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.

PTA Senior Scholarships!

Graduating seniors who are PTA members are eligible to apply for the California State PTA $500 1st District PTA Commemorative Scholarship

An SPHS candidate will be chosen to compete at the 1st District level for one of several $500 Commemorative Scholarships. This is a good opportunity for students who have overcome adversities or hardships, held a job, or managed extra home responsibilities. Applications may be picked up in the SPHS Counseling Center, and are due to Ms. Dominique no later than 3:00pm on March 16th.

Stay tuned for more PTA Senior Scholarships next month! For questions, please contact Lindy Yuen at jlmbyuen@yahoo.com

SPHS PTSA Parent Forum Survey

SPHS PTSA Parents:
As we get ready to wrap up this fall semester, the PTSA is looking forward to next spring and looking for your help in planning for informative and relevant discussion and panel forums for you and your students.
Please complete the following survey to help us plan for events that are of interest to you.  Please complete the survey by December 31.  Thanks so much in advance for your help.
Lynn Serwin (SPHS PTSA Forums Chair, lynnserwin@sbcglobal.net). (This survey has been closed.)




Holiday Staff Appreciation Luncheon

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SPHS PTSA Staff Appreciation Luncheon – Request for Donations

SPHS PTSA Holiday Staff Appreciation Luncheon
Thursday, December 7, 2017

As you have celebrated thanks with your family and friends, we prepare to celebrate our SPHS Staff with our annual Holiday Staff Appreciation Luncheon. We are preparing for a Seasonal Savory Spud Bar. Shakers Restaurant has generously offered to provide the baked potatoes and we ask that you provide a delicious selection of toppings. Please click here to sign-up to donate a topping or to make a monetary donation.

Everything will have to be brought to the Teachers’ Lounge on the morning of Thursday December 7th by 10 am. Or if it is non perishable, the labeled item could also be dropped off the afternoon prior, before the office closes at 4pm. Monetary donations can be dropped off in the office labeled “STAFF APPRECIATION” at anytime. But please email us (Lori Davis Denny or Lauren Schwab) if you have done that so we know to expect your generous contribution.

Thank you all for celebrating our wonderful staff!

Lori Davis Denny (davisdenny@mac.com) & Lauren Schwab (jlens2001@att.net)
SPHS PTSA Staff Appreciation Chairs