SPMS Community Update
Week of October 15, 2012
- "All" Schedule
- Project Wisdom: Encouraging Others
- Vision & Hearing Screening during PE Classes
- SPUSD Principal/AP Mtg. (District Office) at 8:30 AM
- SPMS Staff Meeting at 2:30 PM
- "Odd" Schedule
- Project Wisdom: Belief In Oneself
- 7TH Grade Flag Football (Home) at 3:30 PM
- "Even" Schedule
- Project Wisdom: Determination
- Magazine Drive Prize Distribution at Homeroom (Special Schedule)
- "Odd" Schedule
- Project Wisdom: Dreams
- Great California Shakeout
- 8th Grade Flag Football (Home) at 3:30 PM
- Girl's 7th Grade Volleyball (Home) at 3:30 PM
- Girl's 8th Grade Volleyball (Home) at 3:30 PM
- "Even" Schedule
- Project Wisdom: Honesty
- SPMS and SPUSD will be taking part in the “Great American Shakeout” on Thursday. Over 17 million people around the world and over 9 million people in California will participate as well. The event is a coordinated drill to help prepare for an earthquake or other disasters. We will conduct a full emergency drill which will include various scenarios. For more information, please see: http://www.shakeout.org/california .
- City Youth Commission Seeking Members-The City Youth Commission is seeking Commissioners for openings in 7th & 8th Grades. Participate in organizing dances, the holiday food drive, and more. Application available at http://www.ci.south-pasadena.ca.us/PDFs/application_cityyouthcommission.pdfor call the City Clerk's Office at (626) 403-7230.
- Help us to eat ice cream and raise money at Baskin Robbins near OSH hardware store on Fair Oaks on October 24 between 3-8 p.m. SPMS teachers and staff will be on hand to scoop up and serve the ice cream!
- Reflections art entries are due by October 26 in the SPMS office. For more information please contact Mary Heuges at email@example.com.
- Red Ribbon Week is coming October 22-26 and is a time for families to discuss and encourage healthy choices.Fresh & Easy Receipt Collection is ongoing from Sept. 12-Dec.31st. For every $20 receipt collected and turned in to the SPMS office, $1 will be donated to our school PTA.
From the Parent Institute:
Encourage Respect In Your Child By Focusing On Kindness
Respect is about treating others as you would like to be treated. And that begins with kindness. Encourage your child to:
- Use appropriate language. Be a good role model by speaking to your child and to others in the same way you want him to speak. Avoid profanity or other bad language. Use words such as please, thank you and excuse me. If your child forgets to use these words, remind him!
- Do the right thing. If your child sees paper on the classroom floor, he should pick it up. If someone has his hands full and is trying to get out of the room, your child should open the door for him.
- Have empathy for others. Your child should put himself "in someone else's shoes." He should try to understand the feelings and actions of others--his classmates, his teachers, etc. Ask your child often: "How do you think that person feels?" Or, "What could be going on to make that person act in that way?" These are the kinds of thoughts that inspire empathy.
Reprinted with permission from the October 2012 issue of Parents Still make the difference!® (Middle School Edition) newsletter. Copyright © 2012 The Parent Institute®, a division of NIS, Inc. Source: N. Paulu, "Helping your child through early adolescence," U.S. Department of Education, www2.ed.gov/parents/academic/help/adolescence/adolescence.pdf.
Project Wisdom Quote on Great Expectations:
“My grandparents taught me: the greater my expectations, the greater my accomplishments.” – Sanyelle Polk
Have a great week!