Jan 21

Lego Club for 1st-5th Graders!

The sign-up form for Lego Club is available now! Click here or stop by the office!

Lego Club will be held on Thursdays from 3-4 pm and will begin on February 6th.

Jan 17

See you on Tuesday!

School is closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.day!

​The Beta Club and Spirit Squad are hosting the annual spirit week next week! The following themes for each day:
Tuesday: Wear your favorite sports team jersey or shirt. This can be for any sport and any team.
Wednesday: Pajama day (Students will need to wear sneakers).
Thursday: Throwback Thursday, wear clothes from your favorite decade.
Friday: Wear Gator gear (green, blue, or anything that says gators).
*Students that do not wish to participate will need to wear school uniforms and all students must bring a change of clothes for fitness.
Help our Gators kick-off Spirit Week on Tuesday, January 21st, with a triple-header against Hilton Head Prep. The girls will start the show at 4 pm followed by our boys at 5 pm then we will conclude the triple-header with our 4th – 6th grade boys playing at 6 pm. All games will be played at Hilton Head Prep in their Middle School gym. GO GATORS!
Pizza forms are also due on Tuesday, January 21st! The form can be found here, or stop by the office to fill one out!
Dec 17

Science Fair & Winter Break!

Come visit our Science Fair tomorrow, December 18th at 10 am before we leave for Winter Break!

Tomorrow is also an 11:30 am dismissal for all students!

Please read this important message for the Ameer Frazier Fundraiser.

Have a great Winter Break and Happy Holidays! We will see everyone back on January 6th!

Dec 01

December has arrived!

Monday, December 2: Come out and meet your 2019-2020 Boys & Girls Basketball Teams, Spirit Squad, & Coaches before they kick off their season with the St. Francis Invitational Tournament at 4PM (Girls) and 5PM (Boys). See you on the Greenspace at 2PM tomorrow! Rock your GREEN & BLUE GATORS GEAR!

Saturday, December 7: Our K-6th graders were invited to sing under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town at 1:00PM.  Please come out to kick off a festive December!  Sea Pines Resort has many HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES during the month, including a movie later in the day.  Don’t forget to visit our Time Capsule while you’re there.  It’s already one year old!

Friday, December 13: Join us for an evening of singing and dance for our 7th Annual Candlelit Concert at 5:30PM!  Please note, we will hold half-day (1:00) and full-day (3:00) dismissals, only.  There is no crew.

Wednesday, December 18: Upper School Science Fair will close out 2019!  All students and parents may should visit from 10:00-11:15 AM as we check out this year’s scientific achievements.  School closes at 11:30 AM for all students and will resume on Monday, January 6, 2020!



Nov 08

November News

Thank you to our PTO and all of their volunteers for an awesome Fall Festival!  We hope that everyone had fun!  Please note that the next PTO meeting will be on Tuesday, November 19 at 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM.

Beta Club inducted its new members and they have already completed their first service project—volunteering for the PTO at the Fall Festival.  They will be ringing the bell for the Salvation Army on Monday, December 9 from 3-6 PM.  We’ll let you know where to support them soon!

Basketball season has begun and Coach Dat and Coach Benson are geared up!  Are you?  That means GATOR BB gear has arrived!  Be sure to place your order before the store closes next week at 9:00 AM on the 13th: https://spmagatorsbasketball2019.itemorder.com/sale

For the full practice and game schedule, visit http://seapinesgators.com for information.

There are only a handful of spirit shirts left!  Support our mission statement and growing athletics program.  Leadership.  Confidence.  Discovery.  Character.  Shirts are $15 & lanyards are $5 and can be purchased in the lobby.

Book Fair is just around the corner and begins on Tuesday, November 19!  Did you know that you can receive 10% off of your book total by volunteering during the week?  Sign-ups are located on the bulletin board by the front door.  Please come support our young readers!

Grandparent’s Day will close out November!  We hope to see everyone joining their grandchild(ren) on Tuesday the 26th!  Please note that this is an early dismissal (11:30 AM) for all students and the last day of the Book Fair.

School photos have been sent.  If you did not receive your child’s, please email sheandhephoto@gmail.com.  Orders must be placed by November 26 in order to be received before Winter Break.


Oct 24

School Pictures

School pictures are being taken next week! Please see the schedule below to know when your child will be photographed!

