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 21, 7:30 pm — Screenagers 2
  • March — TBA

2018-2019 Screenings were:

The Mask You Live In, “Miss Representation”, “Race to Nowhere”, More Than Sad, MAY I BE HAPPYHE NAMED ME MALALA,  ANGST,  and Screenagers, Growing up in the Digital Age.

Supplemental information below.

8th Grade Activities

Winter Formal–“Happily Ever After”– is Saturday, February 1, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Oneonta Congregational Church’s Gray Hall. Ticket on sale during lunch, with a signed permission slip. Details and a permission slip *below; to be printed, signed, and returned to school.

  • January 20-24 — $20
  • January 27-31st$25
  • No ticket sales at the door!

If you would like to volunteer to help set up, clean up, and or donate food or drinks, please got to the link on the Sign Up Genius:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C084FACA722A3FA7-8thgrade1

*Winter Formal 2020 Information Packet

8th Grade Nights at South Pasadena High School

  • Part 1 – Wednesday, February 5, 7:00-8:00 pm (with parents) at SPHS
  • Part 2 Wednesday, February 25, 7:00 – 8:00 pm (with parents) at SPHS

SPHS Counselors visit SPMSduring 8thGrade Science Classes

  • Thursday, February 27 (odd)
  • Friday, February 28 (even)

SPHS Counselors Programmingat SPMS in Library during Science Classes

  • Monday, March 9 (all day)

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.

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

PTA Forum on Common Core Standards

PTA Forum on Drug Use
Is Your Child At Risk for Drugs? What’s a Parent to Do?