Week 13 - Oct 30 - PTA Newsletter

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Dear Sulphur Springs Parents and Guardians,

We hope everyone had an amazing time at Trunk or Treat. The evening was fun-filled with lots of opportunities to create lasting memories for our students. A big thank you to our co-chairs, Kimberly Sperling and Nicole Carruth, for such a fantastic job. Huge thank you to everyone who donated candy for Trunk or Treat, we collected 111 bags of candy+ to hand out to attendees.

Here’s everything you need to know:

4-Week Look Ahead

  • 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

  • 11/17 – Recycling Drop Off – CANCELED

  • 11/20-11/24 – Thanksgiving Break


Table of Contents

1. Mustang Store (11/06-11/07)

2. Thanksgiving Break

3. Recycling Days – On Hold

4. Chairperson Training – Recording available

5. Special Volunteer Recognition – Thank you!

6. List of Volunteer Needs


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. Your teachers will sign up for times to bring the entire class.

We are looking for volunteers to help with a few specific time slots – to help children count their Mustang PRIDE Slips or to pick out the prizes they just can’t live without. It’s a fun time with other great volunteers, and the smiles from the kids are priceless.  Sign up here: 



2. Thanksgiving Break (11/20-11/24)

As the autumn leaves blanket the ground in vibrant hues, the joyous anticipation of Thanksgiving break fills the hearts of children across Sulphur Springs. With school doors swinging open and freedom beckoning, kids burst out with unbridled enthusiasm, ready to embark on a delightful week of family gatherings, laughter, and gratitude. Whether they're eagerly preparing to help in the kitchen, crafting handmade decorations, or simply relishing the opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones, Thanksgiving break signifies a moment of respite and connection, offering children the chance to savor the comforting embrace of home and the promise of delicious feasts to come. 

We hope that you have a wonderful week off spending time together. 


3. Recycling Days – On Hold

We’ve received communications from families curious when we will have our next recycling drop off. We are anxious to schedule another one, however we do not have a chair for this program nor volunteers signed up to help manage one, or many, drop off day(s) from gathering the bags at drop off, handing out Mustang Pride slips, providing oversight to our amazing student volunteers who sort the items, taking those sorted items to the recycling center behind Dunkin Donuts on Sierra Highway, and then dropping off the cash collected into our PTA Lockbox in the front office. We have regular volunteers who will jump in to help on the day of, so you get to set the day, the frequency, etc. based on your availability. If you are interested in leading this PTA program, please reach out to President Jessica Coleman (President@sspta.org). We would love to have your help! 


4. Chairperson Training - Recording Available

If you were unable to attend our chairperson training, you can access the recording here: 



5. Special Volunteer Recognition

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


Alyssa Gilkerson

Anthony Kort

Ashley Sawdon

Byron Monterroso

Carmen Feliciano

Claudia Pineda

Daynabelle Anderson

Deering Viola

Emily Jones

Erin Kenneally

Frank Viola

Jackson O’Dell

Jamie Fisher

Jennifer Salinas

Kara Sharp

Karen Preciado

Karen Fidaleo

Katie Elford

Kim Sperling

Lauren Walker

Linda Ruiz

Natalie Field

Nicole Carruth

Portia Franklin

Riana Kort

Selina Stires

Shane Kilmer

Sheila Ruiz

Victoria Skornia

Yuka Kawasaki

Yukari Louden


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


6. List of Volunteer Needs

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

Email President@sspta.org with any questions!