October 29, 2019

8:15 – Middle School group

8:30 – Manatees group

8:45 – Blue Room group

9:00 – Light Green Room group

9:15 – Light Green Room individual photos

10:15 – Blue Room individual photos

11:15 – Manatees individual photos

12:15 – Middle School individual photos


October 30, 2019

8:15 – Mudpuppies group

8:30 – Moonshells group

8:45 – Red Room group

9:00 – Light Purple group

9:15 – Light Purple individual photos

9:45 – Red Room individual photos

10:45 – Mudpuppies individual photos

11:15 – Moonshells individual photos

Oct 16

Gator Updates

  • Come cheer for our runners as they compete in their Cross Country Championship meet at 5 pm at 1458 Red Dam Road Hardeeville, SC.
  • LEGO Club starts tomorrow, Thursday, October 17th from 3-4 pm.
  • Basketball TEAM registration has begun for 4th through 8th grade. All registration and SCISA forms can be downloaded and printed on the athletic website. All completed forms and payment must be in by October 30th.
  • The first week of Spirit Squad was a success! Each team member has their uniforms, please remember to have them come in full uniform and sneakers on their respective practice days.
  • Fall Festival is this Sunday, October 20th from 11-2 pm. Please come out and support our community!

Oct 05

Fall News

There are so many exciting things happening in October and November! Check out the Head of School’s [now] quarterly Fall Newsletter to learn about school and PTO events, read an important message from Nurse Singer, and view our current Annual Fund status!  We are still a long way from our 100% participation goal, so don’t forget to make your pledge by clicking the Annual Fund link above.  Every little bit counts!  In addition to the events listed on the Newsletter, Señora Bibi is planning a fun, family evening for November 2.  Stay tuned for those details!

In lieu of Mrs. Cotter’s monthly newsletter, the Middle School started working on their own monthly publication.  We are so excited to see their first issue!  Mrs. Cotter’s newsletter will be distributed in October, January, March, and May.

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year: Ashley Schilling, Primary Teacher in the Blue Room!  Ashley will be recognized in a luncheon at Sea Pines Country Club this month for all of her hard work and spirit, including leading the new SPMA GATORS Spirit Squad!

Sign-up sheets for conferences will be placed in the lobby soon. Check out the newsletter for timing!

Congratulations to the Cross Country team for continuing to hit personal bests.  Led by Coach Dogger (Middle School Lead) and Coach Barton (Lower El Lead), they have witnessed some amazing sunrises, worked as a team, and practiced in, often, sweltering humidity.  It’s clearly paying off!  A special shout-out to Jeep Patrick (5th) and Joey Baird (9th) for their top 10 placements in last week’s Meet in the Forest Preserve! 



Sep 09

Collection for the Bahamas

Dear SPMA Families,

Flyers listing collection information for Bahamas Hurricane Relief were sent home with each child today.  They also are posted below.  In addition to the items listed, we will have a jar for monetary donations.  Donated dollars will go towards shipping costs for all items.  We are working with a shipping company in Ft. Lauderdale that is donating all of their direct transportation costs to ship goods to the Bahamian Red Cross and NEMA for immediate distribution.  Depending on how many items are brought in, our shipping costs could range from $250-$500.  We are accepting donations through this Friday at 9:00 am, only, so that the students have an opportunity to pack and decorate the boxes and write/draw notes of encouragement, prayer, and sympathy.

Thank you for your support!  #islandtoisland

Light Purple Room

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Baby wipes

Light Green Room

  • Formula
  • Baby food (all varieties)

Primary: Red & Blue

  • Non-perishable food (limit canned goods)
  • Wet wipes (for hands/body)
  • Mosquito repellant
  • Small first aid kits

Lower Elementary: Moonshells & Mudpuppies

  • Lysol spray
  • Cleaning wipes
  • Gloves
  • Sponges

Upper Elementary

  • Toothbrush & toothpaste
  • Mini [unopened] shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap
  • Deodorant

Middle School

  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Towels and washcloths

Sep 01

In case you missed our 6:45 PM email blast this evening:


Good evening,

The governor has issued a mandatory evacuation [beginning at noon tomorrow, 9/2] of Beaufort County.

At this time, SPMA will be closed on Tuesday, September 3 through Friday, September 6.  It is quite possible that we will close for additional days, which will be decided after the Hurricane has passed and the school assessed.

For ongoing updates, please visit:




Our thoughts and prayers go out to all.  Please travel safely.


Head of School


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