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Our job as your PTSA is to help nuture the connection between home, school, and the community.  We are a diverse, passionate group that works to make sure our students have the opportunity to be successful, our teachers and staff feel supported, and our parents stay connected.   Please join us at our monthly meetings (dates listed in the Calendar) and learn how you can make a difference at SPHS!

Reflections Art Program Announcement

Be a part of the Reflections Art Program for SPHS.
This amazing program increases community awareness of arts in education.

Our theme this year is:
“Within Reach”

  • Unleash creative talents and be inspired
  • Express yourselves imaginatively in artwork
  • Experience the fun and joy of making art
  • Tap into critical-thinking skills to create art inspired by the annual theme
  • Receive positive recognition for your original works of art
PARTICIPATION IS EASY, EXCITING AND EMPOWERING

All of you students are invited to participate and submit original artwork in one of six categories:

  • Dance/choreography
  • Literature
  • Photography
  • Film production
  • Music composition
  • Visual arts
IMPORTANT REFLECTIONS DATE
  • October 18, 2017 – Art Work is Due

The official rules, general rules guide and entry form are now available in the office. Let the fun begin!

Download the entry form and guidelines HERE.
Download the consent form HERE.

For questions, please contact Monica Hong at mhong4@yahoo.com.

 

A MESSAGE FROM PTSA PRESIDENT, LAURA MORALES

On behalf of the SPHS PTSA Board, I would like to welcome back returning families and welcome new and freshman families to SPHS.

I hope you all had a great start to this school year. The SPHS PTSA has been hard at work making sure that the 2018-19 school year is the best it can be. Thanks so much to Lynn and Dean Serwin for being our Registration Chairs. As well as all who attended and helped with our Welcome Back Coffee and those that attended our first General Meeting and “All Things SPHS” forum.

Up next, we will see you on Thursday, September 6th, for Back to School/Wish Night. We hope you get the most out of visiting with our fabulous SPHS teachers and learn about their Wish Night needs.

Below, please take a moment to read the informational flyer from our Wish Night Chair, Christine Chang. You will also find a link to donate items for our first Teacher Appreciation Brunch of the year on Friday, September 7th.

Thanks in advance for all that you do for SPHS.

Go Tigers!

Laura Morales
SPHS PTSA President

To contribute click here

Teacher Appreciation Luncheon, Thursday, March 29

Dear SPHS Parents,

We hope that you are enjoying the beginning of Spring. To give the SPHS teachers and staff our appreciation as they roll into Spring Break, we will be hosting a Spring Luncheon on Thursday, March 29.

The Spring Luncheon will consist of a healthy salad bar. The salad greens have been generously donated and we are asking you to help supply the delicious toppings. If you have not yet had the opportunity to donate, your donation will be very welcomed on March 29th. Click here to sign up to donate a food item or a monetary contribution.

These items will have to be dropped off to the Teachers’ Lounge on the morning of Thursday, March 29th by 10:00am. If it is a non-perishable item, it could be labeled “Teacher Appreciation” and dropped off the afternoon prior, before the office closes at 4:00pm.

Monetary donations can be dropped off at the office labeled “Teacher Appreciation PTSA”at anytime. Please email davisdenny@mac.com if you have dropped off a monetary donation at the office.

Thank you all again for celebrating our wonderful staff!

Sincerely,
Lauren Schwab and Lori Davis Denny
SPHS PTSA Staff Appreciation Co-Chairs

SPHS PTSA Meeting & Forum, Monday, Feb 26, 6:30 PM

SPHS to Hold Forum on Teen Depression and Risk Factors for Suicide

Information session for parents of high schoolers

A parent forum called “Teen Depression and Risk Factors for Suicide” will be held at South Pasadena High School on Monday, February 26 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. This information session will be facilitated by the SPUSD Student Support Counseling staff who will teach parents about signs for depression and suicidal ideation and where to go for help.

Facilitators Nancy Goldstein, district school neuropsychologist and Natasha Prime, the district’s “Train Your Brain” specialist, along with Dennis Lefevre, Executive Director of Student Support Services promise an evening that helps parents understand the warning signs and risk factors that may result in depression in teens. School stress and anxiety will also be covered. “..Depression is often the result of unaddressed anxiety,” says Lefevre who notes that teens often are faced with stressors that parents may not readily notice.

All South Pasadena High School parents are invited to attend. There will be a short PTSA business before the forum at 6:30 pm. The forum begins at 7 pm with a question and answer session at the end.