Welcome to the

South Pasadena Middle School   PTA

Website!

The SPMS PTA is a partnership between our dedicated parents, teachers, administration, and staff. We all work together to enrich our children’s education and school experiences, and to unite our community. We do this inclusively, by having conversations, developing programs, activities, raising funds to implement these plans.

Your involvement, no matter how big or small,  is not only welcome, but also necessary for our students to thrive.

With the current pandemic, we are uncertain about what the future holds for our return to school.  For now, as of late July 2020, our wonderful new principal, Cheryl Busick and Vice Principal, Carlos Kassam-Clay, have put together this very informative SPMS Parent Information Town Hall Webinar on the SPMS website, if you missed it check out the link.  I’m sure we will all have more questions as things continue to change, but this video will help guide you through our new reality of the South Pasadena Middle School.  

We hope you will see that as members of this PTA, we can work together to support our teachers and staff as they navigate this uncertain new world of education.  They will need all the help they can get.  And, we as parents will most likely need more support from each other, to stay connected despite social-distancing.

(Please feel free to email us at spmspta91030@gmail.com with any questions/comments, and we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.)

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Dear SPUSD Community,

SPUSD also has been planning for the future and working hard to ensure that systems are in place for when we eventually come back to school. 

New Student Registration

Registration for new students – preschool through twelfth grade is underway. SPUSD has established protocols for new student registration while ensuring employees and parents are safe and practicing social distancing while completing the necessary procedures. Please see https://www.spusd.net/ and click on the tab titled, “Enrollment/Registration” for additional information.

Academic Year 2020-2021

SPUSD is doing everything possible to institute an effective distance learning model for our students and staff. We continuously engage in conversations with local superintendents, school administrators, and our respective labor associations regarding the practicality of our educational programming now and in the coming months. SPUSD will continue to be flexible and innovative as we approach any future challenges together.

Construction Projects

Measure SP construction projects – the high school Athletics Project and the middle school Old Gym Rehab – are continuing at this time.  Supply line/manufacturing delays have challenged the construction teams. However, they remain dedicated to completing the projects by the planned completion date. Other projects that have been completed include the high school exterior painting and new security gates located along the SPHS numbered walkway. The roof replacement project on the two-story section of classrooms at the middle school is scheduled to begin on June 1, 2020.   Planning for the replacement of the elementary schools’ portable classrooms and new arts room continues with the expectation that construction will commence in Spring of 2021. Measure SP funds are restricted to construction related expenditures and may not be used for other purposes. Additionally, our dedicated staff continues working on district-wide maintenance and custodial needs.

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If you’d like some guidance and support in these strange days, click here:  STUDENT STRESS. 

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The 2020-21 SPMS PTA Executive Board was voted and sworn into office May, 2020:
 
President – Grace Kung
Executive Vice President – Shang Hur
1st VP Ways and Means – Judy Woo
2nd VP Programs – Christina Hansen
3rd VP Membership – Vanessa Godson
Wish Night – Katrina Lowstutter and Sara Shaffer
Treasurer – Dana Thompson- Davis 
Recording Secretary – Ingi Jennings
Auditor – Eboyne Zeno
Corresponding Secretary – Lorne Platt
Parliamentarian – Kathy Baumann
Historian – Tammy Selden
Financial Secretary – Karin Burger
 
 
2020-21 Nominating Committee:
Sara Shaffer
Kim Carlson
Judy Woo
Lauren Black
Stephanie Stein
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