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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Orders must be placed by November 26 in order to be received before Winter Break.
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
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!
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
Light Green Room
Primary: Red & Blue
Lower Elementary: Moonshells & Mudpuppies
In case you missed our 6:45 PM email blast this 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