish Traditional Games kids play at recess along with a taste of favorite latino snacks for kids.  

Traditional Hispanic games:

La rayuela ~ hopscotch (colors,  numbers)

La cuerda de saltar ~ jump rope (counting)

El yoyo ~ (counting)

Los conos – cones (colors, numbers)  

Futbol (soccer lingo & team play)  

Favorite Snacks:                                              Ensalada de frutas y galletas surtidas: Fruit salad and assorted mini butter cookies.  Frutas :mangos, manzanas, peras, bananos, piña, sandía, coco.

The Spanish Speaking Countries Song


Sep 20

Happy Friday!

The GATORS store is still open for business!  Get in the GATOR spirit and purchase your athletic wear (child and adult sizes).  A portion of the sales goes to support SPMA Athletics.  Due to the evacuation, the store will be open  until tomorrow, Friday, September 20 at Noon.  After the sale closes, it will not reopen until next semester, so don’t miss out! Visit today!

Thanks to the PTO for putting an awesome drive for those affected by Hurricane Florence.  We’re now collecting through next Friday the 28th.  See the flyer below for what to add to our collection!  You can also follow the PTO on Instagram (@spmapto) and Facebook (Sea Pines Montessori Academy PTO) for current posts or email

Our fiesta takes place next Friday the 28th!  Volunteer information will be going out tomorrow.  We’d love to have your help for this awesome event!  For specific information on the day’s plans, email Señora Bibi at  We can’t wait!

REMINDER: There will be no entry into the building during any school drills, which include fire drills, shelter-in-place, and soft locks.  Always arrive by 8:30 am.




Sep 17


Join us for a Volleyball Development Club led by Coach Dat, who brings 5 years of JV and Varsity Volleyball Coaching to our program!

This Intro club will help develop many athletic skills while encouraging teamwork and good sportsmanship. If your student is interested, please return the form and $40 club* fee to the main office.  The practice day for this year will be Tuesdays from 3:15-4:15 pm.   DATES: 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, & 10/30 (An additional make-up will be added due to last week’s closure.)

Return your VB Club Registration Form before it’s too late!

Thank you to all of our Annual Fund donors!  We are excited to have surpassed our 50% financial goal in the first month.  However, we are very short of our 100% participation goal.  Please return your pledge today.  There are several ways to commit: Annual Fund Donation Form