Week 11 - Oct 16 - PTA Newsletter

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Dear Sulphur Springs Parents and Guardians,

If you haven’t signed up yet, don’t wait: Trunk-or-Treat will be here in 2 short weeks. If you have candy donations to drop off, you can send those in with your student, or you can drop them in the candy donation bin in the front office. Start planning your trunk theme and decorations, if you haven’t already, and pull out your costumes!  Sign up here:



Here’s everything you need to know:

4-Week Look Ahead

  • 10/18 – Coffee with the Superintendent, 9am in the MPR
  • 10/18 – Restaurant Night – Oggi’s (3:30-10:00pm)
  • 10/19 – Reflections Art Show Gallery Night and Awards Ceremony (5:30-7:00pm in the MPR)
  • 10/25 – Chairperson Training – Zoom Meeting (7:00-8:30pm)
  • 10/27 – Trunk or Treat (5:00-7:00pm in the school parking lot)
  • 10/31 – Minimum Day (12:45pm Release)
  • 11/01 – No School/ Professional Development Day
  • 11/06-11/07 – Mustang Store
  • 11/10 – No School/ Veteran’s Day


Table of Contents

  1. Restaurant Night – Oggi’s (10/18)
  2. Reflections Art Show and Awards Ceremony (10/19)
  3. Chairperson Training – Zoom Meeting (10/25)
  4. Trunk or Treat (10/27) – Donate Candy, Volunteer, or Just Come for Fun!!!
  5. Mustang Store (1106-11/07)
  6. Special Volunteer Recognition – Thank you!
  7. List of Volunteer Needs


  1. Restaurant Night – Oggi’s (10/18, 3:30-10:00pm)

Join us for a fun night with friends and amazing food at Oggi’s on Soledad Canyon Road for our October PTA Restaurant Night. A portion of sales from the night will be donated back to Sulphur Springs for our PTA to support programs, events, and activities for our students. A purple flyer came home with your student already. (Flyer available on ParentSquare in the media section)


  1. Reflections Art Show Gala – (10/19, 5:30-7:00pm, in the MPR)

Join us October 19 to celebrate our talented and creative Mustang artists. All artwork submitted for the annual Reflections Art Show and Contest will be on display, and winners in each category will be announced at our awards ceremony. Come see who is moving on to the next level of this nationwide art contest! If you have any questions, please contact our Reflections Chairperson Claudia Pineda (klaudette26@gmail.com). (Flyer available on ParentSquare in the media section)


  1. Chairperson Training – Zoom Meeting (10/25, 7:00-8:30pm)

Calling all PTA trailblazers, both seasoned and those with dreams of leading the charge! Mark your calendars, circle it in bright, neon ink, and set an alarm – because on Wednesday, October 25th, at 7:00pm, we're rolling out the virtual red carpet for our PTA Chairperson Training.

We'll demystify what it means to be the captain of a PTA ship, guide you through the secret sauce for planning a knock-your-socks-off event, and reveal the inner workings of how we conjure our legendary Mustang magic!

Now, you might be wondering, 'How do I join this exclusive event? Meeting URL: https://deainc.zoom.us/j/96823065546?pwd=L3RPYk52QlZKZHp0MExXbTVpVHE3UT09

Meeting ID: 968 2306 5546  Passcode: 843888

If the stars don’t align and you can't make it to the training at that exact hour, don't fret! Reach out to Victoria.Skornia@gmail.com,  and we'll conjure up alternate arrangements to make sure you don't miss out on the action.


  1. Trunk or Treat (10/27)

Please sign up for a trunk, to volunteer, or to donate here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050449AAA62CA0F58-trunkortreat2#/. All candy donations can be sent in with your student or dropped off to the candy donation bin in the front office.  

Our students’ favorite Fall event is just around the corner: Trunk-or-Treat! They get to dress up and enjoy all the trunks that have been decorated, and families get to pass out candy and/or share an activity or game. Our amazing event co-chairs, Kimberly Sperling and Nicole Carruth, have a spectacular night planned. Students will be talking about it for weeks after!

Your students and their siblings and friends can join in on the fun.  And YOU can sign up to host a trunk, volunteer for a game or activity, or provide candy or prize donations.  Be an integral part of creating fun family memories.


  1. Mustang Store – (11/06 & 11/07)

Our “store” is all about celebrating our young Mustangs: their hard work and acts of kindness don’t go unnoticed or unrewarded! Students earn Mustang PRIDE Slips for going above and beyond for their fellow students and our community. Being kind, picking up trash, and helping others are some of the ways students can get Mustang PRIDE Slips from school staff and key PTA volunteers. A few times a year, the PTA opens the Mustang Store. This is a time when students can bring their PRIDE Slips to be exchanged for fun prizes (of their choosing).

Students, remember to bring those well-earned Mustang PRIDE Slips because it's time to cash them in for some awesome prizes that'll make your smile beam from cheek to cheek. From fun trinkets to must-have gadgets, our treasure trove of rewards has something for everyone. We can't wait to see you there!

We are looking for volunteers to help fill our open time slots – to help children count their Mustang PRIDE Slips or pick out the prizes they just can’t live without. It’s one of the most rewarding volunteer opportunities we have throughout the year, where you get to interact with each student who comes to “shop”.

Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409044BACA629A1F94-44949199-mustang


  1. Special Volunteer Recognition

SSPTA would like to recognize these amazing volunteers for their willingness to donate their time to our student body!

Yvette Spencer

Maria Ortiz

Daynabelle Anderson

Jeanette James



Portia Franklin

Frank Viola

Claudia Pineda

Nicole Burch



Marsh Lewis

Sante Fidaleo

Rose McGee

Karen Fidaleo



Yuka Kawasaki

Victoria Skornia

Jennifer Salinas

Azi Dzhuguryan



Deering Viola

Nicole Carruth

Kimberly Sperling





Also, to all our teachers, Ms. Katie Palacios, Ms. Janine Terrazas, and our front office staff Dionne, Gale, and Holly. Thank you!


  1. List of Volunteer Need 

We have an immediate need for volunteers in the following areas. If you are available and would like to donate your time, regardless of the amount, please reach out to the contact listed:


Ways to Connect with PTA: https://www.sspta.org/pages/ways-to-connect-with-sspta

If you would like to know more about what the Sulphur Springs PTA does for our school, please check out: https://www.sspta.org/pages/about-us


Best Regards,

Jennifer Salinas, SSPTA 2023-24 Communications Chair

communications@sspta.org; c. 661-607-5387 (voice & text)