Week 21 - Jan 21 - PTA Newsletter

Dear Sulphur Springs Parents and Guardians,

If you are interested in being a leader on the PTA for next year, we would love to have you!  Please send a letter of interest (with your name, the grade(s) of your student(s), which position(s) you are interested in, and any relevant qualifications) to the Nominating Committee at mrschrystalramos@gmail.com.  Nominations are requested by February 1, so don’t delay!

4-Week Look Ahead

  • 1/23, 9am – Coffee with the Principal, in the MPR

  • 1/25, 7:30am – Site Council meeting, via Zoom

  • 1/26 – SSPTA Recycling Drop-Off at all 3 valets (morning only)

    • New volunteers are always welcome!  8:10am-8:50am

  • 1/26, 9am – Spirit Assembly

  • 2/1 – PTA Election Nominations are Due!  To be considered for a PTA leadership position for the next school year, email mrschrystalramos@gmail.com.

  • 2/14, 8am – SSPTA Sweetheart Breakfast, in the MPR

  • 2/16 – NO SCHOOL, Long Weekend

  • 2/17 – Founder’s Day, celebrating the founding of PTAs

  • 2/19 – NO SCHOOL, President’s Day

Please note:  The Talent/Variety Show has been postponed to April.  More information on how to participate will be sent out in March.  You can sign up now to volunteer (see how under the List of Volunteer Needs at the bottom of this letter).

Table of Contents

1. Nominate Yourself for a PTA Leadership Position for Next Year

2. PTA Membership ($7) – Required to serve in a leadership position or to vote

3. Special Volunteer Recognition – Thank you!

4. List of Volunteer Needs

1. PTA Leadership Nominations Are Open

We are seeking candidates for all PTA Board positions – President, Vice President of Programs, Treasurer, Secretary, Historian, and Financial Reviewer.  (We re-elect officers each year, and no one may serve as an officer in the same position for more than two consecutive years.  So, we’re always looking for new leaders!)

If you would like to serve as a PTA leader for next year, you can email that information to the Nominating Committee at mrschrystalramos@gmail.com.  Let them know which position(s) you are most interested in, and they will work to make a great slate.

Nominations are requested by February 1, so don’t delay!  Send in your statement of interest today.  mrschrystalramos@gmail.com

2. PTA Membership – How to Join ($7-$8)

You need to be a PTA member for at least 30 days to be eligible to vote in our elections (the next one is March 12) or to serve in a leadership position.  So, sign up now!


There is no commitment of any kind when you become a member.  You do not have to volunteer.  You do not even have to attend any meetings!  Though we hope you’ll do both!!!

You can drop your check or cash off at the school office ($7 per person).  Please include a note with your name, email address, and phone number along with a list of who you would like to sign up as members and the names and teachers of all your children who attend Sulphur Springs.  (This helps us know when each class has reached their goal for the number of members enrolled.)  The PTA has a locked deposit box right by the front door, inside the office, where you can drop your payment. 

Or you can sign up online at:  https://jointotem.com/ca/canyon-country/sulphur-springs-community-school-pta/join/register.  The cost for a membership online is $8.  The extra $1 covers the additional fees charged by credit card companies and the cost of the Totem software.

3. Special Volunteer Recognition

SSPTA would like to recognize these amazing volunteers for their willingness to donate their time to our student body!  Thank you for all the energy you bring to our community!

Angie Figueroa

Bailey Johnson

Chrystal Ramos

Claudia Pineda

Daynabelle Anderson

Deering Viola

Emma Villavicencio

Gary Laramore

Heather Ippolito

Heidi Wiglitton

Jeanette James

Jessica Coleman

Julie Ramey

Karen Fidaleo

Karen Preciado

Ken Newton

Kessa Taylor

Kim Sperling

Leslie Powell

Nicole Burch

Nicole Carruth

Portia Franklin

Rose Carradine McGee

Shamsia Haque

Yuka Kawasaki

Yukari Louden

Yvette Spencer

Also, to all our teachers and staff, Principal Palacios, Assistant Principal Terrazas, and our front office personnel:  Thank you for your support!

4. List of Volunteer Needs

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

  • Sweetheart Breakfast (2/14) – We have a chairperson and a couple volunteers for this event, scheduled for February 14, but we could always use more help!  If you would like donate items or volunteer for setting up or the day-of, please email Kim Sperling, Sperling.Kimberly@yahoo.com

  • Family Events Committee – We don’t have a chairperson yet, so we can’t plan any activities!  If you’d like to help/lead, please email President@sspta.org

  • Talent Show (March/April) – Contact Rose McGee (818-818-9628) or Kessa Taylor (K.TaylorMoore@gmail.com) to get more involved.

    • We need contacts with business owners who might be willing to donate construction materials (plywood, 2x4s, paint, etc.) and with anyone who might have lavalier or headset microphones we could borrow.

    • We are also seeking a volunteer who could help with filming and/or editing the students’ performances.  (We can probably get access to a camera or two, but we need someone who can use it and then ideally do something with the recording so we can share it.)

Ways to Connect with PTA:  


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!