Parent Info

Incoming Parent Information

When you’re new to a school, you have all sorts of questions, and we hope to answer some of them here:

Follow this link for info about “Binder Reminders”, “Student Agendas”, lockers, locks, drop-off and pick-up advice, daily schedules, and more.

DOCUMENTARY SERIES

Each month last year, SPMS PTA offered a free screening of a documentary to inform, inspire, and ignite conversation, which we will do again this year. We followed-up each film with an open Q&A with experienced, knowledgeable professionals from our community.

2019-2020 Schedule:

  • September 11 — “Like”
  • November 13 — The Bully Project
  • January — Screenagers 2
  • March — TBA

2018-2019 Screenings were:

The Mask You Live In Wednesday, May 29.

“Miss Representation” Wednesday, April 17. 

“Race to Nowhere” — Friday, March 22, 2019.

More Than Sad –Information can be found HERE on the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website.

MAY I BE HAPPY, Friday, January 25, 2019.

HE NAMED ME MALALA — December 9, 2018. 

ANGST— October 17 (SPMS) and 29 (SPHS), 2018. 

Screenagers, Growing up in the Digital Age, September 14, 2018. To further your conversation about screen time, check out the Parent Guide:

Middle School Athletic Boosters

SPMS Athletic Booster Club’s mission is to foster school spirit by giving all students an opportunity to interact and support each other. Whether as participants or as fans who gather to cheer on the team, all students can benefit from the SPMS Athletic Booster Club!
 
With the generous support of the South Pasadena community, the SPMS Athletic Booster Club funds after-school sports at SPMS. To learn more about the SPMS Athletic Booster Club, click the link below. Join today – our membership form is attached HERE!
 

Musical Boosters

SPMS Musical Boosters formed this year to aid the many facets of our middle school music programs — choir, band, orchestra, marching band. Please join and support them!

Bullying

For support and help with what to do in a situation where bullying is or might occur, go to Stop Bullying. If you need to report a situation at SPMS, the SPMS website provides an on-line way to report it. Click HERE.

Anti-Bully — notes for Parents.PTA.2019

Anti-Bully — recommended books.PTA.2019

Anti-Bully –role playing.PTA.2019

Anti-Bully cyber bullying.PTA.2019

VAPING — What you need to know

SPHS held a forum on vaping, educating parents and students about it’s dangers. Is you missed it, CLICK HERE to read what was discussed.

Stay up to date on current SPMS happening activities, clubs and programs through “REMIND” APP:

* Via text:  sign up by texting  @spms16-17 to 81010

* To get push notifications, open your web browser and go to the following link:  rmd.at/spms16-17

Follow instructions to signup for REMIND.  You’ll be prompted to download the app.

SPMS Math Placement Protocol link:

DUAL IMMERSION INFO:

Please see the attached SPUSD Snapshot which provides a link to the new Dual Immersion Program Fact Sheet.

SPUSD Snapshot Dual Language Immersion Fact Sheet.pdf

Helpful Information From Past Parent Forums:

PTA Forum on Teens & Stress with presenter Linda Esposito

Resources:

PTA Forum on Common Core Standards

Parent Forum
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